Babies, Books and Rhymes with Sharron and Meg at Toowong Library - video transcript

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>> SHARRON: Hello my name is Sharron.

>> MEG: And my name is Meg.

>> SHARRON: And we’re from Toowong Library and we’re here today to do a Babies, Books and Rhymes session with you.

Because you can’t come to us, we like coming to you still. So hopefully you’re going to enjoy some songs to share with your baby today. Before we go any further though, we’re going to do our children’s Acknowledgement to Country which goes like this.

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

>> SHARRON: And the other important thing we are going to do today, because there’s lots of germs around, is we’re going to wash our hands. We’ve got a little song to do that which is:

>> TOGETHER: [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.

>> SHARRON: That’s great, that’s all done!

>> MEG: Nice and clean!

>> SHARRON: Nice and clean!

>> MEG: Wonderful!

>> SHARRON: So…

>> MEG: Shall we say hello to everyone? We’re going to do some 'Hi, Hello'.

>> SHARRON: We shall.

>> MEG: Wonderful! Ready?

>> TOGETHER: [Singing] Hi hello and how are you? How are you? How are you? Hi hello and how are you? How are you today?

>> MEG: How are you Sharron?

>> SHARRON: I’m feeling pretty good. How about you Meg?

>> MEG: All the better for seeing you! [Both laugh]

>> SHARRON: So next up we’re going to do a little peek-a-boo song. And it’s always lovely to do these songs with either your baby lying on a rug in front of you or on your lap. Because babies really like seeing your face as you’re talking to them and expressing to them.

It’s actually got a name, it’s called 'serve and return'. So even if you were just goo’ing and gaa’ing at the baby and they’re gurgling back, it’s still a serve and return transaction.

So we’re going to do a little song which is called 'Peek-A-Boo', a little game of peek-a-boo. After three, one, two, three.

>> TOGETHER: [Singing] Peek-a-boo, peek-a-boo, I see you, I see you. I see your tiny toes, I see your button nose, peek-a-boo, I see you.

>> SHARRON: And that’s nice, we’ll do that one more time?

>> MEG: Yes, let’s do that one again. I like that one.

>> SHARRON: Ok.

>> TOGETHER: [Singing] Peek-a-boo, peek-a-boo¸I see you, I see you. I see your tiny toes, I see your button nose, peek-a-boo, I see you.

>> SHARRON: Very good.

>> MEG: I love that one. I also like that you get to touch your baby and give them a bit of a tickle.

The next song that we do does involve a tickle. We’re going to do 'Round and round the garden', so I like to start off with bub's hand. So we’re going to get in there and we’re going to go.

>>TOGETHER: Round and round the garden, like a teddy bear, one step, two step, tickle you under there!

>>MEG: Beautiful! I love songs with tickles because you’ll see whenever we do our sessions, we do quite a lot of repetition and that’s because it’s really important for learning.

With songs with tickles you can see it in action, because when you’ve repeated a song quite a bit with your baby, you’ll start to notice, even with the really little ones, they’ll start to recognise what’s about to happen.

They’ll tense up right before the tickle comes and that’s a really important skill for literacy.  It’s an important skill for life I think. It's being able to go 'I’ve seen this before, and I know what is happening'.

So let’s do 'Round and round the garden' again. Ready?

>> TOGETHER: Round and round the garden, like a teddy bear, one step, two step, tickle you under there!

>> MEG: Beautiful! And there is another verse to 'Round and round the garden.

>> SHARRON: I think this might be a new one for me. Let’s have a look.

>> MEG: Excellent! So we’re going to go around their belly and we’re going to go:

>> TOGETHER: Round and round the haystack, went the little mouse, one step, two step, and into his little house!

>> MEG: Right underneath your babies chin there! So it’s a good one. It’s nice to vary it up a bit, don’t you think?

>> SHARRON: It is! And there’s lots of variations, you can just develop yourself, so, these are just the basics, something to work with, and something to build up and be comfortable with.

>> SHARRON: Ok do we have another song to do? Oh we do! Another little tickly one which is:

>> TOGETHER: These are baby’s finger’s, these are baby’s toes. And this is baby’s bellybutton and round and round it goes!

>> MEG: I like that one.

>> SHARRON: Another little variation on tickling. We’ll do that one more time?

>> MEG: Yes.

>> TOGETHER: These are baby’s finger’s, these are baby’s toes. And this is baby’s belly button and round and round it goes!

>> SHARRON: And maybe pick up baby and give him or her a lovely big hug! Ok.

>> MEG: I like hugs! Shall we do something … yeah let’s do some bouncing, alright we’re going to pick baby up.

>> SHARRON: I’m going to rearrange my legs, straighten out my trousers.

>> MEG: Going well, all right so we’re going to do some 'Mother and Father and Uncle John'. So we’re going to start bouncing here and we’re going to go:

>> TOGETHER: Mother and Father and Uncle John, went to town one by one. Mother fell off weeeeeeee, father fell off weeeeeeeee, but Uncle John went on, and on, and on, on on on on on on!

>> MEG: Uncle John's not a very good horse rider!

>> SHARRON: Mine stayed on. Maybe I forget to let him to fall off. Let’s try that again.

>> MEG: Let’s try that one again, these bouncing games are really good for bub’s sense of, I always get this word, bub’s sense of perception, which is your bub’s sense of where they are in space. So, doing stuff like that just helps them to learn “Oh we’re going this way, Oh we’re going that way, Oh we’re falling down! Ready?

>> TOGETHER: Mother and Father and Uncle John, went to town one by one. Mother fell off weeeeeeee, father fell off weeeeeeeee, but Uncle John went on, and on, and on, on on on on on on!

>> MEG: That was fun!

>> SHARRON: Yes it was, wasn’t it?

>> MEG: Yes.

>> SHARRON: I actually know another bouncing song, a bit more of a traditional one. But it goes like this, its 'Humpty Dumpty'.

>> MEG: Oh, I love Humpty

>> SHARRON: Ok.

>>TOGETHER: 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!

>> SHARRON: That was great!

>> MEG: That was great. Let’s do that one again.

>> TOGETHER: Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall. Humpty Dumpty had a great fall, all the king’s horse’s and all the king’s men, couldn’t put Humpty together again!

>> SHARRON: Oh very good!

>> MEG: Yes

>> SHARRON: Because we’re doing our session sitting down today, we’re going to do what I would normally do as a marching song. But I think we can do it sitting down. We can do the 'Grand Old Duke of York'.

>> MEG: Oh yes, I think that sounds like good fun!

>> SHARRON: Babies seem to love being moved through space, and when they’re younger may be keeping eye contact. But I’ve noticed at a lot of the sessions they actually like looking around and seeing everybody else moving around. So, anyway, we’re going to be doing this sitting down today. So after three, one, two, three.

>> TOGETHER: The grand old duke of York, he had 10,000 men. He marched them up to the top of the hill, then he marched them down again. And when they were up, they were up, and when they were down, they were down. And when they were only half way up they were neither up nor down. He marched them to the left, he marched them to the right. He even marched them upside down, now wasn’t that a sight!

>> SHARRON: Very good! Poor baby must be getting a bit tired I think. Do you?

>> MEG: Oh, I think so.

>> SHARRON: They’ve had a very bouncy active time.

>> MEG: And I think it might be almost time for a nap.

>> SHARRON: Yes.

>> MEG: Surely its almost time for a nap.

>> SHARRON: And I think one of the best songs that you can try to calm baby down is either maybe when you’re changing a nappy, or drying them off after they’ve had a bath, is to sing 'Twinkle, Twinkle'.

>> MEG: Oh I love 'Twinkle, Twinkle'.

>>TOGETHER: [Singing] Twinkle, Twinkle, Twinkle, Twinkle, little star. How I wonder what you are. Up above the world so high. Like a diamond in the sky. Twinkle, Twinkle, Twinkle, Twinkle, little star. How I wonder what you are.

>> SHARRON: My baby is just about asleep.

>> MEG: Quick do it again, one more time.

>> SHARRON: Der Glumph’s not there yet?

>> MEG: Not quite.

>> SHARRON: Do it one more time.

>> TOGETHER: [Singing] Twinkle, Twinkle, Twinkle, Twinkle, little star. How I wonder what you are. Up above the world so high. Like a diamond in the sky. Twinkle, Twinkle, Twinkle, Twinkle, little star. How I wonder what you are.

>> SHARRON: Shhhhh I think baby is just about asleep.

>> MEG: Der Glumph’s almost there, you just can’t tell ‘cos he doesn’t have eyelids it’s ok.

>> SHARRON: I think it might be about the end of our session, don’t you Meg?

>> MEG: I think so.

>>TOGTHER: [Singing] Now’s the time to say goodbye, say goodbye, say goodbye, Now’s the time to say goodbye, we’ll see you all next time.

>> MEG: Next time? Woooo!

>> SHARRON: Soon, I hope

>> TOGETHER: Bye Bye!

Last updated:8 June 2020
Topics: library