Babies In Bloom: Phonological Awareness

BIBBabies from birth to 18 month (with caring adult) enjoy songs, action rhymes and playtime while building early literacy skills. A great way to get to know other families in your community! Today’s early literacy skill is Phonological Awareness.

Housekeeping: Welcome to an AACPL Early literacy storytime. My name is Ms. Elaine. Don’t worry about wandering babies, and please feel free to step outside if they need a break, and rejoin once they are ready. For now, it doesn’t matter whether your children follow along. If your babies see you play along they’ll want to copy you so please silence any cell phones and try to keep conversation until the social time afterwards.

Opening Song Everybody Wave Hello (Silly Hands Verse)
Aside 1

Explain

Today we’re going to talk a little about phonological awareness, which is simply the ability to hear smaller sounds in words.
Rhyme After a Bath
Flannelboard I Made a Snow Friend
Rhyme Choo Choo Train
Book  Choral Reading Selection: One Mole Digs a Hole
Song Baby Hokey Pokey
Aside 2

Example

In our next rhyme, we can clap out the beats as we say them. This helps children of all ages to hear the different syllables in words.
Rhyme Hickory Dickory Dock
Rhyme Dance Your Fingers
Aside 3

Empower

When you’re at home you can help your children to hear the sounds in words by clapping along with them, or singing to stretch out the syllables.
Rhyme Blow a Bubble
Bubbles/Song Song: Happy, Pharrell
Ending Song Shake My Sillies Out! (Raffi Live- 12),

Add remaining instruments, balls, toys

Lyrics and Plan

Everybody Wave Hello

Everybody wave hello.
Wave hello. Wave hello.
Everybody wave hello.
Lets have some fun!

Now let me see those SILLY HANDS !

After a Bath:

After a bath, I try try try (clap, clap, clap)
To wipe my hands til I’m dry dry dry (clap X3)
Hands to wipe, and fingers and toes (touch each)
And two wet legs, and a shiny nose.
(touch legs and nose)
Just think how much less time it’d take,
If I were a dog and I could SHAKE SHAKE SHAKE!

Flannelboard: I Made a Snow Friend

Choo-Choo Train

This is a choo-choo train,
Puffing down the track.
(make circular motion with arms)
Now it’s going forward,
(push arms forward, continue rotating motion)
Now it’s going back.
(pull arms back, continue rotating motion)
Now the bell is ringing,
(pull bell cord with closed fist)
Now the whistle blows.
(hold fist near mouth and blow)
What a lot of noise it makes,
(cover ears with hands)
Everywhere it goes!
(stretch out arms)

Baby Hokey Pokey (CD: Baby Face)
Arms Up, Arms Down
Arms Up, and Wave them all around
Then tickle tickle, wiggle, giggle
Everyone knows
That’s how Baby’s Hokey Pokey goes X2

Tickle, tickle tickle tickle tickle
Wiggle wiggle wiggle wiggle wiggle
Giggle giggle giggle giggle giggle
That’s how Baby’s Hokey Pokey goes.

Legs Up, Legs Down
Legs Up, and kick them all around
Then tickle tickle, wiggle, giggle
Everyone knows
That’s how Baby’s Hokey Pokey goes X2

Tickle, tickle tickle tickle tickle
Wiggle wiggle wiggle wiggle wiggle
Giggle giggle giggle giggle giggle
That’s how Baby’s Hokey Pokey goes.

(Aside: Example)

 Hickory Dickory Dock

Hickory dickory dock,
The mouse ran up the clock.
The clock struck one,
The mouse ran down,
Hickory dickory dock.

Dance Your Fingers Up
Dance your fingers up,
Dance your fingers down.
Dance them to the side,
and dance them all around
Dance them on your shoulders;
dance them on your head.
Dance them on your tummy,
and put them all to bed. [repeat 1-2x]

 (Aside: Empower)

Blow a Bubble

 I’m going to blow a bubble
(cup both hands around mouth)
Watch me while I blow
(move hands apart)
ee it’s getting bigger
(move hands farther apart)
Watch it grow and grow and grow.
Do you think its big enough?
Maybe I should stop.
If I keep on blowing
My bubble might just POP!
(Clap on POP!)

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