February 19, 2013

They're on the Loose!

Mother Goose on the Loose is always a fun program with the babies. Seeing the changes in how the children interact with each other and with me is a great experience. And our group is growing again! We had several new families join us last week... Hooray!

Part of our session concentrates on body rhymes. For example:

"Fingers Like to Wiggle Waggle"
Fingers like to wiggle waggle, wiggle waggle, wiggle waggle.
Fingers like to wiggle waggle on my.... head!

Then we repeat with other body parts such as toes, knees, elbows, and, everyone's favorite, tummy!

Lots of giggles and grins and the children are learning vocabulary while singing a fun song. I heard that one little girl was persuaded to get out of the car by the promise that the fingers could wiggle waggle on Daddy's tummy when she got inside!

A favorite part of Mother Goose on the Loose is our music section. This week, we used maracas and danced to Laurie Berkener's "I Know a Chicken."

This age group is full of energy and likes to move. The half hour often flies by before I realize it. And even when they're this little, they look forward to their storytime. And they're (hopefully) developing an important love for the library and books that will help them when it comes time to learn to read.

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