Book Babies: Penguin Fun!

Book Babies: Penguin Fun!

Book Babies: Penguin Fun!

Today come and teach your baby about penguins 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

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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Tip

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Activity

Read aloud “Be Brave Little Penguin” by Giles Audreae and Guy Parker-Rees and a nonfiction book about penguins like “The Penguin, a Funny Bird” by Beatrice Fontanel. You may also want to recite “Three Little Penguins.”

Books Presented

Be Brave, Little Penguin by Giles Andreae

Pip-Pip, the littlest penguin, is teased for being afraid of the water until, with his mother’s guidance, he finally jumps in.

Five Little Penguins by Sally Hopgood

Five little penguins go off to play. Can you count them?

Penguins by Anne Schreiber

Learn about penguins and how they live. A National Geographic Kids book.

Penguins, Penguins, Everywhere! by Bob Barner

A parade of irresistible penguins from climates warm and cold swim, slide, and waddle across the pages of Penguins, Penguins, Everywhere! 

Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays

The Penguin Song

Have you ever seen
a penguin come to tea?

When you look at me,
A penguin you will see

Penguins attention
Penguins begin!

 (right flipper)
(left flipper)
(right foot)
(left foot)
(bob your head)
(stick out your tongue)
(turn a circle)

– The Learning Station

Five Little Penguins

(melody: “Five Little Ducks”)

5 little penguins waddling around,
The snow was slipp-ery and one fell down,
Weeeeeee…. in the water he went to play,
Now there’s 4 little penguins waddling today.

4 little penguins waddling around,
The snow was slipp-ery and one fell down,
Weeeeeee…. in the water he went to play,
Now there’s 3 little penguins waddling today.

3 little penguins waddling around,
The snow was slipp-ery and one fell down,
Weeeeeee…. in the water he went to play,
Now there’s 2 little penguins waddling today.

2 little penguins waddling around,
The snow was slipp-ery and one fell down,
Weeeeeee…. in the water he went to play,
Now there’s 1little penguin waddling today.

1 little penguin waddling around,
The snow was slipp-ery and he fell down,
Weeeeeee…. in the water he went to play,
Leaving no little penguins waddling today.

No little penguins waddling around,
The snow was slippery and none fell down,
Weeeeeee…. in the water they went to play,
5 little penguins swimming today.

– Patty Shukla

 

Crafts and Activities

Coloring Page

Print out this coloring page!

Make your own felt penguin!

Pick up our Story Time kit today or make your own using felt scraps and googly eyes.

Additional Books

The Penguin, a Funny Bird by Béatrice Fontanel

Describes the habits, characteristics, and habitat of penguins.

Feathered Friends by Book Dash

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    Ages 2-5

    Sing, Talk, Read, Write, Play

    Tip

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    - Lambert

    Activity

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    - Adapted from Lambert

    Books Presented

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    Harold goes for an adventurous walk in the moonlight with his purple crayon.

    The World Needs More Purple People by Kristen Bell and Benjamin Hart

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    Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays

    Rhyme: I have a Crayon

    I have a crayon, I’ll give it to you.
    Here is my crayon, my crayon of blue.
    I have a crayon, a lovely little fellow.
    Here is my crayon, my crayon of yellow.
    I have a crayon, it’s here on my head.
    Here is my crayon, my crayon of red.
    I have a crayon, we can draw a circle.
    Here is my crayon, my crayon of purple.
    I have a crayon, what do I see?
    Here is my crayon, an orange one for me.
    I have a crayon, the best ever seen.
    Here is my crayon, my crayon of green
     
    – Storytimekatie.com

    Purple People

    (Tune: If You’re Happy and You Know it)

    Purple People like to sing, they’ll do it now.
    Purple People like to dance, and they know how.
    Purple People spin around.
    Purple People touch the ground.
    Purple People know it’s time to take a bow.

    – Adapted from Stepbystepcc.com

     

    Flannel Story: Patty’s Purple Pocket Pants

    – Adapted from ChurchofJesusChrist.org 

     

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    Additional Books

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    Harold travels to the sky with the help of his purple crayon.

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    Swatch is a girl who is passionate about color.

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    On the Same Page Kick-Off

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    Book Babies: Bouncin’ Up and Down in Santa’s Sled

    Book Babies: Bouncin’ Up and Down in Santa’s Sled

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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

    Gift wrap and presents can be an excellent opportunity for sensory exploration & fine motor skill development. Your child will love listening to the “crinkle” of the paper as they unwrap a gift. Try using only a small amount of tape to secure the gift so your child can easily grab the paper and rip it open. This will help them develop their fine motor skills so they can hold a pencil for writing.

    Activity

    Wrap a stack of your child’s favorite books or library books in wrapping paper. Leave part of the book showing so they can see just a bit of the cover. Then have fun as they unwrap a book a day right up to Christmas. You can also save the wrapping paper in a box for them to play with, also.

    Books Presented

    Bear Stays Up for Christmas by Karma Wilson

    Bear is awakened by his friends the day before Christmas, and he tries to stay up all night to celebrate Christmas with them.

    Where is Baby's Christmas Present by Karen Katz

    Baby searches for his Christmas present in the closet, under wrapping paper, and underneath the Christmas tree. A Lift-The-Flap book.

    I Love Christmas by Anna Walker

    Ollie loves Christmas. What else does he love?

    Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays

    Bouncing in Santa’s Sleigh

    Bouncing up and down in Santa’s sleigh
    Bouncing up and down in Santa’s sleigh
    Bouncing up and down in Santa’s sleigh
    Ho! Ho! Ho! Ho! Hooooo!

    Flying up high…
    Flying down low… Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoah!
    Falling asleep… Shh, shh, shh, shh, shh.
    Bouncing up and down…

    – Adapted from Oremlibrary.org

    Twinkle, Twinkle, Christmas Star

    (Tune: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star)

    Twinkle twinkle Christmas star
    Way up high is where you are!
    Shining bright for all to see –
    On the tip top of our tree –
    Twinkle twinkle Christmas star
    Way up high is where you are!

    – Kidsparkz.com

    Let’s All Do a Little Clapping

    (Tune: We Wish You a Merry Christmas)
    Let’s all do a little clapping,
    Let’s all do a little clapping,
    Let’s all do a little clapping,
    & spread Christmas cheer.
    More verses:
    2.Jumping
    3.Twirling
    4.Stretching

    – Kidsparkz.com

    Five Little Stockings

    Five little stockings hanging up so high
    Ready for the evening when Santa stops by
    The cat chased the mouse along the mantle top
    And one little stocking fell …. ker-plop.

    *

    Four little stockings hanging up so high
    Ready for the evening when Santa stops by
    The cat chased the mouse along the mantle top
    And one little stocking fell …. ker-plop.

    *

    Three little stockings hanging up so high

    Two little stockings hanging up so high

    One little stocking hanging up so high

    – Feltboardmagic.com

    Signing 

    Tired

    Bed

    Additional Books

    Llama Llama Jingle Bells by Anna Dewdney

    In Llama Llama Jingle Bells, little llama and his friends give gifts, sing songs, and decorate cookies. It’s a very merry holiday indeed!

    Fa La La by Leslie Patricelli

    It’s almost Christmas, and baby simply cannot contain the exuberance. There are things to decorate-a tree, a gingerbread house, a doggy! There are very creative presents to make, Santa to see (must be brave), carols to sing, not to mention the big event itself.

    I'm Not Santa! by Jonathan Allen

    When Baby Hare mistakes Baby Owl for Santa Claus, it takes a visit from St. Nick himself to straighten things out.

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