Thursday, October 17, 2013

Baby Story Time - October 17 - What Was Read

We've wrapped up the first Fall Baby Story Time session for 2013 with an almost full house! Our second Fall session starts November 7th. At the moment, the session (5-weeks) is full, but please do sign up on our waiting list as spots do open up.

Baby Story Time at Blue Bell is a story time session geared specifically toward babies (ages 6 months to 18 months). We'll read stories, sing songs, chant rhymes, and play with baby! Baby Story Time is also an event for parents and caregivers to learn about early literacy skills to help prepare baby for reading as well as to help foster a love of reading.

Busy Busy Babies was our theme today! Vroom! Zoom!

What Was Read
What We Did
  • Sang my favorite opening and closing songs: "If You'd Like to Hear a Story" and "The More We Read Together."  
  • Sang "Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes" while pointing to the body part.
  • Sang "The Wheels on the Bus."
  • Recited a bounding rhyme titled "I'm Bouncing!"
 Early Literacy Tip
  • One topic we have not covered is letter knowledge. At this age, letters are worth introducing, but it will take time for your child to recognize the letter. Letter knowledge is the ability to identify the first letter in his/her name and to find it in books. Use letter toys as you play, or point out letters as you read, which is today’s tip. 
  •  Try to read every day, a few minutes here, a few minutes there. As your baby grows older, s/he will sit for longer stories and start to understand how to use a book. Point out pictures, letters. Gently trace the letter with their finger.

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