Mother Goose Storytime at Home-4/27/20

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

Weekly Tip

Are you worried that you are reading the same books or singing the same songs over and over? Don’t be. Repetition is a good thing for babies and toddlers. Children need repetition to learn. So if your child has a favorite song or book she likes to sing or read, remind yourself that you are helping her build her brain by singing or reading it repeatedly. 

Rhymes

If You’re Happy and You Know It

If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands. (Clap twice.)
If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands. (Clap twice.)
If you’re happy and you know it,
Then your face will surely show it. (Tap your child’s cheeks.)
If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands. (Clap twice.)

Repeat, replacing “clap your hands” with “stomp your feet”, “touch your nose”, “click your tongue”, “tickle your belly” or any other favorite motions or noises your child likes.

Cheek Chin

Cheek, chin (Tickle or pat child’s cheeks, then chin.)
Cheek, chin (Repeat.)
Cheek, chin (Repeat.)
Nose. (Tweak child’s nose.)

Cheek, chin (Tickle or pat child’s cheeks, then chin.)
Cheek, chin (Repeat.)
Cheek, chin (Repeat.)
Toes! (Tickle child’s toes.)

Fluffy Little Bunny

A fluffy little bunny goes hop, hop, hop. (Hold up two fingers and make your bunny hop. You can hop your fingers on your child’s body to add an element of fun.)

He has two little ears (point to each finger) that go flop, flop, flop. (Bend your fingers each time you say flop.)

He sits very still. Not a word does he say. (Put your finger to your lips like you are shhh-ing, and sit very still.)

Then he twitches his nose (tweak your child’s nose or touch and wiggle your own.)

And hops away. (Hop your two-finger bunny out of site.)

Extra Tid-bit

Need help choosing good books to read with your child? Here are some tips on picking out books for babies through 3rd graders.

Virtual Storytimes

Are your children 3 or older? Check out our daily virtual storytimes for more reading fun.

Preschool Storytime Online (new content posted @ 10:00 AM)

Elementary Explorers (new content posted @ 2:00 PM)

Snuggle Up Storytime (new content posted @ 7:00 PM)