Book Babies: Happy Halloween!

Book Babies: Happy Halloween!

Book Babies: Happy Halloween

This week in Book Babies, we looked at colorful books about Halloween! Are you ready for the holiday? Come to the library any time this week with your child in costume and get a bag of treats!

Join us live Wednesdays at 9:45 AM  – Online on Facebook

Ages 2-5

Welcome Songs

Here We Are Together

Here we are together, together, together! Oh, here we are together in our library. There’s (sing names)… Here we are together in our library!

Hello Everybody

Hello everybody let’s clap our hands*, clap our hands, clap our hands. Hello everybody let’s clap our hands today! *pat our head, stretch up high, wiggle our fingers, tickle our knees, kick our feet, bounce up high!

S, T, R, W, P

(Sing while pointing to each finger on your child’s hand.) Sing, talk, read, write, play! Sing, talk, read write, play! Sing, talk, read, write, play! Sing, talk, read, write, play each day!

Sing, Talk, Read, Write, Play

Tip

You don’t actually need to read books aloud to your children in order for them to benefit. Simply looking at and talking about the illustrations in books helps children develop appreciation for the visual arts–not only the names of the colors, but whether they are bright or pastel, clear or blurry.

- Lambert

Activity

Read Spooky Pookie by Sandra Boynton and talk about the different colors that you see.

Books Presented

Sheep Trick or Treat by Nancy Shaw

When sheep dress up to go trick-or-treating at a nearby farm, their costumes scare away some wolves lurking in the woods.

Boo! by Leslie Patricelli

It’s Halloween! Time to dress up and trick-or-treat!

Spooky Pookie by Sandra Boynton

  What will Pookie choose to be for Halloween this year?

One, Two, Boo! by Kristen L. Depkin

Lift the flaps to count your way through this spooky old house, but be prepared for a few surprises.

Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays

Happy Monsters

(Tune: If You’re Happy and You Know It)

Happy Monsters like to sing and clap their hands. (clap hands)
Happy Monsters like to sing and clap their hands. (clap hands)
Happy monsters like to sing
Happy Monsters clap their hands
Happy monsters like to sing and clap their hands.

*Sad monsters sometimes frown and rub their eyes
*Mad monsters stop to think and count to 5
* Proud monsters stand up tall and say Hurray

– Mrshomeec.blogspot.com

Here’s a Little Pumpkin

Here’s a little pumpkin bouncing on the vine (bounce baby gently)
Roll it left (sway to left)
And roll it right (sway to the other side)
ANd bounce it down the line (bounce down legs)

*Here’s a medium pumpkin bouncing on the vine (bounce baby slightly bigger)
*Here’s a great big pumpkin bouncing on the vine (bounce baby BIG)

– Oremlibrary.org

Monsters Here, Monsters There

Monsters here
Monsters there
Monsters, Monsters, everywhere

Monsters on shoulders,
Monsters on my toes,
Monsters on my belly, and
Monsters on my nose,
Monsters on my arms,
Monsters on my lips,
Monsters on my knees, and
Monsters on my hips!

Monsters here
Monsters there
Monsters, Monsters, everywhere

Do I look worried?
No Siree!
They’re my friends,
Can’t you see?
Yay Monsters!

– Guybrarian.wordpress.com

Halloween is Coming

(Tune: Skip to my Lou)

Jack o’Lantern, turn around
Jack o’Lantern, turn around
Jack o’Lantern, turn around
Halloween is coming

Big Black Cat, Run away
Big Black Cat, Run away
Big Black Cat, Run Away
Halloween is coming

Little witch, fly, fly, fly
Little witch fly, fly, fly
Little witch fly, fly, fly
Halloween is coming

Scary Ghost, hide from me
Scary Ghost, hide from me
Scary Ghost, hide from me
Halloween is coming

– Mrsalbanesesclass.blogspot.com

Signing 

We Ask…

(tune “The Farmer in Dell)

We ask for milk like this, we ask for milk like this.
(squeeze fingers together to make a fist)
When we’re thirsty and want a drink, we ask for milk like this.

We ask for food like this, we ask for food like this.
(Bring fingers together & up to mouth)
When we’re hungry and need a snack, we ask for food like this.

We ask to have a change, we ask to have a change.
(alternate fists from top to bottom)
When our diaper is so full, we ask to have a change.

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Story Time: Creepy Costumes

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Ages 2-5

Sing, Talk, Read, Write, Play

Tip

When you enjoy a book, let your children know that you like it and why. Sharing your enjoyment gives them a positive attitude toward books. This positive attitude will influence them when they get to school and learn to read. Let your child choose books and tell you why he likes them.

- Lambert

Activity

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Books Presented

Five Little Monkeys Trick or Treat by Eileen Christelow

  When babysitter Lulu takes the five little monkeys trick-or-treating, they decide to change costumes with their friends and try to fool Lulu and their mother.

Are You Scared, Darth Vader? by Adam Rex

Although he professes to fear nothing, it turns out that the most-feared villain in the Star Wars universe may not be so fearless after all.

Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

It’s a beautiful day in this neighborhood
A beautiful day for a neighbor
Would you be mine?
Could you be mine?

It’s a neighborly day in this beautywood
A neighborly day for a beauty
Would you be mine?
Could you be my neighbor?

– adapted from Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood

Monster, Monster, Turn Around

Monster, monster, turn around
Monster, monster, touch the ground
Monster, monster, reach up high
Monster, monster, touch the sky
Monster, monster, touch your nose
Monster, monster, grab your toes
Monster, monster, touch your knees
Monster, monster, sit down please

– www.Storytimekatie.com

 

Monsters Galore

Monsters galore, can you roar? Roar.
Monsters galore, can you soar? Make flying motions.
Monsters galore, please shut the door. Clap hands.
Monsters galore, fall on the floor! Fall down.

– Sunflowerstorytime.com

 

Zoom Zoom Zoom, Witch Style

Zoom, zoom, zoom
Climb onto my broom
Zoom, zoom, zoom
Climb onto my broom
If you want to go at night
to spread around Halloween fright
Zoom, zoom, zoom
Climb onto my broom
In 5, 4, 3, 2, 1
BOO!
– Jbrary.com

Crafts and Activities

Coloring Page

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It is Halloween and Lulu doesn’t know if she should dress as Ladybug Girl or find a different costume for the special day.

Muffins for Mummies by Adam and Charlotte Guillain

George bravely explores the museum to see who has been stealing the cakes on the sly. It could be the mammoth – or maybe the knight? Or that mummy who’s lurking nearby…

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Closed for Veteran’s Day

Closed for Veteran’s Day

Closed for Veteran’s Day

The library will be closed on Wednesday, November 11 for Veteran's Day. No items are due. Thank you.

The library will be closed Wednesday November 11 for Veteran’s Day. No items will be due.

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