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

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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.

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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.

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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

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