NOVEMBER Book Babies + Toddler Time: Under the Sea

by | Nov 16, 2023 | Blog, Book Babies, Kid's Corner, Toddler Time | 0 comments

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 blue, and giving your toddler a turkey baster and bowls. Model for her how to squeeze the baster, fill it with water, and transfer it to the cup. This activity will help her develop fine motor skills and prepare her for writing in the future.

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

Library programs like this can be considered a child’s first class. Encouraging personal interactions with a group leader help children develop a positive attitude toward learning. When a leader shows appreciation to a child when she successfully completes a task (through clapping or encouraging words), the child feels pride and gains confidence in her abilities. These positive experiences of learning in a group setting at a young age help children form an enthusiastic attitude toward learning in a classroom setting. ~Lambert

Activity

Visit the library or another early learning facility for an organized program such as Toddler Time or Book Babies. After your child participates in an activity, praise him for his involvement and how he followed directions, even if it’s one small action. Then encourage him to show appreciation for the presenter at the end.

Books Presented

Ten Little Fish by Audrey Wood

Ten Little Fish by Audrey Wood

Follow ten little fish as they swim along a beautiful ocean reef, one by one departing from the school for different reasons, eventually leaving one fellow all alone. What will he do? Along comes another, and that makes two! Soon he becomes a father and she becomes a mother–with ten little children of their own. The rhyming text helps readers go from one to ten and back again, and each illustration pops with all the color and depth of an underwater playground.

I'm the Biggest Thing in the Ocean by Kevin Sherry

I'm the Biggest Thing in the Ocean by Kevin sherry

When a giant squid takes inventory of all of the creatures in the ocean, he realizes that he’s way bigger than most of them! Of course, there are bigger things lurking around . . . but maybe this giant squid with a giant touch of hubris doesn’t really care?
Somewhere in the Ocean by Jennifer Ward

Somewhere in the Ocean by Jennifer Ward

A counting book in rhyme presents various marine animals and their children, from a mother manatee and her little calf one to a mother octopus and her little babies ten. Numerals are hidden in each illustration.

Dude! by Aaron Reynolds

Dude! by Aaron Reynolds

 
A platypus and a beaver who love surfing encounter a shark — with unexpected results. Using just the one word “dude” this almost wordless picture book shows how much gnarly fun the dudes have surfing together.
Little White Fish by Guido van Genechten

Little White Fish by Guido van Genechten

Little White Fish is crying. He can’t find his mommy. While looking for her he sees all sorts of animals: a red crab, an orange starfish, a yellow snail, a green turtle, a blue whale and a purple octopus. But none of them are his mommy! Then he sees his mommy, and she has all the same colors as Little White Fish.

Well Done, Little White Fish by Guido van Genechten

Well Done, Little White Fish by Guido van Genechten

When he sees the special talents of his friends, Little White Fish wonders what special thing he can do.

Poor Little Guy by Elanna Allen

Poor Little Guy by Elanna Allen

An octopus gets a big surprise when he chooses to pick on a tiny fish in the ocean

Secret Seahorse by Stella Blackstone

Secret Seahorse by Stella Blackstone

A sea horse leads the reader past coral reefs and underwater creatures to a sea horse family hidden in a cave. Includes notes on coral reefs and various marine animals.

Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays

The Ocean Song

Oh the ocean is great and the ocean is grand.
There are lots of tall ships and very little land.
And we sleep down deep in a hammock near the floor
And this is what we do when we go out the door:
We ride the waves going up, we ride the waves going down
We ride the waves going up, we ride the waves going down
We ride the waves going up, we ride the waves going down
And we turn around.

Credit: Verona Storytime

Slippery Fish

Slippery fish, slippery fish, sliding through the water,
Slippery fish, slippery fish, Gulp, Gulp, Gulp!
Oh, no! It’s been eaten by an …

Octopus, octopus, squiggling in the water
Octopus, octopus, Gulp, Gulp, Gulp!
Oh, no! It’s been eaten by a …

Tuna fish, tuna fish, flashing in the water,
Tuna fish, tuna fish, Gulp, Gulp, Gulp!
Oh, no! It’s been eaten by a …

Great white shark, great white shark, lurking in the water,
Great white shark, great white shark, Gulp, Gulp, Gulp!
Oh, no! It’s been eaten by a …

Humongous whale, humongous whale, spouting in the water,
Humongous whale, humongous whale,
Gulp! … Gulp! … Gulp! … BURP!
(Cover your mouth.) Excuse me!

Credit: Laptime Songs

 

Five Little Riders

Five little riders on a nice fall day,
Jumped on their ponies and rode far away.

They galloped in the meadow.
They galloped up a hill. (lift)
They galloped so fast,
That they all took a spill. (tip over)

Credit: Jbrary

Bubble, Bubble, Pop!

One little red fish
Swimming in the water,
Swimming in the water,
Swimming in the water.

One little red fish
Swimming in the water,
Bubble, bubble, bubble, bubble…POP!

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