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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.

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

Baby Time: March 14, 2018

Books

Little Plane Learns to Write by Stephen Savage
I Got the Rhythm by Connie Schofield-Morrison, illus. by Frank Morrison

Music

“Old MacDonald” by The Learning Groove, Bouncy Blue
“Bubble Bath” by Joanie Bartels, Bathtime Magic

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

Ten Little Fingers
I have ten little fingers
And they all belong to me.
I can make them do things,
Would you like to see?
I can shut them up tight.
Or open them wide.
Put them all together,
Or make them all hide.
I can make them jump high,
I can make them jump low.
I can fold them quietly,
And hold them all just so!

I Bounce You Here
I bounce you here, I bounce you there
I bounce you, bounce you everywhere
I tickle you here, I tickle you there
I tickle you, tickle you everywhere
I hug you here, I hug you there
I hug you, hug you everywhere

A Little Circle
A little circle
A bigger circle
A great big circle I see
Let us count the circles we made: 1, 2, 3!
Make the shapes with your hands – can use other shapes too (diamonds, triangles, rectangles)

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

March 14, 2018 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Music & Movement: February 23, 2018

Books

I Know a Wee Piggy by Kim Norman, illus. by Henry Cole
Follow Me! by Ellie Sandall

Music

“Glad to See You” by Peter Allard, Sing It!, Say It!, Stamp It!, Sway It! Vol. 2
“It Takes Some Friends” by Jim Gill, Music Play for Folks of All Stripes
“All the Fish” by Caspar Babypants, I Found You
“Bop ‘Til You Drop” by Greg & Steve, Kids in Action

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Song: 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.

Fingerplay: Dance Your Fingers
Dance your fingers up, dance your fingers down
Dance your fingers to the side, dance them all around.
Dance them on our shoulders, dance them on your head
Dance them on your tummy, and put them all to bed.

Song: Did You Ever See a Fishy?
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

Movement Rhyme: I Wiggle
I wiggle my fingers,
I wiggle my toes.
I wiggle my arms,
I wiggle my nose.
Now there are no more wiggles left in me,
Because it is time for the next story.

Movement Rhyme: Wave Goodbye
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!”

February 23, 2018 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Baby Time: February 14, 2018

Books

My Heart Fills with Happiness by Monique Gray Smith, illus. by Julie Flett
Pete the Cat: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star by James Dean

Music

“Speckled Frogs” from Wiggleworms Love You

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

One Potato
One potato, two potato, three potato, four
Five potato, six potato, seven potato, more!
Pound fists, can also use other foods to vary up the syllables (bananas, tomatoes, pumpkin, apples, blueberries)

From Wibbleton to Wobbleton
From Wibbleton to Wobbleton is fifteen miles
From Wibbleton to Wobbleton is fifteen miles
From Wibbleton to Wobbleton, from Wobbleton to Wibbleton
From Wibbleton to Wobbleton is fifteen miles

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

Kissy Game
(Give baby kisses on all of the body parts, remembering to make eye contact.)
Kissy, kissy fingers,
Kissy, kissy toes,
Kissy, kissy baby,
On your kissy, nose.

I love to kiss your fingers.
I love to kiss your toes.
I love to kiss my baby,
On your kissy, nose!

If You Like Music
If you like music and you know it, play up high
If you like music and you know it, play up high
If you like music and you know it
And you really want to show it
If you like music and you know it, play up high

If you like music and you know it, play down low . . .

February 14, 2018 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Baby Time: January 17, 2018

Books

Baby Loves Winter by Karen Katz
Barnyard Boogie by Tim McCanna, illus. by Allison Black

Music

“All the Fish” by Caspar Babypants, I Found You

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

Fingers and Toes
Fingers and toes
Fingers and toes
Here are your fingers,
And here are your toes.
Wiggle your fingers,
Wiggle your toes.
Here are your fingers,
And here are your toes.
Wave your fingers,
Wave your toes.
Here are your fingers,
And here are your toes.

Baby’s Horse
Baby’s horse walks all around
We ride and ride all day
Sometimes the horse goes very slow
For Baby, that’s okay
Baby’s horse runs all around
We ride and ride all night
Sometimes the horse goes very fast
Then Baby holds on tight!

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

Peek-a-Boo
(Tune: Are You Sleeping?)
Peek-a-boo, peek-a-boo. (Cover face 2 times)
I see you! I see you! (Point to baby)
I see your little nose. (Touch nose)
I see your tiny toes. (Touch toes)
I see you! Peek-a-boo! (Cover face 2 times)

Wheels on the Bus
The wheels on the bus go round and round
Round and round, round and round
The wheels on the bus go round and round
All through the town

Wipers – swish
Door – open & shut
Horn – beep
People – up & down

January 17, 2018 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Baby Time: October 25, 2017

Books

Piggies in the Pumpkin Patch by Mary Peterson & Jennifer Rofe
Blue Sky by Audrey Wood

Music

“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

Bounce Me
Bounce me, bounce me, on your knees
Bounce me, bounce me, pretty please
Bounce me here
Bounce me there
Bounce me, bounce me, everywhere!

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

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

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

Baby Time: September 27, 2017

Books

Itsy Bitsy Spider by Iza Trapani
Buzz by Janet S. Wong, illus. by Margaret Chodos-Irvine

Music

“Splishin’ & Splashin'” by Charlotte Diamond, Charlotte Diamond’s World

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

The Beehive
Here is the beehive. (close fist)
Where are the bees?
Hidden away where nobody sees.
Watch as they come out of their hive. (extend fingers as you count)
One, two, three, four, five!
They’re alive! (shake fingers or tickle child’s belly)
BUZZZZZZZ.

Acka Backa
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!

Additional verse:
Acka-backa soda cracker, acka-backa boo
Acka-backa soda cracker, we’ll sing a song or two

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

Bicycle
(Baby lies on back with legs in air – parent rotates legs)
I have a little bicycle
I ride it to and fro
And when I see that big green light
I know it’s time to go
I have a little bicycle
I bought it at the shop
And when I see that big red light
I know it’s time to stop!

Itsy Bitsy Spider
The itsy bitsy spider went up the water spout
Down came the rain and washed the spider out
Out came the sun and dried up all the rain
And the itsy bitsy spider went up the spout again

 

September 27, 2017 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

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