What'll I Do with the Baby-o? by Jane Cobb
Nursery Rhymes, Songs, and Stories for Babies

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Whether it is for use at a library program, in a daycare, or at home, this selection of great rhymes, songs, and stories provides enough material to engage and delight babies throughout their first two years of development. All of the activities recommended encourage bonding, fun, and brain and emotional development that enriches parents’ and babies’ lives in ways that last a lifetime. This resource contains useful chapters on a baby's brain, early language, and literacy development; program planning and presentation tips; 350 rhymes and songs arranged by type for easy access; and other resources and bibliographies for further reading.


About Jane Cobb

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Jane Cobb, BA, MLS, has a BA in English Literature from the University of Victoria (1979), and a Masters Degree in Library Science from the University of British Columbia (1981). She has worked as a Children's Librarian serving families and children in public libraries in BC for twenty-seven years (1982 - 2009). Most recently Jane was the Coordinator of Parent-Child Mother Goose Programs for the Vancouver Public Library in Canada where she created fifteen multi-lingual outreach programs for families living in Vancouver (2001 - 2009). She has also been a sessional instructor of Children's Services at UBC and Langara College(1994 - 2007); and was one of four provincial trainers for the Toronto-based Parent-Child Mother Goose Program (2002 - 2009). She is the author of two classic resources for Children's Librarians and Early Childhood Educators: I'm a Little Teapot: Presenting Preschool Storytime (1996) beloved by K teachers, librarians and early childhood educators alike, and What'll I Do with the Baby-o: Nursery Rhymes, Songs, and Stories for Babies (2007) which won a Mom's Choice Gold Award in 2009. Jane is now a writer, presenter, and early language and literacy consultant. Her Power of Rhyme and Storytelling workshops have inspired thousands of librarians and educators to enjoy using her oral approach to early language and literacy development. Find more info at Jane's website: www.blacksheeppress.com.
Published May 1, 2007 by Black Sheep Press. 256 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Parenting & Relationships. Fiction

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Because hearing is the first sense to develop—after about six months in the womb—a mother’s voice becomes supremely comforting to her child, so Cobb encourages even the tuneless among us to persevere because “[y]our voice is the voice your baby loves best.” For readers interested in teaching this...

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In separate chapters, Cobb presents various types of rhymes, including bouncing rhymes, games and dances, face rhymes, hand rhymes, greeting songs, lullabies, rhymes in other languages, toe wiggling rhymes, and good-bye songs.

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