Toddler Time with Nigel at Garden City Library - video transcript

This page is a transcript of the Toddler Time with Nigel at Garden City Library video on Council's YouTube channel. The video is 11 minutes and 6 seconds long.

 

>> NIGEL:  Good morning everyone. It’s Nigel at Garden City Library here. We’re going to do Transport Toddler Time which means lots of songs and rhymes about planes and boats and trains. Before we do, let’s do children’s Acknowledgement of Country.

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

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

Our First Five Forever literacy hint is from Mem Fox who says as one of her rules that for children to start to learn to read they need to have been read a thousand picture books. So, parents you can read a thousand different picture books or one picture books a thousand times, if you would prefer.

Okay, Transport Toddler Time. Let’s start by, washing our hands. Okay?

[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.
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.

And several times a day. You’ve washed your hands, you’ve had your breakfast, let’s go and jump on the bus. What do the wheels on the bus do? They go round and round.

[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.

Now what do we go through to get on to the bus? The doors and what do they do? That’s right, they go open and shut.

[singing]: 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.

When it’s raining, what do we need working on the bus?

[singing]: 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.

Here’s my favourite one, guess what it is? That’s right.

[singing]: The horn on the bus goes beep, beep, beep. Beep, beep, beep. Beep, beep, beep.
The horn on the bus goes beep, beep, beep, all the way to town.

Then the bus hits a pothole and Boing!

[singing]: The children on the bus bounce up and down. Up and down. Up and down.
The children on the bus bounce up and down, all the way to town.

Guess what? That wakes up your baby brother or sister and what do babies do when they get woken up?

[singing]: The babies on the bus go wah, wah, wah. Wah, wah, wah. Wah, wah, wah.
The babies on the bus go wah, wah, wah all the way to town.

Oh dear Mum and Dad, let’s try and get the baby to stop. Mum, you go first.

[singing]: The Mummies on the bus say I love you. I love you. I love you.  
The Mummies on the bus say I love you all the way to town.

Oh dear, the baby’s still crying. Dad have a go.

[singing]: The Daddies on the bus say, I love you too. I love you too. I love you too.
The Daddies on the bus say, I love you too, all the way to town.

That was so loud, Dad.

[singing]: The Mummies on the bus go shh, shh, shh. Shh, shh, shh. Shh, shh, shh.
The Mummies on the bus go shh, shh, shh, all the way to town.

[singing]: And 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 bus goes all the way to town but it drops us off at the river. We have a choice of three different boats. Sailboat, rowboat, motorboat. Let’s try all of them, then we can decide which one we want to go on. Let’s try the sailboat first.

[singing]: I am a little sailboat, a sailboat, a sailboat. I am a little sailboat. I sail across the sea.

[singing]: I am a little rowboat, a rowboat, a rowboat. I am a little rowboat. I row across the sea.

[singing]: I am a little motorboat, a motorboat, a motorboat. I am a little motorboat. I race across the sea.

I can’t make up my mind. Let’s try them all again.

[singing]: I am a little sailboat, a sailboat, a sailboat. I am a little sailboat. I sail across the sea.

[singing]: I am a little rowboat, a rowboat, a rowboat. I am a little rowboat. I row across the sea.

[singing]: I am a little motorboat, a motorboat, a motorboat. I am a little motorboat. I race across the sea.

Well, there’s not much wind today. And that motorboat, that was going so fast I couldn’t see anything as we were going. Let’s jump on the rowboat. Are you ready to row?

[singing]: Row, row, row your boat, gently down the stream.
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, life is but a dream.

Of course it is.  

[singing]: Row, row, row your boat, gently down the stream.
If you see a crocodile, don’t forget to scream. Whoa!

Whoa! That was close. Are we going to turn back? No? Ooh I can see you’re a generation of risk takers. Let’s keep going.

[singing]: Row, row, row your boat, gently down the stream.
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, life is but a dream.

Row, row, row your boat, gently down the stream.
If you see a crocodile, don’t forget to scream. Whoa!

That was close, that was really close. I’m getting out of the water. I think I’d feel much safer in a car. Let’s jump in the car.

[singing]: Take you driving in my car, car.
Take you driving in my car.
Take you driving in my car, car,
take you driving in my car.

Let’s jump out of the car, on to a pushbike.

[singing]: Take you riding on my bike, bike.
Take you riding on my bike.
Take you riding on my bike, bike.
Take you riding on my bike.

Let’s jump on to a aeroplane.

[singing]: Take you flying on my plane, plane.
Take you flying on my plane.
Take you flying on my plane, plane.
Take you flying on my plane.

Come in to land next to the train station. Where there’s some old steam engines. Pufferbillies in a row.

[singing]: Down at the station, early in the morning.
See the little pufferbillies all in a row.
When the Station Master turns the little handle,
chug, chug, toot, toot off we go.


[singing]: Down at the station, early in the morning.
See the little pufferbillies all in a row.
When the Station Master turns the little handle,
chug, chug, toot, toot off we go.

Now the train drops us off near a big hot air balloon. We’re going to go up in a hot air balloon.

[singing]: We’re going up. We’re going up as high as we can go.
We’re going down, we’re going down, we’re going way down low.
Up, up, up, up, up, up, up. Down, down, down, down, down.

[singing]: We’re going up. We’re going up as high as we can go.
We’re going down, we’re going down, we’re going way down low.
Up, up, up, up, up, up, up. Down, down, down, down, down.

That was nice and gentle but this isn’t. We’re going to get on a rocket ship and go to the moon! Even further!

[singing]: Zoom, zoom, zoom we’re going to the moon.
If you want a trip, climb aboard my rocket ship.
Five, four, three, two, one. Blast off!

We’re going to go to Mars, we’re going to play guitars.
If you want a trip, climb aboard my rocket ship.
Five, four, three, two, one. Blast off!

The rocket ship lands, we’ve run out of things to ride or drive or row. I think we’re going to have to walk all the way home. That’s a form of transport. We’ll do some military history on the way.

[singing]: The grand old Duke of York, he had ten thousand men,
he marched them up the top of the hill then he marched them down again.
And when they were up they were up.
And were they were down they were down.
And when they were only halfway up, they were neither up nor down.

Let’s have some fun.

[singing]: He marched them to the left, he marched them to the right.
He marched them standing upside down and that was quite a sight.
He marched them to the left, he marched them to the right.
He marched them standing upside down and that was quite a sight.

[singing]: The grand old Duke of York, he had ten thousand men,
he marched them up the top of the hill then he marched them down again.
And when they were up they were up.
And were they were down they were down.
And when they were only halfway up, they were neither up nor down.

Ooh that was a big lot of effort. I think I need a cup of tea just to finish this off.

[singing]: I’m a little Tea cup sh-short and stout. He is my handle, here is my sssssspout.

I almost said snout.

[singing]: When I get all steamed up, then I shout, “Tip me over, pour me out”.

Now some people prefer teabags. You can jiggle down. You can jiggle your child up and down.

[singing]: I’m a little teabag in a cup. Jiggle, jiggle down and jiggle, jiggle up.
Jiggle on a string-a-ling up and down. Till the tea is nice and brown.

A cup of brown joy.

Well, that was a lot of fun. See you later!

Last updated: 22 June 2020
Topics: library