Lapsit Storytime – Spring! – Thursday, March 20, 2014

It’s FINALLY Spring (at least, it is in Storytime)!

Time to give those winter coats a break and pull out the rain boots.  I don’t think we’ve ever deserved spring more than we do this year.

Changing seasons is such a fun time when you have little ones.  And it’s great for introducing new vocabulary to your baby, as you point out the animals that become active in the spring.  It’s also a great time for exploring the different senses – let your baby TOUCH the grass as it greens up this spring, SMELL a newly bloomed flower, HEAR birds as the chirp in the morning, SEE rainclouds after a spring rain, and TASTE the first few spring veggies from a garden (or farmer’s market).

Our books this week:

Baby Loves Spring (Karen Katz) – Katz is one of my favorite authors for babies.  This book is a lift-the flap book, and it will introduce springtime concepts to little ones in a colorful, fun way.

  Biscuit and the Bunny (Alyssa Satin Capicilli) – Biscuit the puppy is always discovering new things.  What will happen when he meets a bunny?

Two Little Bunny Rabbits (Nursery Rhyme rewrite)

Two little bunny rabbits sitting on the hill.
One named Jack, the other named Jill.
Hop away Jack!  Hop away Jill!
Hop back Jack!  Hop back Jill!

Robins (Bounce Rhyme)

A robin and a robin’s son
Went to town to buy a bun.
They couldn’t decide on plum or plain
And so they went back home again.

 

Don’t forget to get outside with your baby as much as possible!  There’s so much to see and do in the spring!  Try one of the ideas I pinned at Pinterest – I love the homemade bubbles!

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