Baby Storytime Spotlight: Beep n’ Bop

Sharing a recent SING week plan for baby storytime!

Sing: Good Morning to You*

Welcome/Introductions/Share: Baby’s Favorite Song

My volunteer wrote the titles on the whiteboard as families shared. Lots of “Wheels on the Bus” fans in the group… which was a great segue to our book!

Sing: Let’s All Clap…*

Rhyme: This is Big, Big, Big*

Tickle: Round and Round the Batter Bowl*

Bounce: Mix a Pancake*

Sing: Everybody Clap Your Hands by Nancy Kopman


Read: The Babies on the Bus by Karen Katz

Lit Tip: Singing is Soothing

Grown-ups, did you know that science says singing soothes your baby better than talking? Singing nursery rhymes and songs helps your baby feel safe and loved. That’s one reason why we sing so much in storytime – we want your babies to associate those positive feelings with books!

Bounce: Smooth Road (x2)

Smooth road, smooth road, smooth road
Bumpy road, bumpy road, bumpy road
Rough road, rough road, rough road,


Bounce: A Hippopotamus Got On a City Bus

A hip, a hip, a hippopotamus
Got on, got on, got on a city bus
And all, and all, and all the people said,
“You’re squishing us!” (hug baby)
A sheep, a sheep, a sheep got on a city bus
and all, and all, and all the people said,
“Baaaack up!”
A cow, a cow, a cow got on a bus
And all, and all, and all the people said,
“Mooooove over!”


Speaking of animals in silly places… Did you ever hear of an alligator on an elevator?!

Rhyme: Alligator Elevator

An alligator went for an elevator ride
Said the elevator operator, “Step inside”
First floor, second floor, up and down
It’s the only alligator elevator in town!


Read: Books with Beeps

I gave each caregiver a noisy transportation book for one-on-one, lapsit reading.

Play: Bubbles

Rhyme: Tick Tock Cuckoo Clock*

Sing: Goodbye, Goodbye*

ST Fav Songs

Stay and Play

I played the favorite songs shared earlier during Stay and Play. It was so cute to watch the babies bop along to their favorite songs!

*Please visit this page to learn more about my regular storytime songs and routines.

In retrospect, there were a few too many lapsit songs in a row. Next time I’ll swap one out for something else!

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