Book Babies: Let’s Go to the Zoo!

Book Babies: Let’s Go to the Zoo!

Book Babies: Let’s Go to the Zoo!

You only have to go as far as a book to visit the zoo with your baby or toddler! When you read a book with your child, make animals noises and sing nursery rhymes about the animals you find in your “zoo” book . You can find some of these books and rhymes below.

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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

Watching a light dance across the ceiling, walls, and toys strengthens your baby’s ability to visually track objects. Seeing the light disappear and reappear over and over will delight her.

- "Baby Play" by Dr. Wendy S. Masi & Dr. Roni Cohen Leiderman

Activity

Stretch a brightly colored tissue paper or a sheer scarf across a flashlight and attach firmly with tape or a rubber band. Then play the colored circle across the ceiling, baby’s toys, and on the wall. Try turning the light on and off quickly, drawing shapes with the beam, or moving the light slowly back and forth bewtween two objects. Talk as you play, saying, “Where did the light go?” and “Oh my gosh, there it is!” and “It’s on the ball.”

- "Baby Play" by Dr. Wendy S. Masi & Dr. Roni Cohen Leiderman

Books Presented

Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell

Answering a child’s request, the zoo keeps sending a wide assortment of animals until they find the perfect pet. On board pages.

Peek-A-Boo Zoo! by Jane Cabrera

Join in the fun with curious Lemur and see who’s hiding behind the cut-out holes. A pair of eyes peeks through each page as Lemur finds out who’s hiding, including a panda, a parrot, a kangaroo, and a monkey.

I Thought I Saw an Elephant! by Lydia Nichols

Push and pull the sliders to find the elephant hiding in the pond, on the slide, and in the tree house.

Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays

You Can Hear the Lions Roaring at the Zoo

(to the tune of “If You’re Happy and You Know It”)

You can hear the lions roaring at the zoo, ROAR! ROAR!
You can hear the lions roaring at the zoo, ROAR! ROAR!
You can hear the lions roaring, you can hear the lions roaring
You can hear the lions roaring at the zoo! ROAR! ROAR!

(Elephants trumpeting, zebra braying, monkey eeking)

-Pasadena-library.net

Going to Kentucky

Oh, we’re going to Kentucky, we’re going to the zoo,
To see the baby animals and watch what they can do.
Oh shake it, shake it, shake it,
Shake it if you can.
Shake it like a milkshake,
And do the best you can!
Oh, wobble to the bottom, wobble to the top,
And turn around and turn around until it’s time stop!

– Libraryvillage.blogspot.com 

Three Little Monkeys

Three little monkeys swinging from the tree,
(hold up three fingers)
Teasing Mr. Crocodile, “Can’t catch me!”
(wag index finger)
Along came Mr. Crocodile, quiet as can be,
(slowly swim one hand over)
And SNAPPED that monkey right out of that tree!
(clap hands together on “snapped”)
Two little monkeys…
One little monkey…
No little monkeys swinging from the tree,
I’d better watch out or he might catch me!

– Libraryvillage.blogspot.com

We Wiggle and Wiggle and Stop!

We wiggle and wiggle and stop
We wiggle and wiggle and stop
We wiggle and wiggle and wiggle and wiggle
and wiggle and wiggle and stop

Can work with egg shakers: shake, pat, roll.

– Alsc.ala.org

Five Little Monkeys

Additional Books

Roar, Roar, Baby! by Karen Katz

Young readers are invited to lift flaps to reveal such zoo animals as giraffes, hippos, pandas, and tigers.

Good Night, Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann

An unobservant zookeeper is followed home by all the animals he thinks he has left behind in the zoo.

1-2-3 ZooBorns by Andrew Bleiman

Attention, animal lovers! It’s time to count along with a whole new crew of adorable zoo babies. Featuring irresistible animal photos, bouncy text, and a fact-filled glossary, this just might be the cutest counting book ever to hit the shelves!

Animal Antics ABC! by Jade Maitre

Learn your ABCs with Storyberries’ free alphabet book, filled with animal antics!

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Book Babies: Let’s Go to the Zoo!

You only have to go as far as a book to visit the zoo with your baby or toddler! When you read a book with your child, make animals noises and sing nursery rhymes about the animals you find in your "zoo" book . You can find some of these books and rhymes below.Join us...

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Book Babies: Walking, Walking

Book Babies: Walking, Walking

Book Babies: Walking, Walking

Learning to walk can be both fun and frustrating for your little one, but there are things you can do to encourage him. Try wrapping a scarf or blanket around your baby’s chest and under his arms, then stabilize him with the blankets as he learns to balance himself with his free hands. For more fabulous activities and ideas, go to www.teachinglittles.com. And, of course, try out some of the books and activities below!

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

Moving to music, dancing, swaying, running, and jumping help young children feel rhythm and begin to understand how their bodies work. Such movements also help them gain muscle control and improve balance. All of this contributes to a child’s gross motor development.

- Lambert

Activity

Sing “Walking, Walking” with your child with your child as you walk outside or around the house while modeling how to “Stop!” at the end of the rhyme.

Books Presented

I Went Walking by Sue Williams

During the course of a walk, a young boy identifies animals of different colors.

Wiggle Waggle by Jonathan London

Fish swim in the water and birds fly in the air, and some animals walk on the ground, just like you. Jonathan London and Michael Rex invite you to hop, flop, and wiggle in an animal parade that will make you want to jump out of your seat and bounce along, too!

Walk On! A Guide for Babies of All Ages by Maria Frazee

Trying something new is never easy. Like walking, for instance. With useful tips, common pitfalls, and Marla Frazee’s adorable illustrations, this book is perfect for anyone–from a baby to a graduate to a grown-up–who’s about to take a scary first step.

Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes by Mem Fox

Rhyming text compares babies who, although born in different places and in different circumstances, each have ten little fingers and ten little toes.

Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays

Walking, Walking

 

Walking, walking,
Walking, walking,
Hop, hop, hop!
Hop, hop, hop!
Running, running, running,
Running, running, running,
Now let’s stop!
Now let’s stop!

Mamalisa.com

As I Went Walking

As I went walking to town one day
I saw a ____ along the way!
And what do you think that ____ did say? ____

– Adapted from Macaronisoup.com

The Horses Are Walking

The horses are walking*, they’re walking along, walking along, walking along.
The horses are walking they’re walking along. Whoah! Whoah! Whoah!

*Trotting, running, walking

Adapted from Jbrary

Additional Books

Walk and See 123 by Rosalind Beardshaw

Join an autumnal adventure through the countryside with lots to see and count – all the way to twenty.

Little One Step by Simon James

As three duckling brothers cross forest and field to return to their mother, the older ones encourage the youngest by teaching him a game that earns him the name of Little One Step.

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You only have to go as far as a book to visit the zoo with your baby or toddler! When you read a book with your child, make animals noises and sing nursery rhymes about the animals you find in your "zoo" book . You can find some of these books and rhymes below.Join us...

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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

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

“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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You only have to go as far as a book to visit the zoo with your baby or toddler! When you read a book with your child, make animals noises and sing nursery rhymes about the animals you find in your "zoo" book . You can find some of these books and rhymes below.Join us...

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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.

More Book Babies

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You only have to go as far as a book to visit the zoo with your baby or toddler! When you read a book with your child, make animals noises and sing nursery rhymes about the animals you find in your "zoo" book . You can find some of these books and rhymes below.Join us...

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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...

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Are you happy? Sad? Glad? Or mad? From the moment they are born, babies and toddlers love looking at faces to see how you are feeling. It helps them to organize their own thoughts and emotions. So have fun with these activities and books with your child as you explore...

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Book Babies: Happy n’ Sad, Mad n’ Glad

Book Babies: Happy n’ Sad, Mad n’ Glad

Are you happy? Sad? Glad? Or mad? From the moment they are born, babies and toddlers love looking at faces to see how you are feeling. It helps them to organize their own thoughts and emotions. So have fun with these activities and books with your child as you explore different emotions!

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

Teaching your toddler how to express their emotions will take time and patience. The most effective way to teach toddlers how to express their feelings will be in the natural setting of your day-to-day activities. Learn to incorporate feeling words into your vocabulary. Frequently label your child’s feelings. Read books about feelings. Watch shows about emotions. Before you know it, your children will have developed skills to effectively express how they feel!

- www.anxioustoddlers.com

Activity

You can a play a “Guess my Feeling” game with your toddler. You can both take turns making facial expressions and you each have to guess what feeling is being shown. This helps on two levels. One, it helps your children match up your facial expressions to your various emotions. Two, it helps them match up their own facial expressions to an emotion as well. Play the game near a mirror, where your children can visually see their various expressions.

- www.anxioustoddlers.com

Books Presented

Grumpy Pants by Claire Messer

Have you ever had a grumpy day and not known why? Penguin is having a grumpy day like that. No matter what he does, he just can’t shake it! Sometimes the only thing left to do is wash the grumpy day away and start over.

Baby Faces by Margaret Miller

Presents color photographs of the various facial expressions of infants.

Happy Hippo, Angry Duck: A Book of Moods by Sandra Boynton

Clever animals exemplify a wide range of emotions in this hilarious story about different feelings.

Mad, Mad, Mad by Leslie Patricelli

Baby is MAD. Very, very mad. What will make the mad go away?

Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays

If You’re Happy and You Know it

If you are happy, and you know it clap your hands
If you are happy, and you know it clap your hands
If you are happy, and you know it, then your face will surely show it
If you are happy, and you know it clap your hands.

Now replace happy with different emotions:

Mad – cross your arms.
Frustrated – stomp your feet.
Excited – jump up and down.
Sad – make a frown
Scared – hide your face.

– Notimeforflashcards.com

 

Bouncing Bouncing Baby on My Knee

A Big Sea Star

Signing

Sensory Activity

“Apple”

“Banana”

“Strawberry”

“Friend”

“More”

Additional Books

The Feelings Book by Todd Parr

Children express different moods, including “I feel very mad,” “I feel like reading books all day,” and “I feel like wearing funny underwear.”

The Little Book of Big Ideas by Suzanne Francis

Four concept-based story retellings in one wonderfully chunky package!

I'm Feeling Sad by Natalie Shaw

When Daniel Tiger feels sad, he remembers that it’s okay to feel sad sometimes. Little by little, he’ll feel better again! What helps you when you’re feeling sad?

The Pigeon Has Feelings, Too! by Mo Willems

Do pigeons have feelings? Is a hot dog yummy?

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Book Babies: Baby Panda Bears

Book Babies: Baby Panda Bears

Book Babies: Baby Panda Bears

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

Join us live Wednesdays at 10:00 AM  – Online on Facebook

Ages 2-5

Welcome Songs

Here We Are Together

Here we are together, together, together! Oh, here we are together in our library. There’s (sing names)… Here we are together in our library!

Hello Everybody

Hello everybody let’s clap our hands*, clap our hands, clap our hands. Hello everybody let’s clap our hands today! *pat our head, stretch up high, wiggle our fingers, tickle our knees, kick our feet, bounce up high!

S, T, R, W, P

(Sing while pointing to each finger on your child’s hand.) Sing, talk, read, write, play! Sing, talk, read write, play! Sing, talk, read, write, play! Sing, talk, read, write, play each day!

Sing, Talk, Read, Write, Play

Tip

Some nursery songs and rhymes can help children develop narrative skills. Those skills will help them understand what they read. Giving children aids, like flannel board pieces or toys, helps them remember the sequence of a story makes it easier to retell the story in the correct order.

- Lambert

Activity

As you recite or sing, “Five Little Pandas Eating Bamboo,” or another nursery rhyme, put the corresponding picture on the board. Then help your child to repeat the same action.

Books Presented

I am a Panda by Cottage Door Press

Let’s play with our panda friend! This story features a fun finger puppet toy built into the board book, encouraging interactive play, hand-eye coordination, and language development in your little one.

Please, Mr. Panda by Steve Antony

Patiently and politely, Mr. Panda asks the animals he comes across if they would like a doughnut. A penguin, a skunk, and a whale all say yes, but they do not remember to say “please” and “thank you.” Is anyone worthy of Mr. Panda’s doughnuts?

Thank You, Mr. Panda by Steve Antony

Mr. Panda has presents for all his animal friends, but many of the gifts are not quite right–but as little Lemur knows, it is the thought that counts.

That's Not My Panda... by Fiona Watt

This delightful series of board books is aimed at very young children. The bright pictures with their patches of different textures, are designed to develop sensory awareness and language awareness. Babies and toddlers will love turning the pages and touching the feely patches.

Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays

Bounce: Toast in the Toaster

I’m toast in the toaster
And I’m getting very hot!
Tick, tock,
Tick, tock
Up I pop!

– Storytimekatie.com

Bounce: Tiny Little Pandas

 (Tune: Shortenin’ Bread)

 Tiny little pandas love bouncin’ bouncin’

Tiny little pandas love bouncin’, yeah
Tiny little pandas love bouncin’, bouncin’
Tiny little pandas love bouncin’ high!

Bounce to the left, bounce to the right
Now hug that panda so nice and tight!
Bounce to the left, bounce to the right
Now hug that panda so nice and tight!

Tiny little pandas love bouncin’ bouncin’
Tiny little pandas love bouncin’, yeah
Tiny little pandas love bouncin’, bouncin’
Tiny little pandas love bouncin’ high!

– Adapted fromStorytimekatie.com

Tickle: Round n’ Round the Bamboo Grove

Round and round the bamboo grove plays the panda bear (swirl finger around tummy)
One step, two step (walk fingers up baby’s arm)
He’s hiding under there! (tickle child’s underarm)

– Adapted from Storytimekatie.com

Flannel Board Song: Five Little Pandas

Five little pandas eating bamboo,
They chomp, chomp, chomped and they chew, chew, chewed;
One little panda crawled away,
But four furry pandas decided to stay!

Four little pandas eating bamboo,
They chomp, chomp, chomped and they chew, chew, chewed;
One little panda ran away,
But three furry pandas decided to stay!

Three little pandas eating bamboo
They chomp, chomp, chomped and they chew, chew, chewed;
One little panda rolled away,
But two furry pandas decided to stay!

Two little pandas eating bamboo,
They chomp, chomp, chomped and they chew, chew, chewed;
One little panda skipped away
But one furry panda decided to stay!

One little panda eating bamboo,
He chomp, chomp, chomped and he chew, chew, chewed;
This little panda decided to play,
So he ran to join the others that day!

– Pasadena-library.net

 

Additional Books

Bears by Eva Steele-Saccio

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!

Our Love Grows by Anna Pignataro

Seeing the world changing and growing, a little panda named Pip feels a bit left behind until Mama shows Pip that, like the trees in the forest and the stars in the sky, he is growing and changing too, and no matter how much Pip grows, the one thing that will never change is how much Mama loves him.

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Book Babies: Food

Book Babies: Food

Book Babies: Food

Enjoy these food-themed books, songs, and activities!

Join us live Wednesdays at 10:00 AM  – Online on Facebook

Ages 2-5

Welcome Songs

Here We Are Together

Here we are together, together, together! Oh, here we are together in our library. There’s (sing names)… Here we are together in our library!

Hello Everybody

Hello everybody let’s clap our hands*, clap our hands, clap our hands. Hello everybody let’s clap our hands today! *pat our head, stretch up high, wiggle our fingers, tickle our knees, kick our feet, bounce up high!

S, T, R, W, P

(Sing while pointing to each finger on your child’s hand.) Sing, talk, read, write, play! Sing, talk, read write, play! Sing, talk, read, write, play! Sing, talk, read, write, play each day!

Sing, Talk, Read, Write, Play

Tip

Teaching and practicing baby sign language can be fun and give you and your child an opportunity to bond. Limited research suggests that baby sign language might give a typically developing child a way to communicate several months earlier than those who only use vocal communication.

- Mayoclinic.org

Activity

Read “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” or another book about fruit with baby. Point out the various kinds of fruit and model the ASL sign for baby. Then do the Yummy Fruit Salad rhyme (below) with them.

Books Presented

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

Follows the progress of a very hungry caterpillar as he eats his way through a varied and very large quantity of food, until, full at last, he forms a coccoon around himself and goes to sleep.

Can You Guess? Food with the Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

Look for the colorful foods in this guessing-game board book featuring The Very Hungry Caterpillar!

Pat-a-Cake by Annie Kubler

A great introduction to books through well-known nursery rhymes and interactive text.

Pat-a-Cake by Mary Brigid Barrett

If you can pat a cake, why not a kiwi or a peach? How about a fuzzy caterpillar crawling on your knee? Join in as this well-known rhyme is expanded into a tactile exploration of a toddler’s world.

Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays

Yummy Fruit Salad

(Melody of “Baa, baa Black Sheep”)
Yum, yum fruit salad, (Rub belly.)
Can I have some more? (Use sign language for “more.”)
Apples, (Use sign language for “apple.”)
Bananas, (Use sign language for “banana.”)
And strawberries, galore! (Use sign language for “strawberry.”)

Throw it in a bowl, (Put arms in a circle in front of body.)
Mix it up good, (Spin around in place.)
Give some to your friends, (Use sign language for “friend .”)
Then eat it all up! (Use sign language for “eat .”)

Yum, yum fruit salad, (Rub belly.)
Can I have some more? (Use sign language for “more.”)
Apples, (Use sign language for “apple.”)
Bananas, (Use sign language for “banana.”)
And strawberries, galore! (Use sign language for “strawberry.”)

 

– Adapted from Artsy Toddler Storytimes by Carol Garnett Hopkins

Pat-a-Cake, Pat-a-Cake

Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake, baker’s man,
Bake me a cake, as fast as you can;
Pat it, prick it, and mark it with B,
Put it in the oven for baby and me.

– Poetryfoundation.org

Five Little Apples

Five little apples
Hung in a tree
The farmer wasn’t looking.
So guess who came to eat?
A caterpillar! Munch munch munch!

Four little apples
Hung in a tree
The farmer wasn’t looking.
So guess who came to eat?
A horse! Munch munch munch!

Three little apples
Hung in a tree
The farmer wasn’t looking.
So guess who came to eat?
A pig! Munch munch munch!

Two little apples
Hung in a tree
The farmer wasn’t looking.
So guess who came to eat?
A bird! Munch munch munch!
One little apple
Hung in a tree
The farmer wasn’t looking.
So guess who came to eat?
A scarecrow! Munch munch munch!

Now the tree is bare
There are no more apples there
But when next fall comes around
Guess who’ll be there!
The caterpillar
The horse
The pig
The bird
And the scarecrow!

– Storytimekatie.com

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)

-Jbrary

Signing

Sensory Activity

“Apple”

“Banana”

“Strawberry”

“Friend”

“More”

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Book Babies: Penguin Fun!

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

Join us live Wednesdays at 10:00 AM  – Online on Facebook

Ages 2-5

Welcome Songs

Here We Are Together

Here we are together, together, together! Oh, here we are together in our library. There’s (sing names)… Here we are together in our library!

Hello Everybody

Hello everybody let’s clap our hands*, clap our hands, clap our hands. Hello everybody let’s clap our hands today! *pat our head, stretch up high, wiggle our fingers, tickle our knees, kick our feet, bounce up high!

S, T, R, W, P

(Sing while pointing to each finger on your child’s hand.) Sing, talk, read, write, play! Sing, talk, read write, play! Sing, talk, read, write, play! Sing, talk, read, write, play each day!

Sing, Talk, Read, Write, Play

Tip

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

- Lambert

Activity

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

Books Presented

I'm Just a Little Penguin by Oakley Graham

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

If You Were a Penguin by Wendess and Florence Minor

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

Five Little Penguins Slipping on the Ice by Steve Metzger

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

Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays

Two Little Penguins

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

One named Jack. One named JIll.

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

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

*Swim, Slide

– Adapted from Madelynslibraryprogramming.wordpress.com

Snowflake, Snowflake in the Sky

Snowflake snowflake in the sky
Love to watch you floating by

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

Snowflake snowflake in the sky
Love to watch you floating by

– Jbrary

The Penguins in the Sea

The penguins in the sea, go…

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

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

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

– Adapted from Madelynslibraryprogramming.wordpress.com

Sensory Activity

Contrast Activity

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

Additional Books

Kisses and Cuddles by Aly Fronis

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

I Like It When... by Mary Murphy

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

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Book Babies: Colors and Patterns

Book Babies: Colors and Patterns

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

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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

Being able to coordinate small muscles onhands and fingers enables children to hold things, cut with scissors, tie their shoes, and fasten buttons. Development of fine motor skills also helps prepare children to write.

- Lambert

Activity

Sing “Wiggle Fingers” or “Where is big toe?” and encourage your child to participate by using the corresponding fingers and body parts.

Books Presented

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.

Colors with Little Fish by Lucy Cousins

Little Fish is off on a fun, rhyming adventure underwater, spotting colors along the way: blue fish, yellow coral, maybe even a pink seahorse. The bright orange star of Hooray for Fish! loves swimming in the sea, and little ones will love looking at and learning colors in this sturdy board book from the creator of Maisy.

I Spy With My Little Eye by Edward Gibbs

Asks young readers to identify the animal based on their color, including blue for a blue whale, white for a polar bear, and green for a frog, in a book with die-cut spy holes.

Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays

Wiggle Fingers

Wiggle fingers, wiggle so, (wiggle fingers)
Wiggle high, wiggle low, (match actions to words)
Wiggle left, wiggle right,
Wiggle fingers out of sight. (wiggle fingers behind back)

– Kcls.org

Bouncy, Bouncy Baby

Bouncy, bouncy baby. Bouncy, bouncy baby
Up and down, up and down.
Bouncy, bouncy baby.
Hippity hop little one. hippity hop little one
Back and forth, back and forth.
Hippity hop, little one.
Bippity bop, baby.  Bippity bop, baby
Jiggity, joggity, jiggity, joggity
Bouncy, bouncy…BOOM!

– Pawlingfreelibrary.org

Where is Big Toe?

(Tune: Where is Thumbkin?)

Where is big toe? Where is big toe?
Here I am; here I am!
Touch baby’s toe
Wiggle, wiggle, big toe
Wiggle, wiggle, big toe
Wiggle baby’s toe
My big toe, my big toe.

Where is elbow…bendy, bendy elbow
Where is tummy…squishy, squashy tummy
Where are two eyes…winky blinky two eyes
Where are two hands…happy clappy two hands

– Melissa.depperfamily.net

Activity

Additional Books

Little Owl's Colors by Divya Srinivasan

Little Owl’s forest is full of colors, from the yellow sun to the red berries, there is a rainbow of bright colors to look at and learn.

The Crayons' Book of Colors by Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers

It’s Duncan’s birthday, and all the crayons want to make him a card! With their fun and quirky illustrations of firetrucks, dragons, and (dare we say?) wheat, these creative crayons each have something different to contribute. When they come together, they can make something truly spectacular to celebrate Duncan’s birthday!

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