Babies, Books and Rhymes with Kylie at Carina Library

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>> KYLIE: So, hi everyone it’s Kylie from Carina and Stones Corner Libraries and I’m really missing all of our babies, and their mums and dads, their grandparents, their carers, their big brothers and sisters, so today I thought that we would bring a Babies, Books and Rhymes to you.

Remembering one of the things that we do encourage you with our Babies, Book and Rhymes is to have your babies facing you.

They learn so much from watching your facial expressions – from the way your mouth and your tongue moves – but of course if your child is no way interested in facing you, we are more than happy for them to wander around while we’re in the session.

So, are we ready? As with all of our sessions at Brisbane City Council libraries, we start with our children’s Acknowledgement. So, are we ready? We go…

[singing]: Here is the land. And here is the sky. Here are my friends. And here am I!

Wonderful! I could hear all of those people singing all across Carina. I’m sure I heard you! So, we’re going to start with 'Hi Hello'. So, are we ready?

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

I hope you’re all really good and that you’re enjoying some time with your families. Let’s start with some tickling songs.

Now, as I always say in my sessions, if you don’t remember the words, that’s fine, make them up, I often do.

So were going to start with some 'Round and round the garden'. Are we ready? We go.

Round and round the garden.
Like a teddy bear.
One step, two step.
Tickly under there.

Round and round the lighthouse.
Went the little mouse.
One step, two step.
Into his little house.

Round and round the lighthouse.
Up the spiral stair.
One step two step.
And right up in the air.

I told you I make the words up! Perfect weather at the moment for our little toes to be out and for us to do some 'This Little Piggy'. Are we ready?

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 all the way home.

Two feet – so we get to do that twice. Repetition is such a wonderful thing with children, they love it!

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 all the way home.

Have we got some spots out there today? Are you wearing something with spots on it? Is there a spot over here? Shall we go with that one? Are we ready?

[singing]: There’s a spot over here.
And a spot over there.
There’s a spot in your ear.
And a spot in your hair.
There’s a lot of little spots everywhere, everywhere.
It’s a spotty kind of day.

Maybe you don’t have any spots, maybe you’re in a stripy mood today. Have we got some stripes?

[singing]: There’s a stripe over here.
And a stripe over there.
There’s a stripe in your ear.
And a stripe in your hair.
There’s a lot of little stripes everywhere, everywhere.
It’s a stripy kind of day.

Now I know there is always some tickles. Are you ready for some tickles?

[singing]: There’s a tickle over here.
And a tickle over there.
There’s a tickle in your ear.
And a tickle in your hair.
There’s a lot of little tickles everywhere, everywhere.
It’s a tickly kind of day.

That was a bit of fun, I like some tickles. I have another tickle song. Normally with this tickle song, we tickle your nose, but at the moment we’re trying not to touch our faces so we’re going to tickle our arms instead. But we’re going to tickle our toes first. Ready?

Tickle your toes.
Tickle your arms.
Tickle your tummy where the watermelon goes.
Arms go up, arms go low.
A great big hug to say hello.

Big hugs, hugs are the most wonderful things! And that’s a great opportunity to move onto some lap bounces. So, shall we go for a bit of a horsey ride? Ready?

[singing]: This is the way the baby rides, baby rides, baby rides.
This is the way the baby rides
Bounce, bounce, bounce.

[singing]: This is the way the baby rocks, baby rocks, baby rocks.
This is the way the baby rocks
Swish, swish, swish

[singing]: This is the way the baby rides, baby rides, baby rides.
This is the way the baby rides
Bounce, bounce, bounce.

What about some Humpty Dumpty. Are we ready for some humpty dumpty? Don’t fall too far! Ready?

[singing]: Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall.
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the king’s horses and all the king’s men,
couldn’t put Humpty together again.

Shall we do that again? Ready?

[singing]: Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall.
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the king’s horses and all the king’s men,
couldn’t put Humpty together again.

Now this is one of my favourite ones, this one is called 'Cuckoo Clock'. Are you a little cuckoo clock? Are you ready? Here we go…

Tick tock tick tock.
I am a little cuckoo clock.
Tick tock tick tock.
Now I’m striking one. Cuckoo!

We’re going to two!

Tick tock tick tock.
I am a little cuckoo clock.
Tick tock tick tock.
Now I’m striking two. Cuckoo! Cuckoo!

Once more!

Tick tock tick tock.
I am a little cuckoo clock.
Tick tock tick tock.
Now I’m striking three. Cuckoo! Cuckoo! Cuckoo! 

I think we’ll stop there for those!  We might play with some scarves. So, you can either use a scarf, a tea-towel. You might have a cloth nappy lying around. Just something lovely and floaty that we can play with.

So, we’ve got my first one’s called 'A Leaf and a Feather'. I normally do this one standing up, but I thought we could do this one with a scarf. So, we go…

Like a leaf or feather in the windy, windy weather.
We twirl around and twirl around and all swirl down together.

Shall we twirl again?

Like a leaf or feather in the windy, windy weather.
We twirl around and twirl around and all swirl down together.

How about some popcorn. Ready? Have we got some popcorn kernels?

[singing]: Popcorn kernels, popcorn kernels.
In a pot, in a pot.
Shake them, shake them, shake them. Shake them, shake them, shake them.
‘Til the pop. Whee! ‘Til they pop.

How about some more popcorn? Popcorn’s fun.

[singing]: Popcorn kernels, popcorn kernels.
In a pot, in a pot.
Shake them, shake them, shake them. Shake them, shake them, shake them.
‘Til the pop. Whee! ‘Til they pop.

OK, how about some 'Pekaboo'. Ready.

Peek-a-boo, Peek-a-boo! I see you. Peek-a-boo!

Ready. Once more, we’re going to go.

Peek-a-boo, Peek-a-boo! I see you. Peek-a-boo!

Those are really good, quick easy rhymes that you can do anywhere, with any sort of cloth that you’ve got around. Great way to distract baby for a couple of minutes.

So, what are we going to move onto? I thought we’d have some wriggly fingers. Ready, we do some 'Little Peter Rabbit'? Again, with 'Little Peter Rabbit', we quite often touch our nose. Today we’re just going to point to our nose. So, are we ready?

[singing]: Little Peter Rabbit had a fly upon his nose.
Little Peter Rabbit had a fly upon his nose.
Little Peter Rabbit had a fly upon his nose.
So he flicked it and he flapped it. And it flew away.

Has he got flippy floppy ears?

[singing]: Little Peter Rabbit had a flippy floppy ear.
Little Peter Rabbit had a flippy floppy ear.
Little Peter Rabbit had a flippy floppy ear.
So he flipped it and he flapped it. And it stood straight up.

Now quite sadly little Peter Rabbit also has a prickle in his toe!

[singing]: Little Peter Rabbit had a prickle in his toe.
Little Peter Rabbit had a prickle in his toe.
Little Peter Rabbit had a prickle in his toe.
So he pulled it and he scratched it. And it came straight out.

Oh thank goodness for that, you don’t want a prickle in your toe!

How about we do some 'Incy Wincy Spider'? We ready. We go

[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’ll go back and do that repetition again. We’ll do Incy Wincy a slightly different way this time. Ready?

[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.

Excellent. I also have a shaker. Shakers are lots of fun. They make some wonderful noise and they give something for your baby’s eyes to track. Shakers, rattles, anything that makes a noise is worth it and you can adapt so many songs.

So were going to do 'If You’re Happy and You Know It'. Are you ready?

[singing with a shaker]: If you’re happy and you know it give a shake.
If you’re happy and you know it give a shake.
If you’re happy and you know it. Then you really ought to show it.
If you’re happy and you know it give a shake.

[singing with a shaker]: If you’re happy and you know it shake it high.
If you’re happy and you know it shake it high.
If you’re happy and you know it. Then you really ought to show it.
If you’re happy and you now it shake it high.

[singing with a shaker]: If you’re happy and you know it shake it low.
If you’re happy and you know it shake it low.
If you’re happy and you know it. Then you really ought to show it.
If you’re happy and you know it shake it low.

[singing with a shaker]: If you’re happy and you know it shake it fast.
If you’re happy and you know it shake it fast.
If you’re happy and you know it. Then you really ought to show it.
If you’re happy and you know it shake it fast.

[singing with a shaker]: If you’re happy and you know it shake it slow.
If you’re happy and you know it shake it slow.
If you’re happy and you know it. Then you really ought to show it.
If you’re happy and you know it shake it slow.

Oh goodness that was slow! Oops! That was funny! OK so let’s finish off with some Galumph! Again, if you’ve been in a session with me you know that I love 'Galumph'.

Galumph is one of my favourites and it’s one of my favourites because it’s a song that proves it’s not the lyrics that matter – because the lyrics make no sense. What your child loves is the noise the sound and the interaction with you. So, are we ready to 'Galumph'? We ready? Ready?

[singing]: Galoomph, went the little green frog one day.
Galoomph, went the little green frog.
Galoomph, went the little green frog one day.
And they all went glumph, glumph, glumph.

[singing]: But we all know frogs go, La de da de da, la de da de da, la de da de da.
We all know frogs go la de da de da.
They don’t go glumph, glumph, glumph.

Excellent. Well I hope you really enjoyed that. It’s also really fun to share books with your babies. Board books are fabulous because they don’t tear easily and they are quite happy to be chewed on a little bit and you don’t have to read every single word.

Just remember you can just look at the pictures and talk about them, ask your baby questions and let them babble an answer back to you.

It’s an important part of how they learn and did you know that 15 minutes of reading every day will build up to 27, 375 minutes of reading by the time they are 5 and that’s a lot of vocab building.

I hope you enjoyed this session and we really, really look forward to seeing you guys back in the library. It’s nowhere near as much fun here without you. Bye!

 

Last updated:19 June 2020
Topics: library