Babies, Books and Rhymes with Sharee at Bracken Ridge Library - video transcript

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>> Hi everyone. This is Sharee.  I’m here at Bracken Ridge Library. We’re missing you all here but this is a little bit like storytime that you can do at home. I’m going to do a baby time today. This is a great one with some songs you can incorporate into your day with your baby.  

Let’s start though with our Acknowledgement to Country:

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

Let’s start with a welcome song.

[Singing] We’re all here today, we’re all here today, let’s all clap our hands, we’re all here today.

Can you do that? And you can say your name or your babies name.

[Singing] Sharee is here today, Sharee is here today, Let’s all clap our hands, Sharee is here today.

Welcome everyone! So here’s some songs you can do with your baby throughout the day, with babies or toddlers.  Let’s start by washing our hands.

[Singing] Tops and bottoms, tops and bottoms, in between, in between
Scrub them, scrub them, scrub them,
Scrub them, scrub them, scrub them
Now they’re clean
Nice and clean

Let’s sing it again but let’s slow it down this time. It’s great for babies to hear all those sounds and see our mouths moving.

[Singing] Tops and bottoms, tops and bottoms, in between, in between
Scrub them, scrub them, scrub them,
Scrub them, scrub them, scrub them
Now they’re clean
Nice and clean

Now we’ve got our hands clean let’s move on to some other things we might do throughout the day. 'This is the way' is a great one to use all day with your children.

[Singing] This is the way we wash our hands, wash our hands, wash our hands
This is the way we wash our hands, early in the morning.

You can do “wash your hair”!

[Singing] This is the way we wash our hair, wash our hair, wash our hair
This is the way we wash our hair, early in the morning.

You could do all sorts of words with this song.  It’s a great one you can use it for anything.  How about we tickle baby’s toes?!

[Singing] This is the way we tickle our toes, tickle our toes, tickle our toes 
This is the way we tickle our toes, early in the morning.

How about hanging out the washing?!

[Singing] This is the way we hang out the washing, hang out the washing, hang out the washing This is the way we hang out the washing, early in the morning.

You get the idea, anything you’re doing, sing along with it through your day!

Now baby’s all clean, how about we get baby dressed.  This is a fun song, you might not have heard it before, but it’s pretty easy.  It’s called 'Baby put your pants on'.

[Singing] Baby, put your pants on, pants on, pants on. Baby, put your pants on, 1 2 3.
Baby, put your pants on, pants on, pants on. Baby, put your pants on, 1 2 3.
Leg to the left, Leg to the right, Wiggle and jiggle and pull ‘em up tight.
Leg to the left, Leg to the right, Wiggle and jiggle and pull ‘em up tight.
Baby, put your pants on, pants on, pants on. Baby, put your pants on, 1 2 3.

How about jumpers?

Baby, put your shirt on, shirt on, shirt on. Baby, put your shirt on, 1 2 3.
Arm to the left, Arm to the right, Wiggle and jiggle and pull it down tight.
Arm to the left, Arm to the right, Wiggle and jiggle and pull it down tight.
Baby, put your shirt on, shirt on, shirt on. Baby, put your shirt on, 1 2 3.

Alright, baby’s clean, baby is dressed.  Let’s head out around the town! Bumping up and down in our little red wagon.  We can bump up and down in anything we’re going in. How about bumping up and down in a shopping trolley, in your car seat or even in your pram? Let’s do it!

[Singing] Bumpin up and down in my little red wagon. Bumpin up and down in my little red wagon. Bumpin up and down in my little red wagon. Won’t you be my darling?
Bumping up and down in my little black stroller. Bumping up and down in my little black stroller. Bumping up and down in my little black stroller. Won’t you be my darling?

There’s a fun verse - one wheels off and the axle’s broken. You can move baby from side to side.

One wheels off and the axle’s broken. One wheels off and the axle’s broken. One wheels off and the axle’s broken. Won’t you be my darling?

Alright, that’s a good one whenever you’re going out anywhere. Changing nappies - it’s always fun! I know you love it, we love it in this song. It’s a great one to sing when you’re changing baby’s nappies. Sing to the tune of Frère Jacques.

[Singing] Changing nappies, changing nappies. Lots of fun, lots of fun. You’re no longer stinky, you’re no longer stinky. Nice clean bum, nice clean bum!
Changing nappies, changing nappies. Lots of fun, lots of fun. You’re no longer stinky, you’re no longer stinky. Nice clean bum, nice clean bum!

Here’s an old favourite you can do while you’re changing baby’s nappies too, on their tummy, or on their hand if you’re not changing nappies.

[Singing] Round and round the garden, Like a teddy bear. One step, two steps, And tickle you under there!
Round and round the garden, Like a kangaroo. One hop, two hops, I love you!

The kangaroo verse - it’s one I made up! You can make up your own words as you go along.  Baby won’t mind if they don’t even sound very good!

I just wanted to talk to you a little bit too about reading stories with your babies and your children. I’ll get my book. You might be sick of all the stories that you’ve got at home, you might be running short. Do you know, you can read anything to your baby - like this!

Hey baby, what shall we have for dinner tonight? Look, it’s some toast! And what do you think this is? Look, there’s a man, carrying some vegetables.  Ooohh and some prawns. I like prawns! You don’t eat prawns yet though. Ooh can you see the vegetables there? That looks like a nice healthy dinner!

Read to your baby, anything at all, as long as they’re associating nice warm thoughts of being with you, having a book, hearing your voice, all of that mixes up together and that’s what we want. That’ll create a lifelong love of reading. Let’s finish off with one of my favourites for baby - 'Roll, roll sugar babies'.

Roll, roll, sugar babies. Roll, roll, sugar babies.
Push, and pull. And clap, clap, clap.
Roll, roll, sugar babies. Roll, roll, sugar babies.
Push, and pull. And clap, clap, clap.
Roll up high, roll down low.
Roll very fast, and roll very slow.
Roll, roll, sugar babies. Roll, roll, sugar babies.
Push, and pull. And clap, clap, clap.
Roll, roll, sugar babies. Roll, roll, sugar babies.
Push, and pull. And clap, clap, clap.
Roll up high, roll down low.
Roll very fast, and roll very slow.
Roll, roll, sugar babies. Roll, roll, sugar babies.
Push, and pull. And clap, clap, clap.

Yay! Thank you for joining me everyone.  Enjoy the time, spend time singing and playing with your babies. Thank you.

Last updated:6 May 2020
Topics: library