Wanted to loop back to my recent Flannel Friday post and share how we used So Much by Trish Cooke in baby storytime!
Sing: Good Morning to You*
Welcome/Introductions/Share: Baby’s Birthday
Sing: Let’s All Clap…*
Rhyme: This is Big, Big, Big*
Bounce: Toast in the Toaster (x3)*
Sing: Everybody Clap Your Hands by Nancy Kopman
Flannelboard: Felt faces adapted from the Black family in the picture book “So Much” by Trish Cooke.
Story: So Much! (Flannel)
I use a slightly altered, shortened version of the text for baby storytime.
Lit Tip: TALK in Parentese
Grown-ups, I love this story because of all the “parentese” the adults use! When you talk in that exaggerated happy voice and really draw out the vowel sounds, you hook your baby into conversation. Research shows that babies whose parents speak to them in parentese learn more words.
Picture Book Excerpt: The family dances and celebrates Daddy’s birthday.
Sing: Happy Birthday To You
It’s Daddy’s birthday in the book, so we sing him a happy birthday!
Sing: Twist and Shout by Old Town School of Folk Music (shakers)
We celebrated by grabbing some shakers and getting our groove on!
Rhyme: You Be the Ice Cream…
You be the ice cream,
And I’ll be the freezer!
You be the lemon,
And I’ll be the squeezer!
You be the hot dog,
And I’ll be the bun!
You be the baby,
And we’ll have some fun!
It wouldn’t be a birthday party without ice cream, right?
Read: Books with Baby Faces
I gave each caregiver a book with baby faces for one-on-one, lapsit reading. While passing them out, I reminded the families how much their babies LOVED the faces on the flannelboard and how reading books with baby faces is a great way to keep their little one engaged!
Rhyme: Tick Tock Cuckoo Clock*
Sing: Goodbye, Goodbye*
Stay and Play
*Please visit this page to learn more about my regular storytime songs and routines.