Eggs for Babies
Storytimes for babies and toddlers offer an opportunity to model great read-aloud techniques for parents, and gives them the confidence to read to their children every day. A baby-toddler storytime can be followed by an extra 20 to 30 minutes of playtime, which encourages parents to talk to each other and for the young children to learn to play with others. It also demonstrates the importance of play to parents.
Welcome song: “Hello Everybody, Yes Indeed”
Mother Goose rhyme: “Humpty Dumpty”
Get ready song: “Open, Shut Them”
First book: Egg by Kevin Henkes. Four eggs are shown – will all of them reveal a chicken or something else?
Fingerplay: “Five Little Ducks”
Stretching song: “Two Little Blackbirds”
Second book: A Friend for Bo by Elisabeth Zuniga. Bo the bunny finds a new friend – an egg Bo names Rollie.
Fingerplay: “Six Little Ducks”
Movement song: “Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes”
Third book: Oliver and his Egg by Paul Schmid. With foldout pages, this shows a young boy who finds an egg which he believes contains a dinosaur.
Song: “Los Pollitos”
Extra book if needed: Peep and Egg: I’m Not Hatching by Laura Gehl.
Board book for parents: Duck and Goose by Tad Hills.
Closing song: “The More We Get Together”