Let’s Play Peek-a-Boo! – Baby Storytime

I’ve been trying to think of more ways to incorporate early literacy practices into storytime. We definitely sing, talk, and read a lot, but I want to add some play and eventually writing into the mix too. I decided to start with play (more fun, right?!). What could be more fun to a bunch of babies than peek-a-boo? Thanks to some real inspiration from Mel’s Desk, here we go…

Books

Peekaboo Morning

Peek-A-Boo Morning by Rachel Isadora

As you might remember I tried reading this book at one of my first first Baby/Toddler Storytimes and struggled through it. I thought I would try it again, and I am SO glad I did! I approached this with a much more playful reading style and really had a good time with it. We literally played peek-a-boo throughout the whole story and it was a lot of fun!

Peek-a-Boo What?

Peek-A-Boo What?

Here a Chick, Where a Chick/

Here a Chick, There a Chick

Early Literacy Tip courtesy of Mel’s Desk
You may get a little bored saying “Peekaboo!” over and over again, but your baby LOVES it when you do. Babies need to hear words repeatedly to learn the sounds that make them up. Being able to hear all the separate sounds in every word will be a big help when they start to learn to read!

Songs

The Cows in the Barn Go Peek-a-Moo (with puppets!)
from DTDL Storytimes
(Tune: Wheels on the Bus)

The cows in the barn go peek-a moo,
peek-a moo, peek a moo.
The cows in the barn go peek a moo.
All day long.

Piggies in the pen go peek-a oink,
peek-a oink, Peek-a oink.
The piggies in the pen go peek-a oink,
All day long.

The mouse in the field go peek-a squeak,
peak-a squeak, peek-a squeak.
The mouse in the field goes peek-a sqeak
All day long.

 

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