Toddler Time and Book Babies – June 22 and 24

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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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