First 5 Years

Bedtime Stories, Rhymes & Lullabies

BPL - FFY, Songs and Rhymes, baby sleeping with head over a green pillow and teddy bear nearby

 

Babies

Book Jacket: Counting Kisses
Counting Kisses
by Karen Katz
ISBN: 068985658X
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"All the Pretty Horses"
(For the tune and additional lyrics, go to: http://www.mysongbook.de/msb/songs/r_clarke/allpret.htm)
 
Hush-a-bye don't you cry,  
Go to sleep-y, little baby.  
When you wake you'll have cake  
And all the pretty little horses.  
Blacks and bays, dapples and grays,  
A coach and six white horses.  
Hush-a-bye don't you cry,  
Go to sleep-y, little baby.  

Toddlers

Book Jacket: Diddle Diddle Dumpling
Diddle Diddle Dumpling
by Tracey Campbell Pearson
ISBN: 0374308616
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"Diddle Diddle Dumpling"
(Try this playful rhyme as a fun distraction while wrestling on pajamas or on the changing table.)
 
Diddle, diddle, dumpling, my son John Gently grab your child's feet.
Went to bed with his stockings on; Bicycle your child's legs.
One shoe off, Pat one foot.
And one shoe on, Pat the other foot.
Diddle, diddle, dumpling, my son John. Bicycle your child's legs.

Preschoolers

Book Jacket: Good Night, Gorilla
Good Night, Gorilla
by Peggy Rathmann
ISBN: 0399224459
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"Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear"
(Encourage your child to perform the actions in this rhyme to get him or her into bed!)
 
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, shut the door.  
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, count to four.  
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, reach up high,  
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, wink one eye.  
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, put away your shoes.  
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear that will do.  
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, touch your nose,  
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, touch your toes.  
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, climb in bed.  
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, rest your head.  
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, covers to your chin.  
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, I'll tuck you in.  
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, make a wish.  
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, goodnight kiss.  
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, turn off the light.  
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, say goodnight.