I learned from my last babytime that:
- It’s better to do more songs before the shaker/scarf songs, while the babies/toddlers’ attention spans are still intact, and leave the attention getting songs toward the end.
- It’s better to do more “easy” songs that parents are familiar with, as opposed to trying to be too creative and add too many new songs each week. Parents are usually busy trying to wrangle their babies; I don’t think they don’t want to have to focus too hard on learning new songs.
- My song board was plain boring. I added fish flannels and an octopus puppet to liven it up.
So I changed my plan a bit for tomorrow’s babytime and hopefully it will go swimmingly (pun intended).
Come Along and Sing With Me
The More We Get Together
Open and Shut Them
Acka Backa Soda Cracker
This is Big, Big, Big…
Book: Moo, Baa, La La La
Flannel: “Brown Bear, Brown Bear” with fish flannels, “Red fish, red fish…”
Pudding on the Plate
Where has my Little Dog Gone? (with dog puppet)
How Much is that Doggie in the Window? (with dog puppet)
Zoom, Zoom, Zoom
One Little… Toesies
A Bouncing We Will Go
Book: Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear by Steve Scott
Bell Horses (with bells)
Are You Sleeping? (with bells)
The Waves in the Sea (with fish puppet)
We Wave Goodbye Like This