Toddler Time at Campbell Library

Love and Hugs for Valentine's Day! 

Favorite Books
The Biggest KissAll Kinds of KissesHow Do Dinosaurs Say I Love You?

The Biggest Kiss by Joanna Walsh
All Kinds of Kisses by Nancy Tafuri 
How Do Dinosaurs Say I Love You? by Jane Yolen & Mark Teague

Favorite Fingerplays and Action Songs
Bread & Butter "I Love You" Chant
Bread and butter, 
Marmalade and jam, 
Let’s say “I Love You” 
As quietly as we can. 
“I Love You” (Say quietly)

Bread and butter, 
Marmalade and jam, 
Let’s say “I Love You” 
As loud as we can. 
“I Love You” (Say loudly)

Bread and butter, 
Marmalade and jam, 
Let’s say “I Love You” 
As quickly as we can. 
“I Love You” (Say very quickly)
Bread and butter, 
Marmalade and jam, 
Let’s say “I Love You” 
As slowly as we can. 
“I Love You” (Say very slowly)

Bread and butter, 
Marmalade and jam, 
Let’s say “I Love You” 
As high as we can. 
“I Love You” (Say in a high-pitched voice)

Bread and butter, 
Marmalade and jam, 
Let’s say “I Love You” 
As low as we can. 
“I Love You” (Say in a deep-pitched voice)

Valentines
Valentines, valentines, how many do you see?
Valentines, valentines, count them all with me
One for father, one for mother (count on fingers)
One for grandma too (count on fingers)
One for sister, one for brother (repeat)
And here is one for you (make heart with thumbs and index fingers)

Itsy Bitsy Monkey
The itsy bitsy monkey climbed up the coconut tree (have hands climb)
Down came a coconut that bopped him on the knee 
(drop fist from over head to hit yourself on the knee)
Along came his Mama, who hugged away the pain (hug yourself)
Then the itsy bitsy monkey climbed up the tree again
(climb hands again stretching as high as you can reach)

Favorite iPod Action Songs 
Skinnamarink by Sharon, Lois, and Bram (CD: Sharon, Lois & Bram's Elephant Show Record)
Hold Still by Yo Gabba Gabba (CD: Music is Awesome -- Volume 2)
Alabama, Mississippi by Jim Gill (CD: Jim Gill Sings the Sneezing Song and Other Contagioius Tunes)

Early Literacy Tip of the Day
Phonological Awareness - Help your child think of words that start with “V” for Valentine!

Talk, Sing, Read, Write, Play
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