Baa, Baa Black Sheep

Posted: Monday, December 31, 2007, 9:37 am

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Sing two choruses of this song (about a very generous sheep) with your child.

Baa, Baa Black Sheep,
Bounce child up and down on your knees.
Have you any wool?
Yes, sir, yes, sir,
Three bags full.
Hold up three fingers.
One for my master,
Use other hand to point to first finger.
One for my dame
Point to second finger.
And one for the little boy
Point to third finger.
Who lives down the lane
Bounce child up and down on your knees.
Baa, Baa Black Sheep,
Have you any wool?
Yes, sir, yes, sir,
Three bags full.
Hold up three fingers.

Sing this twice. The second time, substitute: "One for the little girl who lives down the lane."

Help your child be ready to read by practicing early literacy skills. Children who enjoy books will be more likely to want to know how to read.

You can help by:

  • Making book sharing a pleasant experience
  • Letting your child see you reading

Activities for Babies:

  • Find a book your baby will enjoy and talk about the pictures with him/her.
  • Choose books for baby that are sturdy, made of cardboard, cloth or plastic for bath.

Activities for Toddlers:

  • Think about something that interests your child (farm animals, trucks, etc). Ask the Librarian to help find a book your toddler will enjoy. Share it together. You do not have to read every word.

Activities for Preschoolers:

  • Your child is curious about the world around them. Think about what they enjoy and then find a book about this topic. Share it together and talk about the pictures. Let your child tell you what she/he knows about the subject matter.
  • Have fun! Sharing books with your child should be an enjoyable experience.

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