* “Ball Time”
Very early on babies like looking at balls, balloons, and stuffed-animal-style balls.
Once they can grasp, babies like soft-stuffed balls, and you can play little games of holding them out and pulling them back, tug-of-war, and gently tickling their noses or tummies with the ball. As you hold a ball out to your child to grasp, you're not just bonding with the baby and offering him a toy, you're teaching him a skill set that will come in handy later. More than fun, your baby's actually hard at work on eye-hand-coordination.
Rhyme: Roly Poly
Song: I Wake Up My Hands
Rhyme: Jack is Quiet
Animal Song: If I Was a Bird (Rotate weekly)
Rhyme: Popcorn (Rotate weekly)
Books: Board books (Rotate weekly)
Rhyme : This Little Piggy (Rotate weekly)
Rhyme: Robbie Rabbit
Bouncing Song: Wheels on the Bus (Rotate weekly)
Rhyme: Rickety, Rickety Rocking Horse(Rotate weekly)
*Activity: Ball (Rotate last Wednesday of the month)
* On the last Wednesday of the month, it's fun to deviate from the usual shakers we use to end storytime. This week all the babies got a plush ball and we played the song "Roll, Roll, Roll Your Ball" and got some practice rolling, bouncing, passing, and tossing.