storytime

Sing Along: Go In And Out The Window
Sing Along: Go In And Out The Window

Grab your baby and get on your feet for an engaging, active sing-a-long! This song encourages movement and face time with baby, and face time is the perfect time for learning!

Lyrics:
Go in and out the window,
Go in and out the window,
Go in and out the window,
As we have done before

Repeat with: Stand up and face your partner; Up and down the staircase; Round and round the village

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Rhyme Time: Slowly, Slowly

This rhyme is sure to have baby giggling with glee! Use your imaginations to turn your hand into a garden snail and a little mouse and talk about how those creatures move around!

Words:

Slowly, slowly, very slowly
creeps the garden snail.
Slowly, slowly, very slowly
up the garden rail.
Quickly, quickly, very quickly
runs the little mouse.
Quickly, quickly very quickly
into his little house

Person Waving
Sing Along: Roly Poly

Up and down, fast and slow, loud and quiet – what other opposites can you think of? Let’s practice them as we sing along to Roly Poly.

Lyrics:
Roly poly, roly poly
Up, up, up
Up, up, up
Roly, roly, poly
Roly, roly, poly
Down, down down
Down, down, down
… fast and slow
… loud and quiet
… and so on!

Sing Along: Slippery Fish
Sing Along: Slippery Fish with Laura

Learn the baby signs for some silly sea creatures as you sing along to Slippery Fish with Miss Laura.

Lyrics:

Slippery fish, slippery fish,
swimming through the water.
Slippery fish, slippery fish,
gulp, gulp, gulp.
Oh no! It’s been eaten by a[n]…
Octopus!
Repeat with: Tuna fish; Great White Shark; Humongous whale (Burp!)

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Sing Along: Little Red Wagon with Amy

Snuggle up with your little one or encourage the older kids to get moving with this fun rhyme song! The Little Red Wagon will have you bumping and swaying along!

Lyrics:
Bumpin’ up & down in my little red wagon
Bumpin’ up & down in my little red wagon
Bumpin’ up & down in my little red wagon
Won’t you be my darling?
…Going ‘round the curve
…Going up a hill
…Shaking all around

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Rhyme Time: Peek-A-Boo Rhymes with Amy

Peek-a-book is such a fun game to play with baby because babies don’t have Object Permanence (or that when an object can’t be seen, it is still there!). Grab a scarf and join us for some fun ways to play peek-a-boo!

Words: Somebody’s Hiding
Somebody’s hiding, who could it be?
Peek-a-boo, it was you!
Somebody’s hiding, who could it be?
Peek-a-boo, it was me!

Words: Where Are Baby’s Toes?
Where, oh where are baby’s toes? (Wave scarves over baby’s toes)
Where, oh where are baby’s toes?
Where, oh where are baby’s toes?
Peek-a-boo, there they are!
Repeat with: fingers, belly, baby

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Rhyme Time: Popcorn! with Amy

It’s everyone’s favourite scarf rhyme! Grab a scarf or soft toy you have at home to participate! Kids will delight in the POP! at the end of this classic rhyme.

Words:
Popcorn, popcorn
Put it in a pot
Shake it, shake it
Watch it POP!

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Rhyme Time: Hickety Pickety with Amy

From a young age it is beneficial for a child to hear their name and a song like this one helps children develop a sense of self, and, when shared in a group, learn to associate different names with others!

Words:
Hickety pickety bumblebee,
Won’t you say your name for me,
“_________” (parent says name)
“_________” (group echoes name)
Hello, Hello, Hello!

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Rhyme Time: These Are Baby’s Fingers with Amy

Wiggle those fingers, tickle those toes, and make baby laugh with a big belly raspberry! This rhyme is a great tickle to share with baby!

Words:
These are baby’s fingers (touch fingers)
These are baby’s toes (touch toes)
This is baby’s belly button (touch
stomach)
Round and round it goes! (tickle)

Sing Along: Wake Up Toes
Sing Along: Wake Up Toes with Amy

Repetition is so valuable for developing brains: singing familiar songs and reading the same story over and over helps children to develop their memory skills and listening skills. This short song has plenty of repetition, so sing along!

Words:

Wake up toes, wake up toes,
Wake up toes, and wiggle wiggle wiggle.
Wake up toes, wake up toes,
Wake up and wiggle in the morning!
Repeat with: feet, legs, hands, arms, all of me!