Baby Storytime

These are all the different themes I have used for my baby storytimes over the years. There are only so many themes that lend themselves to having enough content and they will be used again but no more than once a year. While all the content for each theme has been used it may have not been used all at the same time.

I always use the same opening song and rhymes for every baby storytime and am certainly not the first person to use these rhymes. I like the rhythm of them and the movement that they lead everyone in. I start with “When Ducks Get Up in the Morning” by MaryLee Sunseri and perform the song with puppets. This is followed by two rhymes identifying body parts.

Good Morning Toes
Good morning, toes,
Good morning, toes,
And how are you today?
I trust you had a good night’s sleep,
And now you’re ready to play.

Other verses: knees, tummy, hands, cheeks

Two Little Eyes
Two little eyes to look around.
Two little ears to hear each sound.
One little nose to smell what’s sweet.
One little mouth that likes to eat.

During storytime I alternate between two books, several bounces, rhymes or fingerplays and end with music. I always perform each bounce, rhyme or fingerplay to help the parents learn them and for babies to enjoy something that they know. Over my many years I have amassed quite the collection of bounces and rhymes

AAfrican Animals
Apples

BBugs
Bunnies

CCars and Trucks
Construction

DDinosaurs

E

FFall

G

HHalloween
Houses and Homes

I

J

K

L

MMother’s Day

N

OOcean Animals
Opposites

PParty

Q

R

SShapes
Squirrels

T

U

V

W

X

Y

Z