Baby Storytime: Bodies

Babies love to wiggle and move!

OPENING SONG: Hello Song*

OPENING FINGERPLAY: Open Them Shut Them*

BOOK: My Nose, Your Nose by MELANIE WALSH

ACTION SONG: Where Is Big Toe?
Sing to: Where is Thumbkin?

Where is big toe? Where is big toe?
Here I am; here I am!
Touch baby’s toe
Wiggle, wiggle, big toe
Wiggle, wiggle, big toe
Wiggle baby’s toe
My big toe, my big toe.

Where is elbow…bendy, bendy elbow
Where is tummy…squishy, squashy tummy
Where are two eyes…winky blinky two eyes
Where are two hands…happy clappy two hands

LITERACY TIP: Narrative Skills Being able to describe objects is a part of narrative skills. Describing things helps children understand them, and builds comprehension skills they will need when they are readers.

FLANNEL SONG: A Hunting We Will Go*
Today I described each animal as I put it on the board: “Here’s a cat, she is gray and sleepy.”

BOOK: What’s On My Head? by MARGARET MILLER

ACTION SONG: Head and Shoulders Knees and Toes

Head and shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes
Head and shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes
Eyes and ears and mouth and nose
Head and shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes

TICKLE: Pizza Pickle Pumpernickel

Pizza pickle pumpernickel
My little guy shall have a tickle
One for his nose
One for his toes
And one for his belly where the hot dog goes!

BOOK: Charlie Chick by NICK DENCHFIELD

ACTION RHYME: This is Big Big Big*

CLOSING SONG: Sneeze Game*

*Check out the My Baby Storytime page for the words and/or citations for these weekly activities!

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2 Responses to Baby Storytime: Bodies

  1. Pam says:

    Do you know where the pickle – pumpernickel – my baby needs a tickle peom originated from ?

  2. Melissa says:

    I didn’t–I learned it from a note in our old paper files at my library. But I just Googled it and found this wiki which references Dennis Lee. http://earlyliteracyresources.pbworks.com/w/page/14002037/Pizza%20pickle%20pumpernickel and that led me to this book: http://books.google.com/books/about/Pizza_Pickle_Pumpernickel.html?id=HfMkAgAACAAJ

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