Book Babies: Penguin Fun!

Book Babies: Penguin Fun!

Book Babies: Penguin Fun!

Today come and teach your baby about penguins with these fun books and activities.

Join us live Wednesdays at 10:00 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

We often build our on our children’s curiosity but don’t always know the answers to their questions. We can often discover in the answers together in books. Knowledge about the world, even in young children, is key to understanding. Combining a story and a factual book on nature or science helps expand children’s scientific knowledge.

- Lambert

Activity

Read aloud “Five Little Penguins Slip on the Ice” by Steve Metzger and a nonfiction book about penguins like “I’m Just a Little Penguin”. then do the fingerplay, “Two Little Penguins.”

Books Presented

I'm Just a Little Penguin by Oakley Graham

Illustrations and rhyming text portray a young bear searching for its mother and meeting many North American animals along the way. On board pages.

If You Were a Penguin by Wendess and Florence Minor

In this simple, rhyming picture book, the youngest readers will learn about penguins. This is the perfect read-aloud for teachers and parents to share with young children as they imagine what life as a penguin is like!

Five Little Penguins Slipping on the Ice by Steve Metzger

A counting book in which one by one the little penguins fall and hurt themselves, to the dismay of their mother and doctor.

Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays

Two Little Penguins

Two Little Penguins sitting on the hill. (2 Fingers Up, pointer on each)

One named Jack. One named JIll.

Waddle* away Jack (put one behind your back), Waddle away Jill (Put other behind your back)

Come back Jack (bring one out), Come back Jill (bring the other out).

*Swim, Slide

– Adapted from Madelynslibraryprogramming.wordpress.com

Snowflake, Snowflake in the Sky

Snowflake snowflake in the sky
Love to watch you floating by

Down you fall upon the ground
Down you fall without a sound

Snowflake snowflake in the sky
Love to watch you floating by

– Jbrary

The Penguins in the Sea

The penguins in the sea, go…

Swish, swish, swish!
Swish, swish, swish!
Swish, swish, swish!
The penguins in the sea go swish swish swish all day long.

The penguins in the sea swim…
‘round and ‘round!
‘round and ‘round!
‘round and ‘round!
Penguins in the sea swim ‘round and ‘round all day long.

The penguins in the sea slide…
up and down!
up and down!
up and down!
The penguins in the sea slide up and down all day long.

– Adapted from Madelynslibraryprogramming.wordpress.com

Sensory Activity

Contrast Activity

Baby’s eyes are still developing, so high contrast objects with black and white are intriguing to them. Penguins, zebras fall into this category. They love this “Black and white” sensory activity. Put some chocolate and vanilla pudding in a ziploc bag on different sides, or on a high chair tray. Let baby squish the pudding between their fingers and “draw” in the two contrasting colors.

Additional Books

Kisses and Cuddles by Aly Fronis

Follow a little penguin as he spends his day doing everything he loves–such as eating pancakes, playing with his toys, drinking hot chocolate, spotting rainbows, and more. But what does he love the most? Kisses and cuddles from his mama.

I Like It When... by Mary Murphy

A little penguin shares its favorite things with the one it loves most.

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Book Babies: Bouncin’ Up and Down in Santa’s Sled

Book Babies: Bouncin’ Up and Down in Santa’s Sled

Book Babies: Bouncin’ Up and Down in Santa’s Sled

Happy holidays! This week in Book Babies we did Christmas-themed books and activities.

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

Gift wrap and presents can be an excellent opportunity for sensory exploration & fine motor skill development. Your child will love listening to the “crinkle” of the paper as they unwrap a gift. Try using only a small amount of tape to secure the gift so your child can easily grab the paper and rip it open. This will help them develop their fine motor skills so they can hold a pencil for writing.

Activity

Wrap a stack of your child’s favorite books or library books in wrapping paper. Leave part of the book showing so they can see just a bit of the cover. Then have fun as they unwrap a book a day right up to Christmas. You can also save the wrapping paper in a box for them to play with, also.

Books Presented

Bear Stays Up for Christmas by Karma Wilson

Bear is awakened by his friends the day before Christmas, and he tries to stay up all night to celebrate Christmas with them.

Where is Baby's Christmas Present by Karen Katz

Baby searches for his Christmas present in the closet, under wrapping paper, and underneath the Christmas tree. A Lift-The-Flap book.

I Love Christmas by Anna Walker

Ollie loves Christmas. What else does he love?

Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays

Bouncing in Santa’s Sleigh

Bouncing up and down in Santa’s sleigh
Bouncing up and down in Santa’s sleigh
Bouncing up and down in Santa’s sleigh
Ho! Ho! Ho! Ho! Hooooo!

Flying up high…
Flying down low… Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoah!
Falling asleep… Shh, shh, shh, shh, shh.
Bouncing up and down…

– Adapted from Oremlibrary.org

Twinkle, Twinkle, Christmas Star

(Tune: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star)

Twinkle twinkle Christmas star
Way up high is where you are!
Shining bright for all to see –
On the tip top of our tree –
Twinkle twinkle Christmas star
Way up high is where you are!

– Kidsparkz.com

Let’s All Do a Little Clapping

(Tune: We Wish You a Merry Christmas)
Let’s all do a little clapping,
Let’s all do a little clapping,
Let’s all do a little clapping,
& spread Christmas cheer.
More verses:
2.Jumping
3.Twirling
4.Stretching

– Kidsparkz.com

Five Little Stockings

Five little stockings hanging up so high
Ready for the evening when Santa stops by
The cat chased the mouse along the mantle top
And one little stocking fell …. ker-plop.

*

Four little stockings hanging up so high
Ready for the evening when Santa stops by
The cat chased the mouse along the mantle top
And one little stocking fell …. ker-plop.

*

Three little stockings hanging up so high

Two little stockings hanging up so high

One little stocking hanging up so high

– Feltboardmagic.com

Signing 

Tired

Bed

Additional Books

Llama Llama Jingle Bells by Anna Dewdney

In Llama Llama Jingle Bells, little llama and his friends give gifts, sing songs, and decorate cookies. It’s a very merry holiday indeed!

Fa La La by Leslie Patricelli

It’s almost Christmas, and baby simply cannot contain the exuberance. There are things to decorate-a tree, a gingerbread house, a doggy! There are very creative presents to make, Santa to see (must be brave), carols to sing, not to mention the big event itself.

I'm Not Santa! by Jonathan Allen

When Baby Hare mistakes Baby Owl for Santa Claus, it takes a visit from St. Nick himself to straighten things out.

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Book Babies: Turkeys!

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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Book Babies: Dancing with Dinosaurs

Book Babies: Dancing with Dinosaurs

Book Babies: Dancing with Dinosaurs

Enjoy Dinovember with these fun books and activities! This week we’re Dancing with Dinosaurs.

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

“A streamer curtain is a great way to play with a newborn who isn’t yet consistently grasping. This activity will encourage strengthening and visual motor skills to bat at objects. It also promotes sensory integration of the touch (tactile), visual, pressure & stretch (proprioceptive) and hearing (auditory) senses.”

- www.candokiddo.com

Activity

“Hang streamers from baby’s activity gym for him to touch. You can substitute strips of wrapping tissue paper for crepe streamers and they’ll make the same crinkly sound when touched. He’ll get both touch and sound feedback from his movements and learn from the cause and effect of his actions. If you don’t have an activity gym, you can make a streamer curtain hanging from the edge of a chair.”

- www.candokiddo.com

Books Presented

Cinderella Rex by Christy Webster

Cinderella Rex loves to dance, but will she get to attend the royal ball?

Let's Dance, Little Pookie by Sandra Boynton

A rhyming text about learning to dance is illustrated with Boynton’s familiar pig characters.

Barnyard Dance! by Sandra Boynton

Kids will twirl with the pig, spin with the chickens, and trot with the turkey in Barnyard Dance!

Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays

Giddy Up Dinosaur

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

– Pasadena-library.net

Mama’s Little Baby Loves Dancing

(Tune: Shortnin’ Bread)

Mama’s little baby loves dancing, dancing,
Mama’s little baby loves turning round,
Mama’s little baby loves dancing, dancing,
Mama’s little baby loves to boogie down.

Lean to the left,
Lean to the right,
Hug that baby nice and tight.

Mama’s little baby loves dancing, dancing,
Mama’s little baby loves turning round,
Mama’s little baby loves dancing, dancing,
Mama’s little baby loves to boogie down.


– Oremlibrary.org

The Baby Hokey Pokey

You put your arms up, you put your arms down
You put your arms up and you wave them all around
You tickle tickle tickle and you wiggle wiggle, wiggle
That’s how baby hokey pokey goes

You put your legs up…
You put your whole body up…

– Oremlibrary.org

Diaper Changing Song: The Diaper on the Bottom

(To the tune of Wheels on the Bus)
The diaper on the bottom comes off, off, off
Off, off, off
Off, off, off
The diaper on the bottom comes off, off, off
Nice and clean
The fresh new diaper goes on, on, on
On, on, on
On, on, on
The fresh new diaper goes on, on, on
Ready to play

– Franklinma.gov

Signing 

Dad

Mom

Walk

Additional Books

Hippo Wants to Dance by Book Dash

Hippo wants to dance, but her moves keep bothering everyone! Will she ever be able to dance freely?

That's Not My Dinosaur by Fiona Watt

Turn the pages and touch the patches of different textures to develop sensory and language awareness.

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Book Babies: Dino Snores

Book Babies: Dino Snores

Book Babies: Dino Snores

Start off Dinovember with these fun books and activities! Learn how to help your child relax and take time out with lullabies.

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

Singing a lullaby while holding your child and rocking together is a great way to help him relax. Knowing how to take time out and relax is very important. Sharing quiet moments with your child builds a relaxation routine for both of you. Next time your child has a temper tantrum, try rocking him to a lullaby and see how quickly he calms down!

- Lambert

Activity

Learn a new lullaby or refresh your mind on a classic one and take moments to relax with your child while singing it.

Books Presented

I Love My Dinosaur by Caroline Jayne Church

A boy describes how much he loves his dinosaur, in a book with touch-and-feel panels.

How Do Dinosaurs Love Their Dogs? by Jane Yolen and Mark Teague

Anyone who loves dogs will be highly entertained when America’s favorite little dinosaurs learn how to take care of their muddy pups and handsome hounds.

Dinosnores by Sandra Boynton

Ah, all those dinosaurs look so cute in their pajamas. See them yawn and stretch and brush their teeth. Soon they’ll be sound asleep, and . . . OH NO! SNORING!!!

Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays

Giddy Up Dinosaur

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

– Pasadena-library.net

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

Are You Sleeping (Spanish Adaptation)

Buenas noches, buenas noches,
Duérmete, duérmete,
Cierra los ojos, cierra los ojos,
Duérmete, duérmete.

– Spanishplayground.net

Signing 

Dad

Mom

Walk

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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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