Upcoming Story Time and Book Babies in September

Upcoming Story Time and Book Babies in September

Upcoming Story Time and Book Babies

In September

We have some exciting changes upcoming for kids’ programming!

Story Time will resume online starting Tuesday September 8th at 10:30 a.m. Book Babies will resume Wednesday September 9th at 9:45 a.m. In place of Toddler Time, we will be posting activity videos (songs, scarf activities, etc) that we can keep online as a permanent resource.

We also have Story Time Craft Kits that will be available starting Tuesday September 1st. You can pick up the entire month’s crafts so you can follow along during Story Time.

We’re really excited about our upcoming programming. See you in September!

Book Babies – Birthday Box

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Story Time – Boxes

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Story Time – Berry Delicious

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Upcoming Story Time and Book Babies in September

Upcoming Story Time and Book Babies In September We have some exciting changes upcoming for kids' programming! Story Time will resume online starting Tuesday September 8th at 10:30 a.m. Book Babies will resume Wednesday September 9th at 9:45 a.m. In place of Toddler...

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Toddler Time and Book Babies – Once Upon a Time There Were Unicorns

Toddler Time and Book Babies – Once Upon a Time There Were Unicorns

Toddler Time and Book Babies – Once Upon a Time There Were Unicorns

Toddler Time and Book Babies – July 27 and 29, 2020

Toddler Time for ages 10 to 23 months – 9:45 am Mondays (July 27)

Book Babies for ages 0 to 9 months – 9:45 am Wednesdays (July 29)

 

This week in Toddler Time and Book Babies we played with shakers, sang songs, and read books about unicorns and other fun animals. Singing is an important part of language and literacy development because it “stretches” out multiple sounds that make up a word, so don’t be afraid to sing with your child even if you feel like you are not a “singer.” We’ve also included a cute pattern for a unicorn horn that you can color with your toddler!

Welcome Songs

Here We Are Together

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

Hello Everybody

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

S, T, R, W, P

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

Books Presented

4 Little Pigs
by Carmen Crowe

You already know about the Three Little Pigs – now see what happens when Baby Pig tags along!

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I Believe in Bunnycorns
Danielle McLean

Part bunny, part unicorn, and 100% magical! We’re going on a bunny hunt to find the bunnycorns. We follow trails of sparkle dust and look for shiny horns!

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Ten Playful Penguins
by Emily Ford

Ten penguins visit their friends at the zoo, in a book featuring three-dimensional penguins to aid readers in counting.

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Once Upon a Unicorn’s Horn
by Beatrice Blue

A little girl befriends a sad, tiny horse, and, with a little magic (and an ice cream cone), helps him fly.

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I’m Just a Little Penguin
by Oakley Graham

Shake the book to move the 3D googley eyes in this funny story about a day in the life of a happy little penguin.

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You are My Sunshine
by Sandra Magsamen

This playful new shaped board book from Sandra Magsamen features a plush sun-shaped finger puppet! This puppet then becomes a character on every spread, offering a uniquely interactive reading experience for you and your child.

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The Little Book of Big Ideas
by Suzanne Francis

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

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Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays

Shaker: Shake Your Shaker

(Tune: London Bridge)

Shake your shaker in the air,
Shake it here, shake it there.
Shake your shaker in the air,
Shake your shaker.

Shake it high and shake it low,
Shake it yes, shake it no.
Shake it high and shake it low,
Shake your shaker.

Shake it up and shake it down,
Rub your shaker on the ground.
Shake it up and shake it down,
Shake your shaker.

Shake it near and shake it far,
Drive your shaker like a car.
Shake it near and shake it far,
Shake your shaker.

Shake it fast and shake it slow,
Shake it stop, shake it go.
Shake it fast and shake it slow,
Shake your shaker.

– Lisaslibraryland.blogspot.com

Shaker: If You’re Happy and You Know it

If you’re happy and you know it give a shake.
If you’re happy and you know it give a shake.
If you’re happy and you know it and you really want to show it.
If you’re happy and you know it give a shake.

If you’re happy and you know it give a clap.
(Clap shaker against palm.)

If you’re happy and you know it give a tap.
(Tap shaker on the floor.)

If you’re happy and you know it do all three.
(Shake, shake, clap, clap, tap, tap)

– Lisaslibraryland.blogspot.com

Shaker: Going to Kentucky

We’re going to Kentucky, we’re going to the fair
We’re going to Kentucky, we’re going to the fair
To see a senorita, with roses in her hair, OH
Shake it baby, shake it! Shake it if you dare!
Shake it like a milkshake, Oh shake it here to there!
SOOO, rumble to the bottom, rumble to the top
Then turn around and turn around Until it’s time to STOP!
(repeat, going faster each time!)

Spoken rhyme for putting away shakers:
Shake your shaker slowly, as slowly as can be
Now shake your shaker quickly, do it just like me.
Shake your shaker high Shake your shaker low
One last shake … and away it goes!

– Macaronisoup.com

Shaker: We Shake Our Shakers Together

(To the tune of For He’s a Jolly Good Fellow)

We shake our shakers together.
We shake our shakers together
We shake our shakers together
Because it’s fun to do!

– Lisaslibraryland.blogspot.com

 

Bounce: Acka Backa Soda Cracker

Acka backa soda cracker,
(bounce to rhythm)
Acka backa boo,
(lean forward on ‘boo’)
Acka backa soda cracker,
(bounce to rhythm)
I love you!
(kiss baby’s head or hug baby)

Acka backa soda cracker,
(bounce to rhythm)
Acka backa boo,
(lean forward on ‘boo’)
Acka backa soda cracker,
(bounce to rhythm)
Up goes you!
(lift baby/arms up)

– Oremlibrary.org

Bounce: Giddy Up Horsie

Giddy-up, giddy-up, giddy-up horsey.
(bounce baby on knees)
Giddy-up, giddy-up, go, go, go.

Giddy-up, giddy-up, giddy-up horsey.
Giddy-up, giddy-up, Whoa!
(let baby slip through knees)

– Traditional

Fingerplay: Two Little Penguins

Here’s two little penguins
Sliding on the ice
One named Brooke
And the other named Bryce
Slide away Brooke
Slide away Bryce
Come back Brooke
Come back Bryce

– Traditional

Bounce: Popcorn, Popcorn!

Popcorn, popcorn!
(bounce baby on knee)

Sizzle in the pan.
(rock legs side to side)

Shake it, shake it,
(rock legs side to side)

Bam, bam, bam!
(bounce baby on knee)

Popcorn, popcorn!
(bounce baby on knee)

Now it’s getting hot!
(rock legs side to side)

Shake it, shake it,
(rock legs side to side)

Pop, pop, pop!
(lift baby up higher with each pop)

– Blog.intellidance.ca

 

Diaper Changing: There Was a Little Man

There was a little man who had a little crumb
And over the mountain he did run
With a belly full of fat
And a big tall hat
And a pancake stuck to his bum, bum, bum!

– Jbrary.com

Signing

“Milk”

“Food”

“More”

“All Done”

Early Literacy Tip and Activity:

Tip

Even if you can’t sing on key, be sure to sing to your child! Your child is not looking for a concert quality song; he wants familar sounds from a person who means a great deal to him. Singing together can be great fun; it doesn’t require any special equipment or cost any money.

- Lambert

Activity

Sing an “egg shaker” or “clapping” song with your child such as “If You’re Happy and You Know It.” Have fun making up different verses throuout the day for activities you do with your child such as “…wash your hands, scrub scrub,” or “…eat your lunch, yum, yum!”

Sensory/Craft Activity

Make a Unicorn Horn

Make a unicorn horn with this simple template!

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Toddler Time and Book Babies – Wish Upon a Star

Toddler Time and Book Babies – Wish Upon a Star

Toddler Time and Book Babies – Wish Upon a Star

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

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

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

 

Star light, star bright will you give my wish tonight! This week in Toddler Time and Book Babies we counted stars, made wishes on stars, and played with stars … or scarves.

Welcome Songs

Here We Are Together

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

Hello Everybody

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

S, T, R, W, P

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

Books Presented

Make a Wish Bear
by Greg Foley

Bear makes the greatest wish of all–to be with friends.

Find it in Our Catalog

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
as told and illustrated by Iza Trapani

An expanded version of the nineteenth-century poem in which a small girl accompanies a star on a journey through the night sky, examining both heavenly bodies and the earth below.

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Touch the Brightest Star
by Christie Matheson

Touch, tap, blink, whisper with us as we make magic happen in the nighttime sky, from sunset to sunrise. Touch the Brightest Star offers us a gentle and soothing bedtime story perfect toddlers and kids who love surprises.

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Wish Upon a Star
by Sara Miller

Join a cast of Disney animated characters as they wish for their hopes and dreams to come true.

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Wish
by Emma Dodd

This little wolf has someone special who always wants the very best for him.

Find it in Our Catalog

Peekaboo Baby
by Sebastien Braun

The reader is invited to lift the flaps to reveal babies engaged in a variety of familiar activities.

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Plenty of Hugs
by Fran Manushkin

Illustrations and gently rhyming text follow two mothers and their toddler on a sunny day.

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Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays

Hat Trick

Magic, magic, in my hat!
I’ll pull out a rabbit – (pull anything other than a rabbit)
Ahhhh! What is that?!
(repeat until ready for the rabbit)
Magic, magic, in my hat!
I’ll pull out a rabbit –
See! Look at that!

– Storytimekatie.com

If You’re a Magician and You Know it

(Tune: If You’re Happy And You Know It)

If you’re a magician and you know it, wave your wand
If you’re a magician and you know it, wave your wand
If you’re a magician and you know it, then your magic sure will show it
If you’re a magician and you know it, wave your wand

If you’re a magician and you know it, put on your hat
If you’re a magician and you know it, put on your hat
If you’re a magician and you know it, then your magic sure will show it
If you’re a magician and you know it, put on your hat

If you’re a magician and you know it, take a bow
If you’re a magician and you know it, take a bow
If you’re a magician and you know it, then your magic sure will show it
If you’re a magician and you know it, take a bow

– Watercolorlibrarian.wordpress.com

Flannelboard: Five Magic Rabbits

Five magic rabbits in a tall black hat
Along comes a magician who gives each one a pat
He waves his magic wand high above their ears,
Abracadabra, poof! One rabbit disappears (count down)

– Storytimekatie.com

At the Magic Show

(Tune: The Wheels On The Bus)

The magician wears his magic hat
Magic hat, magic hat
The magician wears his magic hat
At the magic show

He pulls a rabbit out of his hat
Out of his hat, out of his hat
He pulls a rabbit out of his hat
At the magic show

He takes a bow and everyone claps
Everyone claps, everyone claps
He takes a bow and everyone claps
At the magic show

– Watercolorlibrarian.wordpress.com

 

ASL Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are!
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky,
Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are!

– Traditional

Signing

“Pig”

“Bear”

“Sleep”

Early Literacy Tip and Activity:

Baby Tip

An important sensory development skill in infants is the ability to follow moving objects with their eyes. Try this “Starburst” activity from “Games Babies Play by Vicki Lansky.

Baby Activity

Use one hand to create a “starburst” effect for your child. With your baby lying face up or reclining in an infant seat, move your hand with all your fingers touching, about 12 to 24 inches from her face. Open your fingers quickly, creating a starburst pattern. Use a sound to coordinate with the burst of motion in your fingers. Move your hand from side to side as well as closer and closer. End each sequence with your hand gently catching your baby’s nose. This will bring smiles and giggles and maybe a few squeals of delight.

- Lansky

Toddler Tip

Although “real” school may seem light-years away, it’s just around the corner (and most kids are expected to start reading, at least on a rudimentary level, in kindergarten). Children who are introduced to reading early tend to read earlier themselves. Try this Wishing Star Reading activity with your toddler.

Toddler Activity

Turn off the lights and look at pictures with a flashlight. these can be pictures of family or in a book. To make the flashlight more focused, tape a black piece of paper with a small circle cut out of center to the flashlight. Then use it to “point” to objects in the book. Let your toddler use the flashlight, too!

Additional Books

Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp
by Jennifer Adams

With this sounds primer, hear the whoosh of a jinni, the rustle of a magician’s robes, the tinkle of jewels in a cave of treasures, and much more.

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Wishes and Surprises
illustrated by Mu Young Cho

Twin genies Shimmer and Shine often misinterpret Leah’s wishes, but their mistakes always turn out great.

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I Wish You More
by Amy Krouse Rosenthal & Tom Lichtenheld

In simple text and pictures, the author and illustrator create a compendium of small daily moments.

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

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

Find it in Our Catalog

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Welcome Songs

Here We Are Together

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

Hello Everybody

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

S, T, R, W, P

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

Books Presented

Who Hoots?
by Katie Davis

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

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Bears
by National Geographic

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

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My Best Friend is a Unicorn
by Rachael McLean

  Having a unicorn for a friend makes every day magical.

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Tickle Time
by Sandra Boynton

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

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Five Silly Monkeys
by Steve Haskamp

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

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The Three Bears
retold by Kurt Nagahori

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

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Bear Dreams
by Elisha Cooper

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

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

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

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Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays

Diaper Changing: The Diaper on the Bottom

(Tune: The Wheels on the Bus)

The diaper on the bottom
Comes off, off, off
Off, off, off
Off, off, off
The diaper on the bottom
Comes off, off, off
Nice and clean!

– Oremlibrary.org

Bailando con Osos

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

Dancing with Bears

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

– Jlibrary.com

Bear is Sleeping

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

– Jlibrary.com

Fingerplay: Two Little Black Bears

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

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

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

– Jlibrary.com

Hug Your Bear

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

– Jlibrary.com

Craft Activity

Bear Toast

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

Grandfather Bear Oral Story

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

Signing

“Pig”

“Bear”

“Sleep”

Early Literacy Tip and Activity:

Tip

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

- Lambert

Activity

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

Additional Books

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

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

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In My Den
by Sara Gillingham and Lorena Siminovich

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

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Bear Snores On
by Karma Wilson

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

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

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

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Toddler Time and Book Babies – This Little Piggie

Toddler Time and Book Babies – This Little Piggie

Toddler Time and Book Babies – This Little Piggie

Toddler Time and Book Babies – July 6 and 8, 2020

Toddler Time for ages 10 to 23 months – 9:45 am Mondays (July 6)

Book Babies for ages 0 to 9 months – 9:45 am Wednesdays (July 8)

 

Do you remember, “This Little Piggy Went to Market?” This week in Toddler Time and Book Babies we had fun with pigs. We also learned a new diaper changing song, and the sign for pig. If you have a chance, take your baby to a farm or fair and visit the animals where they can see a real pig.

Welcome Songs

Here We Are Together

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

Hello Everybody

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

S, T, R, W, P

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

Books Presented

When Pigs Fly
by James Burks

Henry is ready to do what no pig has done before. “But pigs can’t fly,” says his sister, Henrietta. Nothing will stop Henry from trying, until it looks as though gravity might finally get the better of him. Fortunately, Henrietta has an idea that gives both of them a lift.

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The Peculiar Pig
by Joy Steuerwald

The sweet, funny story of a dachshund puppy who learns it is fine to be different from her piglet siblings.

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Next to You: A Book of Adorableness
by Lori Haskins Houran

  The cuteness of a beloved child exceeds that of adorable animals, from the softest puppy in the world even, perhaps, to a newborn giraffe.

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The Three Little Pigs
Illustrated by Emily Bolam

Retells the story of the three little pigs who leave home to find their fortune, only to meet up with the big bad wolf.

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This Little Piggy
illustrated by Annie Kubler

The classic rhyme.

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Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays

Flannel Board: Five Pigs so Squeaky Clean

(to the tune of Five Green and Speckled Frogs)

Five pigs so squeaky clean
Cleanest you’ve ever seen
Wanted to go outside and play
Oink! Oink!
One jumped into the mud
Landed with a big THUD
Then there were four clean squeaky pigs!

(Take a pig and flip it over to show it getting dirty. Repeat the rhyme with one fewer pig mentioned, until there are no more clean pigs)

– Pasadena Library

To Market to Market

To market, to market, to buy a fat pig,
Home again, home again, jiggety-jig.

To market, to market, to buy a fat hog,
Home again, home again, jiggety-jog.

To market, to market to buy a fat dog,
Home again, home again, jiggety jog.

To market, to market to buy a small chick,
Home again, home again, jiggety jig.

Traditional

Fingerplay: Two Mother Pigs

Two mother pigs lived in a pen (show thumbs)
Each had four babies, and that made ten (show fingers & thumbs)
These four babies were black as night (thumb in palm, wiggle fingers)
These four babies were black and white (switch hands, repeat)
But all eight babies loved to play
And they rolled and rolled in the mud all day (roll hands)
At night, with their mother, they curled up in a heap (clasp hands)
And squealed and squealed till they fell fast asleep.

– Storytimekatie.com

Diaper Changing: The Diaper on the Bottom

(Tune: The Wheels on the Bus)

The diaper on the bottom
Comes off, off, off
Off, off, off
Off, off, off
The diaper on the bottom
Comes off, off, off
Nice and clean!

– Oremlibrary.org

I’m a Little Piggy

(Tune: I’m a Little Teapot)

I’m a little piggy, short and stout
Here are my ears (bring hands to top of head)
And here is my snout (use fingers to gesture a long snout)
When I see the yummy food in my pail
I oink, oink, oink (jump)
and I wiggle my tail! (shake imaginary “tail”)

– Pasadena Library

If You’re a Pig and You Know it

(To Tune of “If You’re Happy and You Know It”)

If you’re a pig and you know it say “Oink Oink”
“Oink Oink”
If you’re a pig and you know it say “Oink Oink”
“Oink Oink”
If you’re a pig and you know it,
Then you really ought to show it.
If you’re a pig and you know it say “Oink Oink”
“Oink Oink”

If you’re a pig and you know it wiggle your tail…
trot your feet….

-Jeninthelibrary.com

Dancing With Bears

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

1, 2, 3, 1, 2, 3
Dancing with pigs
1, 2, 3, 1, 2, 3
Jiggity jig
1, 2, 3, 1, 2, 3
That’s what we’ll do
1, 2, 3, 1, 2, 3
Dancing with you!

Fun tip: This is a fun song to sing while dancing around the room with baby! It doesn’t matter if you know any steps, just have fun! (if you know any basic waltz steps, they are fun to use with this song!)

-Oremlibrary.org

The Tail of the Pig

(sung to The Wheels on the Bus)

The tail of the pig curls round and round
Round and round, round and round
The tail of the pig curls round and round
All through the mud!

The mouth of the pig goes oink oink oink
Oink oink oink, oink oink oink
The mouth of the pig goes oink oink oink
All through the mud!

The nose of the pig goes root root root
Root root root, root root root
The nose of the pig goes root root root
All through the mud!

The hooves of the pig go run run run
Run run run, run run run
The hooves of the pig go run run run
All through the mud!

The ears of the pig go twitch twitch twitch
Twitch twitch twitch, twitch twitch twitch
The ears of the pig go twitch twitch twitch
All through the mud!

– Storytimehooligans.wordpress.com

Two Fat Pigs

Two fat pigs
Met in a glen
Bowed most politely
And bowed once again
“How do you do?”
And “How do you do?”
And “How do you do?” again

“How do you do?”
And “How do you do?”
And “How do you do?” again

Craft Activity

Muddy Pig Craft

Try this fun in the mud pig craft with your toddler. He will learn textures and patterns. Then talk with your baby about clean and dirty.

Tummy Time Painting

If your infant is too young for the Muddy Pig craft, try putting some paint, pudding, or Nutella with the pig in a freezer Zip-lock bag. They will love squishing the paint around the bag while the pig “wallows” in the mud.

Signing

“Pig”

Early Literacy Tip and Activity:

Tip

Even little rhymes present knowledge about our world. “Two fat Pigs” tells the story of two piglets who wallow in the mud, crawl out, and then return, just as real pigs do.

- Lambert

Activity

Recite the “Two fat Pigs,” modeling the fingerplay with your child. You can also add the sign language sign and make “pig” noises while you do it, too.

Additional Books

That’s Not My Pig
by Fiona Watt

A toddler searches for a specific pig.

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Little Pookie
by Sandra Boynton

Pookie’s mom lists ten things she knows about Pookie.

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Toddler Time and Book Babies – June 29 and July 1

Toddler Time and Book Babies – June 29 and July 1

Toddler Time and Book Babies – June 29 and July 1

Toddler Time and Book Babies – June 29 and July 1, 2020

Toddler Time for ages 10 to 23 months – 9:45 am Mondays (June 29)

Book Babies for ages 0 to 9 months – 9:45 am Wednesdays (July 1)

 

This week in Toddler Time and Book Babies, we went “up” and “down” the beanstalk with Jack. We also had fun with other nursery rhymes that go up and down. Nursery rhymes are timeless, not only because they have great rhythm and rhyme, but they also teach concepts such as opposites. So, grab a shaker and sing some nursery rhymes with your child!

Welcome Songs

Here We Are Together

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

Hello Everybody

Hello everybody let’s clap our hands*,
clap our hands,
clap our hands.
Hello everybody let’s clap our hands today!

*pat our head, stretch up high, wiggle our fingers, tickle our knees, kick our feet, bounce up high!

S, T, R, W, P

(Sing while pointing to each finger on your child’s hand.)

Sing, talk, read, write, play!
Sing, talk, read write, play!
Sing, talk, read, write, play!
Sing, talk, read, write, play each day!

Books Presented

Hickory Dickory Dock
by Keith Baker

Rhythmic text expands on the Mother Goose rhyme, including a variety of animals that react as the clock strikes one through twelve.

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Itsy Bitsy Spider
by Will Grace

The classic nursery rhyme.

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Grow Up!
by Nina Laden

Rhymes tell what some babies grow up to be.

In My Garden
by Ruth A. Musgrave

Introduces gardens and gardening, including how a seed grows into a plant, how fruits and vegetables form, and what animals and insects also live in a garden.

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Up, Down, and Around
by Katherine Ayres

A garden produces a variety of edible plants, such as corn that grows up, onions that grow down, and tomato vines that twine all around.

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Songs and Rhymes

Jack and the Beanstalk

Tune “Shortnin Bread”

Jack and the beanstalk, beanstalk, beanstalk.
Jack and the beanstalk growing up high.

Looking for the giant, giant, giant.
Looking for the giant up in the sky.

Climbing back down, climbing back down.
Climbing back down quick, quick, quick!

Climbing back down, climbing back down.
Climbing back down quick, quick, quick!

One, Two, Buckle My Shoe

One, two,
Buckle my shoe;
Three, four,
Knock at the door;
Five, six,
Pick up sticks;
Seven, eight,
Lay them straight:
Nine, ten,
A big fat hen

Traditional

Let’s Tap Our Feet Together

(Tune: The More We Get Together)

Let’s tap our feet together, together, together,
Let’s tap our feet together
It’s so fun to do.

(Additional verses):
Clap our hands . . .
Touch our nose . . .
Blink our eyes . . .

Diaper Changing: You’re My Little Baby, Soft and Sweet

(Tune: I’m a Little Teapot)

You’re my little baby
So soft and sweet
Here are your hands
Here are your feet
I’ll watch you clap your hands
And tap your feet
I love you baby
So soft and sweet

 

Itsy Bitsy Spider

Itsy bitsy spider climbed up the water spout (climb your hands upward)

Down came the rain and washed the spider out (spread hands out)

Out came the sunshine and dried up all the rain (pretend to make the sun)

And the itsy bitsy spider climbed up the spout again (have the spider climb up the spout again)

– Traditional

The Grand Old Duke of York

The Grand Old Duke of York
The Grand Old Duke of York
He had ten thousand men.
He marched them up to the top of the hill
And marched them down again!

And when they’re up, they’re up.
And when they’re down, they’re down.
And when they’re only half-way up,
They’re neither up nor down!

He marched them to the left
He marched them to the right.
He marched them to the top of the hill
And marched them out of sight.

– Traditional

Hickory Dickory Dock

Hickory dickory dock. The mouse went up the clock
The clock struck one. The mouse went down
Hickory dickory dock

-Traditional

Up, Up, Up in the Sky

Up, up, up in the sky like this!
(lift baby up)
Down, down, down for a great big kiss!
(lower baby and give a kiss)
Up like this,
(lift once more)
Down for a kiss,
(down once more)
You’re my special baby!
(give baby a big hug!)

– Jbrary.com

Jack and Jill Went Up the Hill

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

Jack got up, and home did trot
As fast as he could caper
To old dear Bob, who patched his nob
With vinegar and brown paper

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.

-Traditional

Craft Activity

DIY Sensory Bottles

Help your child experience the concepts of up and down with a DIY magnet sensory bottle. Place metal objects or toys such as paper clips in an empty bottle with a smooth surface. Used VOSS or Ice water bottles work well. Fill it with clear baby oil or mineral oil, and seal the lid with a strong glue. Show your child how the items can move up and down as you drag a kitchen or wand magnet along the outside.

Signing Songs

“Sleep”

(tune “The Farmer in Dell)
We ask to go to SLEEP,
we ask to go to SLEEP.
(Open hand at top of head, pull down and bring fingers together)
When it’s time to go to bed,
we ask to go to SLEEP.

“Bed”

(tune “The Farmer in Dell)
We ask for BED like this,
we ask for BED like this.
(Lay head on back of hands and lean to side)
When we’re tired and want a nap,
we ask for BED like this.

“Up”

You can use this sign with the Grand Old Duke of York rhyme above.

“Down

You can use this sign with the Grand Old Duke of York rhyme above.

Early Literacy Tip and Activity:

Tip

Some Nursery Rhymes help children develop narrative skills. Those skills will later help them understand what they read. Giving children aids, like flannel board pieces, help them to remember the sequence of a story and makes it easier for them to retell the story in the correct order. Try this at home!

Activity

Download the PDF of “Learning Center Activities for ‘One, Two, Buckle My Shoe'” by Bobby Wilson. As you recite each line of the rhyme, “One, Two Buckle my Shoe,” put up on a board, or show the appropriate piece to your child: shoe, door, sticks, gate, big red hen.

Additional Books

Opposites
by David Bedford

Introduces young readers to the concept of opposites using simple text and illustrations of dinosaurs with opposing conditions.

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Mother Goose
illustrated by Will Moses

Folk art paintings accompany this compilation of over sixty of the best-loved Mother Goose rhymes.

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Barney’s Mother Goose Hunt
by Monica Mody

Barney and Baby Bop introduce children to the Mother Goose nursery rhymes.

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Toddler Time and Book Babies – June 22 and 24

Toddler Time and Book Babies – June 22 and 24

Toddler Time and Book Babies – June 22 and 24

Toddler Time and Book Babies – June 22 and 24, 2020

Toddler Time for ages 10 to 23 months – 9:45 am Mondays (June 22)

Book Babies for ages 0 to 9 months – 9:45 am Wednesdays (June 24)

 

Bibbidi-bobbidi… WHO? Do you know the magic words to be a prince or a princess for a day? If you don’t say the proper magic words, you might turn into a dog, cat, duck, or frog!

Welcome Songs

Here We Are Together

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

Hello Everybody

Hello everybody let’s clap our hands*,
clap our hands,
clap our hands.
Hello everybody let’s clap our hands today!

*pat our head, stretch up high, wiggle our fingers, tickle our knees, kick our feet, bounce up high!

S, T, R, W, P

(Sing while pointing to each finger on your child’s hand.)

Sing, talk, read, write, play!
Sing, talk, read write, play!
Sing, talk, read, write, play!
Sing, talk, read, write, play each day!

Books Presented

Spot Goes to the Farm
by Eric Hill

Spot searches for new babies among the farm animals, each of which greets him with its own distinctive noise. Movable flaps conceal portions of the illustrations.

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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.

The Wide-Mouthed Frog
by Keith Faulkner

From the Okefenokee Swamp comes a frog with a wide mouth that he just loves to use. He’s particularly interested in the eating habits of other creatures found in the great outdoors–that is, of course, until he comes upon a big green one with lots of teeth who finds wide-mouthed frogs simply delicious.

Princess Baby
by Karen Katz

Poor baby, no one calls her by her real name! “I am not a buttercup, or a giggly goose. I am not a cupcake. Please don’t call me Little Lamb, and never ever Gum Drop,” she insists.

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Sleep Tight, Snow White
by Jen Arena

Bedtime rhymes for nursery rhyme and fairy tale characters.

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That’s Not My Princess
by Fiona Watt

Young readers may touch various pieces of clothing and articles, such as bows, tiaras, and sashes, that are not the one someone is looking for, until the right picture appears.

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Diaper Changing Songs and Fingerplays

Diaper Changing: You’re My Little Baby, Soft and Sweet

(Tune: I’m a Little Teapot)

You’re my little baby
So soft and sweet
Here are your hands
Here are your feet
I’ll watch you clap your hands
And tap your feet
I love you baby
So soft and sweet

 

Let’s Tap Our Feet Together

(Tune: The More We Get Together)

Let’s tap our feet together, together, together,
Let’s tap our feet together
It’s so fun to do.

(Additional verses):
Clap our hands . . .
Touch our nose . . .
Blink our eyes . . .

Where is Thumbkin (Royal family edition)

Thumb: King
Pointer: Queen
Middle Finger: Prince
Ring Finger: Princess
Pinky Finger: Royal Baby

Songs and Rhymes

Ten Little Puppies

One little, two little, three little puppies,
Four little, five little, six little puppies,
Seven little, eight little, nine little puppies,
Ten puppies bark like this – “Woof, Woof!”

In the Morning

When Cats get up in the morning they always say MEOW
When Cats get up in the morning they always say meow
And what do cats say?

The Grand Old Duke of York

The Grand Old Duke of York
The Grand Old Duke of York
He had ten thousand men.
He marched them up to the top of the hill
And marched them down again!

And when they’re up, they’re up.
And when they’re down, they’re down.
And when they’re only half-way up,
They’re neither up nor down!

He marched them to the left
He marched them to the right.
He marched them to the top of the hill
And marched them out of sight.

– Traditional

Five Little Ducks

Galumph went the Little Green Frog

Craft Activity

Tower

Build a tower with cups, blocks, or other materials.

Drop and Watch from the “Tower”

Babies love to throw things from a higher perch such as their high chair or Grandma’s lap. Watching things fall is actually teaching them cause and effect. Try giving them toys in their high chair and sit below on the floor. Then have them toss or hand the toys to you. TALK about up & down with them.

- Baby Play

Signing Songs

“Sleep”

(tune “The Farmer in Dell)
We ask to go to SLEEP,
we ask to go to SLEEP.
(Open hand at top of head, pull down and bring fingers together)
When it’s time to go to bed,
we ask to go to SLEEP.

“Bed”

(tune “The Farmer in Dell)
We ask for BED like this,
we ask for BED like this.
(Lay head on back of hands and lean to side)
When we’re tired and want a nap,
we ask for BED like this.

“Up”

You can use this sign with the Grand Old Duke of York rhyme above.

“Down

You can use this sign with the Grand Old Duke of York rhyme above.

Early Literacy Tip and Activity:

Tip

Using concept words with your children helps to expand their vocabulary. Children need a large vocabulary to be able to learn to read and, just as important, to understand what they read, We want them to learn not only that fire is hot and ice is cold but also that hot and cold are opposites. Concept words show relationships between things.

- Lambert

Activity

Recite “The Grand Old Duke of York.” Do it as a knee bounce, bringing knees up for “up” and down for “down,” and then read a book that introduces concepts, such as size, opposites, etc.

Additional Books

Olivia’s Opposites
by Ian Falconer

Olivia the piglet introduces the concept of opposites by demonstrating word pairs.

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The Prince and the Potty
by Wendy Cheyette Lewison

When the young prince refuses to use his potty, the king and queen are afraid he will wear diapers all his life, until the Royal Wise Man suggests an unlikely solution.

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Opposites
by Sandra Boynton

Takes a child through pairs of opposite words.

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Toddler Time and Book Babies – June 15 and 17, 2020

Toddler Time and Book Babies – June 15 and 17, 2020

Toddler Time and Book Babies – June 15 and 17, 2020

Toddler Time and Book Babies – June 15 and 17, 2020

Toddler Time for ages 10 to 23 months – 9:45 am Mondays (June 15)

Book Babies for ages 0 to 9 months – 9:45 am Wednesdays (June 17)

 

Summer Reading 2020 is here! We are going to “Imagine Your Story” this year. So, find your imagination. sprinkle magic dust, and you will find… Dragons! Madison Library District is open. Come on in and check out some of these books when you sign up for Summer Reading.

Welcome Songs

Here We Are Together

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

Hello Everybody

Hello everybody let’s clap our hands*,
clap our hands,
clap our hands.
Hello everybody let’s clap our hands today!

*pat our head, stretch up high, wiggle our fingers, tickle our knees, kick our feet, bounce up high!

S, T, R, W, P

(Sing while pointing to each finger on your child’s hand.)

Sing, talk, read, write, play!
Sing, talk, read write, play!
Sing, talk, read, write, play!
Sing, talk, read, write, play each day!

Books Presented

The Oh So Brave Dragon
by David Kirk

Dragon knows he is supposed to be brave and is ready to try out his fearsome roar, but when he hears something that scares him, he turns to his forest friends for help in finding the noise and renewing his courage.

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Dragons Are Real!
by Holly Hatam

This Mythical Creatures Are Real! board book offers babies and toddlers a glimpse into the colorful, whimsical world of dragons. Discover what makes them so magical! Moonlight and courage and sparks, oh my! That’s what dragons are made of.

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That’s Not My Dragon
by Fiona Watt

A toddler searches for a specific dragon in this book in the groundbreaking “That’s not my…” series. It combines bright, colorful illustrations with a variety of different textures to touch and feel.

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Little Dragon and the New Baby
by Deborah Cuneo

Can Little Dragon ever get used to the idea of being a big brother?

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Good Night, Little Dragons
by Leigh Ann Tyson

What do little dragons do before going to bed? They brush their fangs, take a bath, and breathe fire, of course!

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Hush, Little Dragon
by Boni Ashburn

Adorable dragons search for a bedtime snack in this picture book set to the tune of “Hush, Little Baby.” Baby and Mama dragon are almost ready to settle in for the night. But Baby can’t sleep until he gets a treat, so together they search for one in a beautifully detailed village. But there are so many options to choose from!

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Scarf Songs and Bouncing Rhymes

Dragon in the Cave

There’s a dragon in the cave
Sitting so still.
Will he come out?
Yes, he will!

Here’s a dragon in my hand,
Sitting so still.
Will he blow fire?
Yes, he will!

– Traditional w/ adjustments

Swing Your Dragon Tail

Turn around once and swing your dragon tail.
Turn around twice and flap your wings like sails.
Turn around three times, stomp your feet and roar.
Jump up high and then sit down on the floor.

– Jacksonville Public Library

Dragon Pokey

(version of Hokey Pokey)

You put your right claw in,
You put your right claw out,
You put your right claw in,
And you shake it all about,
You do the dragon pokey
and you turn yourself around
That what it’s all about.

… left claw
…tail
… dragon self

– Jacksonville Public Library

Breathing Fire

(tune: London Bridges)

Little Dragon, breathing fire
Breathing fire, breathing fire
Little dragon breathing fire
Little dragon!

…toward the ground
…on your head!
…on your nose
….in the sky!

– Jacksonville Public Library

The Grand Old Duke of York

The Grand Old Duke of York
The Grand Old Duke of York
He had ten thousand men.
He marched them up to the top of the hill
And marched them down again!

And when they’re up, they’re up.
And when they’re down, they’re down.
And when they’re only half-way up,
They’re neither up nor down!

He marched them to the left
He marched them to the right.
He marched them to the top of the hill
And marched them out of sight.

– Traditional

Craft Activity

Fire Breathing Dragon Tube

This fire breathing dragon made from a toilet paper roll is an easy kids craft that uses simple craft supplies. When you blow into the end of the tube the tissue paper looks like flames coming out of the dragon’s mouth. You can also use this dragon tube with a scarf instead of the tissue paper. Let your toddler “pull” the fire from the dragon’s mouth!

“Dragon” Search Oatmeal Sensory Bin

Sensory play builds nerve connections in the brain’s pathways, which lead to the child’s ability to complete more complex learning tasks. Try filling a large pan or bowl with oatmeal and “hiding” small dragons (dinosaurs) in their caves. Encourage your toddler to find the dragons with their hands, or using a spoon and cup.

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Signing Songs

“Sleep”

(tune “The Farmer in Dell)
We ask to go to SLEEP,
we ask to go to SLEEP.
(Open hand at top of head, pull down and bring fingers together)
When it’s time to go to bed,
we ask to go to SLEEP.

“Bed”

(tune “The Farmer in Dell)
We ask for BED like this,
we ask for BED like this.
(Lay head on back of hands and lean to side)
When we’re tired and want a nap,
we ask for BED like this.

Early Literacy Tip and Activity:

Tip

It takes longer for children who are just learning to talk to respond to our questions. This happens because four different parts of the brain have to work together for your child to form a response to what you say. We need to be patient and wait anywhere from 5 to 12 seconds for children to respond. That feels like a long time because adults usually respond in about 2 seconds. The extra time you give children allows them the practice they need to respond more quickly over time.

Lambert

“Read and Describe” Activity

Read aloud a book that has large, colorful illustrations and a very short text. after reading the book, turn to a page and point to an item in a picture. Ask, “What’s this?’ Wait for your child to respond and talk about what is happening in the picture.

Toddler Time and Book Babies – May 11 and 13, 2020

Toddler Time and Book Babies – May 11 and 13, 2020

Toddler Time and Book Babies – May 11 and 13, 2020

Toddler Time and Book Babies – May 11 and 13, 2020

Toddler Time for ages 10 to 23 months – 9:45 am Mondays (May 11)

Book Babies for ages 0 to 9 months – 9:45 am Wednesdays (May 13)

Look down the tracks… the animal train is rolling by again this week, and what is that in the forest car? It’s a bear, an owl, and a skunk.

Welcome Songs

Here We Are Together

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

Hello Everybody

Hello everybody let’s clap our hands*,
clap our hands,
clap our hands.
Hello everybody let’s clap our hands today!

*pat our head, stretch up high, wiggle our fingers, tickle our knees, kick our feet, bounce up high!

S, T, R, W, P

(Sing while pointing to each finger on your child’s hand.)

Sing, talk, read, write, play!
Sing, talk, read write, play!
Sing, talk, read, write, play!
Sing, talk, read, write, play each day!

Books Presented

Peek-a-Whoo Too?
by Elsa Mroziewicz

A triangular board book may seem unusual, but Peek-A-Who?, with its cleverly shaped lift-the-flaps, garnered fans from across the children’s book world.

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

In Baby Bear’s quest to find his mother, he discovers many other forest creatures along the way. Try singing the text of this adorable book the melody of “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.”

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All the Little Fathers
by Margaret Wise Brown

Animals have fathers, just like you. Fathers that play with them, care for them, and love them. All the fathers are looking after their children in this fun and playful story by Margaret Wise Brown.

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I’m Not Cute!
by Jonathan Allen

Little Owl wants to be strong, smart, brave, fearsome and NOT cute. Luckily his wise mother comes through and lets her little one know that he is everything he wants to be, and just a little bit adorable too.

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Forest Adventure
by Tony Mitton

Young children will love lacing up their hiking boots and joining Bird, Mouse, and Rabbit as they take a walk through a North American evergreen forest to meet some truly amazing animals!

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Trains Chug
by Rebecca Glaser

Zoom! Chug, chug! HONK! Babies and toddlers will delight in repeating the sounds of popular vehicles and animals in our board book series. Well-composed photographs highlight the real things little ones see in their world, providing a beautiful first nonfiction experience.

Bouncing and Diaper Changing Rhymes

Bouncing: Ride the Train

(Tune: Row, Row Your Boat)
Ride, ride, ride the train
Up and down the track.
Clickety, clickety, clickety clack
When will you be back?

Ride, ride, ride the train
Slowly down the track.
Clickety, clickety, clickety clack
When will you be back?

Ride, ride, ride the train
Quickly down the track.
Clickety, clickety, clickety clack
When will you be back?

-Traditional

Diaper Changing: The Little Train

The little train went up the track,
It went “Toot-toot” and then it chugged back.
Another train went up the track,
It went “Toot-toot” and then it chugged back.
Two little trains went up the track,
They went “Toot-toot” and then they chugged back.

-Lambert

Diaper Changing: Round the Garden

Round and round the garden
(draw a circle on your baby’s tummy)
Goes the teddy bear.
One step, two steps…
(walk your fingers up his chest)
Tickle him under there!
(tickle under his chin)

– www.pampers.com/en-us/baby/activities/article/fingerplays-for-preschoolers

Movement Songs and Fingerplays

If You’re Ever in a Forest

If You’re Ever in the Forest
(Tune: Did You Ever See a Lassie?)

If you’re ever in the forest,
The forest, the forest,
If you’re ever in the forest,
You might see some deer
A young one and an old one,
And some that can quickly run. (Run in place.)
If you’re ever in the forest,
You might see some deer.

If you’re ever in the forest,
The forest, the forest,
If you’re ever in the forest,
You might see some rabbits. 
They hop here, and they hop there, (Jump like rabbits.)
they hop, hop, hop everywhere.
If you’re ever in the forest,
You might see some rabbits.


You might hear some birds.

A tweet here, and a tweet there, 
they are flying around everywhere. (Fly like bird.)
If you’re ever in the forest.
You might hear some birds.


You might see some squirrels.
They are high up, and over there, 
they climb up the trees everywhere.
 (Pretend to climb up a tree.)
If you’re ever in the forest.
You might see some squirrels.


You’ll surely see lots of trees.
There are tall ones and short ones, 
(Stretch high, and then get low.)
and young ones and old ones.
If you’re ever in the forest.
You surely see lots of tree.

~ Adapted by Jolanda Garcia, KidsSoup Inc.

Two Little Black Bears

2 Little black bears sitting on a hill.
One named Jack, the other named Jill.
Run away Jack, run away Jill.
Come back Jack, come back Jill.

Two little black bears digging in the snow.
One name Quick, the other named Slow.
Run away Quick, Run away Slow.
Come back Quick, come back Slow.

Two little black bears feeling very proud.
One named Soft, the other named Loud.
Run away Soft, run away Loud.
Come back Soft, come back Loud.

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The Train Wheels Are Rolling

1. There’s an animal train coming down the track,
Hear those wheels go clickety clack.

Chorus: And the train wheels are rolling, Rolling rolling rolling,
And the train wheels are rolling, rolling right along.

2. There’s a forest car where the animals ride,
There’s an owl, deer, and a skunk inside.

3. In the forest car where the animals ride,
There’s a fox, turkey and a bear inside.

4. Now the animal train’s going down the track,
Hear those wheels go clickety clack.

– Kathy Reid-Naiman

Craft Activity

DIY Lift the Flap Post-It book

Toddlers love lift-the-flap books. You can create your own with your toddler’s favorite board book. Place Post-It notes on strategic places in the book, perhaps over the face of an animal, and talk with your toddler about who or what is hiding under the flap. Then they can pull it off themselves and see the surprise!

Bottle Roll

Coax your crawler a little more with this fun activity. Just fill a clear bottle partially with beans or grains and roll it across the floor in front of your baby. Make sure the top is tightly secured. Then show him how to roll it back and forth himself. This “play” helps develop eye-hand coordination, fine motor skills, and gross motor skills.

Baby Play

Signing Songs

“Milk”

(tune “The Farmer in Dell)
We ask for MILK like this,
we ask for MILK like this.
(squeeze fingers together to make a fist)
When we’re thirsty and want a drink,
we ask for MILK like this.

“Food”

(tune “The Farmer in Dell)
We ask for food like this,
we ask for food like this.
(Bring fingers together & up to mouth)
When we’re hungry and need a snack,
we ask for food like this.

Early Literacy Tip and Activity:

Tip

Between the ages of 1-3, children make big leaps in vocabulary and learn about letters, shapes, colors, weather, animals, seasons. This can be strengthened through books. Choose books with many pictures your child can point to and name.

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“Talk & Read” Activity

Let your child choose a book. Talk about the pictures. Point to items and name them. Then ask your child to name them with you and praise your child for their response.

Additional Books

From

Toast by Book Dash

Mama’s Little Bears
by Nancy Tafuri

One afternoon, Mama is teaching her three Little Bears how to fish. But in a forest full of surprises, the cubs are too curious to stay in one place for very long! Every rock and tree offers a new, exciting discovery, drawing Little Bears further and further away from the river. Yet no matter where they wander, Little Bears are never too far from their Mama’s watchful eye.

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