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

Story Time: Creepy Costumes

Story Time: Creepy Costumes

Halloween is coming up! Have you chosen a costume? Prepare for the holiday by reading these books of other costumed friends with us!

Join us live Tuesdays at 10:30 AM  – Online on Facebook

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

Spice up a familiar book by talking about why it’s a favorite of your child’s. Talk about the art, the words, and prompt your child to share.

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

Print out this coloring page!

Additional Books

Ladybug Girl and the Dress-Up Dilemma by David Soman and Jacky Davis

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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Book Babies: Little Owl’s Bedtime

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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

 “When we talk about the sequence of our days with our children, they have a chance to hear vocabulary words in context and begin to learn how to put events in order…both skills that help with comprehension when they are readers.”

- Melissa Depper

Activity

When going through your bedtime routine, try singing, “This is the Way We Yawn and Stretch.” Then talk with Baby about why you are doing each thing.

Books Presented

Little Owl's Night by Divya Srinivasan

Little Owl enjoys a lovely night in the forest visiting his friend the raccoon, listening to the frogs croak and the crickets chirp, and watching the fog that hovers overhead.

The Going to Bed Book by Sandra Boynton

An assortment of animals on a boat take a bath, put on their pajamas, brush their teeth, and exercise before going to bed.

Overboard by Sarah Weeks

Sweet little baby bunny is as cute as can be, but turn your back for just one minute and–uh-oh, he’s throwing everything overboard!

Llama Llama Nighty-Night by Anna Dewdney

A young llama follows the same bedtime routine every night.

Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays

This is the Way We Yawn and Stretch

(Tune: Mulberry Bush)

This is the way we yawn and stretch,
Yawn and stretch, yawn and stretch.
This is the way we yawn and stretch,
On our way to bed.

This is the way we take a bath…
This is the way we read a book…
This is the way we hug and kiss…
This is the way we close our eyes…

– Melissa.depperfamily.net

 

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

There’s a Wide-Eyed Owl

(Tune: Five Little Ducks)

There’s a wide-eyed owl (thumb and forefingers around eyes)
With a pointed nose, (point to nose)
Two pointed ears, (point to ears)
And claws for toes. (fingers bent into claws)
He sits so high up in the tree, (walk hand up in steps)
He looks at you and he looks at me!

Adapted from www.melissa.depperfamily.net

Five Little Monkeys

Five little monkeys jumping on the bed,
One fell down and bumped his head,
Mama called the doctor and the doctor said,
No more monkeys jumping on the bed!

Four little monkeys jumping on the bed,
One fell down and bumped his head,
Mama called the doctor and the doctor said,
No more monkeys jumping on the bed!

Three little monkeys jumping on the bed,
One fell down and bumped her head,
Mama called the doctor and the doctor said,
No more monkeys jumping on the bed!

Two little monkeys jumping on the bed,
One fell down and bumped his head,
Mama called the doctor and the doctor said,
No more monkeys jumping on the bed!

One little monkey jumping on the bed,
She fell down and bumped her head,
Mama called the doctor and the doctor said,
Put those monkeys back to bed!

– Allnurseryrhymes.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 Creatures

Story Time – Creepy Creatures

Story Time: Creepy Creatures

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Sing, Talk, Read, Write, Play

Tip

Don’t shy away from informational or non-fiction books when sharing a story with your child. Children love to find out about the world around them and how things work. Even if you don’t read all the words, point out the illustrations and talk about them with your child.

Activity

Using an informational book about animals, sing, “There’s Something in the Nighttime,” with your child and have them fill in the noises. Then talk about where the animals live, what they eat, and when they sleep.

Books Presented

Where Are the Night Animals by Mary Ann Fraser

Describes various nocturnal animals and their nighttime activities, including the opossum, brown bat, and tree frog.

Owl Babies by Martin Waddell

Three owl babies whose mother has gone out in the night try to stay calm while she is gone.

Night Animals Need Sleep Too by Gianna Marino

It’s daytime and night animals are all sleeping soundly. Well, all except for Possum. Skunk tries to be helpful, pointing out a cave, then a tree, then a den. But the more places Possum tries to sleep, the more night animals he wakes up.

It's Raining Bats and Frogs by Rebecca Colby

What’s a witch to do when a rainstorm threatens the Halloween Parade? Make it fun, that’s what!

Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays

One Little Bat

One little bat was trying to behave.
He hung upside down from his feet in a cave.
Another bat flew in, and said, “How do you do?”
The 2nd joined the first, and then there were 2!
2 little bats were trying to behave.
They hung upside down from their feet in a cave.
To help pass the time, they sang “Do re me”
Another bat joined the song, and then there were 3.
3 little bats were trying to behave
They hung upside down from their feet in a cave
From their cave perch, they looked down at the floor,
A new bat joined the game, and then there were 4.
4 little bats were trying to behave.
They hung upside down from their feet in a cave.
One little bat zoomed inside and did a dive.
He stayed to take a rest, and with him there were 5.

– www.Missbarbaraatthelibrary.blogspot.com

Two Little Hoot Owls

Two little hoot owls, sitting on a hill
One named Jack and the other named Jill
Fly away Jack! Fly away Jill!
Come back, Jack! Come back, Jill!

– www.Storytimekatie.com

 

There’s Something in the Nighttime

 (Modified from There’s something in my garden)
There’s something in the nighttime that I can’t really see.
There’s something in the nighttime, now what can it be?
Whoo, Whoo. Hear it’s funny sound? Whoo, Whoo. An Owl is what I found!
(Continue with other animals, I used an Owl, a cat, a mouse, and a skunk ‘Smell that funny smell? Sniff, sniff, A skunk! You sure can tell!’)

– www.Missbarbaraatthelibrary.blogspot.com

 

Crafts and Activities

Coloring Page

Print out this coloring page!

Paper Bag Owl Craft

Make this owl paper bag puppet craft!

Additional Books

Whoo-oo is it? by Megan McDonald

Mother Owl hears a mysterious noise in the night and tries to identify it.

Night Animals by Gianna Marino

Possum is hiding from the sounds in the night, and his fear sets off a chain reaction in the other night animals.

The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn

When Chester the raccoon is reluctant to go to kindergarten for the first time, his mother teaches him a secret way to carry her love with him.

Stellaluna by Janell Cannon

After she falls headfirst into a bird’s nest, a baby bat is raised like a bird until she is reunited with her mother.

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