Baby Storytime: Wiggles

Get your wiggle on, babies!



BOOK: This Little Piggy illus by ANNIE KUBLER

ACTIVITY: This Little Piggy

FLANNEL SONG: A Hunting We Will Go*
I tried to use a few wiggly things today: We did the pig because of This Little Piggy, then also Ants, Bug, and Mouse.

ACTIVITY: See The Little Mousie

See the little mousie
Walk fingers up baby’s tummy
Walking up the stair
Looking for a warm nest
There, oh there!
Tickle baby’s armpit!

GUESSING GAME: Little Worm, Where Are You?

Little Worm, are you behind the blue flower? etc.

BOUNCE: I’m a Little Beetle
I wrote this for a bugs storytime a couple years ago.

I’m a little beetle and I wiggle all day
Bounce or rock baby on your lap
But if you get too close to me I’ll FLY away!
On “fly,” lift baby up!

I’m a little ladybug…
I’m a little bumblebee…

STORY: Mr Wiggle and Mr Waggle
I learned this story first at a Pam Schiller workshop, but it’s also in “What’ll I Do With the Baby-O?” by Jane Cobb


LITERACY TIP: Print Motivation
Books like these, which have lists of activities or lists of items, are great books for babies because there’ isn’t a really strong narrative. That makes it easy to read as many or as few pages as keep your baby’s interest. Stopping books when babies are done listening is a great way to keep your book sharing experiences positive and not stressful.

ACTION SONG: If You’re Happy and You Know It

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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1 Response to Baby Storytime: Wiggles

  1. Mary says:

    Oh, my preschoolers LOVE Mr. Wiggle and Mr. Waggle — especially going up the hill, and down the hill… It’s a great tool for teaching narrative skills (the kids really learn the pattern and can predict what’s next in the story). There’s a spanish-language version in The Bilingual Book of Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays.

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