story time

Love & Hugs Baby Story Time ONLINE (2021)

Welcome Song: 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 let them in!
Source: Jbrary

Action Song: Acka, Backa, Soda Cracker
Acka backa soda cracker, (bounce to rhythm) 
Acka backa boo,
Acka backa soda cracker,
I love you! (kiss baby’s head or hug baby) 

Acka backa soda cracker, (bounce to rhythm) 
Acka backa boo,
Acka backa soda cracker,
Up goes you! (lift baby up)
Source: King County Library System

Book: How Many Hugs? by Heather Swain; illustrated by Steven Henry

If it takes two arms to hug, how many times can an octopus mama hug her babies?

Song: Row, Row, Row Your Boat

Song: Itsy, Bitsy Spider

Book: If Animals Said I Love You by Ann Whitford Paul; pictures by David Walker

Song: The Grand Old Duke of York
The grand old Duke of York, (bounce baby) 
He had ten thousand men!
He marched them up the top of the hill, (march baby up and down) 
And he marched them down again. 

And when you’re up, you’re up, (raise baby up) 
And when you’re down, you’re down. (lower baby down) 
And when you’re only halfway up, (hold baby at shoulder level) 
You’re neither up nor down! (raise baby up and down quickly)

Song: Trot, Trot, Trot
Trot trot trot to London, (bounce baby) 
Trot trot trot to Dover,
Look out baby you might fall over! (sway baby back and forth) 

Trot trot trot to Boston, (bounce baby) 
Trot trot trot to Lynn,
Look out baby you might fall in! (open legs and drop baby down)

Book: Time for a Hug by Phillis Gershator and Mim Green; illustrated by David Walker

Rhyming book about mama and baby spending their day together and stopping every hour for a hug.

Goodbye Song: Let’s Take Our Little Hands … (to the tune of The Wheels on the Bus)
Let’s take our little hands and go clap, clap, clap,
Clap, clap, clap,
Clap, clap, clap,
Let’s take our little hands and go clap, clap, clap,
Clap, clap, clap!

Feet … stomp // Fingers … tickle // Hands … wave bye

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