Book Babies + Toddler Time: Pig Tails!
Many of us can remember, “This little piggie went to market, this little piggie stayed home…” Try expanding your “piggie repertoire” for your little one with these books, songs, rhymes, and fingerplays.
Book Babies: Wednesday @ 9:45am in Community Room
Ages 0 – 10 months
Toddler Time: Tuesday @ 9:45am in Community Room
Ages 11 – 23 months
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 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
When your children have happy experiences, they want to repeat them. Starting kindergarten can seem as an extension of informal library classes. Children who have had joyful experiences in the public library often approach school with a positive attitude, ready and excited to learn.
After you attend Book Babies or Toddler Time, sing the songs that were presented. You can find the words and links on this blog post. Then talk about how much fun you had at the library.
Who’s that hiding beneath the flap? With textured patches to touch, feel, and explore, this bright and beautiful lift-the-flap book will engage both babies and toddlers
Moo, Baa, La La La! by Sandra Boynton
Turn the board pages to see what different sounds animals make.
Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays
Knee Bounce: Dickery Dickery Dare
Dickery Dickery Dare,
(bounce baby on lap)
A pig flew up in the air!
(lift baby up into air)
The man in brown
Soon brought him down.
(bring baby back down)
Dickery Dickery Dare.
(bounce baby on lap)
Knee Bounce: To Market, To Market
To market, to market to buy a fat pig
Home again, home again, jiggity jig!
To market, to market to buy a fat hog
Home again, home again, jiggity jog!
Fingerplay: Two Mother Pigs
Two mother pigs lived in a pen (show thumbs)
Each had four babies, and that made ten (show fingers & thumbs)
These four babies were black as night (thumb in palm, wiggle fingers)
These four babies were black and white (switch hands, repeat)
But all eight babies loved to play
And they rolled and rolled in the mud all day (roll hands)
At night, with their mother, they curled up in a heap (clasp hands)
And squealed and squealed till they fell fast asleep.
Five Clean and Squeaky Pigs
Five pigs so squeaky clean
Cleanest that you’ve ever seen
Wanted to outside and play (IN THE MUD)
One jumped into the mud
Landed with a great big thud
Then there were four clean squeaky pigs (Oink, oink!)
Baby Sign Language
Is That Wise Pig? by Jan Thomas
Ten Pigs: an Epic Bath Adventure 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.