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!

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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

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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