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Baby Time: November 20, 2019

Books
From 1 to 10 by Mies Van Hout
Tweet! Tweet! by Sebastien Braun

Music
“Muffin Man” by Sharon, Lois & Bram, Great Big Hits!
“Shakin’ Everywhere” by Jim Gill, Jim Gill’s Irrational Anthem and More Salutes to Nonsense (with maracas)

Baby Sign Language
Wait

Community Resource
Potter Park Zoo

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

Little Leaves
(Touch each toe or finger with a baby, older children can put their fingers up)
One little leaf
Two little leaves
Three little leaves today
Four little leaves
Five little leaves
Blow them all away (blow)

I Went to Visit the Farm
I went to visit the farm one day,
I saw a pig along the way.
And what do you think I heard it say?
Oink, oink, oink
I went to visit the farm one day,
I saw a rooster along the way.
And what do you think I heard it say?
Cock-a-doodle-doo

Gray Squirrel
Gray squirrel, gray squirrel, swing your bushy tail
Repeat
Wrinkle up your little nose
Hold a nut between your toes
Gray squirrel, gray squirrel, swing your bushy tail
Can tickle on the nut part and use other parts of body (under arms, in the belly)

Diddle Diddle Dumpling
Diddle, diddle dumpling (bicycle baby’s legs or arms)
My son John
Went to bed
With his trousers on
One shoe off (tap each foot)
One shoe on
Diddle, diddle dumpling
My son John

This is the Way We Clean the House (with maracas)
(Tune: Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush)
This is the way we dust the ceiling
Dust the ceiling, dust the ceiling
This is the way we dust the ceiling
So early in the morning
This is the way we sweep the floor . . .
This is the way we vacuum the floor . .
This is the way we water the plants . . .

November 20, 2019 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Baby Time: November 13, 2019

Books
Full of Fall by April Pulley Sayre
By the Light of the Moon by Stephanie Shaw, illus. by Rebecca Harry

Music
“Let’s Dance” from Exercise Party

Baby Sign Language
Pain/Hurt

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

Little Leaves
(Touch each toe or finger with a baby, older children can put their fingers up)
One little leaf
Two little leaves
Three leaves today
Four little leaves
Five little leaves
Blow them all away (blow)

I Went to Visit the Farm
I went to visit the farm one day,
I saw a horse along the way.
And what do you think I heard it say?
Neigh, neigh, neigh
I went to visit the farm one day,
I saw a sheep along the way.
And what do you think I heard it say?
Baa, baa, baa

Gray Squirrel
Gray squirrel, gray squirrel, swing your busy tail
Repeat
Wrinkle up your little nose
Hold a nut between your toes
Gray squirrel, gray squirrel, swing your busy tail
Can tickle on the nut part and use other parts of body (under arms, in the belly)

Diddle Diddle Dumpling
Diddle, diddle dumpling (bicycle baby’s legs or arms)
My son John
Went to bed
With his trousers on
One shoe off (tap each foot)
One shoe on
Diddle, diddle dumpling
My son John

A-Counting We Will Go
A counting we will go
A counting we will go
1, 2, 3, 4 and 5
A counting we will go.
We’re counting as we . . . (clap, bounce, tickle)

If You’re Happy
If you’re happy and you know it . . .
Play your instrument
Play up high
Play down low
Rub your tummy

Riding the Merry-Go-Round
Tune: Mulberry Bush
Take a ride on the merry-go-round
Around and around
Around and around
The horses go up and the horses go down
Around and around and around
(can also get up and walk around with baby in arms, or walk in group circle)

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.

November 13, 2019 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Baby Time: November 6, 2019

Books
Hooray for Babies! by Susan Meyers, illus. by Sue Cornelison
Mouse’s First Fall by Lauren Thompson, illus. by Buket Erdogan

Music
“Row, Row, Row Your Boat'” from Songs for Wiggleworms
“Pop! (My Baby Loves a Pop Song)”

Baby Sign Language
No Touch

Community Resource
AL!VE

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

Little Leaves
(Touch each toe or finger with a baby, older children can put their fingers up)
One little leaf
Two little leaves
Three leaves today
Four little leaves
Five little leaves
Blow them all away (blow)

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.

Gray Squirrel
Gray squirrel, gray squirrel, swing your busy tail
Repeat
Wrinkle up your little nose
Hold a nut between your toes
Gray squirrel, gray squirrel, swing your busy tail
Can tickle on the nut part and use other parts of body (under arms, in the belly)

Diddle Diddle Dumpling
Diddle, diddle dumpling (bicycle baby’s legs or arms)
My son John
Went to bed
With his trousers on
One shoe off (tap each foot)
One shoe on
Diddle, diddle dumpling
My son John

November 6, 2019 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Baby Time: October 30, 2019

Books
Piggies in the Pumpkin Patch by Mary Peterson and Jennifer Rofe
The Busy Little Squirrel by Nancy Tafuri

Music
“Apple Pickin'” from Pre-K Hooray
“Dancing in the Street” by Martha & the Vandellas (with scarves)

Baby Sign Language
Stop

Community Resource
Nature Centers: Fenner, Harris, and Woldumar

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

Apple Tree
Way up high in an apple tree
Two little apples did I see
So I shook that tree as hard as I could
Down came the apples
Mmm, they were good

Pease Porridge Hot
Pease porridge hot!
Pease porridge cold!
Pease porridge in the pot
Nine days old.
Some like it hot,
Some like it cold,
I like it in the pot
Nine days old!

Spots, Spots, Spots
Tune: Lead up to “Charge!” (baseball song), then changes to “99 Bottles”

Spots, spots, spots, spots (gently poke at baby)
Spots, spots, spots spots
A leopard has lots of spots
What a lot of spots he’s got
A tiger’s stripes are always nice (use fingers to run down baby’s body)
But a leopard has lots of spots
Spots, spots, spots, spots
Spots, spots, spots spots
Tickle!

Criss Cross Applesauce
Criss, cross, applesauce (draw x on child’s back)
Spiders running up your back (walk fingers up back)
Cool breeze (blow gently)
Tight squeeze (hug)
Now you’ve got the shivers! (tickle)

Autumn Leaves (with scarves)
Autumn leaves are falling down
Falling down, falling down!
Autumn leaves are falling down,
Falling on the ground.

Autumn leaves are whirling round . . .
Whirling all around

Raking up the autumn leaves . . .
Then we toss them high!

 

October 30, 2019 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Baby Time: October 23, 2019

Books
Barnyard Boogie by Tim McCanna, illus. by Allison Black
Peek-a-Boo Zoo! by Jane Cabrera

Music
“Old MacDonald” by Mr. Eric & Mr. Michael, Bouncy Blue
“Down on Grandpa’s Farm” by Raffi, One Light, One Sun (with shakers)

Baby Sign Language
No

Community Resource
Impression 5

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

Apple Tree
Way up high in an apple tree
Two little apples did I see
So I shook that tree as hard as I could
Down came the apples
Mmm, they were good

Pease Porridge Hot
Pease porridge hot!
Pease porridge cold!
Pease porridge in the pot
Nine days old.
Some like it hot,
Some like it cold,
I like it in the pot
Nine days old!

Spots, Spots, Spots
Tune: Lead up to “Charge!” (baseball song), then changes to “99 Bottles”

Spots, spots, spots, spots (gently poke at baby)
Spots, spots, spots spots
A leopard has lots of spots
What a lot of spots he’s got
A tiger’s stripes are always nice (use fingers to run down baby’s body)
But a leopard has lots of spots
Spots, spots, spots, spots
Spots, spots, spots spots
Tickle!

Criss Cross Applesauce
Criss, cross, applesauce (draw x on child’s back)
Spiders running up your back (walk fingers up back)
Cool breeze (blow gently)
Tight squeeze (hug)
Now you’ve got the shivers! (tickle)

Popcorn (with shakers)
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!

 

October 23, 2019 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Baby Time: October 16, 2019

Books
Baby Shoes by Dashka Slater, illus. by Hiroe Nakata
Busy Babies by Amy Schwartz

Music
“Dance” from Dragon Tales: Dragon Tunes
“Walkin’ Ol’ Joe” from Songs for Wiggleworms (with stretchy band)

Baby Sign Language
Share

Community Resource
Lansing Family Fun

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

Apple Tree
Way up high in an apple tree
Two little apples did I see
So I shook that tree as hard as I could
Down came the apples
Mmm, they were good

Pease Porridge Hot
Pease porridge hot!
Pease porridge cold!
Pease porridge in the pot
Nine days old.
Some like it hot,
Some like it cold,
I like it in the pot
Nine days old!

Spots, Spots, Spots
Tune: Lead up to “Charge!” (baseball song), then changes to “99 Bottles”

Spots, spots, spots, spots (gently poke at baby)
Spots, spots, spots spots
A leopard has lots of spots
What a lot of spots he’s got
A tiger’s stripes are always nice (use fingers to run down baby’s body)
But a leopard has lots of spots
Spots, spots, spots, spots
Spots, spots, spots spots
Tickle!

Criss Cross Applesauce
Criss, cross, applesauce (draw x on child’s back)
Spiders running up your back (walk fingers up back)
Cool breeze (blow gently)
Tight squeeze (hug)
Now you’ve got the shivers! (tickle)

I’m a Little Teapot
I’m a little teapot, short and stout
Here is my handle
Here is my spout
When I get all steamed up
Hear me shout!
Just tip me over and pour me out

Roly Poly (with ribbons)
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

Noble Duke of York (with stretchy band)
The noble 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

 

October 16, 2019 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Baby Time: October 9, 2019

Books
You Are New
by Lucy Knisley
Autumn Babies by Kathryn O. Galbraith, illus. by Adela Pons

Music
“Speckled Frogs” from Wiggleworms Love You
“Five Fish Swimming” by Dr. Jean, Dr. Jean Sings Silly Songs (with fish puppets)
“Splish Splash” by Joanie Bartels, Bathtime Magic (with bubbles)

Baby Sign Language
Scared

Community Resource
Check out Potter Park Zoo passes, Eaton County Parks passes, Michigan Activity Pass from DTDL’s Library of Things

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

Apple Tree
Way up high in an apple tree
Two little apples did I see
So I shook that tree as hard as I could
Down came the apples
Mmm, they were good

Pease Porridge Hot
Pease porridge hot!
Pease porridge cold!
Pease porridge in the pot
Nine days old.
Some like it hot,
Some like it cold,
I like it in the pot
Nine days old!

Spots, Spots, Spots
Tune: Lead up to “Charge!” (baseball song), then changes to “99 Bottles”

Spots, spots, spots, spots (gently poke at baby)
Spots, spots, spots spots
A leopard has lots of spots
What a lot of spots he’s got
A tiger’s stripes are always nice (use fingers to run down baby’s body)
But a leopard has lots of spots
Spots, spots, spots, spots
Spots, spots, spots spots
Tickle!

Criss Cross Applesauce
Criss, cross, applesauce (draw x on child’s back)
Spiders running up your back (walk fingers up back)
Cool breeze (blow gently)
Tight squeeze (hug)
Now you’ve got the shivers! (tickle)

Rub a Dub Dub (with fish puppets)
Rub a dub dub, fishy in the tub (bounce baby)
Swimming in the deep blue sea!
Dive for an oyster, dive for a clam (swing or dip baby for each dive)
Then come back to me! (hug baby)

 

October 9, 2019 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

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