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  • Babies!
  • Fingerplays & Songs
  • Books
  • New Books
  • Storytimes at your Library
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    Babies!
    Who doesn't like reading books about babies? Whether it's to reassure a young one when when a sibling is on the way, or just to enjoy a sweet or silly book, toddlers and preschoolers love seeing pictures of babies and will find familiarity in stories about crying, messy-eating, diaper-wearing babies!

    Find some great books about babies on the Kiss the Baby! book list.
         Cover Art: Please, Baby, Please

    Fingerplays & Songs
    Five Little Babies

    One little baby, rocking in a tree,
    (Pretend to rock baby)

    Two little babies, splashing in the sea,
    (Clap hands to imitate splashing actions)

    Three little babies, crawling on the floor,
    (Have three fingers crawl up arm)

    Four little babies, banging on the door,
    (Clap hands)

    Five little babies, playing hide and seek,
    (Cover eyes)

    Keep your eyes closed tight...

    Until I say PEEK!

    Cover Art: What Shall We Do with the Boo-Hoo Baby?

    Snuggle Up Together

    Snuggle up together, baby's in your lap,
    (Snuggle and rock baby in lap)

    Snuggle up together, and clap, clap, clap,
    (Clap with baby)

    Snuggle up together, don't you nap,
    (Snuggle and rock baby)

    Snuggle up together, and tap, tap, tap,
    (Tap with baby)

    You're working out together, baby don't stop,
    (Snuggle and rock baby)

    You're working out together, now hop, hop, hop!
    (Bounce baby gently in lap)

    Cover Art: The Berenstain Bears' New Baby


    Books
    Cover Art: Leo Loves Baby Time Leo Loves Baby Time
    Leo loves to go to baby time, where he sings, plays and makes new friends.
    Cover Art: When My Baby Dreams When My Baby Dreams
    A new mother watches her baby sleep, imagining the adventures she is having in her dreams.

    New Books

    Baby Penguins Love Their Mama!

    I Hatched!

    A Book of Babies

    My Blue Bunny, Bubbit

    more New Picture Books

    Storytimes at your Library
    Many storytimes require registration and fill up early. Registration is available online, by phone and in person.
    • Baby Storytime - for children from birth to 24 months and their parent or caregiver. Talk, sing, read, write and play together in a format designed especially for babies. Share books, stories, rhymes, music and movement.
    • Family Storytime - For children of all ages and their parent or caregiver. Talk, sing, read, write and play together in a format appropriate for young children. Share books, stories, rhymes, music and movement.
    see all Storytimes at Hennepin County Library

    see all events at Hennepin County Library


    Jane Jane, Birth to Six Librarian
    Learn more about early literacy at Birth to Six website


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