Book Babies + Toddler Time: Rabbits & Bunnies

by | Jul 1, 2021 | Blog, Book Babies, Kid's Corner, Toddler Time | 0 comments

Whether bouncing like a bunny or hopping like a rabbit, toddlers and babies love these fluffy animals. Try reading some of the books below or doing the activities with your child for a fun-filled learning time about bunnies & rabbits.

Book Babies: Wednesday @ 9:45am in Community Room

Ages 0 – 10 months

Toddler Time: Tuesday @ 9:45am in Community Room

Ages 11 – 23 months

 

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

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 wants familiar sounds from a person who means a great deal to him. Singing together can be great fun; it doesn’t require any special equipment or cost any money.

 

- Lambert

Activity

Sing a song with motions with your child such as, “If You’re Happy and You Know It,” or “Hello, Everybody Let’s Clap Our Hands!” You can also replace the pronouns with your child’s name to “personalize” it!

Books Presented

Pop-Up Peekaboo! Meow!

Can you find Stripy Cat’s friends hiding under the flaps? Watch out-they might jump out at you!

Hush, Little Ones by John Butler

Baby animals in their natural environments are lovingly lulled to sleep by their parents.

Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays

Fingerplay: Here is a Bunny

Here is a bunny with ears so funny.
(hold up 2 fingers on one hand like bunny ears)
And here is a hole in the ground.
(finger and thumb of other hand together to make circle)
When a noise he hears
(hold one hand to ear)
He pricks up his ears
(hold up 2 fingers on one hand like bunny ears)
And jumps in the hole in the ground!
(hand with finger-ears “jumps” into hand with hole)

Variation
Here’s a bunny with ears so funny.
(wave hands above head for ears)
And here is a hole in the ground
(use hands to form a circle).
When a noise he hears,
(clap hands)
He perks up his ears,
(make ears stand up straight)
And jumps in a hole in the ground.
(dive towards the floor)

Rhymes, Songs, and Fingerplays Booklet

If you didn’t receive the booklet at Toddler Time or Book Babies, come to the library and ask for one at the Children’s Reference desk.

Scarf Song: Peek-a-boo

To the tune “Are You Sleeping”

Peek-a-boo, Peek-a-boo
I see you, I see you.
I see your button nose.
I see your tiny toes.
I see you, I see you.

Jbrary.com

Scarf Song: Rain on the Grass

*Rain on the grass
*Rain on the trees
*Rain on the roof but not on me!

*Replace with snow, sun, leaves
Jbrary.com

If You’re a Bunny and You Know It

If you’re a bunny and you know it, hop around
If you’re a bunny and you know it, hop around
If you’re a bunny and you know it and you really want to show it
If you’re a bunny and you know it, hop around

(shake your tail)
(flop your ears)
(wiggle your nose)

 

Additional Books

If You're Hoppy by April Pulley Sayre

In rhyming text reminiscent of the traditional song, “If you’re happy and you know it,” presents various animals that are hoppy, sloppy, growly, flappy, or slimy, scaly and mean.

Peek-a-Boo Bunny by Holly Surplice

An energetic bunny plays hid and seek with his forest friends

Little Bunny by Lauren Thompson

A young rabbit enjoys a “busy, dizzy” day of playing in the meadow near his home.

Bunny Breaths by Kira Willey

Part of the Mindfulness Moments for Kids series, this mindful meditation moment teaches kids to think like a bunny and find their own focused energy! With Bunny Breaths, kids learn how to replenish their energy with quick, focused breaths…no matter how blah they feel. Best of all, it can be performed anywhere: in the backseat of a car, at home, or even at a child’s desk at school.

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