First 5 Years

Hello and Goodbye: Separation Anxiety

BPL - FFY, Songs and Rhymes, Asian toddler tearful and with a worry expressionAround their first birthday, many young children get anxious when parents leave them at day care or with a babysitter. Games like peek-a-boo, good-bye songs and rhymes, and books that feature comings and goings can help.

 

Babies

Book Jacket: Hi! Bye!
Hi! Bye!
by Begin Smart Books; illustrated by Elliot Kreloff
ISBN: 9781934618066
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Song: "Who's That Tapping At the Window?"
(Hear the tune at http://www.amazon.com/Whos-That-Tapping-at-Window/dp/B0010W2M2G. Scroll down and play the sample)
 
Who’s that tapping at the window?  
Who’s that knocking at the door?  
Mom-my tapping at the window,  
Dad-dy tapping at the door.  
You can either tap lightly or point to “the window.” Song can be extended to include names of every child in the room.

Toddlers

Book Jacket: When I Miss You
When I Miss You
by Cornelia Maude Spelman, illustrated by Kathy Parkinson
ISBN: 9780807589045

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Book Jacket: The Kissing Hand The Kissing Hand
by Audrey Penn, illustrated by Ruth E. Harper and Nancy M. Leak
ISBN: 0878685855

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Song: "What Shall We Do When We All Go Out"
(Video of the tune: http://youtu.be/E-2vrEyuLz8 )
 
What shall we do when we all go out,  
All go out, all go out,  
What shall we do when we all go out  
When we all go out to play?  
   
We’ll slide on the sliding board up and down,  
Up and down, up and down.  
We’ll slide on the sliding board up and down,  
When we all go out to play!  
   
We’ll dig in the sandbox, dig, dig, dig,  
Dig, dig, dig, dig, dig, dig,  
We’ll dig in the sandbox, dig, dig, dig,  
When we all go out to play!  
As you sing, model each action and encourage your child to do it with you.



 



Preschoolers

Book Jacket: The Night Before Kindergarten
The Night Before Kindergarden
by Natasha Wing, illustrated by Julie Durrell
ISBN: 0448425009
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Book Jacket: Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity
by Mo Willems
ISBN: 9781423102991
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Book Jacket: Is Your Buffalo Ready for Kindergarten? Is Your Buffalo Ready for Kindergarden?
by Audrey Vernick, illustrated by Daniel Jennewein
ISBN: 9780061762758
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Song: "Hello Song"
(Sing this song to the tune of "London Bridge is Falling Down" )
 
Hi, hello, and how are you?  
How are you?  
How are you?  
Hi, hello, and how are you?  
How are you today?  

Song: "Good-bye Song"
(Sing this song to the tune of "London Bridge is Falling Down" )
 
Good-bye, good-bye, we’ll see you soon.  
See you soon.  
See you soon.  
Good-bye, good-bye, we’ll see you soon.  
On another day!