Friday, January 24, 2014

Baby Story Time - January 23 - What Was Read

Here is a recap of Baby Story Time on January 23!

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. We meet Thursdays, at 10:15 AM.

Our theme was: FOOD.

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."
  • Recited "Pat-a-cake, Pat-a-Cake, Baker's Man" with motions.
  • Recited "This Little Cow." (various sources. A twist on the traditional "This Little Piggy." Start with the thumb or littlest toe.)
    • This little cow eats grass
      This little cow eats hay
      This little cow drinks water
      This little cow runs away
      And this big cow does nothing
      But lie around all day! 
  •  Sang "The Muffin Man" while bouncing. Our babies sure love bouncing rhymes.

Early Literacy Tip
  • Food provides a great opportunity to continue discussing vocabulary with baby. You can say what he or she is eating, or at the grocery store, use examples in the store. "Do we need a kiwi? Feel this kiwi. How about a can of soup?" Play with food. Discuss how it smells, tastes, feels.

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