Babies, Books and Rhymes with Stephen at Corinda Library - video transcript

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>> STEPHEN: Good morning everybody from Corinda library. Although you can't be with us today, we're going to have our famous Babies, Books and Rhymes session here with you. And we're going to sing all those usual rhymes and have the fun we do when you're actually here.

We'll start off with our children's Acknowledgement to Country.

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

[Singing] Hi, hello, and how are you? How are you? How are you?
Hi, hello and how are you? How are you today?

And as we always do when we have our friends here we sing their names. And I've got Jack with me here today and you all know Jack from when you come here. So we'll sing:

[Singing] Jack is here today,
Jack is here today,
let's all clap our hands and say hip hip hooray.

Now as a part of our parent messaging, we always say that you should look at your baby as much as possible during the rhymes, so they can see what you're saying and listen to you as well. Let's mention our parent message, which is really just what I was just saying.

By singing gentle rhymes we slow down our speech, allowing baby to hear each part of a word and become aware of the different sounds. So some of the rhymes we sing loud, some of them we sing softly, and we often vary the speed of them as well.

We always start off with 'If You're Happy and You Know It' here and you can add your owns words to that if you like. We go:

[singing] If you're happy and you know it clap your hands [clap clap]
if you're happy and you know it clap your hands [clap clap]
if you're happy and you know it, then you really ought to show it
if you're happy and you know it clap your hands [clap clap].

If you're happy and you know it stamp your feet [stamp stamp]
if you're happy and you know it stamp your feet [stamp stamp]
if you're happy and you know it then you really ought to show it
if you're happy and you know it stamp your feet [stamp stamp].

If you're happy and you know it shout hooray,
if you're happy and you know it shout hooray,
if you're happy and you know it then you really ought to show it,
if you're happy and you know it shout hooray.

Well done everybody. We also sing here at Corinda [singing]:

The more we get together, together, together,
the more we get together the happier we'll be.
For your friends are my friends and my friends are your friends,
the more we share together the happier we'll be.

Now one of the songs that we love to sing here is 'Incy Wincy Spider'. They say there could be rain coming later in the week so then if it does poor old Incy Wincy will get washed out. Let's do 'Incy Wincy Spider'.

[Singing] 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,
so Incy Wincy Spider climbed up the spout again.

Now what's that other favourite one we do? 'Twinkle Twinkle Little Star' and there were lots of stars out last night. So let's sing to our baby about the wonderful stars.

[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.

Well those were our simple songs we do often. We also should do some of the songs that go for a bit longer and incorporate a friend. Puppets are wonderful things to use with your babies and your children in singing songs, and we have some wonderful puppets here at Corinda.

One of them of course you know very well and that's 'Galumph'. So let's sing the 'Galumph' song, and I always sing it three ways as you know.

We do it slowly and quietly, we do it the usual way, and then we do it really loudly and fast. So let's do it those ways now, and remember you should be looking at your baby. I'm looking at the camera today because I want you to see me clearly, but Jack's here watching everything I'm doing.

Ok let's go. Slowly and quietly.

[Singing] 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 galumph galumph galumph.

But we all know frogs go [clap] la de da de da [clap] la de da de da [clap] la de da de da.
We all know frogs go [clap] la de da de da, they don't go galumph galumph galumph.

And now the ordinary way:

[Singing] 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 galumph galumph galumph.

But we all know frogs go [clap] la de da de da [clap] la de da de da [clap] la de da de da.
We all know frogs go [clap] la de da de da, they don't go galumph galumph galumph.

Now really fast!

[Singing] 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 galumph galumph galumph.

But we all know frogs go [clap] la de da de da [clap] la de da de da [clap] la de da de da.
​​​​​​​We all know frogs go [clap] la de da de da, they don't go galumph galumph galumph.

Well that was good fun, wasn't it? Let's do something else now. We often do ones about the five little ducks. We've got our five little ducks up here and we're going to sing about the song where they fly away.

[singing] Five little ducks flew out one day,
over the hills and far away.
Mother Duck said "Quack quack quack quack!"
But only four little ducks came back.

Four little ducks flew out one day
over the hills and far away.
Mother Duck said "Quack quack quack quack!"
But only three little ducks came back.

Three little ducks flew out one day
over the hills and far away.
Mother Duck said "Quack quack quack quack!"
But only two little ducks came back.

Two little ducks flew out one day
over the hills and far away.
Mother Duck said "Quack quack quack quack!"
But only one little duck came back.

One little duck flew out one day
over the hills and far away.
Mother Duck said "Quack quack quack quack!"
But no little ducks came back.

Until all of a sudden five little ducks came back!
Quack quack quack quack quack quack quack quack!

Now sometimes as I said we vary what we sing. We don't always get it perfectly right, but the important thing is that we are singing to our baby.

We also do a book as well. And we have a board book here today which is just perfect because it's got very distinct bright clear pictures, and it’s about animals, which babies love, and we can sing to them with the sounds.

Look at the book. Farm animals. And we've got a cat. And of course, as you say to your baby, "What does a cat do, Jack?" It goes meow meow. A cow goes moo moo. A frog goes, well galumph galumph or la de da. And our rooster goes cock-a-doodle-do. A sheep goes, what does a sheep do, Jack? Baa baa. And we've got a puppy dog and we know, Jack, that a puppy dog go woof woof woof.

So that's our board book for today and as I said it's always fun to read a board book with your baby and to talk about the pictures. Now we'll do some more songs before it's time to go. One that is a great favourite of ours here is 'Old Macdonald Had a Farm' and that once again after you've read the board book with those farm animals it's wonderful to sing about them as well. Let's go with Old Macdonald.

[Singing] Old Macdonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O.
And on that farm he had a duck, E-I-E-I-O.
With a quack quack here and a quack quack there.
Here a quack, there a quack, everywhere a quack quack.
Old Macdonald had a farm E-I-E-I-O.

Old Macdonald had a farm E-I-E-I-O
and on that farm he had a sheep E-I-E-I-O.
With a baa baa here and a baa baa there,
here a baa, there a baa, everywhere a baa baa.
Old Macdonald had a farm E-I-E-I-O.

Just one more verse.

Old Macdonald had a farm E-I-E-I-O
and on that farm he had a chook. E-I-E-I-O.
With a cluck cluck here and a cluck cluck there,
here a cluck, there a cluck, everywhere a cluck cluck.
Old Macdonald had a farm E-I-E-I-O.

Now we might do our other songs that we like here, that means that Jack has a little ride on my lap. Let's do the road song. Everybody ready? 1-2-3.

A smooth road, a smooth road, a smooth road.
A bumpy road, a bumpy road, a bumpy road.
A rough road, a rough road, a rough road.
And a hole in the road!

Well, Jack how did you do after that? We might give you a bit of a tickling after that, just to make you nice and happy.

[Singing] Round and round the garden,
like a teddy bear.
One step, two step,
tickly under there.

And it would be nice to have a cup of tea after that as well, wouldn't it? So I'm a cup of tea. We go:

[Singing] I'm a little teapot short and stout,
here is my handle, here is my spout.
When I get all steamed up then I shout,
tip me over and pour me out.

And I always do it the other way too don't I when I'm here with you at Corinda. We go:

[Singing] I'm a little teapot short and stout,
here is my handle, here is my spout.
When I get all steamed up then I shout,
tip me over and pour me out.

Well those were lots of fun, weren't they? Before we go, we might just sing one more. We might do our 'Wheels On The Bus' song because you might be travelling on a bus, you might be travelling on a car. We know we have to be careful at the moment and that's why we can't see you here, but we're all thinking of you and we're looking forward to seeing you again soon.

 Let's do our 'Wheels On The Bus' song and then we'll sing goodbye to everybody. Ok ready to pay attention, Jack? Jack's going to just give you a wave now because he's going to go for a ride on the bus. We'll put Jack down again and let's do the movements that we do to 'The Wheels On The Bus'. 1-2-3.

[singing] The wheels on the bus go round and round, round and round, round and round.
The wheels on the bus go round and round, all the way to town.

The driver on the bus goes "Please sit down, please sit down, please sit down"
The driver on the bus goes "Please sit down" All the way to town.

The doors on the bus go open and shut, open and shut, open and shut.
The doors on the bus go open and shut, all the way to town.

The wipers on the bus go swish swish swish, swish swish swish, swish swish swish.
The wipers on the bus go swish swish swish, all the way to town.

The dads on the bus go snore snore snore, snore snore snore, snore snore snore.
The dads on the bus go snore snore snore, all the way to town.

The mums on the bus go "I love you, I love you, I love you."
The mums on the bus go "I love you", all the way to town.

And the teens on the bus go text text text, text text text, text text text.
The teens on the bus go text text text all the way to town.

Well, we hope you've enjoyed our rhyme session here today at Corinda library. Stephen is missing seeing you here but looks forward to seeing you in the future, and we'll just sing

[singing] Goodbye to you, goodbye to you, goodbye dear friends, we'll see you again.

Thank you for joining in so nicely today. See you soon.

Last updated:8 June 2020
Topics: library