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Baby Time: July 31, 2019

Books
Summer Babies by Kathryn O. Galbraith, illus. by Adela Pons
Spot Goes to the Beach by Eric Hill

Music
“Baby’s Hokey Pokey” by Georgiana Stewart, Baby Face
“Get Ready to Wiggle” by The Wiggles, Crunchy Munchy Music

Baby Sign Language
All done

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

Hello Song
Tune: Mary Had a Little Lamb
Everybody smile and wave,
Smile and wave,
Smile and wave.
Everybody smile and wave,
I’m so glad you’re here.
Repeat

Pat-a-Cake
Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake, baker’s man.
Bake me a cake just as fast as you can.
Pat it and roll it and mark it with a “B.”
And put it in the oven for Baby and me.

A Hippopotamus
A hip, a hip, a hippopotamus
Got on, got on, got on a city bus
And all, and all, and all the people said,
“You’re squishing us!”
A cow, a cow, a cow got on the city bus
And all, and all, and all the people said,
“Moooooove over!”
A sheep, a sheep, a sheep got on the bus
And all, and all, and all the people said,
“Baaaaaack up!”

Tick Tock
Caregivers can rock kids back and forth (older kids can rock themselves, sitting or standing)
Tick tock, tick tock, I’m a little cuckoo clock.
Tick tock, tick tock, now I’m chiming one o’clock.
Cuckoo! (Lift baby into the air)
Continue with two, three, four and five o’clock. (For each o’clock add a cuckoo at the end)

The Grand Old Duke of York
The grand old duke of York
He had 10,000 men
He marched them up to the top of the hill
And marched them down again
And when they’re up, they’re up
And when they’re down, they’re down
And when they’re only halfway up,
They’re neither up nor down

Roly Poly (with ribbons)
Tune: Frere Jacques
Roly, poly, roly, poly (roll ribbons in wheel motion)
Up and down, up and down (lift ribbon up and down)
Roly, roly, poly, roly, roly, poly
Up and down, up and down

 

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July 31, 2019 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Baby Time: July 24, 2019

Books
Littles and How They Grow by Kelly DiPucchio, illus. by AG Ford
Up Up Up Down by Kimberly Gee

Music
“Itsy Bitsy Spider” by Sue Schnitzer, Wiggle and Whirl: Clap and Nap
“Shake Your Dragon Tail” from Dragon Tales: Dragon Tunes

Baby Sign Language
Change (diaper)

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

Hello Song
Tune: Mary Had a Little Lamb
Everybody smile and wave,
Smile and wave,
Smile and wave.
Everybody smile and wave,
I’m so glad you’re here.
Repeat

Pat-a-Cake
Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake, baker’s man.
Bake me a cake just as fast as you can.
Pat it and roll it and mark it with a “B.”
And put it in the oven for Baby and me.

A Hippopotamus
A hip, a hip, a hippopotamus
Got on, got on, got on a city bus
And all, and all, and all the people said,
“You’re squishing us!”
A cow, a cow, a cow got on the city bus
And all, and all, and all the people said,
“Moooooove over!”
A sheep, a sheep, a sheep got on the bus
And all, and all, and all the people said,
“Baaaaaack up!”

Tick Tock
Caregivers can rock kids back and forth (older kids can rock themselves, sitting or standing)
Tick tock, tick tock, I’m a little cuckoo clock.
Tick tock, tick tock, now I’m chiming one o’clock.
Cuckoo! (Lift baby into the air)
Continue with two, three, four and five o’clock. (For each o’clock add a cuckoo at the end)

The Grand Old Duke of York
The grand old duke of York
He had 10,000 men
He marched them up to the top of the hill
And marched them down again
And when they’re up, they’re up
And when they’re down, they’re down
And when they’re only halfway up,
They’re neither up nor down

Can You Shake Along With Me? (with maracas)
Can you shake along with me?
Along with me, along with me?
Can you shake along with me?
Put your shaker on your . . . knee

Repeat with different body parts

Let’s Go Riding in an Elevator
(Parents standing with babies held in front about waist high)
Let’s go riding in an elevator, elevator, elevator
Let’s go riding in an elevator, come along with me
First floor…. second floor… third floor… fourth floor…fifth floor (baby should be high now) and….
DOWN! (drop down quickly)

Have You Ever Seen a Baby?
Tune: Did You Ever See a Lassie?
Have you ever seen a baby
A baby, a baby
Have you ever seen a baby
Fly this way and that?
Fly this way and that way
And this way and that way
Have you ever seen a baby
Fly this way and that?

Have you ever seen a baby
A baby, a baby
Have you ever seen a baby
Fly up and down?
Fly up and down
And up and down
Have you ever seen a baby
Fly up and down?

 

July 24, 2019 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Baby Time: July 17, 2019

Books
Good Day, Good Night by Margaret Wise Brown, illus. by Loren Long
Pajama Time! by Sandra Boynton

Music
“Under the Sea” from Disney: The Music Behind the Magic (with bubbles)

Baby Sign Language
Sleep

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

Hello Song
Tune: Mary Had a Little Lamb
Everybody smile and wave,
Smile and wave,
Smile and wave.
Everybody smile and wave,
I’m so glad you’re here.
Repeat

Pat-a-Cake
Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake, baker’s man.
Bake me a cake just as fast as you can.
Pat it and roll it and mark it with a “B.”
And put it in the oven for Baby and me.

A Hippopotamus
A hip, a hip, a hippopotamus
Got on, got on, got on a city bus
And all, and all, and all the people said,
“You’re squishing us!”
A cow, a cow, a cow got on the city bus
And all, and all, and all the people said,
“Moooooove over!”
A sheep, a sheep, a sheep got on the bus
And all, and all, and all the people said,
“Baaaaaack up!”

Tick Tock
Caregivers can rock kids back and forth (older kids can rock themselves, sitting or standing)
Tick tock, tick tock, I’m a little cuckoo clock.
Tick tock, tick tock, now I’m chiming one o’clock.
Cuckoo! (Lift baby into the air)
Continue with two, three, four and five o’clock. (For each o’clock add a cuckoo at the end)

The Grand Old Duke of York
The grand old duke of York
He had 10,000 men
He marched them up to the top of the hill
And marched them down again
And when they’re up, they’re up
And when they’re down, they’re down
And when they’re only halfway up,
They’re neither up nor down

Did You Ever See a Fishy? (with sea puppets)
Sway back and forth
Did you ever see a fishy, a fishy, a fishy?
Did you ever see a fishy swim this way and that?
Swim this way and that way,
And this way and that way.
Did you ever see a fishy swim this way and that?

Yes, I’ve seen a fishy, a fishy, a fishy.
Yes, I’ve seen a fishy swim this way and that.
Swim this way and that way,
And this way and that way.
Yes, I’ve seen a fishy swim this way and that

Roly Poly Song
Tune: Frere Jacques
Roly poly, roly poly.
Up, up, up. Up, up, up.
Roly roly poly. Roly roly poly.
Down, down down. Down, down, down.
Roly poly … Out and in.
Roly poly . . . Front and back.
Roly poly . . . Left and right.
Roly poly . . . Fast and slow.

July 17, 2019 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Baby Time: July 10, 2019

Books
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star by David Ellwand
Summer Supper by Rubin Pfeffer, illus. by Mike Austin

Music
“You Are My Sunshine” from Wiggleworms Love You
“Bluegrass Jamboree” by Hap Palmer, So Big

Baby Sign Language
Change (diaper)

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

Hello Song
Tune: Mary Had a Little Lamb
Everybody smile and wave,
Smile and wave,
Smile and wave.
Everybody smile and wave,
I’m so glad you’re here.
Repeat

Wiggle Song
Tune: The Bear Went Over the Mountain
My hands are starting to wiggle,
My hands are starting to wiggle,
My hands are starting to wiggle,
Around and around and around.

Jump in the Rocket
Jump in the rocket (bounce baby on knee)
We’ll blast off soon!
We’re taking a trip
Up to the moon
Up, up, up we climb (lift baby higher and higher)
Up to the sky (hold baby high in the air)
Isn’t it a lot of fun (bring baby back down, resume bouncing)
To be able to fly?!

Astronaut, Astronaut
Astronaut, astronaut, put on your suit (touch baby’s tummy or clothing)
Astronaut, astronaut, put on your boots (touch baby’s feet)
Astronaut, astronaut, ready to fly (lift baby’s hands overhead)
Astronaut, astronaut, up in the sky (wave baby’s hands gently back and forth)
Astronaut, astronaut, flying through the stars (clap baby’s hands together)
Astronaut, astronaut, past the moon and Mars (use your finger to circle the perimeter of baby’s face)
Astronaut, astronaut, wave your hands (wave baby’s hands)
Astronaut, astronaut, ready to land! (touch baby’s feet)

Baby Put Your Pants On (diaper changing song)
Baby put your pants on, pants on, pants on (wiggle baby’s legs)
Baby put your pants on, 1, 2, 3 (hold up fingers as you count)
Baby put your pants on, pants on, pants on (wiggle baby’s legs)
Baby put your pants on, 1, 2, 3 (hold up fingers as you count)
Legs to the left (wiggle left leg)
Legs to the right (wiggle right leg)
Wiggle and jiggle and pull them up tight (wiggle baby’s legs)
Legs to the left (wiggle left leg)
Legs to the right (wiggle right leg)
Wiggle and jiggle and pull them up tight (wiggle baby’s legs)
Baby put your pants on, pants on, pants on (wiggle baby’s legs)
Baby put your pants on, 1, 2, 3 (hold up fingers as you count)

If You’re Happy and You Know It, Play Your Instrument (with instruments)
If you’re happy and you know it . . .
Play your instrument
Play up high
Play down low
Play them softly

July 10, 2019 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Baby Time: June 26, 2019

Books
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
Kitten’s First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes

Music
“Mr. Sun” by Raffi, Singable Songs for the Very Young
“Fly Me to the Moon” by Laurie Berkner, Rocketship Run (with scarves)

Baby Sign Language
Change (diaper)

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

Hello Song
Tune: Mary Had a Little Lamb
Everybody smile and wave,
Smile and wave,
Smile and wave.
Everybody smile and wave,
I’m so glad you’re here.
Repeat

Wiggle Song
Tune: The Bear Went Over the Mountain
My hands are starting to wiggle,
My hands are starting to wiggle,
My hands are starting to wiggle,
Around and around and around.

Jump in the Rocket
Jump in the rocket (bounce baby on knee)
We’ll blast off soon!
We’re taking a trip
Up to the moon
Up, up, up we climb (lift baby higher and higher)
Up to the sky (hold baby high in the air)
Isn’t it a lot of fun (bring baby back down, resume bouncing)
To be able to fly?!

Astronaut, Astronaut
Astronaut, astronaut, put on your suit (touch baby’s tummy or clothing)
Astronaut, astronaut, put on your boots (touch baby’s feet)
Astronaut, astronaut, ready to fly (lift baby’s hands overhead)
Astronaut, astronaut, up in the sky (wave baby’s hands gently back and forth)
Astronaut, astronaut, flying through the stars (clap baby’s hands together)
Astronaut, astronaut, past the moon and Mars (use your finger to circle the perimeter of baby’s face)
Astronaut, astronaut, wave your hands (wave baby’s hands)
Astronaut, astronaut, ready to land! (touch baby’s feet)

Baby Put Your Pants On (diaper changing song)
Baby put your pants on, pants on, pants on (wiggle baby’s legs)
Baby put your pants on, 1, 2, 3 (hold up fingers as you count)
Baby put your pants on, pants on, pants on (wiggle baby’s legs)
Baby put your pants on, 1, 2, 3 (hold up fingers as you count)
Legs to the left (wiggle left leg)
Legs to the right (wiggle right leg)
Wiggle and jiggle and pull them up tight (wiggle baby’s legs)
Legs to the left (wiggle left leg)
Legs to the right (wiggle right leg)
Wiggle and jiggle and pull them up tight (wiggle baby’s legs)
Baby put your pants on, pants on, pants on (wiggle baby’s legs)
Baby put your pants on, 1, 2, 3 (hold up fingers as you count)

Where is Baby? (with scarves)
Tune: Frere Jacques
Where is baby? Where is baby? (put scarf in front of baby’s face)
There he is! There he is! (pull scarf away)
I’m so glad to see you! I’m so glad to see you! (cuddle baby)
Peek-a-boo! Peek-a-boo! (place scarf in front of face and pull it away)

June 26, 2019 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Baby Time: June 19, 2019

Books
A Trip Into Space by Lori Haskins Houran, illus. by Francisca Marquez
Bizzy Bear: Space Rocket by Benji Davies

Music
“Dancen Hands” by Merry Music Maker, Kids on the Move (with shakers)
“Splish Splash” by Joanie Bartels, Bathtime Magic (with bubbles)

Baby Sign Language
Change (diaper)

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

Hello Song
Tune: Mary Had a Little Lamb
Everybody smile and wave,
Smile and wave,
Smile and wave.
Everybody smile and wave,
I’m so glad you’re here.
Repeat

Wiggle Song
Tune: The Bear Went Over the Mountain
My hands are starting to wiggle,
My hands are starting to wiggle,
My hands are starting to wiggle,
Around and around and around.

Jump in the Rocket
Jump in the rocket (bounce baby on knee)
We’ll blast off soon!
We’re taking a trip
Up to the moon
Up, up, up we climb (lift baby higher and higher)
Up to the sky (hold baby high in the air)
Isn’t it a lot of fun (bring baby back down, resume bouncing)
To be able to fly?!

Astronaut, Astronaut
Astronaut, astronaut, put on your suit (touch baby’s tummy or clothing)
Astronaut, astronaut, put on your boots (touch baby’s feet)
Astronaut, astronaut, ready to fly (lift baby’s hands overhead)
Astronaut, astronaut, up in the sky (wave baby’s hands gently back and forth)
Astronaut, astronaut, flying through the stars (clap baby’s hands together)
Astronaut, astronaut, past the moon and Mars (use your finger to circle the perimeter of baby’s face)
Astronaut, astronaut, wave your hands (wave baby’s hands)
Astronaut, astronaut, ready to land! (touch baby’s feet)

Baby Put Your Pants On (diaper changing song)
Baby put your pants on, pants on, pants on (wiggle baby’s legs)
Baby put your pants on, 1, 2, 3 (hold up fingers as you count)
Baby put your pants on, pants on, pants on (wiggle baby’s legs)
Baby put your pants on, 1, 2, 3 (hold up fingers as you count)
Legs to the left (wiggle left leg)
Legs to the right (wiggle right leg)
Wiggle and jiggle and pull them up tight (wiggle baby’s legs)
Legs to the left (wiggle left leg)
Legs to the right (wiggle right leg)
Wiggle and jiggle and pull them up tight (wiggle baby’s legs)
Baby put your pants on, pants on, pants on (wiggle baby’s legs)
Baby put your pants on, 1, 2, 3 (hold up fingers as you count)

Zoom, Zoom, Zoom
Zoom, zoom, zoom (clap/sweep hands back and forth)
We’re going to the moon
Zoom, zoom, zoom
We’re going to the moon
If you want to take a trip (climb fingers up baby’s arm or climb arms up invisible rocket)
Climb aboard our rocket ship
Zoom, zoom, zoom
We’re going to the moon
5, 4, 3, 2, 1 – blast off! (count on fingers/hands, blast off with arms in air or whole body/swing baby up)

Far, far, far
We’re going to the stars
Far, far, far
We’re going to the stars
If you want to take a trip (climb fingers up baby’s arm)
Climb aboard our rocket ship
Far, far, far
We’re going to the stars
5, 4, 3, 2, 1 – blast off! (count on fingers/hands, blast off with arms in air or whole body/swing baby up)

Fun, fun, fun
We’re going to the sun
Fun, fun, fun
We’re going to the sun
If you want to take a trip (climb fingers up baby’s arm)
Climb aboard our rocket ship
Fun, fun, fun
We’re going to the sun
5, 4, 3, 2, 1 – blast off! (count on fingers/hands, blast off with arms in air or whole body/swing baby up)

Everyone Can Shake (with shakers)
Everyone can shake, shake, shake
Everyone can shake, shake, shake
Everyone can shake, shake, shake
And then we make a stop
Tap, clap, wave

June 19, 2019 at 9:02 am Leave a comment

Baby Time: April 24, 2019

Books
1, 2, 3 with the 10 Little Rubber Ducks by Eric Carle
Love You Head to Toe by Ashley Barron

Music
“Pretty Painted Butterfly” by Kathy Reid-Naiman, A Smooth Road to London Town

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

Bees & Flowers
Tune: Row, Row, Row Your Boat
Buzz, buzz, busy bee
Zipping all around
Looking for a flower friend
Waiting to be found
Keep “flower” finger behind back until time to come out, have bee land on flower

Alice the Camel
Alice the Camel has 2 humps
Alice the Camel has 2 humps
Alice the Camel has 2 humps
So go, Alice, go! (boom, boom, boom)
Alice the camel has 1 hump . . .
Alice the camel has no humps . . .
Because Alice is a horse!

I Hear Thunder
Tune: Frere Jacques
I hear thunder, I hear thunder (pound hands gently on floor or lap)
Listen, don’t you? Listen, don’t you? (cup hand to ear)
Pitter, patter, raindrops; pitter, patter, raindrops (wiggle fingers in falling motion)
I’m wet through (shake body)
So are you! (tickle child)

Diaper on the Bottom
Tune: Wheels on the Bus
The diaper on the bottom
Comes off, off, off
Off, off, off
Off, off, off
The diaper on the bottom
Comes off, off, off
Nice and clean!

Skinnamarink
Skinnamarinky dinky dink
Skinnamarinky do,
I love you!
Skinnamarinky dinky dink
Skinnamarinky do,
I love you!
I love you in the morning,
And in the afternoon
I love you in the evening,
And underneath the moon.
Skinnamarinky dinky dink
Skinnamarinky do,
I love you!

Roly Poly
Tune: Frere Jacques
Roly, poly, roly, poly (roll scarf in wheel motion)
Up and down, up and down (lift scarf up and down)
Roly, roly, poly, roly, roly, poly
Up and down, up and down

April 24, 2019 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

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