Toddler Storytimes – Spring Session – Bellybuttons & MORE!

We explored stories about bellybuttons during our storytime on April 28th!  We also used our feet to take a long walk and found a few new friends in our “walking box”.

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Below are some of the stories & activities we explored.  For a printable  list of ALL the songs & action rhymes we shared, click here:  TODDLER – Songs-Rhymes


OUR STORIES:

belly button bookBelly Button Book! by Sandra Boynton is a lively romp into the land of hippos and their “bee bos” (that’s a baby hippo’s way of saying BELLYBUTTON).  The hippos in this story have no qualms about exposing their belly buttons; there’s even a Belly Button Beach where “tons of hippos stand around in bathing suits too little…”  Simple, colorful illustrations, rhyming verse and humor make this a hit with toddlers.  There’s also a little tune at the end which is fun to sing!   Of course, the story ends in the winter when “belly buttons hide”.  This board book offers numerous ways to interact with your toddler.
WeveAllGotBellybuttons

 

Yes! It’s another book about bellybuttons, but it doesn’t end at bellybuttons!  David Martin’s book, We’ve All Got Bellybuttons! introduces us to different animals who identify different body parts. It begins with a group of elephants who chant: “We’ve got ears and you do too…We can pull them, can you?”  The repetition, rhyming cadence and the different jungle animals (giraffes, monkeys, zebras leopards and hippos) make this a great book to teach identification of different body parts and animals.  Plus the visuals are stunning, large and colorful with easy to read text.  The toddlers loved it!

 

 

 


OUR MOVEMENT ACTIVITY:

Our “Walking Box” – We pulled quite a few animals out of our walking box!
walking box

WE WENT WALKING AND WHAT DID WE SEE???   WE SAW… 

brown bear

 tortoise

 butterfly

 if you give a mouse a cookie

 BeePuppet_W

 LOOKING AT US!


OUR VIDEO:

Spot Follows His Nose

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MORE STORIES TO SHARE AT HOME:

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