Babies, Books and Rhymes with Robyn and Michele at Annerley Library - video transcript

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>> ROBYN: Hello everyone. My name is Robyn and I’m the First Five Forever Outreach Officer for Brisbane Libraries. Today I’m visiting Annerley Library and the lovely Michele.

>> MICHELE: Hello everyone.

>> ROBYN: Michele and I are going to share some rhymes with you today that you might like to share with your babies. We normally do these rhymes with our regular Babies, Books and Rhymes sessions but unfortunately, we can’t have you in our libraries at the moment. However, we thought we’d bring the rhymes to you! But before we do that, Michele, we should probably do our children’s Acknowledgment to Country.

>> MICHELE: That’s right, yes.

>> ROBYN: So you get your hands ready.

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

>> ROBYN: And this is an acknowledgment that we do at the beginning of every session with our Babies, Books and Rhymes. What else do we do, Michele?

>> MICHELE: We usually welcome all the babies individually. And my baby today that I have is named Marbi and Marbi is an Aboriginal baby.

>> ROBYN: And I have Koki, which is from the Torres Strait Islands. And this name actually means northwest wind. Now, what does Marbi mean, Michele?

>> MICHELE: Marbi means quoll.

>> ROBYN: Quoll.

>> MICHELE: Yes.

>> ROBYN: These are our babies for today. If you just want to make sure that your baby and you are nice and comfortable, and we will actually go through some rhymes. The first thing we normally do is sing our welcome song.

>> MICHELE: Yes.

>> ROBYN: We put our clapping hands together.

>> MICHELE: Will we do your baby first?

>> ROBYN: Why not!

>> MICHELE: Okay.

>> TOGETHER [singing in tune of ‘The Farmer in the Dell’]: Koki’s here today, Koki’s here today, let’s all clap our hands because Koki’s here today. 

>> MICHELE: And now Marbi.

>> TOGETHER [singing in tune of ‘The Farmer in the Dell’]: Marbi’s here today, Marbi’s here today, let’s all clap our hands because Marbi’s here today.

>> ROBYN: If you want to sing that song to your baby, you’re more than welcome. The other thing that we might do is we might get our baby’s and do a lap song. This is where we have them on our laps or it’s more a face to face song, isn’t it Michele? It’s more about face to face. One of the first songs we will do…

>> MICHELE: It goes like this. These are baby’s fingers; these are baby’s toes. This is baby’s belly button; round and round it goes. Tickle, tickle, tickle!

>> ROBYN: Baby is hopefully giggling! We could try that one again if you like.

>> TOGETHER: These are baby’s fingers; these are baby’s toes. This is baby’s belly button; round and round it goes. 

>> ROBYN: Do you have any other songs that are good for hand/eye?

>> MICHELE: Another lovely one, it goes like this and we’re doing lots of roly-poly actions. We go...

>> TOGETHER: Roly-poly up, roly-poly down. Roly-poly out, roly-poly in.

>> MICHELE: Get ready!

>> TOGETHER: Roly-poly fast, roly-poly slow.

>> MICHELE: That’s a nice one too.

>> ROBYN: Now earlier, Michele had given me a scarf. We’re going to find out what we do with the scarf today. But we do know you might not have a scarf at home with you today. You could use a tea towel or a pillowcase, a piece of fabric. Something that you have at home. Michele is going to show us some songs that we can do with our scarf.

>> MICHELE: The first one is a fun one and it’s popcorn kernels and it goes like this.

>> TOGETHER [singing in tune of Frère Jacques]: Popcorn kernels, popcorn kernels. In the pot, in the pot. Shake them, shake them, shake them. Shake them, shake them, shake them. Out the pop! Out they pop!

>> ROBYN: I’m not sure about my popcorn, Michele. We might try that one again and we’ll see if we can get that one floating for me.

>> TOGETHER [singing in tune of Frère Jacques]: Popcorn kernels, popcorn kernels. In the pot, in the pot. Shake them, shake them, shake them. Shake them, shake them, shake them. Out the pop! Out they pop!

>> ROBYN: That’s a lovely one.

>> MICHELE: Makes you hungry. And another lovely one goes like this, and you can use this one as a hand song or a scarf song. We’ll use the scarves today.

>> TOGETHER: Dance your scarves up, dance your scarves down. Dance your scarves to the side and dance them all around! Dance them on your shoulders, dance them on your head. Dance them on your tummy and put them to bed.

>> MICHELE: And then you can go ‘here it is!’

>> ROBYN: You know, that reminds me, when we went dance them on your head, I don’t know if anyone remembers doing peek-a-boo. I think traditionally we used to do peek-a-boo with our hands but we could use the scarves for that too, couldn’t we?

>> MICHELE: We could, yeah.

>> ROBYN: So if you’ve got your baby and you, let’s try it.

>> TOGETHER [singing in tune of Frère Jacques]: Peek-a-boo, peek-a-boo. I see you, I see you. I see your button nose, I see your tiny toes. Peek-a-boo, peek-a-boo.

>> MICHELE: I don’t know that one as well as you do!

>> ROBYN: It doesn’t really matter which way you sing the rhyme. At the end of the day, it’s all about engagement with your baby and having some fun. Now that we’ve done a lot of that face to face, are there any other types of songs that we should try, Michele?

>> MICHELE: The lap songs are good, particularly if you’re somewhere that you need to entertain your baby, if you need to keep them in your lap or close by, these are fun to do. So we’re going to do ‘Jelly on a plate’.

>> ROBYN: Let’s try it!

>> TOGETHER: Jelly on a plate, jelly on a plate. Wibble wobble, wibble wobble, jelly on a plate. Lollies in a jar, lollies in a jar. Shake them up, shake them up, lollies in a jar. Candles on a cake, candles on a cake. Blow them out, blow them out, candles on a cake. 

>> ROBYN: Well, if anyone is having a birthday today, happy birthday! Hopefully, you’ve found all those rhymes really interesting. We’re about to head off and we normally finish our sessions with a farewell song, don’t we?

>> MICHELE: We do. And before we go, if you would like to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, that would be lovely, we’ll be there. We’ll finish up with ‘Now it’s time to say goodbye’.

>> TOGETHER [singing in tune of ‘Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush’]: Now it’s time to say goodbye, say goodbye, say goodbye. Now it’s time to say goodbye, we’ll see you all quite soon. Now it’s time to wave goodbye, wave goodbye, wave goodbye. Now it’s time to wave goodbye, we’ll see you all quite soon.

>> ROBYN: Bye from Annerley!

>> MICHELE: Bye!

Last updated:6 May 2020
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