Toddler Time and Book Babies – May 4 and 6, 2020

Toddler Time and Book Babies – May 4 and 6, 2020

Toddler Time and Book Babies – May 4 and 6, 2020

Toddler Time and Book Babies –May 4 and 6, 2020

Toddler Time for ages 10 to 23 months – 9:45 am Mondays (May 4)

Book Babies for ages 0 to 9 months – 9:45 am Wednesdays (May 6)

In the month of May…

…we will hop on the animal train and sing a song to help the train keep “rolling, rolling, rolling.”

This week, we visited the jungle car and met a lot of animals from the jungle like monkeys, lizards, birds, and even a tiger!

Early Literacy Tip and Activity:

Tip

Young children are often fascinated by trains. Reciting rhymes, reading books about trains together, waving at trains as they pass, and looking at toy trains in magazines and store windows are all ways to extend this interest. 

-- Lambert

Activity

As you say the rhyme, The Little Train”, walk your fingers up one side of baby’s body, starting with toes and gently tap “toot” on the top of baby’s head and tickle him while coming down. Repeat using the other foot, and repeat again walking fingers up both sides of baby’s body ending with a giant tickle!

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

That’s Not My Monkey!
by Fiona Watt

While looking for the right monkey, the reader explores a variety of textures soft, velvety, smooth, hairy, fuzzy and fluffy.

Find it in our Catalog

Kookaburra
by Steven Anderson

For more than 80 years, Austrialian kids have sang a song about a laughing bird called a kookaburra and now U.S. kids do too!

Find it in our Catalog

Hug
by Jez Alborough

Bobo the chimp seeks hugs among various jungle animals and their young, but he does not get what he wants until he is reunited with his own parent.

Find it in our Catalog

My Jungle Pop-up Book
by Gill Davies

Visit the animals of the jungle in this fun pop-up book!

 

Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays

Ride the Train

(Sung to 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

Bumpin’ up & Down

Bumpin’ up and down in the animal train
Bumpin’ up and down in the animal train
Bumpin’ up and down in the animal train.
Won’t you be my darlin’?

Swinging with the monkeys in the animal train…
Snapping with the crocs in the animal train…
Creeping with ants in the animal train…
Yawning with the sloths in the animal train..

-Traditional

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 monkeys and snakes and a tiger inside.

3. In the jungle car where the animals ride,
There’s a toucan, caiman, and lizard inside.

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

When Jungle Animals Get Up in the Morning!

(Sing to the tune of “For He’s a Jolly Good Fellow”)

When snakes get up in the morning,
When snakes get up in the morning,
When snakes get up in the morning,
They always say, “Hiss-hiss!”
They always say, “Hiss-hiss!”
They always say, “Hiss-hiss!”
When snakes get up in the morning,
They always say, “Hiss-hiss!”

When monkeys get up in the morning….they always say, “Eee!Eee!”
When elephants get up in the morning….they always go: Stomp-stomp!
When lions get up in the morning….they always say, “ROOOAAAR!”
When sloths gets up in the morning….they don’t do much at all!
(Hee, hee!)

-http://tcpl-kids.blogspot.com/2016/04/toddler-storytime-jungle.html

Diaper Changing Songs

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,
The went “Toot-toot” and then they chugged back.

– Lambert

Rain on the Rooftop

Rain on your belly button*
Rain on your knees.
Rain on your curly head.
But NOT on me!

*Rain on your little ears…
Rain on your little nose…

Craft Activities

Give your toddler some tube pasta and help her thread them on a chenille stem or shoelace to form a snake. This activity is not only fun, but it helps toddlers to develop eye-hand coordination and fine motor skills.

You can turn just about toy into a pull-along toy train. Simply attach a piece of yarn or a shoelace to your baby’s toy or the arm of his stuffed animal, and encourage your little one to give it a tug. Say, “Toot-toot” as you help him to pull it along. He’ll be delighted to see the effect of pulling his toy on a string! As he begins to crawl, put the string just out of his reach so that he has to move to grab it and reel-in his toy.

Signing Songs

(tune “The Farmer in Dell”)

“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.

Additional Books

Shongololo’s Shoes by Book Dash 

Hippo Wants to Dance by Book Dash 

Toddler Time and Book Babies – May 4 and 6, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

The rain in Spring seems to awaken the world outside and the mind of a child.

This week during online Book Babies and Toddler Time, we read books about Spring and rain. We also played with scarves. If you don’t have see thru scarves, a handkerchief, or even light fabric cut into squares will increase their sensory awareness when you play with them.

Remember to sing, talk, read, write, and play with your child every day!

Early Literacy Tip and Activity:

Tip

Scarves are a great way to “play” with your toddler and baby. It enhances their development and builds positive sensory moror skills. “Play allows children to use their creativity while developing their imagination, dexterity, and physical, cognitive, and emotional strength. Play is important to healthy brain development.”

https://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/119/1/182

Activity

  • Swaying scarves along with music can encourage self-regulation skills.
  • Playing peek-a-boo helps develop object permanence.
  • Tossing scarves back-and-forth develops fine motor skills.
  • Using scarves to hide objects helps develop focus and memory skills.
  • Dancing with scarves as they follow cues enhancing listening skills.
  • Try these activities from First Things First

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

Bears and Blossoms
by Shirley Parenteau

When Big Brown Bear and the four little bears notice that the trees are shimmering in the wind with spring blooms, they know just how to spend the day: a picnic.

Five Little Ducks
by Raffi

This lovely counting song will invoke squeals of delight from babies and toddlers. They’ll love counting down as first five little ducks, then four, then three, then two, then one go out to play, not to return.

Kitten’s Spring
by Eugenie Fernandes

It’s a bright spring day in the farmyard and Kitten is meeting all sorts of animals and their young, including frogs and tadpoles, owls and owlets and many more.

Find it in our Catalog

The Ants Go Marching
by Priscilla Burris

Preschoolers will delight in this fun, repetitious rhyme with adorable ant characters. Watch as they march one by one, two by two, and all the way up to five by five toward a surprise ending!

Find it in our Catalog

 

Baby Loves Spring
by Karen Katz

It’s springtime and Baby is taking a walk. What does Baby see?
Who is tweeting in the tree?
Look! It’s baby robins!

Find it in our Catalog

Bouncing Rhymes

Dickery Dean

What is the matter with Dickery Dean? (Bounce on knee)
He Jumped right into the washing machine. (Lift up baby).
Chug, chug,chug,chug, chug, chug, chug, chug, (Bounce with turn)
Nothing’s the matter with Dickery Dean.
He jumped in dirty (Lift up baby) and he came out clean. (Hug baby)

-Jbrary.com

Rain is Falling

Rain is falling down, splash!
Rain is falling down, splash!
Pitter, patter, pitter, patter.
Rain is falling down, splash!
Sun is peeking out, peek-a-boo!
Sun is peeking out, peek-a-boo!
Peeking here, peeking there,
Sun is peeking out, peek-a-boo!

-Jbrary.com

Scarf Songs and Rhymes

Jack in the Box

Jack in the box sits so still.
Will he come out?
Yes, he will!

-Traditional

The Rain

Pitter-patter raindrops,
falling from the sky.
here is my umbrella
To keep me safe and dry.
When the rain is over
And the sun begins to glow,
Little flowers start to bud
And grow & grow & grow.

-I’m a Little Teapot by Jane Cobb

Popcorn Kernels

(Tune: Frere Jacques)
Popcorn kernels (wave scarves overhead)
Popcorn kernels
In the pot (bunch scarves up in fists)
In the pot
Shake it, shake it, shake it (shake fists)
Shake it, shake it, shake it
Til they pop (throw scarves)
Til they pop

-Jbrary.com

Rain on the Rooftop

Rain on the green grass
Rain on the tree.
Rain on the rooftop.
But NOT on me!

Rain on the dog…
Rain on the cat…
Rain on the elephant…

~ Traditional

Craft Activities

Craft Activity

Thread scarves or cut up tights through a cardboard tube and let Baby pull it through from the other side. Show them how this is “in” & “out”. It also teaches the elementary procedure of cause and effect; if I pull this way, the end of the scarf will also move in the same direction.

Craft Activity

Cut pieces of fabric or an old shirt into squares and push them into an empty tissue box. Baby will love pulling them out and learning to put them back in. This also teaches the concept of “in” and “out” and encourages fine motor development.

Signing Songs

(tune “The Farmer in Dell”)

“Play”

We love to PLAY like this,
we love to PLAY like this.
When we’re happy and want some fun,
we love to play like this.

“Good Job”

We say GOOD JOB like this,
we say GOOD JOB like this.
When we’ve done something very well,
we say GOOD JOB like this.

Additional Books

Babybug Magazine
March 2015

Read this wonderful magazine aimed at the smallest members of the family.  This issue is all about Spring!

Click to Read This Issue

Catch a Ride on Raindrops by Storyweaver 

Little Blue Truck’s Springtime
by Alice Schertle

Celebrate the beauty of springtime with Little Blue Truck! Young fans will love finding all sorts of baby animals beneath the flaps in this delightful novelty board book.

Find it in our Catalog

Toddler Time and Book Babies – May 4 and 6, 2020

Toddler Time and Book Babies – April 20 and 22, 2020

Toddler Time and Book Babies – April 20 and 22, 2020

Toddler Time and Book Babies – April 20 and 22, 2020

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

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

This week we read books and sang songs about crocodiles, clocks, love, and hugs.

 We also played with homemade shakers. Baby’s and toddlers enjoy shaking things or listening to the rhythm of sound.

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

I Spy With My Little Eye
by Edward Gibbs

Peeking through the pages, children will be able to spot a different colored animal every time, and guess what it is using a simple, factual clue.

Find it in our Catalog

Do Crocs Kiss?
by Salina Yoon

Do crocs cry? Do crocs clap? All I know is crocs go . . . SNAP!

Find it in our Catalog

Mommy Loves
by Anne Gutman and Georg Hallensleben

Animal babies are so adorable that their mommies can’t help but cuddle and love them. In this celebration of parental love, each mommy shows how much she loves her baby in her own special way.

Find it in our Catalog

Little Things Give the Loveliest Hugs
by Mark Sperring

In this tender celebration of love, you’ll find the sweetest bug hug, the cutest fox cuddle, and the gentlest elephant embrace you’ve ever seen.

Bouncing Rhymes

The Grandfather Clock

The grandfather clock goes:
“Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock, tick tock,”
(Sway baby slowly from side to side)
The kitchen clock goes:
“Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock, tick tock,”
(Sway a little faster)
And Mommy’s little watch goes:
“Tick-tick-tick-tick-tick-tick!” (Give a tickle)
Stop!

~ https://storytimerhymes.wordpress.com/tag/clocks/

Shaker and Movement Songs

Going to Kentucky

We’re going to Kentucky,
We’re going to the fair.
We’ll see a señorita with flowers in her hair,
Oh, shake it, shake it, shake it! Shake it if you can.
Shake it like a milkshake and drop it in the can!
Oh, wobble to the bottom,
Wobble to the top,
And turn around and turn around until you make a stop!

~ Traditional

Everyone Can Shake

Everyone can shake, shake, shake
Everyone can shake, shake, shake
Everyone can shake, shake, shake
And now let’s make a stop.
Everyone can tap… clap… wave.

-Jbrary.com

Muffin Man

Do you know the muffin man,
the muffin man, the muffin man?
Do you know the muffin man,
he lives on Drury Lane.
Yes I know muffin man, the muffin man,
the muffin man!
He lives on Drury Lane!
Ice cream… Fruit stand…

~ Traditional

Crocodile, Crocodile

Crocodile, crocodile
Long and green
Crocodile, crocodile
Teeth so mean
Snapping at a fly
Snapping at a bee
Snapping at a frog
But you can’t catch me!

– Traditional

I’ve Gotta Shake, Shake, Shake My Sillies Out

I’ve gotta shake, shake, shake my sillies out
Shake, shake, shake my sillies out
Shake, shake, shake my sillies out
And wiggle my waggles away!

I’ve gotta clap, clap, clap my crazies out
Clap, clap, clap my crazies out
Clap, clap, clap my crazies out
And wiggle my waggles away!

I’ve gotta jump, jump, jump my jiggles out
Jump, jump, jump my jiggles out
Jump, jump, jump my jiggles out
And wiggle my waggles away!

I’ve gotta yawn, yawn, yawn my sleepies out
Yawn, yawn, yawn my sleepies out
Yawn, yawn, yawn my sleepies out
And wiggle my waggles away!

I’ve gotta shake, shake, shake my sillies out
Shake, shake, shake my sillies out
Shake, shake, shake my sillies out
And wiggle my waggles away
And wiggle my waggles away!

-Raffi

Craft Activity

Help your child learn to tell time with these fun pretend watches made from a cardboard toilet paper tube.

Signing Songs

(tune “The Farmer in Dell”)

“Play”

We love to PLAY like this,
we love to PLAY like this.
When we’re happy and want some fun,
we love to play like this.

“Good Job”

We say GOOD JOB like this,
we say GOOD JOB like this.
When we’ve done something very well,
we say GOOD JOB like this.

Early Literacy Tip and Activity:

Tip

The use of small percussion instruments such as bells, rhythm sticks, shakers, and drums helps children with muscular development and coordination.

Activity

Find, fill, and seal a plastic egg, clean vitamin bottle, or something similar for a homemade shaker. Sing and shake familiar songs together such as, “If You’re Happy and You Know it give a shake.” You can make other “percussion” instruments at home like the bottom of a bowl, or a couple of wooden spoons or chopsticks.

Additional Books

From

Maddie Moona’s Menagerie by Book Dash

The Black and White Baby Adventure Book by Jade Maitre 

I Woke Up One Morning by Mary Luciano

Toddler Time and Book Babies – May 4 and 6, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

In April, we will read books and have activities about things that are lost and found, Spring, crocodiles, and clocks!

We will also learn a new song about the things children need every day for to help them become a happy lifelong learners! These things are: Sing, Talk, Read, Write, and Play.

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!

Knee Bounces

The Grandfather Clock

The grandfather clock goes:
“Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock, tick tock,”
(Sway baby slowly from side to side)
The kitchen clock goes:
“Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock, tick tock,”
(Sway a little faster)
And Mommy’s little watch goes:
“Tick-tick-tick-tick-tick-tick!” (Give a tickle)
Stop!

~ https://storytimerhymes.wordpress.com/tag/clocks/

~ jbrary.com

Movement Activities

Sign Language

“Play”

“More”

“All Done”

Books Presented

Found
by Salina 
Soon

When Bear finds a lost stuffed toy bunny in the forest, he begins to worry. After all, the stuffed bunny must feel lonely and want to return safely to its owner and home!

Find it in our Catalog

Peek in My Pocket
by Sarah Weeks

This third collaboration between bestselling creators David A. Carter and Sarah Weeks offers toddlers a hide-and-seek guessing game with exciting, ingenious pop-ups and fun touchable features.

Hide and Seek Baby
by Fiona Watt

Baby’s blanket goes everywhere with him in these interactive board books featuring a soft blanket to feel and lift.

Three Little Kittens
by Lorianne Siomades

In this abbreviated version, the trio loose their mittens, get scolded, discover the mislaid items, and are last seen happily munching on their pie.

Additional Book

Here is an additional online book from Storyberries.com:

Baby’s First Family Photo by Book Dash

Early Literacy Tip and Activity:

Tip

Knee bounces are great activity to add to your daily play routine with your toddler. They “are a great way for children to feel the beat with their entire body in addition to hearing the rhymes. A steady beat is reminiscent of their mother’s heartbeat, a sound that provided them comfort in the womb.

~ Jbrary.com

Activity

Knee bounce to this classic rhyme, “London Bridge is Falling Down”. Keep bouncing in time to the beat, then let them “fall down” your legs at the end of the verse. Keep the same bouncing rhythm for the second verse, then lift them high at end.

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