Toddler Time at Campbell Library

Get Well Soon! 

Favorite Books
Llama Llama Home With MamaHow Do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon?

Llama Llama Home With Mama by Anna Dewdney
How Do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon? by Jane Yolen 
Bear Feels Sick by Karma Wilson 

Favorite Fingerplays and Action Songs
Five Little Monkeys
Five little monkeys jumping on the bed,
One fell off and bumped his head.
Mama called the Doctor and the Doctor said,
"No more monkeys jumping on the bed!”
  -Four
  -Three
  -Two

One little monkey jumping on the bed,
He fell off and bumped his head.
Mama called the Doctor and the Doctor said,
"Put those monkeys straight to bed!"

Bread & Butter Chant
Bread and butter, 
Marmalade and jam, 
Let’s say hello 
As quietly as we can. 
Hello! (Say quietly)

Bread and butter, 
Marmalade and jam, 
Let’s say hello 
As loud as we can. 
Hello! (Say loudly)

Bread and butter, 
Marmalade and jam, 
Let’s say hello 
As quickly as we can. 
Hello! (Say very quickly)
 
Bread and butter, 
Marmalade and jam, 
Let’s say hello 
As slowly as we can. 
Hello! (Say very slowly)

Bread and butter, 
Marmalade and jam, 
Let’s say hello 
As high as we can. 
Hello! (Say in a high-pitched voice)

Bread and butter, 
Marmalade and jam, 
Let’s say hello 
As low as we can. 
Hello! (Say in a deep-pitched voice)
 
Tommy Thumb
Tommy thumb is up and tommy thumb is down 
Tommy thumb is dancing all around the town
Dance him on your shoulders
Dance him on your head
Dance him on your knees
And tuck him into bed
Repeat with: Peter Pointer, Baby Finger, and Whole Finger Family 

Favorite iPod Action Songs 
Two for Tea by Jim Gill (CD: Jim Gill Presents Music Play for Folks of All Stripes)
Shake My Sillies Out by Raffi (CD: More Singable Songs)
Ribbons in the Air by Pamela Schiller (CD: Leaping Literacy)
Lion Sleeps Tonight by Suzi Shelton (CD: Simply Suzi)

Early Literacy Tip of the Day
Talk with kids about everything you see and do together. This builds background knowledge, which helps them understand more when they learn to read. 
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