Mother Goose Storytime at Home-9/15/2020

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

Weekly Tip

Singing nursery rhymes helps children get ready to read. The rhymes help them hear the smaller sounds in words.


Five Fat Peas
(Hold Up Five Fingers)
Five Fat Peas in a pea pod press
1 grew (count fingers)
2 grew
And so did all the rest (count off remaining fingers)
(Hold up hands facing each other)
They grew and they grew, and they wouldn’t stop (keep moving hands farther apart)
They grew and they grew until the pea pods popped! (clap hands together)

Round the Garden
Round and round the garden,
goes the Teddy Bear (walk fingers of one hand on palm of other hand)
One step, two step (walk fingers up arm)
Tickle you under there (tickle child under arm)

Row, Row, Row Your Boat
Row, Row, Row your boat,
gently down the stream (move arms back and forth)
Merrily, merrily, merrily life is but a dream.

Row, Row, Row your boat,
gently down the stream,
If you see a crocodile (hold arms straight out together, open and close)
Don’t forget to scream (fan hands, scream softly)

Row, Row, Row your boat,
gently down the river,
If you see a Polar Bear, (make claws with hands)
Don’t forget to shiver (hug yourself and shake)

Row, Row, Row your boat,
gently to the shore,
if you see a lion,
don’t forget to roar (Roar, Roar!)

Extra Tidbits

With your child, talk about what you do together— as you play, do errands, or visit friends and family. Your child is learning how the world works by playing and exploring.

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!