Toddler Time and Book Babies – June 22 and 24

Toddler Time and Book Babies – June 22 and 24

Toddler Time and Book Babies – June 22 and 24

Toddler Time and Book Babies – June 22 and 24, 2020

Toddler Time for ages 10 to 23 months – 9:45 am Mondays (June 22)

Book Babies for ages 0 to 9 months – 9:45 am Wednesdays (June 24)

 

Bibbidi-bobbidi… WHO? Do you know the magic words to be a prince or a princess for a day? If you don’t say the proper magic words, you might turn into a dog, cat, duck, or frog!

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!

Books Presented

Spot Goes to the Farm
by Eric Hill

Spot searches for new babies among the farm animals, each of which greets him with its own distinctive noise. Movable flaps conceal portions of the illustrations.

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Tickle the Duck!
by Ethan Long

In this hilarious touch-and-feel book, a cranky duck dares children to tickle his soft stomach, his hairy armpit, his rubbery foot-and reacts uproariously each time.

The Wide-Mouthed Frog
by Keith Faulkner

From the Okefenokee Swamp comes a frog with a wide mouth that he just loves to use. He’s particularly interested in the eating habits of other creatures found in the great outdoors–that is, of course, until he comes upon a big green one with lots of teeth who finds wide-mouthed frogs simply delicious.

Princess Baby
by Karen Katz

Poor baby, no one calls her by her real name! “I am not a buttercup, or a giggly goose. I am not a cupcake. Please don’t call me Little Lamb, and never ever Gum Drop,” she insists.

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Sleep Tight, Snow White
by Jen Arena

Bedtime rhymes for nursery rhyme and fairy tale characters.

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That’s Not My Princess
by Fiona Watt

Young readers may touch various pieces of clothing and articles, such as bows, tiaras, and sashes, that are not the one someone is looking for, until the right picture appears.

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Diaper Changing Songs and Fingerplays

Diaper Changing: You’re My Little Baby, Soft and Sweet

(Tune: I’m a Little Teapot)

You’re my little baby
So soft and sweet
Here are your hands
Here are your feet
I’ll watch you clap your hands
And tap your feet
I love you baby
So soft and sweet

 

Let’s Tap Our Feet Together

(Tune: The More We Get Together)

Let’s tap our feet together, together, together,
Let’s tap our feet together
It’s so fun to do.

(Additional verses):
Clap our hands . . .
Touch our nose . . .
Blink our eyes . . .

Where is Thumbkin (Royal family edition)

Thumb: King
Pointer: Queen
Middle Finger: Prince
Ring Finger: Princess
Pinky Finger: Royal Baby

Songs and Rhymes

Ten Little Puppies

One little, two little, three little puppies,
Four little, five little, six little puppies,
Seven little, eight little, nine little puppies,
Ten puppies bark like this – “Woof, Woof!”

In the Morning

When Cats get up in the morning they always say MEOW
When Cats get up in the morning they always say meow
And what do cats say?

The Grand Old Duke of York

The Grand Old Duke of York
The Grand Old Duke of York
He had ten thousand men.
He marched them up to the top of the hill
And marched them down again!

And when they’re up, they’re up.
And when they’re down, they’re down.
And when they’re only half-way up,
They’re neither up nor down!

He marched them to the left
He marched them to the right.
He marched them to the top of the hill
And marched them out of sight.

– Traditional

Five Little Ducks

Galumph went the Little Green Frog

Craft Activity

Tower

Build a tower with cups, blocks, or other materials.

Drop and Watch from the “Tower”

Babies love to throw things from a higher perch such as their high chair or Grandma’s lap. Watching things fall is actually teaching them cause and effect. Try giving them toys in their high chair and sit below on the floor. Then have them toss or hand the toys to you. TALK about up & down with them.

- Baby Play

Signing Songs

“Sleep”

(tune “The Farmer in Dell)
We ask to go to SLEEP,
we ask to go to SLEEP.
(Open hand at top of head, pull down and bring fingers together)
When it’s time to go to bed,
we ask to go to SLEEP.

“Bed”

(tune “The Farmer in Dell)
We ask for BED like this,
we ask for BED like this.
(Lay head on back of hands and lean to side)
When we’re tired and want a nap,
we ask for BED like this.

“Up”

You can use this sign with the Grand Old Duke of York rhyme above.

“Down

You can use this sign with the Grand Old Duke of York rhyme above.

Early Literacy Tip and Activity:

Tip

Using concept words with your children helps to expand their vocabulary. Children need a large vocabulary to be able to learn to read and, just as important, to understand what they read, We want them to learn not only that fire is hot and ice is cold but also that hot and cold are opposites. Concept words show relationships between things.

- Lambert

Activity

Recite “The Grand Old Duke of York.” Do it as a knee bounce, bringing knees up for “up” and down for “down,” and then read a book that introduces concepts, such as size, opposites, etc.

Additional Books

Olivia’s Opposites
by Ian Falconer

Olivia the piglet introduces the concept of opposites by demonstrating word pairs.

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The Prince and the Potty
by Wendy Cheyette Lewison

When the young prince refuses to use his potty, the king and queen are afraid he will wear diapers all his life, until the Royal Wise Man suggests an unlikely solution.

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Opposites
by Sandra Boynton

Takes a child through pairs of opposite words.

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Toddler Time and Book Babies – June 15 and 17, 2020

Toddler Time and Book Babies – June 15 and 17, 2020

Toddler Time and Book Babies – June 15 and 17, 2020

Toddler Time and Book Babies – June 15 and 17, 2020

Toddler Time for ages 10 to 23 months – 9:45 am Mondays (June 15)

Book Babies for ages 0 to 9 months – 9:45 am Wednesdays (June 17)

 

Summer Reading 2020 is here! We are going to “Imagine Your Story” this year. So, find your imagination. sprinkle magic dust, and you will find… Dragons! Madison Library District is open. Come on in and check out some of these books when you sign up for Summer Reading.

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!

Books Presented

The Oh So Brave Dragon
by David Kirk

Dragon knows he is supposed to be brave and is ready to try out his fearsome roar, but when he hears something that scares him, he turns to his forest friends for help in finding the noise and renewing his courage.

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Dragons Are Real!
by Holly Hatam

This Mythical Creatures Are Real! board book offers babies and toddlers a glimpse into the colorful, whimsical world of dragons. Discover what makes them so magical! Moonlight and courage and sparks, oh my! That’s what dragons are made of.

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That’s Not My Dragon
by Fiona Watt

A toddler searches for a specific dragon in this book in the groundbreaking “That’s not my…” series. It combines bright, colorful illustrations with a variety of different textures to touch and feel.

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Little Dragon and the New Baby
by Deborah Cuneo

Can Little Dragon ever get used to the idea of being a big brother?

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Good Night, Little Dragons
by Leigh Ann Tyson

What do little dragons do before going to bed? They brush their fangs, take a bath, and breathe fire, of course!

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Hush, Little Dragon
by Boni Ashburn

Adorable dragons search for a bedtime snack in this picture book set to the tune of “Hush, Little Baby.” Baby and Mama dragon are almost ready to settle in for the night. But Baby can’t sleep until he gets a treat, so together they search for one in a beautifully detailed village. But there are so many options to choose from!

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Scarf Songs and Bouncing Rhymes

Dragon in the Cave

There’s a dragon in the cave
Sitting so still.
Will he come out?
Yes, he will!

Here’s a dragon in my hand,
Sitting so still.
Will he blow fire?
Yes, he will!

– Traditional w/ adjustments

Swing Your Dragon Tail

Turn around once and swing your dragon tail.
Turn around twice and flap your wings like sails.
Turn around three times, stomp your feet and roar.
Jump up high and then sit down on the floor.

– Jacksonville Public Library

Dragon Pokey

(version of Hokey Pokey)

You put your right claw in,
You put your right claw out,
You put your right claw in,
And you shake it all about,
You do the dragon pokey
and you turn yourself around
That what it’s all about.

… left claw
…tail
… dragon self

– Jacksonville Public Library

Breathing Fire

(tune: London Bridges)

Little Dragon, breathing fire
Breathing fire, breathing fire
Little dragon breathing fire
Little dragon!

…toward the ground
…on your head!
…on your nose
….in the sky!

– Jacksonville Public Library

The Grand Old Duke of York

The Grand Old Duke of York
The Grand Old Duke of York
He had ten thousand men.
He marched them up to the top of the hill
And marched them down again!

And when they’re up, they’re up.
And when they’re down, they’re down.
And when they’re only half-way up,
They’re neither up nor down!

He marched them to the left
He marched them to the right.
He marched them to the top of the hill
And marched them out of sight.

– Traditional

Craft Activity

Fire Breathing Dragon Tube

This fire breathing dragon made from a toilet paper roll is an easy kids craft that uses simple craft supplies. When you blow into the end of the tube the tissue paper looks like flames coming out of the dragon’s mouth. You can also use this dragon tube with a scarf instead of the tissue paper. Let your toddler “pull” the fire from the dragon’s mouth!

“Dragon” Search Oatmeal Sensory Bin

Sensory play builds nerve connections in the brain’s pathways, which lead to the child’s ability to complete more complex learning tasks. Try filling a large pan or bowl with oatmeal and “hiding” small dragons (dinosaurs) in their caves. Encourage your toddler to find the dragons with their hands, or using a spoon and cup.

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Signing Songs

“Sleep”

(tune “The Farmer in Dell)
We ask to go to SLEEP,
we ask to go to SLEEP.
(Open hand at top of head, pull down and bring fingers together)
When it’s time to go to bed,
we ask to go to SLEEP.

“Bed”

(tune “The Farmer in Dell)
We ask for BED like this,
we ask for BED like this.
(Lay head on back of hands and lean to side)
When we’re tired and want a nap,
we ask for BED like this.

Early Literacy Tip and Activity:

Tip

It takes longer for children who are just learning to talk to respond to our questions. This happens because four different parts of the brain have to work together for your child to form a response to what you say. We need to be patient and wait anywhere from 5 to 12 seconds for children to respond. That feels like a long time because adults usually respond in about 2 seconds. The extra time you give children allows them the practice they need to respond more quickly over time.

Lambert

“Read and Describe” Activity

Read aloud a book that has large, colorful illustrations and a very short text. after reading the book, turn to a page and point to an item in a picture. Ask, “What’s this?’ Wait for your child to respond and talk about what is happening in the picture.

Toddler Time and Book Babies – May 11 and 13, 2020

Toddler Time and Book Babies – May 11 and 13, 2020

Toddler Time and Book Babies – May 11 and 13, 2020

Toddler Time and Book Babies – May 11 and 13, 2020

Toddler Time for ages 10 to 23 months – 9:45 am Mondays (May 11)

Book Babies for ages 0 to 9 months – 9:45 am Wednesdays (May 13)

Look down the tracks… the animal train is rolling by again this week, and what is that in the forest car? It’s a bear, an owl, and a skunk.

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!

Books Presented

Peek-a-Whoo Too?
by Elsa Mroziewicz

A triangular board book may seem unusual, but Peek-A-Who?, with its cleverly shaped lift-the-flaps, garnered fans from across the children’s book world.

Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See?
by Bill Martin Jr.

In Baby Bear’s quest to find his mother, he discovers many other forest creatures along the way. Try singing the text of this adorable book the melody of “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.”

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All the Little Fathers
by Margaret Wise Brown

Animals have fathers, just like you. Fathers that play with them, care for them, and love them. All the fathers are looking after their children in this fun and playful story by Margaret Wise Brown.

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I’m Not Cute!
by Jonathan Allen

Little Owl wants to be strong, smart, brave, fearsome and NOT cute. Luckily his wise mother comes through and lets her little one know that he is everything he wants to be, and just a little bit adorable too.

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Forest Adventure
by Tony Mitton

Young children will love lacing up their hiking boots and joining Bird, Mouse, and Rabbit as they take a walk through a North American evergreen forest to meet some truly amazing animals!

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Trains Chug
by Rebecca Glaser

Zoom! Chug, chug! HONK! Babies and toddlers will delight in repeating the sounds of popular vehicles and animals in our board book series. Well-composed photographs highlight the real things little ones see in their world, providing a beautiful first nonfiction experience.

Bouncing and Diaper Changing Rhymes

Bouncing: Ride the Train

(Tune: Row, Row Your Boat)
Ride, ride, ride the train
Up and down the track.
Clickety, clickety, clickety clack
When will you be back?

Ride, ride, ride the train
Slowly down the track.
Clickety, clickety, clickety clack
When will you be back?

Ride, ride, ride the train
Quickly down the track.
Clickety, clickety, clickety clack
When will you be back?

-Traditional

Diaper Changing: The Little Train

The little train went up the track,
It went “Toot-toot” and then it chugged back.
Another train went up the track,
It went “Toot-toot” and then it chugged back.
Two little trains went up the track,
They went “Toot-toot” and then they chugged back.

-Lambert

Diaper Changing: Round the Garden

Round and round the garden
(draw a circle on your baby’s tummy)
Goes the teddy bear.
One step, two steps…
(walk your fingers up his chest)
Tickle him under there!
(tickle under his chin)

– www.pampers.com/en-us/baby/activities/article/fingerplays-for-preschoolers

Movement Songs and Fingerplays

If You’re Ever in a Forest

If You’re Ever in the Forest
(Tune: Did You Ever See a Lassie?)

If you’re ever in the forest,
The forest, the forest,
If you’re ever in the forest,
You might see some deer
A young one and an old one,
And some that can quickly run. (Run in place.)
If you’re ever in the forest,
You might see some deer.

If you’re ever in the forest,
The forest, the forest,
If you’re ever in the forest,
You might see some rabbits. 
They hop here, and they hop there, (Jump like rabbits.)
they hop, hop, hop everywhere.
If you’re ever in the forest,
You might see some rabbits.


You might hear some birds.

A tweet here, and a tweet there, 
they are flying around everywhere. (Fly like bird.)
If you’re ever in the forest.
You might hear some birds.


You might see some squirrels.
They are high up, and over there, 
they climb up the trees everywhere.
 (Pretend to climb up a tree.)
If you’re ever in the forest.
You might see some squirrels.


You’ll surely see lots of trees.
There are tall ones and short ones, 
(Stretch high, and then get low.)
and young ones and old ones.
If you’re ever in the forest.
You surely see lots of tree.

~ Adapted by Jolanda Garcia, KidsSoup Inc.

Two Little Black Bears

2 Little black bears sitting on a hill.
One named Jack, the other named Jill.
Run away Jack, run away Jill.
Come back Jack, come back Jill.

Two little black bears digging in the snow.
One name Quick, the other named Slow.
Run away Quick, Run away Slow.
Come back Quick, come back Slow.

Two little black bears feeling very proud.
One named Soft, the other named Loud.
Run away Soft, run away Loud.
Come back Soft, come back Loud.

-Jbrary.com

The Train Wheels Are Rolling

1. There’s an animal train coming down the track,
Hear those wheels go clickety clack.

Chorus: And the train wheels are rolling, Rolling rolling rolling,
And the train wheels are rolling, rolling right along.

2. There’s a forest car where the animals ride,
There’s an owl, deer, and a skunk inside.

3. In the forest car where the animals ride,
There’s a fox, turkey and a bear inside.

4. Now the animal train’s going down the track,
Hear those wheels go clickety clack.

– Kathy Reid-Naiman

Craft Activity

DIY Lift the Flap Post-It book

Toddlers love lift-the-flap books. You can create your own with your toddler’s favorite board book. Place Post-It notes on strategic places in the book, perhaps over the face of an animal, and talk with your toddler about who or what is hiding under the flap. Then they can pull it off themselves and see the surprise!

Bottle Roll

Coax your crawler a little more with this fun activity. Just fill a clear bottle partially with beans or grains and roll it across the floor in front of your baby. Make sure the top is tightly secured. Then show him how to roll it back and forth himself. This “play” helps develop eye-hand coordination, fine motor skills, and gross motor skills.

Baby Play

Signing Songs

“Milk”

(tune “The Farmer in Dell)
We ask for MILK like this,
we ask for MILK like this.
(squeeze fingers together to make a fist)
When we’re thirsty and want a drink,
we ask for MILK like this.

“Food”

(tune “The Farmer in Dell)
We ask for food like this,
we ask for food like this.
(Bring fingers together & up to mouth)
When we’re hungry and need a snack,
we ask for food like this.

Early Literacy Tip and Activity:

Tip

Between the ages of 1-3, children make big leaps in vocabulary and learn about letters, shapes, colors, weather, animals, seasons. This can be strengthened through books. Choose books with many pictures your child can point to and name.

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“Talk & Read” Activity

Let your child choose a book. Talk about the pictures. Point to items and name them. Then ask your child to name them with you and praise your child for their response.

Additional Books

From

Toast by Book Dash

Mama’s Little Bears
by Nancy Tafuri

One afternoon, Mama is teaching her three Little Bears how to fish. But in a forest full of surprises, the cubs are too curious to stay in one place for very long! Every rock and tree offers a new, exciting discovery, drawing Little Bears further and further away from the river. Yet no matter where they wander, Little Bears are never too far from their Mama’s watchful eye.

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Toddler Time and Book Babies – May 11 and 13, 2020

Toddler Time and Book Babies – May 4 and 6, 2020

Toddler Time and Book Babies – May 4 and 6, 2020

Toddler Time and Book Babies –May 4 and 6, 2020

Toddler Time for ages 10 to 23 months – 9:45 am Mondays (May 4)

Book Babies for ages 0 to 9 months – 9:45 am Wednesdays (May 6)

In the month of May…

…we will hop on the animal train and sing a song to help the train keep “rolling, rolling, rolling.”

This week, we visited the jungle car and met a lot of animals from the jungle like monkeys, lizards, birds, and even a tiger!

Early Literacy Tip and Activity:

Tip

Young children are often fascinated by trains. Reciting rhymes, reading books about trains together, waving at trains as they pass, and looking at toy trains in magazines and store windows are all ways to extend this interest. 

-- Lambert

Activity

As you say the rhyme, The Little Train”, walk your fingers up one side of baby’s body, starting with toes and gently tap “toot” on the top of baby’s head and tickle him while coming down. Repeat using the other foot, and repeat again walking fingers up both sides of baby’s body ending with a giant tickle!

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!

Books Presented

That’s Not My Monkey!
by Fiona Watt

While looking for the right monkey, the reader explores a variety of textures soft, velvety, smooth, hairy, fuzzy and fluffy.

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Kookaburra
by Steven Anderson

For more than 80 years, Austrialian kids have sang a song about a laughing bird called a kookaburra and now U.S. kids do too!

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Hug
by Jez Alborough

Bobo the chimp seeks hugs among various jungle animals and their young, but he does not get what he wants until he is reunited with his own parent.

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My Jungle Pop-up Book
by Gill Davies

Visit the animals of the jungle in this fun pop-up book!

 

Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays

Ride the Train

(Sung to Row, Row Your Boat)
Ride, ride, ride the train
Up and down the track.
Clickety, clickety, clickety clack
When will you be back?

Ride, ride, ride the train
Slowly down the track.
Clickety, clickety, clickety clack
When will you be back?

Ride, ride, ride the train
Quickly down the track.
Clickety, clickety, clickety clack
When will you be back?

-Traditional

Bumpin’ up & Down

Bumpin’ up and down in the animal train
Bumpin’ up and down in the animal train
Bumpin’ up and down in the animal train.
Won’t you be my darlin’?

Swinging with the monkeys in the animal train…
Snapping with the crocs in the animal train…
Creeping with ants in the animal train…
Yawning with the sloths in the animal train..

-Traditional

The Train Wheels are Rolling

1. There’s an animal train coming down the track,
Hear those wheels go clickety clack.

Chorus: And the train wheels are rolling,
Rolling rolling rolling,
And the train wheels are rolling, rolling right along.

2. There’s a forest car where the animals ride,
There’s monkeys and snakes and a tiger inside.

3. In the jungle car where the animals ride,
There’s a toucan, caiman, and lizard inside.

4. Now the little red train’s going down the track,
Hear those wheels go clickety clack.

When Jungle Animals Get Up in the Morning!

(Sing to the tune of “For He’s a Jolly Good Fellow”)

When snakes get up in the morning,
When snakes get up in the morning,
When snakes get up in the morning,
They always say, “Hiss-hiss!”
They always say, “Hiss-hiss!”
They always say, “Hiss-hiss!”
When snakes get up in the morning,
They always say, “Hiss-hiss!”

When monkeys get up in the morning….they always say, “Eee!Eee!”
When elephants get up in the morning….they always go: Stomp-stomp!
When lions get up in the morning….they always say, “ROOOAAAR!”
When sloths gets up in the morning….they don’t do much at all!
(Hee, hee!)

-http://tcpl-kids.blogspot.com/2016/04/toddler-storytime-jungle.html

Diaper Changing Songs

The Little Train

The little train went up the track,
It went “Toot-toot” and then it chugged back.
Another train went up the track,
It went “Toot-toot” and then it chugged back.
Two little trains went up the track,
The went “Toot-toot” and then they chugged back.

– Lambert

Rain on the Rooftop

Rain on your belly button*
Rain on your knees.
Rain on your curly head.
But NOT on me!

*Rain on your little ears…
Rain on your little nose…

Craft Activities

Give your toddler some tube pasta and help her thread them on a chenille stem or shoelace to form a snake. This activity is not only fun, but it helps toddlers to develop eye-hand coordination and fine motor skills.

You can turn just about toy into a pull-along toy train. Simply attach a piece of yarn or a shoelace to your baby’s toy or the arm of his stuffed animal, and encourage your little one to give it a tug. Say, “Toot-toot” as you help him to pull it along. He’ll be delighted to see the effect of pulling his toy on a string! As he begins to crawl, put the string just out of his reach so that he has to move to grab it and reel-in his toy.

Signing Songs

(tune “The Farmer in Dell”)

“Milk”

(tune “The Farmer in Dell)
We ask for MILK like this,
we ask for MILK like this.
(squeeze fingers together to make a fist)
When we’re thirsty and want a drink,
we ask for MILK like this.

“Food”

(tune “The Farmer in Dell)
We ask for food like this,
we ask for food like this.
(Bring fingers together & up to mouth)
When we’re hungry and need a snack,
we ask for food like this.

Additional Books

Shongololo’s Shoes by Book Dash 

Hippo Wants to Dance by Book Dash 

Toddler Time and Book Babies – May 11 and 13, 2020

Toddler Time and Book Babies – April 27 and 29, 2020

Toddler Time and Book Babies – April 27 and 29, 2020

Toddler Time and Book Babies – April 27 and 29, 2020

Toddler Time for ages 10 to 23 months – 9:45 am Mondays (April 27)

Book Babies for ages 0 to 9 months – 9:45 am Wednesdays (April 29)

The rain in Spring seems to awaken the world outside and the mind of a child.

This week during online Book Babies and Toddler Time, we read books about Spring and rain. We also played with scarves. If you don’t have see thru scarves, a handkerchief, or even light fabric cut into squares will increase their sensory awareness when you play with them.

Remember to sing, talk, read, write, and play with your child every day!

Early Literacy Tip and Activity:

Tip

Scarves are a great way to “play” with your toddler and baby. It enhances their development and builds positive sensory moror skills. “Play allows children to use their creativity while developing their imagination, dexterity, and physical, cognitive, and emotional strength. Play is important to healthy brain development.”

https://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/119/1/182

Activity

  • Swaying scarves along with music can encourage self-regulation skills.
  • Playing peek-a-boo helps develop object permanence.
  • Tossing scarves back-and-forth develops fine motor skills.
  • Using scarves to hide objects helps develop focus and memory skills.
  • Dancing with scarves as they follow cues enhancing listening skills.
  • Try these activities from First Things First

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!

Books Presented

Bears and Blossoms
by Shirley Parenteau

When Big Brown Bear and the four little bears notice that the trees are shimmering in the wind with spring blooms, they know just how to spend the day: a picnic.

Five Little Ducks
by Raffi

This lovely counting song will invoke squeals of delight from babies and toddlers. They’ll love counting down as first five little ducks, then four, then three, then two, then one go out to play, not to return.

Kitten’s Spring
by Eugenie Fernandes

It’s a bright spring day in the farmyard and Kitten is meeting all sorts of animals and their young, including frogs and tadpoles, owls and owlets and many more.

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The Ants Go Marching
by Priscilla Burris

Preschoolers will delight in this fun, repetitious rhyme with adorable ant characters. Watch as they march one by one, two by two, and all the way up to five by five toward a surprise ending!

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Baby Loves Spring
by Karen Katz

It’s springtime and Baby is taking a walk. What does Baby see?
Who is tweeting in the tree?
Look! It’s baby robins!

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Bouncing Rhymes

Dickery Dean

What is the matter with Dickery Dean? (Bounce on knee)
He Jumped right into the washing machine. (Lift up baby).
Chug, chug,chug,chug, chug, chug, chug, chug, (Bounce with turn)
Nothing’s the matter with Dickery Dean.
He jumped in dirty (Lift up baby) and he came out clean. (Hug baby)

-Jbrary.com

Rain is Falling

Rain is falling down, splash!
Rain is falling down, splash!
Pitter, patter, pitter, patter.
Rain is falling down, splash!
Sun is peeking out, peek-a-boo!
Sun is peeking out, peek-a-boo!
Peeking here, peeking there,
Sun is peeking out, peek-a-boo!

-Jbrary.com

Scarf Songs and Rhymes

Jack in the Box

Jack in the box sits so still.
Will he come out?
Yes, he will!

-Traditional

The Rain

Pitter-patter raindrops,
falling from the sky.
here is my umbrella
To keep me safe and dry.
When the rain is over
And the sun begins to glow,
Little flowers start to bud
And grow & grow & grow.

-I’m a Little Teapot by Jane Cobb

Popcorn Kernels

(Tune: Frere Jacques)
Popcorn kernels (wave scarves overhead)
Popcorn kernels
In the pot (bunch scarves up in fists)
In the pot
Shake it, shake it, shake it (shake fists)
Shake it, shake it, shake it
Til they pop (throw scarves)
Til they pop

-Jbrary.com

Rain on the Rooftop

Rain on the green grass
Rain on the tree.
Rain on the rooftop.
But NOT on me!

Rain on the dog…
Rain on the cat…
Rain on the elephant…

~ Traditional

Craft Activities

Craft Activity

Thread scarves or cut up tights through a cardboard tube and let Baby pull it through from the other side. Show them how this is “in” & “out”. It also teaches the elementary procedure of cause and effect; if I pull this way, the end of the scarf will also move in the same direction.

Craft Activity

Cut pieces of fabric or an old shirt into squares and push them into an empty tissue box. Baby will love pulling them out and learning to put them back in. This also teaches the concept of “in” and “out” and encourages fine motor development.

Signing Songs

(tune “The Farmer in Dell”)

“Play”

We love to PLAY like this,
we love to PLAY like this.
When we’re happy and want some fun,
we love to play like this.

“Good Job”

We say GOOD JOB like this,
we say GOOD JOB like this.
When we’ve done something very well,
we say GOOD JOB like this.

Additional Books

Babybug Magazine
March 2015

Read this wonderful magazine aimed at the smallest members of the family.  This issue is all about Spring!

Click to Read This Issue

Catch a Ride on Raindrops by Storyweaver 

Little Blue Truck’s Springtime
by Alice Schertle

Celebrate the beauty of springtime with Little Blue Truck! Young fans will love finding all sorts of baby animals beneath the flaps in this delightful novelty board book.

Find it in our Catalog

Toddler Time and Book Babies – May 11 and 13, 2020

Toddler Time and Book Babies – April 20 and 22, 2020

Toddler Time and Book Babies – April 20 and 22, 2020

Toddler Time and Book Babies – April 20 and 22, 2020

Toddler Time for ages 10 to 23 months – 9:45 am Mondays (April 20)

Book Babies for ages 0 to 9 months – 9:45 am Wednesdays (April 22)

This week we read books and sang songs about crocodiles, clocks, love, and hugs.

 We also played with homemade shakers. Baby’s and toddlers enjoy shaking things or listening to the rhythm of sound.

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!

Books Presented

I Spy With My Little Eye
by Edward Gibbs

Peeking through the pages, children will be able to spot a different colored animal every time, and guess what it is using a simple, factual clue.

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Do Crocs Kiss?
by Salina Yoon

Do crocs cry? Do crocs clap? All I know is crocs go . . . SNAP!

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Mommy Loves
by Anne Gutman and Georg Hallensleben

Animal babies are so adorable that their mommies can’t help but cuddle and love them. In this celebration of parental love, each mommy shows how much she loves her baby in her own special way.

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Little Things Give the Loveliest Hugs
by Mark Sperring

In this tender celebration of love, you’ll find the sweetest bug hug, the cutest fox cuddle, and the gentlest elephant embrace you’ve ever seen.

Bouncing Rhymes

The Grandfather Clock

The grandfather clock goes:
“Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock, tick tock,”
(Sway baby slowly from side to side)
The kitchen clock goes:
“Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock, tick tock,”
(Sway a little faster)
And Mommy’s little watch goes:
“Tick-tick-tick-tick-tick-tick!” (Give a tickle)
Stop!

~ https://storytimerhymes.wordpress.com/tag/clocks/

Shaker and Movement Songs

Going to Kentucky

We’re going to Kentucky,
We’re going to the fair.
We’ll see a señorita with flowers in her hair,
Oh, shake it, shake it, shake it! Shake it if you can.
Shake it like a milkshake and drop it in the can!
Oh, wobble to the bottom,
Wobble to the top,
And turn around and turn around until you make a stop!

~ Traditional

Everyone Can Shake

Everyone can shake, shake, shake
Everyone can shake, shake, shake
Everyone can shake, shake, shake
And now let’s make a stop.
Everyone can tap… clap… wave.

-Jbrary.com

Muffin Man

Do you know the muffin man,
the muffin man, the muffin man?
Do you know the muffin man,
he lives on Drury Lane.
Yes I know muffin man, the muffin man,
the muffin man!
He lives on Drury Lane!
Ice cream… Fruit stand…

~ Traditional

Crocodile, Crocodile

Crocodile, crocodile
Long and green
Crocodile, crocodile
Teeth so mean
Snapping at a fly
Snapping at a bee
Snapping at a frog
But you can’t catch me!

– Traditional

I’ve Gotta Shake, Shake, Shake My Sillies Out

I’ve gotta shake, shake, shake my sillies out
Shake, shake, shake my sillies out
Shake, shake, shake my sillies out
And wiggle my waggles away!

I’ve gotta clap, clap, clap my crazies out
Clap, clap, clap my crazies out
Clap, clap, clap my crazies out
And wiggle my waggles away!

I’ve gotta jump, jump, jump my jiggles out
Jump, jump, jump my jiggles out
Jump, jump, jump my jiggles out
And wiggle my waggles away!

I’ve gotta yawn, yawn, yawn my sleepies out
Yawn, yawn, yawn my sleepies out
Yawn, yawn, yawn my sleepies out
And wiggle my waggles away!

I’ve gotta shake, shake, shake my sillies out
Shake, shake, shake my sillies out
Shake, shake, shake my sillies out
And wiggle my waggles away
And wiggle my waggles away!

-Raffi

Craft Activity

Help your child learn to tell time with these fun pretend watches made from a cardboard toilet paper tube.

Signing Songs

(tune “The Farmer in Dell”)

“Play”

We love to PLAY like this,
we love to PLAY like this.
When we’re happy and want some fun,
we love to play like this.

“Good Job”

We say GOOD JOB like this,
we say GOOD JOB like this.
When we’ve done something very well,
we say GOOD JOB like this.

Early Literacy Tip and Activity:

Tip

The use of small percussion instruments such as bells, rhythm sticks, shakers, and drums helps children with muscular development and coordination.

Activity

Find, fill, and seal a plastic egg, clean vitamin bottle, or something similar for a homemade shaker. Sing and shake familiar songs together such as, “If You’re Happy and You Know it give a shake.” You can make other “percussion” instruments at home like the bottom of a bowl, or a couple of wooden spoons or chopsticks.

Additional Books

From

Maddie Moona’s Menagerie by Book Dash

The Black and White Baby Adventure Book by Jade Maitre 

I Woke Up One Morning by Mary Luciano

Toddler Time and Book Babies – May 11 and 13, 2020

Toddler Time and Book Babies – April 13 and 15, 2020

Toddler Time and Book Babies – April 13 and 15, 2020

Toddler Time and Book Babies – April 13 and 15, 2020

Toddler Time for ages 10 to 23 months – 9:45 am Mondays (April 13)

Book Babies for ages 0 to 9 months – 9:45 am Wednesdays (April 15)

In April, we will read books and have activities about things that are lost and found, Spring, crocodiles, and clocks!

We will also learn a new song about the things children need every day for to help them become a happy lifelong learners! These things are: Sing, Talk, Read, Write, and Play.

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!

Knee Bounces

The Grandfather Clock

The grandfather clock goes:
“Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock, tick tock,”
(Sway baby slowly from side to side)
The kitchen clock goes:
“Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock, tick tock,”
(Sway a little faster)
And Mommy’s little watch goes:
“Tick-tick-tick-tick-tick-tick!” (Give a tickle)
Stop!

~ https://storytimerhymes.wordpress.com/tag/clocks/

~ jbrary.com

Movement Activities

Sign Language

“Play”

“More”

“All Done”

Books Presented

Found
by Salina 
Soon

When Bear finds a lost stuffed toy bunny in the forest, he begins to worry. After all, the stuffed bunny must feel lonely and want to return safely to its owner and home!

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Peek in My Pocket
by Sarah Weeks

This third collaboration between bestselling creators David A. Carter and Sarah Weeks offers toddlers a hide-and-seek guessing game with exciting, ingenious pop-ups and fun touchable features.

Hide and Seek Baby
by Fiona Watt

Baby’s blanket goes everywhere with him in these interactive board books featuring a soft blanket to feel and lift.

Three Little Kittens
by Lorianne Siomades

In this abbreviated version, the trio loose their mittens, get scolded, discover the mislaid items, and are last seen happily munching on their pie.

Additional Book

Here is an additional online book from Storyberries.com:

Baby’s First Family Photo by Book Dash

Early Literacy Tip and Activity:

Tip

Knee bounces are great activity to add to your daily play routine with your toddler. They “are a great way for children to feel the beat with their entire body in addition to hearing the rhymes. A steady beat is reminiscent of their mother’s heartbeat, a sound that provided them comfort in the womb.

~ Jbrary.com

Activity

Knee bounce to this classic rhyme, “London Bridge is Falling Down”. Keep bouncing in time to the beat, then let them “fall down” your legs at the end of the verse. Keep the same bouncing rhythm for the second verse, then lift them high at end.

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