Laugh-Out-Loud Baby! Storytime

Laugh out loud storytime title cardThere’s nothing better than a baby’s laughter!  Here are some suggested books, games, and songs sure to delight you and your baby:

Books to Share:

Book Jacket for: Such a silly baby!

Such a silly baby! by Steffanie and Richard Lorig ; illustrated by Amanda Shepard. – JE Lorig
“Rhyming text and illustrations follow the adventures of a baby who on excursions to the zoo, the circus, or the farm manages to get switched with an animal.”

Book Jacket for: Baby says moo!

Baby says moo! by JoAnn Early Macken ; illustrated by David Walker. – JE Macken
“A cumulative, rhyming tale of a baby who sees many animals while out with her family, only one of which makes her favorite sound.”

Book Jacket for: Tickle

Tickle by Leslie Patricelli – JE Patricelli (Board Book)
“Watch out! Here comes Tickle Monster! Good thing this baby is NOT ticklish. Well, maybe just the feet , hee hee! And the tummy. And, oh no, not the armpits! A spirited tickle fest winds up as a sweet family cuddle in a story sure to tickle kids’ funny bones.”

Book Jacket for: Tickle tum

Tickle tum by Nancy Van Laan ; illustrated by Bernadette Pons Fudym. – JE Van Laan
“A mother and toddler have fun at suppertime.”

Songs, Poems, and Games for Baby Laughter:


The Riddle Song

I gave my love a cherry without a stone
I gave my love a chicken without a bone
I gave my love a ring that had no end
I gave my love a baby with no crying

How can there be a cherry that has no stone?
How can there be a chicken that has no bone?
How can there be a ring that has no end?
How can there be a baby with no crying?

A cherry when it’s blooming it has no stone
A chicken when it’s pipping, it has no bone
A ring while it’s rolling, it has no end
A baby when it’s sleeping, has no crying

Available from HRL on:
Book Jacket for: Laurie Berkner's favorite classic kids' songs [sound recording]
Laurie Berkner’s favorite classic kids’ songs [sound recording] / the Laurie Berkner Band.

Round and Round the Garden Tickler

Round and round the garden,
goes the little mouse.
One step, two steps,
Tickle you under there!

Round and round the haystack,
Goes the little mouse,
One step, two steps,
Tickle you under there!

One, Two, Three Tickler

One, Two, Three (tap baby’s knee)
Tickle your knee!
Four, Five, Six (tap baby’s tummy)
Pick up sticks! (tickle baby’s tummy)
Seven, Eight, Nine (tap baby’s chin)
You’re all mine! (Hug baby)

Bumble Bee Tickler

What is my finger were a bumble bee? (hold up finger and “fly” it around)
What if your tummy were an apple tree?  (point to baby’s tummy)
I’d go buzz, buzz, bzzzzzzzzzz! (tickle baby’s tummy)

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