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The Library's Early Literacy Program

The Library's Early Literacy Program

For Babies

A Sing & Rhyme Activity for Babies

Roll-a-Rhyme

Sing & Rhyme Play with sounds, songs and rhymes.

PLAY

Roll-a-Rhyme

Rhymes are a fun way to play with sounds. A Roll-a-Rhyme is an easy game to make to play with nursery rhymes. Find or create pictures that represent nursery rhymes or songs. Use your favorites or ones you remember from your childhood. Glue one picture to each side of an empty tissue box. Roll the box or let older babies roll it themselves. Sing the nursery rhyme that matches the picture.


SING

The Itsy Bitsy (Eensy Weensy) Spider

The itsy bitsy spider went up the water spout, [twist hand as you move it up to symbolize a spider]

Down came the rain and washed the spider out! [move hands down and spread apart]

Out came the sun and dried up all the rain, [spread hands above head]

And the itsy bitsy spider went up the spout again. [twist hand as you move it up to symbolize a spider]


READ

Click the book jackets to find these books and more at the Library.

Find these books at http://catalog.coolcat.org

  • One, Two, Grandpa Loves You
  • One, Two, Grandpa Loves You by Shelly Becker
  • Sing a Song of Kindness: A Tender Take on Classic Nursery Rhymes
  • Sing a Song of Kindness: A Tender Take on Classic Nursery Rhymes by Ciara Ni Dhuinn
  • Honey for You, Honey for Me: A First Book of Nursery Rhymes
  • Honey for You, Honey for Me: A First Book of Nursery Rhymes by Michael Rosen

JOIN US AT THE LIBRARY

Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.

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