Book Babies/Toddler Time: Old McDonald’s Farm

by | Jun 17, 2021 | Blog, Book Babies, Kid's Corner, Toddler Time | 0 comments

What does a cow say? Mooo! Animal sounds are a precursor to speech development and are easy sounds for a baby to form. So, have fun with those farm animals and watch your baby’s eyes light up when you quack like a duck or neigh like a horse!

Book Babies: Wednesday @ 9:45am in Community Room

Ages 0 – 10 months

Toddler Time: Tuesday @ 9:45am in Community Room

Ages 11 – 23 months

Welcome Songs

Here We Are Together

Here we are together, together, together! Oh, here we are together in our library. There’s (sing names)… Here we are together in our library!

Hello Everybody

Hello everybody let’s clap our hands*, clap our hands, clap our hands. Hello everybody let’s clap our hands today! *pat our head, stretch up high, wiggle our fingers, tickle our knees, kick our feet, bounce up high!

S, T, R, W, P

(Sing while pointing to each finger on your child’s hand.) Sing, talk, read, write, play! Sing, talk, read write, play! Sing, talk, read, write, play! Sing, talk, read, write, play each day!

Sing, Talk, Read, Write, Play

Tip

Make Books a Part of Your Daily Routine The more that books are woven into children’s everyday lives, the more likely they will be to see reading as a pleasure and a gift.

Activity

At Meal Times Sing or read a story during a moment of quiet nursing or to gather the kids around the noisy breakfast table.

- www.zerotothree.org

Books Presented

Snappy Little Farmyard by Dugald Steer

 A day on the farm has never been quite so much fun — or quite so noisy — thanks to this mooing, baaing, neighing menagerie of pop-up surprises.

Old Macdonald by Anthony Lewis

An illustrated version of the children’s song that includes the ASL signs. Includes music on back cover.

Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays

Open, Shut Them

Open, shut them, open, shut them
Give a little clap, clap, clap
Open, shut them, open, shut them
Lay them in your lap, lap, lap
Creep them, crawl them, creep them, crawl them
Right up to your chin, chin, chin
Open up your little mouth, but do not let them in

Rhymes for Babies

Bounce: Giddy-up, Giddy-up

Giddy-up, giddy-up ride to town (bounce babies on knees)
Giddy-up, giddy-up up and down (lift baby up and down)
Giddy-up fast (bounce quickly)
Giddy up slow (bounce slowly)
Giddy-up, giddy-up, giddy-up, whoa! (dip baby backwards gently)

Bounce: Dickery Dickery Dare

To the tune “Hickory Dickory Dock”

Dickery dickery dare,
The pig flew up in the air, (woo!)
The man in brown, brought him back down,
Dickery dickery dare!

Pasadena Library

Old MacDonald Had a Farm

Old MacDonald had a farm. E-I-E-I-O.
And on that farm he had a pig. E-I-E-I-O.
With an oink oink here.
And an oink oink there.
Here an oink.
There an oink.
Everywhere an oink oink.
Old MacDonald had a farm. E-I-E-I-O.

Old MacDonald had a farm. E-I-E-I-O.
And on that farm he had a duck. E-I-E-I-O.
With a quack quack here.
And a quack quack there.
And an oink oink here.
And an oink oink there.
Old MacDonald had a farm. E-I-E-I-O.

lyrics continued on YouTube video

Cows in the Barn

To the tune “Wheels on the Bus”

The cows in the barn go moo, moo, moo.
Moo, moo, moo. Moo, moo, moo.
The cows in the barn go moo, moo, moo.
All day long.
Ducks in the pond go quack, quack quack…
Sheep in the field go baa, baa, baa…
Piggies in the pen go oink, oink, oink…

Diaper Changing: There Was a Little Mouse

There was a little mouse, (gently tickle child)
Looking for his house. (gently tickle child)
Not here, (gently tickle child)
Not there, (gently tickle child)
But here, here, here! (gently tickle tummy)

There was a little snake, looking for some cake…
There was a little cat, looking for his hat…
There was a little dog, looking for a log…
There was a little toad, looking for the road…

Diaper Changing: Changing Diapers

Tune to “Are You Sleeping?”

Changing diapers, changing diapers
Lot’s of fun, lot’s of fun.
You’re no longer stinky, you’re no longer stinky.
Nice clean bum, nice clean bum.

Jbrary.com

This is the Way the Ladies Ride

Tune to “Here We Go ‘Round the Mulberry Bush”

This is the way the ladies ride
Ladies ride, ladies ride
This is the way the ladies ride
So early in the morning

Jiggery Jog
Child sits on lap and grown-up bounces fast, slow, or side-to-side as appropriate.

This is the way the ladies ride
Jiggety jog, jiggety jog
This is the way the ladies ride
Jiggety jiggety jog
This is the way the gentlemen ride
Gallop and trot, gallop and trot
This is the way the gentlemen ride
Gallop and gallop and trot
This is the way the farmer rides
Hobbledy hoy, hobbledy hoy
This is the way the farmer rides
Hobbledy hobbledy hoy
This is the way the cowboy rides
Giddy up, giddy up
This is the way the cowboy rides
Giddy giddy up
This is the way the cowgirl rides
Giddy up, giddy up
This is the way the cowgirl rides
Giddy giddy up

Prim, Prim, Prim

This is the way the ladies ride
Prim, prim, prim, prim
This is the way the gentleman ride,
Trim, trim, trim, trim
This is the way the farmer rides
Trot, trot, trot, trot
And this is the way the hunter rides
Gallop, gallop, gallop!

Baby Sign Language

Signing Song: We Ask

“Milk”

Tune to “Farmer in the Dell”

We ask for milk like this, we ask for milk like this.
(squeeze fingers together to make a fist)
When we’re thirsty and want a drink, we ask for milk like this.

Please… (hand circles on chest)

We ask for food like this, we ask for food like this.
(Bring fingers together & up to mouth)
When we’re hungry and need a snack, we ask for food like this.

Please…

We ask to have a change, we ask to have a change.
(alternate fists from top to bottom)
When our diaper is so full, we ask to have a change.

Thank you… (bring hand up to self and back down again)

“Eat”

“Change”

Additional Books

Old MacDonald Had a Farm by James Dean

Pete the cat learns the sounds of the different farm animals in this twist on the classic song

I Spy on the Farm by Edward Gibbs

An interactive introduction to farm animals invites youngsters to make animal noises and practice color and letter recognition while peeping through a spy hole on every page and observing clues to guess which animal will be revealed next in the story.

Who Lives on a Farm? by John Green

Discover who lives on the farm in this engaging introduction to the natural world. Features a wide variety of farm animals from chickens to cows. This informative book helps young children recognize and identify the creatures they see on farms.

Busy Mother Hen

A Mother Hen (almost!) misses out on a fair while she waits to hatch her chicks!

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