First 5 Years

Summer Fun!

BPL - FFY, Songs and Rhymes, Summer Fun!, Smiling Sun

Summer fun, sun, and stories.

 


Babies

Book Jacket: Splash!Splash!
by Intrater, Roberta Grobel
ISBN: 0439420059
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Rhyme: "A Sailor Went To Sea"
(Scradle baby in arms while you sing this song)
 
A sailor went to sea, sea, sea rock baby in arms
To see what he could see, see, see point to your eyes
But all that he could see, see, see point to baby's eyes
Was the bottom of the deep blue sea, sea, sea! Tickle baby's tummy

Toddlers

Book Jacket: In the tall, tall grassIn the tall, tall grass
by Fleming, Denise
ISBN: 0805039414
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Rhyme: "Five Baby Turtles"
(Count the fingers on your child's hand as you learn this fun rhyme together)
 
One baby turtle alone and new. Hold up one finger
Finds a friend, and then there are two. Hold up two fingers
Two baby turtles crawl down to the sea. Make a crawling motion with hand
They find another, and then there are three. Hold up three fingers
Three baby turtles crawl along the shore. Make a crawling motion with hand
They find another, and then there are four. Hold up four fingers
Four baby turtles go for a dive. Make a diving motion with hand
Up swims another, and then there are five. Hold up four fingers

Preschoolers

Book Jacket: All you need for a beachAll you need for a beach
by Schertle, Alice
ISBN: 0152167552
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Rhyme: "Little Black Bag - Margaret Wise Brown"
(Encourage your child to make hand motions and sounds for each creature)
 
Little black bug, little black bug, pinch fingers together to show a small bug
Where have you been? shrug shoulders
I've been under the rug,  
said little black bug. Cover pinched fingers with other hand
Bug-ug-ug-ug.  
   
Little green fly, little green fly, put fingers together to show fly-size
Where have you been? Shrug shoulders
I've been way up high,  
said the little green fly. Wave hand in the air
BZZZZZZZZ! Make a buzzing sound
   
Little old mouse, little old mouse, put fingers together to show mouse-size
Where have you been? Shrug shoulders
I've been all through the house,  
Squeak-eak-eak-eak-eak! Make a squeaking sound