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Baby Storytime: Bath Time!

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Kind of a strange storytime today with just two babies to start and a third arriving late. But then our attendance for a lot of this weeks programs has been slightly down.

We started with If You’re Happy and You Know It as usual then read Bath Time by David Bedford right at the start. Mostly I did this because one of the two babies there at the time was still taking his bottle and thought it would be better to save the bouncing rhymes, etc. for when mom’s hands were free and baby could move around. That worked fairly well, but that was one big bottle. So the active part of the storytime was pretty much just the one baby. Oh well. I shared Baby Faces by Margaret Miller a little later. With the small group I was able to take the book to each baby and show them the pictures close up, which they loved, of course.


Here are the rhymes for today:


Noble Duke of York (from Baby-O by MaryLee Sunseri)

Rock the baby, rock the baby, 1, 2, 3

Watch the baby, watch the baby smile at me

Bounce the baby, bounce the baby on your lap

Don’t forget to teach the baby how to clap: clap, clap, clap, clap



Mix a pancake, stir a pancake, pop it in the pan

Fry the pancake, toss the pancake, catch it if you can

Where is Baby? (see last week’s baby post for words)



We’re going to Kentucky, we’re going to the fair

To see the senorita with flowers in her hair

Shake it baby, shake it, shake it if you can

Shake it like a milkshake and put it in a can

Shake it to the bottom, shake it to the top

Shake it round and round and round and round

Until I tell you STOP!

Shake Your Sillies Out-Raffi


We ended with bubbles and tunes. Even though it was small (and all boys!!) they still seemed to have a good time.


Author: Kendra

Children's Librarian in the Northwest. Lover of toddlers, twitter, and TV (T's, too, apparently!).

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