Book read: Say Hello Like This by Mary Murphy
ASL Sign of the Week: Dog
Rock the Baby (from Read, Sing, Play)
Rock the baby, rock the baby, 1-2-3. (rock baby back and forth)
Watch the baby, watch the baby, smile at me.
Bounce the baby, bounce he baby, on your lap. (bounce)
Don't forget the teach the baby how to clap! (clap)
Baby Fell Into the Bathtub (modified from Perry Public Library)
Baby fell into the bathtub, (tip baby back as if falling)
Baby fell into the sink (repeat)
Baby fell into the raspberry jam (repeat)
And came out pink! (lift baby up)
Bouncing, Bouncing (adapted from NIEHS)
Bouncing, bouncing (bounce baby)
Hop, hop, hop! Hop, hop, hop!
Bouncing, bouncing bouncing,
Now we stop! (stop)
Other actions can include clapping, stomping, flying, etc)
Clap, Clap, Clap (to the tune of Row, Row, Row Your Boat, from Perry Public Library)
Clap, clap, clap your hands, clap them now with me,
Clap your hands, let me see,
Clap them now with me!
(other verses: tap your knees, shake your feet, touch your shoulders)
Itsy Bitsy Spider
My Pony Macaroni (do three times with increasing speed) (from Born to Read)
I have a little pony, (bounce baby on lap)
His name is Macaroni.
He trots and trots and then he stops (stop bouncing)
Funny little pony!
If You're Happy and You Know It
The Grand Old Duke of York
The grand old Duke of York,
He had ten thousand men.
He marched them up to the top of the hill (lift baby in the air)
And he marched them down again (lower baby)
And when they're up, they're up. (lift baby's legs)
And when they're down their down. (lower baby's legs)
But when they're only halfway up (raise legs halfway)
They're neither up nor down.
Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes
Literacy tip of the week: When you read to your baby point out parts of the illustrations and name them. This is a great way to build your baby's vocabulary!