Mother Goose Storytime at Home – 10/12/2020

Bringing you weekly tips and rhyme recommendations you can use to have your own storytime at home.

Weekly Tip

Children love to play. As you are playing with your child, make a point to add in words they may not know; this adds to their vocabulary in a fun way. Children will remember these words because they are hearing them used while being involved in the activity.

Rhymes

The Fish in the Ocean ( To the tune of the Wheels on the Bus)
The fish in the ocean go swish, swish, swish
(Put hands together and move back and forth)
Swish, swish, swish
Swish, swish, swish
The fish in the ocean go swish, swish, swish all day long.

 The octopus in the ocean goes up and down,
(Wiggle fingers and move hands up and down)
up and down,
up and down 
The octopus in the ocean goes up and down all day long.

The crabs in the ocean go pinch, pinch, pinch
(Pinch thumb and index fingers together)
Pinch, pinch, pinch
Pinch, pinch, pinch
The crabs in the ocean go pinch, pinch, pinch all day long.

The seahorse in the ocean goes back and forth,
(Bend index finger to look like seahorse)
back and forth,
back and forth 
The seahorse in the ocean goes back and forth all day long.

Three Little Monkeys (Have kids help you count three fingers)
Three little monkeys swinging in a tree,
(Swing three fingers, back and forth)
Eating a banana just like me,
( Pretend to eat banana)
One had a frown (Frown)
One had a grin (Grin)
And one had banana all over his chin! (Wipe chin)

There is Thunder
There is thunder, there is thunder (Pat knees loudly)
Hear it roar!  Hear it roar!
Pitter patter raindrops, pitter patter raindrops (Pat lighter)
I’m all wet, I’m all wet

Virtual Storytime

Are your children 3 or older? For more reading fun, check out our Preschool Time Online, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10:00 AM!