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.

Dancing Babies @ Malletts Creek Sunday

Monica Higman will lead DANCING BABIES at the Malletts Creek Branch Library on Sunday February 14, 2010, ... Valentine's Day! Consider it a Valentine's Dance for families with children under 5 years old. Join us for Heartfelt fun from 1:00 to 1:40 pm.


It's snowing and the snowsuits are out. When you come back inside, and warm up, review the play with these books for very young children:
Mouse's First Snow by Lauren Thompson
Carl's Snowy Afternoon by Alexandra Day
Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
In The Snow by Huy Voun Lee
or ... choose from many other "snowy" titles in the online Catalog.

Baby Bits - Finger Families

This Little Piggy:Lap Songs, Finger Plays, Clapping Games and Pantomime Rhymes
is a book full of activities and rhymes to play with your toddler or baby.
Books are a wonderful way to share with your child, while they are in your lap.
For fingerplays, AND toddler activities, to entertain little ones around the house,
visit the following websites:
National Network For Childcare Plus
Gayle's Preschool Rainbow

Baby Bits - Kiss Kiss

Babies love books, but what to pick? Pick a book with a sentence or two a page with words and pictures they recognize in their little world. Ms. Rachel did Kiss Kiss today in playgroup. Songs and fingerplays come from CDs in the collection. Try some of these:
Little Gorilla with CD Deep In the Jungle by Joe Scruggs.
Quack Daisy Quack with CD Tom Glazer Sings Honk Hiss Tweet
Bear and Dog with CD Unbearable Bears
How Do You Sleep? with CD Lullabies With Mandolins.

Baby Bits - Fall PlayGroups begin

Schools start-up, and Fall Library Programs begin.

Ms. Rachel greeted Baby PlayGroup this week with "Old MacDonald Had a Farm". You can sing along with some favorite performers in these recordings:
25 Best Toddler favorites;
Children's first songs with Kevin Roth;
Country blues for kids.

Storytimes & Playgroups Are Back!

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After a short summer break, Storytimes and Playgroups return on September 8 to Traverwood, Pittsfield, Malletts Creek and Downtown. Playgroups consist of fifteen minutes of stories, rhymes, and songs followed by open playtime for babies up to 2 years old. Storytimes are open to children 2 - 5 years old. The complete listing of times and locations can be found on our Events page. Come join us for stories and fun!

Baby Bits - Kisses and Tickles

I Kissed the Baby was the PlayGroup story told with flannels. This is the Final Week of Baby PlayGroups for the Summer Series.
Of course there are many ways to "Kiss The Baby", and pass on your personal lovey-doveys, until we start the Fall Series in September 2009.
I KISSED THE BABY by Jill Murphy is out-of-print in book format, but the title can be found on the Board Book shelves in the Library.
Look for more kisses for Baby in:
Counting Kisses

Baby Bits - What To Do with the BooHoo Baby?

"What DO You Do With The BooHoo Baby?"
PLAY with them. Here are some books that help you "play" with the Baby.
One Boy has peek-a-boo pages.
Time To Get Dressed makes dressing a game.
Not A Box reminds you of what you can do with one good box.
Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See? is a rhythm and rhyme game with pictures. Kumasan kumasan nani miteruno? is "Brown Bear" in Japanese, and can be found in the World Language Collections.

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