Baby Bits - SNOW

It is blowing ... It is SNOWing ... flitter flutter snowflakes ... falling down ... On the ground ....

Baby PlayGroups take place as long as the Library building is open.
Find a good day and time, Bundle up the Baby, and come and play in a big room with other babies 0-2 years old (no older siblings please).
You can view the schedule here.

Here are some nice wintery items to take home and enjoy during a warm cuddle-up.
BITTY BABY LOVES The SNOW
Raymond Briggs' The SNOWMAN
IF IT'S SNOWY And YIOU KNOW IT CLAP YOUR PAWS!
YOU MAKE ME SMILE
OVER And UNDER The SNOW
A PERFECT DAY
TEN On The SLED
NO
SUPER SNOW DAY SEEK And FIND
STRANGER In The WOODS

... Now where ARE those mittens?

Babytime iPads

Thursday July 25 | 10:00 to 11:00 am | Pittsfield Branch

Did you know that there are apps available for babies to use on your ipad, as well as apps to soothe your child? Bring your baby and explore these apps together on our baby-proofed iPads. Join us Thursday at our Pittsfield branch, where we'll kick off the event with rhymes and music, then give you and baby time to poke around our iPads!

This event is for parents, caregivers, and infants & toddlers from birth to 24 months.

TINY TOES Dancing @ Pittsfield Branch

Join Morgan Grubola ... Dancer, and Teacher for a one-of-a-kind program @ Pittsfield Branch Library.
The program will take place Saturday, October 6, 2012 from 10:00 -10:40 a.m.
Morgan's training is classical ballet and she brings a new perspective to preschool music and movement experience.
Morgan is also the author of Tiny Toes: A Creative Movement Class for Young Children.
"Tiny Toes" is especially for Preschool Ages with their Adult companions.

Don't forget to bring your toes!

Baby Bits - Dancing Babies on Saturday

DANCING BABIES is a family event for "the Five and Under" crowd.
Gari Stein will lead the program Saturday morning, January 14, 2012, at the Pittsfield Branch Library. Young "Twinkle Toes" families are invited to "Polish and Shine" muscles and voices at this popular Preschool Music and Motion Program. The program will begin at 11:00 am and end by 11:45 am.
It has the makings for one Happy Day!

Baby Bits - JUST! Babies

Denise Owens, affiliated with KinderMusik, will lead "JUST! Babies" and their adults in a program of rhythm, music and motion.

This program is for our youngest audience. If you are 1-18 months old and need to get your parents out of the house, come to TRAVERWOOD Branch Library on Friday, July 15, 2011.

This program will run between 6:30 pm and 7:10 pm. No registration is required.
Wear your best onesies, and get ready to roll, rock, clap and kick.

Baby Bits - SNOW!

Books for babies provide rich word activity for astonishingly fast-growing baby brains.
The richest experience is between the Baby and an attentive person.
Books offer words and ideas for sharing calm comfy moments.
Here are 3 favorite winter books:
One Mitten is a winter snow story with a game … find the mitten in every picture while the story shows what you can do with one mitten.
Mouse's First Snow provides zippy twirly action sounds for each snowy activity.
Polar Bear Night follows baby polar bear through an arctic night-time trek.

Baby Bits - Play Ideas

Looking for more ideas to entertain yourself and your baby/toddler?
Flip through some of the following books, and find things that will work for you:
Baby Games
Start Smart
Baby’s First Skills
From Crib To Kindergarten
The Secret Of Play
Raising Your Child Well
It's surprising how many are simple "tried and true" activities for generations, and we just forgot.
Enjoy!

Baby Bits - HONK Honk BEEP Beep !

Here are Books and Songs about "Things That GO" so you can take Baby PlayGroup activities home with you.
Journey Home From Grandpa's is a "Kit" which has a book of colorful pictures, with words to the song, and a CD of Fred Penner singing the song.
Honk Honk Rattle Rattle is a CD full of "vehicle" songs sung by Richele Bartkowiak. Find more of her theme-based CDs and find your favorite songs to sing.
Clang Clang Beep Beep: Listen To The City helps you make the sounds you hear in the city.
Books by Byron Barton are classics for bright, bold pictures and beginning concepts, to include My Car, Trains, Airport, and Machines At Work.
Or ... take home a Stories To Go bag on a theme of your choice like Transportation.
Then read Good Night Engines before you go to sleep.
HONK Honk, BEEP, Beep !!

Baby Bits - Monkey Business

Five Little Monkeys Jumping On The Bed are in Baby PlayGroup this week @ Malletts Creek. You can find more "monkey business" in these titles:
Eileen Christelow's other "five little monkey ... " books.
Those monkeys are jumping in Spanish too Cinco monitos brincando en la cama.
Little Gorilla who grows up to have his first birthday and "everybody loves him!"
The timeless classic Caps For Sale about the monkeys who steal the peddler's caps.
Monkey, Monkey, Monkey wants to find some monkey-monkey- monkey nuts in the jungle.

STORTIMES are B-a-a-ack This week!

Baby PlayGroups and Preschool Storytimes start up this week throughout the Library system. They will run for 7 weeks in a row, or through the end of April.

Toddlers who have been in Baby PlayGroups, and are aging over 2 years old, are invited to join Preschool Storytimes next. Don't worry .... you will find other babies and toddlers (they are "the younger-siblings") and still enjoy the programs too.

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