Infant Storytime Song Round-up: Fall 2014 Edition

We sing a lot of fun songs in our storytimes, and sometimes you want to be able to sing them at home as well!  Here are the lyrics for the songs that we are using in this session of infant storytime.

INFANT STORYTIME

Welcome Song
(to the tune of “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star”)
Welcome, welcome everyone!
Now we’re here, let’s have some fun!
First we clap our hands just so.
Then we bend and touch our toes.
Welcome, welcome everyone!
Now we’re here, let’s have some fun!

Peek-a-Boo
(to the tune of: “Frere Jacques”)
Peek-a-Boo
Peek-a-Boo, peek-a-boo (cover eyes with hands, then remove)
I see you, I see you (point at child)
I see your tiny nose (touch nose)
I see your little toes (touch toes)
Peek-a-boo, peek-a-boo. (cover eyes with hands, then remove)

Clap, Tap, and Bend from “It’s Toddler Time” by Carol Hammett and Elaine Bueffel

I take my little hands and go clap, clap, clap (gently clap Baby’s hands)
I take my little hands and go clap, clap, clap
I take my little hands and go clap, clap, clap
Clap, clap, all day long.
I take my little feet and go tap, tap, tap (gently tap Baby’s feet)
I take my little feet and go tap, tap, tap
I take my little feet and go tap, tap, tap
Tap, tap, all day long.
I take my little knees and go bend, bend, bend (bend and straighten knees alternately)
I take my little knees and go bend, bend, bend
I take my little knees and go bend, bend, bend
Bend, bend all day long

Ladies Ride from Wiggleworms Love You by Old Town School of Folk Music

This is the way the ladies ride,
trit-trot, trit-trot.
This is the way the ladies ride,
Early in the morning.

This is the way the gentlemen ride
clip-clop, clip-clop.
This is the way the gentlemen ride,
Early in the morning.

This is the way the farmer rides,
Clippy-cloppity, clippity-cloppity.
This is the way the farmer rides,
Early in the morning.

This is the way the cowgirl rides,
Giddy-up!  Giddy-up!
This is the way the cowgirl rides,
Early in the morning.

(repeat all verses, changing only cowgirl to cowboy in the final verse)

Twinkle Twinkle from “Walt Disney’s Children’s Favorite Songs Volume 1”

Twinkle, twinkle little star.
How I wonder what you are.
Up above the world so high.
Like a diamond in the sky.
Twinkle twinkle little star,
How I wonder what you are.

 

The Itsy Bitsy Spider from  “It’s Toddler Time” by Carol Hammett and Elaine Bueffel

The itsy-bitsy spider went up the water spout.
Down came the rain
And washed the spider out.
Up came the sun and dried out all the rain.
And the itsy-bitsy spider went up the spout again.

Storytime’s Over
Hands up high!
Now give a big sigh.
Our storytime’s over,
So let’s wave good-bye!
Bye!

 

Jennifer Driscoll

Jennifer D. is a Senior Librarian of Youth Services . When she was young, she was once grounded for reading too much. Things haven’t changed much since then and she loves escaping into a good story. When she’s not reading she enjoys watching old musicals, scouring flea markets, taking way too many photos and letterpressing. If she could have any pet she wanted she would have a wombat or a manatee.

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