JANUARY Book Babies + Toddler Time: Dinosaurs

by | Jan 5, 2024 | Blog, Book Babies, Kid's Corner, Toddler Time | 0 comments

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

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


Being able to coordinate small muscles in hands and fingers enables children to hold things, cut with scissors, tie their shoes, and fasten buttons. “Where is thumbkin?” starts as a simple activity but soon develops into a complicated exercise as more fingers are used. Development of fine motor skills also helps children to write. ~Lambert


Sing “Where is Thumbkin?” with your child. Just sing the first verse using only your thumb. Then, when your child is old enough, she might enjoy singing all of the verses using the corresponding fingers.

Books Presented

Dinosaur Roar! by Henrietta Stickland

Dinosaur Roar! by Henrietta Stickland

Dinosaurs of every shape and size race, roar, and stomp through this colorful book of opposites. And where are all these silly-looking creatures off to? A dinosaur picnic, of course! These prehistoric pranksters and the simple, playful rhymes that accompany them will delight children everywhere. Dinosaur Roar! is an entertaining way to introduce preschoolers to the concept of opposites.

The Dinos on the Bus by Peter Millett

The Dinos on the Bus by Peter Millett

Hop on the bus with a rowdy bunch of dinosaurs, as they travel up and down, round and round, all through the land. A delightful reinvention of the classic “Wheels on the Bus” rhyme, this book is full of action-packed moments, dynamic illustrations, and is sure to take readers on a fun-filled adventure!
Shape by Shape by Suse MacDonald

Shape by Shape by Suse MacDonald

What am I?
I lived a long, long time ago.
I had round eyes…
lots of sharp teeth…

This new concept book from Caldecott Honor illustrator Suse MacDonald is sure to entertain children. As readers turn the brightly colored, die cut pages, shapes on each page come together to reveal a creature from long ago. Page by page, MacDonald’s bright, cut-paper, collage-style artwork transforms circles into eyes and triangles into scales until a familiar creature is revealed, with the aid of a large fold-out page, on the final spread.

Dinosaur Kisses by David Ezra Stein

Dinosaur Kisses by David Ezra Stein

An energetic young dinosaur figures out her own way to give a kiss.
Oh My Oh My Oh Dinosaurs! by Sandra Boynton

Oh My Oh My Oh Dinosaurs! by Sandra Boynton

Dinosaurs engage in such activities as sunbathing and creating art. On board pages with a die-cut cover.

Rumble, Rumble, Dinosaur by Katrina Charman

Rumble, Rumble, Dinosaur by Katrina Charman

Set to the tune of “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star”, join a host of different dinosaurs over the course of a day

Hello World! Dinosaurs by Jill McDonald

Hello World! Dinosaurs by Jill McDonald

All young children love dinosaurs. Now here’s a board book that teaches toddlers all about Triceratops, Stegosaurus, T-rex, and many more with colors, shapes, sizes, and super-simple facts.

Dinosaurs flap book


Babies and toddlers will enjoy lifting and looking under each felt flap and discovering a stomping, roaring dinosaur in this colourful and fun introduction to T. rex, Triceratops, and more!

Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays

Baby Dinosaur

Tune: Baby Bumblebee
I’m bringing home a baby* dinosaur,
Won’t my mommy hide beyond the door?
I’m bringing home a baby dinosaur,
Roar, roar, roar, roar!
*Red, blue, yellow… 

1, 2, 3 Baby on My Knee

1, 2, 3…baby’s on my knee.
Rooster crows and up she goes!
1, 2, 3…baby’s on my knee.
Rooster crows and down she goes!
1, 2, 3…baby’s on my knee.
Rooster crows and over she goes.
1, 2, 3…baby’s on my knee.
Rooster crows and in she goes.


One Dinosaur Went Out to Play

One dinosaur went out to play
On a giant fern one day
She had such enormous fun
That she called for another dinosaur to come:

Raise hands to cup mouth, and call loudly: Oh, Diiiiiiiiiinosaur!
(Slap hands on thighs to make “running” sounds.)

Two dinosaurs went out to play…
Three dinosaurs…
Four dinosaurs…

Five dinosaurs went out to play
On a giant fern one day
They had such enormous fun
That they played until the day was done!

Source: Mel’s Desk Baby Storytime

Tap Our Legs Together

Let’s tap our legs together, together, together.
Let’s tap our legs together ‘cause it’s fun to do.
(Repeat with other body parts)

Source: Pawling Library

Baby Sign Language

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