Welcome song: “Hello Everybody, Yes Indeed”
Mother Goose rhyme: “Baa Baa Black Sheep”
Get ready song: “Open, Shut Them”
First book: This Is Our Baby, Born Today by Varsha Bajaj. This rhyming story celebrates the birth of a baby elephant.
Fingerplay: “Five Little Ducks”
Stretching song: “Shake Your Sillies Out”
Second book: Sleepyheads by Sandra J. Howatt. Various baby animals fall asleep in their habitats, including their mothers’ arms.
Movement song: “The Elephant Walks Like This and That”
Fingerplay: “Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed”
Third book: Baby Animals by Geraldine Krasinski. In this “Touch and Explore” board book, children can feel the textures of various animals.
Closing song: “The More We Get Together”
Extra book if needed: Use Your Words, Sophie! by Rosemary Wells. Only Sophie can get her baby sister to stop crying.
Board book for parents: Animal Babies series by Julia Groves. Learn the words for various animal babies in this board book series.
Distribute board books for parents to read to their child. Allow a few minutes for reading time. When nearly everyone has finished, pass out toys for Stay and Play time.