Baby Story Time – December 5, 2014

Last Friday I was away from the branch at a training workshop, so I wasn’t able to do my regular story time. I was however able to learn a whole bunch of new songs and rhymes that I can’t wait to share with my families. Today I worked a couple of new songs into the program.

Welcome Song: Hello, Friends!

Touching Rhymes/Tickles

  • Wake up, feet
  • Eyes, nose, cheeky cheeky chin
  • Orca whale
  • Roly poly

Book 1: Time for Sleep, Sheep the Sheep / Mo Willems

sheep

Songs/Bounces

  • A hippopotamus got on a city bus
  • I want someone to buy me a pony
  • I wish I were a little bar of soap

Book Two: A Kiss Like This / Mary Murphy

kiss

Movement Songs

  • Dancing with bears
  • My bonny lies over the ocean
  • Zoom zoom
  • The elevator song

Soothing Songs

  • Rain is falling down

Goodbye song: Goodbye, Friends!

I really enjoy finishing off with a soothing song or two after the exhilaration of zoom zoom and the elevator song – it feels like the session is actually wrapping up properly (as opposed to running out of time…). I used to simply sing a goodbye song after our movement songs, but it ended up feeling a bit too rushed, with too sudden an ending. Sometimes it’s the little things that make a program feel more professional and more structured (but not too structured!)

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