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Babies A-Go-Go!

Updated: Jul 19, 2022

Episode 35 - first posted for Santa Clara County Library District, June 21, 2021

Just Say Goo-Goo! It’s Babies A-Go-Go, No.35

by Lauren Teixeira

Just say Goo-Goo! It's Babies A-Go-Go, Episode 35 of the Storytime Seedlings Podcast - for storytime anytime, anywhere you want, just click the podcast (audio or video) play button below!

For a handy print-out of the fingerplays and songs for babies, click here. * * * * * * * * * *

Books to Goo-Goo About:

* * * * * * * * * * Fingerplay Baby

DIONNE QUINTUPLETS, 1934. The Dionne quintuplets celebrating their first birthday with a cake for each sibling at Callender, Ontario, Canada, 28 May 1935.

Five Little Babies One little baby rocking in a tree. (Hold up 1 finger, rock arms) Two little babies splashing in the sea. (Hold up 2 fingers, pretend to splash) Three little babies crawling on the floor. (Hold up 3 fingers, make crawling motion) Four little babies knocking on the door. (Hold up 4 fingers, pretend to knock) Five little babies playing "hide and seek." (Hold up 5 fingers, cover eyes) Keep your eyes closed now, until I say....PEEK! *Source: Perry Public Library

* * * * * * * * * * Pre-Literacy Tip: It's Never Too Early to Read to Your Baby It’s never too early to read to your baby - in fact while still in utero (from the second trimester) a baby can hear distinct sounds from outside the womb. So with a favorite book, read to your baby before she is born. Reading to baby before she is born will provide a early beginning to the benefits that come with reading - language, rhythm, and the cozy feeling of being read to by someone who loves them. Also, the sound of mother’s or father's voice will become more familiar to her so that when she is born, the new baby will have more to recognize in their voices. If you read a particular book regularly to baby in utero, she may respond to the story after she is born and may well be calmed by hearing it again. Find a book you love - that has a rhythm and cadence - like Brown Bear, Brown Bear by Bill Martin, Jr or Good Night Moon by Margaret Wise Brown - and it will be like a song you sing to your baby, a lullaby to build dreams upon. * * * * * * * * * * Hello! I'm Lauren Teixeira, Children's Librarian and Podcaster. You can also find episodes of the Storytime Seedlings Podcast through your favorite podcast site (Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, Listen Notes, iHeartRadio, Overcast, and TuneIn), subscribe today!


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