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Baby Time: July 24, 2019

Books
Littles and How They Grow by Kelly DiPucchio, illus. by AG Ford
Up Up Up Down by Kimberly Gee

Music
“Itsy Bitsy Spider” by Sue Schnitzer, Wiggle and Whirl: Clap and Nap
“Shake Your Dragon Tail” from Dragon Tales: Dragon Tunes

Baby Sign Language
Change (diaper)

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

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.

A Hippopotamus
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!”

Tick Tock
Caregivers can rock kids back and forth (older kids can rock themselves, sitting or standing)
Tick tock, tick tock, I’m a little cuckoo clock.
Tick tock, tick tock, now I’m chiming 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)

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

Can You Shake Along With Me? (with maracas)
Can you shake along with me?
Along with me, along with me?
Can you shake along with me?
Put your shaker on your . . . knee

Repeat with different body parts

Let’s Go Riding in an Elevator
(Parents standing with babies held in front about waist high)
Let’s go riding in an elevator, elevator, elevator
Let’s go riding in an elevator, come along with me
First floor…. second floor… third floor… fourth floor…fifth floor (baby should be high now) and….
DOWN! (drop down quickly)

Have You Ever Seen a Baby?
Tune: Did You Ever See a Lassie?
Have you ever seen a baby
A baby, a baby
Have you ever seen a baby
Fly this way and that?
Fly this way and that way
And this way and that way
Have you ever seen a baby
Fly this way and that?

Have you ever seen a baby
A baby, a baby
Have you ever seen a baby
Fly up and down?
Fly up and down
And up and down
Have you ever seen a baby
Fly up and down?

 

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July 24, 2019 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Baby Time: April 3, 2019

Books

A Kiss Means I Love You by Kathryn Madeline Allen, photographs by Eric Futran
Black Bird Yellow Sun by Steve Light

Music

“If You’re Happy and You Know It” by Mr. Michael & Mr. Eric, Yummy Yellow
“Milkshake Song” by Anne-Marie Akin, Songs for Wiggleworms

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

Open Them, Shut Them
Open them, shut them
Open them, shut them
Give a little clap
Open them, shut them
Open them, shut them
Put them in your lap
Creep the, creep them
Up to your chin
Open your mouth
But don’t let them in!
Open them, shut them
Open them, shut them
Put them in your lap

Down By the Station
Down by the station
Early in the morning
See the little puffer-bellies all in a row
See the station master pull the little handle
Puff, puff, toot, toot, off we go

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

Baby Put Your Pants On
Tune: Shortnin’ Bread
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)
(can add verses by substituting different pieces of clothing/body parts)

Rattle Song
Tune: London Bridge
Shake it high and shake it low.
Shake it high. Shake it low.
Shake it high and shake it low.
That’s how the rattle goes.
Shake it fast and shake it slow.
Shake it fast. Shake it slow.
Shake it fast and shake it slow.
That’s how the rattle goes

 

April 3, 2019 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Baby Time: February 20, 2019

Books

Clive and His Babies by Jessica Spanyol
Baby Can’t Sleep by Lisa Schroeder, illus. by Viviana Garofoli

Music

“Polly Wolly Doodle” from Wiggleworms Love You

Songs, Rhymes and 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
The other named Low
Fly away High, fly away Low
Come back, High! Come back, Low!

Little Red Wagon
Bumping up and down in my little red wagon,
Bumping up and down in my little red wagon,
Bumping up and down in my little red wagon,
Having so much fun
Here come my friends in their little red wagons . . .
Can change the color of the wagon

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)

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!

Can You Shake Along With Me?
Can you shake along with me?
Along with me, along with me?
Can you shake along with me?
Put your shaker on your . . . knee

Repeat with different body parts

Hands Are Clapping
Hands are clapping
Clap, clap, clap
Hands are clapping
Clap, clap, clap
Hands are clapping
Clap, clap, clap
Clap your hands, my darling

Toes are tapping, tap, tap, tap . . .
Fingers are wiggling, wiggle, wiggle, wiggle
Eyes are hiding, peek-a-boo

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

Baby Time: November 14, 2018

Books

Lola Reads to Leo by Anna McQuinn, illus. by Rosalind Beardshaw
Who? by Robie Harris, illus. by Natascha Rosenberg

Music

“Row, Row, Row Your Boat” by Rob Newhouse, Songs for Wiggleworms
“Shakin’ Everywhere” by Jim Gill, Jim Gill’s Irrational Anthem and More Salutes to Nonsense

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

Tommy Thumbs
Tommy Thumbs up and Tommy Thumbs down
Tommy Thumbs dancing all around town
Dance them on your shoulders
Dance them on your head
Dance them on your knees
And tuck them into bed

Pudding on the Plate
Tune: Farmer in the Dell
Pudding on the plate,
Pudding on the plate,
Wibble wobble,
Wibble wobble,
Pudding on the plate!
Candies in the jar,
Candies in the jar,
Shake them up,
Shake them up,
Candies in the jar!
Candles on the cake,
Candles on the cake,
Blow them out,
Blow them out,
Candles on the cake!

Charlie Chaplin
(good for diaper changing)
Charlie Chaplin went to France
To teach the ladies how to dance.
First he did the rumba, the rumba, the 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)

A Little Flea
A little flea went walking (“walk” fingers around child’s tummy)
To see what he could see
But all that he could see
Was Baby’s little tummy! (tickle tummy)

This is the Way We Clean the House
(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 14, 2018 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Baby Time: October 3, 2018

Books

Babies Can Sleep Anywhere by Lisa Wheeler, illus. by Carolina Buzio
Stomp! Stomp! by Sebastien Braun

Music

Itsy Bitsy Spider” by Sue Schnitzer, Wiggle and Whirl: Clap and Nap
“Shake My Sillies Out” by Raffi, More Singable Songs

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

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)

Baby Goes Bumpy Boo
Tune: Here We Go Looby Loo
Here we go bumpy boo.
Baby goes bumpy bye.
Baby goes bumpy bee.
On top of my knee.
I bounce you to the left.
I bounce you to the right.
I bounce you up and down.
I bounce you out of sight.
Baby goes bumpy boo.
Baby goes bumpy bye.
Baby goes bumpy bee.
On top of my knee.

I bounce you very fast.
I bounce you very slow.
I bounce you up and down.
And back we both will go!

Put Your Finger On Your Shirt
Tune: If You’re Happy and You Know It
Put your finger on your shirt, on your shirt
Put your finger on your shirt, on your shirt
Put your finger on your shirt
Put your finger on your shirt
Put your finger on your shirt, on your shirt

On your shoes . . .
On your pants . . .

Big A
Big A (open baby’s arms)
Little a (bring baby’s arms together)
Bouncing B
The cat’s in the cupboard
And he can’t see!
Peek-a-boo! (cover baby’s eyes)
I see you! (take hands away)

Rattle Song
Tune: London Bridge
Shake it high and shake it low.
Shake it high. Shake it low.
Shake it high and shake it low.
That’s how the rattle goes.
Shake it fast and shake it slow.
Shake it fast. Shake it slow.
Shake it fast and shake it slow.
That’s how the rattle goes

October 3, 2018 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Baby Time: August 1, 2018

Books
Up! by Susan Hughes, illus. by Ashley Barron
Toot! Toot! by Cocorette

Music

“Zoom, Zoom, Zoom” by Kathy Reid-Naiman, Say Hello to the Morning
“Going to Kentucky” by Sue Schnitzer, Wiggle and Whirl

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.

Old Gray Mare
Tune: Row, Row, Row Your Boat
(Baby faces parent on lap or knees)
Clip, clop, clippety clop
Clippety, clippety, clop
The old gray mare goes
Up and down
Until it’s time to stop

Pizza, Pickle, Pumpernickel
Pizza, pickle, pumpernickel
My little baby deserves a tickle
One for her nose, one for his toes
One for the tummy where the yum yum goes

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!

The Laundry Shakes
Oh, the walrus washes his winter coat
Down by the wavy ocean.
He adds some water and he adds some soap
And he waits…and he waits…and he waits.

Then the laundry shakes, shakes, shakes
The laundry shakes and shakes and shakes
The laundry shakes, shakes, shakes until it’s clean.
The laundry shakes, shakes, shakes
The laundry shakes and shakes and shakes
The laundry shakes, shakes, shakes
Until it’s clean.

The laundry spins, spins, spins . . .

August 1, 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

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