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Parent Resources

Local Resources

Christopher Morley Park / Clark Botanical Garden
Planting Fields /  Gerry Park (Duck pond near the library)

 


Fingerplays:


Each librarian has a repertoire of fingerplays, there may be slight variations in wording during storytime. Do you have any fingerplays you'd like to share? Please let us know!
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Bubbles
I love to blow bubbles I just can't stop
I blow them and blow them until they go pop!

 


Clap Clap
Clap, clap, clap your hands, Clap them all around.
Clap them hard, Clap them soft, Now don't make a sound.

 


Clean Up
Clean up, clean up everybody, everywhere.
Clean up, clean up, everybody do their share. (repeat again)

 


These are Grandma's Glasses
These are Grandma's glasses,
(touch pointer finger and thumb together and put over eyes)
This is Grandma's cap,
(point hands together over head)
This is how she folds her hands,
And puts them in her lap.
(fold hands and put them in lap)

 


Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes
(touch each part as it's named)
Head, shoulders, knees, and toes, knees, and toes
Head, shoulders, knees, and toes, knees, and toes
Eyes and ears and mouth and nose
Head, shoulders, knees, and toes, knees, and toes
(Try going faster and super slow!)

 


Itsy Bitsy Spider
The Itsy Bitsy spider
Went up the water spout
('Climb' your thumb and forefingers into the air)
Down came the rain
(Wiggle fingers down from above your head to floor)
And washed the spider out
(Throw arms to sides)
Out came the sun and dried up all the rain
(Raise hands above head, make circle for sun)
And the Itsy Bitsy spider
(Make your spider with your thumb and forefinger)
Went up the spout again
('Climb' your thumb and forefingers into air) 

 


Open Shut Them
Open shut them, open shut them
(with your hands in front of you, open and shut your palms)
Give a little clap, clap, clap (clap your hands on each 'clap')
Open shut them, open shut them
(with your hands in front of you, open and shut your palms)
Put them (place them) in your lap, lap, lap
(tap your lap on each 'lap')
Creep them, crawl them, creep them, crawl them
(creep your fingers up your chest to your chin)
right up to your chin, chin, chin
(tap your chin on each 'chin')
Open wide your little mouth,
(open your mouth wide while keeping your fingers at your chin)
but... do not let them in!
(quickly move your hands away from your mouth and behind your back)

 


Ring Around the Rosie
Ring around the rosie, A pocket full of posies,
(children walk in circle, holding hands)
Ashes! Ashes! We all fall down!
(children drop hands and fall down)
Picking up the daisies, picking up the daisies
Picking up the daisies, picking up the daisies
(on knees, make digging motion with hands against floor)
We all stand up! (Everyone stands)

 


Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, turn around, (turn around) 
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, touch the ground, (touch the ground) 
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, reach up high (reach up high) 
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, shoe your shoes (point your feet out one at a time) 
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, I love you (give yourself a hug) 
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, give a jump a try (jump)
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, it's time to say good-bye! (wave good-bye)

 


These are Baby's Fingers
These are baby's fingers (touch child's fingers)
These are baby's toes (touch child's toes)
This is baby's belly button
(touch child's belly)
Round and round it goes (tickle)
These are baby's ears, (touch child's ears) this is baby's nose,
(touch child's nose)
This is baby's belly button (touch the child's belly)
Round and round it goes (tickle)

 


This Little Piggy
This little piggy went to market
(touch child's big toe)
And this little piggy stayed home
(touch child's next toe)
This little piggy had roast beef
(touch next toe)
And this little piggy had none
(touch next toe)
And this little piggy went...
(touch toe)
Wee, wee, wee, all the way home!
(tickle up the leg to the belly)

 


 

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
(rotate hands in front of body)
The people on the bus go up and down,...
(lift body up and down)
The driver on the bus says "move on back"...
(move right arm back over shoulder with thumb out)
The babies on the bus go, "Waa, waa, waa,"...
(with fists near your eyes, pretend to cry)
The mommies on the bus go, "Shh, shh, shh,"...
(bring index finger to mouth for shushing motion)
The horn on the bus goes, "Beep, beep, beep,"...
(honk a horn as if on a steering wheel)