Book Babies: I Love You!

Book Babies: I Love You!

Book Babies: I Love You!

“Children love books that reaffirm your love for them. Especially as they grow older and learn to deal with their emotions, it’s important for them to know that you love them, no matter how much they may sometimes misbehave.” – yogibrarian.wordpress.com

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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

“Playing with scarves is a simple way to have fun with your little one. It’s also a great way to enhance their development. From building positive sensory-motor skills by feeling the silky texture of a scarf to developing fine motor skills while playing catch, there are endless ways to make use of this common household item. Plus, it’s great one-on-one time with you.”

- www.firstthingsfirst.org

Activity

Find a scarf at home. You can purchase these or make them yourself from lightweight fabric. Then do some of the rhymes and songs listed below with your child. Or visit this website for some more ideas.

Books Presented

To the Moon and Back for You by Emilia Bechrakis Serhant

In this picture book, illustrated by the #1 New York Times bestselling artist of A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo, families of different shapes, colors, and sizes must cross deserts, navigate rough seasons, and climb mountains–all to find their miracle babies.

I Yoga You by Genevieve Santos

Parents and children learn how to say “I love you” through yoga as they move through their day together in a perfectly mindful way.

Baby's Best Friend by Suzanne Curley

Rhyming text and photographs celebrate the special bond between babies and their puppies.

Peek-a-boo, Me and You by Dubravka Kolanović

A latest entry in the novelty board book series that includes Bedtime, Baby features oversized, sturdy tabs that also function as lift-flaps in a game of peek-a-boo designed to help babies better understand the concept of object permanence.

Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays

Flutter, Flutter Butterfly

(Tune: Twinkle, Twinkle)

Flutter, flutter butterfly,
Floating in the summer sky.
Floating by for all to see.
Floating by so merrily.
Flutter, flutter butterfly.
Floating in the summer sky.

Kdla.ky.gov

 

Peek-a-Boo

(Tune: Frère Jacques)

Peek-a-boo, peek-a-boo, (place scarf in
front of your face and pull it away)
I see you! I see you! (place scarf in
front of your face and pull it away)
I see your button nose, and I see your
tiny toes. (touch baby’s nose and toes)
Peek-a-boo, I see you! (place scarf
in front of your face and pull it away)

Where is Baby?

(Tune: Frère Jacques)

Where is baby? Where is baby?
Hold scarf in front of your face.
There he is! There he is!
Remove scarf quickly.
I’m so glad to see you.
I’m so glad to see you.
Peek-a-boo!
Peek-a-boo!

Kdla.ky.gov

Put the Scarf on Your Head

Find the music here:  http://listenlearnmusic.com/2010/01/put-scarf-on-your.html

Put the scarf on your head, like this.
Put the scarf on your head, like that.
Put the scarf on your head,
Whether it’s purple, blue or red.
Oh, put the scarf on your head.

Put the scarf on your shoulder, like this.
Put the scarf on your shoulder, like that.
Put the scarf on your shoulder,
Well, at least it’s not a boulder.
Oh, put the scarf on your shoulder.

Put the scarf on your arm, like this.
Put the scarf on your arm, like that.
Put the scarf on your arm,
‘Cause what’s the harm?
Oh, put the scarf on your arm.

Put the scarf on your lap, like this.
Put the scarf on your lap, like that.
Put the scarf on your lap,
It’s such a snap.
Oh, put the scarf on your lap.

Put the scarf on your knee, like this.
Put the scarf on your knee, like that.
Put the scarf on your knee,
That’s where it ought to be.
Oh, put the scarf on your knee.

Put the scarf on your toes, like this.
Put the scarf on your toes, like that.
Put the scarf on your toes,
Yes, this is where it goes.
Oh, put the scarf on your toes.

Kdla.ky.gov

Additional Books

I Love You by Fiona Byrne

 A great book for close-up time, “I Love You” is perfect for you and your little one to read together. There are pictures of animals with their cute babies to look at, and heart-warming rhymes to share.

Love You, Baby! by Sarah Ward

Illustrations and simple rhyming text explore the love of a parent for his or her young child. On board pages, with die-cut hearts that become progressively smaller as the text advances.

The Complete Baby and Toddler Cookbook by America's Test Kitchen

Being a new parent usually means an overload of information on how to keep your baby healthy and happy. But what information should we trust as parents? America’s Test Kitchen, with their years of expertise and their tried-and-true testing methods, has opened their test kitchens for the first time ever to include the youngest of foodies: babies and toddlers!

The Whole World I Love It by Jade Maitre

How much do I love you? A children’s book about a parent’s love.

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Story Time: Friends!

Story Time: Friends!

Story Time: Friends!

Making friends is easy for some children and more difficult for others, but when you show your child “how” to be a friend, it makes the task seem easier. As you do so, don’t forget to point out that not every one will be kind in return, but to be patient. Below you will great links, songs, videos, and books about friends. And remember… your child will always find a friend in the library!

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

Ages 2-5

Sing, Talk, Read, Write, Play

Tip

“Research shows that establishing friendships is an important developmental goal for children under the age of seven. Friendships developed during the preschool and early school years give children valuable contexts in which to learn and practice skills related to social, cognitive, communicative, and emotional development.”

- Exchangefamilycenter.org

Activity

Print off the “How to Play with Friends” game circles at https://www.powerfulmothering.com/how-to-play-with-friends-a-preschoolers-visual-guide-and-game/. Then play Charades with your child taking turns acting out the activity on the game circle. Take time to talk about why that activity is good for playing with friends. You can also read a book about friendship and talk about how to be a good friend.

Books Presented

Boy + Bot by Ame Dyckman

A boy and a robot strike up a friendship despite their differences.

Join In and Play by Cheri Meiners

It is fun to make friends and play with others, but it is not always easy to do. You have to make an effort, and you have to know the rules, like ask before joining in, take turns, play fair, and be a good sport. In simple words and real life illustrations, this book teaches the basics of cooperation, getting along, making friends, and being a friend.

My New Friend is So Fun! by Mo Willems

Gerald the elephant and Snake fear that Piggie and Brian Bat will have so much fun together they will no longer need their best friends.

Big Friends by Linda Sarah

Best friends Etho and Birt love going up Sudden Hill and sitting in simple cardboard boxes imagining they are kings, soldiers, astronauts, or pirates until Shu asks to join them, and their “two-by-two rhythm” is disturbed.

Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays

Sesame Street: Be a Good Friend (with Gwen Stefani)

If You’re Friendly and You Know It

(Tune: If you’re happy and you know it)
If you’re friendly and you know it,
clap your hands.
If you’re friendly and you know it,
clap your hands.
If you’re friendly and you know it,
then you really want to show it,
If you’re friendly and you know it,
clap your hands!

– Literaryhoots.com

Make a Heart

I put my hands together, (hands together like praying)
This is how I start
I curve my fingers right around, (curl fingertips)
And I can make a heart!
 
– Veronastorytime.com

F-R-I-E-N-D

(Tune: There Was a Farmer Who Had a Dog)
___(name)__ is so very __(positive attribute)__.
And she/he is our good friend.
F-R-I, E-N-D, F-R-I, E-N-D,
F-R-I, E-N-D
And she/he is our good friend.

Adapted from childhood

Crafts and Activities

Coloring Page

Print out this coloring page!

Pick up these friend story time kits today.

Additional Books

A Friend Like You by Andrea Schomburg

Squirrel and Bird are very different, but willing to try new things–and they’re the best of friends.

Be Kind by Pat Zietlow Miller

When Tanisha spills grape juice all over her new dress, her classmate contemplates how to make her feel better and what it means to be kind.

Bear's New Friend by Karma Wilson

Bear and his friends persuade a bashful owl to play with them.

The Adventures of Beekle: the Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat

An imaginary friend waits a long time to be imagined by a child and given a special name, and finally does the unimaginable–he sets out on a quest to find his perfect match in the real world.

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Book Babies: Let’s Get Dressed!

Book Babies: Let’s Get Dressed!

Book Babies: Let’s Get Dressed!

Getting dressed is a great opportunity to practice singing, talking, and playing with you child, and you do it every day! It doesn’t take a lot of time to add a song, match a shoe, and talk about why we wear clothes. It’s also a great way to “see” how your child is feeling from the clothes they choose to wear.

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

Even though babies will not actually understand number words and concepts, rhymes with numbers prepare them for the idea of numbers and for counting by rote or imitation. Later they will connect the concept to the words.

- Lambert

Activity

Recite and play “Old Shoes, New Shoes” with your child by gathering shoes into a pile, then have them pick one, pair it to its match, and then sing the song together.

Books Presented

Get Dressed, Sasquatch! by Kyle Sullivan and Derek Sullivan

In the Pacific Northwest, the trees are always green, the eagles are always stern and Sasquatch is always, well, naked. But what happens when a rule-touting ranger shows up to ask Sasquatch to put some clothes on? Find out in this story of mountainous fun and evergreen hilarity.

Nita's First Signs by Kathy MacMillan

Nita communicates with her parents in sign language to ask for snacks, play ball, and express love.

Let's Dance, Little Pookie by Sandra Boynton

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

Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays

Baby Put Your Pants On

(Tune: Mama’s Little Baby Loves Shortnin’ Bread)

Baby put your pants on, pants on, pants on,
Baby put your pants on, 1, 2, 3.

Repeat with other articles of clothing (socks or tights, shoes, etc.)

Now that we’re dressed, now that we’re dressed,
Now that we’re dressed, let’s go outside and play.

Now that we’re dressed, now that we’re dressed,
Now that we’re dressed, we’ll have a great day.

– Adapted from Youthscope.wordpress.com

 

Charlie Chaplain Went to France

(use when changing diapers, with baby laying on back, move feet to rhythm)
Charlie Chaplin went to France
To teach the ladies how to dance.
First he did the rumba, rumba, rumba
Then he did the kicks, the kicks, the kicks
Then he did the samba, the samba, the samba,
Then he did the splits, the splits, the splits.

– Youthscope.wordpress.com

 

Old Shoes, New Shoes

Old shoes, new shoes,
(Child) is wearing (description) shoes
One, two, three, four,
Now I tap them on the floor!

– Youthscope.wordpress.com

 

Additional Books

Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney

At bedtime, a little llama worries after his mother puts him to bed and goes downstairs.

Lamby Lamb by Christopher Raschka

The narrator uses reverse psychology to get a young sheep dressed.

Touch and Feel Winter by Scholastic Inc

Offers textured images of things related to winter, including warm clothes, reindeer, and hot chocolate.

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On the Same Page: Regency Dance Lesson

On the Same Page: Regency Dance Lesson

On the Same Page: Regency Dance Lesson

Regency Dance Lesson

Friday, February 26, Via YouTube

Join us to learn steps to some basic dances of the time period. It will be helpful to have a small group working together. Four would be ideal, but we know you can figure things out with fewer if necessary. Watch the video below for some instruction in Regency Era dancing!
Visit our YouTube channel for more great videos!

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On the Same Page: A Good Long Walk

On the Same Page: A Good Long Walk

On the Same Page: A Good Long Walk

A Good Long Walk

Logs due by noon, Monday, February 22

As all Austen readers know, her characters are champion walkers. Whatever the novel, the heroine will at some point go on a good, long walk. Persuasion is no exception as all the younger folk at Uppercross head over the hills to stretch their legs. We’re going to take the outing a bit further and take the major journeys of the novel on foot as well. You can decide how much you’re willing to take on and which direction you’d like to go. Feel like some time by the sea? It’s 17 miles to Lyme Regis. Spend your month there if you’d like. Do you prefer the society of Bath? That’s a little longer journey at 47 miles. Enjoy the concerts and parties! If you’re really just wanting to walk and then walk some more, you could walk to Lyme Regis and from there to Bath for a total of 77 miles. Don’t worry, you can send for a carriage at any time.

It doesn’t matter which destination you select. Anyone turning their log in before noon on Monday, February 22, will be entered into a drawing for a volume containing all of Jane Austen’s works.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD YOUR LOG

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On the Same Page: Selfie Scavenger Hunt

On the Same Page: Selfie Scavenger Hunt

On the Same Page: Selfie Scavenger Hunt

This February, be on the lookout for things that tie in to our On the Same Page book Persuasion. See if you can get a photo of each of the following items. So that we’ll know it wasn’t something you just Google searched, we want to see you in the picture as well! Print out your photos and turn them in before noon on Monday, February 22. We’ll see who can get the most to win a volume containing all of Jane Austen’s novels. If there are multiple people getting all of them, we’ll have to see who has the closest representation to what’s in the book!

See if you can get a photo of each of the following items:

1 – Tea Pot
2 – “Great House”
3 – Ship
4 – Letter
5 – Calling Card
6 – Seagull
7 – Stile
8 – Stone Steps
9 – Cast Limb
10 – Horse
11 – Concert Hall
12 – Dam, Dike, or Jetty
13 – Volume of Poetry
14 – People Playing Cards
15 – Concert Hall

March Kid and Tween Programs

You won't want to miss our March Kid and Tween STEAM activities! Starting Tuesday, March 9th, you can come pick up our paper towel experiment kits at the front desk. Our bottle experiments will be available a couple weeks later on the 23rd. Hello Mother Daughter Book...

On the Same Page: Regency Ball and Concert

Regency Ball and Concert Friday, February 26, Via YouTube If you just finished learning the dance steps, we know you’ll want to try them out. Have an intimate ball in your living room as our trio plays tunes from the era. If you’re not a dancer, think of it as a cozy...

Kid and Tween STEAM: STEAM Magic

Combine science and magic in these four simple STEAM activities! Things you will need include: pen or pencil scissors two cups about 30 coins or glass stones of at least two different colors (with at least one penny) a sheet of paper an index card  

March Mother Daughter Book Club

Hello Mother Daughter Book Club friends! Welcome to our American Girls discussion page. For our March 4, 2021 meeting, we will highlight our library's incredible collection of American Girl books, and you can help us! Here's what you need to do: 1. Check out an...

On the Same Page: Regency Dance Lesson

Regency Dance Lesson Friday, February 26, Via YouTube Join us to learn steps to some basic dances of the time period. It will be helpful to have a small group working together. Four would be ideal, but we know you can figure things out with fewer if necessary. Watch...

On the Same Page: A Good Long Walk

A Good Long Walk Logs due by noon, Monday, February 22 As all Austen readers know, her characters are champion walkers. Whatever the novel, the heroine will at some point go on a good, long walk. Persuasion is no exception as all the younger folk at Uppercross head...

On the Same Page: Selfie Scavenger Hunt

This February, be on the lookout for things that tie in to our On the Same Page book Persuasion. See if you can get a photo of each of the following items. So that we’ll know it wasn’t something you just Google searched, we want to see you in the picture as well!...

Kid and Tween STEAM: Cardboard Constructions

Try this cardboard square construction challenge! Things you will need include: about 15 squares of cardboard (we did 3 1/2" x 3 1/2") scissors

How Jane Austen Rewrote Romance with Professor Jacqueline Harris

Join BYU-Idaho English Professor Jacqueline Harris as she answers questions and helps us understand how Austen's Persuasion differs from her other novels, what she changed about the heroine, and the original discarded ending. Watch the presentation.

February Books for Boys

This month we will be reading Riding Freedom by Pam Muñoz Ryan. We will meet via Zoom. For boys ages 8-11 and accompanying adult. It's a party about a book! Play games, make a cool craft, and eat a tasty snack.

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