First 5 Years

Summertime!

BPL - FFY, Songs and Rhymes, Summertime!; three toddlers in a swimming pool

Splash into summer with these fun songs and rhymes.

 


Babies

Book Jacket: Let's play!Let's Play!
by Michae Blake;  photographs by Trish Gant
ISBN: 9780763633691
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Rhyme: "A little Frog"
(baby must be old enough to sit up without assistance, or cradle them in your arms))
 
A little frog in a pond am I, bounce baby gently on knees or legs
Hippity hippity hop,  
And I can jump up in the air so high! lift baby up into air
Hippity hippity hop! continue bouncing

Toddlers

Book Jacket: Splash!Splash
by Flora McDonnell
ISBN: 0763620351
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Rhyme: "Here we go to the zoo"
(Add your favorite animals, and the way they move, to this song!
Sing to tune of "Here we go 'round the mulberry bush":
http://www.kididdles.com/lyrics/m014.html )
 
Here we go to the zoo in the park, walk with child or hold in arms
The zoo in the park, the zoo in the park,  
Here we go to the zoo in the park,  
So early in the morning.  
   
This is the way the elephant walks, swing arms like an elephant's trunk
The elephant walks, the elephant walks,  
This is the way the elephant walks,  
So early in the morning.  
   
This is the way the big bear walks, walk like a big, slow bear
The big bear walks, the big bear walks,  
This is the way the big bear walks,  
So early in the morning.  
   
This is the way the kangaroo hops, hop like a kangaroo
The kangaroo hops, the kangaroo hops,  
This is the way the kangaroo hops,  
So early in the morning.  

Preschoolers

Book Jacket: Papa's mechanical fishPapa's Mechanical Fish
by Candace Fleming; pictures by Boris Kulikov
ISBN: 9780374399085
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Rhyme: "Five little Fish"
 
Five little fish, hold up five fingers
Swimming near the shore,  
One took a dive, dip hand like a diving fish
And then there were four. hold up four fingers
   
Four little fish  
Swimming out to sea,  
One found some food,  
And then there were three. hold up three fingers
   
Three little fish,  
Swimming in the blue,  
One swam away  
And then there were two hold up two fingers
   
Two little fish  
Were having great fun,  
But one took a plunge,  
And then there was one. hold up one finger
   
One little fish said,  
"I like the warm sun."  
It swam away,  
And then there were none! show empty hand!