Lapsit Storytime – Thursday, September 26, 2013 – 1, 2, 3 Count with Me!

This week at storytime we are working with numbers.  While some of our older babies may be able to count, most of them are still learning.  Our simple counting rhymes, songs and fingerplays will help to reinforce the earliest mathematical concepts that your baby will use for the rest of her life!

This week we are reading:

Our simple Bounce Rhyme will help with early counting skills:

JUMPING BEANS

1 2 3 4
Beans come jumping through the door!
5 6 7 8
Jumping up onto my plate!

We use “Five Little” rhymes quite a bit in storytime.  I can usually find several to go with any of our themes!  Some count from one to five, while others count backwards from five to one.  It’s great for babies to hear us count UP and count DOWN!

Song – FIVE LITTLE DUCKS WENT OUT ONE DAY

Five little ducks went out one day,
over the hill and far away.
Mother Duck said “quack, quack, quack, quack!”
But only FOUR little ducks came back.

One of the best things to use for counting at home is fingers and toes!  We can start with five, and then move to ten, fifteen, and twenty.  Any of the “Five Little” rhymes we use in storytime can easily be done while counting fingers or toes, but my favorite for babies is the classic “This Little Piggy.”

THIS LITTLE PIGGY

This little piggy went to market.
This little piggy stayed home.
This little piggy had roast beef.
This little piggy had none.
This little piggy cried “Wee, wee, wee!” all the way home!

 

What can you count with your baby this week?  Falling leaves?  Dogs in the park?  Cheerios on the high chair tray?

See you next week for more Lapsit Storytime fun!Lapsit StorytimeBaby StorytimeNumbers

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