Babies Books and Rhymes with Annette at Ashgrove Library - video transcript

This page is a video transcript of the Babies Books and Rhymes with Annette at Ashgrove Library video on Brisbane City Council's YouTube channel. The video is 15 minutes and 4 seconds long.

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>> ANNETTE: Hello everybody, my name’s Annette and I’m from Ashgrove Library and I’m here today to do a Babies, Books and Rhymes session with you.

I just wanted to say though that we really all miss you at the library and we’re looking forward when we reopen to having you all back here again soon. But, until then, enjoy Babies, Books and Rhymes at home in your lounge room.

So, to start off today, we’re going to do our Acknowledgment to Country. So...

Here is the land, here is the sky, here are our friends and here am I.

To start off, we’re going to do our hello song. So we’ve got out little baby here with us. And to start our session though today...before we start our hello song…

… you can have your baby lying in front of you, or you can even hold your baby in your arms if it's just a tiny little baby.

But it’s always lovely to have the baby facing you, so that the baby can look into your eyes, look at your facial expressions and watch your mouth moving and your lips moving and in time they’ll copy what you’re doing. So, let’s go…

[singing]: Hi, hello and how are you, how are you, how are you?
Hi, hello and how are you, how are you today?

And our next song we’re going to do is 'See Saw, Marjory Daw'. This is a lovely rhythmic song and we can do this with rocking the baby side to side or back in your arms. We can do it like this…

[singing]: See Saw, Marjory Daw, Johnnie shall have a new master.
He shall earn but a penny a day because he can’t work any faster.

Babies love that rhythmic calming soothing sound. Let’s repeat this song because repetition helps your baby become familiar with the words and sounds.

And it also gives them the opportunity to develop anticipation so they’ll start to anticipate some of the words that you’re singing to them as well. So, will we do that one again?

[singing]: See Saw, Marjory Daw, Johnnie shall have a new master.
He shall earn but a penny a day because he can’t work any faster.

Now, 'Round and round the garden'. So, we can do this on your baby’s hand, or we can do it on your baby’s tummy. Ready?

[singing]: Round and round the garden like a teddy bear.
One step, two step, tickly under there.

And there’s that pausing too that we can do which helps build up that anticipation that something’s going to happen when we pause. We’ll do that one again.

[singing]: Round and round the garden like a teddy bear.
One step, two step, tickly under there.

Tickle, tickle, tickle. This time we’re going to do 'Row, row, row your boat'.

Now this way, if you’ve got an older child you could sit them up and do a little tiny rocking motion – supporting their head of course if they need their head and neck supported. Otherwise, you could do it a little side to side as well.

And the fun thing about some of these songs is that you can sing them throughout your day, when you’re doing jobs around the house. You don’t necessarily have to set time aside just to do songs and nursey rhymes.

You can do it whilst you’re doing the washing – you can put a towel down in your little laundry basket and you can pop your baby or toddler in and you can swish it from side to side. You can do it with a box as well - just incidental nursery rhymes and singing all day.

Also, you could do it while you’re changing their nappy, when they’re having a bath, feed times, also if they’re in a little baby swing. Whatever time of the day that you would like to do it. So, ready, we’re going to go…

[singing]: Row, row, row your boat, gently down the stream, merrily merrily merrily merrily life is but a dream.
Row, row, row your boat gently down the stream, if you see a crocodile, don’t forget to scream. 

Ahh crocodile!

[singing]: Row, row, row your boat, gently down the stream, merrily merrily merrily merrily life is but a dream.
Row, row, row your boat gently down the stream, if you see a crocodile, don’t forget to scream.

Ahh, a crocodile, no!

This time, we’re going to do 'Two little dicky birds'.

[singing]: Two little dicky birds, sitting on a wall, one named Peter and one named Paul,
fly away Peter, fly away Paul, come back Peter, come back Paul.

Will we do that one more time?

[singing]: Two little dicky birds, sitting on a wall, one named Peter and one named Paul,
fly away Peter, fly away Paul, come back Peter, come back Paul.

Yayyy, they’ve come back. Now, this time we’re going to do 'Five little ducks'. All got our hands up – five little ducks. One, two, three, four, five.

[singing]: Five little ducks went out one day, over the hills and far away,
Mother Duck said quack quack quack quack, but only four of her ducks came back.

[singing]: Four little ducks went out one day, over the hills and far away,
Mother Duck said quack quack quack quack, but only three of her ducks came back.

[singing]: Three little ducks went out one day, over the hills and far away,
Mother Duck said quack quack quack quack, but only two of her ducks came back.

[singing]: Two little ducks went out one day, over the hills and far away,
Mother Duck said quack quack quack quack, but only one of the ducks came back.

[singing]:  One little duck went out one day, over the hills and far away,
Mother Duck said quack quack quack quack, but none of her five little ducks came back.

Oh, Poor Mother duck, she was very sad.

[singing]: So, mother duck went for a walk one day, over the hills and far away,
Mother Duck said quack quack quack quack and all of her five little ducks came back.

Yay, they all came back! We’re going to do 'Open shut them'. Ready? We’ve got our hands up…

[singing]: Open, shut them, open, shut them, give a little clap.
Open, shut them, open, shut them, lay them in your lap.

[singing]: Creep them, creep them, creep them, creep them, right up to your chin,
open wide your little mouth, but do not let them in.

We might do 'Open shut them' again. Ready?

[singing]: Open, shut them, open, shut them, give a little clap.
Open, shut them, open, shut them, lay them in your lap.

[singing]: Creep them, creep them, creep them, creep them, right up to your chin,
open wide your little mouth, but do not let them in.

Now this one we’re going to do, we’re going to use this bright red scarf, but you don’t need to use a scarf if you don’t have a scarf at home. You can just use a singlet, or a little washer, or a little t-shirt or something small – some little article of clothing if you haven’t got a scarf handy. This song is called 'One bright scarf'.

[singing]: One bright scarf waiting for the wind to blow,
wiggle it high, wiggle it low, shake it fast and shake it slow, where did it go?

Oh, where’s it gone? Here it is, we do that one again.

[singing]: One bright scarf waiting for the wind to blow,
wiggle it high, wiggle it low, shake it fast and shake it slow, where did it go?

Here, it’s here, ha boo, peek a boo, here we are, So, we’re going to now sing 'Incy Wincy Spider'.

[singing]: Incy Wincy Spider climbed up the waterspout,
down came the rain and washed poor Incy out,
out came the sunshine and dried up all the rain
so Incy Wincy spider climbed up the spout again.

Yay, lucky Incy! Will we do that one more time?

[singing]: Incy Wincy Spider climbed up the waterspout,
down came the rain and washed poor Incy out,
out came the sunshine and dried up all the rain
so Incy Wincy spider climbed up the spout again.

We might do 'Twinkle twinkle little star'. Got our little twinkly hands up? 

[singing]: Twinkle twinkle little star, how I wonder what you are.
Up above the world so high, like a diamond in the sky,
twinkle twinkle little star, how I wonder what you are.

We might do our goodbye song, everybody got their hands ready, it’s just about the end of our Babies, Books and Rhymes session.

[singing]: Goodbye we’ll see you soon, goodbye we’ll see you soon,
let’s all wave our hands, goodbye we’ll see you soon.

[singing]: Goodbye we’ll see you soon, goodbye we’ll see you soon,
let’s all wave our hands, goodbye we’ll see you soon.

So, singing, talking, reading, and playing with your baby from birth builds a foundation for your Childs’s future development that can last a lifetime. So, it’s never too late to start talking, singing, reading, and playing with your baby.

And if you’re looking for any more resources, just go to the library catalogue and there’s...also on the left-hand side, there’s a little tab First Five Forever and there’s some more resources, songs, nursery rhymes and ideas that you can look at there. Bye!

Last updated:16 June 2020
Topics: library