Babies Books and Rhymes with Jenny, Kirsty and Mel at Garden City Library - video transcript

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>> MELISSA: Hi everyone, thanks for joining us for Babies, Books and Rhymes today. My name is Melissa and I’m from Garden City Library and I’ve also got Jenny and Kirsty with me today. 

So, thank you so much for joining us. Before we get started we’ll do our Children’s Acknowledgement to Country and it goes like this.

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

>> MELISSA: Beautiful. The way I like to start these sessions is with a bit of a welcome song and we use the child’s name so that they associate that with themselves and they get a really beautiful smile on when they sing it. Okay, so my baby’s name is Jack, so ready? The way this goes is…

>> TOGETHER [singing]: Jack is here today, Jack is here today,
let’s all clap our hands cause Jack is here today.

>> MELISSA: Who have you got with you Jenny?

>> JENNY: I have got Arti and Arti is a Torres Straight Island girl.

>> MELISSA: Beautiful Arti. Ready?

>> TOGETHER [singing]: Arti’s here today, Arti’s here today,
let’s all clap our hands cause Arti’s here today.

>> MELISSA: And who have you got with you Kirsty?

>> KIRSTY: I have got Ivy with me today.

>> MELISSA: Ivy, beautiful. Ready? 

>> TOGETHER [singing]: Ivy’s here today, Ivy’s here today,
let’s all clap our hands cause Ivy’s here today.

>> MELISSA: Beautiful and the grown-ups are here too just like you all at home. Ready? Let’s do song for you.

>> TOGETHER [singing]: The grown-ups are here today, the grown-ups are here today,
let’s all clap our hands, the grown-ups are here today.

>>MELISSA: Yay! Now the first song we’ll do is 'Open Shut Them'. It’s a fantastic song for emergent literacy. It’s all about associating actions with words. 

Now if you can, (if your baby is nice and captive), you can put them on to their back and they can see your mouth, as well as the actions that you’re doing. So we’re going to be doing 'Open Shut Them'. Are we ready? One, two, three.

>> 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! 

>> MELISSA: Beautiful. Now we’ll do that song twice because repetition’s fantastic for learning. Ready? One, two, three.

>> MELISSA: Open shut them, open shut them.
Give a little clap.
Open shut them, open shut them.
Lay them in your lap. 

>>MELISSA: Creep them, creep them, creep them, creep them,
right up to your chin.
Open wide your little mouth
but do not let them in.

>>MELISSA: 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! 

>> MELISSA: Beautiful, good job. Now we’ll do another song that’s about associating body parts with words. It’s 'Heads and Shoulders, Knees and Toes'. Are we ready? One, two, three.

>> TOGETHER [singing]: Heads and shoulders, knees and toes,
knees and toes, knees and toes.
Heads and shoulders, knees and toes.
We all clap hands together.

>> TOGETHER [singing]: Eyes and ears and mouth and nose,
mouth and nose, mouth and nose.
Eyes and ears and mouth and nose.
We all clap hands together.

>> MELISSA: Lovely, can we do that one more time? Ready, one, two, three.

>> TOGETHER [singing]: Heads and shoulders, knees and toes,
knees and toes, knees and toes.
Heads and shoulders, knees and toes.
We all clap hands together.

>> TOGETHER [singing]: Eyes and ears and mouth and nose,
mouth and nose, mouth and nose.
Eyes and ears and mouth and nose.
We all clap hands together.

>> MELISSA: Lovely! Now the next song we’ll do is a bit of a finger play. It’s good for motor, fine motor function. It is - 'Here is the Beehive' - is what it’s called. And we have a beehive fist, ready to go. Ready, one, two, three. 

>> TOGETHER: Here is the beehive, where are the bees?
Hiding away where nobody sees.
Watch them come creeping out of the hive.
One, two, three, four, five. Bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

>> MELISSA: Beautiful, one more time. Ready? One, two, three.

>> TOGETHER: Here is the beehive, where are the bees?
Hiding away where nobody sees.
Watch them come creeping out of the hive.
One, two, three, four, five. Bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

>> MELISSA: Beautiful. There’s a bit of eye tracking movement at the end there, as well, which was great. Now, the next one we’ve got is another finger play it is 'Five Little Ducks'. It’s a classic. Are we ready for the five ducks? One, two, three. 
 
>>TOGETHER [singing]: Five little ducks went out one day, over the hills and far away.
Mother duck said quack, quack, quack, quack.
But only four little ducks came back. 

>>TOGETHER [singing]: Four little ducks went out one day, over the hills and far away.
Mother duck said quack, quack, quack, quack.
But only three little ducks came back.

>>TOGETHER [singing]: Three little ducks went out one day, over the hill and far away.
Mother duck said quack, quack, quack, quack.
But only two little ducks came back.

>>TOGETHER [singing]: Two little ducks went out one day, over the hills and far away.
Mother duck said quack, quack, quack, quack.
But only one little duck came back.

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

>>TOGETHER [singing]: Sad mother duck went out one day, over the hills and far away.
Mother duck said quack, quack, quack, quack
And all of the five little ducks came back.

>> MELISSA: Yeah, wonderful! We’ll only do that one once because it’s a nice long song, that one. 

The next one we’ve got is 'Row, Row, Row Your Boat'. Now depending on your baby you might have them facing you to do row, row and you can rock them back and forth. Or you might have their back to your chest. Up to you. Are we ready to go on our boat? One, two three.

>> TOGETHER [singing]: Row, row, row your boat, gently down the stream.
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily. Life is but a dream.

>> TOGETHER [singing]: Row, row, row your boat, gently down the stream.
If you see a crocodile, don’t forget to scream! Ahhhhh!

>> MELISSA: Good stuff, one more time. Ready? One, two, three.

>> TOGETHER [singing]: Row, row, row your boat, gently down the stream.
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily. Life is but a dream.

>> TOGETHER [singing]: Row, row, row your boat, gently down the stream.
If you see a crocodile, don’t forget to scream! Ahhhhh!

>>MELISSA: Staying on a theme of crocodiles, we’ve got 'Baby Crocodile' next. And don’t be scared, it’s not 'Baby Shark'! 

So, there’s a few different actions. I have bubba on his back. I’ll do 'Baby Crocodil'e once through and then we can do all of the different crocodiles as we go through. So, it goes…

>> MELISSA [singing]: Baby Crocodile, Baby Crocodile, don’t you bite, don’t you bite.
I can run away from you. I can run away from you. Out of sight. Oooh! Out of sight. Oooh!

That was a bit like peek-a-boo which is fun. So, we’ll do Baby again and then we’ll do Mummy Crocodile and then we’ll do Daddy Crocodile. Ready, one two, three.

>> TOGETHER [singing]: Baby Crocodile, Baby Crocodile, don’t you bite, don’t you bite.
I can run away from you. I can run away from you. Out of sight. Oooh! Out of sight. Oooh!

>> MELISSA: Now we’ve got Mummy. Ready, one, two, three.

>> TOGETHER [singing]: Mummy Crocodile, Mummy Crocodile, don’t you bite, don’t you bite.
I can run away from you. I can run away from you. Out of sight. Oooh! Out of sight. Oooh!

>> MELISSA: Beautiful. Now, Daddy Crocodile. Ready, one, two, three.

>> TOGETHER [singing]: Daddy Crocodile, Daddy Crocodile, don’t you bite, don’t you bite.
I can run away from you. I can run away from you. Out of sight. Oooh! Out of sight. Oooh!

>> MELISSA: Beautiful. Um, that’s a great song you can do the whole family. So, you can do uncles, aunties, cousins, grandma, grandpa. It’s fantastic, have a good time with it. 

The next song I’m going to do is 'Grand Old Duke of York'.  So, we’ve got to pick bub up and make him stomp all around. Are we ready for 'Grand Old Duke'? One, two, three.

>> TOGETHER [singing]: Oh The Grand old Duke of York, he had ten thousand 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.

>> MELISSA: Good job if you lifted bub at home, I know they’re quite heavy sometimes.

>> JENNY: Yes.

>> MELISSA: The next thing we might do is read a book. So, I’ve got a couple of examples of books that we have here at the library, next to me here. 

So, these ones are fantastic baby touch ones. They’re perfect for newborns, for the first six months of life. The contrast in them is quite high which is fantastic for baby’s eyes. 

Also, these are a great series if you haven’t seen them before. They’re the touch-feely books of That’s Not My… whatever. This one’s - Not My Otter

They’ve got lots of cool sensory play because that’s what babies...that’s how they learn, through sensory play. Always let your bub hold the book, let them have a play, have a munch, it’s a good time. 

But what we’re going to do today is use this one here, which is Baby Touch Animals, to do a song because there’s no wrong way to read a book to your child. It’s never too early either. 

So, we’re going to start, not 'Grand Old Duke', 'Old MacDonald' with a cow. Okay? Ready? One, two, three.

>> TOGETHER [singing]: Old MacDonald had a farm E-I-E-I-O.
And on that farm he had a cow E-I-E-I-O.
With a moo, moo here and a moo, moo there.
Here a moo, there a moo, everywhere a moo, moo.
Old MacDonald had a farm E-I-E-I-O. 

>> TOGETHER [singing]: And on that farm he had a pig. E-I-E-I-O.
With an oink, oink here and an oink, oink there.
Here an oink, there an oink, everywhere an oink, oink.
Old MacDonald had a farm E-I-E-I-O. 

>>TOGETHER [singing]: And on that farm he had a horse E-I-E-I-O.
With a neigh, neigh here and a neigh, neigh there.
Here a neigh, there a neigh, everywhere a neigh, neigh.
Old MacDonald had a farm E-I-E-I-O.

>> TOGETHER [singing]: And on that farm he had a sheep E-I-E-I-O.
With a baa, baa here and a baa, baa there.
Here a baa, there a baa, everywhere a baa, baa.
Old MacDonald had a farm E-I-E-I-O.

>> MELISSA: And that’s all the animals in our book. Good job everyone. That’s fantastic. Maybe you’ve got some other animals at home that might be on the farm like a dog or a cat and you can sing that by yourself. 

Now, we’re almost finished our session so we might do a bit of a calming song which is 'Twinkle, Twinkle'. It’s a wonderful eye tracking song, so if you can have bub on their back, you can do the twinkles above their head. Ready, one, two, three.

>> 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.

>> MELISSA: Lovely, one more time just for good luck. Ready, one, two, three.

>> 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.

>>MELISSA: Beautiful. Now to wrap up today we’re going to sing our farewell song. So we need big waving hands to say goodbye. Ready?

>>TOGETHER [singing]: Goodbye, farewell, we’ll see you soon, see you soon, see you soon.
Goodbye, farewell, we’ll see you soon, on another day.

>>MELISSA: Thank you so much for joining us and we can wait to see you at the library again soon. Bye!

Last updated: 8 June 2020
Topics: library