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

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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 

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