First 5 Years

Summer in the City

BPL - FFY, Songs and Rhymes, Summer in the City, Mommy walking with toddler in a cloth sling

Let's Have Fun!

 


Babies

How Do Dinosaurs Play With Their Friends, bookcoverHow Do Dinosaurs Play With Their Friends?
by Jane Yolen; illustrations by Mark Teague
ISBN: 9780439856546
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Rhyme: "Five Enormous Dinosaurs"
from Hennepin County Library Website Birth to Six News:
http://www.hclib.org/Birthto6/
(baby should be old enough to sit up without support)
 
Five enormous dinosaurs, (raise baby’s arms)
Letting out a roar, (move baby’s arms in a circular motion)
One went away,  
and then there were four. (raise baby’s arms, hold up four fingers)
   
Four enormous dinosaurs, (raise baby’s arms)
Munching on a tree, (clap baby’s hands together)
One went away,  
and then there were three. (raise baby’s arms, hold up three fingers)
   
Three enormous dinosaurs, (raise baby’s arms)
Didn't know what to do, (shake your head from side to side)
One went away,  
and then there were two. (raise baby’s arms, hold up two fingers)
   
Two enormous dinosaurs, (raise baby’s arms)
Having lots of fun, (clap baby’s hands together)
One went away,  
and then there was one. (raise baby’s arms, hold up one finger)
   
One enormous dinosaurs, (raise baby’s arms)
Left all alone,  
He went away, (lift baby up so they can "fly")
And then there were none. (show baby empty hands for "all gone")

Toddlers

Book Jacket: My Subway RideMy Subway Ride
by Paul DuBois Jacobs and Jennifer Swender; illustrations by Selina Alko
ISBN: 9781586853570
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Rhyme: "Auto, Auto"
 
Auto, auto, may I have a ride? (stick out thumb to "hitch" a ride)
Yes, sir, yes, sir, step inside! (open/ close fingers and thumb as if talking)
Pour in the water, (pretend to pour water with your thumb)
Turn on the gas, ("turn" a switch with finger and thumb )
Chug-away, chug-away (pretend to turn the steering wheel)
But not too fast!  
   
Subway, subway, (stick out thumb to "hitch" a ride)
May I have a ride?  
Yes, sir, yes sir, step inside! (open/ close fingers and thumb as if talking)
Pay your fare, (pretend to "swipe" subway pass)
Grab a seat, (pretend to sit down)
Toot, toot away! ("pull down" as if you are blowing a train horn)
But not too fast!  
   
Taxi, taxi, (stick out thumb to "hitch" a ride)
May I have a ride?  
Yes, sir, yes sir, step inside! (open/ close fingers and thumb as if talking)
Grab a seat, (pretend to sit down)
Say where are you going? (shrug shoulders)
Vroom, vroom away! (wave goodbye)
But not too fast!  
   
Airplane, airplane, (stick out thumb to "hitch" a ride)
May I have a ride?  
Yes, sir, yes sir, step inside! (open/ close fingers and thumb as if talking)
Let me check your ticket, (pretend to stamp ticket)
Grab a seat, (pretend to sit)
Up, up and away! (put hand above eyes as if looking in the distance)
But not too fast!  

 

Preschoolers

Maisy Goes to the MuseumMaisy Goes to the Museum
by Lucy Cousins
ISBN: 9780763638382
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Rhyme: "Early in the Morning"
(lyrics by Ann Lautner; sing to the tune of "Down by the Station"
http://kids.niehs.nih.gov/games/songs/childrens/stationmp3.htm )
 
Let’s get together early in the morning! (rub eyes, stretch arms)
Get on the subway, go to the museum. (pretend to march)
Throw pennies in the fountain in front of the museum. ("throw" a coin into the water)
Splish, splash, splish, splash! (move hands as if splashing)
Let's have fun!  
   
Let’s get together early in the morning! (rub eyes, stretch arms)
Get on the subway, go to the garden. (pretend to march)
See the little butterflies dancing on the flowers,  
Flit, flit, fly, fly! (flap hands as if flying)
Let's have fun!  
   
Let’s get together early in the morning! (rub eyes, stretch arms)
Get on the subway, go to the library. (pretend to march)
Let’s go into storytime for books and songs and toys,  
Read, read, sing, sing! (pretend to read a book)
Let's have fun!