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

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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

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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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)
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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.

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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

 “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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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

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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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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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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

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Book Babies

Birthday Box

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Join us live Wednesdays at 9:45 AM  – Online on Facebook

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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

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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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)

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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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