Saturday, July 11, 2015

Baby & Me Storytime ~ July 8 & 9, 2015

This Baby & Me Storytime was presented at Bellevue Public Library on July 8 & 9, 2015.

I Love You Through and Through by Bernadette Rossetti-Shustak, illustrated by Caroline Jayne Church


Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star

Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are.
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky.
Twinkle, twinkle, little star,

How I wonder what you are.

Whenever you sing this song (or any other classic children's song!) to your child, remember that he or she is just starting to learn and enjoy it!  Give your child the added dimension of a tactile experience as you sing or play music.  You might enjoy rocking your child in rhythm with the song, patting your hand on Baby's back or chest, helping your child to do "bicycle legs" in the air as you sing, let your child experience "up and down" or "side to side" movement while he/she listens to the music, etc.


As I Went Walking to Town One Day
As I went walking to town one day,
Oh it was a sunshiny day. 
As I went walking to town one day,
I met a cow along the way.
And what do you think that cow did say?

(repeat using other animals and sounds)

Pudding on the Plate
Pudding on the plate, pudding on the plate,
(sway gently from side to side with your child)
Wibble, wobble, wibble, wobble,
Pudding on the plate.

Candies in the jar, candies in the jar,
(shake* or bounce gently with your child)
Shake them up, shake them up,
Candies in the jar.

Candles on the cake, candles on the cake,
Blow them out, blow them out,
Candles on the cake.
(gently blow in your child's face!)

*  Always remember that any playtime activity that involves shaking should be done very gently.  One way to let your child experience the feeling of shaking is to gently bounce him on your lap.

Our activity this week was Scarves!

Our play time with scarves took on a "heroic" theme this week, which was perfect for our summer reading program theme, "Every Hero Has a Story"!

Each Baby & Me Storytime includes activities that support one or more of the five early literacy practices identified as essential in helping your child develop the skills they need before they can learn to read. The five practices – singing, talking, reading, playing and writing –were developed for Every Child Ready to Read®, an initiative of the Association for Library Services for Children (ALSC) and the Public Library Association (PLA).

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