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Baby Storytime: Daddies, too!

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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!

Hello Bubbles

Penny Pointers

Zoom Zoom Zoom

Have You Ever Seen a Baby?

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!)

Cover Art for Daddy hugs 1 2 3

Noble Duke of York

Rub a Dub Dub  We did this one sitting down and they dipped the babies to the sides on “dive”.

Fee Fi Fo Fum

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

Cover Art for I'm a little teapot!

Parachute:

These are the Colors Over You

Roly Poly

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!

Cuckoo Clock

Goodbye Bubbles

Splish Splash by Bobby Darin

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Author: Kendra

Children's Librarian in the Northwest. Lover of toddlers, twitter, and TV (T's, too, apparently!).

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