Babies Books and Rhymes with Penny and Michael at Kenmore Library - video transcript

This page is a video transcript of the Babies, Books and Rhymes with Penny and Michael at Kenmore Library video hosted on Brisbane City Council's YouTube channel. This video is 5 minutes and 44 seconds long.

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>> TOGETHER: Hello everyone!

>> PENNY: And welcome to Babies, Books and Rhymes at the Kenmore Library. My name is Penny.

>> MICHAEL: And my name is Michael.

>> PENNY: We’re very excited about having you join us today for this special session. This is an opportunity for you to connect with your beautiful child.

>> MICHAEL: Now I’m going to demonstrate today, the placement of the baby on the ground in front of you and Penny will demonstrate the baby on the lap. So, we might start with the children’s Acknowledgement to Country.

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

>> MICHAEL: Now my baby’s name is Jeremy. What’s your baby’s name?

>> PENNY: And this is Sophie.

>> MICHAEL: Hello Sophie.

>> PENNY: Hi Jeremy.

>> MICHAEL: Shall we start with our 'Jeremy’s Here Today'? Then we’ll do 'Sophie’s Here Today'? And then we’ll leave a little gap for the 'Child at homes name- Is Here Today'.

>> TOGETHER [singing]: Jeremy’s here today, Jeremy’s here today.
Let’s all clap our hands, Jeremy’s here today.

>>TOGETHER [singing]: Sophie’s here today, Sophie’s here today.
Let’s all clap our hands, Sophie’s here today.

>>TOGETHER [singing]: …………… is here today, …………. Is here today.
Let’s all clap our hands, …………… is here today.

>> MICHAEL: OK. Now I’ve got a tickle song called 'Slowly, Slowly'. It’s a great song for babies. You start with the toes and you work you way up to the chin. And the key is to start very slowly because it gets fast later.

>> TOGETHER: Slowly slowly, very slowly, up the garden trail.
Slowly slowly, very slowly, creeps the little snail.

>> TOGETHER: Then quickly quickly, very quickly, runs the little mouse.
Quickly quickly, very quickly, all around the house.

>>PENNY: Now one of the benefits of that particular one is there is lots of touching, lots of massaging – again very important for connecting with your child.

Association of words is very important too in learning language. So, we’re going to do 'Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes' to let the baby learn the body parts.

>>TOGETHER [singing]: Heads and shoulder, 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.

>> MICHAEL: Ok, Penny do you have your scarf handy? I’ve got a song called 'Where is Baby?'. This is great for scarves. Scarves are so much fun.

>> PENNY: And if you don’t have a scarf at home, you can use whatever you do have. Maybe a silk scarf. Maybe a tea towel. Maybe even a piece of cloth – anything you have at home.

It’s all about having fun with your baby. And also babies eye training. So you will see your child will watch you as you do this particular song.

>> MICHAEL: OK. Where is baby… What shall we do?

>> TOGETHER: Where is baby, what shall we do? … There is baby! Peek abo!

>> MICHAEL: I think we should do that one more time.

>> TOGETHER: Where is baby, what shall we do? … There is baby! Peek abo!

>> PENNY: Another fun one you can do with your scarf or if you don’t have a scarf maybe a toy or a puppet… It’s all about again, eye training and moving something around in front of your baby.

>>TOGETHER: Dance your scarves up and dance your scarves down.
Dance them to the side and dance them all around.

>>TOGETHER: Dance them on your shoulders, dance them on your head.
Dance them on your stomach, then put them all to bed.

>>MICHAEL: I think we should do that again too.

>>TOGETHER: Dance your scarves up and dance your scarves down.
Dance them to the side and dance them all around.

>>TOGETHER: Dance them on your shoulders, dance them on your head.
Dance them on your stomach, then put them all to bed.

>>PENNY: And bed! I think that reminds me of 'Twinkle Twinkle, Little Star'.

>>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.

>>MICHAEL: I like that one. Thank you for joining us for Babies Books and Rhymes today. We invite you to like this video if you really enjoyed it and share it with your friends. We look forward to seeing you again when the library reopens. Bye!

>>PENNY: Bye!

Last updated: 29 May 2020
Topics: library