JULY Book Babies + Toddler Time: Friends Forever

JULY Book Babies + Toddler Time: Friends Forever

JULY Book Babies + Toddler Time: Friends Forever

Let’s make friends! Toddlers and infants, despite their stage of individual play, can begin the process of making friends. Babies observe facial expressions. Toddlers begin learning how to share. All of these stages lead to social and emotional growth, so have fun finding new ways for baby to make a new friend!

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

TIP

One of the things that happens when you sing simple nursery rhymes to your children is that they gain practice listening to simple sentence structures. Hearing the same short sentences over and over helps children recognize the patterns that our sentences form.

Activity

Pick a favorite nursery rhyme and sing it with baby each day for a month. Notice how her eyes light up when you sing it at the end of the month.

Books Presented

My Friends Make Me Happy by Jan Thomas

Invites readers to guess, along with Sheep’s friends, the mysterious thing that starts with the letter F that makes Sheep happy.

Croc & Turtle!: The Bestest Friends Ever! by Mike Wohnoutka

 
Although other animals are better at lifting, jumping, and running, Croc and Turtle discover something they are best at.

Curly's Friends by Phil Roxbee Cox

Your child will love to stroke Curly the pig as you read this simple story.

If You're Groovy and You Know It, Hug a Friend! by Eric Litwin

Set to the rhythm of the classic children’s song, Groovy Joe invites the reader to laugh, sing, explore, and best of all, hug a friend.

Do You Want to Be My Friend? by Eric Carle

A mouse searches everywhere for a friend.

Spot's New Friend by Eric Hill

When Spot goes on vacation with his family, he worries that he won’t have anyone to play with, until he meets Alice the kangaroo and makes a new friend.

Hello, New Friend! by Patty Michaels

With text adapted from the hit “Hello Song,” young readers will love meeting their favorite characters from their favorite show: CoComelon! There’s JJ; his brother, TomTom; his sister, YoYo; his friends Cody, Nina, and CeCe; his mom and dad; and Ms. Appleberry, his preschool teacher!

Baby's Best Friend by Suzanne Curley

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

Ollie's Hug by Olivier Dunrea

When Ollie is in a grumpy mood and nothing feels right, a hug from a friend does the trick! The perfect board book for little kids with big feelings.

How Do Dinosaurs Play With Their Friends? by Jane Yolen

 
Rhyming text and illustrations present some of the ways dinosaurs can play with their friends, from hogging the swings to sharing toys.

Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays

I’m Your Little Friend

tune: I’m a Little Teapot
I’m your little friend who likes to hide
Up and down, and side to side
When I get all warmed up, watch me run
Find me now and have some fun

Tick Tock, Tick Tock

Tick tock, tick tock, (rock baby back and forth)
I’m a little cuckoo clock
Tick tock, tick tock, it’s 1 o’clock!
Cuckoo! (lift baby up in air or raise baby’s arms)
Tick tock, tick tock, (rock baby back and forth)
I’m a little cuckoo clock
Tick tock, tick tock, it’s 2 o’clock!
Cuckoo! Cuckoo!

Credit: https://kcls.org/content/tick-tock-tick-tock-im-a-little-cuckoo-clock/

Will You Be My Friend Today?

Will you be my friend today, friend today, friend today?
Will you be my friend today? Come and play!
Verses:
Clap your hands with me today…
Stomp your feet with me today…
Turn around with me today…
Shout hooray with me today…
Yes, you are my friend today…

Baby Sign Language

More Book Babies

FEBRUARY Book Babies + Toddler Time: Music & Movement

Music and movement can improve a child’s mood and help to reduce stress all while stimulating the formation of important brain connections. So, sing those lullabies, dance in the kitchen, play an instrument, and sing a book with your baby each and every day! ​ ​ Book...

JANUARY Book Babies + Toddler Time: Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs, dinosaurs, we love you! We love the way you stomp! We love the way you chomp! We love the way you soar! And, we especially love the way you, ROAR! There are so many things to do with your budding dinosaur. ​Book Babies: Wednesday @ 9:30am in Community Room...

NOVEMBER Book Babies + Toddler Time: Under the Sea

Glub! Glub! Glub! went the slippery little fish! Children love “diving” under the sea and meeting all the different creatures who reside in the deep blue ocean. In addition to the activities listed below, try filling a large container with water, possibly tinting it...

OCTOBER Book Babies + Toddler Time: Opposites

Children love learning about the world around them, and using concept words with compare/contrast are a great way to help them see things differently. So, try talking about movement, textures, feelings, etc. with its conceptual opposite such as, “Look at the car...

SEPTEMBER Book Babies + Toddler Time: Farm Animals

Let’s go to the farm! Some of the first sounds a child will make are the sounds of an animal like a cow. You can help him make a sound/image association with a DIY flip-the-flap picture book. Using a small spiral notebook, paste pictures of animals on every other page...

September Kids & Tween Events

Story TimeJoin Miss Gina, Grace, and Marybeth for Preschool Story Time, Toddler Time, and Book Babies! For September, we will have fun with the letter F and farm animals! Preschool Story Time is for ages 2-5 and meets Tuesdays at 10:30 AM and 6:30 PM or Wednesdays at...

JULY Book Babies + Toddler Time: Friends Forever

Let’s make friends! Toddlers and infants, despite their stage of individual play, can begin the process of making friends. Babies observe facial expressions. Toddlers begin learning how to share. All of these stages lead to social and emotional growth, so have fun...

JUNE Book Babies + Toddler Time: Let’s Watch the Weather Together!

Watching the weather change with the seasons can be fun for baby and you! When getting ready in the morning, talk about the weather and why baby is wearing warm pants and boots or a cool sun shirt, shorts and sandals. You can also associate the seasons to colors such...

July Kid & Tween Activities

CHESS AND GAME CLUB Learn the art of chess and other games from the master of fun and strategy, Nick Allison. Game supplies will be provided. Every Monday from 4:30-5:30 P.M. in the Community Room For ages 9-184TH OF JULY CLOSURE The Library will be closed Tuesday,...

APRIL Book Babies + Toddler Time: BUGS!

Bugs! Bugs! Bugs! Oh, how we love bugs in all their varieties and the nursery rhymes that accompany them! The Itsy Bitsy Spider, The Ants Go Marching, Little Arabella Miller, and The Bees in the Beehive are favorites of ours. Can you remember some “bug” songs from...

JUNE Book Babies + Toddler Time: Let’s Watch the Weather Together!

JUNE Book Babies + Toddler Time: Let’s Watch the Weather Together!

JUNE Book Babies + Toddler Time: Let’s Watch the Weather Together!

Watching the weather change with the seasons can be fun for baby and you! When getting ready in the morning, talk about the weather and why baby is wearing warm pants and boots or a cool sun shirt, shorts and sandals. You can also associate the seasons to colors such as white for winter, green for spring, yellow for summer, and orange for fall. This will help baby see personal associations to the world around them.

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

TIP

Weather and seasons are things that your child experience and can relate to. Try using their experiences to talk about the science behind weather, like thunder. Sometimes, we ourselves, don’t know all the facts, but we can find out right along with our children by using the books in the library. Simple scientific knowledge about everyday events gives children a strong foundation for later school learning. – Lambert

Activity

Sing together the call and response rhyme, “I Hear Thunder,” using hand movements to the tune of “Are your sleeping?”

Books Presented

Mouse Seasons by Leo Lionni

Two mice talk about where the seasons come from.

Have You Seen Duck? by Janet A. Holmes

When Duck goes missing, a boy’s favorite activities lose their appeal and he comes to know that he needs Duck just as much as Duck needs him.

Tree: A Peek-Through Picture Book by Patricia Hegarty

A book with peek-through holes that let a child view the changes in a tree throughout the four seasons

Five Little Ducks by Teri Weidner

A duck with a feather on his back leads his siblings with a “quack, quack, quack.” End notes list the benefits of children’s poems and songs.

Over in the Garden by Jennifer Ward

 
Over in the garden, mother insects and their children enjoy various activities from morning sun to evening moon.

Mouse's First Summer by Lauren Thompson

Mouse and Minka invite you to celebrate summer with a picnic in the park. Roll down the hill on tickly green grass. Fly fluttery kites high in the sky. Enjoy some juicy watermelon! And before it’s time to go home, a summer surprise sparkles in the sky.

Baby Loves Fall! by Karen Katz

What does Baby see? Lift the flaps to see the activities of fall.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar's First Winter by Eric Carle

A little caterpillar shows the best ways to spend a snowy winter day.

Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays

Bounce and Bounce and Bounce and Stop

Tune: Skip to my Lou
Bounce and bounce and bounce and stop.
Bounce and bounce and bounce and stop.
Bounce and bounce and bounce and stop.
Now bounce that baby up to the top! (lift baby)

A Farmer Went Trotting

A farmer went trotting
[Bounce baby on lap, facing you]
Upon his gray mare
With his daughter behind him
So rosy and fair
Then a duck cried out, “Quack!”
[Lift baby up]
And they all tumbled down
[Plop baby back into your lap]
Off of the horse
And upside down!
[Tip baby gently backwards!]

Five Little Ducks

Five little ducks went out one day
Over the hills and far away
When the mama duck said
Quack, quack, quack!
Four little ducks came waddling back…
(Continue counting down to zero)
But when the daddy duck went, “Quack, quack, quack!”
Five little ducks came waddling back!

I Hear Thunder

Tune: Are you sleeping?
I hear thunder; I hear thunder. (Put your hand over one ear and then the other.)
Hark, don’t you? Hark, don’t you? (Point to someone else.)
Pitter-patter raindrops; pitter-patter raindrops. (Pat knees quickly.)
I’m wet through. I’m wet through. (Hug yourself.)

Walking To Town

As I was walking to town one day,
I met a ________ along the way and what do you think the _______ did say? STOP! ____________

Baby Sign Language

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FEBRUARY Book Babies + Toddler Time: Music & Movement

Music and movement can improve a child’s mood and help to reduce stress all while stimulating the formation of important brain connections. So, sing those lullabies, dance in the kitchen, play an instrument, and sing a book with your baby each and every day! ​ ​ Book...

JANUARY Book Babies + Toddler Time: Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs, dinosaurs, we love you! We love the way you stomp! We love the way you chomp! We love the way you soar! And, we especially love the way you, ROAR! There are so many things to do with your budding dinosaur. ​Book Babies: Wednesday @ 9:30am in Community Room...

NOVEMBER Book Babies + Toddler Time: Under the Sea

Glub! Glub! Glub! went the slippery little fish! Children love “diving” under the sea and meeting all the different creatures who reside in the deep blue ocean. In addition to the activities listed below, try filling a large container with water, possibly tinting it...

OCTOBER Book Babies + Toddler Time: Opposites

Children love learning about the world around them, and using concept words with compare/contrast are a great way to help them see things differently. So, try talking about movement, textures, feelings, etc. with its conceptual opposite such as, “Look at the car...

SEPTEMBER Book Babies + Toddler Time: Farm Animals

Let’s go to the farm! Some of the first sounds a child will make are the sounds of an animal like a cow. You can help him make a sound/image association with a DIY flip-the-flap picture book. Using a small spiral notebook, paste pictures of animals on every other page...

September Kids & Tween Events

Story TimeJoin Miss Gina, Grace, and Marybeth for Preschool Story Time, Toddler Time, and Book Babies! For September, we will have fun with the letter F and farm animals! Preschool Story Time is for ages 2-5 and meets Tuesdays at 10:30 AM and 6:30 PM or Wednesdays at...

JULY Book Babies + Toddler Time: Friends Forever

Let’s make friends! Toddlers and infants, despite their stage of individual play, can begin the process of making friends. Babies observe facial expressions. Toddlers begin learning how to share. All of these stages lead to social and emotional growth, so have fun...

JUNE Book Babies + Toddler Time: Let’s Watch the Weather Together!

Watching the weather change with the seasons can be fun for baby and you! When getting ready in the morning, talk about the weather and why baby is wearing warm pants and boots or a cool sun shirt, shorts and sandals. You can also associate the seasons to colors such...

July Kid & Tween Activities

CHESS AND GAME CLUB Learn the art of chess and other games from the master of fun and strategy, Nick Allison. Game supplies will be provided. Every Monday from 4:30-5:30 P.M. in the Community Room For ages 9-184TH OF JULY CLOSURE The Library will be closed Tuesday,...

APRIL Book Babies + Toddler Time: BUGS!

Bugs! Bugs! Bugs! Oh, how we love bugs in all their varieties and the nursery rhymes that accompany them! The Itsy Bitsy Spider, The Ants Go Marching, Little Arabella Miller, and The Bees in the Beehive are favorites of ours. Can you remember some “bug” songs from...

July Kid & Tween Activities

July Kid & Tween Activities

July Kid & Tween Activities

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CHESS AND GAME CLUB

Learn the art of chess and other games from the master of fun and strategy, Nick Allison. Game supplies will be provided.

Every Monday from 4:30-5:30 P.M. in the Community Room

For ages 9-18

4TH OF JULY CLOSURE

The Library will be closed Tuesday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day.

No items will be due but the book drop will remain open.

Thank you!

Photography Contest 2022
Teen action council have a say in what goes on at the library for teens

STORY TIME

Preschool Story Time is for ages 2-5 with accompanying adult

Tuesdays at 10:30AM & 6:30PM OR Wednesdays at 10:30AM

in the Community Room

July 5: Science that Serves

July 11 & 12: Expand Your World

July 18 & 19: Working & Playing Together

July 25 & 26: Kindness for Everyone

Preschool Readiness Craft Kits are available at each Storytime. Any extra kits will be available at the Children’s Reference Desk at the end of the week.

There will be no Story Time July 4th

TODDLER TIME

For ages 11 – 23 months (walking toddlers)

Mondays and Tuesdays at 9:30AM in the Community Room

There will be no Toddler Time July 4th or 31st

BOOK BABIES

For ages 0 – 10 months (babies not walking yet)

Wednesdays at 9:30AM in the Community Room

SUMMER STEM

Summer STEM at your Library is here! Join us for activities that develop science, technology, engineering, and math skills.  

  • July 11 is all about “Potential Energy” with popsicle stick chain reactions and balloon powered cars
  • July 18 is our LEGO Club for ages 6-18. We will build world landmarks with LEGOS! 
  • July 25 is “Building Together” with cup towers and tin foil boats

Tuesdays from 2-3PM in the Community Room

For ages 6-11 (Kids under 12 must be accompanied by an adult)

Summer STEM is made possible with the help of Idaho Commission for Libraries, Institute of Museum and Library Services, and Idaho STEM Action Center.

Teen action council have a say in what goes on at the library for teens
Lego Club

FAMILY FRIENDLY FILMS

Enjoy free movies for the whole family at the Library!

Parents, please prescreen films to determine whether they are appropriate for your child. Children under 12 must be accompanied by someone 14 or older.

Thursdays at 1 P.M. in the Community Room

“ALL TOGETHER NOW” BLOCK PARTY

This is the Block Party everyone will be talking about this summer! Inspired by our summer reading theme “All Together Now”, we’ll have lawn games from all over the world, food trucks to fill any craving, a climbing wall and bounce houses, plus international performers including Footworks Dance Studio, the Yellowstone Brass, Amelat Dance Company, and Proform Airborne Jump Rope. There’ll be something for everyone at all ages. Don’t miss out!

The celebration begins July 8th 5:00-8:00 PM on the field next to the library.

Stay for an After Party outdoor movie experience at 9 PM!

All concessions will be available for purchase.

Teen action council have a say in what goes on at the library for teens
Teen action council have a say in what goes on at the library for teens

Kid & Tween Activities February 2024

Story TimeJoin us in February for a world of imagination and learning at Story Time!  Preschool Story Time (ages 2-5): It’s all about the Letter V! Explore Veggies, Valentine’s Day, Violins, and Something NEW, Just For You! Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 10:30 AM and...

January Kid & Tween Activities

Story Time Preschool Story Time (ages 2-5): It’s all about the Letter D! Explore Dance, Dinosaurs, Dirt, Disguises, and Something NEW, Just For You! Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 10:30 AM  Toddler Time (ages 10-23 months): Dive into the exciting world of dinosaurs with...

Holiday Closures 2023

The Library will be closed Saturday - Tuesday, Dec. 23 - 26 for Christmas & Saturday - Monday, Dec. 30 - Jan. 1 for the New Year   No items are due when the Library is closed. Thank You! Have a safe and happy holidays!

Christmas Extravaganza!

Christmas is not just a day, it's a feeling! It's the joy that fills our hearts, the sparkle in our eyes, and the warmth we share with our family and friends. This year, everyone is invited to Madison Library District’s 14th Annual Christmas Extravaganza, a Christmas...

November Kid and Tween Activities

Story TimeJoin us this November for a world of imagination and learning at Story Time! The theme for Preschool Story Time (ages 2-5) is The Letter U! Explore the magical world of "Uni"-horns, Umbrellas, Under the…, and something NEW, just for U... or should we say...

October 2023 Kid and Tween Activities

Story TimeJoin Miss Gina, Grace, and Marybeth for Preschool Story Time, Toddler Time, and Book Babies! For October, we will have fun with the letter O and opposites!  Preschool Story Time is for ages 2-5 and meets Tuesdays at 10:30 AM and 6:30 PM and Wednesdays at...

September Adult Events

Take a Break Book ClubTake a Break and join our adult book club on Sept. 21 at 6:30 PM! Ages 18+ will meet in the Community Room to discuss Jane Austen’s classic, Sense and Sensibility. Adult MakersFriday, September 15 is Adult Makers! We will be making noodles from...

September Kids & Tween Events

Story TimeJoin Miss Gina, Grace, and Marybeth for Preschool Story Time, Toddler Time, and Book Babies! For September, we will have fun with the letter F and farm animals! Preschool Story Time is for ages 2-5 and meets Tuesdays at 10:30 AM and 6:30 PM or Wednesdays at...

September Teen Events

Hauntings - Library Teen Virtual ConventionTeens are invited to join the annual Library Teen Virtual Convention! Inspired by all our favorite ghost stories, spooky folklore, and mysterious cryptids, this year's theme is HAUNTINGS! The Convention is hosted on Discord...

Open Recitals

Have a piece that you'd like to perform for the public? The library is holding a series of recitals this year. Our next open recital will be held Monday, April 22, at 6:30 pm in the Community Room.  If you would like to participate, please fill out the following form...

APRIL Book Babies + Toddler Time: BUGS!

APRIL Book Babies + Toddler Time: BUGS!

APRIL Book Babies + Toddler Time: BUGS!

Bugs! Bugs! Bugs! Oh, how we love bugs in all their varieties and the nursery rhymes that accompany them! The Itsy Bitsy Spider, The Ants Go Marching, Little Arabella Miller, and The Bees in the Beehive are favorites of ours. Can you remember some “bug” songs from your childhood? Share them with your child, and begin a multi-generational bugfest! Or try some of these at Childhood101.com.

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

TODDLER TIP

Rhymes and songs that involve sequencing and memory can help children prepare for school. In the “Bug in the Box,” listen for a certain phrase, and then react to it with a large physical movement. In addition to having fun, your child is actually developing their gross motor skills. -Lambert

TODDLER ACTIVITY

Ask your child to join you in pretending to climb into a box and shut the lid. It’s very dark inside! Turn the handle and begin reciting the rhyme, Bug in the Box. On the last line, pop out of the box.

BABY TIP

Even though babies will not actually understand number words and concepts, rhymes with numbers prepare them for the idea of numbers and for counting by rote or imitation. Later, they will connect the concept to the words. -Lambert

BABY ACTIVITY

Recite “Here is the Beehive” with your baby while adding all the hand motions. This is a great getting ready or diaper-changing song.

Books Presented

Snappy Little Bugs by Claire Nielsen

Join the great big bug hunt! Playful rhymes introduce little ones to a rib-tickling collection of hopping, jumping, sliding, fluttering pop-up surprises. These cute, but crawly, creatures almost leap into life as they make their moves across the pages. Youngsters will meet web-spinning spiders, wriggling worms, dragonflies, ladybugs, and more! And don’t miss the surprise from the grasshoppers!

Bugs! Bugs! Bugs! by Bob Barner

A nonsense rhyme introduces children to familiar bugs. Includes a fun facts section.

The Itsy Bitsy Spider by Iza Trapani

 
In this expanded version of a popular song, the itsy-bitsy spider’s climbing is interrupted by a fan, a mouse, a cat, and some dew before she makes her way to the top of a tree to spin her web.

Jump! by Scott M. Fischer

 
From bugs and frogs to alligators and whales, frightened animals always move out of the way of a larger opponent.

Over in the Garden by Jennifer Ward

 
Over in the garden, mother insects and their children enjoy various activities from morning sun to evening moon.

Hello, Bugs! by Smriti Prasadam

Babies and toddlers will love to meet the adorable bugs in this engaging book! Little hands can turn the sturdy board pages to meet a host of cute characters, including a ladybug, a caterpillar, a bee, a grasshopper, a dragonfly, a snail, and more. Simple text introduces readers to a handful of first words, while the bold artwork features each bug in its natural environment.

Wiggle Jiggle by Megan Vermaak, Mathapelo Mabaso, Chenel Ferreira

 
Wiggle-Jiggle is a cute and cuddly caterpillar story with very cute rhythm, rhyme, and repetition.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

 
Follows the progress of a very hungry caterpillar as he eats his way through a varied and very large quantity of food, until, full at last, he forms a coccoon around himself and goes to sleep.

Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays

Giddy-up, Giddy-up

Giddy-up, giddy-up ride to town (bounce babies on knees)
Giddy-up, giddy-up up and down (lift baby up and down)
Giddy-up fast (bounce quickly)
Giddy-up slow (bounce slowly)
Giddy-up, giddy-up, giddy-up, whoa! (dip baby backwards gently)
-storytimekatie.com

Bouncy Bouncy Baby

Bouncy, bouncy baby. Bouncy, bouncy baby
Up and down, up and down.
Bouncy, bouncy baby.
Hippity hop little one. Hippity hop little one
Back and forth, back and forth.
Hippity hop, little one.
Bippity bop, baby. Bippity bop, baby
Jiggity, joggity, jiggity, joggity
Bouncy, bouncy…BOOM!
-jbrary.com

Bug in the Box

Bug in the box sits so still.
Will he come out?
Yes, he will!

Insects on Me

(Tune: Farmer in the Dell)
A fly is on my face
A fly is on my face
Heigh-ho just watch me go
A fly is on my face.

Other verses:
A gnat is on my nose…
A hornet is on my head…
A bee is on my back…

Rainbows in my Bubbles

(Tune: She’ll be Coming Round the Mountain)
I’ve got rainbows in my bubbles, yes, I do
I’ve got rainbows in my bubbles, yes I do
When I look up towards the sun,
They’ve got rainbows every one
I’ve got rainbows in my bubbles, yes, I do

Here is the Beehive

Here is the beehive.
But where are all the bees?
Hiding away where nobody sees.
Here they come flying out of their hive.
One, two, three, four, five!

Here is the beehive.
But where are all the bees?
Hiding away where nobody sees.
Here they come flying out of their hive.
One, two, three, four, five!

Buzz up high. Buzz down low.
Buzzing fast. Buzzing slow.
Buzz to the left. Buzz to the right.
Buzz all day but sleep at night

Here is the beehive.
But where are all the bees?
Hiding away where nobody sees.
Here they come flying out of their hive.
One, two, three, four, five!

Baby Sign Language

More Book Babies

FEBRUARY Book Babies + Toddler Time: Music & Movement

Music and movement can improve a child’s mood and help to reduce stress all while stimulating the formation of important brain connections. So, sing those lullabies, dance in the kitchen, play an instrument, and sing a book with your baby each and every day! ​ ​ Book...

JANUARY Book Babies + Toddler Time: Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs, dinosaurs, we love you! We love the way you stomp! We love the way you chomp! We love the way you soar! And, we especially love the way you, ROAR! There are so many things to do with your budding dinosaur. ​Book Babies: Wednesday @ 9:30am in Community Room...

NOVEMBER Book Babies + Toddler Time: Under the Sea

Glub! Glub! Glub! went the slippery little fish! Children love “diving” under the sea and meeting all the different creatures who reside in the deep blue ocean. In addition to the activities listed below, try filling a large container with water, possibly tinting it...

OCTOBER Book Babies + Toddler Time: Opposites

Children love learning about the world around them, and using concept words with compare/contrast are a great way to help them see things differently. So, try talking about movement, textures, feelings, etc. with its conceptual opposite such as, “Look at the car...

SEPTEMBER Book Babies + Toddler Time: Farm Animals

Let’s go to the farm! Some of the first sounds a child will make are the sounds of an animal like a cow. You can help him make a sound/image association with a DIY flip-the-flap picture book. Using a small spiral notebook, paste pictures of animals on every other page...

September Kids & Tween Events

Story TimeJoin Miss Gina, Grace, and Marybeth for Preschool Story Time, Toddler Time, and Book Babies! For September, we will have fun with the letter F and farm animals! Preschool Story Time is for ages 2-5 and meets Tuesdays at 10:30 AM and 6:30 PM or Wednesdays at...

JULY Book Babies + Toddler Time: Friends Forever

Let’s make friends! Toddlers and infants, despite their stage of individual play, can begin the process of making friends. Babies observe facial expressions. Toddlers begin learning how to share. All of these stages lead to social and emotional growth, so have fun...

JUNE Book Babies + Toddler Time: Let’s Watch the Weather Together!

Watching the weather change with the seasons can be fun for baby and you! When getting ready in the morning, talk about the weather and why baby is wearing warm pants and boots or a cool sun shirt, shorts and sandals. You can also associate the seasons to colors such...

July Kid & Tween Activities

CHESS AND GAME CLUB Learn the art of chess and other games from the master of fun and strategy, Nick Allison. Game supplies will be provided. Every Monday from 4:30-5:30 P.M. in the Community Room For ages 9-184TH OF JULY CLOSURE The Library will be closed Tuesday,...

APRIL Book Babies + Toddler Time: BUGS!

Bugs! Bugs! Bugs! Oh, how we love bugs in all their varieties and the nursery rhymes that accompany them! The Itsy Bitsy Spider, The Ants Go Marching, Little Arabella Miller, and The Bees in the Beehive are favorites of ours. Can you remember some “bug” songs from...

MARCH Book Babies + Toddler Time: MY BODY!

MARCH Book Babies + Toddler Time: MY BODY!

MARCH Book Babies + Toddler Time: MY BODY!

March is all about MY BODY!

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

TIP

Singing helps your child hear the smaller sounds in words, and it helps to build their vocabulary. It slows down the sounds that words make. Being able to hear and recognize the beginning, middle and ending sounds that make up words helps children sound out words when they begin to read. – https://torontopubliclibrary.typepad.com/kids-books/2021/05/5-things-to-know-about-singing-and-early-literacy.html

ACTIVITY

Sing, instead of read, a favorite rhyming book.

Books Presented

Toes, Ears, & Nose! : a lift-the-flap-book by Marion Dane Bauer

Baby is bundled in a mountain of clothes! As little ones lift the large, sturdy flaps to find out what’s underneath each piece of clothing, they’ll love playing and learning with this fun peekaboo book again and again!

From Head to Toe by Eric Carle

Encourages the reader to exercise by following the movements of various animals; presented in a question and answer format.

Bear Has a Belly by Jane Whittingham

Do you have a nose like Fox, cheeks like Squirrel, and a tongue like Frog does? In rhythmic text perfect for an energetic read-aloud, Bear Has a Belly points out Moose’s legs, Otter’s back, and Duck’s feet, inviting little ones to chime in with every body part they share in common. Bright photographs of the animal friends are paired with images of real children of diverse backgrounds and abilities who are joyfully engaging with that body part.

Horns to Toes and In Between by Sandra Boynton

Three creatures point out their body parts.

Whose Knees are These? by Jabari Asim

Takes a loving look at knees from the vantage point of a mother’s lap.

Eyes, Nose, Fingers, and Toes: A First Book All About You by Judy Hindley

A group of toddlers demonstrate all the fun things that they can do with their eyes, ears, mouths, hands, legs, feet–and everything in between.

Where is Baby's Yummy Tummy? by Karen Katz

A rhyming text and flaps illustrate parts of the baby’s body.

My Body by Jill Ackerman

Textures, flaps, and reflective mirror help babies discover different parts of their bodies.

Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays

Gregory Griggs, Gregory Griggs

Gregory Griggs, Greggory Griggs
Had 27 different wigs
He wore them up (lift baby up)
He wore them down (bring baby back down)
To please the people of the town.
He wore them east (tip baby to one side)
He wore them west (tip baby to the other side)
But which one did he love the best?
This one! (hug baby)

Where Is Big Toe?

(Tune: Where is Thumbkin?)
Where is big toe? Where is big toe?
Here I am; here I am!
Touch baby’s toe
Wiggle, wiggle, big toe
Wiggle, wiggle big toe
Wiggle baby’s toe
My big toe, my big toe.

Where is elbow…bendy, bendy elbow
Where is tummy…squishy, squashy tummy
Where are two eyes…winky blinky two eyes
Where are two hands…happy clappy two hands

Oh The City is Great and The City is Grand

Oh the city is great and the city is grand
There’s a whole lot of people
on a little piece of land
And we live way up on the 57th floor
and this is what we do when we go out the door.
We take the elevator up and the elevator down,
take the elevator up, take the elevator down
Take the elevator up and the elevator down
and we turn around.

Lots of Exercise

(Tune: Farmer in the Dell)
We’re jumping up and down,
We’re jumping up and down
We’re getting lots of exercise
We’re jumping up and down

(We twist from side to side)
(We bend and touch our toes)
(We stretch up to the sky)

 

The Diaper on the Bottom

(Tune: The Wheels on the Bus)
The diaper on the bottom
Comes off, off, off
Off, off, off, Off, off, off
The diaper on the bottom
Comes off, off, off
Nice and clean!

Baby Sign Language

More Book Babies

FEBRUARY Book Babies + Toddler Time: Music & Movement

Music and movement can improve a child’s mood and help to reduce stress all while stimulating the formation of important brain connections. So, sing those lullabies, dance in the kitchen, play an instrument, and sing a book with your baby each and every day! ​ ​ Book...

JANUARY Book Babies + Toddler Time: Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs, dinosaurs, we love you! We love the way you stomp! We love the way you chomp! We love the way you soar! And, we especially love the way you, ROAR! There are so many things to do with your budding dinosaur. ​Book Babies: Wednesday @ 9:30am in Community Room...

NOVEMBER Book Babies + Toddler Time: Under the Sea

Glub! Glub! Glub! went the slippery little fish! Children love “diving” under the sea and meeting all the different creatures who reside in the deep blue ocean. In addition to the activities listed below, try filling a large container with water, possibly tinting it...

OCTOBER Book Babies + Toddler Time: Opposites

Children love learning about the world around them, and using concept words with compare/contrast are a great way to help them see things differently. So, try talking about movement, textures, feelings, etc. with its conceptual opposite such as, “Look at the car...

SEPTEMBER Book Babies + Toddler Time: Farm Animals

Let’s go to the farm! Some of the first sounds a child will make are the sounds of an animal like a cow. You can help him make a sound/image association with a DIY flip-the-flap picture book. Using a small spiral notebook, paste pictures of animals on every other page...

September Kids & Tween Events

Story TimeJoin Miss Gina, Grace, and Marybeth for Preschool Story Time, Toddler Time, and Book Babies! For September, we will have fun with the letter F and farm animals! Preschool Story Time is for ages 2-5 and meets Tuesdays at 10:30 AM and 6:30 PM or Wednesdays at...

JULY Book Babies + Toddler Time: Friends Forever

Let’s make friends! Toddlers and infants, despite their stage of individual play, can begin the process of making friends. Babies observe facial expressions. Toddlers begin learning how to share. All of these stages lead to social and emotional growth, so have fun...

JUNE Book Babies + Toddler Time: Let’s Watch the Weather Together!

Watching the weather change with the seasons can be fun for baby and you! When getting ready in the morning, talk about the weather and why baby is wearing warm pants and boots or a cool sun shirt, shorts and sandals. You can also associate the seasons to colors such...

July Kid & Tween Activities

CHESS AND GAME CLUB Learn the art of chess and other games from the master of fun and strategy, Nick Allison. Game supplies will be provided. Every Monday from 4:30-5:30 P.M. in the Community Room For ages 9-184TH OF JULY CLOSURE The Library will be closed Tuesday,...

APRIL Book Babies + Toddler Time: BUGS!

Bugs! Bugs! Bugs! Oh, how we love bugs in all their varieties and the nursery rhymes that accompany them! The Itsy Bitsy Spider, The Ants Go Marching, Little Arabella Miller, and The Bees in the Beehive are favorites of ours. Can you remember some “bug” songs from...

MARCH Book Babies + Toddler Time: Trains!

MARCH Book Babies + Toddler Time: Trains!

MARCH Book Babies + Toddler Time: Trains!

March is all about TRAINS!

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

TIP

When you give your child positive reinforcement by clapping or telling them that they did a great job, you are encouraging them to act both independently and cooperatively. To encourage this at home, use activities that your child can do easily, and don’t forget to give a lot of positive encouragement.

ACTIVITY

Have fun with, “Zoom, Zoom, Zoom!” For babies, bounce your child on your lap and lift her up very quickly on “lift-off!” For toddlers, model for your child how to step into a rocket ship, then squat down and jump up for the lift-off.

Sensory Activity

Sensory Transport Tub- Long, under-the-bed storage bins are great for sensory play and cost very little. If you have some “transportation” toys such as trains, cars, people, etc. and different types of cereal, you’re all set! Try this activity found at My Bored Toddler.

Books Presented

The Little Engine That Could by Wendy Piper

Although she is not very big, the Little Blue Engine agrees to try to pull a stranded train full of toys over the mountain.

Freight Train by Donald Crews

Brief text and illustrations trace the journey of a colorful train as it goes through tunnels, by cities, and over trestles.

I Love Trains! by Philemon Sturges

I love trains. First come engines, big and strong. Pulling lots of cars along.

I Can Make a Train Noise by Michael Emberly and Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick

A girl transforms a coffee shop into a train by making train noises with words.

The Animal Train by Liliana Secchi

This humorously illustrated accordion book unfolds to reveal a trainload of varied animals and birds, both familiar and exotic. Featuring creatures from the jungle, the forest, the savannah, and the ocean, this delightful and engrossing format is an entertaining introduction to the wonders of wild animals and their habitats.

More More More Said the Baby by Vera B Williams

Three babies are caught up in the air and given loving attention by a father, grandmother, and mother.

Peek-a-Choo-Choo! by Marie Torres Cimarusti

Here for the first time is a book about vehicles for toddlers in the same format as the highly successful Peek-a-Moo! and Peek-a-Boooo! Preschoolers will love lifting the oversize flaps to play peek-a-boo with cars, planes, submarines, and, of course, trains. Guess who? Peek-a-toot-toot! honks the tugboat. Guess who? Peek-a-vroom-vroom! revs the race car. With its playful text and bright and friendly illustrations, Peek-a-Choo-Choo! is the perfect introduction to “things that go” for the youngest traveler.

Sounds on the Go by Gail Donovan

Discover the sounds that are made by all of the most fascinating vehicles in our world with this interactive learning book! This early learning book is a fun and effective way to teach your young ones about the world of vehicles. This hands-on book includes: Lift-a-flap design that exposes additional vehicles facts and information Relevant information about the uses and functionality of each vehicle Sound bar that allows readers to hear the sound that each vehicle makes Combination of colorful illustrations and color photos And much, much more! With this book in their hands, your young vehicle enthusiast is sure to have a screeching good time!

Good Night, Good Night by Sandra Boynton

A group of animals, afloat on an ark, go through their nightly bedtime rituals of exercising, toothbrushing, and so on, until two rabbits sing them a lullaby and the sea rocks them to sleep.

Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays

This is a Choo-Choo Train

This is a choo choo train
Puffing down the track
Now it’s going forward,
Now it’s going back,
Now the bell is ringing
Now the whistle blows
What a lot of noise it makes
Everything it goes.

The Wheels on the Train Go Clackety-Clack

The wheels on the train go clackety clack
Clackety clack, clackety clack
The wheels on the train, go clackety clack
All along the track.

More verses:
 The whistle… goes whoo, whoo, whoo
The conductor… says, “All Aboard”
The people … go bumpety, bump

Engine, Engine No. 9

Engine, engine number 9
Coming down Chicago Line
If the train goes off its track
Do you want your money back?
Yes? (sway to the side)
No? (sway to the other side)
Maybe so? (sway back and forth)

A little bit faster…

Chugga Chugga Choo Choo Goes the Freight Train

Chugga- chugga choo choo goes the freight train,
Chugga- chugga choo choo goes the freight train,
Chugga- chugga choo choo goes the freight train,
Uuuuuuup the hill!

Repeat with other ending: Doooown the track!

Changing Diaper

Tune of Frere Jacques
Changing diaper, changing diaper
Lots of fun, lots of fun
You’re no longer stinky, you’re no longer stinky
Nice clean bum, nice clean bum

Baby Sign Language

More Book Babies

FEBRUARY Book Babies + Toddler Time: Music & Movement

Music and movement can improve a child’s mood and help to reduce stress all while stimulating the formation of important brain connections. So, sing those lullabies, dance in the kitchen, play an instrument, and sing a book with your baby each and every day! ​ ​ Book...

JANUARY Book Babies + Toddler Time: Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs, dinosaurs, we love you! We love the way you stomp! We love the way you chomp! We love the way you soar! And, we especially love the way you, ROAR! There are so many things to do with your budding dinosaur. ​Book Babies: Wednesday @ 9:30am in Community Room...

NOVEMBER Book Babies + Toddler Time: Under the Sea

Glub! Glub! Glub! went the slippery little fish! Children love “diving” under the sea and meeting all the different creatures who reside in the deep blue ocean. In addition to the activities listed below, try filling a large container with water, possibly tinting it...

OCTOBER Book Babies + Toddler Time: Opposites

Children love learning about the world around them, and using concept words with compare/contrast are a great way to help them see things differently. So, try talking about movement, textures, feelings, etc. with its conceptual opposite such as, “Look at the car...

SEPTEMBER Book Babies + Toddler Time: Farm Animals

Let’s go to the farm! Some of the first sounds a child will make are the sounds of an animal like a cow. You can help him make a sound/image association with a DIY flip-the-flap picture book. Using a small spiral notebook, paste pictures of animals on every other page...

September Kids & Tween Events

Story TimeJoin Miss Gina, Grace, and Marybeth for Preschool Story Time, Toddler Time, and Book Babies! For September, we will have fun with the letter F and farm animals! Preschool Story Time is for ages 2-5 and meets Tuesdays at 10:30 AM and 6:30 PM or Wednesdays at...

JULY Book Babies + Toddler Time: Friends Forever

Let’s make friends! Toddlers and infants, despite their stage of individual play, can begin the process of making friends. Babies observe facial expressions. Toddlers begin learning how to share. All of these stages lead to social and emotional growth, so have fun...

JUNE Book Babies + Toddler Time: Let’s Watch the Weather Together!

Watching the weather change with the seasons can be fun for baby and you! When getting ready in the morning, talk about the weather and why baby is wearing warm pants and boots or a cool sun shirt, shorts and sandals. You can also associate the seasons to colors such...

July Kid & Tween Activities

CHESS AND GAME CLUB Learn the art of chess and other games from the master of fun and strategy, Nick Allison. Game supplies will be provided. Every Monday from 4:30-5:30 P.M. in the Community Room For ages 9-184TH OF JULY CLOSURE The Library will be closed Tuesday,...

APRIL Book Babies + Toddler Time: BUGS!

Bugs! Bugs! Bugs! Oh, how we love bugs in all their varieties and the nursery rhymes that accompany them! The Itsy Bitsy Spider, The Ants Go Marching, Little Arabella Miller, and The Bees in the Beehive are favorites of ours. Can you remember some “bug” songs from...

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