Book Babies: I Love You!

by | Feb 19, 2021 | Blog, Book Babies, Kid's Corner | 0 comments

“Children love books that reaffirm your love for them. Especially as they grow older and learn to deal with their emotions, it’s important for them to know that you love them, no matter how much they may sometimes misbehave.” – yogibrarian.wordpress.com

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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

Tip

“Playing with scarves is a simple way to have fun with your little one. It’s also a great way to enhance their development. From building positive sensory-motor skills by feeling the silky texture of a scarf to developing fine motor skills while playing catch, there are endless ways to make use of this common household item. Plus, it’s great one-on-one time with you.”

- www.firstthingsfirst.org

Activity

Find a scarf at home. You can purchase these or make them yourself from lightweight fabric. Then do some of the rhymes and songs listed below with your child. Or visit this website for some more ideas.

Books Presented

To the Moon and Back for You by Emilia Bechrakis Serhant

In this picture book, illustrated by the #1 New York Times bestselling artist of A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo, families of different shapes, colors, and sizes must cross deserts, navigate rough seasons, and climb mountains–all to find their miracle babies.

I Yoga You by Genevieve Santos

Parents and children learn how to say “I love you” through yoga as they move through their day together in a perfectly mindful way.

Baby's Best Friend by Suzanne Curley

Rhyming text and photographs celebrate the special bond between babies and their puppies.

Peek-a-boo, Me and You by Dubravka Kolanović

A latest entry in the novelty board book series that includes Bedtime, Baby features oversized, sturdy tabs that also function as lift-flaps in a game of peek-a-boo designed to help babies better understand the concept of object permanence.

Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays

Flutter, Flutter Butterfly

(Tune: Twinkle, Twinkle)

Flutter, flutter butterfly,
Floating in the summer sky.
Floating by for all to see.
Floating by so merrily.
Flutter, flutter butterfly.
Floating in the summer sky.

Kdla.ky.gov

 

Peek-a-Boo

(Tune: Frère Jacques)

Peek-a-boo, peek-a-boo, (place scarf in
front of your face and pull it away)
I see you! I see you! (place scarf in
front of your face and pull it away)
I see your button nose, and I see your
tiny toes. (touch baby’s nose and toes)
Peek-a-boo, I see you! (place scarf
in front of your face and pull it away)

Where is Baby?

(Tune: Frère Jacques)

Where is baby? Where is baby?
Hold scarf in front of your face.
There he is! There he is!
Remove scarf quickly.
I’m so glad to see you.
I’m so glad to see you.
Peek-a-boo!
Peek-a-boo!

Kdla.ky.gov

Put the Scarf on Your Head

Find the music here:  http://listenlearnmusic.com/2010/01/put-scarf-on-your.html

Put the scarf on your head, like this.
Put the scarf on your head, like that.
Put the scarf on your head,
Whether it’s purple, blue or red.
Oh, put the scarf on your head.

Put the scarf on your shoulder, like this.
Put the scarf on your shoulder, like that.
Put the scarf on your shoulder,
Well, at least it’s not a boulder.
Oh, put the scarf on your shoulder.

Put the scarf on your arm, like this.
Put the scarf on your arm, like that.
Put the scarf on your arm,
‘Cause what’s the harm?
Oh, put the scarf on your arm.

Put the scarf on your lap, like this.
Put the scarf on your lap, like that.
Put the scarf on your lap,
It’s such a snap.
Oh, put the scarf on your lap.

Put the scarf on your knee, like this.
Put the scarf on your knee, like that.
Put the scarf on your knee,
That’s where it ought to be.
Oh, put the scarf on your knee.

Put the scarf on your toes, like this.
Put the scarf on your toes, like that.
Put the scarf on your toes,
Yes, this is where it goes.
Oh, put the scarf on your toes.

Kdla.ky.gov

Additional Books

I Love You by Fiona Byrne

 A great book for close-up time, “I Love You” is perfect for you and your little one to read together. There are pictures of animals with their cute babies to look at, and heart-warming rhymes to share.

Love You, Baby! by Sarah Ward

Illustrations and simple rhyming text explore the love of a parent for his or her young child. On board pages, with die-cut hearts that become progressively smaller as the text advances.

The Complete Baby and Toddler Cookbook by America's Test Kitchen

Being a new parent usually means an overload of information on how to keep your baby healthy and happy. But what information should we trust as parents? America’s Test Kitchen, with their years of expertise and their tried-and-true testing methods, has opened their test kitchens for the first time ever to include the youngest of foodies: babies and toddlers!

The Whole World I Love It by Jade Maitre

How much do I love you? A children’s book about a parent’s love.

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