Storytime at Home: Babies

Storytime at Home: Babies

Celebrate babies with this sweet storytime to try at home!

Suggested books to share

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B is for Baby by Atinuke and Angela Brooksbank

This is Our Baby, Born Today by Varsha Bajaj and Eliza Wheeler

Baby’s Day by Katrine Crow & Mickenzie Smith

Besos for Baby: A Little Book of Kisses by Jen Arena and Blanca Gomez

Look! Babies Head to Toe by Robie Harris and Anoosha Syed

Kiss by Kiss: A Counting Book for Families by Richard Van Camp

“More More More” Said the Baby by Vera B. Williams

Song: Where Is Big Toe?

Sing this one to the tune of “Where is Thumbkin?” Repeating a song with several verses allows children a chance to become familiar with it. Children love repetition, as you probably already know, but it actually serves an important developmental function in allowing them time to make connections and observations.

Where is big toe? Where is big toe?

Here I am; here I am!

Wiggle, wiggle, big toe

Wiggle, wiggle, big toe

My big toe, my big toe.

 

Where is elbow? Where is elbow?

Here I am; here I am!

Bendy, bendy elbow

Bendy, bendy elbow

My elbow, my elbow.

 

Fingerplay: Five little fingers

Fingerplays strengthen fine motor skills and dexterity, which are important because children with strong fine motor skills are more able to write with ease! This fingerplay also helps children learn parts of the body

5 little fingers on this hand (Hold up 5 fingers)

5 little fingers on that (Hold up 5 fingers on the other hand)

A dear little nose (Point to nose)

A mouth like a rose (Point to mouth)

Two little eyes and two little ears (Point to eyes and then ears)

And ten little toes (Point to toes)

That is the way the baby grows.

 

Song: Mama’s Sleeping

Sing this song to the tune of “Skip to my Lou!” Try to be as quiet as you can during the first verse and then as loud as you during the second! If you have maracas or shakers, this is a great time to pull them out. 

Mama’s sleeping, don’t wake her up (sing quietly)

Mama’s sleeping, don’t wake her up

Mama’s sleeping, don’t wake her up

We must be very quiet

 

Wake up mama, we want to play (sing loudly)

Wake up mama, we want to play

Wake up mama, we want to play

Let’s be very noisy!



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