First 5 Years

Suppertime! - Stories and Rhymes to Eat Up

BPL - FFY, Songs and Rhymes, cartoon of a chef with a white chef hat mixing up ingreidents in a bowlShare stories, songs and rhymes at mealtimes to feed your child's mind and body! Books and rhymes can also help distract fussy eaters.

 


Babies

Bbook Jacket: Eat!
Eat!
by Roberta Intrater
ISBN: 0439420067
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"Jelly in the Bowl"
(Start with baby on your lap.
For this rhyme, your baby must be old enough to sit up independently.)
 
Jelly in the bowl, (Rock baby back and forth.)
Jelly in the bowl,  
Wibble, wobble, wibble, wobble (Gently wiggle baby's arms.)
Jelly in the bowl. (Rock baby back and forth.)
Cookies in the tin (Gently bounce baby on your lap.)
Cookies in the tin.  
Shake them up, shake them up  
Cookies in the tin.  
Baby on the floor, (Gently bounce baby on your lap.)
Baby on the floor.  
Pick him (her) up, pick him (her) up (Lift baby up high.)
Baby on the floor. (Lower baby to the floor.)

Toddlers

Book Jacket: How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food?
How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food?
by Jane Yolen, illustrated by Mark Teague
ISBN: 0439241022
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"At the Kitchen Door"
(This is a great rhyme to share at meal times.)
 
One, two, three, four  
______ at the kitchen door. (Say your child's name.)
Five, six, seven, eight.  
Eating _______ off her (his) plate. (Name the food he or she is eating.)

Preschoolers

Book Jacket: Bee-Bim Bop!
Bee-Bim Bop!
by Linda Sue Park, illustrated by Ho Baek Lee
ISBN: 0618265112
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"Way Up High in the Apple Tree"
 
Way up high in the apple tree, (Raise arms overhead.)
Two little apples smiled at me. (Make hands into fists and shake.)
I shook the tree as hard as I could. (Mime shaking tree.)
Down came the apples and mmmmm... (Lower fists to the ground.)
They were good! (Rub tummy.)