Book Babies – Birthday Box

Book Babies – Birthday Box

Book Babies

Birthday Box

It’s baby’s birthday and he got a great toy… in a huge box. Wait! Don’t put that box in the recycling bin just yet. That box can be your baby’s favorite toy, and it’s the only toy that will “grow” with him. Look below for fun box-themed ideas that will help your baby learn and grow.

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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

Play Tip

A cardboard box is a blank canvas for cognitive and social development. “Open-ended and free exploration plays a very important role in learning. When we give children the freedom and opportunity to explore, create, fail and reassess, we are helping them to form connections in the brain. All engaging experiences – even ones from cardboard boxes – help children learn about the world around them and how they influence it.”

- Kylie Rymanowicz, Michigan State University

Activity

Make a tunnel from a large cardboard box by opening both ends. Place the child at one end of the tunnel. You sit at the opposite end. Peek your face in the tunnel and say, “Hi!” Then lean away from the tunnel (so the child can’t see you) and say, “Bye!” Does the child try to communicate with you by crawling to find you, or by making sounds to copy your “hi” and “bye”? If your child isn’t mobile, you can use the box to prop them with a blanket and their favorite toys in the box. You can also push them around on the floor while making car, boat, and train noises.

 

- https://www.zerotothree.org/resources/1078-activities-for-bonding-and-learning-from-12-to-24-months

Books Presented

The Birthday Box by Leslie Patricelli

An imaginative young child has a wonderful time playing with a box he receives for his birthday.

The Happy Little Yellow Box by David A. Carter

This highly interactive novelty book follows a friendly yellow box as he journeys high and low, near and far—until finally resting in a spot that is “just right.”

Thank You Bear by Greg Foley

Despite the criticism of others, a bear finds the perfect gift for his mouse friend.

Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays

Did You Ever See a Baby

Did you ever see a baby, (have your child sitting on your lap)
A baby, a baby?
Did you ever see a baby,
Go this way and that? (rock from side to side)
Go this way and that way, (forward and back)
And that way and this way. (side to side)
Did you ever see a baby,
Go this way and that? (forward and back)

www.piercecountylibrary.org

Rhyme: Here is a Box

Here is a box, rough and brown
Let’s set it down, on the ground
Look inside and what do I see
I see a (insert object/animal here) looking at me!

– Sturgiskids.wikifoundry.com

Flannel Rhyme: Five Brown Boxes

(Tune: Five Little Ducks)

5 brown boxes I got today
Let’s stack them up so we can play.
One falls down from the very top.
Now there’s 4, but we won’t STOP!
4 brown boxes…
3 brown boxes…
2 brown boxes I got today, let’s stack it up so we can play.
One falls down from the very top.
Now there’s one… so we’ll have to STOP!

Diaper Changing with Sign Language:

Baby Needs a Diaper Change

(Tune: London Bridge is Falling Down)

Baby needs a diaper change
Diaper change,
Diaper change
Baby needs a diaper change
Please and thank you!

Here are the Sign language signs:
Baby: (rock arms in cradle back and forth)
Diaper: (pinch fingers like clothes pins next to face)
Change: (wring hands in a fist)
Please: (rub chest)
Thank you: (hand to chin and out)

 

Song: Baby in the Box

(Tune: The Wheels on the Bus)

Baby in her box goes up and down, up and down, up and down.
Baby in her box goes up and down, then he turns around.
Baby in her box goes side to side, side to side, side to side.
Baby in her box goes side to side, then he waves bye bye.

 – Adapted from Sunflowerstorytime.com

Signing Songs

“Baby”

“Diaper”

“Change

“Please”

“Thank You”

Additional Books

What to Do With a Box by Jane Yolen

If you give a child a box, who can tell what will happen next? It may become a library or a boat. It could set the scene for a fairy tale or a wild expedition.

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Book Babies – Boats in the Bath

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Book Babies

Boats in the Bath

Babies love bathtime, and boats make it so much more fun! You don’t need a storebought toy, a simple bowl will work. Help baby fill it with different items and watch it sink to the bottom. You can also increase their sensory experience by adding pom poms, loofa sponges, foam squares, and floating balls. Add a song to it and baby will be delighted!

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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

Even though young children do not understand the meanings of the rhymes, it is important for them to hear them. By six months, babies are able to recognize the sounds of the languages they hear. They are also losing those sounds they don’t hear, even though they were born able to learn to make them.

- Early literacy Storytimes @ Your Library by Ghoting & Martin-Diaz

Activity

Using the traditional rhyme, “Row, Row Row Your Boat,” rock back and forth and side to side with your baby on your lap. Match your movements to the words of the rhyme. You can also do this rhyme in different settings for example, with a book, or the bath tub, or even in the car.

Books Presented

Splish-Splash by Nicola Smee

Mr. Horse invites his friends Cat, Dog, Pig and Duck for a ride in his boat. But will a wave ruin the day?

Row, Row, Row Your Boat by David Ellwand

Join Teddy and his furry friends for a delightful boat ride in this adorable sing-along board book.

Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays

Did You Ever See a Baby

Did you ever see a baby, (have your child sitting on your lap)
A baby, a baby?
Did you ever see a baby,
Go this way and that? (rock from side to side)
Go this way and that way, (forward and back)
And that way and this way. (side to side)
Did you ever see a baby,
Go this way and that? (forward and back)

www.piercecountylibrary.org

Bounce: Motorboat, Motorboat

Motorboat, motorboat, go so sloooow (roll hands slowly)
Motorboat, motorboat, go so sloooow
Motorboat, motorboat, step on the gas (tap foot)

Motorboat, motorboat go so fast (roll hands quickly)
Motorboat, motorboat, go so fast
Motorboat, motorboat, CRASH (clap)

– Adventuresofabookworm.com

Flannel Story: Sailing Around in My Little Blue Boat

Sailing around in my little blue boat,
Sailing around in my little blue boat,
Sailing around in my little blue boat,
Zoom, zoom, zoom, zoom, Splash!
Zoom, zoom, zoom, zoom, Splash!
(Repeat with other colors.)

– Sunflowerstorytime.com

Diaper Changing with Sign Language:

Baby Needs a Diaper Change

(Tune: London Bridge is Falling Down)

Baby needs a diaper change
Diaper change,
Diaper change
Baby needs a diaper change
Please and thank you!

Here are the Sign language signs:
Baby: (rock arms in cradle back and forth)
Diaper: (pinch fingers like clothes pins next to face)
Change: (wring hands in a fist)
Please: (rub chest)
Thank you: (hand to chin and out)

 

Signing Songs

“Baby”

“Diaper”

“Change

“Please”

“Thank You”

Additional Books

I'm Mighty! by Kate and Jim McMullan

A little tugboat shows how he can bring big ships into the harbor even though he is small.

Bathtime Mathtime Shapes by Danica McKellar

Danica McKellar uses her proven math success to give toddlers a head start on learning their shapes in this squeaky-clean bathtime read-aloud that shapes up to be a tubful of math fun!

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Book Babies

Berry Nice!

Explore the berry universe with bounces, songs, fingerplays, and books about berries! When watching a read-along book video with your toddler, try muting the volume and read the story yourself. You can also tell the story in your own words, encouraging your child to recall and “read” the story themselves.

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

Unwrapping an object requires fine motor and problem solving skills, and your child will love the sound of crumbled paper.

- Baby Play:100 Fun-filled Activities to Maximize Your Baby's Potential

Activity

Loosely wrap some of him toys in brightly colored paper, put them in a shopping bag, and let him dig through, unwrap, and rediscover his toys.

Books Presented

Strawberries are Red by Petr Horacek

What color are strawberries? Bananas? Grapes? Flip the pages to find out! What happens when you mix these and other wonderful colors together? Peek in the bowl on the last spread for a tasty surprise.

The Very Berry Counting Book by Jerry Pallotta

Berries are a healthy finger food toddlers are familiar with. Learning their names and the numbers from one to ten is sure to delight.

Babyberry Pie by Heather Vogel Frederick

How do you bake a babyberry pie? Pick one wiggly baby from the babyberry tree. Pop him in the tub and scrub clean. Add sugar to his nose and toes. Tuck him into a warm pie crust. And don’t forget a kiss goodnight!

Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays

Did You Ever See a Baby

Did you ever see a baby, (have your child sitting on your lap)
A baby, a baby?
Did you ever see a baby,
Go this way and that? (rock from side to side)
Go this way and that way, (forward and back)
And that way and this way. (side to side)
Did you ever see a baby,
Go this way and that? (forward and back)

www.piercecountylibrary.org

Pick Berries High

(Tune: Peas Porridge Hot)

Pick berries high
Pick berries low
Pick berries on the bush, nine in a row
Some like them red
Some like them blue
Here’s one for me
And here’s one for you!

– adapted from Artsy Toddler Storytimes

Fingerplay: Berries in the Bowl

Five little berries in the bowl (Mom bounces baby on her lap)
One fell out and started to roll (Roll baby’s hands in a circle)
It bumped the table and hit my feet (Stomp or touch baby’s feet)
How many berries are left to eat?

– Adapted from Apples in the Bowl @ https://www.oremlibrary.org/events/storytime/bouncing-babies-songs/

Diaper Changing: Baby Needs a Diaper Change

(Tune: London Bridge is Falling Down)

Baby needs a diaper change
Diaper change,
Diaper change
Baby needs a diaper change
Please and thank you!

Here are the Sign language signs:
Baby: (rock arms in cradle back and forth)
Diaper: (pinch fingers like clothes pins next to face)
Change: (wring hands in a fist)
Please: (rub chest)
Thank you: (hand to chin and out)

Signing Songs

“Baby”

“Diaper”

“Change

“Please”

“Thank You”

Additional Books

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The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear by Don and Audrey Wood

Little Mouse worries that the big, hungry bear will take his freskly picked, ripe, red strawberry for himself.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

The very hungry caterpillar literally eats his way through the pages of the book.

Bumpety, Dunkety, Thumpety-Thump! by K. L. Going

Two toddlers go on a bumpety berry hunt in this darling picture book that’s perfect for preschoolers.

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Upcoming Story Time and Book Babies in September

Upcoming Story Time and Book Babies in September

Upcoming Story Time and Book Babies

In September

We have some exciting changes upcoming for kids’ programming!

Story Time will resume online starting Tuesday September 8th at 10:30 a.m. Book Babies will resume Wednesday September 9th at 9:45 a.m. In place of Toddler Time, we will be posting activity videos (songs, scarf activities, etc) that we can keep online as a permanent resource.

We also have Story Time Craft Kits that will be available starting Tuesday September 1st. You can pick up the entire month’s crafts so you can follow along during Story Time.

We’re really excited about our upcoming programming. See you in September!

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Toddler Time and Book Babies – Once Upon a Time There Were Unicorns

Toddler Time and Book Babies – Once Upon a Time There Were Unicorns

Toddler Time and Book Babies – Once Upon a Time There Were Unicorns

Toddler Time and Book Babies – July 27 and 29, 2020

Toddler Time for ages 10 to 23 months – 9:45 am Mondays (July 27)

Book Babies for ages 0 to 9 months – 9:45 am Wednesdays (July 29)

 

This week in Toddler Time and Book Babies we played with shakers, sang songs, and read books about unicorns and other fun animals. Singing is an important part of language and literacy development because it “stretches” out multiple sounds that make up a word, so don’t be afraid to sing with your child even if you feel like you are not a “singer.” We’ve also included a cute pattern for a unicorn horn that you can color with your toddler!

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!

Books Presented

4 Little Pigs
by Carmen Crowe

You already know about the Three Little Pigs – now see what happens when Baby Pig tags along!

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I Believe in Bunnycorns
Danielle McLean

Part bunny, part unicorn, and 100% magical! We’re going on a bunny hunt to find the bunnycorns. We follow trails of sparkle dust and look for shiny horns!

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Ten Playful Penguins
by Emily Ford

Ten penguins visit their friends at the zoo, in a book featuring three-dimensional penguins to aid readers in counting.

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Once Upon a Unicorn’s Horn
by Beatrice Blue

A little girl befriends a sad, tiny horse, and, with a little magic (and an ice cream cone), helps him fly.

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I’m Just a Little Penguin
by Oakley Graham

Shake the book to move the 3D googley eyes in this funny story about a day in the life of a happy little penguin.

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You are My Sunshine
by Sandra Magsamen

This playful new shaped board book from Sandra Magsamen features a plush sun-shaped finger puppet! This puppet then becomes a character on every spread, offering a uniquely interactive reading experience for you and your child.

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The Little Book of Big Ideas
by Suzanne Francis

Four concept-based story retellings in one wonderfully chunky package!

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Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays

Shaker: Shake Your Shaker

(Tune: London Bridge)

Shake your shaker in the air,
Shake it here, shake it there.
Shake your shaker in the air,
Shake your shaker.

Shake it high and shake it low,
Shake it yes, shake it no.
Shake it high and shake it low,
Shake your shaker.

Shake it up and shake it down,
Rub your shaker on the ground.
Shake it up and shake it down,
Shake your shaker.

Shake it near and shake it far,
Drive your shaker like a car.
Shake it near and shake it far,
Shake your shaker.

Shake it fast and shake it slow,
Shake it stop, shake it go.
Shake it fast and shake it slow,
Shake your shaker.

– Lisaslibraryland.blogspot.com

Shaker: If You’re Happy and You Know it

If you’re happy and you know it give a shake.
If you’re happy and you know it give a shake.
If you’re happy and you know it and you really want to show it.
If you’re happy and you know it give a shake.

If you’re happy and you know it give a clap.
(Clap shaker against palm.)

If you’re happy and you know it give a tap.
(Tap shaker on the floor.)

If you’re happy and you know it do all three.
(Shake, shake, clap, clap, tap, tap)

– Lisaslibraryland.blogspot.com

Shaker: Going to Kentucky

We’re going to Kentucky, we’re going to the fair
We’re going to Kentucky, we’re going to the fair
To see a senorita, with roses in her hair, OH
Shake it baby, shake it! Shake it if you dare!
Shake it like a milkshake, Oh shake it here to there!
SOOO, rumble to the bottom, rumble to the top
Then turn around and turn around Until it’s time to STOP!
(repeat, going faster each time!)

Spoken rhyme for putting away shakers:
Shake your shaker slowly, as slowly as can be
Now shake your shaker quickly, do it just like me.
Shake your shaker high Shake your shaker low
One last shake … and away it goes!

– Macaronisoup.com

Shaker: We Shake Our Shakers Together

(To the tune of For He’s a Jolly Good Fellow)

We shake our shakers together.
We shake our shakers together
We shake our shakers together
Because it’s fun to do!

– Lisaslibraryland.blogspot.com

 

Bounce: Acka Backa Soda Cracker

Acka backa soda cracker,
(bounce to rhythm)
Acka backa boo,
(lean forward on ‘boo’)
Acka backa soda cracker,
(bounce to rhythm)
I love you!
(kiss baby’s head or hug baby)

Acka backa soda cracker,
(bounce to rhythm)
Acka backa boo,
(lean forward on ‘boo’)
Acka backa soda cracker,
(bounce to rhythm)
Up goes you!
(lift baby/arms up)

– Oremlibrary.org

Bounce: Giddy Up Horsie

Giddy-up, giddy-up, giddy-up horsey.
(bounce baby on knees)
Giddy-up, giddy-up, go, go, go.

Giddy-up, giddy-up, giddy-up horsey.
Giddy-up, giddy-up, Whoa!
(let baby slip through knees)

– Traditional

Fingerplay: Two Little Penguins

Here’s two little penguins
Sliding on the ice
One named Brooke
And the other named Bryce
Slide away Brooke
Slide away Bryce
Come back Brooke
Come back Bryce

– Traditional

Bounce: Popcorn, Popcorn!

Popcorn, popcorn!
(bounce baby on knee)

Sizzle in the pan.
(rock legs side to side)

Shake it, shake it,
(rock legs side to side)

Bam, bam, bam!
(bounce baby on knee)

Popcorn, popcorn!
(bounce baby on knee)

Now it’s getting hot!
(rock legs side to side)

Shake it, shake it,
(rock legs side to side)

Pop, pop, pop!
(lift baby up higher with each pop)

– Blog.intellidance.ca

 

Diaper Changing: There Was a Little Man

There was a little man who had a little crumb
And over the mountain he did run
With a belly full of fat
And a big tall hat
And a pancake stuck to his bum, bum, bum!

– Jbrary.com

Signing

“Milk”

“Food”

“More”

“All Done”

Early Literacy Tip and Activity:

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 familar 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 an “egg shaker” or “clapping” song with your child such as “If You’re Happy and You Know It.” Have fun making up different verses throuout the day for activities you do with your child such as “…wash your hands, scrub scrub,” or “…eat your lunch, yum, yum!”

Sensory/Craft Activity

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Star light, star bright will you give my wish tonight! This week in Toddler Time and Book Babies we counted stars, made wishes on stars, and played with stars … or scarves.

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!

Books Presented

Make a Wish Bear
by Greg Foley

Bear makes the greatest wish of all–to be with friends.

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Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
as told and illustrated by Iza Trapani

An expanded version of the nineteenth-century poem in which a small girl accompanies a star on a journey through the night sky, examining both heavenly bodies and the earth below.

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Touch the Brightest Star
by Christie Matheson

Touch, tap, blink, whisper with us as we make magic happen in the nighttime sky, from sunset to sunrise. Touch the Brightest Star offers us a gentle and soothing bedtime story perfect toddlers and kids who love surprises.

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Wish Upon a Star
by Sara Miller

Join a cast of Disney animated characters as they wish for their hopes and dreams to come true.

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Wish
by Emma Dodd

This little wolf has someone special who always wants the very best for him.

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Peekaboo Baby
by Sebastien Braun

The reader is invited to lift the flaps to reveal babies engaged in a variety of familiar activities.

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Plenty of Hugs
by Fran Manushkin

Illustrations and gently rhyming text follow two mothers and their toddler on a sunny day.

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Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays

Hat Trick

Magic, magic, in my hat!
I’ll pull out a rabbit – (pull anything other than a rabbit)
Ahhhh! What is that?!
(repeat until ready for the rabbit)
Magic, magic, in my hat!
I’ll pull out a rabbit –
See! Look at that!

– Storytimekatie.com

If You’re a Magician and You Know it

(Tune: If You’re Happy And You Know It)

If you’re a magician and you know it, wave your wand
If you’re a magician and you know it, wave your wand
If you’re a magician and you know it, then your magic sure will show it
If you’re a magician and you know it, wave your wand

If you’re a magician and you know it, put on your hat
If you’re a magician and you know it, put on your hat
If you’re a magician and you know it, then your magic sure will show it
If you’re a magician and you know it, put on your hat

If you’re a magician and you know it, take a bow
If you’re a magician and you know it, take a bow
If you’re a magician and you know it, then your magic sure will show it
If you’re a magician and you know it, take a bow

– Watercolorlibrarian.wordpress.com

Flannelboard: Five Magic Rabbits

Five magic rabbits in a tall black hat
Along comes a magician who gives each one a pat
He waves his magic wand high above their ears,
Abracadabra, poof! One rabbit disappears (count down)

– Storytimekatie.com

At the Magic Show

(Tune: The Wheels On The Bus)

The magician wears his magic hat
Magic hat, magic hat
The magician wears his magic hat
At the magic show

He pulls a rabbit out of his hat
Out of his hat, out of his hat
He pulls a rabbit out of his hat
At the magic show

He takes a bow and everyone claps
Everyone claps, everyone claps
He takes a bow and everyone claps
At the magic show

– Watercolorlibrarian.wordpress.com

 

ASL Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are!
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky,
Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are!

– Traditional

Signing

“Pig”

“Bear”

“Sleep”

Early Literacy Tip and Activity:

Baby Tip

An important sensory development skill in infants is the ability to follow moving objects with their eyes. Try this “Starburst” activity from “Games Babies Play by Vicki Lansky.

Baby Activity

Use one hand to create a “starburst” effect for your child. With your baby lying face up or reclining in an infant seat, move your hand with all your fingers touching, about 12 to 24 inches from her face. Open your fingers quickly, creating a starburst pattern. Use a sound to coordinate with the burst of motion in your fingers. Move your hand from side to side as well as closer and closer. End each sequence with your hand gently catching your baby’s nose. This will bring smiles and giggles and maybe a few squeals of delight.

- Lansky

Toddler Tip

Although “real” school may seem light-years away, it’s just around the corner (and most kids are expected to start reading, at least on a rudimentary level, in kindergarten). Children who are introduced to reading early tend to read earlier themselves. Try this Wishing Star Reading activity with your toddler.

Toddler Activity

Turn off the lights and look at pictures with a flashlight. these can be pictures of family or in a book. To make the flashlight more focused, tape a black piece of paper with a small circle cut out of center to the flashlight. Then use it to “point” to objects in the book. Let your toddler use the flashlight, too!

Additional Books

Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp
by Jennifer Adams

With this sounds primer, hear the whoosh of a jinni, the rustle of a magician’s robes, the tinkle of jewels in a cave of treasures, and much more.

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Wishes and Surprises
illustrated by Mu Young Cho

Twin genies Shimmer and Shine often misinterpret Leah’s wishes, but their mistakes always turn out great.

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I Wish You More
by Amy Krouse Rosenthal & Tom Lichtenheld

In simple text and pictures, the author and illustrator create a compendium of small daily moments.

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We’re Going on a Bear Hunt
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