Thursday, January 26, 2017

Jelly (NOT Jell-O) in the Bowl!

Another baby rhyme this week. I'm confounded by all the rhymes that have to do with shaking babies. The only major piece of parenting advice I gleaned from pop culture in my twenties was "Don't Shake Your Baby!" Every time I tell caregivers at babytime to shake their babies, I feel a little guilty. Adding the caveat "but not too hard" helps assuage my anxiety a tiny bit.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

You be the Ice Cream

This is a traditional baby-hugging rhyme. Babies need lots of hugs, I hear. Some don't get enough. That is just wrong! Please rectify, immediately.

Bounce baby on lap and give a different kind of hug at the end of each line.

You be the ice cream and I’ll be the freezer.
Give baby a shivery hug

You be the lemon and I’ll be the squeezer.
Give baby a squeezy hug

You be the hot dog and I’ll be the bun.
Hug baby lengthwise with arms like hot dog buns.
You be the baby and we’ll have some fun!
Finish with a hug and a kiss on baby's head

Repeat until baby is properly hugged up!

Thanks to Kathryn from Fun with Friends at Storytime for hosting:

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Five Enormous Kawaii Dinosaurs

You can't go wrong with a storytime about dinosaurs! (Well, I guess it would be bad if you did a faithful Jurassic Park puppet show with scary raptors. Not to mention using books featuring cavemen alive at the same time as dinosaurs. OK, maybe it could go wrong. Stick with this rhyme.)

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Five Baby Kawaii Bunnies!

Keeping track of baby bunnies is hard. Sometimes it is nice for a mama bunny to have a bit of a break from parenting...