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Baby Time November 14, 2012

Book
Clap Hands by Helen Oxenbury

Music
Babysong by Hap Palmer

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays
Rub-a dub-dub
Rub-a dub-dub, one child in the tub.
(rub shoulders and neck like scrubbing)
Tell me what you see.
One foot with toes, (point to parts of the body)
A hand, a nose, as clean as they can be. (rub hands together)

Rub-a dub-dub, one child in the tub.
(rub shoulders and neck like scrubbing)
Tell me what you see. Two ears, a cheek, (point)
So clean they squeak, (rub cheeks)
A chin, a tummy, a knee. (point)

Rub-a-dub-dub, one child in the tub.
(rub shoulders and neck like scrubbing)
Tell me what you see.
Legs and arms, so clean and warm.(extend legs and arms)
Do they have a hug for me? (big hug)

Up in the Air
Up, up, up in the air like this.
Down, down, down for a great big kiss.
Up like this, down for a kiss.
You’re my special baby! (big hug)

Terrific Toes
I have such terrific toes,
I take them with me wherever I goes.
I have such fantastic feet.
No matter what, they still smell sweet.
Toes and feet and feet and toes.
There’s nothing else as fine as those.

Wheels on the Bus

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Who has seen the Wind? by Christina Rosetti

Pease Porridge Hot (Rock or clap hands or feet)
Pease porridge hot,
Pease porridge cold,
Pease porridge in the pot nine days old.
Some like it hot,
Some like it cold,
Some like it in the pot nine days old!

Johnny Works with One Hammer (traditional)
Johnny works with one hammer,
One hammer, one hammer,
Johnny works with one hammer,
Then he works with two.

Johnny works with two hammers,
Two hammers, two hammers,
Johnny works with two hammers,
Then he goes to sleep.

The More We Get Together
The more we get together, together, together.
The more we get together, the happier we’ll be.
For your friends are my friends.
And my friends are your friends.
The more we get together, the happier we’ll be.

The more we read together, together, together.
The more we read together, the happier we’ll be.
For your friends are my friends.
And my friends are your friends.
The more we read together, the happier we’ll be.

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November 14, 2012 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

Music & Movement November 9, 2012

Books
Balancing Act by Ellen Stoll Walsh
Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina

Music
“Knuckles Knees” by Jim Gill from Jim Gill Sings Do Re Mi on His Toe Leg Knee
“Can’t Sit Still” by Greg Sceisa
“Bean Bag Rock” from Action Songs for Preschoolers
“The Bean Bag” by Hap Palmer from Can a Jumbo Jet Sing the Aplhabet
“Jump Up, Turn Around” by Jim Gill from Jim Gill sings moving rhymes for modern times

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays
The more we get together
The more we get together, together, together
The more we get together the happier we’ll be.
For your friends are my friends
And my friends are your friends.
The more we get together the happier we’ll be.

Open Shut Them
Open, shut them.
Open, shut them.
Give a little clap.
Open, shut them.
Open, shut them.
Lay them in your lap.

Creep them, creep them up to your chin.
Open your mouth, but do not let them in!
Open, shut them.
Open, shut them.
Lay them in your lap.

Five little monkeys
Five little monkeys sitting in a tree.
(five=Show 5 fingers,)
(monkey=Hands scratching underarms,
(sitting=first 2 fingers “sit” on first 2 fingers of other hand,)
(tree=Hand under elbow and wave arm for tree)
Teasing Mr. Crocodile,
(crocodile=Arms out straight in front & clap hands horizontally)
Can’t catch me, can’t catch me.
(can’t=1 pointer finger “spanks” the other pointer finger,)
(catch=grabbing motion with 1 hand,)
(me=tap chest with pointer finger)
Along comes Mr. Crocodile and snap!
(crocodile=Arms straight out in front and clap hands together)
***Repeat until all the monkeys are gone!!***

Silly Hat Song  (Tune: This Old Man)
On my head, I wear my hat.
It is such a silly hat
My head will wiggle waggle to and fro
Where else can my silly hat go?
On my foot, I wear my hat.
It is such a silly hat
My foot will wiggle waggle to and fro
Where else can my silly hat go?     [Repeat using elbow and knee.]

Wave high, wave low,
I think it’s time, we gotta go.
Wave your elbows, wave your toes,
Wave your tongue and wave your nose.
Wave your knees, wave your lips,
Blow a kiss with fingertips.
Wave your chin, wave your eye,
Wave your hand and say “Goodbye!”

November 9, 2012 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

Baby Time November 7, 2012

Book
Tickle, Tickle  by Helen Oxenbury

Music
Baby Loves Jazz Vol. 1 & 2 By Baby Loves Jazz

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays
Tickle Game
Move fingers slowly up baby’s arm and body.
Then do it again, quickly.

Slowly, slowly, very slowly
Creeps the garden snail.
Slowly, slowly, very slowly
up the wooden rail.

Quickly, quickly, very quickly
Runs the little mouse.
Quickly, quickly, very quickly
Round about the house.

Cobbler, Cobbler
Cobbler, cobbler, mend my shoe.
Give it one stitch, give it two,
Give it three, give it four,
And if it needs it, give it more.

Do Your Ears Hang Low?
Do your ears hang low (tug at earlobes)
Do they wobble to and fro? (wave hands back in forth)
Can you tie them in a knot? (tie an invisible knot)
Can you tie them in a bow? (tie an invisible bow)
Can you throw them over your shoulder (toss something over your shoulder)
Like a continental soldier (salute)
Do your ears hang low? (tug at earlobes)

I went to visit the farm
I went to visit the farm one day,
I saw a cow along the way.
And what do you think I heard it say?
Moo, moo, moo.

I went to visit the farm one day,
I saw a duck along the way.
And what do you think I heard it say?
Quack, quack, quack.

Red is Rojo (Tune = Are you sleeping?)
Red is rojo (ROW-hoe), green is verde (VER-day),
Blue azul (ah-ZOOL), negro (NEH-grow) black,
Yellow amarillo (ah-mah-REE-oh), purple is morado (mo-RAH-doe),
Brown café (ca-FAY), gray is gris (grease).

I Like to Ride My Bicycle
I like to ride my bicycle, (roll hands)
I ride it to the shop. And when I see a big red light,
I know it’s time to stop. (one hand up )
I like to ride my bicycle, (roll hands)
I ride it to and fro. And when I see a big green light,
I know it’s time to go. (roll hands faster)

Two Little Parrots
Two little parrots sitting on a hill,
One named Jack, the other named Jill.
Run away, Jack! Run away, Jill!
Come back, Jack! Come back, Jill!

November 7, 2012 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

Baby Time October 31, 2012

Book
ABC Look at Me by Roberta Grobel Intrater

Music
A Smooth Road to London Town by Kathy Reid-Naiman
Victor Vito by Laurie Berkner “Goodnight”

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays
Little Miss Muffet
Little Miss Muffet sat on a tuffet
Eating her curds and whey,
Along came a spider and sat down beside her,
And frightened Miss Muffet away.

A Smooth Road
A smooth road, a smooth road,
(with baby on your knees, stroke baby’s legs on each ‘a smooth road’)
a smooth road, a smooth road

A bumpy road, a bumpy road,
(bounce baby gently on the ‘bumpy’ road)
a bumpy road, a bumpy road

A rough road, a rough road,
(The road is a little more bumpy)
a rough road, a rough road. A hole!
(Baby ‘falls’ in the space between your legs)

Autumn Leaves Are Falling Down (Tune: London Bridge)
Autumn leaves are falling down,
Falling down, falling down.
Autumn leaves are falling down,
All over town.

The cold wind blows them all around,
All around, all around.
The cold wind blows them all around,
All over town.

Take a rake and pile them up,
Pile them up, pile them up.
Take a rake and pile them up,
All over town.

Little Bo-peep
Little Bo-peep has lost her sheep,
And doesn’t know where to find them.
Leave them alone and they’ll come home,
Wagging their tails behind them.

My Grandma is Coming to Visit
(Tune of “My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean”)
My grandma is coming to visit,
My grandma is coming to play,
My grandma is coming to visit,
She’s coming to visit today!

Chorus:
Waiting, waiting,
Oh waiting for Grandma today, today.
Waiting, waiting,
Oh waiting for Grandma today, today.

Swing Me Over
Swing me over the water,
Swing me over the sea,
Swing me over the garden wall,
And swing me home for tea.

Swing me over the treetops,
Swing me over the zoo,
Swing me over the garden wall,
And swing me back to you.

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Baby Time October 24, 2012

Book
A B C Look at Me by Roberta Grobel Intrater

Music
Fins and Grins by Johnette Downing “Most Fish Swim”

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays
Alphabet Forward and Backward!
 A, B, C, D, E, F, G,
H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P,
Q, R, S,
T, U, V,
W, X,
Y and Z
Now I know my ABCs.
Next time sing them backwards with me!
 
Z, Y, X, W, V, U, T,
S, R, Q, P, O, N, M, L, K
J, I, H,
G, F, E,
D, C,
B and A
Now I’ve said my ZYXs.
Bet that’s not what you expected!

I’m a Little Fishy (to the tune of “I’m a Little Teapot”)
I’m a little fishy, I can swim
Here is my tail and here is my fin
When I want to have fun with my friends
I wiggle my tail and dive right in

Acka-Backa soda cracker (Bounce gently or sway)
Acka-backa soda cracker, acka-backa-boo,
Acka-backa soda cracker, I love you.
Acka-backa soda cracker, acka-backa-boo,
Acka-backa soda cracker, (lift) up goes you!
(BIG HUG) 

Hey Diddle, Diddle
Hey diddle, diddle, the cat and the fiddle.
The cow jumped over the moon.
The little dog laughed to see such sport
and the dish ran away with the spoon.

October 24, 2012 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

Baby Time October 17

Book
Clap Hands by Helen Oxenbury

Music
Whaddaya Think of That? byLaurie Berkner

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays
This little piggy
This little piggy went to market.
This little piggy stayed home.
This little piggy had apple pie.
This little piggy had none.
And this little piggy cried, “Wee, wee, wee!”
All the way home.

Tickle Game
Move fingers slowly up baby’s arm and body.
Then do it again, quickly.

Slowly, slowly, very slowly
Creeps the garden snail.
Slowly, slowly, very slowly
up the wooden rail.

Quickly, quickly, very quickly
Runs the little mouse.
Quickly, quickly, very quickly
Round about the house.

Shake My Sillies Out
Gotta shake, shake, shake my sillies out,
Shake, shake, shake my sillies out,
Shake, shake, shake my sillies out,
And wiggle my waggles away.

Gotta bounce, bounce, bounce my giggles out,
Bounce, bounce, bounce my giggles out,
Bounce, bounce, bounce my giggles out,
And wiggle my waggles away.

Humpty Dumpty
Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall.
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the king’s horses and all the king’s men
Couldn’t put Humpty together again!

Popcorn (Shaker rhyme)
Pop! Pop! Pop!
Pour the corn into the pan.
Pop! Pop! Pop!
Shake it ‘till it’s hot!
Pop! Pop! Pop!
What have we got?
Popcorn (Shake like crazy!!)

Shake Your Shaker
Shake your shaker in the air, shake it here, shake it there.
Shake your shaker in the air, shake your shaker.

Shake it high and shake it low, shake it yes, shake it no.
Shake it high and shake it low, shake your shaker.

Shake it up and shake it down, rub your shaker on the ground.
Shake it up and shake it down, shake your shaker.

Shake it near and shake it far, drive your shaker like a car.
Shake it near and shake it far, shake your shaker.

Shake it fast and shake it slow, shake it STOP, shake it GO.
Shake it fast and shake it slow, shake your shaker.

She’ll Be Comin’ ‘Round the Mountain
She’ll be comin’ ’round the mountain when she comes,
(Toot toot and pull down on the whistle cord)
She’ll be comin’ ’round the mountain when she comes,
She’ll be comin’ ’round the mountain,
She’ll be comin’ ’round the mountain,
She’ll be comin’ ’round the mountain when she comes.

She’ll be drivin’ six white horses when she comes,
(Whoa back and pull back on the reins)

She’ll be wearing wool pajamas when she comes
(Itch and scratch)

Oh, we’ll all go out to greet her when she comes,
(Hi there and wave)

October 17, 2012 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

Music & Movement October 12, 2012

Books
I Spy Under the Sea by Edward Gibbs
Fish Eyes by Lois Ehlert

Music
Fins and Grins by Johnette Downing:
“Most Fish Swim”, “Movin’ along”

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays
The more we get together
The more we get together, together, together
The more we get together the happier we’ll be.
For your friends are my friends
And my friends are your friends.
The more we get together the happier we’ll be.

Open Shut Them
Open, shut them.
Open, shut them.
Give a little clap.
Open, shut them.
Open, shut them.
Lay them in your lap.

Creep them, creep them up to your chin.
Open your mouth, but do not let them in!
Open, shut them.
Open, shut them.
Lay them in your lap.

Fishy-Pokey
You put your stripy fish in,
You put your stripy fish out;
You put your stripy fish in,
And you shake it all about.
You do the Fishy-Pokey,
And you turn yourself around.
That’s what it’s all about!

You put your octopus in,
You put your octopus out;
You put your octopus in,
And you shake it all about.
You do the Fishy-Pokey,
And you turn yourself around.
That’s what it’s all about!

You put your shark in,
You put your shark out;
You put your shark in,
And you shake it all about.
You do the Fishy-Pokey,
And you turn yourself around.
That’s what it’s all about!

Ten Little Fishes
(Tune of Ten Little Indians)
One little, two little, three little fishes,
Four little, five little, six little fishes,
Seven little, eight little, nine little fishes,
Ten little fishes swimming.

Ten little, nine little, eight little fishes,
Seven little, six little, five little fishes,
Four little, three little, two little fishes,
One little fish is swimming.

Swimming Pool
Swimming, swimming in the swimming pool.
Some days it’s hot, some days it’s cold in the swimming pool.
Breaststroke, sidestroke, fancy diving too.
Don’t you wish you didn’t have anything else to do
BUT………

Wave high, wave low,
I think it’s time, we gotta go.
Wave your elbows, wave your toes,
Wave your tongue and wave your nose.
Wave your knees, wave your lips,
Blow a kiss with fingertips.
Wave your chin, wave your eye,
Wave your hand and say “Goodbye!”

October 12, 2012 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

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