Baby Storytime Spotlight: Stories & Songs About Babies

Looping back to share my most recent Flannel Friday post in full storytime action!

Sing: Good Morning to You*

Welcome/Introductions/Share: Recent Milestone

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

Read: Where Is Baby’s Belly Button? by Karen Katz (Tuesday); Peek-a-Baby by Karen Katz (Thursday)

My kingdom for more oversized board book editions like these, please!

Lit Tip: Choosing Books to READ With Babies

Grown-ups, I picked this book because it has super fun flaps! Babies LOVE reading books with an interactive element, like flaps or mirrors. Be sure to look out for books like this when you’re browsing the board books!


Flannelboard: A felt baby with dark tan skin and brown hair sucks a pacifier. The baby wears a diaper, bonnet and blue socks.

Flannel Rhyme: Where Do They Go?

I dress the flannel baby as we say the rhyme the first time through. Then we repeat the rhyme with our own littles on our laps!

Sing: Hands Are Clapping…

Tune: Skip To My Lou

Hands are clapping, clap clap clap.
Hands are clapping, clap clap clap.
Hands are clapping, clap clap clap.
Clap your hands, my darling!

-toes are tapping (tap tap tap)
-eyes are hiding (peekaboo)


Sing: Peekaboo

Tune: Frere Jacques

Peek-a-boo, peek-a-boo,
I see you! I see you!
I see your button nose, I see your tiny toes!
Peek-a-boo! I see you!


Read: Books with Fun Features

I then gave each caregiver a book with fun features (such as flaps or mirrors) for one-on-one, lapsit reading.

Play: Bubbles

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.

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