“Getting Silly with It” toddler storytime

toddler silly

Opening Rhyme
(to the tune of The Farmer in the Dell)
We’re all here today. We’re all here today.
Let’s clap our hands and sing together.
Hip, hip, hooray!
Source: (To be honest, my library was using this before I started so I’m not sure where the previous librarian found it, but it looks like a modified version of Jean Warren’s Preschool Express song here.)

Open Shut Them
Open, shut them, open, shut them,
Give a little clap, clap, clap.
Open, shut them, open, shut them,
Put them in your lap, lap, lap.
Creep them, crawl them,
Creep them, crawl them,
Right up to your chin, chin, chin.
Open up your little mouth,
But do not put them in.
Source: King County Library System

Book – Press Here by Herve Tullet

Felt Board – Little Mouse, Are you in the House?

Boing! Boing! Squeak!
Boing! Boing! Squeak!
Boing! Boing! Squeak!
A bouncing mouse is in my house
He’s been here for a week.
He bounces in the kitchen,
(lean to one side)
He bounces in the den,
(lean to the other side)
He bounces in the living room,
Look! There he goes again!
Boing! Boing! Squeak!
Boing! Boing! Squeak!
A bouncing mouse is in my house,
He’s been here for a week.
Source: King County Library System

Book – The Seals on the Bus by Lenny Hort

Acka Backa Soda Cracker
Acka backa, soda cracker
acka backa boo!
(lean forward on “boo”)
Acka backa, soda cracker
up goes you!
Acka backa, soda cracker
Acka backa, boo!
Acka backa, soda cracker
I love you!
Source: Storyblocks

Hey Diddle Diddle
Hey diddle diddle. The cat and the fiddle.
The cow jumped over the moon.
The little dog laughed to see such sport.
And the dish ran away with the spoon.
Source: Traditional

Tony Chestnut
Tony Chestnut knows I love you
(toe, knee, chest, head, nose, eye, heart, point)
Tony knows
Tony knows
Tony Chestnut knows I love you
That’s what Tony knows
Source: King County Library System

Bubbles – best bubble machine ever! (IMHO, of course)

 Rainbows in my Bubbles
Tune of She’ll be Coming Round the Mountain)
I’ve got rainbows in my bubbles, yes, I do
I’ve got rainbows in my bubbles, yes, I do
When I look up towards the sun,
They’ve got rainbows every one.
I’ve got rainbows in my bubbles, yes, I do.
Source: Preschool Express

Good-bye Song
(Tune of Ten Little Indians)
Wave with one hand, then with the other
Wave with one hand, then with the other
Wave with one hand, then with the other
Wave with both feet now
Repeat with other body parts
Source: King County Library System

Play Time!

Early literacy tip: Take a familiar song and change the words. Insert your child’s name or favorite toy as it fits. For example, a Mother Goose nursery rhyme such as “London Bridge is Falling Down” could be “Terry’s Teddy is falling down.” The tune of “Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush” is great for revising as you do your daily activities. “This is the way we brush our teeth” or “this is the way we pick up toys” can change a dull routine into a fun game.

 

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