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Eyes, Brown Skin
by Cheryl Willis Hudson
Are My Hands
by Bill Martin, Jr.
by Helen Oxenbury
Me And You
Head To Toe
by Eric Carle
by Jan Ormerod
by Zita Newcome
story times are designed to introduce your child to language, literature
and the library. By exposing your toddler to a wide variety of
the best books available and making reading an everyday part of
life, you will lay the foundations for a lifelong love of reading.
about Toddler Story Times.
the calendar for Babies & Books and Tales
for Twos story times.
needs lots of experience hearing words and language. The more you
talk to them, the better their language skills will be.
Talk through daily
we let the water go down the drain”), name everything: objects
(“here’s a hammer, a screwdriver, and pliers”),
body parts (“your fingers, nails, knuckles, wrist”),
animals (“I see a cricket, a robin, an earthworm”), and
vehicles (“that truck is a front-loader, and there’s
a crane”). If you don’t know what something is, say so…and
go to the library together to find a book about it so you can both
parts of their bodies with their eyes closed is a challenge for toddlers.
a game that can be practiced anywhere, even in the car when your
child is getting restless. “Close your eyes and touch your
knee. Open your eyes to see if you found it.”
(from Storytimes for Two-Year-Olds by Judy Nichols)
Have a Nose
On my face I have a nose,
And way down here I have ten toes.
I have two eyes that I can blink,
I have a head to help me think.
I have a chin and very near,
I have two ears to help me hear.
I have a mouth with which to speak,
And when I run I use my feet.
Here are arms to hold up high,
And here’s a hand to wave good-bye!
We Can Jump
We can jump, jump, jump.
We can hop, hop, hop.
We can clap, clap, clap.
We can stop, stop, stop.
We can nod our heads for “yes,”
We can shake our heads for “no.”
We can bend our knees a little bit
How I Am Now
Sometimes I am tall (stand tall)
Sometimes I am small (crouch)
Sometimes I am very, very tall
(stand on tiptoes)
Sometimes I am very, very small
(crouch and hug self)
Sometimes tall, Sometimes small.
See how I am now.
Clap Your Hands
Clap your hands, Touch your toes.
Stamp your feet, Wiggle your nose.
Clap your hands, Touch your wrist.
Stamp your feet, Make a fist.
Clap your hands, Touch your hips.
Stamp your feet, Smack your lips.
Clap your hands, Touch your thighs.
Stamp your feet, Blink your eyes.