January 12

Sing a Song

On Top of Spaghetti

On top of spaghetti all covered with cheese
I lost my poor meatball when somebody sneezed
It rolled off the table, it rolled on the floor
And then my poor meatball rolled out of the door
It rolled in the garden and under a bush
And then my poor meatball was nothing but mush.
The mush was as tasty as tasty could be,
And early next summer it grew to a tree.
The tree was all covered with beautiful moss
It grew great big meatballs and tomato sauce.
So if you eat spaghetti all covered with cheese,
Hold on to your meatball and don't ever sneeze.

Watch

Learn Table Manners

Try This

Let your child help you with dinner. Even toddlers can help mix things and drop things in a pan (just be mindful of a hot stove!) If you are not comfortable with your child actually helping you, set up a table with pots and pans so that they can pretend to cook alongside you.

Read a Book

Here are some book recommendations for today. Check out the picture book collection at your local library, where there are lots of books to choose from! Find nearby libraries.

  • ChopChop: The Kids' Guide to Cooking Real Food with Your Family by Sally Sampson; photographs by Carl Tremblay
  • My Food, Your Food by Lisa Bullard; illustrated by Christine M. Schneider
  • The Edible Pyramid: Good Eating Every Day by Loreen Leedy