I’ve started doing a Mother Goose story time program at my branch, and it’s been a great opportunity to expand my baby time repertoire and learn new some great new material. My co-facilitator and I have been introducing each other to new songs and rhymes, and I’ve been incorporating them into my regular baby time programs. There are a few regulars from baby time who are in my MG as well, and it’s nice to see them twice!
Welcome Song: Hello, Friends!
- Wake up, feet
- Baby put your pants on
- Say hello, can you touch your nose?
- Roly Poly
Book 1: Sleepyheads / Sandra J. Howatt
- Toast in the toaster
- Oh I wish I were a little bar of soap
- You be the ice cream
- Bumping up and down in my little red wagon
- The grand old duke of york
Book Two: Jump! / Scott M. Fischer
- Love somebody, yes I do
- Mamma’s little baby loves dancing
- What shall we do with lazy Katie?
- Zoom, zoom, zoom
- The elevator song
- Rain is falling down
Goodbye song: Goodbye, Friends!
Oh, Jump! What a winner! We did this as an interactive picture book – caregivers lifted their babies every time we said “jump!” It was adorable – the babies were loving it! As I’ve said before, I love a book with jazzy text, and this one is just so much fun to read. I can’t wait to try it out with my big kids!
Sleepyheads is absolutely beautiful, the illustrations are just so charming. It’s a wonderful bedtime book, but my little wigglers were not in the mood for bedtime, so I shortened it considerably and it was still lovely.