BOOKS WE SHARED
I Am Small by Emma Dodd gives us a glimpse into how BIG the world looks when you’re as SMALL as a baby penguin – the sky is high, the oceans are deep, and the mountains are steep. Yet no matter how small baby penguin feels in such a big, wide world, his mama always sees him as the BIGGEST and most important thing in her life! This book is illustrated in black and white contrast with splashes of color and texture throughout, making it a good choice for an infant’s developing eyes. It also introduces the concept of opposites and offers reassurance that baby is always the apple of his mama’s eye.
BIG Little by Leslie Patricelli is a board book that gives all kinds of examples of opposites. Patricelli creates board books that are developmentally appropriate for babies while also teaching higher level concepts. The illustrations are simple and bright with one word on each page. Makes for perfect shared time between parents/caregivers and baby!
Flannel Rhymes We Shared
Here is a video clip with the words & melody to the nursery rhyme, Mary Had a Little Lamb. You’ll notice this is a longer version of the song! Hope you enjoy!
Mary Had a Little Lamb
Little lamb, little lamb
Mary had a little lamb
Its fleece was white as snow
And everywhere that Mary went
Mary went, Mary went
Everywhere that Mary went
The lamb was sure to go.
and a Teeny Little Mouse (say “teeny little mouse” in a small squeaky voice)
Who ran around and around (Roll hands with cat and mouse around each other)
In a tall, tall house! (Stretch arms above head)
Until that teeny tiny mouse (say “teeny little mouse” in a small squeaky voice)
got caught at last (have cat catch mouse)
Because that GREAT BIG CAT (say “great big cat” in a big voice)
ran around so fast! (Roll hands with cat and mouse around each other)