First 5 Years

Read, Play, Grow with Songs and Rhymes!

BPL - Read, Play, Grow animal as a toddler playing with wooden blocks, illustrtion from book, When I Miss You

Enjoy these playful books, rhymes and song below which will help your child to grow into a lifelong reader!


Babies

Book Jacket: Babies On the GoBabies On the Go
by Linda Ashman, illustrated by Jane Dyer
ISBN: 0152058869
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Rhyme: "Baby Bunny"
 
Baby Bunny bounces high; (Lift baby high)
Baby Bunny bounces low; (Bounce baby in lap)
Baby Bunny blinks eyes; (Hold baby facing and blink your eyes)
Baby Bunny waves good bye. (Hold baby facing you and wave good-bye)

Toddlers

Book Jacket: PouchPouch
by David Ezra Stein
ISBN: 0399250514
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Rhyme: "Five Baby Kangaroos"
 
Five baby kangaroos standing in a row (Child is standing facing parent/caregiver; both are holding up 5 fingers)
When they see their mama, they bow just so (Both child and parent/caregiver bow)
They kick to the left (Hop to the left)
They kick to the right (Hop to the right)
Then they close their eyes and sleep all night. (Both put their head on their hands and pretend to sleep)

Preschoolers

Book Jacket: Your Own Big BedYour Own Big Bed
by Rita M. Bergstein; illustrated by Susan Kathleen Hartung
ISBN: 0670060798
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Song: "Five in the Bed"
Hear the tune at http://www.supersimplesongs.com/cd1-13.html
 
There were five in the bed (Hold five fingers up)
and the little one said,  
"Roll over, roll over!" (Roll arms one over the other)
So they all rolled over
and one fell out!
(Close right hand leaving the thumb up.
Move the hand to indicate someone is
going out of the bed)
   
(Additional verses:)  
There were four in the bed...  
There were three in the bed...  
There were two in the bed...  
   
(Final verse:)  
There was one in the bed (Hold one finger up)
and the little one said, (Hold one finger up)
"Good night!" (Lay head upon hands)
Rhyme: "Bate Bate Chocolate"
 
En Español English
Uno, dos, tres, CHO! One, two, three, CHO!
Uno, dos, tres, CO! One, two, three, CO!
Uno, dos, tres, LA! One, two, three, LA!
Uno, dos, tres, TE! One, two, three, TE!
Uno, dos, tres, CHO! One, two, three, CHO!
Uno, dos, tres, CO! One, two, three, CO!
Uno, dos, tres, LA! One, two, three, LA!
Uno, dos, tres, TE! One, two, three, TE!
Bate, bate, chocolate! Stir, stir the chocolate!
Tu nariz de cacahuate. Your nose is a peanut.

Video: Bate Bate Chocolate