Toddler Time and Book Babies – Wish Upon a Star

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Toddler Time and Book Babies – July 13 and 15, 2020

Toddler Time for ages 10 to 23 months – 9:45 am Mondays (July 20)

Book Babies for ages 0 to 9 months – 9:45 am Wednesdays (July 22)

 

Star light, star bright will you give my wish tonight! This week in Toddler Time and Book Babies we counted stars, made wishes on stars, and played with stars … or scarves.

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

Make a Wish Bear
by Greg Foley

Bear makes the greatest wish of all–to be with friends.

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Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
as told and illustrated by Iza Trapani

An expanded version of the nineteenth-century poem in which a small girl accompanies a star on a journey through the night sky, examining both heavenly bodies and the earth below.

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Touch the Brightest Star
by Christie Matheson

Touch, tap, blink, whisper with us as we make magic happen in the nighttime sky, from sunset to sunrise. Touch the Brightest Star offers us a gentle and soothing bedtime story perfect toddlers and kids who love surprises.

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Wish Upon a Star
by Sara Miller

Join a cast of Disney animated characters as they wish for their hopes and dreams to come true.

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Wish
by Emma Dodd

This little wolf has someone special who always wants the very best for him.

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Peekaboo Baby
by Sebastien Braun

The reader is invited to lift the flaps to reveal babies engaged in a variety of familiar activities.

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Plenty of Hugs
by Fran Manushkin

Illustrations and gently rhyming text follow two mothers and their toddler on a sunny day.

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Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays

Hat Trick

Magic, magic, in my hat!
I’ll pull out a rabbit – (pull anything other than a rabbit)
Ahhhh! What is that?!
(repeat until ready for the rabbit)
Magic, magic, in my hat!
I’ll pull out a rabbit –
See! Look at that!

– Storytimekatie.com

If You’re a Magician and You Know it

(Tune: If You’re Happy And You Know It)

If you’re a magician and you know it, wave your wand
If you’re a magician and you know it, wave your wand
If you’re a magician and you know it, then your magic sure will show it
If you’re a magician and you know it, wave your wand

If you’re a magician and you know it, put on your hat
If you’re a magician and you know it, put on your hat
If you’re a magician and you know it, then your magic sure will show it
If you’re a magician and you know it, put on your hat

If you’re a magician and you know it, take a bow
If you’re a magician and you know it, take a bow
If you’re a magician and you know it, then your magic sure will show it
If you’re a magician and you know it, take a bow

– Watercolorlibrarian.wordpress.com

Flannelboard: Five Magic Rabbits

Five magic rabbits in a tall black hat
Along comes a magician who gives each one a pat
He waves his magic wand high above their ears,
Abracadabra, poof! One rabbit disappears (count down)

– Storytimekatie.com

At the Magic Show

(Tune: The Wheels On The Bus)

The magician wears his magic hat
Magic hat, magic hat
The magician wears his magic hat
At the magic show

He pulls a rabbit out of his hat
Out of his hat, out of his hat
He pulls a rabbit out of his hat
At the magic show

He takes a bow and everyone claps
Everyone claps, everyone claps
He takes a bow and everyone claps
At the magic show

– Watercolorlibrarian.wordpress.com

 

ASL Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are!
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky,
Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are!

– Traditional

Signing

“Pig”

“Bear”

“Sleep”

Early Literacy Tip and Activity:

Baby Tip

An important sensory development skill in infants is the ability to follow moving objects with their eyes. Try this “Starburst” activity from “Games Babies Play by Vicki Lansky.

Baby Activity

Use one hand to create a “starburst” effect for your child. With your baby lying face up or reclining in an infant seat, move your hand with all your fingers touching, about 12 to 24 inches from her face. Open your fingers quickly, creating a starburst pattern. Use a sound to coordinate with the burst of motion in your fingers. Move your hand from side to side as well as closer and closer. End each sequence with your hand gently catching your baby’s nose. This will bring smiles and giggles and maybe a few squeals of delight.

- Lansky

Toddler Tip

Although “real” school may seem light-years away, it’s just around the corner (and most kids are expected to start reading, at least on a rudimentary level, in kindergarten). Children who are introduced to reading early tend to read earlier themselves. Try this Wishing Star Reading activity with your toddler.

Toddler Activity

Turn off the lights and look at pictures with a flashlight. these can be pictures of family or in a book. To make the flashlight more focused, tape a black piece of paper with a small circle cut out of center to the flashlight. Then use it to “point” to objects in the book. Let your toddler use the flashlight, too!

Additional Books

Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp
by Jennifer Adams

With this sounds primer, hear the whoosh of a jinni, the rustle of a magician’s robes, the tinkle of jewels in a cave of treasures, and much more.

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Wishes and Surprises
illustrated by Mu Young Cho

Twin genies Shimmer and Shine often misinterpret Leah’s wishes, but their mistakes always turn out great.

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I Wish You More
by Amy Krouse Rosenthal & Tom Lichtenheld

In simple text and pictures, the author and illustrator create a compendium of small daily moments.

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We’re Going on a Bear Hunt
retold by Michael Rosen

Brave bear hunters go through grass, a river, mud, and other obstacles before the inevitable encounter with the bear forces a headlong retreat.

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