Babies
The Birth of a Book Habit


Singing Activities


  • Pick up a Nursery Rhyme book from the West Bloomfield Township Public Library. Sing the songs to your baby during the day or before bed. Singing stimulates early language development, promotes attachment, and supports an infant’s growing spatial awareness as the child experiences her body moving in space.
  • Sing and dance around your house. It’s always great to have your child learn the rhythm of words and songs, it’s a great introductory to reading.
  • Sing a song with numbers such as “Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed,” this will help with singing, language development as well as counting.
  • Skills Learned: Develops auditory discrimination, imagination, rhythm, singing, music and movement, literacy word, speaking, vocabulary, listening and comprehension, fine motor skills, observing and language development, musical exploration, hand eye coordination, fine and gross motor skills, sharing, problem solving, tools and technology.


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Library Director:  Clara Nalli Bohrer    |    Youth Services Coordinator:  Jill Bickford    |    Early Childhood Specialist:  Emily Vickers

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