JULY Book Babies + Toddler Time: Friends Forever

by | Jul 12, 2023 | Blog, Book Babies, Kid's Corner, Toddler Time | 0 comments

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

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