Toddler Time: Getting Dressed!

Opening Song:

Now this is the time for storytime, storytime, storytime

This is the time for storytime

I’m glad you are here, I’m so glad you are here


Read: Good Thing You’re Not an Octopus! By Julie Markes
Publisher: Harper Collins


Songs: Open Shut Them 

Open, shut them (Open both hands and then make a fist)

Open, shut them

Give a little clap, clap, clap. (Clap hands together)

Open, shut them

Open, shut them

lay them on your lap, lap, lap. (Pat hands in lap)

Creep them, creep them, creep them, creep them (creep fingers from tummy up to mouth)

Right up to your chinny, chin, chin.

Open wide your little mouth… but do not let them in. (Open mouth wide & hide hands behind back)


Song: A Little Mouse is Creeping

A little mouse is creeping, creeping, creeping (Make creeping motion with hands)

A little mouse is creeping 

In the house... Shh… (Put index finger in front of mouth)

A little mouse is sleeping, sleeping, sleeping (Make sleeping motion)

A litter mouse is sleeping in the house. Shh…

An old grey cat comes creeping, creeping, creeping (Make creeping motion with hands)

An old grey cat comes creeping in the house

And they both run away!!! (Pat hands on lap really fast.)


Read: Ella Sarah Gets Dressed by Margaret Chodos-Irvine
Publisher: Harcourt


Rhyme: One, Two, Buckle My Shoe

One, two, buckle my shoe

Three, four, shut the door

Five, six, pick up sticks

Seven, eight, lay them straight

Nine, ten, begin again // that’s the end 


Song: Now You’re Getting Dressed (Tune: Mary Had a Little Lamb)

First put on your underwear, underwear, underwear. (pretend to put on underwear)

First put on your underwear. Now you’re getting dressed.

Stick your arms up in your shirt, in your shirt, in your shirt.

Stick your arms up in your shirt.  Now you’re getting dressed.

Pull your pants up to your waist, to your waist, to your waist.

Pull your pants up to your waist.  Now you’re getting dressed.

Wiggle your toes down in your socks, in your socks, in your socks.

Wiggle your toes down in your socks.  Now you’re getting dressed.

Slip your shoes on, tie them tight, tie them tight, tie them tight.

Slip your shoes on, tie them tight.  Now you’re getting dressed

Now you can go out and play, out and play, out and play.

Now you can go out and play, You got yourself all dressed.

YES!


Rhyme: “Old Shoes, New Shoes”

Old shoes, new shoes,

(Child) is wearing (description) shoes

One, two, three four,

Now I stomp them on the floor!

Credit: Preschool Education


 Song: If You’re Happy and You Know It

If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands (clap, clap)

If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands (clap, clap)

If you’re happy and you know and you really want to show it

you’re happy and you know it, clap your hand. (clap, clap)

If you’re happy and you know it, pat your head (pat, pat)

If you’re happy and you know it, pat your head (pat, pat)

If you’re happy and you know it, and you really want to show it

If you’re happy and you know it pat your head. (pat, pat)

(Continue with other actions: beep your nose, wiggle your ears, etc.)


Closing Song:

Now this is the end of storytime, storytime, storytime.

This is the end of storytime.

I’m glad you were here.

I’m so glad you were here.