Rock, Rattle, and Rhyme: Body Parts

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

Rhyme: Open Shut Them

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Tickle: Pizza Pickle Pumpernickel
     Pizza pickle pumpernickel
     My little guy (gal) shall have a tickle
     One for his (her) nose
     One for his (her) toes
    And one for his (her) belly where the hot dog goes!
(We did this one with the guy version, and once with the gal version)

Sing: If You're Happy and You Know It
     Clap hands / tap your toes / touch your nose

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Sing: I'm a Book Baby

Prop play: Shakers (on different parts of your body)

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)

Cover image for Whose toes are those?Book: Whose Toes are Those? by Jabari Asim

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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