Toddlers: Music

For more information on how I plan and prepare my toddler storytimes, check out this introduction post. And for a complete list of the repeating extension activities, visit this post. I starred the materials used in the plan; multiple stars indicate use for more than one session.

The Plan



The Babies on the Bus by Karen Katz*
I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More by Karen Beaumont
If You’re Happy and You Know It by David Carter
Row, Row, Row Your Boat by Jane Cabrera*

Early Literacy Tip

Even if you can’t sing on key, be sure to sing to your child! Your child is not looking for a concert-quality song; he/she wants familiar sounds from a person who means a great deal to them.

Theme Extension Activities

Featured CD: Rockin’ Red by The Learning Groove

Featured Track: “I Can Shake My Shaker Egg”*

Flannelboard: “Brown Bear, Brown Bear”*

Flannelboard: “Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes”*

Repeating Extension Activities

  • Open, Shut Them*
  • These Are My Glasses*
  • This Is Big, Big, Big*
  • Zoom Zoom Zoom*

How It Went

Tuesday morning
I had such singing, it was amazing! I should have led off with “Row, Row, Row” though — it would have made a better leading book. The group loved “Zoom Zoom Zoom”! Singing “Brown Bear” is always a tip they love to hear over and over again.

And there were no Thursday classes this week, sadness! I came down with the plague cold that I’m still fighting over a month later.

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