Baby Bits - What To Do With the BABY-O

What do you do with the Baby-O ?
Start with Art ! FIRST ART: Art Experiences For Toddlers And Twos is packed with recipes and ideas for first art experiences anyone can do at home or in groups.
Then the Games ! The Baby's Game Book reminds you of plenty of lap games to count on and bounce on.

Baby Bits - To Market To Market to Buy a Fat Pig !

Home again Home again Jiggety Jig! My favorite rhythm-and-rhyme book for little folks is Piggy In The Puddle by Charlotte Pomerantz. It tells a piggy story with nursery rhyme rhythm. You can watch and listen to a claymation version of the story in the Reading Rainbow DVD Piggy In The Puddle, which includes "This House Is Made Of Mud" and the "Hippopotamus Song".

More, More, More BABY PLAYGROUPS Begin

BABY PLAYGROUPS begin next week.
Love those babies! Bring them to PlayGroup!!
Here are some lovey dovey stories to share at home.
More, More, More Said The Baby by Vera Williams.
So Much by Trish Cook.
Little Gorilla by Ruth Bornstein.

Baby Bits - YUM ! YUM !

Kitchens and Food are everyday life. Babies know food. Try these and carry-on about food!
Yum! Yum! a book of "food" Nursery Rhymes.
Check out these Song Discs and Sing along.
"Biscuits In the Oven" with Raffi in Baby Beluga
"Teddy Bears Picnic" with Kevin Roth in Unbearable Bears or
"Pat-A-Cake" with Sharon, Lois and Bram in Mainly Mother Goose

Baby Bits - Farms

We're doing Old MacDonald Had a Farm in PlayGroups this week. You can find the following books to carry on with the animals.
A Big Fat Hen by Keith Baker.
Rosie's Walk by Pat Hutchins.
This is The Farmer by Nancy Tafuri.
Kitten's First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes.
Tractor Adventures in DVD.
Hard Hat Harry's Farm Equipment And Space Adventures in DVD.

Traverwood Playgroups and Preschool Storytimes

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Join us for Playgroups and Preschool Storytimes at the Traverwood Branch.

Playgroups will occur on Fridays; July 18, July 25 and August 1; 10:30-11:30 am.

Preschool Storytimes will occur on Thursdays; July 17, July 24, and July 31; 10:00-10:30 am.

Playgroups are times for babies up to 24 months to gather and play with their grownups. These sessions include 15 minutes of stories, rhymes and songs, followed by open playgroup. No older siblings please.

Preschool Storytimes are 30 minutes of stories and songs for listeners age two and up, accompanied by an adult. Siblings are welcome.

The fall Storytime/Playgroup series will begin in September.

Kid BITS - Storytimes START

PreSchool STORYTIMES and BABY PlayGROUPS START again this week.
Look forward to 7 WEEKS of Programs with "fresh faces in old places".
The Schedule is the same. The Leaders have changed.
Don't forget to bring "singers","patty-cakes","laughers" and "cozy-laps".
We'll be seeing YOU!

Baby Bits - Piggies!

PIGGIES get their stage in Baby PlayGroup this week. We'll do a gentle home-grown version of The Three Little Pigs. You can check out Piggies by Audrey Wood, the fingerplay story; or Piggy In The Puddle by Charlotte Pomerantz for a rhythmic romp in the mud. VERY oink!

Baby Bits - First Snow

Baby PlayGroup Programs begin this week. Every week there are 6 programs at 4 locations. Join us when you can!
3 great books for winter with babies are Snowballs; Mouse's First Snow; and First Day Of Winter. Then let's make some roly-poly snowballs and itsy-bitsy snowflakes together!

Kid Bits - Gift Ideas

Holiday season is near and folks minds turn to gifting. An excellent title to help make choices on gifts for children of all ages is Oppenheim Toy Portfolio. This book is a consumer tool for "best toys, books & DVDs for kids". The 2007 edition is in all Library Branches. The part I like best is they suggest free or cheap play alternatives among the listings.

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