SLC Book Boy

the storytime ventures of a children's librarian

Book Babies 5.1

on September 20, 2012

(One of the programs rotated with our younger group)

Baby Hop from the CD Diaper Gym

Snuggle up together, babies in your lap.

Snuggle up together. Clap, Clap, Clap!

Snuggle up together, don’t you nap.

Snuggle up together. Tap, Tap, Tap!

You’re working out together, baby don’t stop!

You’re working out together. Hop, Hop, Hop!

(repeat first two verses)

Now our song is over, get ready to stop.

Now our song is over, so Hop, Hop, Hop!


When Cats Get Up in the Morning (From the CD Wiggleworms Love You)

(With stuffed animals)

When cats get up in the morning

They always say “Good day!”

When cat’s get up in the morning

This is what they say, they say

“Meow, meow, meow,

meow, meow, meow

meow, meow meow”

This is what they say.

(continue with bird, cow, duck, etc.)

Rainbow Colors

tune: Hush, Little Baby

(With flannel board rainbow. Introduce each color as it’s built then sing the song!)

Rainbow purple, rainbow blue
Rainbow green and yellow, too
Rainbow orange, rainbow red
Rainbow smiling overhead.

Can You Be?

Can you be an elephant?

Stomp, stomp, stomp!

Or a big green alligator,

Chomp, chomp, chomp!

Can you be a little mouse?

Creep, creep, creep.

Chow about a little chick?

Peep, peep, peep.

Can you be a little frog?

Hop, hop, hop.

Now it’s time for quiet, so

stop, stop, stop.


Five Little Frogs (from the CD Five Little Monkeys)

Five green and speckled frogs,

sat on a speckled log,

eating the most delicious bugs,

Yummm! Yummm!

One jumped into the pool

where it was nice and cool,

then there were

four green speckled frogs!

Glub! Glub!

(count down remaining frogs)


The airplane has great big wings, (stretch arms wide)

It’s propeller spins and sings, “Vvvvvv….”

(arms spin around)

The airplane goes up, (lift arms up)

The airplane goes down, (lower arms)

The airplane flies high, (raise up)

all over town! (spin in circle)

Little Hands

tune: Wheels on the Bus

You take you little hands and go

Clap, clap, clap Clap, clap, clap

Clap, clap, clap.

You take you little hands and go

Clap, clap, clap. Clap your little hands!

You take your little feet and go

Tap, tap, tap…

You take your little arms and go

Hug, hug, hug…

You take your little head and go

Nod, nod, nod…

You take your little hand and wave

Bye, bye, bye…

-End with Bubble machine for duration of Personal Penguin from the CD Blue Moo by Sandra Boynton-

4 responses to “Book Babies 5.1

  1. D says:

    Who sings this song? There’s a song that sounds just like this one at the children’s gym, they don’t know who sings it, just curious if you do. My daughter loves this song.

    • sdbahlmann says:

      I’m not sure which song you’re referring to. Everything I use music for is listed just after the title, the others I lead. (we just chant ‘can you be’ and ‘airplane’)

      • D says:

        Sorry I should of stated the song. It’s “Little Hands.” The one that plays at the gym is those words to the tune of Wheels on the Bus. It’s on a cd there, but they don’t know who sings it. Does that song have any other names?

      • sdbahlmann says:

        I’m afraid I haven’t heard a recording of this. I did a search and found a version called Clap, Tap, Bend on ‘It’s Toddler Time’ by Carol Hammett & Elaine Bueffel. I’m not sure it’s the one you’re looking for though!

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