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Preschool: For children 0-5 years old

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Dial A Story / Telecuentos

For over 20 years the children of San Antonio have been calling in to Dial-A-Story to hear a children's story.  The children's librarians record new stories every Tuesday and Friday, one in English and one in Spanish. 

Just call 210.207.4466 to listen!

Songs and Rhymes for Babies and Toddlers

Baby and Toddler Time at Home

The Moose Who Loved Noodles by Rachel Dutton

Opening Song: Hello, Hello
Read Aloud: The Moose Who Loved Noodles by Rachel Dutton
View the recording together. Remember, you can pause the video to have your own discussion
Song: Are you Hungry?
Song: Pasta Song
Extension Activity: Do you love noodles as much as moose? With a grown-up’s help try different kinds of noodles with different toppings. Draw a picture of the ones you like and the ones you don’t like, draw moose and his favorite noodles too! Do they match?

Opening Song: Hello Friend 

Read Aloud: The Kindness Book by Todd Parr
This sweet book shows many ways to express kindness.  Feel free to stop the video and talk if your child wants to add something!  This only reinforces the learning and focus.

Song: If You’re Happy and You Know It
(Add these verses with actions or make up your own!) Smile real big, Hug a friend, Blow a kiss.

Goodbye Song: Goodbye Friend

Family Activity: Talk with your child about ways she/he can be kind, like the pictures in the book.  With your child, look through a magazine for examples of kindness and cut them out. Let your child make a kindness collage.
 

Jungle Night by Sandra Boynton

 

 

 

 

Opening Song: When Cows Wake Up in the Morning
Fingerplay: Dance Your Fingers Up
Book: Jungle Night by Sandra Boynton
Counting Flannel: 5 in the Bed
Song: Tick Tock, I'm a Little Cuckoo Clock  AND Tick Tock (in ASL)
Closing Song: Bunnies Sleeping
Activity: Grab some pillows, blankets, and sheets to play! Make forts, play peek-a-boo, hide and seek, and more. Add flashlights to make it even more fun. Need inspiration? Check out this video all about playing with blankets. 

 

Bubbles by Ben Clanton

Opening Song: Hello Bubbles
Action Song: Bubble Pop
Read Aloud: Bubbles by Ben Clanton 
Opposite Song: Roly Poly 
Closing Song: Bubble medley
Activity: Put on some fun music, blow bubbles and dance! Practice popping bubbles and just enjoy moving with your little one to your favorite music. Need a fun song to get you started? Try The Laurie Berkner Band's The Goldfish song.  Need more bubble activity ideas? Check out our Bubble video on SAPL's Free Play Friday YouTube playlist. 

All of Baby Nose to Toes by Victoria Adler

Opening Song:  Hello Everybody”  
Movement Song:  “Head and Shoulders Knees and Toes” 
Read Story:All of Baby Nose to Toes” by Victoria Adler
Goodbye Song: This Little Piggy (words only) OR  “This Little Piggy” (video)
      You can also have kids put their hand up and each finger will be a little piggy. 

Family Activity:  Talk to your child/baby and ask them to point to or show their body parts such as eyes, nose, toes, ears, belly button and more.  Once they find (or the parent finds) the body part, repeat the name of it.  Repetition is key to a child learning his/her body parts.  
 

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