Toddler Time with Sarah at Mount Gravatt Library - video transcript

This page is a video transcript of the Toddler Time with Sarah at Mount Gravatt Library video hosted on Brisbane City Council's YouTube channel. This video is 8 minutes and 4 seconds long.

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Hi everyone! It’s Sarah from Mount Gravatt Library here. I’m so sad that you can’t be here with me to do Toddler Time, so I thought I would bring Toddler Time to you instead.

So, today we’re going to...we’re going to do some singing, it doesn’t matter if you don’t know all the words, or your singing isn’t great, because mine isn’t either.

It’s just important that you’re making the sounds and humming. It really helps kids to learn and help them sound out words later on, when they’re learning to read.

So super important that you get involved with it and help sing along with your kids.

So, as we start with every children’s literacy session, we’re going to start with the children’s Acknowledgement to Country. So...

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

Beautiful.

And next up we’re going to do our handwashing song. So it’s really important that we’re washing our hands for 20 seconds. So we’re going to do that to the tune of the alphabet today.

So if you can sing along to the alphabet with me, would be great and try and copy the motions with your hands as well. So…

[singing]: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y and Z now I know my ABC, next time won’t you sing with me.

Beautiful. And then make sure that we dry our hands off completely, and we’re ready to go.

So, the first song that we’re going to do today is 'If You’re Happy and You Know It'.

So, we’re going to stand up, we’re going to do clapping, and we’re going to do stomping, and then we’re going to do a Hooray! So, you ready? Sing along with me.

[singing]: If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands. If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands.

[singing]: If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands. If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands.

[singing]: If you’re happy and you know it, stomp your feet. If you’re happy and you know it, stomp your feet.

[singing]: If you’re happy and you know it, then you really ought to show it, if you’re happy and you know it, stomp your feet.

[singing]: If you’re happy and you know it, shout Hooray! Hooray! If you’re happy and you know it, shout Hooray! Hooray!

[singing]: 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! Hooray!

Beautiful. Alright. So, next we’re going to do my favourite song, which is 'Der Glumph'. So, if you know the gestures, we’re going to go Der Glumph and then, la-di-da-di-da. If you’re ready, let’s sing it with me.

[singing]: Der glumph went the little green frog one day. Der glumph went the little green frog. Der glumph went the little green frog one day, and they all went glumph, glumph, glumph.

[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 Glumph, Glumph, Glumph.

Perfect. So, because that one’s my favourite, we’re going to do that one through again. So, sing it with me now.

[singing]: Der glumph went the little green frog one day. Der glumph went the little green frog. Der glumph went the little green frog one day, and they all went glumph, glumph, glumph.

[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 Glumph, Glumph, Glumph.

Perfect. So, I hope you had lots of fun moving your hands and clapping along with me.

Next up, we’re going to do a counting song, so we’re going to do 'Hickory Dickory Dock'. So, there’s four verses through with 'Hickory Dickory Dock'. Alright, so we go.

[singing]: Tick Tock, Tick Tock. Hickory Dickory Dock, the mouse ran up the clock. The clock struck one. The mouse ran down. Hickory Dickory Dock.

[singing]: Tick Tock, Tick Tock. Hickory Dickory Dock, the mouse ran up the clock. The clock struck two. One. Two. The mouse said Boo! Hickory Dickory Dock.

[singing]: Tick Tock, Tick Tock. Hickory Dickory Dock, the mouse ran up the clock. The clock struck three. One. Two. Three. The mouse said Whee! Hickory Dickory Dock.

[singing]: Tick Tock, Tick Tock. Hickory Dickory Dock, the mouse ran up the clock. The clock struck four. One. Two. Three. Four. The mouse said, “No more.” Hickory Dickory Dock.

Wonderful. I hope you had fun counting and clapping along with that one as well. Next one up we’re going to do is a bit of an action-y song.

We’re going to do 'Dingle Dangle Scarecrow'. I guess some people maybe don’t know this one, but it’s super good and it’s super good for getting kids moving around. So, we start…

[singing]: When all the cows were sleeping, and the sun had gone to bed. Up! Jumped the scarecrow and this is what he said.

[singing]: I’m a Dingle Dangle Scarecrow with a flippy, floppy hat. I can shake my hands like this and shake my feet like that.

Beautiful. Alright, now, we sit back down again, and we’ll do that one through again.

[singing]: When all the cows were sleeping, and the sun had gone to bed. Up! Jumped the scarecrow and this is what he said.

[singing]: I’m a Dingle Dangle Scarecrow with a flippy, floppy hat. I can shake my hands like this and shake my feet like that.

Beautiful, very well done. And the last song that we’re going to sing today, is 'Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star', which everybody should know the words to, but I hope you know the actions as well.

[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.

Wonderful, very well done. Thanks for singing along with me today. I hope to see you back in the libraries again soon, but until then, keep safe, make sure you wash your hands and we’ll see you soon. Bye!

Last updated: 12 June 2020
Topics: library