Eight Jolly Reindeer is the perfect book for babies, with glitter to catch their attention and sturdy Reindeer tabs to help make turning the pages easier. Written by Ilanit Oliver and illustrated by Jacqueline Rogers, this book is also a great way to sneak in a math lesson as we count down from 8 to 1.
At the momstown Brampton Rhyme, Rhythm and Read event, our Baby Picassos made the cutest Rudolph the Red Nose Baby Reindeer to hang on their Christmas tree.
Dashing Through the Snow: A Canadian Jingle Bells was our give-away at Tales for Tots. Author Helaine Becker put a spin on the traditional Christmas carol Jingle Bells by giving it a modern, Canadiana twist. As if the tune didn’t bring enough merriment to the story, the illustrations by Werner Zimmermann made the children’s eyes as big as saucers as they searched each page for the animals and lost presents.
Dashing through the snow, on a rusty old Ski-Do, through the bush we go, dodging Cariboo.
CLICK HERE to view the video, in case you need reminding of the tune.
CBC Parents sums it up: The clearly Canadian lyrics are perfectly complimented by the fun and dynamic illustrations. Don't be surprised if the quirky text takes over for the old classic tune." —CBC Parents
We sang children’s favourites such as Rudoph the Red Nosed Reindeer, Jingle Bells and Frosty the Snowmen and even did the Reindeer Pokey:
You put your hooves in, your put your hooves out, you put your hooves in and you shake them all about
You do the Reindeer Pokey and you turn yourself around, that's what it's all about.
Antlers (hands on top of your head) nose, tail
momstown Brampton is very fortunate to offer a French book each month and this little guy will love to take a ski doo ride with Porcupine and his friends in another language.
I do believe we're all ready for Christmas now! Join us in January when we give away more books at Tales for Tots and Rhyme, Rhythm and Read from our valued partner Scholastic Canada