Book Babies: Tickle, Tickle!

Book Babies: Tickle, Tickle!

Book Babies: Tickle, Tickle!

I tickle you here, I tickle you there, I tickle you, tickle you everywhere! Gentle tickles and massages can be a fun bonding experience between caregiver and baby. Be careful not to tickle if baby is uncomfortable. Simply place your hand on baby’s head, back, tummy, etc. as you sing the rhymes below. And of course, don’t forget to read with baby every day!

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

According to developmental experts, manual dexterity is directly tied to cognitive development. ‘It’s through her hands that your baby demonstrates the link between thought and action,’ says Rhoda Erhardt, a pediatric occupational therapist in St. Paul who specializes in hand function.

- www.parents.com/baby/development/physical/encouraging-fine-motor-skill-development/

Activity

Wax Paper Fun! Show baby how to crumple a piece of waxed paper into a ball. It provides both sound and grip for an instant toy. While it’s non-toxic, you still want to monitor baby’s inclinations to eat it. As baby’s finger dexterity increases, cut off one strip of waxed paper, place a safe snack like Cheerios every couple of inches along the length, and then fold and twist the wax paper between each piece. The game for baby is to open and find each snack!

- "Games Babies Play" by Vicki Lansky

Books Presented

Tickle Time! by Sandra Boynton

Based on the wildly popular song from Boynton’s wildly popular Rhinoceros Tap CD, Tickle Time! is pure irrepressible Boynton, lively in tempo, nimble in rhyme, and filled with irresistible fuzzy cats that cavort from page to page.

Tickle the Duck! by Ethan Long

In this hilarious touch-and-feel book, a cranky duck dares children to tickle his soft stomach, his hairy armpit, his rubbery foot-and reacts uproariously each time.

Ten Tiny Tickles by Karen Katz

Family members awaken a baby with tickles, from one little tickle on a lovely sleepy head to ten tiny tickles on the toes.

Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays

Two Little Eyes

Tune: Five Little Ducks
Two little eyes to look around,
Two little ears to hear each sound,
One little nose to smell what’s sweet,
One little mouth that likes to eat.

Variation:
Two little eyes to see all around,
(gently stroke around baby’s eyes in a circle)
Two little ears to hear each sound,
(stroke around ears)
One little nose that smells what’s sweet, (softly pat nose with finger)
And one little mouth that likes to eat!
(circle around mouth, then bounce near it with finger)

-The Baby’s Game Book by Isabel Wilner

The Wheels on the Bus (Tickle Version!)

The wheels on the bus go round and round
Round and round, round and round
The wheels on the bus go round and round
All over town

The horn on the bus goes beep beep beep…
The babies on the bus go bounce bounce bounce…
The parents on the bus go tickle tickle tickle…
The babies on the bus go hee hee hee …

Melissa.depperfamily.net

I Bounce You Here

I bounce you here
I bounce you there
I bounce you, bounce you everywhere!

I tickle you here
I tickle you there
I tickle you, tickle you everywhere!

I hug you here
I hug you there
I hug you, hug you everywhere!

Melissa.depperfamily.net

On My Toe There is a Flea

On my toe there is a flea.
Now he’s climbing on my knee.
Past my tummy, Past my nose,
On my head where my hair grows.
On my head there is a flea,
Now he’s climbing down on me.
Past my tummy, past my knee,
On my toe. Take that you flea!

– Kathyreidnaiman.com

Additional Books

Grandmas Are for Giving Tickles by Harriet Ziefert

 

Lift the flaps to see all the fun things a grandma does.

Tickle by Leslie Patricelli

Watch out! Here comes Tickle Monster! Good thing this baby is NOT ticklish. Well, maybe just the feet, hee hee! And the tummy. And, oh no, not the armpits!

The Lost Laugh by Michelle Preen

Hyena has lost his laugh and can’t find it anywhere. Luckily there’s still a tickly monkey friend to help him find it!

More Book Babies

Book Babies: Tickle, Tickle!

I tickle you here, I tickle you there, I tickle you, tickle you everywhere! Gentle tickles and massages can be a fun bonding experience between caregiver and baby. Be careful not to tickle if baby is uncomfortable. Simply place your hand on baby's head, back, tummy,...

Book Babies: Wiggle Worms

Is your toddler a wiggle worm? They might have fun reading and learning about "real" wiggle worms. Try some of these activities and books which are just for the little wiggle worms in our lives.Join us live Wednesdays at 10:00 AM  - Online on Facebook Ages 2-5Welcome...

Book Babies: Green is Great!

Green is great! We celebrated everything green for St. Patrick's Day today. There were green frogs, green peas and of course... green shamrocks. For more books about the color green, check out some of the additional titles listed below.Join us live Wednesdays at 10:00...

Book Babies: Up n’ Down

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...

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...

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...

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.comJoin us live...

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...

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...

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 2-5Welcome SongsHere We Are Together Here we are together, together, together! Oh, here we are together in our library....

Story Time: Eew! That’s Gross!

Story Time: Eew! That’s Gross!

Story Time: Eew! That’s Gross!

Children love to explore the world, especially when something is a little bit unusual. Use these books and activities to help them see the world through all of their senses, even if they say, “Ew! That’s gross!” Because gross things can be fun!

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

Ages 2-5

Sing, Talk, Read, Write, Play

Tip

Young children are naturally curious about the world around them and often use their senses to explore and learn. By taking advantage of this eagerness to learn, you can help build their scientific knowledge.

Activity

Play this Mix ‘n Match game in your kitchen with your child. Wear a blindfold and try to guess what something is by its smell, taste, or touch. Show your child how to describe something with words before taking off the blindfold. You can also make crazy concoctions together and practice describing your creations using all five senses.

Books Presented

Splat! by Jon Burgerman

Encourages the reader to predict what will happen and keep turning pages as a face is splattered with a pie, a sandwich, and more.

Big Smelly Bear by Britta Teckentrup

Big Fluffy Bear insists that Big Smelly Bear visit the pond for a bath before she will scratch the itch he cannot reach.

On Account of the Gum by Adam Rex

Improbable, ridiculous remedies accumulate when there is gum stuck in your hair.

Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays

Five Pairs of Smelly Socks

Five pairs of smelly socks
On my bedroom floor
Mom washed the BLUE pair
And then there were four

Four pairs of smelly socks
They belong to me
Dad washed the PINK pair
And then there were three

Three pairs of smelly socks
What’s a kids to do?
Brother washed the PURPLE pair
And then there were two

Two pairs of smelly socks
I wear them when I run
Sister washed the GREEN pair
And then there was one

One pair of smelly socks
One and only one
I guess I’ll wash the ORANGE pair
And then there will be none.

No more pairs of smelly socks
We washed them all today, But wait until tomorrow
More are on the way!

 

Icky, Sticky Bubble Gum

Icky, sticky, sticky, sticky bubble gum, bubble gum, bubble gum.
Sticky, sticky, sticky, sticky bubble gum, bubble gum.
Makes your hands stick to your knees.
And you pull ’em,
and you pull ’em,
and you pull’ em away.

(Head… Belly… Mouth… Nose… Elbows)

 – David Landau

Crafts and Activities

Coloring Page

Print out this coloring page!

We hope you enjoyed this slime craft! Just pour the clear activator liquid from the tube into your cup with the lid and stir! The less activator you use, the stretchier the slime will be.

Additional Books

I Ain't Gonna Paint No More! by Karen Beaumont

In the rhythm of a familiar folk song, a child cannot resist adding one more dab of paint in surprising places.

Stinkiest! 20 Smelly Animals by Steve Jenkins

Describes the odors that some animals have developed to stay safe and thrive in their environments, including the striped skunk, the bombardier beetle, and the honey badger.

Once Upon a Slime by Andy Maxwell

Beginning with Goldilocks, various fairy tale characters are drenched in slime and join forces to discover who is responsible.

Crazy Concoctions: A Mad Scientist's Guide to Messy Mixtures by Jordan D. Brown

Presents simple chemical reaction science experiments and recipes for mixtures of varying viscosity.

More Story Times

Story Time: Loving Our Library

It's National Library Week! We love our library and everyone who comes to visit. Try doing a scavenger hunt at the library to find all the different items you can check out such as movies, easy CD picture books, graphic novels, magazines, informational books, and so...

Story Time: Eew! That’s Gross!

Children love to explore the world, especially when something is a little bit unusual. Use these books and activities to help them see the world through all of their senses, even if they say, "Ew! That's gross!" Because gross things can be fun!Join us live Tuesdays at...

Story Time: Earth, We Love You!

The Earth is awesome! It starts with the letter "E". And it's the only place we have to live, so we better take care of it. Try talking with your child about some of the small things he can do to help take care of the Earth such as turning off the water while brushing...

Story Time: Eggceptional Eggs

Eggs are totally "egg"ceptional, and a lot of children don't realize the differences and similarities between eggs of different species. Some children also think that the eggs we purchase in the store will eventually hatch. Have fun with your child as you explore the...

Story Time: Elevator Escapades!

"There's an alligator in the elevator! Ahhh!" Riding in an elevator can be a great counting activity for your child, but it's even more fun when you and your child engage your imaginations and "guess" where you might end up or who you might meet on each floor. Try...

Story Time: Elephantastic Elephants!

"E" is for elephant! Elephants are one of the most amazing creatures in the animal kingdom. They are so strong enough to lift 700 pounds, yet they are so gentle they can pick up a tiny leaf without crumpling it. Children love elephants. They are big and have large...

Story Time: Fabulous Feet!

Have you and your child looked closely at feet lately? Feet are fabulous! And they are used for so many different things in the animal and creature kingdom! Check out some of these books to find out how.Join us live Tuesdays at 10:30 AM  - Online on Facebook Ages 2-5...

Story Time: Friends!

Making friends is easy for some children and more difficult for others, but when you show your child "how" to be a friend, it makes the task seem easier. As you do so, don't forget to point out that not every one will be kind in return, but to be patient. Below you...

Story Time: Fashion!

Lights! Camera! It's fashion! This week we learned that "F" is for fashion, and "fashion" can help you express how you are feeling, where you want to go, and what is good for the weather outside.Join us live Tuesdays at 10:30 AM  - Online on Facebook Ages 2-5 Sing,...

Story Time: Feelings

This week in Storytime, we learned that "F" is for feelings. Sometimes children have a difficult time expressing or understanding their feelings. When you help them attach a color to a feeling, it helps them understand and how to deal with their emotions. Thankfully...

Book Babies: Wiggle Worms

Book Babies: Wiggle Worms

Book Babies: Wiggle Worms

Is your toddler a wiggle worm? They might have fun reading and learning about “real” wiggle worms. Try some of these activities and books which are just for the little wiggle worms in our lives.

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

Books like “Cuckoo Can’t Find You,” which have lists of activities or items are great for babies because there’ isn’t a strong narrative. That makes it easy to read as many or as few pages as keep your baby’s interest. Stopping books when babies are done listening is a great way to keep your book sharing experiences positive and not stressful.

Activity

Find a book with a simple narrative, but vibrant pictures. Then explore and talk about the illustrations with your baby. Most picture books have a “traveling” character which moves through the book. Play “Look and Find” for this character as you and your baby turn each page.

Books Presented

Ten Wriggly, Wriggly Caterpillars by Debbie Tardett

Follow the adventures of these bright, bold caterpillars in this peek-through counting book!

Cuckoo Can't Find You by Lorianne Siomades

Each animal has lost an object that rhymes with its name and the hidden item is concealed within the pages.

Inch by Inch by Leo Lionni

To keep from being eaten, an inchworm measures a robin’s tail, a flamingo’s neck, a toucan’s beak, a heron’s legs, and a nightingale’s song.

Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays

Fingerplay: Wiggle Worms

 Here are some worms who are, oh, so sad.
They’ve lost all the wiggles that they once had.
They wonder if you, just for today
would lend them your wiggles so they can play.

Wiggle them up and wiggle them down
Wiggle the worms around and around
Wiggle them high and wiggle them low
Wiggle them fast and wiggle them slow
Wiggle them over your shoes and your socks
Then wiggle them back into their box.

Hushlander.wordpress.com

Bounce: Trit Trot to Boston

Trit, trot to Boston, (bounce baby on your knees)
Trit, trot to Lynn,
Take care, Baby, (substitute child’s name for “Baby”)
Don’t fall IN!
(on “IN,” part knees and let baby slip through)

– Childhood

Scarf Song: Scarf Wiggle

You put your scarf up. You put your scarf down. Your put your scarf up.
And you shake it all around,
You wiggle on your knees and you wiggle on your toes.
You’re doing the scarf wiggle!

You put your scarf out. You put your scarf in. You put your scarf out.
And you shake it all around.
You wiggle on your head and you wiggle n your nose
You’re doing the scarf wiggle!

You put your fingers up. You put your fingers down. Your put your fingers up.
And you shake them all around,
You wiggle on your knees and you wiggle on your toes.
You’re doing the finger wiggle!

You put your fingers out. You put your fingers in. You put your fingers out.
And you shake them all around.
You wiggle on your head and you wiggle n your nose.
You’re doing the finger wiggle!

– Adapted from the “Hokey Pokey” song

Bounce or Manipulative Play: Wally the Worm

Wally the Worm went up and down
(lift baby up & down)
Up and down,
Up and down.
Wally the worm went up and back into the ground.
(let baby slip through knees)

Additional Books

Owl and Wormy: Friends All Aflutter! by Andy Runton

Good friends Owly and Wormy are disappointed when their new plant attracts fat, green, bug-like things, instead of butterflies, until a metamorphosis occurs.

Ten Little Caterpillars by Bill Martin Jr.

Illustrations and rhyming text follow ten caterpillars as one wriggles up a flower stem, another sails across a garden pool, and one reaches an apple leaf, where something amazing happens.

Wiggle, Jiggle by Book Dash

A little Caterpillar loves to wiggle!

Danger Worm by Andrea Kaczmarek

Little Worm wants nothing more than to leave his cosy home. But there are so many dangers!

More Book Babies

Book Babies: Tickle, Tickle!

I tickle you here, I tickle you there, I tickle you, tickle you everywhere! Gentle tickles and massages can be a fun bonding experience between caregiver and baby. Be careful not to tickle if baby is uncomfortable. Simply place your hand on baby's head, back, tummy,...

Book Babies: Wiggle Worms

Is your toddler a wiggle worm? They might have fun reading and learning about "real" wiggle worms. Try some of these activities and books which are just for the little wiggle worms in our lives.Join us live Wednesdays at 10:00 AM  - Online on Facebook Ages 2-5Welcome...

Book Babies: Green is Great!

Green is great! We celebrated everything green for St. Patrick's Day today. There were green frogs, green peas and of course... green shamrocks. For more books about the color green, check out some of the additional titles listed below.Join us live Wednesdays at 10:00...

Book Babies: Up n’ Down

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...

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...

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...

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.comJoin us live...

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...

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...

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 2-5Welcome SongsHere We Are Together Here we are together, together, together! Oh, here we are together in our library....

Book Babies: Green is Great!

Book Babies: Green is Great!

Book Babies: Green is Great!

Green is great! We celebrated everything green for St. Patrick’s Day today. There were green frogs, green peas and of course… green shamrocks. For more books about the color green, check out some of the additional titles listed 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

“I wonder what would happen if…” seems to be the constant unspoken question in toddlers’ minds. They have discovered that they can make things happen. This is actually the beginning of logical thought: action A causes response B.

- Things to Do with Toddlers and Twos by Karen Miller

Activity

Secure a cardboard mailing tube to a stair railing and place a box or basket at the bottom. Give your toddler a ball to feed through the top of the tube. They will love watching the ball go in one end and come out of the other. Talk about why this happens with your toddler. Don’t be afraid to use “large” terms like gravity. It might help to clap out the syllables as you say the word. Then have fun with the tube and balls!

Books Presented

Baby's First St. Patrick's Day by Dawn Sirett

Featuring a soft padded cover and rounded edges, a board book celebration of the Irish holiday depicts the bright and colorful objects associated with its traditions, from costumes and rainbows to four-leaf clovers and pots of gold.

Green by Laura Vaccaro Seeger

Illustrations and simple, rhyming text explore the many shades of the color green.

The Wide-Mouthed Frog by Keith Faulkner

From the Okefenokee Swamp comes a frog with a wide mouth that he just loves to use. Until one day, he meets a big green animal with lots of teeth who finds wide-mouthed frogs simply delicious.

Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays

Five Green and Speckled Frogs

 

Five Green and Speckled Frogs
sat on a speckled log
Eating some most delicious bugs.
Yuuuuuuuuummmmmmmmm…yuuummm!

One jumped into the pool,
where it was nice and cool.
Then there were four green speckled frogs,
Glub glub.

Four green and speckled frogs…
Three green and speckled frogs…
Two green and speckled frogs…
One green and speckled frog…
…Then there were no green speckled frogs!
Glub glub, glub, glub

-Songsforteaching.com

Bounce: Bumping Up and Down in My Little “Green” Wagon

Bumping up and down in my little green wagon,
Bumping up and down in my little green wagon,
Bumping up and down in my little green wagon,
Won’t you be my darling!

– adapted from Pewaukeelibrary.org

Flannel Board: Over on the Hill

Over on the hill in the grass so green
Were the five biggest shamrocks than I’ve ever seen
Along came someone on St Patrick’s Day
And they picked a shamrock and took it away.

– Melissa.depperfamily.net

Fingerplay: Five Fat Peas

Five fat peas in a pea pod pressed,
(have your child hold their hand in a fist)

One grew, two grew, so did all the rest.
(have your child release their fingers one at a time)

They grew and grew,
(have your child wiggle their open hand)

And did not stop,
(have your child wiggle their open hand)

Until one day,
(have your child wiggle their open hand)

The pod went POP!
(have your child clap their hands for the POP)

– Grandmasnurseryrhymes.com

Little Green Frog

All-a-gump! Went the little green frog one day.
All-a-gump! Went the little green frog one day.
All-a-gump! Went the little green frog one day.
And the little green frog went All-a-gump! All-a-gump! All-a-gump!

– Traditional

Additional Books

Little Green Peas by Keith Baker

Little green peas make their way into collections of objects of many different colors, from blue boats, seas, and flags, to orange balloons, umbrellas, and fizzy drinks.

The Tiny Tadpole by Judith Nicholls

Follows the life of a tadpole from spawn to frog.

Nighty Night, Little Green Monster by Ed Emberley

Invites young children to explore colorful die-cut spreads depicting an adorable yellow-eyed monster who gets ready to go to sleep as the stars begin to appear in the night sky.

Where is the Green Sheep? by Mem Fox

A story about many different sheep, and one that seems to be missing.

More Book Babies

Book Babies: Tickle, Tickle!

I tickle you here, I tickle you there, I tickle you, tickle you everywhere! Gentle tickles and massages can be a fun bonding experience between caregiver and baby. Be careful not to tickle if baby is uncomfortable. Simply place your hand on baby's head, back, tummy,...

Book Babies: Wiggle Worms

Is your toddler a wiggle worm? They might have fun reading and learning about "real" wiggle worms. Try some of these activities and books which are just for the little wiggle worms in our lives.Join us live Wednesdays at 10:00 AM  - Online on Facebook Ages 2-5Welcome...

Book Babies: Green is Great!

Green is great! We celebrated everything green for St. Patrick's Day today. There were green frogs, green peas and of course... green shamrocks. For more books about the color green, check out some of the additional titles listed below.Join us live Wednesdays at 10:00...

Book Babies: Up n’ Down

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...

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...

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...

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.comJoin us live...

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...

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...

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 2-5Welcome SongsHere We Are Together Here we are together, together, together! Oh, here we are together in our library....

Story Time: Eggceptional Eggs

Story Time: Eggceptional Eggs

Story Time: Eggceptional Eggs

Eggs are totally “egg”ceptional, and a lot of children don’t realize the differences and similarities between eggs of different species. Some children also think that the eggs we purchase in the store will eventually hatch. Have fun with your child as you explore the “egg” in it’s many forms and possibilities. Below you will find activities and books to aid you and your child in this exploration.

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

Ages 2-5

Sing, Talk, Read, Write, Play

Tip

Preschoolers thrive on lots of love and language. Reading together is fun and easy, and it prepares children to be successful and happy in school.

- www.readingfoundation.org

Activity

Read together with your preschooler for 20 minutes every day this week. Try two familiar books and one new book each time. You can keep track of how many books she reads on a 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten circle chart. You can find these at the Children’s Reference Desk. When your child has filled in all the circles, bring it to the Circulation Desk for a free sticker sheet or book.

Books Presented

Roly-Poly Egg by Kali Stileman

The story of Splotch and the adventure of her roly-poly egg. Follow the dotted line and see where it goes. When Splotch’s egg finally cracks, children can lift flaps to find a colorful surprise.

Guess What is Growing Inside This Egg by Mia Posada

Gives facts about the many ways animals care for their eggs and young.

The Egg by Gallimard Jeunesse

Readers turn colorfully painted transparent pages to reveal each stage of a chick’s growth inside an egg, and then watch it hatch in the most recent volume of a nonfiction series for the inquisitive preschooler.

Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays

Little Egg

Once there was a little egg
That jumped down to the floor
It started rolling all around
Then rolled right out the door.

Little egg, roll, roll, roll,
Roll all around
Little egg roll, roll, roll
All across the ground.

 

Jeninthelibrary.com

What Comes From an Egg?

Chickens hatch from eggs, but what about other animals? Explore PBS’ book to learn about a variety of animals from spiders to platypuses that start their lives as eggs.

 
 

If You Like Your Eggs Scrambled

(Tune: Happy & You Know It)
If you like your eggs scrambled, clap your hands
If you like your eggs scrambled, clap your hands
Yes, they’re yummy and they’re yellow
So you’ll be a happy fellow
If you like your eggs scrambled, clap your hands

If you like your eggs fried, jump up high…
If you want bacon with your eggs, wiggle your legs…
If you want toast instead, nod your head (Mmm-hmm)…


-Jeninthelibrary.com
 

I Know a Chicken

 – Laurie Berkner

Crafts and Activities

Coloring Page

Print out this coloring page!

Try this craft from Woo! Jr.

Additional Books

The Donkey Egg by Janet Stevens

After fast-talking Fox leaves him with a large, green egg, Bear spends minutes, hours, days, and weeks lovingly caring for it with the help of his neighbor Hare.

An Egg is Quiet by Diana Hutts Aston

A beautifully illustrated work which introduces young naturalists to more than 60 types of eggs and an array of egg facts.

An Extraordinary Egg by Leo Lionni

A little frog discovers an extraordinary egg on Pebble Island.

More Story Times

Story Time: Loving Our Library

It's National Library Week! We love our library and everyone who comes to visit. Try doing a scavenger hunt at the library to find all the different items you can check out such as movies, easy CD picture books, graphic novels, magazines, informational books, and so...

Story Time: Eew! That’s Gross!

Children love to explore the world, especially when something is a little bit unusual. Use these books and activities to help them see the world through all of their senses, even if they say, "Ew! That's gross!" Because gross things can be fun!Join us live Tuesdays at...

Story Time: Earth, We Love You!

The Earth is awesome! It starts with the letter "E". And it's the only place we have to live, so we better take care of it. Try talking with your child about some of the small things he can do to help take care of the Earth such as turning off the water while brushing...

Story Time: Eggceptional Eggs

Eggs are totally "egg"ceptional, and a lot of children don't realize the differences and similarities between eggs of different species. Some children also think that the eggs we purchase in the store will eventually hatch. Have fun with your child as you explore the...

Story Time: Elevator Escapades!

"There's an alligator in the elevator! Ahhh!" Riding in an elevator can be a great counting activity for your child, but it's even more fun when you and your child engage your imaginations and "guess" where you might end up or who you might meet on each floor. Try...

Story Time: Elephantastic Elephants!

"E" is for elephant! Elephants are one of the most amazing creatures in the animal kingdom. They are so strong enough to lift 700 pounds, yet they are so gentle they can pick up a tiny leaf without crumpling it. Children love elephants. They are big and have large...

Story Time: Fabulous Feet!

Have you and your child looked closely at feet lately? Feet are fabulous! And they are used for so many different things in the animal and creature kingdom! Check out some of these books to find out how.Join us live Tuesdays at 10:30 AM  - Online on Facebook Ages 2-5...

Story Time: Friends!

Making friends is easy for some children and more difficult for others, but when you show your child "how" to be a friend, it makes the task seem easier. As you do so, don't forget to point out that not every one will be kind in return, but to be patient. Below you...

Story Time: Fashion!

Lights! Camera! It's fashion! This week we learned that "F" is for fashion, and "fashion" can help you express how you are feeling, where you want to go, and what is good for the weather outside.Join us live Tuesdays at 10:30 AM  - Online on Facebook Ages 2-5 Sing,...

Story Time: Feelings

This week in Storytime, we learned that "F" is for feelings. Sometimes children have a difficult time expressing or understanding their feelings. When you help them attach a color to a feeling, it helps them understand and how to deal with their emotions. Thankfully...

Book Babies: Up n’ Down

Book Babies: Up n’ Down

Book Babies: Up n’ Down

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 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

Setting up achievable tasks for young children and clearly recognizing their successful completion helps to build children’s confidence in themselves and their abilities. Children who feel good about themselves and believe that they can accomplish things are more likely to tackle new tasks with a positive attitude. Research suggests that children who are self-confident and believe that they can successfully complete tasks do much better in school.

- Lambert

Activity

Using a flannel story of “The Itsy Bitsy Spider,” recite the rhyme with your child. When the spider gets “washed out”, pull the spider down so it falls off. When you’re finished with the rhyme, invite your child to manipulate the spider. As he does so, clap your hands, give him a hug, and congratulate him saying, “Good job, ______! You did it!”

Books Presented

Up, Up, Up, Down by Kimberly Gee

Illustrations and easy-to-read text follow a baby and father through a day filled with ups and downs, ons and offs, and plenty of fun.

The Itsy Bitsy Spider by Iza Trapani

In this expanded version of a popular song, the itsy-bitsy spider’s climbing is interrupted by a fan, a mouse, a cat, and some dew before she makes her way to the top of a tree to spin her web.

Baby Up, Baby Down by Molly Magnuson

Look at all the babies. Find the babies who are near and far, messy and clean, quiet and noisy. Learn all about opposites!

Where's Baby? by Anne Hunter

Papa Fox is looking for Baby Fox, who is just out of his sight … but not ours! An adorable, interactive read-aloud for fans of Are You My Mother.

Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays

Bounce: Dickery Dickery Dare

(to the tune of Hickory Dickory Dock)

Dickery dickery dare,
The pig flew up in the air, (woo!)
The man in brown, brought him back down,
Dickery dickery dare!

-Pasadena-library.net

Bounce: The Grand Old Duke of York

Oh, The grand old Duke of York,
He had ten thousand men;
He marched them up to the top of the hill,
And he marched them down again.

And when they were up, they were up,
And when they were down, they were down,
And when they were only half-way up,
They were neither up nor down

– Allnurseryrhymes.com

Itsy Bitsy Spider

The itsy bitsy spider crawled up the water spout.
Down came the rain, and washed the spider out.
Out came the sun, and dried up all the rain,
and the itsy bitsy spider went up the spout again.

– Allnurseryrhymes.com

Jack and Jill

Jack and Jill went up the hill
To fetch a pail of water.
Jack fell down and broke his crown,
And Jill came tumbling after.
Then up got Jack and said to Jill,
As in his arms he took her,
“Brush off that dirt for you’re not hurt,
Let’s fetch that pail of water.”
So Jack and Jill went up the hill
To fetch the pail of water,
And took it home to Mother dear,
Who thanked her son and daughter.

– Allnurseryrhymes.com

Additional Books

Yummy, Yucky by Leslie Patricelli

A toddler finds out that spaghetti is yummy, but worms — and blue crayons, and sand, and other things too gross to mention — are definitely yucky when tasted.

Odd One Out: Big and Small by Guido Van Genechten

Some of these animals are not like the others…. Who’s the odd one out? And who’s ready to go to a parry? Come along and find out!

Bears are Big by Douglas Florian

Meet pairs of animals and discover how they’re different. The pairs include bears/bees, shrews/giraffes, rhinos/tigers, turtles/snails, sloths/cheetahs, eels/tree frogs, hippos/butterflies, and ravens/doves.

More Book Babies

Book Babies: Tickle, Tickle!

I tickle you here, I tickle you there, I tickle you, tickle you everywhere! Gentle tickles and massages can be a fun bonding experience between caregiver and baby. Be careful not to tickle if baby is uncomfortable. Simply place your hand on baby's head, back, tummy,...

Book Babies: Wiggle Worms

Is your toddler a wiggle worm? They might have fun reading and learning about "real" wiggle worms. Try some of these activities and books which are just for the little wiggle worms in our lives.Join us live Wednesdays at 10:00 AM  - Online on Facebook Ages 2-5Welcome...

Book Babies: Green is Great!

Green is great! We celebrated everything green for St. Patrick's Day today. There were green frogs, green peas and of course... green shamrocks. For more books about the color green, check out some of the additional titles listed below.Join us live Wednesdays at 10:00...

Book Babies: Up n’ Down

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...

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...

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...

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.comJoin us live...

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...

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...

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 2-5Welcome SongsHere We Are Together Here we are together, together, together! Oh, here we are together in our library....

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.

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

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!

More Book Babies

Book Babies: Tickle, Tickle!

I tickle you here, I tickle you there, I tickle you, tickle you everywhere! Gentle tickles and massages can be a fun bonding experience between caregiver and baby. Be careful not to tickle if baby is uncomfortable. Simply place your hand on baby's head, back, tummy,...

Book Babies: Wiggle Worms

Is your toddler a wiggle worm? They might have fun reading and learning about "real" wiggle worms. Try some of these activities and books which are just for the little wiggle worms in our lives.Join us live Wednesdays at 10:00 AM  - Online on Facebook Ages 2-5Welcome...

Book Babies: Green is Great!

Green is great! We celebrated everything green for St. Patrick's Day today. There were green frogs, green peas and of course... green shamrocks. For more books about the color green, check out some of the additional titles listed below.Join us live Wednesdays at 10:00...

Book Babies: Up n’ Down

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...

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...

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...

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.comJoin us live...

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...

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...

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 2-5Welcome SongsHere We Are Together Here we are together, together, together! Oh, here we are together in our library....

Story Time: Elephantastic Elephants!

Story Time: Elephantastic Elephants!

Story Time: Elephantastic Elephants!

“E” is for elephant! Elephants are one of the most amazing creatures in the animal kingdom. They are so strong enough to lift 700 pounds, yet they are so gentle they can pick up a tiny leaf without crumpling it. Children love elephants. They are big and have large floppy ears. Try taking this opportunity to learn more about these gentle giants with your child with some of the activities and books below.

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

Ages 2-5

Sing, Talk, Read, Write, Play

Tip

Having children act out stories introduces them to the theater arts. Because dramatic play incorporates a variety of senses, it allows children to experience a story in an immediate way and helps them internalize the story.

- Lambert

Activity

Read “Can Somebody Please Scratch My Back?” by Jory John or another book that will be easy to act out. Then have your child portray the elephant while you portray all the others animals and retell the story. Then try switching roles and see the laughter!

- Adapted from Lambert

Books Presented

Elephants by Kate Riggs

A basic exploration of the appearance, behavior, and habitat of elephants, Earth’s biggest land animals. Also included is a story from folklore explaining why elephants’ trunks are so long.

Can Somebody Please Scratch My Back? by Jory John

Elephant has a massive itch that no one can scratch, so Elephant is forced to help himself–or so he thinks.

I Broke My Trunk! by Mo Willems

Gerald the elephant tells his best friend Piggie a long, crazy story about how he broke his trunk.

Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays

Elephant Walk

Right foot, left foot, see me go (step with one foot, then other, sway side to side)

I am gray and big and slow (hold hands out to side on the word “big”)

Right foot, left foot, see me go (step with one foot, then other, sway side to side)

I come walking down the street (keep feet stomping)

With my trunk and four big feet. (Make arm look like a trunk from nose).

 

Adapted from Jeninthelibrary.com

Flannel Board: Five Elephants in the Bathtub

1 elephant in the bathtub
going for a swim.
Knock, knock (clap hands for each knock)
Splash, splash (pat lap for each splash)
Come on in! (Wave hand invitingly)

2 elephants in the bathtub
going for a swim.
Knock, knock (clap hands for each knock)
Splash, splash (pat lap for each splash)
Come on in! (Wave hand invitingly)

3 elephants in the bathtub
going for a swim.
Knock, knock (clap hands for each knock)
Splash, splash (pat lap for each splash)
Come on in! (Wave hand invitingly)

4 elephants in the bathtub
going for a swim.
Knock, knock (clap hands for each knock)
Splash, splash (pat lap for each splash)
Come on in! (Wave hand invitingly)

5 elephants in the bathtub
going for a swim.
Knock, knock (clap hands for each knock)
Splash, splash (pat lap for each splash)
And they all fell in! (Knock all the elephants and tub off the flannelboard!)

– Jeninthelibrary.com

Two Elephants

Two little elephants, standing in a row.
Two little trunks, waving hello.
“Oh,” said an elephant.
“It’s time to go.”
One little elephant, standing in a row.
One little trunk, waving hello.
“Hey,” said the elephant.
“Where did he go?”

-Barbertonlibrary.org
 

Crafts and Activities

Coloring Page

Print out this coloring page!

Try this craft from Heidi Songs - or pick up our ready-made kit today.

Additional Books

I Dream of an Elephant by Ami Rubinger

Elephants of many colorful shades are described in couplets that invite the reader to complete the rhyme using color-themed clues.

Near or Far: Where's Eddie? by Daniel Nunn

Books in the Hide and Seek series provide an entertaining introduction to some of the words that tell us where things are. This book looks at “Near” and “Far”, and features an animal character called Eddie the Elephant who is playing hide-and-seek. 

Elephant's Story by Tracey Campbell Pearson

Elephant finds a book and then sneezes, mixing up all the letters.

The Elephant Who Cried Mouse! by Jade Maitre

Ronald the Elephant loves to frighten his family by calling “MOUSE!”. But what happens when they stop believing him?

More Story Times

Story Time: Loving Our Library

It's National Library Week! We love our library and everyone who comes to visit. Try doing a scavenger hunt at the library to find all the different items you can check out such as movies, easy CD picture books, graphic novels, magazines, informational books, and so...

Story Time: Eew! That’s Gross!

Children love to explore the world, especially when something is a little bit unusual. Use these books and activities to help them see the world through all of their senses, even if they say, "Ew! That's gross!" Because gross things can be fun!Join us live Tuesdays at...

Story Time: Earth, We Love You!

The Earth is awesome! It starts with the letter "E". And it's the only place we have to live, so we better take care of it. Try talking with your child about some of the small things he can do to help take care of the Earth such as turning off the water while brushing...

Story Time: Eggceptional Eggs

Eggs are totally "egg"ceptional, and a lot of children don't realize the differences and similarities between eggs of different species. Some children also think that the eggs we purchase in the store will eventually hatch. Have fun with your child as you explore the...

Story Time: Elevator Escapades!

"There's an alligator in the elevator! Ahhh!" Riding in an elevator can be a great counting activity for your child, but it's even more fun when you and your child engage your imaginations and "guess" where you might end up or who you might meet on each floor. Try...

Story Time: Elephantastic Elephants!

"E" is for elephant! Elephants are one of the most amazing creatures in the animal kingdom. They are so strong enough to lift 700 pounds, yet they are so gentle they can pick up a tiny leaf without crumpling it. Children love elephants. They are big and have large...

Story Time: Fabulous Feet!

Have you and your child looked closely at feet lately? Feet are fabulous! And they are used for so many different things in the animal and creature kingdom! Check out some of these books to find out how.Join us live Tuesdays at 10:30 AM  - Online on Facebook Ages 2-5...

Story Time: Friends!

Making friends is easy for some children and more difficult for others, but when you show your child "how" to be a friend, it makes the task seem easier. As you do so, don't forget to point out that not every one will be kind in return, but to be patient. Below you...

Story Time: Fashion!

Lights! Camera! It's fashion! This week we learned that "F" is for fashion, and "fashion" can help you express how you are feeling, where you want to go, and what is good for the weather outside.Join us live Tuesdays at 10:30 AM  - Online on Facebook Ages 2-5 Sing,...

Story Time: Feelings

This week in Storytime, we learned that "F" is for feelings. Sometimes children have a difficult time expressing or understanding their feelings. When you help them attach a color to a feeling, it helps them understand and how to deal with their emotions. Thankfully...

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.

More Book Babies

Book Babies: Tickle, Tickle!

I tickle you here, I tickle you there, I tickle you, tickle you everywhere! Gentle tickles and massages can be a fun bonding experience between caregiver and baby. Be careful not to tickle if baby is uncomfortable. Simply place your hand on baby's head, back, tummy,...

Book Babies: Wiggle Worms

Is your toddler a wiggle worm? They might have fun reading and learning about "real" wiggle worms. Try some of these activities and books which are just for the little wiggle worms in our lives.Join us live Wednesdays at 10:00 AM  - Online on Facebook Ages 2-5Welcome...

Book Babies: Green is Great!

Green is great! We celebrated everything green for St. Patrick's Day today. There were green frogs, green peas and of course... green shamrocks. For more books about the color green, check out some of the additional titles listed below.Join us live Wednesdays at 10:00...

Book Babies: Up n’ Down

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...

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...

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...

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.comJoin us live...

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...

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...

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 2-5Welcome SongsHere We Are Together Here we are together, together, together! Oh, here we are together in our library....

Pin It on Pinterest