Book Babies: Turkeys!

by | Nov 30, 2020 | Blog, Book Babies, Kid's Corner | 0 comments

Turkeys, feathers, and family hugs! These things can be enjoyed anytime of the year, but we love them around Thanksgiving. Try counting feathers with your child, look at the colors, and see how many hugs you can give away this week.

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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

Feathers are a wonderful, inexpensive sensory “toy” that can grow with your child. Talk with your child about their colors, how they feel, smell, and move when you blow them. They will begin to blow them too which is a great speech development skill.

Activity

For infants, sing a nursery rhyme such as “Turkey Wore a Red Feather” while tickling their face or cheek. For toddler, hide feathers in a book and have seek and find them. Then blow them together out of the book. Remember to talk, talk, talk with your child about what is happening!

Books Presented

Five Silly Turkeys by Salina Yoon

Watch the shiny feathers disappear as you count down from five to one in this Thanksgiving book about five silly turkeys!

Yummy, Yucky by Leslie Patricelli

A toddler finds out that spaghetti is yummy, but worms — and blue crayons, and sand, and other things too gross to mention — are definitely yucky when tasted.

One Hug by Katrina Moore

A young boy discovers many different kinds of hugs and ways to show love as family members and friends gather to welcome his immigrant relatives from China.

Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays

Two Little Turkeys

Two little turkeys sitting on a hill
One named Jack, the other named Jill
Run away Jack, run away Jill
Come back Jack, come back Jill
(cloud/quiet & loud, pole/fast & slow, sky/low & high)

– Storytimekatie.com

Turkey Wore a Red Feather

(Tune: Mary Wore a Red Dress)

Turkey wore a red feather,
Red feather,
Red feather,
Turkey wore a red feather,
All day long.

(Blue, green, purple, orange, yellow, etc.)

– Oremlibrary.org

Giddy Up Turkey

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

– Adapted from Oremlibrary.org

Signing 

Dad

Mom

Walk

Additional Books

1 2 3 the Farm and Me: Following Food from the Farm to Your Family by America's Test Kitchen

How does your food get from the farm to your table? Let’s count the ways!

Big Hugs, Little Hugs by Felicia Bond

  Illustrations and brief text show many different ways to hug.

What is in the Pot? by Book Dash

Sam wants to know what is in the pot… he’s so hungry!

Big Hugs, Little Hugs by Felicia Bond

  Illustrations and brief text show many different ways to hug.

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