Toddler Time at Campbell Library

Goats & Sheep for Chinese New Year! 

Favorite Books

Let's Count Goats!Where Is the Green Sheep?Ten Mice for Tet

Let's Count Goats! by Mem Fox and Jan Thomas
Where Is the Green Sheep? by Mem Fox and Judy Horacek
Ten Mice for Tet by Pegi Deitz Shea and Cynthia Weill

Favorite Fingerplays and Action Songs

Mix A Pancake
Mix a pancake
Stir a pancake
Pop it in the pan
Fry a pancake
Toss a pancake
Catch it if you can
Roly Poly
Roly Poly, Roly Poly
Up, Up, Up
Up, Up, Up
Roly Roly, Poly, Roly Roly Poly
Down, Down, Down
Down, Down, Down
Repeat with:
Out/In
Fast/Slow

Two Little Sheep
Two little sheep sitting on a hill.
One named Jack, and one named Jill.
Run away Jack, run away Jill. 
Come back Jack, come back Jill!

Two little sheep sitting on a cloud.
One named Soft, and one named Loud.
Run away Soft, run away Loud!
Come back Soft, come back Loud! 

Popcorn Song with Scarves
Tune of Frere Jacques, so sing each line twice
Popcorn Kernels (wave scarves overhead)
In the pot (bunch up in fist and make it disappear)
Shake them shake them shake them (shake)
'til they POP (toss scarves up into the air)

Favorite iPod Action Songs 

Shake My Sillies Out by Raffi (CD: More Singable Songs)
Dancing Scarf Blues by Carole Stephens (CD: Dancing Feet)
Jumping and Counting by Jim Gill (CD: Jim Gill's Irrational Anthem)
Tap Your Toe and Follow Me by Susan Salidor (CD: Come and Make a Circle)

Early Literacy Tip of the Day

You are your child’s first teacher. You know your child best. Children learn best by doing, and they LOVE doing things WITH you. Model the five Ready to Read practices by participating with your children.

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