For our fifth storytime of the winter session we read stories about colors! What follows are the books, rhymes, songs, tickle, bounces and nursery flannel board we shared.
Just after birth, a baby sees only in black and white, with shades of gray. As the months go by, he/she will slowly start to develop his color vision at around 4 months. [Credit: WebMD]
BOOKS WE SHARED
In Colors pop-up Peekaboo! published by D.K. Kindersley, each page brings a lift-the-flap peekaboo surprise! This is an interactive book that teaches colors and animal identification. A yellow duck, a red bird, a blue fish, a green turtle and a rainbow butterfly emerge in 3-D as each flap is lifted up. All babies love playing peekaboo and this book takes this simple game to another level!
Black Bird Yellow Sun by Steve Light is a board book that contrasts a simple black bird against things in nature that are bursting with color. We have the black bird against the backdrop of a “yellow sun, orange leaves, purple grapes, green grass” and more. Clear & simple visuals, bright colors and the appearance of the same bird on each page make this an easy book for infants to follow.
We sang the book What a Wonderful World together. The book is based on the song by Bob Thiele & George David Weiss as sung by Louis Armstrong. Thought you might enjoy a different version of this song by Hawaiian ukulele player and singer, Israel. In the video clip below he sings Somewhere Over the Rainbow to the tune of What a Wonderful World.
Little Boy Blue
Come blow your horn;
The sheep’s in the meadow,
The cow’s in the corn.Where’s the little boy
That looks after the sheep?
He’s under the hay-cock,
fast a-sleep.Will you wake him?
No, not I;
For if I do,
he’ll be sure to cry.