Book Babies

Boats in the Bath

Babies love bathtime, and boats make it so much more fun! You don’t need a storebought toy, a simple bowl will work. Help baby fill it with different items and watch it sink to the bottom. You can also increase their sensory experience by adding pom poms, loofa sponges, foam squares, and floating balls. Add a song to it and baby will be delighted!

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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


Even though young children do not understand the meanings of the rhymes, it is important for them to hear them. By six months, babies are able to recognize the sounds of the languages they hear. They are also losing those sounds they don’t hear, even though they were born able to learn to make them.

- Early literacy Storytimes @ Your Library by Ghoting & Martin-Diaz


Using the traditional rhyme, “Row, Row Row Your Boat,” rock back and forth and side to side with your baby on your lap. Match your movements to the words of the rhyme. You can also do this rhyme in different settings for example, with a book, or the bath tub, or even in the car.

Books Presented

Splish-Splash by Nicola Smee

Mr. Horse invites his friends Cat, Dog, Pig and Duck for a ride in his boat. But will a wave ruin the day?

Row, Row, Row Your Boat by David Ellwand

Join Teddy and his furry friends for a delightful boat ride in this adorable sing-along board book.

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)

Bounce: Motorboat, Motorboat

Motorboat, motorboat, go so sloooow (roll hands slowly)
Motorboat, motorboat, go so sloooow
Motorboat, motorboat, step on the gas (tap foot)

Motorboat, motorboat go so fast (roll hands quickly)
Motorboat, motorboat, go so fast
Motorboat, motorboat, CRASH (clap)


Flannel Story: Sailing Around in My Little Blue Boat

Sailing around in my little blue boat,
Sailing around in my little blue boat,
Sailing around in my little blue boat,
Zoom, zoom, zoom, zoom, Splash!
Zoom, zoom, zoom, zoom, Splash!
(Repeat with other colors.)


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)


Signing Songs





“Thank You”

Additional Books

I'm Mighty! by Kate and Jim McMullan

A little tugboat shows how he can bring big ships into the harbor even though he is small.

Bathtime Mathtime Shapes by Danica McKellar

Danica McKellar uses her proven math success to give toddlers a head start on learning their shapes in this squeaky-clean bathtime read-aloud that shapes up to be a tubful of math fun!

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