Storytime for New to Two every Wednesday at 10:30.

Storytime for New to Two every Wednesday at 10:30. Stories, songs, puppets and a lot of playtime fun.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

A Bundle of Babies today

We did a lot of bouncing and hand clapping and wiggling and stretching today!  Doreen Cronin's books are always fun -- what till you're old enough for her classic, "Diary of a Worm!"

We sang many songs today. "Mama's little baby loves bouncin', bouncin'" is still my all time favorite, but I did enjoy performing the new "Socks and shoes" to the tune of Three Blind Mice:  "Socks and shoes, socks and shoes/ They're off Whenever I choose, Whenever I choose/ I take them off and I throw them away/But then I need them to go out and play/Maybe I should leave them on someday/My socks and shoes."  The babies stopped what they were doing for a moment as they watched me unvelcro my sandals and throw them over my shoulders.  Worked in vaudeville!

The babies were exceptionally well dressed today, a pastel rainbow, in their eyelet lace and embroidery:

Elsie likes to play afterwards, but during story hour she's a very good listener!


  1. Fun times! Thanks for all that you do Mrs. Travis!
    I was wondering if you had access to a CD player? I thought it might be fun to add some music to our songs. I know there are a few CD's in the children's section of the library that have songs like "wheels on the bus" and "if your happy & you know it..." I also have a few cd's that I could bring with songs...or I can make one up from the CD's I have just for the group.
    Just a thought :) Melissa

  2. Thank you so much, Melissa!
    I've played CDs on that giant TV set in the room, but I don't have a little portable boombox. It would be fun to play Wheels on the Bus and some old favorites, and we could certainly stick in a CD or even a musical DVD after storyhour so that we could have a little background music while the kids played.
    Thanks for your suggestions! It's always nice to try to add new things. And if you've found new songs, I'm ALWAYS looking for good ones.