It’s Valentine’s Day week and I can’t resist reading all the snuggly, cuddly, kissy books I can get my hands on (which isn’t many, actually!). Ended up pulling some Karen Katz because she totally fits the theme, but only librarians seem to have caught on to that so they are also checked in this time of year. A LOVEly time was had by all!
Book: Daddy Hugs 1 2 3 by Karen Katz (had 5 dads total between both storytimes so it was a good day for this book!)
Rub a Dub Dub We did this one sitting down and they dipped the babies to the sides on “dive”.
Song Cube: we rolled the spider (Itsy Bitsy) at 9:30 and the boat (Row Your Boat) at 10:30
Book: I’m a Little Teapot by Annie Kubler
Itsy Bitsy Spider
Group Song Share: La Lechusa and You Are My Sunshine (The second group was shy so I shared this one, explaining that my mom sang it to be every night until I was probably 10. I wouldn’t let her stop! To this day it is a song I associate with comfort and safety. The power of music!)
Since a native Spanish speaker chose to share La Lechusa, and there appeared to be many parents from different cultures in the room, I took this moment for a parent message. “Your baby loves to hear you sing, and learns a lot about language through song. Singing should be fun and easy so sing in the language you are MOST comfortable with.”
Here are the words to La Lechusa (to the tune of Frere Jacques)
La Lechusa, La Lechusa
Hace Sssh! Hace Sssh!
Hagamos silencio, Hagamos silencio
Por favor, Por favor
So grateful to know a new song in Spanish!
Splish Splash by Bobby Darin