This week’s story time theme is Babies! I read two of my absolutely favorite baby books:
Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes by Mem Fox
I love this book because it showcases a diverse set of babies, born in towns, far away, in tents, in towns, in eider-down, etc. The final message is that all the babies are the same, no matter where they are from. Being in the Bay Area, I have an incredibly diverse audience for my story time, and this book went over really well with everyone. All the parents enjoyed the refrain “And all of these babies, as everyone knows. Had ten little fingers and ten little toes.” They cuddled their babies, wiggled fingers and gave little hugs. It was a very sweet reading.
Baby Goes Beep by Rebecca O’Connell
This book was particularly fun to read. I think the adults enjoyed it more than the kids actually. But I like this book for introducing a variety of sounds and noises that children make and experience throughout the day. Everything that happens in this book is something that an infant goes through, from meals to baths, to being hushed to sleep. It’s a very cute book indeed.