Star Bright

50 min.

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Wonder of the Day #1818

Why Do Stars Twinkle?

Objective

Help new moms/dads feel comfortable in a library environment

Big Idea

Early literacy is critical to healthy development

For this visit - approximately 20 parents w/infants and toddlers will visit our library for a story time, songs, and activities.

My go-to for Baby Times is the website Jbrary.com

Script: “Welcome everyone to baby storytime! My name is ___ and I’m the children’s librarian at this branch. I am so excited to see everyone! During babytime, we’re going to sing lots of songs and rhymes and read a book together. This is a time for you and your baby to bond so please sing along with me and take this chance to play and cuddle with your baby. If your little one is having a rough day feel free to step out and come back if you can. I promise I won’t be offended. Before we sing our first song, let’s get to know each other first.”

Please see:

https://jbrary.com/baby-storytime-welcoming-activities/

https://jbrary.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Welcome-to-the-Library-Jbrary-Outline.pdf

Some songs:

Hello everybody can you touch your nose, touch your nose, touch your nose? Well hello everybody can you touch your nose, touch your nose? Well hello everybody can you touch your toes, touch your toes, touch your toes? Well hello everybody can you touch your toes, touch your toes? (Pat your head, rub your tummy...)

Lyrics: Let's all clap cause _____ is here, ____ is here, _____ is here Let's all clap cause _____ is here. ____ is here today! (insert child's name)

Welcome and Goodbye Song: The More We Get Together The more we get together, together, together The more we get together the happier we'll be. 'Cause your friends are my friends And my friends are your friends. The more we get together the happier we'll be. The more we read together, together, together The more we read together, the happier we’ll be. Read big books and small books and short books and tall books The more we read together, the happier we’ll be.


Possible books to share:

https://www.pinterest.com/jbrary/singable-books-for-storytime/

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star by Jerry Pinkney

Will You Be My Sunshine

Will You Be My Sunshine by Julia Lobo and illustrated by Nicola Slater

(the sun is a star!!)