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The Library's Early Literacy Program

The Library's Early Literacy Program

For Babies

A Sing & Rhyme Activity for Babies

Baby Babbles

Sing & Rhyme Play with sounds, songs and rhymes.


Baby Babbles

Making sounds is so much fun! As soon as baby can figure out how to make a sound, he starts making it all the time. Encourage this sound play by babbling with him. Repeat the sounds he makes and add a few new ones from time to time. Before you know it, your house will be full of baby babbles!


'Round and 'Round the Garden Tickle Rhyme

'Round and 'round the garden, [Gently circle your child's belly, back or hand.]

Goes the teddy bear.

One step, two step, [Walk fingers up child's arm.]

Tickle under there! [Tickle under chin.]

Repeat as long as your little one enjoys tickle time!


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

Find these books at

  • Baby Says.
  • Baby Says. by .
  • No No, Baby!
  • No No, Baby! by Anne Hunter
  • Hello, Baby: Say Hello in 15 Languages
  • Hello, Baby: Say Hello in 15 Languages by Stephani Stilwell


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.

Find Storytimes