Alright! The new 9:30 time is starting to have a core group. There were 6 babies this time and 3 of them had been more than once. That’s a start, people.
The great thing about a small group is I can do rhymes and activities that are hard to do with more than about 25 people in the room. So today I took advantage of the small group and pulled out the parachute. So much fun! Believe it, or not, but this was the first time I’d ever used a parachute in storytime. I’ve used it in other ways and venues, but never in the library. And I’ve been itching to use it for way too long.
You can find the words to the songs and rhymes I use often on the Rhymes page (unless they are so common I didn’t think you’d need the words).
Today’s outline (just so you know, I don’t actually start with an outline-I’m just writing down what I actually ended up doing):
If You’re Happy and You Know It
Noble Duke of York
These are baby’s fingers
Andy Pandy, Sugar and Candy
Read Baby Goes Beep
Rock the Baby
Scarves: Where is Baby?
Scarves: Mix the pancake
Shakers: Shake My Sillies Out by Raffi
Shakers: Going to Kentucky
Parachute: These are the Colors Over You
I used our small chute since the group was small and we held it over the babies, gently lifting it up and down with the rhythm. They LOVED it so I will be doing this more often-it might replace the scarves for a while.
Icky Bicky Soda Cracker
Bubbles with Splish Splash by Bobby Darin playing