First 5 Years

Fabulous Fathers

BPL - FFY, Songs and Rhymes, Fabulous Fathers

Stories and Rhymes for Dads and kids.

 


Babies

Book Jacket: Daddy Hugs 1, 2, 3Daddy Hugs 1, 2, 3
by Karen Katz
ISBN: 0689877714
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Rhyme: "Baby Play"
(listen to the tune of this rhyme at http://kids.niehs.nih.gov/lyrics/hokey.htm )
 
This is the way the baby goes:  
Clappity clap! Snappity snap! (Clap hands and snap fingers)
This is the way the baby goes:  
Peek-a-boo! I see you! (Cover eyes with hands, then take them away)
This is the way the baby goes:  
Creep, creep, creep, creep. (Creep fingers along floor -- or baby's tummy!)
This is the way the baby goes:  
Sleep, sleep, sleep, sleep. (Rest head on hands, pretending to sleep)

Toddlers

Book Jacket: Baby danceBaby Dance
by Ann Taylor
ISBN: 0694012068
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Rhyme: "One, two, buckle my shoe"
 
One, two, (clap in time to rhyme)
Buckle my shoe (tap toes)
Three, four, (clap in time to rhyme)
Shut the door (clap like a door shutting)
Five, six, (clap in time to rhyme)
Pick up sticks (wiggle fingers)
Seven, eight, (clap in time to rhyme)
Lay them straight (place finger flat on the floor)
Nine, ten (clap in time to rhyme)
Do it again!  

Preschoolers

Book Jacket: Daddies and their babiesDaddies and Their Babies
by Guido van Genechten
ISBN: 1605371106
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Rhyme: "Apples and Bananas"
(listen to the tune of this silly song at http://www.kididdles.com/lyrics/a008.html )
 
I like to eat, eat, eat apples and bananas  
I like to eat, eat, eat apples and bananas  
  (Now change the vowel sound to A)
I like to ate, ate, ate ay-ples and ba-nay-nays  
I like to ate, ate, ate ay-ples and ba-nay-nays  
  (now change the vowel sound to E)
I like to eat, eat, eat ee-ples and bee-nee-nees  
I like to eat, eat, eat ee-ples and bee-nee-nees  
  (now change the vowel sound to I)
I like to ite, ite, ite i-ples and bi-ni-nis  
I like to ite, ite, ite i-ples and bi-ni-nis  
  (now change the vowel sound to O)
I like to ote, ote, ote oh-ples and bo-no-nos  
I like to ote, ote, ote oh-ples and bo-no-nos