Toddler Time with Gaylene at Fairfield Library - video transcript

This page is a video transcript of the Toddler Time with Gaylene at Fairfield Library video hosted on Brisbane City Council's YouTube channel. This video is 13 minutes and 7 seconds long.

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>> GAYLENE: Hi everyone! Welcome to Fairfield Library. My name’s Gaylene, it’s lovely to see you again.

It’s such a shame that you can’t come to the library and join us here for our storytime, babies and toddler times. But that’s why I’m here talking to you now, because we’re going to share some of our favourite songs and rhymes together.

What we always do before we start our sessions, is to do our Children’s Acknowledgement to Country. I’m sure you know this, but it’s very easy to follow. It goes like this:

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

Really easy! And you know what, at the moment, it’s very important that we keep ourselves healthy. One of the ways that we can do that, keeping ourselves and our friends and families healthy, is by washing our hands.

So, it’s very important that we keep our hands very clean. Would you like to do the handwashing song with me? It’s very simple. We need to wash the tops of our hands very quickly and very thoroughly. And then the bottoms of our hands and then the insides of our hands as well. And it goes like this:

[singing]: Wash your dirty hands, wash your dirty hands,
rub and scrub and rub and scrub, wash your dirty hands.
Wash your dirty hands, wash your dirty hands,
rub and scrub and rub and scrub, wash your dirty hands.

Well done! Good job! Alright, let’s start off with our first song. Because our hands are nice and clean now, let’s do a nice hand rhyme. And this one I’m sure you know this. Open, shut them. Open, shut them, give a little clap. Here we go:

[singing]: Open, shut them, open, shut them,
give a little clap.
Open, shut them, open, shut them,
lay them in your lap.

Now we’re going to have to creep them, here we go!

[singing]: Creep them, creep them, creep them, creep them,
right up to your chin.
Open wide your little mouth.
Ahh! But, do not let them in!

Now, get your hands ready for rolling!

[singing]: Roll them, roll them, roll them, roll them,
roll them just like this.

Shaking!

[singing]: Shake them, shake them, shake them, shake them,
blow a little kiss.
Open, shut them, open, shut them,
give a little clap.
Open, shut them, open, shut them,
lay them in your lap.

Well done! But you know what? I like to sing these songs very fast. Do you think you can sing the whole song, really, really fast? Let’s see if you can keep up with me.

[singing quickly]: Open, shut them, open shut them,
give a little clap.
Open, shut them, open shut them,
lay them in your lap.

[singing quickly]: Creep them, creep them, creep them, creep them,
right up to your chin.
Open wide your little mouth.
Ahh! But, do not let them in!!

[singing quickly]: Roll them, roll them, roll them, roll them,
roll them just like this.
Shake them, shake them, shake them, shake them,
blow a little kiss.

[singing quickly]: Open shut them, open shut them,
give a little clap.
Open shut them, open shut them,
lay them in your lap.

Well done! Good job! Now are your hands nice and warm? I should think they would be.

We’re going to do a nice little rhyme about a beautiful insect from your garden. It’s a… can you think of the most beautiful insect in the garden? It’s a butterfly! So many gorgeous colours.

We’re going to do this rhyme with our two hands open wide like this and then, can you wiggle your thumbs? And join them together? And we have our own butterfly. And the rhyme goes like this:

Butterfly wings go fluttering by,
down to the ground and up to the sky.
Butterfly wings can tickle your nose,
butterfly wings can tickle your toes.
Butterflies high, butterflies low,
and a great big butterfly hug to say hello.

Well done! Good job! Will we do it one more time? Okay, put your hands open like this! Wiggle them together, join the thumbs together.

Butterfly wings go fluttering by,
down to the ground and up to the sky.
Butterfly wings can tickle your nose,
butterfly wings can tickle your toes.
Butterflies high, butterflies low,
and a great big butterfly hug to say hello.

Well done! And another insect that’s in our garden are bees. Bzzzzz! We like to stay away from them but have do a very important job don’t they? In our gardens, collecting honey and making honey.

So, we’re going to start off with our beehive rhyme. So, can you fold your thumbs together and fold your fingers on top? It goes like this:

Here is the beehive, where are the bees?
Hidden away where nobody sees.
Watch them come creeping out of their hive…
Here we go! One, two, three, four, five and BZZZZ!!! 

Maybe if your brother or sister, or your grown up is near you, you can give them a bzzz tickle all over. Let’s do it one more time. Hands open, tuck your thumbs in, your other fingers over the top, here we go.

Here is the beehive, where are the bees?
Hidden away where nobody sees.
Watch them come creeping out of their hive…
Here we go! One, two, three, four, five and BZZZZ!!! 

Well done! Sometimes that bzz-ing makes my tongue tingle! It feels a bit funny doing that. So, we’ve got another rhyme, this one’s got to do some clapping of the hands and then some tapping on our knees.

Can you do that together? Clapping and tapping. Good job. It goes like this. It’s about an old man. Oh dear! Let’s find out what happened to him.

[singing]: This old man, he played one,
he played knick-knack on my tum,
with a knick-knack paddy-whack
give a dog a bone,
this old man came rolling home.


Now we’re going to tap our shoe!

[singing]: This old man, he played two,
he played knick-knack on his shoe,
with a knick-knack paddy-whack
give a dog a bone,
this old man came rolling home.


Three! Now we’re going to tickle our knees!

[singing]: This old man, he played three,
he played knick-knack on my knee,
with a knick-knack paddy-whack
give a dog a bone,
this old man came rolling home.


Four! Now we’re going to knock on the door! Really loud!

[singing]: This old man, he played four,
he played knick-knack on my door,
with a knick-knack paddy-whack
give a dog a bone,
this old man came rolling home.

And for five we’re going to clap way up high.

[singing]: This old man, he played five,
he played knick-knack way up high,
with a knick-knack paddy-whack
give a dog a bone,
this old man came rolling home.

Give yourselves a clap! Well done! Good clapping and tapping. It can be a bit confusing but we have to practice, don’t we?

One of my other favourite songs, and I bet this is one of your favourite songs too is a song about five little ducks. Quack quack!

I’ve brought five ducks along and they’ve all got their own special colour. This one has a feather that’s the colour of… red! And this one has a feather that’s the colour yellow! This one has the colour orange. And this little ducky is green. And last little ducky is blue.

Have you got a favourite colour? My favourite colour is red, but you might like one of the other ones.

Let’s have a count: one, two, three, four, five little ducks. Show me your five little ducks on your hand like this. One, two, three, four, five. Five little ducks went out one day, over the hills and far away. Do you know that one? You can sing along with me, here we go.

[singing]: Five little ducks went out one day,
over the hills and far away.  
Mother duck said quack quack quack quack,
but oh dear! Only four little ducks came back.

So, I have to take one little duck away. Bye bye, red duck! And that leaves me with, one, two, three, four little ducks. Show me your four. One, two, three, four. Here we go.

[singing]: Four little ducks went out one day,
over the hills and far away.  
Mother duck said quack quack quack quack,
but only three little ducks came back.

So, I have to take another duck away. This time I think I’ll take the blue duck. That leaves me with, one, two, three little ducks. Can you show me your three? One, two, three.
 
[singing]: Three little ducks went out one day,
over the hills and far away.
Mother duck said quack quack quack quack,
but only two little ducks came back.

Alright, we’ll have to take another duck away. Bye bye, what colour’s this one? Green duck. That leaves me with one, two ducks. One, two. Here we go.

[singing]: Two little ducks went out one day,
over the hills and far away.
Mother duck said quack quack quack quack,
but only one little duck came back.

Oh dear, which one has disappeared this time? Let’s find out. I think it’s the orange one. So that leaves us with one. Here we can go, can you show me one?

[singing]: One little duck went out one day,
over the hills and far away.
Mother duck said quack quack quack quack,
but oh dear! No little ducks came back.

Sorry little yellow duck. Bye bye. So, no little ducks. Oh dear, what will mother duck do?

[singing]: Mother duck went out one day,
over the hills and far away.
Mother duck said quack quack quack quack.
Yayy! And all her five little ducks came back.

Yayy! That was a happy ending wasn’t it?! That’s great.

So, before we finish, I’ve got a special message for your mums and dads and other grown-ups that are with you. It’s important to nurture your children’s love of language by reading together, sharing rhymes, singing songs, telling stories and playing with them.

So, let’s sing a song altogether now. All the grown ups and the children. We’re going to sing my most favourite rhyme of all, 'Twinkle Twinkle Little Star'. Here we go.

[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.

Thank you so much for coming and joining me today with our favourite songs and rhymes. I hope to see you again real soon in the library. Have a great rest of the day. Bye!
 

Last updated: 8 June 2020
Topics: library