Babies Books and Rhymes with Danielle and Kyra at Brisbane Square Library - video transcript

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>> DANIELLE:  Hi!  My name is Danielle. This is my friend Kyra and we will be doing a Babies Rhyme Time at Brisbane Square Library today.  Thank you so much for joining us from home.  Before we start we will do our Children’s Acknowledgement to Country.  Are we ready?

>> TOGETHER: Here is the land, here is the sky.  Here are my friends and here am I.

>> DANIELLE:  Well done everyone.  So just to welcome you to our session today we will do our hello song.  Ready?

>> TOGETHER [ singing]: Hi. Hello and how are you? How are you? How are you? 
Hi. Hello and how are you? How are you today?

>> DANIELLE:  We hope that everyone at home is healthy and happy.  One of the things we are doing at the moment to stay healthy is washing our hands.  Are you ready?

>> KYRA:  Definitely.

>> DANIELLE:  We have a little song to help us with that.

>> TOGETHER [ singing]: This is the way we wash our hands. 
Wash our hands, wash our hands. 
This is the way we wash our hands, so early in the morning. 

>> DANIELLE:  What do we need to do, Kyra, to make sure that we’ve given them a good wash?

>> KYRA:  Make sure you rub like this and then we get the backs of our hands, and in between, and our thumbs.  I like to finish on our fingernails. 

>> DANIELLE:  So, let’s do that one more time.

>> TOGETHER [ singing]: This is the way we wash our hands. 
Wash our hands, wash our hands. 
This is the way we wash our hands, so early in the morning. 

>> DANIELLE:  Well done everyone.  Nice clean hands.

So, as you can see, we have our babies with us today.  They are laying in front of us.  They can watch our mouth movements as we make words.  These are one of the tools that babies learn to use how to speak.  So, our first song is 'Open Shut Them'.  Are we ready?

>> TOGETHER [ singing]: Open, shut them.  Open, shut them. 
Give a little clap. 
Open, shut them.  Open, shut them. 
Lay them in your lap. 

>> TOGETHER [ 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. 

>> TOGETHER [ singing]: Shake them, shake them, shake them, shake them. 
Shake them just like this. 
Roll them, roll them, roll them, roll them. 
Blow a little kiss.  Mwah!

>> DANIELLE:  Well done everybody.  Well done!  So, what’s our next one?

>> KYRA:  'Round and Round the Garden'.

>> DANIELLE:  Are you ready?  So, we can do it on baby’s belly or we can do it on baby’s hand.  Whichever one you’re comfortable with.  Are we ready?

>> TOGETHER: Round and round the garden like a teddy bear. 
One step, two step, tickly under there. 

>> KYRA:  Now a counting one.

>> DANIELLE:  We do have a counting one.  Are we ready?

>> TOGETHER [ singing]: One, two, three, four, five.
Once I caught a fish alive.  
Six, seve, eight, nine, ten.
Then I let him go again. 
Why did you let him go? 
Because he bit my finger so. 
Which finger did he bite? 
This little finger on my right. 

>> KYRA:  Beautiful.  'Incy Wincy Spider'.

>> DANIELLE:  Incy Wincy.  Alright.  So, if you have a slightly older child - point to the thumb, or on a baby do the same thing on their belly or on their arm.  It’s all part of the repetition and they learn the words.  Okay ready?

>> TOGETHER [ singing]: Incy wincy spider climbed up the water spout. 
Down came the rain and washed the spider out. 
Out came the sunshine and dried up all the rain. 
So Incy Wincy Spider climbed up the spout again.

>> DANIELLE:  Well done everyone.  Well okay, are we ready.  We are about to involve bubby.

>> TOGETHER: Fingers up, fingers down. 
Fingers dancing round and round. 
Baby up, baby down. 
Baby bouncing round and round. 

>> DANIELLE:  Aah… I hope baby had fun with that at home.

>> KYRA:  Okay the classic.  'I’m a Little Teapot'.

>> DANIELLE:  Are we ready?  So, does everyone know how to be a teapot at home?

>> TOGETHER [ singing]: I’m a little teapot short and stout. 
Here is my handle.  Here is my spout. 
When I get all steamed up.  Then I shout. 
Tip me over.  Pour me out.

>> DANIELLE:  Now we can do that one again with bubby.  Are we ready?

>> TOGETHER [ singing]: I’m a little teapot short and stout. 
Here is my handle.  Here is my spout. 
When I get all steamed up.  Then I shout. 
Tip me over.  Pour me out.
 

>> DANIELLE:  Well done.  So proud of all our little teapots today. Okay.  So, pick up our bubby’s again.  Make sure they can see your face.  Are we ready?

>> TOGETHER:  Tick tock.  Tick tock.  I’m a little cuckoo clock. 
Tick tock.  Tick tock.  Now the time is one o’clock.  Cuckoo!
Tick tock.  Tick tock.  I’m a little cuckoo clock. 
Tick tock.  Tick tock.  Now the time is two o’clock.  Cuckoo, cuckoo!

>> DANIELLE:  Well done.  All right.  My bubby’s safe.  'Row Row Row Your Boat'.  Everybody happy?  We love row, row, row your boat, don’t we?  Alright.

>> TOGETHER [ 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.  Aahh!!

>> KYRA:  Our next one we have is 'Let’s go riding in an elevator'.  So, we still need to be holding bubby with you.  This is a nice fun one.  Ready?

>> TOGETHER [ singing]: Let’s go riding in an elevator. 
Let’s go riding in an elevator. 
First floor, second floor, third floor, fourth floor, fifth floor, down…

>> DANIELLE:  Oh, that was fun.  Oh, okay.  'This Little Piggy'.  We all know this one.  Either on our toes or our fingers.  Are we ready?

>> TOGETHER:  This little piggy went to market. 
This little piggy stayed home. 
This little piggy had roast beef,
and this little piggy had none. 
And this little piggy went whee, whee, whee, whee, whee! 
All the way home.

>> DANIELLE:  Ooh.  And this one is one of my favourites, 'The Grand Old Duke of York'.  Are we ready?  Got our bubby’s.  Right.

>> TOGETHER [ singing]: Oh, the Grand old Duke of York. 
He had 10,000 men. 
He marched them up to the top of the hill
and he marched them down again. 

>> TOGETHER [ singing]: And when they were up. They were up. 
And when they were down. They were down. 
And when they were only halfway up. They were neither up, nor down. 

>> DANIELLE:  Let’s do that one again.  Are we ready?

>> TOGETHER [ singing]: Oh, the Grand old Duke of York. 
He had 10,000 men. 
He marched them up to the top of the hill
and he marched them down again. 

>> TOGETHER [ singing]: And when they were up. They were up. 
And when they were down. They were down. 
And when they were only halfway up. They were neither up, nor down. 

>> DANIELLE:  Well done.  Well done everybody at home.

>> KYRA:  Oh.  'Toast in the toaster'.  This is another baby movement one.  Baby up.  Now, ready.

>> TOGETHER: I’m toast in the toaster. 
I’m getting very hot. 
Tick tock.  Tick tock. 
Up I pop!

>> KYRA:  Let’s sing that one again. Because repetition is really important for building those early literacy skills.  It’s an easy one to do. Ready?

>>  TOGETHER: I’m toast in the toaster. 
I’m getting very hot. 
Tick tock.  Tick tock. 
Up I pop!

>> KYRA:  Oh.  Put baby on the cushion again.

>> DANIELLE:  Oh, Derglumph!  And I just have a friend here who can help me.  Are we ready? Are we ready?

>> TOGETHER [ singing]: Derglumph went the little green frog one day. 
Derglumph went the little green frog. 
Derglumph went the little green frog one day. 
And they frog went glumph, glumph, glumph. 

>> TOGETHER [ singing]: Aah..But we all know frogs go la, di, da, di, da! La, di, da, di, da!  La, di, da, di, da. 
We all know frogs go la, di, da, di, da!  They don’t go glumph, glumph, glumph.

>> DANIELLE:  Ah.  Thank you froggy.  Thank you.

>> KYRA:  Such a handy helper. What’s our next song?

>> DANIELLE:  'Twinkle Twinkle'.  Alright.  Are you ready?

>> TOGETHER [ 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!

>> DANIELLE:  One more time.  One more time.

>> KYRA:  I think so.

>> DANIELLE:  Are we ready?

>> TOGETHER [ 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!

>>DANIELLE:  Well done.  Well done.  Now don’t forget carers at home.  It is so important to keep reading, singing and talking to your child.  That is how they learn to talk.  And the more you can do it, the more they’ll understand.  But now unfortunately, it is time to say goodbye.  Are we ready?

>>TOGETHER [ singing]:  Now it’s time to say goodbye, say goodbye, say goodbye. 
Now it’s time to say goodbye, we’ll see you all next time.

>>DANIELLE: Thank you so much for joining us at Brisbane Square Library!

>>TOGETHER:  Bye!

Last updated:27 May 2020
Topics: library