Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Baby Bloomers- Fun & Play

Yesterday was our first Baby Bloomers story time session for the fall. I changed things a bit moving from Thursdays to Mondays and moving to an earlier time- 9:30 AM, which most parents and babies seem to like much better. I will also be doing 10 sessions instead of 6 so our momentum will continue until almost Thanksgiving.  We are off to a great start with 15 babies yesterday, the excitement in the room was amazing! 

Our stories this week were

Book CoverHug by Ben Mantle
Book CoverI Spy on the Farm by Edward Gibbs
Hello! by Guido Van Genechten

Opening Song: “The More We Get Together”
Clapping rhyme: “Patty-Cake, Patty Cake”
Patty-cake, patty-cake, baker’s man
Bake me a cake as fast as you can.
oll it and pat it and mar it with a “B” *use baby’s name initial
And put it in the oven for baby and me!

Wiggle rhyme
A wiggle, wiggle here
A wiggle, wiggle there.
Wiggle your hands up in the air
Wiggle your shoulders and wiggle your hips,
Wiggle your knees and move your lips,
Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle
And wiggle and bend
Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle,
And this is the end!

Clap Your Hands
Clap your hands—one, two, three!                                 
Clap your hands, just like me! 
(Add verses by adding:  Roll your hands, Nod your head, Wave bye-bye, or use other body motions)

Little Frog
A little frog in a pond am I, (bounce baby on lap)
Hippity,, hippity, hop.
And I can jump in the air so high,
Hippity, hippity, hop (lift baby in the air, bounce baby on lap)
Credit: Babies in the Library.

Closing song: “We Wave Goodbye Like This”
We wave goodbye like this,
We wave goodbye like this to all our friends,
We clap our hands like this,
We clap our hands like this with all our friends,
Story time has end.