Book Babies: Bathtime & Bubbles

It’s bubbles in the bath! Babies and toddlers love bath time. Turn your evening bath time routine into a fun learning experience with these songs, stories, and bath time activities.

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Ages 2-5

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

Play

Bathtime is not only a time to get clean, it can also be a sensory experience for baby with a little adavance preparation from her adult.

*Remember to never leave baby unattended in the bathtub.

Activity

They these sensory activities that have nothing to do with getting squeaky clean, but are great fun!

1) Put whipped cream on a plate and let baby squish it through his fingers. Show baby how to draw a squiggle or a shape. If he’s past the oral stage, try it with shaving cream.

2) Convert a plastic colander, cup, and plate into tub-time go-tos. Let your sweetie discover what happens when he uses them to scoop up water.

3) Or fill the tub with plastic balls and let baby roll on top, under and through them.

These and other bathtime activities can be found at www.highlights.com/parents/games/10-fun-tub-time-activities-babies-and-toddlers.

Books Presented

Tubby by Leslie Patricelli

Baby loves playing during bath time.

Maisy Takes a Bath by Lucy Cousins

When Tallulah comes to visit at bathtime she decides to join Maisy in the bath to play.

Ten Pigs by Derek Anderson

One pig looks to take a relaxing bath in private, but he is soon joined by another pig, then another, until there are ten pigs–and number one has to come up with a plan so that he can actually enjoy his bath.

Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays

Did You Ever See a Baby

Did you ever see a baby, (have your child sitting on your lap)
A baby, a baby?
Did you ever see a baby,
Go this way and that? (rock from side to side)
Go this way and that way, (forward and back)
And that way and this way. (side to side)
Did you ever see a baby,
Go this way and that? (forward and back)

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Rhyme: Rub-A-Dub-Dub

Rub-a-dub-dub, one child in the tub (hold up one finger)
Tell me what you see. (point to eyes)
One foot with toes, (point to body parts)
A hand, a nose,
As clean as they can be. (rub hands together)
Rub-a-dub-dub, one child in the tub (hold up one finger)
Tell me what you see. (point to eyes)
Leg, and arms (shake legs and arms)
So clean and warm,
Do they have a hug for me? (hug yourself)

– Storytimekatie.com

Flannel Song: Five Pigs So Squeaky Clean

(Tune: Five Green and Speckled Frogs)

Five pigs so squeaky clean
Cleanest you’ve ever seen
Wanted to go outside and play
Oink! Oink!
One jumped into the mud
Landed with a big thud
Then there were four clean squeaky pigs.

– Melissa.depperfamily.net

Diaper Changing with Sign Language:

Baby Needs a Diaper Change

(Tune: London Bridge is Falling Down)

Baby needs a diaper change
Diaper change,
Diaper change
Baby needs a diaper change
Please and thank you!

Here are the Sign language signs:
Baby: (rock arms in cradle back and forth)
Diaper: (pinch fingers like clothes pins next to face)
Change: (wring hands in a fist)
Please: (rub chest)
Thank you: (hand to chin and out)

 

Bounce/Song: Bubbles, Bubbles

(Tune: Old MacDonald)
B-U-B-B-L-E-S, bubbles in the air. Whoo!
Toothpaste bubbles in my mouth,
Bubbles in my hair.
With a bubble here,
And a bubble bubble there.
Rub-a-dub, Scrub-a-dub, bubbles in the bathtub.
B-U-B-B-L-E-S, bubbles in the air. Whoo!

– Adapted from Library Story from A to Z by Ellen K. Asbrook

Signing Songs

“Baby”

“Diaper”

“Change

“Please”

“Thank You”

Additional Books

Daniel's Bath Time adapted by Alexandra Cassel Schwartz

Bath time is so much fun! Daniel loves playing with his bath toys and the soap bubbles. Daniel also helps his sister, Margaret, with her bath. After their baths, Daniel and Margaret are both squeaky clean and feeling grr-ific!

Bath! Bath! Bath! by Douglas Florian

After a fun-filled day, it is time to take a bath.

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