First 5 Years

City Living!

BPL - FFY, Songs and Rhymes, City Living! Baby and todder communicating

City living can be exciting for small children. These songs, rhymes, and picture books celebrate the hustle and bustle of the city.


Babies

Book Jacket: The Neighborhood Mother GooseThe Neighborhood Mother Goose
[illustrated] by Nina Crews
ISBN: 0060515740
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Rhyme: "Bumpin' Downtown"
(Hear the tune at http://kids.niehs.nih.gov/lyrics/finnegan.htm )
 
Bumpin’ downtown in my little red wagon Bounce baby gently on knee
Bumpin’ downtown in my little red wagon (repeat)
Bumpin’ downtown in my little red wagon  
Having so much fun!  
   
Zoomin’ up n’ down in my little blue airplane Lift baby up to the sky
Zoomin’ up n’ down in my little blue airplane (repeat)
Zoomin’ up n’ down in my little blue airplane  
Having so much fun!  

Toddlers

Book Jacket: Pete & Gabby: the bears go to townPete & Gabby: the bears go to town
by Kay Winters; illustrated by Katherine Kirkland
ISBN:9780807505953
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Song: "Traffic Light"
(sing to the tune of Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
Hear the tune at http://kids.niehs.nih.gov/games/songs/childrens/twinklemp3.htm )
 
Twinkle, twinkle, traffic light, Form circle shape with hands
Shining on the corner bright,  
"Stop!" shines red, Hold hands out in ‘stop’ motion
"Go!" is green, Walk in place
"Slow-down!" yellow’s in between Walk slowly to a stop
Twinkle, twinkle, traffic light, Form circle shape with hands
Shining on the corner bright,  

Preschoolers

Book Jacket: Chicken and catChicken and Cat
by Sara Varon
ISBN: 9781415656082
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Song: "Down by the Station"
(Hear the tune at http://kids.niehs.nih.gov/games/songs/childrens/stationmp3.htm )
 
Down by the station,  
Early in the morning,  
See the little pufferbellies,  
All in a row.  
   
See the station master, Wave hello!
Turn the little handle, Turn the handle
Puff, puff, toot, toot, Pull the train whistle cord up and down
Off we go! Wave goodbye!