Wednesday, June 10

Boats Storytime

This storytime was for babies and their caregivers at my library.

Opening Songs & Rhymes

Well Hello Everybody, Can You Touch Your Nose?
(from Jbrary)

We'll Hit the Floor Together
We'll hit the floor together
Hit the floor together,
Hit the floor together,
Because it's fun to do.

We'll smack our knees...
We'll wiggle our fingers...
We'll wave our arms...

Open, Shut Them

Open, shut them, open, shut them
Give them both a clap, clap, clap
Open, shut them, open, shut them
Put them in your lap, lap, lap

Creep them, creep them, slowly creep them
Right up to your chiny, chin, chin
Circle around your little mouth but...
Do not let them in!

Themed Songs & Rhymes

Row, Row, Row Your Boat
This is my favorite, favorite version
a perfect lap song!
Row, row, row your boat
Gently down the stream
Merrily, merrily, merrily
Life is but a dream

Wiggle your boats...
Sway your boats...
Tickle your boats...

From Sunflower Storytime

Flannel Rhyme: Five Little Boats
The first little boat went chug, chug, chug.
The second little boat went tug, tug, tug.
The third little boat went row, row, row.
The fourth little boat went oh sooo slooooow.
Here comes the sailboat, watch it go!
(Thanks to Sunflower Storytime for the rhyme and flannel clipart!)

Read Aloud Book

Sail Away
Written and illustrated by Donald Crews

A family gets ready to go out in their sail boat—but a storm awaits them! The simple text makes this a great read aloud, but it's all the sound effects that are fun for babies! This book can be pretty entertaining with the right reader.

Egg-Shaker Songs

We end with some egg-shaker songs and playtime!

Shake My Sillies Out
(from Raffi)

If You're Happy and You Know It
(from Jbrary)
If you're happy and you know it, give a shake!
If you're happy and you know it, give a shake!
If you're happy and you know it,
And you really want to show it,
If you're happy and you know it, give a shake!

...give a clap!
...give a tap!


This is just a sampling of all the songs and rhymes we love to do with babies—thanks to Jbrary for many of the great song/rhyme ideas! You can find more on their site!

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