APRIL Book Babies + Toddler Time: Walking Together

by | Apr 22, 2024 | Blog, Book Babies, Kid's Corner, Toddler Time | 0 comments

As you look forward to the first steps of your infant, don’t forget the benefit of walking outside with your child. Not only is it a great self-care activity for you as a caregiver, but it opens up the world to your child as they develop and find themselves in a variety of sensory experiences.

Book Babies: Wednesday @ 9:30am in Community Room

Ages 0 – 10 months

Toddler Time: Monday & Tuesday @ 9:30am in Community Room

Ages 11 – 23 months

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!

Sing, Talk, Read, Write, Play


April National Child Abuse Prevention Month Tips

  • Be a nurturing parent. Children need to know that they are special, loved, and capable of following their dreams.
  • Help yourself. When the big and little problems of your everyday life pile up to the point you feel overwhelmed and out of control- take time out. Don’t take it out on your kid.
  • If your baby cries… It can be frustrating to hear your baby cry. Learn what to do if your baby won’t stop crying. Never shake a baby- shaking a child may result in severe injury or death.



  1. Praise your children often when you see them doing something “good.”
  2. Teach your child to resolve conflicts peacefully.
  3. Hold, cuddle, and hug your children often.
  4. Volunteer at your child’s school.
  5. Reflect on the parenting you received as a child and how that impacts how you parent today.
  6. Make time to do something YOU enjoy.

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Books Presented

Book cover for Rosie's Walk by Pat Hutchins

Rosie's Walk by Pat Hutchins

In this picture book, with a story told in very few words, Rosie the hen takes a walk. Although Rosie doesn’t know it, the fox is chasing her.
Book cover for I Went Walking by Sue Williams

I Went Walking by Sue Williams

During the course of a walk, a young boy identifies animals of different colors.
Book cover for Boop! by Bea Birdsong

Boop! by Bea Birdsong

There are so many snoots to boop! Snoots attached to big dogs and little dogs and dogs with beards and those without. Are you ready to boop ALL the snoots?
Book cover for Turtle Walk by Matt Phelan

Turtle Walk by Matt Phelan

A family of turtles goes for a long, long walk that has an unexpected and very fun ending
Book cover for Walk On! by Maria Frazee

Walk On! by Maria Frazee

Trying something new is never easy. Like walking, for instance. But aren’t you sick of sitting on your bottom day in and day out? Hasn’t lying around all the time become a little bit boring? This handy guide, both practical and inspirational, is here to help. With useful tips, common pitfalls, and Marla Frazee’s adorable illustrations, this book is perfect for anyone–from a baby to a graduate to a grown-up–who’s about to take a scary first step.
Book cover for Mooses Come Walking by Arlo Guthrie

Mooses Come Walking by Arlo Guthrie

Describes the activities of moose as they walk and wander, even looking in the window at you lying in bed.
Book cover for Walk and See 123 by Rosalind Bearshaw

Walk and See 123 by Rosalind Beardshaw

Join an autumnal adventure through the countryside with lots to see and count – all the way to twenty
Book cover for Wiggle, Walk, Wash! by Elliot Kruszynski

Wiggle, Walk, Wash! by Elliot Kruszynski

Splish splash! Baby elephant loves to wash. Wriggle wriggle! Baby worm loves to wiggle. Discover seven happy animals in this bright and bold book for babies.

Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays

Hokey Pokey Penny a Lump

Hokey pokey, penny a lump
Up & down, up & down, bumpity- bump
If you jump, you’re sure to fall
Hokey pokey, that is all!

Source: The Pawling Library

Ten Little Shoes

Ten little shoes here we go
Let’s all count them as I put them in rows.

Ten little shoes, again we go
Now let’s count them nice and slow

Ten little shoes, in neat rows
Let’s count them as away they go
Goodbye, shoes!

Source: Pasadena Public Library

As I Went Walking to Town

As I went walking to town one day,
I met a ________ along the way,
And what do you think the _______ did say?

Hello Bubble

Hello bubble, hello bubble,
Come and land, come and land,
Right in the middle, right in the middle,
Of my hand, of my hand.

Source: Verona Storytime


Everyone Can Shake

Everyone can shake, shake, shake
Everyone can shake, shake, shake
Everyone can shake, shake, shake
And now let’s make a stop.
Verses: Everyone can tap, Everyone can clap, Everyone can wave, etc.

Source: Jbrary

Choo Choo Song

Choo choo choo choo, Choo choo choo choo
Up the railroad track
Choo choo choo choo, Choo choo choo choo
Then we come right back (whole thing x2)
First we go to _________ house and then we go to _________ house
And then we go to…… (say all kids’ names)
And then we come right back!
Choo choo choo choo, Choo choo choo choo
Up the railroad track
Choo choo choo choo, Choo choo choo choo
Then we come right back! Yay! 

Source: L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library

Baby Sign Language

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