Monday, November 3, 2014

Hats, Hats, and more Hats

Winter is fast approaching and our babies have been wearing the cutest hats ever- lots of crafty relatives on this group.  Today we started with Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr.


The babies were wide eyed looking at the different animals, the bright colors, and big pictures.  They loved it. We followed with a round of Wiggles, Wiggles and the song Baby Grows from Toddlers on Parade.  Our next book was

A Hat for Minerva Louse by Janet M. Stoeke.  I think the idea will appeal more to the crawlers tomorrow. The pictures are a bit small for the babies, but we had a laugh when Minerva was trying to find a scarf using the water hose.  

We tried a new rhyme Animal Moves

This is the way the bunny hops: hop, hop, hop
This is the way the horse trots: trit trot, trit, trot
This is the way the froggy jumps: jump, jump, jump
This is the way the birdie flies: fly away, fly away!
Credit: Baby Storytime Magic
And used our maracas to dance to the Baby Hockey Pockey from Baby Face. Our last book was 

Under My Hood I Have a Hat by Karla Kuskin. I think I should have started with this book even though it was the shortest.  The pictures are bright and the text is minimal. We ended with 

Teddy Bear

Give teddy a hug (hug baby)

Give teddy a squeeze (squeeze baby gently)

Give teddy a tickle on his knees! (tickle baby’s knees)

Give teddy a kiss (kiss baby)

Give teddy a drum (drum fingers on baby’s tummy)

Give teddy a tickle on his tum (tickle baby’s tummy)

Credit: Baby Storytime Magic

We waved goodbye as we pop bubbles and played around for a bit.