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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Upcoming Story Time and Book Babies 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

Make a Unicorn Horn

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Toddler Time and Book Babies – Wish Upon a Star

Toddler Time and Book Babies – Wish Upon a Star

Toddler Time and Book Babies – Wish Upon a Star

Toddler Time and Book Babies – July 13 and 15, 2020

Toddler Time for ages 10 to 23 months – 9:45 am Mondays (July 20)

Book Babies for ages 0 to 9 months – 9:45 am Wednesdays (July 22)

 

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
retold by Michael Rosen

Brave bear hunters go through grass, a river, mud, and other obstacles before the inevitable encounter with the bear forces a headlong retreat.

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Toddler Time and Book Babies – 1, 2, 3, Dancing with Bears

Toddler Time and Book Babies – 1, 2, 3, Dancing with Bears

Toddler Time and Book Babies – July 13 and 15, 2020

Toddler Time for ages 10 to 23 months – 9:45 am Mondays (July 13)

Book Babies for ages 0 to 9 months – 9:45 am Wednesdays (July 15)

 

This week in Toddler Time and Book Babies we had fun with Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Try singing the the rhyme, “Dancing with Bears” and have fun dancing around the house with your toddler or baby. You can also substitute different animals for the bear, and then finally add your child’s name.

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

Who Hoots?
by Katie Davis

Dogs don’t hoot. Pigs don’t hoot. Horses don’t hoot. Owls don’t hoot. Owls don’t hoot? YES THEY DO!.

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Bears
by National Geographic

Welcome to the world of bears! With fun photos and colorful, approachable design, this wonderful board book guides you through life as a bear, including hibernation, playtime with cubs, the smallest and biggest bears, and finding food!

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My Best Friend is a Unicorn
by Rachael McLean

  Having a unicorn for a friend makes every day magical.

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Tickle Time
by Sandra Boynton

Sometimes kids just need a good tickle. Maybe your child is grumpy, or frustrated, or looking for a little extra attention. Well, we have the cure. Reach for Tickle Time!—and like magic, everyone’s bright and sunny and giggling again.

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Five Silly Monkeys
by Steve Haskamp

Young readers may feel the raised faces of the monkeys bouncing on the bed as they count down from eight to one.

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The Three Bears
retold by Kurt Nagahori

  Three bears return from a walk and find a little girl asleep in the little wee bear’s bed.

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Bear Dreams
by Elisha Cooper

A bear cub does not want to go to sleep for the winter, or even for one minute. This bear cub has big ideas and big plans and big dreams. Bear dreams.

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Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do You See?
by Bill Martin Jr.

Children see a variety of animals, each one a different color, and a teacher looking at them.

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Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays

Diaper Changing: The Diaper on the Bottom

(Tune: The 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!

– Oremlibrary.org

Bailando con Osos

Uno, dos, tres, uno dos, tres
Bailando con osos
Uno, dos, tres, uno dos, tres
Bailando por las sillas
Uno, dos, tres, uno dos, tres
Así lo haremos
Uno, dos, tres, uno dos, tres
Bailando contigo

Dancing with Bears

1, 2, 3, 1, 2, 3 Dancing with bears
1, 2, 3, 1, 2, 3 Dancing round chairs
1, 2, 3, 1, 2, 3 that’s what we’ll do
1, 2, 3, 1, 2, 3 Dancing with you.

– Jlibrary.com

Bear is Sleeping

Bear is sleeping. Bear is sleeping.
Wake him up! Wake him Up!
Come and say hello, bear. Come and say hello, bear.
Time to eat, time to eat.

– Jlibrary.com

Fingerplay: Two Little Black Bears

Two little black bears sitting on a hill,
One named Jack and one named Jill,
Run away Jack, run away Jill.
Come back Jack, come back Jill.

Two little black bears digging in the snow
One named Fast and one named Slow…

Two little black bears feeling very proud
One named Quiet and one named Loud..

– Jlibrary.com

Hug Your Bear

Hug, hug, hug your bear
Squeeze him very tight
Hold him high and help him fly
Then hug with all your might.

– Jlibrary.com

Craft Activity

Bear Toast

Try making bear toast with your child. Make sure to point out the shapes of the toast and bananas!

Grandfather Bear Oral Story

Watch the video to see how you can perform this story.

Signing

“Pig”

“Bear”

“Sleep”

Early Literacy Tip and Activity:

Tip

Learning through play is relaxed, fun & creative. Through a single enjoyable activity. you child can learn about following directions, taking turns, and showing appreciation to others, all skills that are necessary for healthy development.

- Lambert

Activity

Recite the “Hickory, Dickory, Dare,” rhyme while holding a small, stuffed bear or a beanbag. Throw the bear up in the air and catch it. Then give your child a chance to toss the bear. Very young children might need a parent to guide their hands as they toss the animal. Make sure to clap and congratulate her efforts. This is a great family activity where everyone can clap for and encourage each other.

Additional Books

Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What do You See?
by Bill Martin Jr.

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

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In My Den
by Sara Gillingham and Lorena Siminovich

  Young readers learn what makes a bear’s den so cozy. On board pages.

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Bear Snores On
by Karma Wilson

Bear snores on as the high-spirited party gets going. The critters pop corn, make tea, twitter and chatter, until Bear wakes up with a giant sneeze!

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We’re Going on a Bear Hunt
retold by Michael Rosen

Brave bear hunters go through grass, a river, mud, and other obstacles before the inevitable encounter with the bear forces a headlong retreat.

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