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

by | Jul 6, 2023 | Blog, Book Babies, Kid's Corner, Toddler Time | 0 comments

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


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


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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