Babies in Bloom: Phonemic Awareness and Singing

BIBIn this weeks Babies in Bloom, we look at how singing prepares our children for reading later and life– and we talk about how it doesn’t matter how well you do it!

Babies 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, 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

When we listen and sing songs with our babies, it slows down the syllables helping them to hear the individual sounds in words.
Flannelboard Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Rhyme Waves on the Beach/Wheels on the Bus (Raffi)
Rhyme Two Little Blackbirds
Book BIB Kit Itsy Bitsy Spider (Choral Reading)
Aside 2

Example

It really doesn’t matter the skill level of the singer,  just that children hear those songs, and they’re more likely to care about them if they come from you!
Song Baby Hokey Pokey
Rhyme Hurry, Scurry, Little Mouse
Rhyme Hello Bubble
Ending Song Shake My Sillies Out!  (Raffi Live- 12),

Add remaining instruments, balls, toys

Bubbles/Song Song to play during bubbles: I’m a Believer
Aside 3

Empower

Anytime you are singing with your babies, whether it’s along with the radio in the car, or a children’s song that you know, it helps them to hear all of the amazing songs that we make when we talk, and break them down.

Fingerplays


Everybody Wave Hello

Did everyone bring their hands today?

 Everybody wave hello.
Wave hello. Wave hello.
Everybody wave hello.

Lets have some fun!

Now let me see those SILLY HANDS

Waves on the Beach (to the tune: The Wheels on the Bus)

The waves at the beach go up and down…
The Waves at the beach go up and down, all day long.

The crabs on the beach go pinch pinch pinch…
The crabs at the beach go pinch pinch pinch, all day long.

The clams at the beach go open and shut…
The clams on the beach go open and shut, all day long.

The jellyfish at the beach go wobble wobble wobble…
The jellyfish at the beach go wobble wobble wobble, all day long.

Two Little Blackbirds

Two little blackbirds, sitting on a hill,
One names Jack,
One named Jill,
Fly away Jack,
Fly away Jill.
Come back Jack,
Come back Jill.

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

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

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

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

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

Hurry, Scurry Little Mouse

Hurry, Scurry Little Mouse,
Starts down at your toes (touch toes)
Hurry Scurry Little Mouse,
Pas your knees it goes,
Hurry scurry little mouse,
Past were your tummy is,
Hurry scurry little mouse,
Gives you a mousy kiss.

Hello Bubble
Hello Bubble, Hello Bubble,
Come and land, Come and land.
Right in the middle, Right in the middle,
Of my hand, of my hand.

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