Designed by Amy J Kitchen JCPL Community Relations Coordinator My Little Rhyme Book inspired by San Francisco Public Library system 2014
Designed by Amy J. Kitchen, JCPL Community Relations Coordinator My Little Rhyme Book inspired by San Francisco Public Lib...
I Love It When You Read with me Sing to me Talk to me Write with me Play with me Let s read sing talk write and play every day All About Me My name is I am years months old My favorite color is My favorite song is My favorite animal is My favorite book is I got my first library card when I was This book was developed for children parents and caregivers by the Johnson County Public Library www pageafterpage org years months old Johnson County Public Library
I Love It When You... Read with me. Sing to me. Talk to me. Write with me. Play with me. Let s read, sing, talk, write, an...
B I N G O There was a farmer had a dog And Bingo was his name o B I N G O B I N G O B I N G O And Bingo was his name o Clap when you see an There was a farmer had a dog And Bingo was his name o I N G O I N G O I N G O and Bing was his name o Repeat removing a letter each time Early Literacy Tip READING N G O G O O Use magnetic letters foam letters or simply write your own letters to spell out BINGO As you sing the song point to the letters When you clap remove or cover up the letter Then bring them all out again at the end Five Green and Speckled Frogs Five green and speckled frogs sitting on a speckled log hold up five fingers Eating some most delicious bugs yum yum rub stomach One jumped into the pool where it was nice and cool make one finger jump and move down Now there are four speckled frogs hold up four fingers Four green and speckled frogs Three green and speckled frogs Two green and speckled frogs One green and speckled frog sitting on a speckled log Eating some most delicious bugs yum yum One jumped into the pool where it was nice and cool Now there are no green and speckled frogs hold up closed fist www pageafterpage org Johnson County Public Library
B-I-N-G-O There was a farmer had a dog And Bingo was his name-o. B-I-N-G-O, B-I-N-G-O, B-I-N-G-O, And Bingo was his name-o...
Five Little Monkeys Swinging in a Tree Five little monkeys swinging in the tree hold up five fingers Teasing Mr Alligator You can t catch me shake fingers at child Along comes Mr Alligator quiet as can be And SNAP that monkey right out of that tree clap hands loudly in front of you Early Literacy Tip PLAYING What a great song this is for using puppets Use popsicle sticks to make finger puppets five monkeys and one Mr Alligator After singing the song and acting it out with the puppets you can play and talk with the puppets Four little monkeys swinging in a tree hold up four fingers Three little monkeys swinging in a tree Two little monkeys swinging in a tree One little monkey swinging in a tree No little monkeys swinging in the tree hold up a closed fist Away swims Mr Alligator as full as can be rub tummy www pageafterpage org I m a Little Teapot I m a little teapot short and stout Here is my handle here is my spout one hand on hip the other sticking out to the side When I get all steamed up hear me shout Tip me over and pour me out tip to the side like pouring I m a clever teapot yes it s true Here are some things that I can do I can switch my handle and my spout switch arms so the opposite hand is on hip Tip me over and pour me out tip to the other side Humpty Dumpty Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall sit child on your knees Humpty Dumpty had a great fall tip child backwards All the king s horses and all the king s men Couldn t put Humpty together again give child a big hug Johnson County Public Library
Five Little Monkeys Swinging in a Tree Five little monkeys swinging in the tree.  hold up five fingers   Teasing Mr. Allig...
Hickory Dickory Dock Hickory dickory dock run fingers up child s arm to their head The mouse ran up the clock The clock struck one tap them on the nose The mouse ran down run fingers back down their arm Hickory dickory dock Hey Diddle Diddle Hey diddle diddle the cat and the fiddle The cow jumped over the moon lift your child up high The little dog laughed to see such sport And the dish ran away with the spoon Early Literacy Tip SINGING Chanting or singing classic nursery rhymes helps your child hear the smaller parts in words which makes it easier to decode words when it s time to learn how to read Some of the nursery rhymes also have great vocabulary words to learn If you d like to find more nursery rhymes the library has lots of great books full of rhymes www pageafterpage org If You re Happy and You Know It If you re happy and you know it clap your hands clap clap If you re happy and you know it clap your hands clap clap If you re happy and you know it then your face will surely show it point to your smile If you re happy and you know it clap your hands clap clap If you re happy and you know it stomp your feet stomp stomp If you re happy and you know it turn around turn around If you re happy and you know it shout HOORAY Grand Ol Duke of York Oh the Grand Ol Duke of York march in place throughout song He had ten thousand men He marched them up the hill raise hands high And he marched them down again crouch down low Cause when you re up you re up raise hands high And when you re down you re down crouch down low And when you re only half way up stand up normally You re neither up nor down raise up high then crouch down low Johnson County Public Library
Hickory Dickory Dock Hickory dickory dock.  run fingers up child s arm to their head  The mouse ran up the clock. The cloc...
I Spy With My Little Eye I spy with my little eye something that is yellow Child guesses what is yellow Additional ideas You and your child can take turns spying and saying the rhyme As your child gets a little older switch to rhyming words I spy with my little eye something that rhymes with mat Child guesses cat Open Shut Them Open shut them Open shut them open close hands Give a little clap clap clap Open shut them Open shut them Lay them in your lap fold hands in your lap Creep them crawl them creep them crawl them crawl fingers up your arms to your mouth Right up to your chin Open wide your little mouth open mouth But do not put them in quickly run fingers back down arms Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Early Literacy Tip TALKING Twinkle twinkle little star wiggle fingers in the air like twinkling How I wonder what you are Up above the world so high wiggle fingers up high Like a diamond in the sky make a diamond with your hands Twinkle twinkle little star wiggle fingers like twinkling How I wonder what you are This is a great game to play in the house in the car at a restaurant or in the dreaded waiting room at the doctor s office And by talking about rhyming words you re teaching your child how to hear the smaller parts in words which makes it easier for them to learn how to read when it s time www pageafterpage org Johnson County Public Library
I Spy With My Little Eye I spy with my little eye something that is yellow.   Child guesses what is yellow  Additional ide...
Row Row Row Your Boat Row row row your boat have child sit facing you and gently pull their hands towards you and away from you like you re rowing Gently down the stream Merrily merrily merrily merrily Life if but a dream Row row row your boat Gently down the stream If you see a crocodile Don t forget to scream scream together Early Literacy Tip WRITING Itsy Bitsy Spider The itsy bitsy spider climbed up the water spout Down came the rain and washed the spider out Out came the sun and dried up all the rain And the itsy bitsy spider climbed up the spout again Early Literacy Tip SINGING This is a great song for babies Instead of doing the usual hand motions crawl your fingers up their tummy to make the spider climb the spout wiggle your fingers down their tummy to make the rain and make a little circle around their belly button to make the sun shine This is a great diaper changing tradition your baby will look forward to What does Row Your Boat have to do with writing In order to be able to write your child needs to have strong core muscles to sit up balance hold the paper and hold the crayon Rowing our boat works your baby s core muscles We re singing getting exercise and making it easier to learn how to write www pageafterpage org Johnson County Public Library
Row, Row, Row Your Boat Row, row, row your boat   have child sit facing you and gently pull their hands towards you and aw...
Six Little Ducks Six little ducks that I once knew hold up six fingers Fat ones skinny ones pretty ones too But the one little duck with the feather on his back wiggle hand on top of head He led the others with a quack quack quack clap hands on each quack Quack quack quack Quack quack quack He led the others with a quack quack quack Down to the river they would go Wibble wobble wibble wobble to and fro flap and waddle arms like wings But the one little duck with the feather on his back He led the others with a quack quack quack Quack quack quack Quack quack quack He led the others with a quack quack quack Home from the river they would come Wibble wobble wibble wobble ho hum hum But the one little duck with the feather on his back www pageafterpage org He led the others with a quack quack quack Quack quack quack Quack quack quack He led the others with a quack quack quack Early Literacy Tip PLAY This is a fun song to act out Pretend to be mama duck and her little ducklings going for a walk What do you see What do you do Go on a duck adventure Wheels on the Bus The wheels on the bus go round and round Round and round round and round The wheels on the bus go round and round All through the town The horn on the bus goes beep beep beep The doors on the bus go open and shut The windows on the bus go up and down The wipers on the bus go swish swish swish The babies on the bus go wah wah wah The parents on the bus go Shhhh shhhh shhhh Johnson County Public Library
Six Little Ducks Six little ducks that I once knew.  hold up six fingers  Fat ones, skinny ones, pretty ones, too. But the...
Two Little Blackbirds Where is Thumbkin Two little blackbirds sitting on a hill One named Jack one named Jill Where is thumbkin Where is thumbkin Here I am bring out one thumb Here I am bring out the other thumb How are you today sir Tune of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star raise thumb on each fist Fly away Jack fly away Jill put one hand behind your back then the other Come back Jack come back Jill Early Literacy Tip TALKING This is a great song to talk about opposites You can sing it using different verses Have a blackbird fly away high and the other fly away low Or have a blackbird fly away fast and the other fly away slow Have your child act the verses out with you Ask your child about other opposites you could sing about bring one hand back then the other Two little blackbirds sitting on a hill raise and dance thumbs on each fist One named Jack one named Jill Two little blackbirds sitting on a cloud One named soft one named loud raise or lower your voice based on their name Fly away soft fly away loud Come back soft come back loud www pageafterpage org Tune of Fr re Jacques make thumb talk to the other thumb when singing that line Very well I thank you and vice versus with this thumb Run away put one thumb back behind your back Run away put the other thumb back behind your back Additional verses Where is pointer Where is tall man Where is ring man Where is pinkie Early Literacy Tip WRITING Songs and fingerplays like Where is Thumbkin help your child gain the fine motor control that they will need to properly grasp a pencil It sounds simple but wiggling individual fingers can take a lot of practice Build up those muscles in a fun way by singing rhyming and wiggling away Johnson County Public Library
Two Little Blackbirds  Where is Thumbkin   Two little blackbirds sitting on a hill, One named Jack, one named Jill.  Where...
Here is My Handprint Here is My Picture Trace around your child s hand www pageafterpage org Johnson County Public Library
Here is My Handprint   Here is My Picture   Trace around your child   s hand.  www.pageafterpage.org  Johnson County Publi...