Children's storytime with Maria at Mt Coot-tha Library - video transcript

This page is a transcript of the Children's storytime with Maria at Mt Coot-tha Library video on Brisbane City Council's YouTube channel. The video is just over 7 minutes long.

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>>MARIA: Hello. My name is Maria, and I’m from the Mt Cootha Library. Gee, we really miss you guys at our story time sessions, but luckily, I can still read stories to you. Let’s do our hello song!

[singing]: Hi, Hello and how are you, how are you, how are you.
Hi, Hello and, how are you? How are you today?

Aren’t we lucky to live in this beautiful country? Let’s do our Acknowledgement to this Country rhyme.

This is the land, this is the sky. This is my friends, and here am I.

Today’s story is: Plant the Tiny Seed, by Christie Matheson. This is a fun book to read, because it has a lot of actions and everybody can join in.

[reading the book]: There’s magic in this tiny seed, press it down, and count to three. One, two three. Plant another, then one more, press them down and count to four.

One, two, three four!

[reading the book]: Wiggle your fingers to add some water, that’s enough! Next, rub the sun to make it hotter.

Look, they are giving water to the little seedlings.

[reading the book]: Tap the cloud and wish for rain.

Oh, nice, it’s raining again.

[reading the book]: Clap to bring the sun again.

Oh, Oh, look there’s a tiny worm. Find the worm. Look, there’s it’s tiny tail.

[reading the book]: Shoo away the hungry snail.

Because we don’t want it to eat our little seedlings.

[reading the book]: Tell the little bud goodnight!

That’s a tiny bud.

[reading the book]: Guess what you will see in the morning light.

Maybe a flower.

[reading the book]: Wow, a beautiful purple flower. Buzz, tap the cloud again.

Why are we doing that? Because we need some rain!

[reading the book]: It’s another shower.

Look, their all growing even taller.

[reading the book]: Touch the blossoms gently please. Now jiggle the plants to scatter the seeds. The purple flower needs a clip, swipe across the stem, snip, snip.

So, this is the stem of the flower.

[reading the book]: Close your eyes, wave your hands in the air. Oh look, there’s magic everywhere.

Wasn’t that nice? Let’s sing a garden song.

[singing]: This is the way the plants grow, the plants grow, the plants grow.
This is the way the plants grow early, in the morning.

[singing]: This is the way the rain comes down, the rain comes down, the rain comes down.
This is the way the rain comes down, early in the morning.

[singing]: This is the way the sun comes out, the sun comes out, the sun comes out.
This is the way the sun comes out, early in the morning.

[singing]: This is the way we pick our beans, pick our beans, pick our beans.
This is the way the way we pick our beans, early in the morning.

Well, I’ve decided to start my own library veggie and herb garden. So, with me, I have water in a water bottle, some seeds.

I’ve decided on radishes, because I love the vibrant colour. I’ve got a pot with some soil in it, and most importantly I’ve got my seeds.

Just look how tiny they are. It’s hard to believe that a tiny seed like this, can grow into beautiful plants.

So, what we need to do, is make a tiny little hole, not too deep. Put in your seed and close it up. So, I am only doing one seed, because a radish needs lots of space to grow.

Now, very importantly, I am going to water my garden. And look, I’m even going to mark it so that I could remember I’ve got some radishes in here. There you go, I can’t wait to see how it grows.

I’ve got another little experiment here. I always wonder how the seeds look like when they grow under the soil. So, I’ve got a glass jar here, with some different seeds. And I’ve put them next to the side so that I can see how they progress.

So, who can remember what do plants need to grow? So, first of all they need water. So, either some rain, or maybe some out of a watering can. They also need some good and healthy soil, and some sunshine. And after that, lots of patience.

Now I have touched lots and lots of things, so therefore I need to wash my hands. Here we go, so…

[singing]: Wash the palms, wash the palms. Do the knuckles, do the knuckles. In between your fingers, in between your fingers. Do the back, do the back.

[singing]: Wash your thumbs, wash your thumbs. Do the nails, do the nails. Now it’s time to rinse off, now it’s time to rinse off. Nice and clean, nice and clean.

Goodbye everybody. It was lovely to have you here.

[singing]: Goodbye everyone, goodbye everyone. Goodbye everyone, it was fun to have you here. Goodbye everyone, goodbye everyone. Goodbye everyone, it was fun to have you here.

Last updated: 25 June 2020
Topics: library