Let’s make a beautiful start to the new year. This newsletter focuses on resources that begin with the letter B: Babies, birds, and baths. Why?
Baby New Year has origins tracing back to Ancient Egypt. Often local hospitals share pictures of the first baby born in the new year. No matter the inspiration, babies can be fun to discuss.
Share baby pictures. Can the children identify who they are?
Sing lullabies including:
- Rock-a-bye Baby
- Hush Little Baby
Share bird whistles, slide whistles, canary sticks and gobble sticks to play as you sing “Let’s All Sing Like the Birdies Sing“.
Dance “The Chicken Dance” and “Rockin’ Robin”.
Consider making bird feeders to hang in the trees.
Sing songs including:
- Six Little Ducks
- Kookaburra Sits in the Old Gum Tree
- I Know a Chicken (Laurie Berkner)
- Way Up in the Sky, the Little Birds Fly
In the 1940’s the average American bathed once a week. Today, a daily shower is a common occurrence. Yet, a bath can still be enjoyed as a way to relax and cleanse.
- Enjoy singing some bath time songs.
- Review bathroom safety.
- Share some bath related stories. A few include:
Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion
Is It Time by Marilyn Janovitz
To the Tub by Peggy Perry Anderson