Book Babies – Little Owl’s Bedtime

Book Babies – Little Owl’s Bedtime

Book Babies: Little Owl’s Bedtime

This week in Book Babies, we had fun with bedtime routines and night animals. Talking about your day’s routine is a great way to expand Baby’s vocabulary.

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

 “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.

Additional Books

So Many Bunnies by Rick Walton

Old Mother Rabbit’s twenty-six children, each named for a letter of the alphabet, are lovingly put to bed.

Bedtime Kiss for Little Fish by Lorie Ann Grover

As night comes to the deep ocean, sea creatures prepare to sleep.

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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

Talking about different colors is a great way to introduce new vocabulary. Don’t shy away from using words like “turquoise” and “gray” as well as the primary and secondary colors.

Activity

Using a clear bottle, add drops of food coloring while baby watches. Talk about the colors with Baby as you mix them and find things around Baby’s environment that match those colors.

Books Presented

Cat's Colors by Airlie Anderson

 Cat spends the day collecting colors, and when she is finished something wonderful happens.

Pop-Up Peekaboo: Meow! by DK Publishing

In this pop-up book, a cat looks for her animal friends.

You Are Light by Aaron Becker

Open this beautiful book to find a graphic yellow sun surrounded by a halo of bright die-cut circles. Now hold the page up to the light and enjoy the transformation as the colors in those circles glow.

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

Getting Ready Song: I Wake Up My Hands

I wake up my hands with a clap, clap, clap,
Clap, clap, clap,
Clap, clap, clap,
I wake up my hands with a clap, clap, clap,
And wiggle my waggles away!

(Other verses):
I wake up my feet with a stomp, stomp, stomp…
I wake up my eyes with a blink, blink, blink…
I wake up head with a nod, nod, nod…
I wake up my belly with a beep, beep, beep…
I wake up my hips with a shake, shake, shake…

– Oremlibrary.org

Colors Over You

(Tune: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star)

Red and yellow, green and blue, these are the colors over you
Red as a flower, green as a tree
Yellow as the sun, and blue as the sea
Red and yellow, green and blue, these are the colors over you

– Storytimekatie.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.

Additional Books

Rainbow Kittens: A Colorful Tale by V. C. Graham

A barnyard hosts a colorful litter of kittens.

Come Back, Cat! by Book Dash

A naughty cat won’t come back to play!

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Book Babies: Bugs!

Bugs, bugs, bugs! Your child can start to experience the world through books, and bugs are a great start since they have so many colors and jobs. Try some of the book or activities below to introduce your child to the wonderful world of bugs.

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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. Talk about the colors – not only the names of the colors, but whether they are bright or pastel, clear or blurry.

- Lambert

Activity

Read a book with colorful illustrations of bugs- it’s best if there is only one bugs per page. Then sing with your child, “Where is ________?” to the melody of “Where is Thumpkin?”

Books Presented

Hello, Bugs! by Smriti Prasadam-Halls

A charming introduction to ten beautiful little bugs, featuring high-contrast black-and-white patterns and a glittering burst of color on every page.

Buzz, Buzz, Baby! by Karen Katz

Young readers are invited to lift flaps to reveal such insects as ladybugs, caterpillars, ants, and bees.

Snappy Little Bugs by Claire Nielson

A colorful popup book about bugs.

Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays

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

 

Put Your Shoes on Lucy

Put your shoes on Lucy
Don’t you know you’re in the city
Put your shoes on Lucy
It really is a pity
that Lucy can’t barefoot wherever she goes
Because she loves the feel the wiggle of her toes.

– Jbrary.com

I’m a Little Wiggleworm

(Tune: I’m a Little Teapot)

I’m a little wiggleworm, watch me go
I wiggle, wiggle fast (wiggle fast)
and very, very slow (wiggle slow)
I wiggle, wiggle all around, then I go (turn around)
back underground to the home I know (squat and touch the ground)

– Pasadena-library.net

Open and Shut Them

Open and shut them, open and shut them.
Open and shut them, then give a little clap.
Open and shut them, open and shut them.
Open and shut them and place them in your lap.
Creep them, crawl them
Creep them, crawl them
Right up to your chin!
Open up your little mouth… Buuuuuuuuuuut…
Do not let them in!

 

Additional Books

Bugs by Dawn Sirett

Invites young readers to move their fingers along trails on each page of the book to discover facts about four different insects.

Bugs Galore by Peter Stein

Bugs of all shapes, colors, and sizes–including bed bugs, cute bugs, live bugs, and dead bugs–are presented in illustrations and rhyme.

 

Caterpillar Looks For a Shoe by Storyweaver

Scroll and read this Storyberries ebook with your child! Poor Caterpillar has lost her shoe, and can’t find one that fits!

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Book Babies: Bathtime & Bubbles

It’s bubbles in the bath! Babies and toddlers love bath time. Turn your evening bath time routine into a fun learning experience with these songs, stories, and bath time 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

Play

Bathtime is not only a time to get clean, it can also be a sensory experience for baby with a little adavance preparation from her adult.

*Remember to never leave baby unattended in the bathtub.

Activity

They these sensory activities that have nothing to do with getting squeaky clean, but are great fun!

1) Put whipped cream on a plate and let baby squish it through his fingers. Show baby how to draw a squiggle or a shape. If he’s past the oral stage, try it with shaving cream.

2) Convert a plastic colander, cup, and plate into tub-time go-tos. Let your sweetie discover what happens when he uses them to scoop up water.

3) Or fill the tub with plastic balls and let baby roll on top, under and through them.

These and other bathtime activities can be found at www.highlights.com/parents/games/10-fun-tub-time-activities-babies-and-toddlers.

Books Presented

Tubby by Leslie Patricelli

Baby loves playing during bath time.

Maisy Takes a Bath by Lucy Cousins

When Tallulah comes to visit at bathtime she decides to join Maisy in the bath to play.

Ten Pigs by Derek Anderson

One pig looks to take a relaxing bath in private, but he is soon joined by another pig, then another, until there are ten pigs–and number one has to come up with a plan so that he can actually enjoy his bath.

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: Rub-A-Dub-Dub

Rub-a-dub-dub, one child in the tub (hold up one finger)
Tell me what you see. (point to eyes)
One foot with toes, (point to body parts)
A hand, a nose,
As clean as they can be. (rub hands together)
Rub-a-dub-dub, one child in the tub (hold up one finger)
Tell me what you see. (point to eyes)
Leg, and arms (shake legs and arms)
So clean and warm,
Do they have a hug for me? (hug yourself)

– Storytimekatie.com

Flannel Song: Five Pigs So Squeaky Clean

(Tune: Five Green and Speckled Frogs)

Five pigs so squeaky clean
Cleanest you’ve ever seen
Wanted to go outside and play
Oink! Oink!
One jumped into the mud
Landed with a big thud
Then there were four clean squeaky pigs.

– Melissa.depperfamily.net

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)

 

Bounce/Song: Bubbles, Bubbles

(Tune: Old MacDonald)
B-U-B-B-L-E-S, bubbles in the air. Whoo!
Toothpaste bubbles in my mouth,
Bubbles in my hair.
With a bubble here,
And a bubble bubble there.
Rub-a-dub, Scrub-a-dub, bubbles in the bathtub.
B-U-B-B-L-E-S, bubbles in the air. Whoo!

– Adapted from Library Story from A to Z by Ellen K. Asbrook

Signing Songs

“Baby”

“Diaper”

“Change

“Please”

“Thank You”

Additional Books

Daniel's Bath Time adapted by Alexandra Cassel Schwartz

Bath time is so much fun! Daniel loves playing with his bath toys and the soap bubbles. Daniel also helps his sister, Margaret, with her bath. After their baths, Daniel and Margaret are both squeaky clean and feeling grr-ific!

Bath! Bath! Bath! by Douglas Florian

After a fun-filled day, it is time to take a bath.

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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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Boats in the Bath

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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

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

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