A funny little baby time today – at 11:10, five minutes before we were due to start, there were only two babies and their mothers waiting in the program room! I was getting a little nervous – we typically have a pretty good group, but a combination of terrible weather and older siblings home from school had kept our programs a little smaller all week. I needn’t have worried – the babies and their caregivers kept trickling in over the next 30 minutes (one family came in without about 5 minutes left in the program!), and although we certainly weren’t at capacity, we still had a comfortable group. That’s the thing about babies – they don’t always understand schedules! I like to make sure that my patrons know that they are always welcome to come and go as they need to during baby time – I’d rather they benefit from 15 minutes of baby time and get a chance to meet other parents after the program, then not come at all!
Welcome Song: Hello, Friends!
- Eyes, nose, cheeky cheeky chin
- Baby put your pants on
- Slice, slice, the bread looks nice
Book 1: Do cows meow? / Salina Yoon
- Oh I wish I were a little bar of soap!
- I’m toast in the toaster
- A hippopotamus got on a city bus
- Gregory Griggs
- What shall we do with lazy Katie?
- Dancing with bears
- Zoom zoom
- The elevator song
- Orca whale
- Rain is falling down
Goodbye song: Goodbye, Friends!
Do Cows Meow is a really fun book because it has flaps – those gaping animal mouths really caught the attention of more than a few babies! It was also a perfect day for Rain is falling down….it was pouring, just pouring, and I was actually surprised that so many families braved it out through the deluge!