The Videos Are Back, Baby

It took me over 9 months, but I have finally uploaded a new YouTube video!

Last fall I got a new laptop with new-to-me video editing software. And it took me those 9 long months to sit myself down, watch some tutorials, and actually learn how to use the software. But I finally did it! And now I have 6 videos to share over the course of the next month and a half.

These videos were filmed last summer so it’s been exactly a year since recording. Sophie asked if she could join us this round, so we let her accompany us. She looks so small to me already!

The first video is a short and sweet lap bounce. I thought I’d share some of my recent favourite lap bounces for babytime along with this new one. Anyone have any lap bounces they are loving right now? Please let me know in the comments! Here are my current faves:

In storytime I encourage caregivers to insert their baby’s name. Babies love hearing their names and pay close attention to the word that follows it.
I do these two back-to-back with my Folkmanis horse puppet on my lap. They work really well with older babies and toddlers.
In my babytimes we added a “Wheee!” after we count to three and lift the babies in the air. We also do a tickling verse.
I do a very exaggerated stopping pause during this one and talk to caregivers about how to make important life skills like stopping and going fun to learn through songs.
Can’t get enough of the Cool Cat song! Before we sing this one I get three baby volunteers and write their names on my whiteboard. Then we sing a verse with each name. This is a great way to get to know your storytime families and for them to get to know each other.

Want to see even more lap bounces? Check out my Favourite Lap Bounces for Babytime or our Lap Bounces playlist on YouTube. And make sure you’re subscribed to our YouTube channel to see future uploads!

4 thoughts on “The Videos Are Back, Baby

  1. Hi ladies,
    We love everything y’all share with us! We’ve revised our Wee Wednesday program to incorporate some of your ideas and are very happy to see the infant and baby ideas as well.
    Keep up the great work, we love our library friends!
    Happily signed, your friends at the Main Street Children’s Museum -Erin and Amanda

    1. Thank you so much! I feel like if I wasn’t a children’s librarian I’d be working in a children’s museum. What a cool job!

  2. Hi! I’m an avid Jbrary follower/user. I’m going to be presenting at my state’s library association conference in October, all about baby programming! I was wondering if it would be okay with you guys if I shared one of your videos during my presentation?

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