Rock, Rattle, and Rhyme: Animal Actions

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.

I have to credit Melissa from Mel's Desk for this fabulous storytime. I made a few minor tweaks to work with our routine, but otherwise, the genius is all her! 

Sing: Hey, Hey How Do You Do

Cover image for Faster! faster!Book: Faster! Faster! by Leslie Patricelli

Bounce: Trot Trot
     Trot trot to Boston (bounce on knees)
     Trot trot to Lynn
     Trot trot to grandma's house
     But don't fall in! (gently drop baby between knees)

Sing: I'm a Book Baby

Rhyme: I Can Stretch
     I can stretch like a kitten
     I can hop like a frog
     I can swim like a turtle
     I can shake like a dog
     I can  sway like a snake
     I can flap like a bat
     I can reach like a monkey
     I can move like that!

Cover image for From head to toeBook: From Head to Toe by Eric Carle

Sing: Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes

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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