Toddler Time and Book Babies – June 29 and July 1

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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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