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Baby Time: April 19, 2017

Books

Hooray for Birds by Lucy Cousins
Cheep! Cheep! by Sebastien Braun

Music

“Shake My Sillies Out” by Raffi, More Singable Songs
“Pop! (My Baby Loves a Pop Song)” by Storytime by Design, It’s a Storytime Jam, Vol. 1

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 19, 2017 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Baby Time: January 25, 2017

Books

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin, Jr., illus. by Eric Carle
Whose Baby Am I? by John Butler

Music

“If You’re Happy and You Know It” by The Learning Groove, Yummy Yellow
“All the Fish” by Caspar Babypants, I Found You

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

Wiggle Fingers
Wiggle fingers, wiggle so
Wiggle high, wiggle low
Wiggle left, wiggle right
Wiggle fingers out of sight

Trot, Trot to Boston
Trot, trot to Boston (bounce)
Trot, trot to Lynn
Watch out, little baby
Or you might fall in!
(swing baby between legs)

Trot, trot to Boston (bounce)
Trot, trot to Dover
Watch out, little baby
Or you might fall over!
(swing baby to side)

Shoe the Old Horse
Shoe the old horse (tap one foot)
Shoe the old mare (tap the other foot)
But let the little pony
Run bare, bare, bare
(tap feet together)

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)

January 25, 2017 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Baby Time: October 12, 2016

Books

Ten, Nine, Eight by Molly Bang
Hunky Dory Found It by Katie Evans, illus. by Janet Morgan Stoeke

Music

“Itsy Bitsy Spider” by Sue Schnitzer, Wiggle & Whirl
“Bubble Bath” by Joanie Bartels, Bathtime Magic

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

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

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!

These Are Baby’s Fingers
These are baby’s fingers
These are baby’s toes
This is baby’s belly button
Round and round it goes

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, jump/bounce, march, spin)

October 12, 2016 at 10:11 am Leave a comment

Baby Time: July 27, 2016

Books

Whose Toes Are Those? by Sally Symes, illus. by Nick Sharratt
Where is Baby’s Belly Button? by Karen Katz

Music

“Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes” by Joanie Bartels, Bathtime Magic
“Splish Splash” by Joanie Bartels, Bathtime Magic

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

Cheek Chin
Cheek chin, cheek chin
Cheek chin, nose!
Cheek chin, cheek chin
Cheek chin, toes!
Cheek chin, cheek chin
Up baby goes!

Wake Up Toes
Wake up toes, wake up toes
Wake up toes
And wiggle, wiggle, wiggle
Wake up toes, wake up toes
Wake and wiggle in the morning!

Wake up fingers . . .
Wake up nose . . .

Tiny Little Babies
Tiny little babies love bouncin’ bouncin’
Tiny little babies love bouncin’, yeah
Tiny little babies love bouncin’, bouncin’
Tiny little babies love bouncin’ so
Bounce to the left, bounce to the right
Now hug that baby nice and tight!
Repeat with tappin’ or clappin’, etc.

Penny Pointers
Penny pointers up, penny pointers down
Penny pointers dancing all around the town
Dance on your shoulders, dancing on your head
Dancing on your tummy, now tuck them into bed
Tommy thumbs, Finger families

These Are Baby’s Fingers
These are baby’s fingers
These are baby’s toes
This is baby’s belly button
Round and round it goes

July 27, 2016 at 9:43 am Leave a comment

Baby Time: April 13th 2016

Books

A Book of Babies by Sung Na

I am Small by Emma Dodd

Music

Bubble Bath by Joanie Bartels : Bath time Magic

I am a Bubble by Charlotte Diamond : Charlotte Diamonds World

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

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.

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)

Tick Tock
Tick tock, tick tock, I’m a little cuckoo clock.
Tick tock, tick tock, now it’s 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)

Wiggle Song

To the tune of “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’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

I am a bubble
Oh, I am a bubble
Big and round
Softly I’m floating
Over the ground
I am a bubble
Up, up, up
I am a bubble
Till I go *pop

Source: Charlotte Diamond

April 13, 2016 at 11:30 am Leave a comment

Baby Time: February 17, 2016

Books

Boats Go by Steve Light
Little Bitty Friends by Elizabeth McPike, Patrice Barton

Music

“Little Red Wagon” from Wiggleworms Love You
“I am a Bubble” by Charlotte Diamond, Charlotte Diamond’s World
“Bubble Bath” by Joanie Bartels, Bathtime Magic

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Two Little Blackbirds
Two little blackbirds sitting on a hill
One named Jack and the other named Jill
Fly away Jack, fly away Jill
Come back, Jack! Come back, Jill!

Two little blackbirds sitting in a row
One named High and the other named Low
Fly away High, fly away Low
Come back High! Come back Low!

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!
Source

The Flea
On my toe there is a flea, (climb fingers up body parts)
Now he’s climbing on my knee,
Past my tummy, past my nose,
On my head where my hair grows. (tap the top of head)

On my head there is a flea, (climb fingers down body parts)
Now he’s climbing down on me,
Past my tummy, past my knee,
On my toe, TAKE THAT, YOU FLEA! (tickle foot)
by John Feierabend

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

February 17, 2016 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Baby Time: November 11, 2015

Books

My Dog is the Best by Laurie Ann Thompson, illus. by Paul Schmid
Whose Toes are Those? by Sally Symes, illus. by Nick Sharratt

Music

“Peanut Butter Sandwich” by Raffi, Singable Songs for the Very Young
“Pop! (My Baby Loves a Pop Song)” from Storytime By Design

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

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)

Choo-Choo
(Baby faces parent)
Here comes our choo-choo train,
Chuggin’ down the track
Now it’s going forward
Now it’s going back
Now our bell is ringing
Now our whistle blows
What a lot of noise it makes
Everywhere it goes!

Frere Jacques
Frere Jacques, Frere Jacques
Dormez-vous? Dormez-vous?
Sonnez les matines
Sonnez les matines
Din, din, don!
Din, din, don!

Acka Backa Soda Cracker
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, up goes you! (lift up)
BIG HUG!

November 11, 2015 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

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