by Diaper Gym
Snuggle up together, baby’s in your lap
Snuggle up together, and clap, clap clap.
Snuggle up together, don’t you nap
Snuggle up together and tap, tap, tap.
You’re working out together, baby don’t stop
You’re working out together, now hop, hop, hop.
Book: You and Me Baby
by Lynn Reiser
Open Shut Them
(follow instruction with hands)
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, creep them, slowly creep them
Right up to your chin, chin, chin.
Open wide your little mouth …Ahhhh!
(quickly) But do not let them in!
5 Little Monkeys
Five little monkeys swinging in the tree, teasing Mr. Alligator,
“You can’t catch me! You can’t catch me!”
Along comes Mr. Alligator, swimming very slowly
and…SNAPPED that monkey right out of the tree.
(repeat with remaining monkeys)
Wiggle Your La-de-dah!
by Ralphs World
Wiggle your fingers, wiggle your fingers, hey la-de-dah.
Who is wiggling I am wiggling hey la-de-dah!
Move your hands, move your hands, hey la-de-da.
Who is moving, you are moving hey la-de-dah!
Up and down and up and down
Walk and wave and hey la-de-dah, hey la-de-dah.
(Continue with other body parts)
Book: Little Owl Lost
by Chris Haughton
The Way We Ride
This is the way the camel goes,
(tip baby side to side on knees)
This is the way the donky goes,
Hee-haw, hee-haw. Hee-haw, hee-haw.
(raise baby up and down on knees)
This is the way the horsy goes.
A-gallop, a-gallop, a-gallop, a-gallop,
a-gallop, a-gallop neeeeigh!
(quickly bounce baby, then rear back)
Can We Find? (signing song)
tune: Muffin Man
Can we find the orange cat, the orange cat, the orange cat?
Can we find the orange cat? We want to say hello!
(Continue with other animals)
Sing: Singing teaches children about the way language is constructed. When you sing, words and phrases are slowed down and can be better understood by your baby. Singing regularly will help build up a vocabulary of sounds and words long before a baby can understand the meaning.