Rock, Rattle, and Rhyme: Birds

Rock, Rattle, and Rhyme is a storytime for 0-36 months. We share stories, rhymes, and songs for 20-25 minutes, and have free play time after.

Sing: Hey, Hey How Do You Do

Bounce: I'm a Little Cuckoo Clock!
     Tick tock, tick tock (rock side to side steadily)
     I'm a little cuckoo clock
     Tick tock, tick tock
     It's one o'clock!
     CUCKOO! (lift up)
     (Repeat for two, and three o'clock)

Cover image for Grumpy BirdBook: Grumpy Bird by Jeremy Tankard

Sing: I'm a Book Baby

Rhyme: Two Little Blackbirds (I have two finger puppets from ArtFelt i like to use with this rhyme)
     Two little blackbirds sitting on a wall (hold pointer fingers out in front of you)
     One named Peter, one named Paul (wiggle one finger, then the other)
     Fly away Peter! Fly away Paul! (move one finger behind your back, then the other)
     Come back Peter! Come back Paul! (bring one finger back in front, then the other)

Cover image for Whose chick are you?Book: Whose Chick are You? by Nancy Tafuri

Prop play: Scarves (up, down, out, in, right, left, circles, etc)

Fingerplay: This is Big Big Big
     This is big big big (Hold arms out to side, gradually getting bigger)
     This is small small small (Move hands closer together, gradually getting smaller)
     This is short short short (Hold hands parallel to floor with palms facing each other)
     This is tall tall tall (Reach one hand above head)
     This is fast fast fast (Circle fists quickly)
     This is slow slow slow (Circle fists slowly)
     This is yes yes yes (Nod)
     This is no no no (Shake head)

Sing: Tony Chestnut
This is a traditional song, so there are many, many versions of it if you're not familiar. The Learning Station has a popular one, but for younger children, I prefer the slower version on the Toddlers on Parade cd.



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