Toddler time with Rita and Amy at Carina Library - video transcript

This page is a video transcript of the Toddler Time with Rita and Amy at Carina Library video on Brisbane City Council's YouTube channel. The video is 13 minutes and 25 seconds long.

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>> RITA: Hello everyone! Welcome! Here we are at Carina Library. My Name is Rita.

>> AMY: I’m Amy and I’m normally at Brisbane Square Library but I am very lucky to sit in on a Toddler Time session at Carina today.

>> RITA: We are really sad that you can’t be here with us at the library, but we are having a lovely Toddler Time session and anyone is welcome to join in from home with us today.

So let’s start off with our Children’s Acknowledgment to Country, and we’re going to sing it. Are we ready?

>> AMY: Sounds good.

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

>> RITA: That was beautiful.

>> AMY: Great start, I think. Something that is great to remember, especially while we have all this extra time at home, is that children learn best by talking and playing and singing with us.

This can happen anywhere, at any time, so what better time than now to do lots of book reading and lots of singing. I think Rita might teach us some songs today that you can do at home as well.

>> RITA: Ok, we’re going to start out by saying hello to you all, and the best way to do that is to sing it. First up, how about we sing it nice and soft as quite as a mouse.

>> TOGETHER [singing quietly]: Hi, hello and how are you? How are you? How are you?
Hi, hello and how are you? How are you today?

>> RITA: That was lovely. But now I think it’s time for everyone to wake up, so how about we sing that song again as loud as a lion. Can you roar like a lion?

>> TOGETHER: Roar!

>> RITA: Ready?

>> TOGETHER [singing loudly]: Hi, hello and how are you? How are you?
How are you? Hi, hello and how are you? How are you today?

>> RITA: I think everyone is awake.

>> AMY: I think so.

>> RITA: Yes. Well I think we might go down to the farm.

>> AMY: To the farm?

>> RITA: And we might sing 'Old Macdonald'.

>> AMY: I think that sounds good. Do you think we could get some helpers?

>> RITA: I think so.

>> AMY: I’m going to get my first helper.

>> RITA: I wonder who this is? This is our little sheep. What does a sheep say?

>> TOGETHER: Baa!

>> RITA: Are you ready? Here we go.

>> TOGETHER [singing]: 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.

>> AMY: Good work sheep.

>> RITA: Thank-you little sheep. Can we see who else we’ve got? Who’s this? This is a…

>> TOGETHER: Cow!

>> RITA: And what does a cow say?

>> TOGETHER: Moo!

>> AMY: I think that was a bit quiet,. Can I hear it at home?

>> TOGETHER: Moo!

>> RITA: Are you ready? Here we go.

>> TOGETHER [singing]: Old Macdonald had a farm, e-i-e-i-o,
and on that farm he had a cow, e-i-e-i-o,
with a moo moo here and a moo moo there.
Here a moo, there a moo, everywhere a moo moo.
Old Macdonald had a farm, e-i-e-i-o.

>> AMY: Moo. Good job Mr Cow.

>> RITA: Who’s next?

>> AMY: Who’s this lovely little pink friend?

>> RITA: He’s a little…

>> TOGETHER: Pig!

>> RITA: And what does a pig say?

>> TOGETHER: Oink!

>> RITA: Ready? Here we go.

>> TOGETHER [singing]: Old Macdonald had a farm, e-i-e-i-o,
and on that farm he had a pig, e-i-e-i-o,
with an oink oink here and an oink oink there.
Here an oink, there an oink, everywhere an oink oink.
Old Macdonald had a farm, e-i-e-i-o.

>> AMY: I think we have one more little helper. Some of our listeners might even have one of these at home.

>> RITA: Do you have one of these at home? It’s a cute little puppy dog! What do puppy dogs say?

>> TOGETHER: Woof!

>> RITA: Is your dog barking at home? I think I can hear it. Let’s sing it.

>> TOGETHER [singing]: Old Macdonald had a farm, e-i-e-i-o,
and on that farm he had a dog, e-i-e-i-o,
with a woof woof here and a woof woof there.
Here a woof, there a woof, everywhere a woof woof.
Old Macdonald had a farm, e-i-e-i-o.

>> RITA: Thank-you doggy. That was beautiful.

>> AMY: Thank-you to our animal helpers and great singing at home everyone.

>> RITA: Wonderful. We have some more animal songs. Let me describe to you. Our first one is a little animal, he likes to live in the water, he likes to jump around a lot. And he says ribbet, ribbet.

>> AMY: I think I know what it is, do you know what it is?

>> RITA: I wonder if we have one of them here?

>> AMY: Could it be?

>> RITA: Yes! A frog. I think we know a song about a frog. 'Galumph the little green frog'. Are you ready? Here we go.

>> TOGETHER [singing]: Galumph went the little green frog one day,
galumph went the little green frog.
Galumph went the little green frog one day,
and they all went galumph, galumph galumph.

>> TOGETHER [singing]: But we all know frogs go la-di-da-di-da, la-di-da-di-da, la-di-da-di-da.
We all know frogs go la-di-da-di-da,
they don’t go galumph, galumph, galumph.

>> RITA: That was so fun. That was great! Ok next one, I better describe him to you.

>> AMY: Another one?

>> RITA: This one is white, very fluffy, little tiny cotton tail, and big floppy ears. What are you thinking?

>> AMY: That’s a tricky one.

>> RITA: I wonder if he’s here. Do you think he’s here?

>> AMY: I’m looking for some big ears. There he is.

>> RITA: It’s a rabbit! We know a lovely song about rabbits – Little Peter Rabbit. Will you join in with me? Here we go.

>> TOGETHER [singing]: Little Peter Rabbit had a fly upon his nose,
Little Peter Rabbit had a fly upon his nose,
Little Peter Rabbit had a fly upon his nose,
so he flipped it and he flopped it and it flew away.

>> TOGETHER [singing]: Little Peter Rabbit had a flippy floppy ear,
Little Peter Rabbit had a flippy floppy ear,
Little Peter Rabbit had a flippy floppy ear,
so he flipped it and he flopped it and it stood straight up.

>> TOGETHER [singing]: Little Peter Rabbit had a prickle in his toe,
Little Peter Rabbit had a prickle in his toe,
Little Peter Rabbit had a prickle in his toe,
so he pulled it and he scratched it and it came straight out.

>> AMY: Much happier now that we got rid of that prickle.

>> RITA: Yeah, that wouldn’t have been very nice. Thank-you Little Peter Rabbit. Sometimes where we go places we might need to go on one of these. What’s that Amy?

>> AMY: Hmm well it’s bigger than a car.  I think it’s a bus.

>> RITA: Have you ever been on a bus before?

>> AMY: I’ve been on a bus.

>> RITA: So have I! They’re so much fun.

>> AMY: They are pretty fun.

>> RITA: How about we sing 'Wheels on the bus'?

>> AMY: I think that sounds like a good idea.

>> RITA: Here we go! Are you ready?

>> AMY: I’m ready.

>> TOGETHER [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.

>> RITA: What about the horn, what sound does that make?

>> TOGETHER: Beep beep beep.

>> RITA: Ready?

>> AMY: Nice and loud!

>> TOGETHER [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.

>> RITA: How about when it rains?

>> AMY: Wipers.

>> RITA: What do they say?

>> TOGETHER: Swish, swish, swish.

>> TOGETHER [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.

>> AMY: How do you get onto the bus though?

>> RITA: Well the driver has to open the doors and shut them.  So open and shut.

>> TOGETHER [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.

>> RITA: And when you’re driving along you tend to bounce up and down.

>> AMY: Bump around a bit, yeah.

>> RITA: Up and down a bit.

>> TOGETHER [singing]: The people on the bus go up and down, up and down, up and down.
The people on the bus go up and down, all the way to town.

>> AMY: That was a fun trip.

>> RITA: It was. Now I’ve got one more little animal friend. We don’t have one here but I will describe him to you. He is little, sometimes black, and he has lots and lots and lots of legs. What do you think? I think he might be a…

>> TOGETHER: Spider!

>> RITA: Can we count his legs?

>> AMY: I think that’s a good idea.

>> TOGETHER: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.

>> RITA: That’s a lot of legs! Do you have that many legs?

>> AMY: I don’t have that many legs.

>> RITA: We better check. Let’s count them.

>> TOGETHER: 1, 2. Only two.

>> RITA: How many arms have we got?

>> AMY: Let’s count them.

>> TOGETHER: 1, 2.

>> RITA: How many ears have we got?

>> AMY: Should we count those too?

>> RITA: We better.

>> TOGETHER: 1, 2.

>> RITA: And how many noses have we got?

>> AMY: Ok, let’s do it together.

>> TOGETHER: 1! Just one.

>> RITA: How about we sing 'Incy Wincy Spider'?

>> AMY: I think that’s a good idea.

>> TOGETHER [singing]: Incy Wincy spider went up the waterspout,
down came the rain and washed poor Incy out.
Out came the sunshine and dried up all the rain,
so Incy Wincy spider went up the spout again.

>> RITA: Lovely.

>> AMY: I love that song.

>> RITA: We had a really big day today didn’t we?

>> AMY: We have, we went on the bus, we went to the farm.

>> RITA: We did everything. We met lots of animal friends and now it might be night time soon. What do we see in the sky at night.

>> AMY: I don’t know, maybe pretty lights, stars.

>> RITA: I think stars. Do you have your twinkle fingers with you today. Can you hold up your twinkle fingers? How about we sing 'Twinkle, twinkle little star'.

>> AMY: That sounds like a good idea.

>> TOGETHER [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.

>> RITA: That was lovely.

>> AMY: That’s a great song for going to bed, or any time of the day really.

>> RITA: Well I’ve really enjoyed our session here today.

>> AMY: I have too.

>> RITA: Now it’s time to say goodbye, so let’s sing the goodbye song.

>> AMY: Good idea.

>> TOGETHER [singing]: It’s time to say goodbye, it’s time to say goodbye,
we’ll see you all again real soon, it’s time to say goodbye.

>> RITA: Bye bye everybody, thank-you for joining in with us and we hope to see you again soon at the library.

>> TOGETHER: Bye!

 

Last updated: 17 June 2020
Topics: library