First 5 Years

Music Jamboree Songs, Rhymes and Stories

BPL - FFY, Songs and Rhymes, Musical Instruments: drum and guitarSongs and rhymes help little ones learn language. Catch the rhythm with these musical stories and dancing rhymes.

 

Babies

Book Jacket: Little White Duck
Little White Duck
by Walt Whippo; illustrated by Joan Paley
ISBN: 0316733970
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Rhyme: "Hey Diddle Diddle"
(Perform this rhyme with your baby on your lap.
Share this as a chant or sing it as song. For the tune, go to: http://kids.niehs.nih.gov/games/songs/childrens/diddlemp3.htm)
 
Hey diddle diddle. Clap baby's hands gently.
The cat and the fiddle.  
The cow jumped over the moon. Raise baby high above head.
The little dog laughed to see such fun. Return baby to lap.
And the dish ran away with the spoon. Tickle baby's tummy.

Toddlers

Book Jacket: Shake Shake Shake
Shake Shake Shake
by Andrea and Brian Pinkney
ISBN: 015200632X
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"Shake It"
 
Shake it baby, shake it Wiggle hips side to side.
Shake it if you can. Keep wiggling.
Shake it like a milkshake and do the best you can. Wiggle hips some more.
Rumble to the bottom and rumble to the top. Wiggle down to the ground rolling. arms in front, then wiggle back up rolling arms.
Turn around and turn around until you make it  STOP! Spin around with one arm extended until you hear the word stop (don't forget to shout STOP).

Preschoolers

Book Jacket: Rock-a-Baby Band
Rock-a-Baby Band
by Kate McMullan, illustrated by Janie Bynum
ISBN: 0316608580
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Song: "Happy and You Know It"
(Add a favorite musical instrument: …pound the drum (boom boom). For the tune, go to: http://kids.niehs.nih.gov/games/songs/childrens/happyandmp3.htm)
 
If you're happy and you know it, clap your hands Clap hands.
If you're happy and you know it, clap your hands Clap hands.
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 hands.
Other verses:
…stomp your feet Stomp feet.
…snap your fingers Snap fingers.
…touch your head Touch head.