Planes for Babies
Storytimes for babies and toddlers offer an opportunity to model great read-aloud techniques for parents and gives them the confidence to read to their children every day. A baby-toddler storytime can be followed by an extra 20 to 30 minutes of playtime, which encourages parents to talk to each other and for the young children to learn to play with others. It also demonstrates the importance of play to parents.
Welcome song: “Hello Everybody, Yes Indeed”
Mother Goose rhyme: “The Flying Pig”
Get ready song: “Open, Shut Them”
First book: Fly by Nathan Clement. A step by step look at flying on an airplane.
Fingerplay: “Flying Airplane”
Second book: Where Do Jet Planes Sleep at Night by Brianna Caplan Sayres. A rhyming text describes what flying vehicles do after a long day’s work.
Movement song: “Airplane”
Third book: Airplanes: Soaring! Diving! Turning! by Patricia Hubbell. Different types of planes are described using a rhyming text.
Song with Flannel Board: “Five Little Airplanes”
Extra book if needed: Little Plane by Taro Gomi. Little Plane flies for the first time but has some difficulty landing.
Board book for parents: Planes Go by Steve Light. The sounds eight different planes make are described along with expansive illustrations.
Closing song: “Hello and Goodbye” .
Penny Peck, San Jose State University iSchool