Book: Mama’s Little Bears by Nancy Tafuri
Rhyme: (using a bear puppet)
My bear is looking all around.
My bear is sniffing at the ground.
My bear is looking at my toes.
My bear can kiss me on the nose.
My bear can whisper in my ear.
What’s he saying? Can you hear?
My bear can hide behind me,
But wherever I go, my bear can surely find me.
(Credit: Yorba Linda Public Library)
Rhyme: Roly poly ever so slowly [slowly roll baby’s hands]
Roly poly faster faster faster faster! [roll hands faster]
Book: Jamberry by Bruce Degen
Song: “Teddy bear, turn around/Three little blackbirds” – Greg and Steve: Ready, Set, Move!
Rhyme: Away up high in the apple tree (lift baby)
I saw a little baby smiling at me.
I shook that tree as hard as I could. (shake gently)
Down came the baby. (bring baby down)
Mmm, she was good! (kiss)
Book: Bear Play by Miela Ford
Rhyme: One arm goes up, one arm goes down, one arm goes up and down.
Two arms go up…
One leg goes up…
Two legs go up…
Rhyme: Tick tock, tick tock, I’m a little cuckoo clock (swing baby side to side)
Tick tock, tick tock, stop!
What time is it? It’s one-o-clock.
Cuckoo! (lift baby)
Book (choral reading): Brown bear, brown bear, what do you see? by Bill Martin, illustrated by Eric Carle
Song (with shaky eggs): “Stompy the Bear” – Caspar Babypants: Hot Dog!