MARCH Book Babies + Toddler Time: MY BODY!

by | Mar 30, 2023 | Blog, Book Babies, Kid's Corner, Toddler Time | 0 comments

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


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. –


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

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