What'll I Do with the Baby-o?

Nursery Rhymes, Songs, and Stories for Babies

By Jane Cobb
(Black Sheep Press, Paperback, 9780969866619, 256pp.)

Publication Date: May 2007

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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 the Author

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.

Praise For What'll I Do with the Baby-o?

"A thorough guide for librarians, early childhood educators, or college students preparing for a career in infant-care professions. This book is a must-have for those embarking upon Baby and Me or Mother Goose-type programs."  —Blair Christolon, School Library Journal

"No one involved in an educational setting with parents and children of this age should miss it. Highly Recommended."  —Valerie Nielsen, CM Magazine

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