October Babytime Rhymes

Up, down, Turn Around

Up, down

Turn around

Touch the sky

And touch the ground

Wiggle your fingers

Wiggle your toes

Wiggle your shoulders

Say, “Hello!”

Acka Backa

Acka backa soda cracker,

Acka backa boo!

Acka backa soda cracker

I love you!

Acka backa soda cracker,

Acka backa boo!

Acka backa soda cracker,

Up goes you!

This is the Way…

This is the way we clap our hands,

Clap our hands, clap our hands

This is the way we clap our hands,

So early in the morning!

 Other Verses:

This is the way we stomp our feet…

This is the way we reach and stretch…

This is the way we say hello…

Seesaw Scaradown

Seesaw, scaradown,

This is the way to Londontown.

One knee up and the other knee down,

This is the way to Londontown.

Seesaw, scaradown,

This is the way to Queen Creek town.

One knee up and the other knee down,

This is the way to Queen Creek town.

Cuckoo Clock

Tick tock, tick tock (rock gently side to side)

I’m a little cuckoo clock

now I’m striking one o’clock

Cuckoo  (lift in air once)

Tick tock, tick tock (rock gently side to side)

I’m a little cuckoo clock

now I’m striking two o’clock

Cuckoo, Cuckoo (lift in air twice)

‘Round n ‘Round

‘Round and ‘round the garden goes the teddy bear.  (circle your finger on baby’s opened palm)

One step, two step, tickle em under there!   (creep finger up baby & tickle under the arm)

‘Round about, ‘round about goes the wee mouse. (circle your finger on baby’s other palm)

Up a step, up a step, all around the house!  (creep finger up baby & tickle other arm)

Three Tickles

Pizza, pickle, pumpernickel

My little baby shall have a tickle.

One for the nose,

And one for the toes,

And one in the tummy where the cracker goes!

We Shake Our Eggs Together

We shake our eggs together,

We shake our eggs together,

Because it’s fun to do.

Shake them up high.

Shake them down low.

Shake them in the middle!

The Grand Old Duke of York

Oh, the Grand Old Duke of York,

He had ten thousand men,

He marched them up to the top of the hill (march feet up)

And marched them down again! (march feet down)

And when they were up, they were up, (lift up)

And when they were down, they were down, (set down)

And when they were only halfway up

They were neither up nor down! (lift up then down)

Zoom Zoom Zoom

Zoom Zoom Zoom (bounce)

We’re going to the moon (bounce)

Zoom Zoom Zoom (bounce)

We’ll get there very soon (bounce)

5…4…3…2…1…Blast off! (lower baby between knees and blast off)

If You’re Happy and You Know it

If you’re happy and you know it

Clap your hands –clap-clap-

If you’re happy and you know it

Clap your hands –clap-clap-

If you’re happy and you know it

Then your face will surely show it

If you’re happy and you know it

Clap your hands –clap-clap-

 Other verses:

Pat your knees-pat-pat-

Beep your nose-beep-beep-

Up, down, Turn Around

Up, down

Turn around

Touch the sky

And touch the ground

Jiggle your tummy

Blink your eyes

Blow a kiss and say goodbye!

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Fall

This week we read stories revolving around Fall. Our first tale is about a boy on a quest to find a red small house with no windows, no doors, and a star inside-can he do it? Find out by reading the story here @ http://bit.ly/cywUkL !Gerald and Piggie learn the sun does not always need to be out for them to have fun in the renactment of, “Are You Ready to Play Outside?” by Mo Willems. Ruby shows her brother Max the wonders of Fall  in, “Ruby’s Falling Leaves” by Rosemary Wells.

We got our wiggles out by singing, “Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes” & “Two Little Blackbirds(one w/Jack & Jill, the other Fast and Slow)”

To celebrate the arrival of Fall, today being the first official day, we traced our forearm and hands on a piece of paper to create a tree. Then we dipped our fingertips in ink/paint to create lovely fall leaves. For more fun crafts check out http://familyfun.go.com/crafts/holiday-seasonal-crafts/fall-crafts/. See you October 5 & 6 for our next Stories & Craft!

September Babytime Rhymes

Every month we do a core group of rhymes and fingerplays in Babytime listed below. Repetition is the key to learning these rhymes. Did you know what we repeat once in 30 days we have only a 30% chance of remembering, but what we repeat six (in our case four ) times in 30 days we have 90% chance of remembering.                                   

Up, down, Turn Around-Hello!

Up, down

Turn around

Touch the sky

And touch the ground

Wiggle your fingers

Wiggle your toes

Wiggle your shoulders

Say, “Hello!”

Where is Baby? (Tune of Frere Jacques)

Where is baby? Where is baby?

There you are! There you are!

We’re so glad to see you.

We’re so glad to see you.

Yes we are! Yes we are!

Cheek Chin

Cheek, chin, cheek, chin

Cheek, chin, nose.

Cheek, chin, cheek, chin

Cheek, chin, toes

Cheek, chin, cheek, chin,

Cheek chin,

Up baby goes!

Roly Poly

Roly-Poly

Up, up, up

Roly-Poly

Down, down, down.

Roly-Poly

In, in, in

Roly-Poly

Out, out out.

This Little Piggy

This little piggy went to market.

This little piggy stayed home.

This little piggy had roast beef

And this little piggy had none.

And this little piggy went wee,wee,wee

All the way home.

Ride, Baby Ride

Ride, baby, ride ch,ch,ch

Ride that horsey, ride ch,ch,ch

Ride, baby, ride ch,ch,ch

Ride that horsey, ride ch,ch,ch

Neiggghh-Whoa!

10 Little Bubbles

One little, two little, three little bubbles

Four little, five little, six little bubbles

Seven little, eight little, nine little bubbles

Ten little bubbles go POP, POP, POP!

Driving in my car

I’m driving in my car

I’m driving in my car

Beep-beep-toot-toot

I’m driving in my car

 Other Verses:

I’m driving really fast…

I’m driving really slow…

Mother & Father & Uncle Jon

Mother & Father & Uncle Jon went to town one by one.

Mother fell off (lean left) & Father fell off (lean right),

 but Uncle Jon went on & on & on & on!

Popcorn

Popcorn, popcorn sizzling in the pan

Shake it up, shake it up, bam, bam, bam.

Popcorn, popcorn now it’s getting hot

Shake it up, shake it up, pop, pop, pop!

Let’s Go Riding in the elevator

Let’s go riding in an elevator!

Let’s go riding in an elevator!

First floor,

Second floor,

Third floor

Fourth floor,

Doooowwwwnnn!

Row your Boat –Croc Remix

Row, row, row your boat,

Gently down the stream,

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 ‘Ahhh!’

Skinnamarink

Skinnamarink-a-dinky-dink.

Skinnamarink-a-doo I-love-you (I love you)

Skinnamarink-a-dinky-dink.

Skinnamarink-a-doo. I-love-you

I love you in the morning and in the afternoon

I love you in the evening and underneath the moon-ohh

Skinnamarink-a-dinky-dink.

Skinnamarink-a-doo. I-love-you!

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

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

Up, down, Turn Around-Goodbye!

Up, down

Turn around

Touch the sky

And touch the ground

Jiggle your tummy

Blink your eyes

Blow a kiss and say goodbye!

Fairytales Remixed

This week was the kick off week for Stories & Craft. We had a phenominal turn out-60 tickets gone in the span of 5 minutes for both days!

We read stories with a twist:  “Aramadilly Chili”  by Helen Ketteman, a southwestern version of the little red hen- “no workin with Billie, no sharin the chili.”  We renacted  “I Will Surprise My Friend,” by Mo Willems starring the lovable Gerald and Piggie. The last story was a puppet show based on the fabulous book, “The Paper Bag Princess” by Robert Munsch.

We got our wiggles out with “Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes” and sang about “Two Little Blackbirds.”

Our craft was making one’s very own Paper Bag Princess http://www.myactivitymaker.com/?q=PaperBagPrincess 

Our next Stories & Craft will be September 21 & 22 at 10:15 (tickets handed out at 10). Come early, space is limited!

Two Little Blackbirds

Two little blackbirds sitting on the hill    (Start with your hands behind your back.)

One named Jack  (Bring one hand to the front with your pointer finger extended.)

One named Jill  (Bring your other hand to the front with pointer finger extended.)

Fly away, Jack! (Put the hand and finger representing Jack behind your back.)

Fly away, Jill! (Do the same with your “Jill” hand.)

Come back, Jack! (Bring “Jack” back to front.)

Come back, Jill! (Bring “Jill” back to front.)

One of the great things about this song is that you can mix it up. Instead of Jack and Jill you can use Fast and Slow, or Quiet and Loud-not only are kids having fun, they are learning about opposites!

This song was brought to you by-http://kidshealth.org/parent/growth/learning/toddler_games.html

Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes

Head, shoulders, knees & toes

Knees & toes

Head, shoulders, knees & toes

Knees &  toooeees &

Eyes & ears & mouth & nose

Head, shoulders, knees & toes

Knees & toes

Coming Spring 2011!

Toddler Time will resume in the Spring of 2011. Until then, check out the “Stories & Craft” category to check for books, songs and crafts for the 18-36 month age group.