Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Books and Babies: Cats

Special thanks to Ms. Kelly at the Post Road Library for sharing this information from the July 12, 2016 Books and Babies program.

Books

Music

Bounces, Rhymes, and Finger Plays

Grand Old Duke of York
English Nursery Rhyme

Oh, The grand old Duke of York, (gently bounce baby on your knees)
He had ten thousand men;
He marched them up to the top of the hill, (knees up)
And he marched them down again. (knees down)

And when they were up, they were up, (knees up)
And when they were down, they were down, (knees down)
And when they were only half-way up, (knees up)
They were neither up nor down. (knees down)


Hey Diddle Diddle
from Mary Engelbreit’s Mother Goose

Hey diddle, diddle,
The Cat and the Fiddle
The Cow jumped over the Moon,
The little Dog laughed
To see such sport,
And the Dish ran away
With the Spoon.

Parent Tip: Save this image to your computer or mobile device for easy access.


Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Books and Babies: Independence Day

Special thanks to Ms. Kelly at the Post Road Library for sharing this information from the July 5, 2016 Books and Babies program.

Books


Music


Bounces, Rhymes, and Finger Plays

Grand Old Duke of York
The grand old Duke of York
He had ten thousand men
He marched them up to the top of the hill
And marched them down again

And when they were up, they were up (lift baby up)
And when they were down, they were down (bring baby back down)
And when they were only half way up (lift halfway)
They’re neither up nor down. (lift up and then down)


Fireworks
Fireworks go snap, snap, snap! (snap fingers)
Crack, crack, crack! (tickle baby)
Zap, zap, zap! (rub hands along baby’s arms and legs)
Fireworks make me clap, clap, clap (clap hands)
On Independence Day!


Thursday, June 23, 2016

Books and Babies: Colors

Special thanks to Ms. Kelly at the Post Road Library for sharing this information from the June 14, 2016 Books and Babies program.

Books

Music

Bounces, Rhymes & Finger Plays

Bouncing, Bouncing Baby on My Knee
Bouncing, bouncing
Baby on my knee
Bouncing, bouncing
1-2-3! (lift on 3)
Clapping, clapping
Baby on my knee
Clapping, clapping
1-2-3! (tickle on 3)
Rocking, rocking
Baby on my knee
Rocking, rocking
1-2-3! (lean backward on 3)

Yolanda (Puerto Rican Waltz)
Together, away, tippy tippy toe around.
Together, away, tippy tippy toe around.
Tap, tap, tap your toe upon the ground.
Tap, tap, tap your toe upon the ground.
Sway, sway, arms up and down.

1-2-3-, 1-2-3, in a circle now we go.
1-2-3, 1-2-3 tippy tippy tippy toe.
Now face your partner, bow to your friend.
Gently take hands and start it again.
(wave hands and find a new partner)

Five Green and Speckled Frogs
Five green and speckled frogs sat on a speckled log
Eating some most delicious bugs - YUM YUM!
One jumped into the pool where it was nice and cool
Then there were four green and speckled frogs.

Four green and speckled frogs sat on a speckled log
Eating some most delicious bugs - YUM YUM!
One jumped into the pool where it was nice and cool
Then there were three green and speckled frogs.

Three green and speckled frogs sat on a speckled log
Eating some most delicious bugs - YUM YUM!
One jumped into the pool where it was nice and cool
Then there were two green and speckled frogs.

Two green and speckled frogs sat on a speckled log
Eating some most delicious bugs - YUM YUM!
One jumped into the pool where it was nice and cool
Then there were one green and speckled frog.

One green and speckled frogs sat on a speckled log
Eating some most delicious bugs - YUM YUM!
One jumped into the pool where it was nice and cool
Then there were no green and speckled frogs.

Parent Tip: Right-click (or tap and hold) the image to save it to your computer or mobile device.
Then you'll always have it handy when you need a rhyme or a bouncing activity to entertain your tot.