First 5 Years

Summer Reading Splash!

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Chill out at the beach or make a splash with these cool summer reads and rhymes.

 


Babies

Where is baby's beach ball?, bookcoverWhere is Baby's Beach Ball? (a lift-the-flap book)
by Karen Katz
ISBN: 9781416949626
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Splash!, bookcoverSplash!
by Roberta Grobel Intrater
ISBN: 0439420059(board)
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Book Jacket: Splash!Splash
by Flora McDonnell
ISBN: 0763620351
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Rhyme: "Two Little Fishes"
 
Two little fishes side by side, (hold up two index fingers, side by side)
Swimming through the water, (make a "swimming" motion, side to side)
Swimming through the tide! (make a "swimming" motion, side to side)
They don’t need a motor, (shake your head "no")
They don’t need a sail, (shake your head "no")
They just wiggle their fins, (tickle baby’s sides)
And wiggle their tails! (tickle baby’s toes)

Toddlers

Book Jacket: Ladybug girl at the beachLadybug Girl at the Beach
by David Soman and Jacky Davis; illustrated by David Soman
ISBN: 9780803734166
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Book Jacket: A House for Hermit CrabA House for Hermit Crab
by Eric Carle
ISBN: 1416903097
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Rhyme: "Five Little Seashells"
 
Five little seashells, lying on the shore (hold up five fingers)
Swish! went the waves, (sweep hands from one side to the other)
and then there were four! (bend down one finger)
Four little seashells, cozy as could be, (hold up four fingers)
Swish! went the waves, (sweep hands from one side to the other)
and then there were three! (bend down one finger)
Three little seashells, all pearly new, (hold up three fingers)
Swish! went the waves, (sweep hands from one side to the other)
and then there were two! (bend down one finger)
Two little seashells sleeping in the sun (hold up two fingers)
Swish! went the waves, (sweep hands from one side to the other)
and then there were one! (bend down one finger)
One little seashell left all alone, (hold up one finger)
I put it in my pocket and took it home! (bend down last finger)

Preschoolers

Book Jacket: Turtle, turtle, watch out!Turtle, Turtle, Watch Out!
by April Pulley Sayre; illustrated by Annie Patterson
ISBN: 9781580891486
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Book Jacket: The whale and the snailThe Whale and the Snail
by Julia Donaldson; pictures by Axel Scheffler
ISBN: 0142405809
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Rhyme: "I Had a Little Turtle"
 
I had a little turtle (wiggle fingers)
And he lived in a box (make a “square” with your fingertips & thumbs)
He swam in a puddle, (make a swimming motion with hand)
And he climbed on the rocks. (make a climbing motion with hand)
He SNAPPED at a mosquito (make a "snapping" motion with your hand)
And he SNAPPED at a flea (make a "snapping" motion with your hand)
And he SNAPPED at a minnow (make a "snapping" motion with your hand)
And he SNAPPED at me! (make a "snapping" motion with your hand)
He CAUGHT the mosquito (clap hands)
And he CAUGHT the flea (clap hands)
And he CAUGHT the minnow (clap hands)
But he didn’t catch ME!