Book Babies: Dancing with Dinosaurs

by | Nov 18, 2020 | Blog, Book Babies, Kid's Corner | 0 comments

Enjoy Dinovember with these fun books and activities! This week we’re Dancing with Dinosaurs.

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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

“A streamer curtain is a great way to play with a newborn who isn’t yet consistently grasping. This activity will encourage strengthening and visual motor skills to bat at objects. It also promotes sensory integration of the touch (tactile), visual, pressure & stretch (proprioceptive) and hearing (auditory) senses.”

- www.candokiddo.com

Activity

“Hang streamers from baby’s activity gym for him to touch. You can substitute strips of wrapping tissue paper for crepe streamers and they’ll make the same crinkly sound when touched. He’ll get both touch and sound feedback from his movements and learn from the cause and effect of his actions. If you don’t have an activity gym, you can make a streamer curtain hanging from the edge of a chair.”

- www.candokiddo.com

Books Presented

Cinderella Rex by Christy Webster

Cinderella Rex loves to dance, but will she get to attend the royal ball?

Let's Dance, Little Pookie by Sandra Boynton

A rhyming text about learning to dance is illustrated with Boynton’s familiar pig characters.

Barnyard Dance! by Sandra Boynton

Kids will twirl with the pig, spin with the chickens, and trot with the turkey in Barnyard Dance!

Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays

Giddy Up Dinosaur

Giddy-up, giddy-up, giddy-up dinosaur. (bounce child on knees)
Giddy-up, giddy-up, go, go, go.
Giddy-up, giddy-up, giddy-up dinosaur.
Giddy-up, giddy-up, Whoa! (let child slip through knees)

– Pasadena-library.net

Mama’s Little Baby Loves Dancing

(Tune: Shortnin’ Bread)

Mama’s little baby loves dancing, dancing,
Mama’s little baby loves turning round,
Mama’s little baby loves dancing, dancing,
Mama’s little baby loves to boogie down.

Lean to the left,
Lean to the right,
Hug that baby nice and tight.

Mama’s little baby loves dancing, dancing,
Mama’s little baby loves turning round,
Mama’s little baby loves dancing, dancing,
Mama’s little baby loves to boogie down.


– Oremlibrary.org

The Baby Hokey Pokey

You put your arms up, you put your arms down
You put your arms up and you wave them all around
You tickle tickle tickle and you wiggle wiggle, wiggle
That’s how baby hokey pokey goes

You put your legs up…
You put your whole body up…

– Oremlibrary.org

Diaper Changing Song: The Diaper on the Bottom

(To the tune of Wheels on the Bus)
The diaper on the bottom comes off, off, off
Off, off, off
Off, off, off
The diaper on the bottom comes off, off, off
Nice and clean
The fresh new diaper goes on, on, on
On, on, on
On, on, on
The fresh new diaper goes on, on, on
Ready to play

– Franklinma.gov

Signing 

Dad

Mom

Walk

Additional Books

Hippo Wants to Dance by Book Dash

Hippo wants to dance, but her moves keep bothering everyone! Will she ever be able to dance freely?

That's Not My Dinosaur by Fiona Watt

Turn the pages and touch the patches of different textures to develop sensory and language awareness.

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