It came from IKEA! A scary story for parents

I decided to tell a scary story for parents in Babytime today to celebrate the season. Here it goes:

“Lets go to IKEA.” My family decided to take a trek out to IKEA. Lunch and naptime were looming ahead, but we figured we’d be in and out fast- 30 minutes top. Besides, I had restocked the diaper bag with some snacks before we left. What could possibly go wrong?

We were halfway through the store when I noticed it. Sniff-sniff. “Do you smell that?” “Smell what?” replied my husband. Around this time my daughter started to wiggle and fuss in my arms. “Its o.k. honey, we’re almost done and we have puffs in the car, won’t that be nummy?” We quickened our pace, sensing a meltdown if we didn’t get to those puffs pronto.

Again I was struck by a potent smell. Sniff-sniff. “What is that smell?!”  Looking around for the source I was met by a face beaming up at me with the sudden realization; my bundle of joy had just made a bundle of joy.  “Honey, can you get the diaper bag out of the car?” That’s when it happened. “What, I thought you brought the diaper bag?!” We were stuck at IKEA with no diapers, no snacks and a fussy, poopy child! Nooooo!!!

See, wasn’t that scary?! Happy Halloween everyone!

October Babytime Rhymes

REMINDER: The library will be closed Monday October 10 for Columbus Day, so there will be no Babytime. Babytime will resume Monday October 17!

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!”

You be the Ice Cream

You be the ice cream (point to baby)

And I’ll be the freezer (give baby a shivery hug)

You be the lemon (point to baby)

And I’ll be the squeezer (give baby a gentle squeeze)

You be the cocoa(point to baby)

And I’ll be the mug (enfold baby in cozy hug)

You be the baby (give a little bounce)

And we’ll have some fun! (give a hug and a tickle)

Peek a Boo

Peek-a-boo, Peek-a-boo

I see you, I see you!

I see your little nose,

I see your little toes.

I see you! Peek-a-boo!

Fall Leaves are Falling

Fall leaves are falling

One fell on my head,

One fell on my nose,

One fell on my hand,

The other on my toe!

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!

This is the Way…

This is the way we wash our necks, wash our necks, wash our necks

This is the way we wash our necks,

So early in the morning!

Other Verses:

  • arms
  • feet

This is Big, Big, Big!

This is big, big, big (hold arms out)

This is small, small, small (bring hands in)

This is short, short, short

This is tall, tall, tall

This is fast, fast, fast (circle fists quickly)

This is slow, slow, slow (circle fists slowly)

This is yes, yes, yes (nod)

This is no, no, no (shake head)

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!

Storytimes are coming!

After a whirlwind summer of the Summer Reading Program we will be getting back to our regular monthly programming beginning the week of September 12! Here are the days and times:

Babytime (ages 0-22 months)-Mondays @ 9:30

Toddler Time (ages 18-36 months)-Tuesdays & Wednesdays @ 10:15*

Preschool Storytime (ages 3-6)-Tuesdays & Wednesdays @ 11:15*

*-tickets will be handed out 15 minutes before the program

We have some additional fun programs happening this fall, so be sure to check the Queen Creek Branch Events calendar at www.mcldaz.org !

June 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!”

 

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

And marched them down again! 

And when they were up, they were up,

And when they were down, they were down,

And when they were only halfway up

They were neither up nor down!

 

Humpty Dumpty

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall. Humpty Dumpty had a great fall

Humpty dumpty fell in a puddle. Humpty Dumpty needs a big cuddle!

 

I went to visit the farm (using illustrations from Eric Carle’s Very Busy Spider)

I went to visit the farm one day. I saw a (animal’s name) across the way.

And what do you think the (animal name) did say? (Make animal’s noise).

 

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!

 

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!

 

These are Baby’s Fingers (use your own baby’s name for “baby”)

These are baby’s fingers, these are baby’s toes,

This is baby’s belly button, round and round it goes!

 

This is Big, Big, Big!

This is big, big, big (hold arms out)

This is small, small, small (bring hands in)

This is short, short, short

This is tall, tall, tall

This is fast, fast, fast (circle fists quickly)

This is slow, slow, slow (circle fists slowly)

This is yes, yes, yes (nod)

This is no, no, no (shake head)

 

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!

 

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

Up, down, turn around

 Touch the sky and touch the ground

 Jiggle your tummy, blink your eyes

Blow a kiss and say goodbye!

 

May 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!”

Roly Poly

Roly-Poly up, up, up

Roly-Poly down, down, down.

Roly-Poly in, in, in

Roly-Poly out, out, out

Itsy Bitsy Spider

The itsy bitsy spider went up the water spout. Down came the rain and washed the spider out.

Out came the sun and dried up all the rain and the itsy bitsy spider went up the spout again!

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!

I’m toast in the toaster

I’m the toast in the toaster

I’m getting very hot (gently bounce)

Tick, tock, tick, tock (sway side to side)

Up I pop! (lift baby up in the air)

‘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)

Hana, Hana, Hana

Hana, hana, hana, (touch nose)

Nose, nose, nose,

Kuchi, Kuchi, Kuchi (touch mouth)

Mouth, mouth, mouth,

Mimi, mimi, mimi (touch ear)

Ear, ear, ear

Mei, mei, mei (touch eye)

Eye, eye, eye

Seesaw Lets Go Down

Seesaw, lets go down,

This is the way to Londontown.

One knee up and the other knee down,

This is the way to Londontown.

Seesaw, lets go down,

This is the way to Queen Creek town.

One knee up and the other knee down,

This is the way to Queen Creek town.

Peek-a-boo (for this song you can use a see through scarf  which shouldn’t freak baby out)

Peek-a-boo. I see you.  I see you hiding there!

Peek-a-boo. I see you. I see you hiding there!

This is the way…(can use scarf or dry hand towel)

This is the way we wash our necks, wash our necks, wash our necks.

This is the way we wash our necks,so early in the morning.

Other verses:

– Arms

– Feet

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)

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!

March 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!”

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…

You be the Ice Cream

You be the ice cream (point to baby)

And I’ll be the freezer (give baby a shivery hug)

You be the lemon (point to baby)

And I’ll be the squeezer (give baby a gentle squeeze)

You be the cocoa (point to baby)

And I’ll be the mug (enfold baby in cozy hug)

You be the baby (give a little bounce)

And we’ll have some fun! (give a hug and a tickle)

This is Big!

This is big, big, big (hold arms out)

This is small, small, small (bring hands in)

This is short, short, short

This is tall, tall, tall

This is fast, fast, fast (circle fists quickly)

This is slow, slow, slow (circle fists slowly)

This is yes, yes, yes (nod)

This is no, no, no (shake head).

Peek-a-boo!

Peek-a-boo, Peek-a-boo

I see you, I see you

I see your little nose,

I see your tiny toes

I see you, peek-a-boo!

 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!

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!’

Baby a go-go

Baby a go-go, (clap on go-go)

Hey-ah! (lean to the left)

Baby a go-go, (clap on go-go)

Hey-ah! (lean to the right)

Baby a-go-ah! (clap on a-go-ah)

Baby a go-go-go! (clap on go-go-go)

Cheek Chin

Cheek, chin, cheek, chin

Cheek, chin, nose.

Cheek, chin, cheek, chin

Cheek, chin, toes

Cheek, chin, cheek, chin,

Up baby goes!

I am a Little Frog

A little frog in the pond am I. Hippity, hippity, hop.

And I can jump in the air so high, Hippity, hippity hop.

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!

January Babytime Rhymes

In Babytime we focus a lot on rhymes; they are so simple, yet teach kids the sounds within a word, cause & effect,  science concepts (Itsy Bitsy Spider=learning about evaporation?!), and more! Every month we repeat the same rhymes, so babies, as well as grownups, become familiar with them. If there is ever a rhyme/book  you would like to see in Babytime just let me know!

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!”

Mix & Stir

Mix & stir & pat in the pan (stir & pat tummy)

I’m going to make a gingerbread man

With a nose so neat (touch nose)

And a smile so sweet (touch mouth)

And gingerbread shoes on his gingerbread feet!

Macaroni

I have a little pony (bounce)

His name is Macaroni (bounce)

He trots & trots & then he stops (bounce-stop)

My funny little pony

Maaaaacaroni (bounce & jiggle on “ro”)

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.

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

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!

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…

Humpty Dumpty

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall

Humpty Dumpty had a great fall

Humpty dumpty fell in a puddle

Humpty Dumpty needs a big cuddle!

Fishes (create your own sea by using a blanket, stuffed animals/paper fish)

Fishes in the water, fishes in the sea

All jump up with a 1, 2, 3!

Motorboat

Motorboat, motorboat go so slow,

Motorboat, motorboat go so fast,

Motorboat, motorboat step on the gas.

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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