Babies Books and Rhymes with Emily at Chermside Library - video transcript

This page is a video transcript of the Babies Books and Rhymes with Emily at Chermside Library video hosted on Brisbane City Council's YouTube channel. This video is 8 minutes and 31 seconds long.

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>> EMILY: Hi everyone! My name is Emily and today we’re going to do Babies, Books and Rhymes. I have along with me today Poppy and Poppy’s very excited because we’re going to sing some of Poppy’s favourite songs.

First of all, we do need to do our Acknowledgement to Country.  So you ready Poppy?

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

Very good. I always like to start with my happy song, make sure we’re all happy. Get our clapping hands ready. Ready?

[singing]: If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands.
If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands.
If you’re happy and you know it and you really ought to show it.
If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands.

[singing]: If you’re happy and you know it shout hooray “Hooray!”
If you’re happy and you know it shout hooray “Hooray!”
If you’re happy and you know it and you really ought to show it. 
If you’re happy and you know it shout hooray “Hooray!”

Yay give yourself a big clap. Big clap for Poppy. Yay!

So, babies learn best by repetition. Babies learn by seeing your mouth move, which is why I’ve placed Poppy on my lap so she can see my mouth moving. And they also learn through the sing song of the melody through the baby rhymes that we sing.

The other one is the anticipation, so we’re going to do 'This Little Piggy' went to market, because of course, we know what happens at the end! So, we’re going to do it twice.

This little piggy went to market,
and this little piggy stayed home,
this little piggy had roast beef
and this little piggy had none.
But this little piggy went, wee! Wee! Wee! Wee! Wee! Wee! Wee! All the way home!
 

Lots of tickles! Tickles are fun! Big cuddles. We’ll do it again. And this time we’ll change sides.

This little piggy went to market,
and this little piggy stayed home,
this little piggy had roast beef
and this little piggy had none.
But this little piggy went, wee! Wee! Wee! Wee! Wee! Wee! Wee! All the way home!
 

Lovely. Alright so now we’re going to put some spots in the air and everywhere!

[singing]: Put a spot over here and a spot over there.
Put a spot on your ear and spot on your hair.
Put a lot of little spots in the air everywhere!
It’s a spotty kind of day.

Some big stripes.

[singing]: Put a stripe over here and a stripe over there.
Put a stripe on your ear and stripe on your hair.
Put a lot of little stripes in the air everywhere!
It’s a stripey kind of day.

Let’s finish with some swirls.

[singing]: Put a swirl over here and a swirl over there.
Put a swirl on your ear and a swirl on your hair.
Put a lot of little swirls in the air everywhere! 
It’s a swirly kind of day.

Alright. Now of course when we’re with our babies, we like to read. We want them to love books like we do. We want to encourage literacy so the best way to do it, is to pick up a book.

It doesn’t have to be a long book and you don’t have to read all of the book, but obviously the best thing we can do is just engage the book and engage with Poppy or your baby. And the best bit is if they can still see your mouth moving, but they can also see the book.

So, I’ve got here That’s not my bus. So, the beauty with these books, and there are lots of them in the libraries when you do get to come back, is that they’re very interactive because their touch, their feel…

The babies when they start to develop those skills they want to touch the books so we encourage the children to pick up a book and read.

[reading the book]: That’s not my bus. The bus bumper is too squishy.  Squish, squish! Squish, squish!

[reading the book]: That’s my bus! The lights are so sparkly! Sparkle, sparkle! Sparkle, sparkle!

Very fun books that we’ve got here. Okey dokey.

So we’re going to start to sing some quiet songs. One of my favourites is 'Soft Kitty, Warm Kitty'. It’s a nice cuddly song. You can sing it over and over and over again.

[singing]: Soft kitty, warm kitty, little ball of fur.
Happy kitty, sleepy kitty, purr, purr, purr.

One more time.

[singing]: Soft kitty, warm kitty, little ball of fur.
Happy kitty, sleepy kitty, purr, purr, purr.

Okay. One more song for Poppy this afternoon. We’re going to do 'Twinkle Twinkle'. We’ll get our twinkly star fingers 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.

So everything these days is busy, busy, busy, life’s busy. So it’s important to remind ourselves, that we need to slow down.

So repetition’s important, which we’ve already said. Slowing down is really, really important so it gives bub a chance to comprehend what you’re singing to them, what you’re saying.

So we’re going to sing it one more time to finish with. And we’re going to sing it super slow.

[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.

Let’s finish with a big cuddle. Thank-you for joining me. See you next time!

Last updated:1 June 2020
Topics: library