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Baby Storytime: Mice

One plus about doing storytimes for so long is that there’s a lot of plans in your files to reuse when you’re busy. One minus about doing storytimes for so long is that you can get a little tired of … Continue reading

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Baby Storytime: Spring and Rain

Here’s another baby storytime! I borrowed half of it from one of my Mother Goose storytimes. OPENING SONG: Hello Song* OPENING FINGERPLAY: Open Them Shut Them* BOOK: Duckie’s Rainbow by BARRY FLANNEL SONG: If It’s Raining Outside Sing to: If … Continue reading

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Baby Storytime: Animal Movements

It’s been awhile since I posted a new baby storytime plan! This month we’re talking about Playing for our literacy messages, so a little make-believe seemed like a good fit. OPENING SONG: Hello Song* OPENING FINGERPLAY: Open Them Shut Them* … Continue reading

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Baby Storytime: Another Bedtime

One day I will be brave enough to wear my pajamas to bedtime storytime. Today was not that day! OPENING SONG: Hello Song* OPENING FINGERPLAY: Open Them Shut Them* BOOK: Pajama Time by BOYNTON We read this to our girls … Continue reading

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Baby Storytime: Another Round of Mother Goose

You can not have too many Mother Goose storytimes. I told my storytime parents last week that Mother Goose rhymes are like kale smoothies for baby brains! OPENING SONG: Hello Song* OPENING FINGERPLAY: Open Them Shut Them* BOOK: Little Robin … Continue reading

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New Books for Baby Storytime

Everyone’s baby storytimes are different–some of us have separate groups for walkers and crawlers (jealous!); some of us use books, some of us don’t–so any “baby storytime” book list is going to be highly variable! These are eight 2012 books … Continue reading

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Baby Storytime: ABCs

I also talk about age-appropriate ways to build Letter Knowledge in my Shapes and Colors Storytimes. OPENING SONG: Hello Song* OPENING FINGERPLAY: Open Them Shut Them* BOOK: Chicka Chicka ABC by MARTIN, Jr This is the board book version, that … Continue reading

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Baby Storytime: Thanks and Giving

We did this storytime last Monday to start off Thanksgiving week. Thank you, babies! I am so grateful I get to spend time with you and watch you grow from wee little peanuts to walking, talking superstars. You keep me … Continue reading

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Baby Storytime: Fall (Again)

Here’s another take on a Fall storytime! I posted a Fall Colors storytime a few years ago. OPENING SONG: Hello Song* OPENING FINGERPLAY: Open Them Shut Them* BOOK: That Pup! by GEORGE Simple story, large, bright pictures, and an adorable … Continue reading

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Baby Storytime: More Birds

OPENING SONG: Hello Song* OPENING FINGERPLAY: Open Them Shut Them* BOOK: Whose Chick Are You? by TAFURI I love Nancy Tafuri’s books; just right for toddlers. BOUNCE: I’m a Little Cuckoo Clock! Rock babies gently back and forth on your … Continue reading

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