B is for babies!
B is for babies and Better Beginnings. Did you know that reading for pleasure is the most important indicator of the future success of a child? Reading books to your baby will develop your child’s listening and concentration skills and help your child learn to read and write. For more information about the Better Beginnings Family Literacy Program go to www.better-beginnings.com.au. And remember to join us for our free storytime sessions.
Books about babies
Who loves baby? / Julia Hubery and Sean Julian
Who loves baby? Not his big brother, that’s for certain. After all, Baby is icky and sicky and pongy and pooey. Why doesn’t the Gooey Gang see that? The Gooey Gang love Baby. They goo and coo and gush over him. This is the delightful tale of an older sibling adjusting to life when a new baby comes along. Read it to find out why Baby’s big brother has a change of heart.
The tall man and the twelve babies / Tom Niland Champion & Kilmeny Niland
There are twelve adorable babies in this funny story about six baby boys called Alistair and six baby girls called Charlene who all live with a tall man in a tiny apartment. One day the door slams shut with the Charlenes on one side and the Alistairs on the other. What will the tall man do to reunite them?
Let’s Go, Baby-o! / Janet & Andrew McLean
Your toddler will be bouncing, jumping, hopping, clapping, twisting and twirling when you read Let’s Go, Baby-o! In this fun-filled story of discovery, Baby and his cousin play action games. In between games they stop to look out the window. What do they see? What will you see?
This is Baby Ready for a Nap
This is baby ready for a nap. (Hold up one finger)
Lay him down on mother’s lap. (Place finger in palm of other hand)
Cover him up so he won’t peep. (Wrap fingers around it)
Rock him ‘til he’s fast asleep. (Rock back and forth)
You will need:
Small paper plate
Picture of a baby
Pencils or textas for colouring
Colour in the picture of a baby and then cut out. Fold paper plate in half and cut along the fold. Tape ends of pipe cleaner inside one half of the paper plate. Glue the paper plate halves together. Glue coloured doily to front of paper plate. Place your baby inside his cradle. Sing Rock A Bye Baby.
Rock A Bye Baby
Rock a bye baby on the treetop.
When the wind blows, the cradle will rock.
When the bough breaks, the cradle will fall.
And down will come baby, cradle and all.