After last week’s sombre poem, I thought we all deserved something a bit lighter and sillier this week. So today I’m taking you inside my weekly baby times for a glimpse at some of the adorable shenanigans we get up to together! Baby time is one of the highlights of my week – there’s nothing quite like being in a room full of wiggly, giggly, sweet little babies to brighten your spirits!
Poetry is everywhere in library story times. We sing, we wiggle, we dance, we tickle and we bounce in a half-hour celebration of rhythm and rhyme. Lap bounces are a big part of baby programs as they help babies develop strong core muscles and improve their balance, which are key components of learning to crawl and walk. They’re also just so much fun!
This is one of my all-time favourite lap bounces. It’s absolutely ridiculous, uses a lot of early literacy supporting repetition, includes an opportunity for a snuggle, and celebrates the wonderful (and perhaps surprisingly dangerous) hippopotamus!
So silly, and so, so much fun. Who says poetry has to be serious all the time? Sometimes a silly poem can be just what you need, especially when it includes an opportunity to squish a giggly little hippo on your lap.
Hope everyone has a great week, friends!