Thursday, April 20, 2017

Dirty Diaper!


A well-timed song can change a child’s mood from bad to good. This rhyme is for distracting a baby/toddler (and hopefully the caregiver) during diaper-changing time.

(to the Tune of Frere Jacques)
Stinky diaper, stinky diaper,
Changing time, changing time.
Let’s take off the dirty one,
Let’s put on a clean one,
Glad you're mine, glad you're mine!

Thanks to What Happens in Storytime for hosting this week's 

Thursday, April 13, 2017

To Whole Foods, To Whole Foods...


When was the last time your typical parent went to the market to buy a fat hog? A fat pig? A plum bun, perhaps? Never, I'd bet! This is my update of the traditional Mother Goose rhyme, "To Market, To Market," including items more likely to be found on the modern privileged American's shopping list.

Flannel Friday Roundup for April 14


Hoppy Easter! Hope everyone gets as many (or as few) Cadbury Creme Eggs as they desire!

Felt fanatics, we have a bunch of great sets this week!

Easter is my favorite holiday because...Bunnies! Thankfully, Kate from Felt Board Magic has a trio of cute Easter sets...










Amy S. from one little librarian is bringing some Easter finger puppet awesomeness with  Ten Little Bunnies!



Heather from Lady Librarian's Literacy, Lifestyle and Lookbook Log has mixed up some yummy Rainbow Stew.


Kathryn from Fun with Friends at Storytime is getting ready for this year's Summer Reading (panic attack!) theme. She's building a better world with her original Let's Build with Blocks set.



Wendy from Flannel Board Fun has some pretty patterned pachyderms playing in Five Elephants went out to Play!
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I have a couple bouncing rhymes this time.  


and my take on To Market, To Market...




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Friday, April 7, 2017

Giddy Up Kawaii Horsie

Babies love bouncing. These two traditional nursery rhymes give you an opportunity to make that happen. Bounce child on your knee, then switch to the other knee at the end of the rhyme and repeat. 


Friday, March 24, 2017

Kawaii Chicken in the Barnyard


Another rhyme about biting. As little as most adults like being bitten by children, there sure are plenty of rhymes encouraging parents to bite their kids. It's a pretty weird double standard. I guess it is never to early to teach kids about the hypocrisies and contradictions of life in the modern world.

On a less morose note, I've been loving the Caspar Babypants song, "Chicken in the Cornbread." Me and my coworker, Amanda are borderline groupies.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Kawaii Worms Up!


There are all kinds of baby rhymes: tickles, bounces, fingerplays, peek-a-boo... "Worms Up" is an example from the genre "Baby Biting Rhymes." No one knows why caregivers like to bite babies...just make sure you don't draw blood.


Thursday, March 2, 2017

Two Little Bluebirds Sitting on a Hill- variations


I love how the birds look like ears on the hill. Yes, the green thing in the middle is supposed to be a hill. And it is not so happy about birds standing on its head!

At the beginning of my career, we did this rhyme with props, handing out little laminated bird cutouts for kids to chew and drool on during storytime. The thought of those slimy little avian disease vectors gives me the heebie jeebies. Nowadays, the kids just hold up their fingers to be the “birds.”