Baby Story Time – February 20, 2015

A story time! Over a month after my last story time, I survived a story time! After bailing on the bigger, more rambunctious family story time, I decided to try my hand at the quieter, smaller, gentler baby time. I survived, and I enjoyed every beautiful minute of it, but let me tell you, it was rough. It was very rough, and I actually had to lie down afterwards and rest, because I was so worn out!

But you know what made it so amazing? After I explained to the families that I was recovering from an extended illness and still didn’t have my full strength back, everyone supported me in the most wonderful ways. Caregivers sang their hearts out so I could rest my voice, and even helped me read the stories! I was welcomed back with open arms, and I can’t wait for next week, when I should will be back in action again!

Because I was still feeling so fragile, I decided to stick with the classics, and only pick songs and rhymes I was sure everyone would know and be able to help with. I made sure to bring the smiles and the laughs, so that everyone would know how happy I was to be with them again – even if my body isn’t quite there yet, my spirit is still strong! πŸ™‚

Welcome Song: Hello, Friends!

Touching Rhymes/Tickles

  • Eyes nose cheeky cheeky chin
  • Two little eyes
  • Roly poly
  • Head and shoulders

Book 1: If You See a Kitten /Β  John Butler

kitten

Songs/Bounces

  • A smooth road
  • You be the lemon
  • A hippopotamus got on a city bus
  • The grand old duke of york

Book Two: Monkey and Me /Β  Emily Gravett

monkey

Movement Songs

  • What shall we do with lazy Katie?
  • Zoom zoom
  • The elevator song

Soothing Songs

  • Rain is falling down
  • You are my sunshine

Goodbye song: Goodbye, Friends!

So, friends, what are some of your favourite books for babies? I have my favourites, but I’m always looking for new titles to add to my collection!

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