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Baby Time: July 11, 2018

Books

Dancing Feet! by Lindsey Craig & Marc Brown
Duck Sock Hop by Jane Kohuth, illus. by Jane Porter

Music

“Splishin’ and Splashin'” by Charlotte Diamond, Charlotte Diamond’s World
“BATHTIME” by Shana Banana, Banana Bedtime

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

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.

Bouncing, Bouncing
Bouncing, bouncing, baby on my knee (they can use baby’s name instead of “baby”)
Bouncing, bouncing 1 2 3! (lift or big bounce)
Clapping, clapping with baby on my knee
Clapping, clapping 1 2 3!
Hugging, hugging baby on my knee
Hugging, hugging 1 2 3!

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)

Baby Put Your Pants On
Tune: Shortnin’ Bread (can add verses by substituting different pieces of clothing/body parts)
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)
Leg to the left (wiggle left leg)
Leg to the right (wiggle right leg)
Wiggle and jiggle and pull them up tight (wiggle baby’s legs)
Leg to the left (wiggle left leg)
Leg 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 (Animal Version)
If you’re happy and you know it, swing your trunk
If you’re happy and you know it, swing your trunk
If you’re happy and you know it, and you really want to show it
If you’re happy and you know it, swing your trunk

Flap your wings
Hop up high

Did You Ever See a Fishy?
(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

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July 11, 2018 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Baby Time: June 27, 2018

Books

Say What? by Angela DiTerlizzi, illus. by Joey Chou
In the Tall, Tall Grass by Denise Fleming

Music

“Walking, Walking” from Songs for Wiggleworms
“If I Was a Bird” from Wiggleworms Love You

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

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.

Bouncing, Bouncing
Bouncing, bouncing, baby on my knee (they can use baby’s name instead of “baby”)
Bouncing, bouncing 1 2 3! (lift or big bounce)
Clapping, clapping with baby on my knee
Clapping, clapping 1 2 3!
Hugging, hugging baby on my knee
Hugging, hugging 1 2 3!

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)

Baby Put Your Pants On
Tune: Shortnin’ Bread (can add verses by substituting different pieces of clothing/body parts)
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)
Leg to the left (wiggle left leg)
Leg to the right (wiggle right leg)
Wiggle and jiggle and pull them up tight (wiggle baby’s legs)
Leg to the left (wiggle left leg)
Leg 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)

We Wave Our Scarves Together
Tune: The Bear Went Over the Mountain
We wave our scarves together (3 times)
Because it’s fun to do
We wave them up high
We wave them down low
We wave them in the middle
Because it’s fun to do

June 27, 2018 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Baby Time: June 20, 2018

Books

Hello, Baby Animals by Lorinda Bryan Cauley
Dig In by Cindy Jenson-Elliott & Mary Peterson

Music

“Milkshake Song” from Songs for Wiggleworms

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

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.

Bouncing, Bouncing
Bouncing, bouncing, baby on my knee (they can use baby’s name instead of “baby”)
Bouncing, bouncing 1 2 3! (lift or big bounce)
Clapping, clapping with baby on my knee
Clapping, clapping 1 2 3!
Hugging, hugging baby on my knee
Hugging, hugging 1 2 3!

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)

Baby Put Your Pants On
Tune: Shortnin’ Bread (can add verses by substituting different pieces of clothing/body parts)
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)
Leg to the left (wiggle left leg)
Leg to the right (wiggle right leg)
Wiggle and jiggle and pull them up tight (wiggle baby’s legs)
Leg to the left (wiggle left leg)
Leg 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)

Clap Your Hands
Clap, clap, clap your hands
Clap your hands with me
Clap them fast
Clap them slow
Clap your hands with me
Repeat with: stomp your feet, pat your knees, sway your arms

Everyone Can Shake
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 20, 2018 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Baby Time: April 25, 2018

Books

Who’s in the Garden? by Phillis Gershator, illus. by Jill McDonald
Littles and How They Grow by Kelly DiPucchio, illus. by AG Ford

Music

“Five Little Ducks” by Raffi, Rise & Shine
“Wiggle Song” from Dragon Tales: Dragon Tunes

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

Where is Thumbkin?
Where is Thumbkin? (Hide hands behind back)
Where is Thumbkin?
Here he is, (Bring out one hand, thumb up)
Here he is. (Bring out other hand, thumb up)
Mighty glad to see you, (Wag one thumb at the other)
Mighty glad to see you. (Wag other thumb)
There he goes, (Put one hand behind back)
There he goes. (Put other hand behind back)

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.
Change up the animals and sounds

Ten Little Firemen
Ten little firemen, sleeping in a row (hold child on lap)
Ding-dong! Goes the bell (give child gentle shake/tickle)
Down the pole they go (run fingers down child’s back or slide down legs)

One, Two, Buckle My Shoe
One, two, buckle my shoe. (clap twice, tap shoes)
Three, four, open the door. (clap twice, clap hands)
Five, six, pick up sticks. (clap hands, wiggle fingers)
Seven, eight, lay them straight. (clap hands, pat hands on floor)
Nine, ten, do it again! (clap hands, widen arms)
One, two, buckle my shoe.
Three, four, open the door.
Five, six, pick up sticks.
Seven, eight, lay them straight .
Nine, ten, a big fat hen!

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 25, 2018 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Baby Time: April 18, 2018

Books

Ten Little Toes, Two Small Feet by Kristy Dempsey, illus. by Jane Massey
Baby Party by Rebecca O’Connell, illus. by Susie Poole

Music

“Shake My Sillies Out” by Raffi, More Singable Songs

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

Where is Thumbkin?
Where is Thumbkin? (Hide hands behind back)
Where is Thumbkin?
Here he is, (Bring out one hand, thumb up)
Here he is. (Bring out other hand, thumb up)
Mighty glad to see you, (Wag one thumb at the other)
Mighty glad to see you. (Wag other thumb)
There he goes, (Put one hand behind back)
There he goes. (Put other hand behind back)

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.
Change up the animals and sounds

Ten Little Firemen
Ten little firemen, sleeping in a row (hold child on lap)
Ding-dong! Goes the bell (give child gentle shake/tickle)
Down the pole they go (run fingers down child’s back or slide down legs)

Five Little Ducks
Five little ducks went out one day,
Over the hill and far away.
Mother duck said, “Quack! Quack! Quack! Quack!”
But only four little ducks came back.

Last verse:
Sad Mother duck went out one day
Over the hill and far away
Mother duck said, “Quack! Quack! Quack! Quack!”

Alphabet Song
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!

This is the Way
(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 . . .

April 18, 2018 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Baby Time: April 11, 2018

Books

Lola Reads to Leo by Anna McQuinn, illus. by Rosalind Beardshaw
Little Blue Truck’s Springtime by Alice Schertle, illus. by Jill McElmurry

Music

“Rub-a-Dub” by Joanie Bartels, Bathtime Magic

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

Where is Thumbkin?
Where is Thumbkin? (Hide hands behind back)
Where is Thumbkin?
Here he is, (Bring out one hand, thumb up)
Here he is. (Bring out other hand, thumb up)
Mighty glad to see you, (Wag one thumb at the other)
Mighty glad to see you. (Wag other thumb)
There he goes, (Put one hand behind back)
There he goes. (Put other hand behind back)

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.

Ten Little Firemen
Ten little firemen, sleeping in a row (hold child on lap)
Ding-dong! Goes the bell (give child gentle shake/tickle)
Down the pole they go (run fingers down child’s back or slide down legs)

Jack Be Nimble
Jack be nimble
Jack be quick
Jack jump over the candlestick
Jack be nimble
Jack be spry
Jack jump over the apple pie
Jack be nimble
Jack jump high
Jack fly up into the sky

Five Little Ducks
Five little ducks went out one day,
Over the hill and far away.
Mother duck said, “Quack! Quack! Quack! Quack!”
But only four little ducks came back.

Last verse:
Sad Mother duck went out one day
Over the hill and far away
Mother duck said, “Quack! Quack! Quack! Quack!”
And all of the five little ducks came back.

April 11, 2018 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Baby Time: April 4, 2018

Books

Five Little Ducks by Denise Fleming
Who Can Swim? by Sebastien Braun

Music

“Little Red Wagon” from Wiggleworms Love You
“Five Fish Swimming in the Sea” by Dr. Jean, Dr. Jean Sings Silly Songs

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

Where is Thumbkin?
Where is Thumbkin? (Hide hands behind back)
Where is Thumbkin?
Here he is, (Bring out one hand, thumb up)
Here he is. (Bring out other hand, thumb up)
Mighty glad to see you, (Wag one thumb at the other)
Mighty glad to see you. (Wag other thumb)
There he goes, (Put one hand behind back)
There he goes. (Put other hand behind back)

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.

Ten Little Firemen
Ten little firemen, sleeping in a row (hold child on lap)
Ding-dong! Goes the bell (give child gentle shake/tickle)
Down the pole they go (run fingers down child’s back or slide down legs)

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

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

April 4, 2018 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

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