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

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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.

-Jbrary.com

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.

www.kidshealth.com

“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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