First 5 Years

Summer Fun

Summer Reading 2012: Dream BigCheck out these great summer reads and songs for your little ones.   


Babies 

Book Jacket: Yum, Yum
Yum, Yum
by Catherine Hnatov; illustrated by Catherine Hnatov
ISBN: 9781595722751
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"Five Little Hot Dogs Frying In a Pan"
Five little hot dogs frying in a pan Hold up five fingers
The grease got hot and one went BAM! Clap hands
Four little hot dogs frying in a pan Hold up four fingers
The grease got hot and one went BAM! Clap hands
Three little hot dogs frying in a pan Hold up three fingers
The grease got hot and one went BAM! Clap hands
Two little hot dogs frying in a pan. Hold up two fingers
The grease got hot and one went BAM! Clap hands
One little hot dog frying in the pan. Hold up one finger.
The grease got hot and....  
Wait, wait, put me on a plate... Put hands together to form a plate
and....eat me up!!! Pretend to eat.

Video: "Five Little Hot Dogs"

 


Toddlers

Book Jacket: Dear Zoo
Dear Zoo
by Rod Campbell; illustrated by Rod Campbell
ISBN: 0689825498
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"Zoo"
(Sung to--Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush)
To see a video of this tune: http://www.rif.org/kids/leadingtoreading/en/babies-toddlers/finger-plays/zoo.htm
 
Here we go to the zoo in the park, (Child will march up and down)
Zoo in the park, zoo in the park. (Child will march up and own)
Here we go to the zoo in the park, so early in the morning. (Child will march up and down)
This is the way the elephant walks,  (Child will hold hands together, bend over ,swing arms and march.)
The elephant walks, the elephant walks. (Child will hold hands together, bend over, swing arms and march.)
This is the way the elephant walks, so early in the morning. (Child will hold hands together, bend over, swing arms and march.)
This is the way the kangaroo hops, (Jump up and down with your hands in front of you.)
The kangaroo hops, the kangaroo hops. (Jump up and down with your hands in front you.)
This is the way the kangaroo hops, so early in the morning. (Jump up and down with your hands in front you.)
 
Add other animals as well.

Preschoolers

Book Jacket: And If The Moon Could Talk
And If The Moon Could Talk
by Kate Banks; illustrated by Georg Hallensleben
ISBN: 9780374435585
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Big Yellow Moon
Big yellow moon shines so bright (Arms above head in a circle shape)
Glides across the starry night. (Move arms from left to right)
Look down at me, (Hands shade eyes)
Asleep in bed. (Place hands together at the side of the face)
Whispers, "Good night, sleepy head." (Place index finger over mouth)
Big yellow moon, your turn is done. (Arms above head and move down in front of the body)
Here comes Mr. Morning Sun. (Arms move above head in a circle shape)
I wake up. (Arms stretch out)
You go to bed. (Place hands together at the side of the face.)
"Sleep well, Moon, you sleepyhead!" (Place index finger in front of mouth to signal quiet)

 


Video: "Big Yellow Moon" (Kings County Library System)