Posts filed under ‘Baby Time’

Baby Time: July 26, 2017

Books

My Little Fox by Rick Chrustowski
Stanley the Builder by William Bee

Music

“Itsy Bitsy Spider” by Sue Schnitzer, Wiggle & Whirl: Clap and Nap
“Let’s Dance Now” by Jim Gill, Jim Gill Makes It Noise in Boise, Idaho

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.

I’ll Drive a Dump Truck
I’ll drive a dump truck, dump truck, dump truck
I’ll drive a dump truck all day long
(Continue with: school bus, airplane, fire truck, choo choo train, tugboat, etc.)

Slowly, Slowly
Slowly, slowly, very slowly (creep fingers up baby’s leg)
Creeps the little snail
Slowly, slowly, very slowly (arm)
Up the wooden rail
Quickly, quickly, very quickly (tickle all over)
Runs the little mouse
Quickly, quickly, very quickly (dance fingers over tummy)
All around the house

This Little Piggy
This little piggy went to market,
This little piggy stayed at home.
This little piggy had roast beef,
This little piggy had none.
And this little piggy went “Wee wee wee” all the way home

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

July 26, 2017 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Baby Time: July 19, 2017

Books

Machines at Work by Byron Barton
Dump Trucks by Charles Lennie

Music

“Fish Dance” by Johnette Downing, Music Time

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

Did You Ever See a Worker?
Did you ever see a carpenter, a carpenter, a carpenter? (rock baby side to side)
Did you ever see a carpenter saw this way and that?
Saw this way and that way and this way and that way?
Did you ever see a carpenter saw this way and that?
Painter – brush (lift baby or arms up and down)
Driver – steer (rock side to side)
Digger – dig (move arms in digging motion)
Crane – reach (reach arms up high)
Mixer – mix (roll baby’s arms)

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.

I’ll Drive a Dump Truck
I’ll drive a dump truck, dump truck, dump truck
I’ll drive a dump truck all day long
(Continue with: school bus, airplane, fire truck, choo choo train, tugboat, etc.)

Slowly, Slowly
Slowly, slowly, very slowly (creep fingers up baby’s leg)
Creeps the little snail
Slowly, slowly, very slowly (arm)
Up the wooden rail
Quickly, quickly, very quickly (tickle all over)
Runs the little mouse
Quickly, quickly, very quickly (dance fingers over tummy)
All around the house

This Little Piggy
This little piggy went to market,
This little piggy stayed at home.
This little piggy had roast beef,
This little piggy had none.
And this little piggy went “Wee wee wee” all the way home

Ten Little Fishies
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.

July 19, 2017 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Baby Time: July 12, 2017

Books

Good Night Like This by Mary Murphy
My Bus by Byron Barton

Music

“If You’re Happy and You Know It” by The Learning Groove, Yummy Yellow
“La Bamba” by The Learning Groove, Perfectly Purple

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)

A Hippopotamus Got on the City Bus
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

Cranes
Cranes reach up
Cranes reach down
Cranes reach out
And all around

Baby Put Your Pants On
Tune: Shortenin’ 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)

Play Your Instrument
Tune: Frere Jacques
Play your instrument, play your instrument
One, two, three, one two three
Can you play a song, can you play a song?
Just like me, just like me
Play your instrument, way up high, now bend down, play down low

July 12, 2017 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Baby Time: July 5, 2017

 

Books

Dinosaur Shapes by Ava Saviola
Oops, Pounce, Quick, Run! by Mike Twohy

Music

“Splish Splash” by Joanie Bartels, Bathtime Magic

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes
Head, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes
Head, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes
Eyes and ears and mouth and nose
Head, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes

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)

A Hippopotamus Got on the City Bus
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

Cranes
Cranes reach up
Cranes reach down
Cranes reach out
And all around

Baby Put Your Pants On
Tune: Shortenin’ 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)

July 5, 2017 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Baby Time: June 28, 2017

Books

The Mixed-Up Truck by Stephen Savage
I Can Do It Too! by Karen Baicker, illus. by Ken Wilson-Max

Music

“I’ve Been Working on the Railroad” by Lisa DeRosia, Songs for Wiggleworms
“Fly Me To the Moon” by Laurie Berkner, Rocketship Run

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)

A Hippopotamus Got on the City Bus
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

Cranes
Cranes reach up
Cranes reach down
Cranes reach out
And all around

Baby Put Your Pants On
Tune: Shortenin’ 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)

Where is Baby?
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 28, 2017 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Baby Time: June 21, 2017

Books

Lola Plants a Garden by Anna McQuinn, illus. by Rosalind Beardshaw
Who’s in the Forest by Phyllis Gershator, illus. by Jill McDonald

Music

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

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

Old MacDonald
Old MacDonald had a farm
E-I-E-I-O
And on that farm he had a cow
E-I-E-I-O
With a moo, moo here and a moo, moo there
Here a moo, there a moo
Everywhere a moo, moo
Old MacDonald had a farm
E-I-E-I-O

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)

A Hippopotamus Got on the City Bus
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

Cranes
Cranes reach up
Cranes reach down
Cranes reach out
And all around

Baby Put Your Pants On
Tune: Shortenin’ 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)

Ride Baby Ride
Ride baby ride, ch ch ch ch ch ch
Ride that horsie, ride, ch ch ch ch ch ch
Ride baby ride, ch ch ch ch ch ch
Ride that horsie, ride, ch ch ch ch ch ch
Sing it in a whisper
Whoa!

June 19, 2017 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Baby Time: April 26, 2017

Books

Puppy, Puppy, Puppy by Julie Sternberg, illus. by Fred Koehler
Freight Train by Donald Crews

Music

“This Old Man” by Rob Newhouse, Songs for Wiggleworms
“Shake Your Reader Ribbons” by Pam Schiller, Leaping Literacy
“Ants in Your Pants” by Johnette Downing, Wild and Woolly Wiggle Songs

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

Rain is Falling Down
Tune “Farmer in the Dell”
The rain is falling down. Splash! (flutter fingers down baby’s arms, swipe down legs on “splash” OR for older kids – flutter fingers down in the air, clap on “splash”)
The rain is falling down. Splash!
Pitter patter, pitter pat, (flutter fingers on baby’s body OR tap thighs)
The rain is falling down. Splash!
The sun is peeking out. Peek! (play peek a boo OR act as the sun)
The sun is peeking out. Peek!
Peeking here and peeking there,
The sun is peeking out. Peek!

Bouncing, Bouncing
Bouncing, bouncing, baby on my knee (they can use their 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)

Charlie Chaplin
Charlie Chaplin went to France
To teach the ladies how to dance.
First he did the rumba, rumba, rumba (move baby’s legs in a circle)
Then he did the kicks, the kicks, the kicks (kick baby’s legs back and forth)
Then he did the samba, the samba, the samba, (move baby’s legs in a circle, the opposite direction)
Then he did the splits, the splits, the splits. (move baby’s legs apart)

April 26, 2017 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

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