Category Archives: Taking Turns

Sign This! (Baby Storytime Magic Edition): Three Jellyfish

Three jellyfish,

Three jellyfish,

Three jellyfish sitting on a rock.

Zoop! One jumped off!

Two jellyfish…

One jellyfish…

No jellyfish…

But then . . . zoop! One jellyfish jumped back on.

Zoop! Another jellyfish jumped back on.

Zoop! Another jellyfish jumped back on.

Let’s count them! One. . . two. . . three!

Three jellyfish,

Three jellyfish,

Three jellyfish sitting on a rock.

Literacy bit (Share this with caregivers!): “Using basic signs with songs helps your child not only develop manual dexterity, which will later be important for grasping and holding things and for writing, but also make connections with concepts and language. This song uses a simple story to emphasize opposites.”

Baby Storytime Magic cover

Look for more active fun for baby storytimes in Baby Storytime Magic: Active Early Literacy through Bounces, Rhymes, Tickles, and More by Kathy MacMillan and Christine Kirker, coming soon from ALA Editions.

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Baby Storytime Magic: Sneak Preview

Taking turns is fun to do.

First it’s me and then it’s you.

Back and forth and to and fro.

Your turn, my turn, here we go!

Literacy bit (Share this with caregivers!): “Babies and toddlers live very much in the present, so the concept of waiting for a turn is difficult for them! The back and forth nature of this bounce and the sign TAKE-TURNS both emphasize that the turn is coming. Use the sign TAKE-TURNS in everyday interactions with your child to describe and cue desired behavior.”

Baby Storytime Magic coverLook for more active fun for baby storytimes in Baby Storytime Magic: Active Early Literacy through Bounces, Rhymes, Tickles, and More by Kathy MacMillan and Christine Kirker, coming Spring 2014 from ALA Editions.