Babies, Books and Rhymes with Scott at Mt Ommaney Library - video transcript

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>> SCOTT: G’day everyone, I’m Scott from Mount Ommaney Library.

I’m going to do a Babies, Books and Rhymes session for you today. We’re really missing all the wonderful Mount Ommaney families that come into our library and we are hoping that we’ll see you soon, but until then we will do a Babies, Books and Rhymes session for you now. What we’ll start with is a children’s Acknowledgement to Country.  If you want to follow along with me:

Here is the Land, Here is the Sky, Here are my friends and Here and am I.

Well done guys.

Now I’m going to do a story that I know off by heart because when my children were much younger they used to get this story most nights and it’s a book by Mem Fox called Good Night,  Sleep Tight.

Now I don’t have the book here with me so apologies Mem Fox, but I do know most of this story off by heart so bear with me and I’ll tell it to you. It goes like this...

Once upon a time, there was a little girl named Vivienne Venn. And she was being looked after by her favourite babysitter Skinny Doug. Now, she was all tucked in for the night when Skinny Duck came in and said something quite unusual.  

He said:

"Good night, sleep tight.
Hope the fleas don’t bite! 
If they do, squeeze ‘em tight, and they won’t bite another night!".

"Oh I love it, I love it", says Vivien Venn. "How’s it go?  Will you say it again?"

"Some other time", said Skinny Doug. "But I’ll tell you another one I learned from my mother:

Do you know this one?

Incy Wincy Spider
Climbed up the water spout
Down came the rain and washed poor Incy out
Out came the sunshine
And dried up all the rain
And Incy Wincy Spider
Climbed down the spout again!"

"Oh!  Oh! I love it, I love it", says Vivien Venn. "How’s it go?  Will you say it again!"

"Some other time", said Skinny Doug. "but I’ll tell you another I learned from my mother":  

Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake, baker’s man,
bake me cake as fast as you can
prick and pluck it and mark it with 'B'
and put it in the oven for baby and me!"

"Oh I love it, I love it", says Vivien Venn. "How’s it go?  Will you say it again!"

"Some other time", said Skinny Doug. "But I’ll tell you another I learned from my mother":

Round and round the garden
like a teddy bear
one step, two step
and tickle under there!"

"Oh Oh!  I love it, I love it", says Vivien Venn. "How’s it go?  Will you say it again!"

"Some other time", said Skinny Doug. "But I’ll tell you another one I learned from my mother".

You might know this one. I did have some stars in the sky. Can you put some stars in the sky?

Here we go:

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.

"Oh I love it, I love it",says Vivien Venn. "How’s it go?  Will you say it again!"

"Some other time", said Skinny Doug. "But I’ll tell you another I learned from my mother:

Star light, star bright
First star I see tonight
I wish I may, I wish I might
Have the wish I wish tonight."

"Oh I love it, I love it", says Vivien Venn. "How’s it go?  Will you say it again!"

"Now listen here", said Skinny Doug. "It’s time for all good boys and girls to be fast asleep."

Fast asleep! [Snoring]

And that’s what she did she went fast asleep.

Hope you liked that one. We’ll do another rhyme in a tick.

I used to love doing nursery rhymes with my kids and it's really important for us as parents, for us to actually explore language and to talk through words and what they mean to our kids as part of their learning over time and it’s one of the reasons we actually do all these nursery rhymes with the kids.

But now I am going to do a favourite one at Babies, Books and Rhymes and it is 'Galumph'! Okay!

Galumph went the little green frog one day, Galumph went the little green frog.
Galumph went the little green frog one day, and the frog went gloom gloomp, gloomp, gloomp.
But, we all know frogs go, lah de dah, lah dee dah; we are all know that frogs go, lah dee dah dee dah
They don’t go gloomp, gloomp, gloomp.

I hope you have enjoyed these couple of rhymes and I hope you guys are all keeping safe and well and we hope to see you back at Mount Ommaney Library and all of our wonderful Brisbane City Council Libraries really soon! Catch you then. Bye!

Last updated:11 May 2020
Topics: libraries