First 5 Years

Nonsense Fun!

BPL - FFY, Songs and Rhymes: Nonsense Fun!, Black baby giggling

Young children love hearing nonsense stories, rhymes, and songs. They’re fun and they’ll encourage the development of rhyming skills, which will help children get ready to read.


Babies

Book Jacket: Charlie Parker Played Be BopCharlie Parker Played Be Bop
by Chris Raschka
ISBN: 043957823X
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Song: "Acka Backa Soda Cracker"
 
Acka backa soda cracker, (Bounce baby on lap)
Acka backa boo!  
Acka backa soda cracker, (Bounce baby on lap)
Up goes you! (Lift baby into the air)
   
Acka Backa soda cracker, (Bounce baby on lap)
Acka backa boo!  
Acka backa soda cracker, (Bounce baby on lap)
I love you! (Give baby a hug)

 

Video: "Acka Backa Soda Cracker"


Toddlers

Book Jacket: Hop on PopHop on Pop
by Dr. Seuss
ISBN: 039480029X
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Rhyme: "Hickory Dickory Dare"
 
Hickory Dickory Dare (Clap hands)
The pig flew up in the air! (Jump up in the air)
The man in brown, (Reach arms overhead)
Brought him down (Crouch down)
Hickory Dickory Dare (Clap hands)

Preschoolers

Book Jacket: The Owl and the PussycatThe Owl and the Pussycat
by Edward Lear; with illustrations by Stéphane Jorisch
ISBN: 1554532329
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Song: "A Ram Sam Sam"
 
A ram sam sam, a ram sam sam (Pound fists together)
Guli guli guli guli guli (Roll fists around each other)
Ram sam sam (Pound fists together)
A ram sam sam, a ram sam sam (Pound fists around each other)
Guli guli guli guli guli (Roll fists around each other)
Ram sam sam (Pound fists together)
   
A rafi, a rafi (Raise both hands over your head)
Guli guli guli guli guli (Roll fists around each other)
Ram sam sam (Pound fists together)
A rafi, a rafi (Raise both hands over your head)
Guli guli guli guli guli (Roll fists around each other)
Ram sam sam (Pound fists tigether)

Video: "A Ram Sam Sam"