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The Essential Lapsit Guide: A Multimedia How-To-Do-It Manual and Programming Guide for Stimulating Literacy Development from 12 to 24 Months

Linda L. Ernst

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Here readers of The Essential Lapsit Guide will find a bibliography of chapter resources, a list of rhyme lyrics that appear in the book, full-page sample handouts and templates, and forty-seven rhymes and activities performed by the author to encourage audience interaction.

Bibliography of Chapter Resources [PDF]

Rhyme Lyrics [Word]

Sample Handouts and Templates 

Use these handouts as is or copy and paste elements from the PDF while designing your own handouts.

All Wet!

Art Activity Recipes

Craft Ideas

Creative Play Ideas

Creative Rhyme Handout Ideas

Door Sign



Flannel-Board Fun

Fun Rhymes to Share!

Handout Template—Generic

Handout Template—Stories and Stuff

Interesting Facts and Tips

Program Descriptions for Publicity Flyers

Program Guidelines Bookmarks

Program Guidelines Poster

Reading Aloud to Little Ones

Rhyme Booklet, Page 1

Rhyme Booklet, Page 2

Sick Sign

Things That Go

Rhymes and Activities Performed by the Author [.mpg files]

Acka Backa

Cobbler, Cobbler

Criss-Cross Applesauce

The Eency, Weency Spider

Five Plump Peas

From Wibbleton to Wobbleton

The Great Big Spider

Head and Shoulders, Knees and Toes

Here Is a Beehive

Hickory, Dickory, Dock

Humpty Dumpty

I Hear Thunder

I’ll Drive a Dump Truck

Jack in the Box

Jeremiah, Blow the Fire

Leg Over Leg

Little Turtle

The More We Get Together

Mother and Father and Uncle John

One, Two

1, 2, 3, Baby’s on My Knee

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, I Caught a Fish Alive

Open, Shut Them

Patty Cake, Patty Cake

Plant a Little Seed

Pop! Goes the Weasel

Rain Is Falling Down

Ride, Baby, Ride

Riding on My Pony


’Round and ’Round the Garden

Row, Row, Row Your Boat

Shoe the Old Horse

Sing a Song of Sixpence

Snow Is Falling Down

Tall as a Tree

There Was a Little Man

These Are Grandma’s Glasses

This Is the Way the Ladies Ride


Tommy Thumbs Up

Two Little Blackbirds

Way Up High in the Apple Tree

The Wheels on the Bus

When Ducks Get Up in the Morning

Whoops, Johnny!

Wiggle Your Fingers