Make a Joyful Noise!

Sing with your kids! Music is powerful, so use it to your advantage. Go to laptime at your local library to learn new songs and then sing them at home together. Sing to and with your children and they will remember feelings of love, happiness, and security. Don’t let a day go by without singing together.

Here are some of our favorite songs. Audio and video of the melodies and hand movements is forthcoming. Enjoy!

Spots
Spots, spots, spots, spots, (gently pinch baby with each word)
Spots, spots, spots, spots,
Leopards have lots of spots,
What a lot of spots they’ve got.

But tigers have stripes, (gently run fingers from baby’s head to toes)
Like long thin pipes. (repeat)

But leopards have lots of (resume gentle pinching)
Spots, spots, spots, spots
Spots, spots, spots, spots, spots!

The Hot Dog Song
I know a weeny man, he owns a weeny stand
He sells most anything from hot dogs on down
boom, boom, boom
Someday, I’ll join his life, I’ll be his weeny wife,
Hot dog, I love that weeny man

Weeny weeny weeny on a hot dog bun with mustard too.
A pickle, a dash of relish, a slice of onion, or two,

Repeat.

How I Love My Little Baby
How I love my little baby,
Sweet and precious little baby,
How I love my little baby,
Honest to goodness I do.

Sleep tight, sandman is coming and he’ll
Be here, mighty mighty soon and if you,
Don’t cry, he’ll be passing by
On a great big lollipop moon.

(No Name)
I love bananas, coconuts and grapes
I love bananas, coconuts and grapes
I love bananas, coconuts and grapes
That’s why they call me Tarzan of the Apes!

Waddaliatcha
Waddaliatcha, waddaliatcha
Doodlee do, doodlee do
Waddaliatcha, waddaliatcha
Doodlee do, doodlee do
Simplest thing, there isn’t much to it,
All you gotta do is doodlee do it,
I know the rest but the part I like best goes
Doodlee doodlee do.

Four Little Ducks
Four little ducks went out one day
Over the hills and far away
Mother Duck said “Quack, Quack, Quack, Quack”
But only three little ducks came back

Three little ducks went out one day
Over the hills and far away
Mother Duck said “Quack, Quack, Quack, Quack”
But only two little ducks came back

Two little ducks went out one day
Over the hills and far away
Mother Duck said “Quack, Quack, Quack, Quack”
But only one little duck came back

One little duck went out one day
Over the hills and far away
Mother Duck said “Quack, Quack, Quack, Quack”
But none of those little ducks came back

Old mother duck went out one day
Over the hills and far away
Mother Duck said “Quack, Quack, Quack, Quack”
And all of the four little ducks came back

I’ve Been Working on the Railroad
I’ve been workin’ on the railroad
All the livelong day
I’ve been workin’ on the railroad
just to pass the time away
Can’t you hear the whistle blowin’
Rise up so early in the morn
Can’t you hear the captain shouting
“Dinah, blow your horn”

Dinah won’t you blow
Dinah won’t you blow
Dinah won’t you blow your horn
Dinah won’t you blow
Dinah won’t you blow
Dinah won’t you blow your horn

Someone’s in the kitchen with Dinah
Someone’s in the kitchen I know
Someone’s in the kitchen with Dinah
Strummin’ on the old banjo,
Singin’ “Fe Fi Fiddly I Oh,
Fe Fi Fiddly I Oh,
Fe Fi Fiddly I Oh,”
Strummin’ on the old banjo.

Open, Shut Them
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.

(sing slowly)
Creep them, creep them,
Creep them, creep them,
Right up to your chin, chin, chin.
Creep them, creep them,
Creep them, creep them,
Do not let them in.

(sing fast)
Creep them, creep them,
Creep them, creep them,
Right down to your toes.
Creep them, creep them,
Creep them, creep them,
Right up to your nose!

Do Your Ears Hang Low?
Do your ears hang low?
Do your ears hang low?
Do they wobble to and fro?
Can you tie ’em in a knot?
Can you tie ’em in a bow?
Can you throw them over your shoulder
like a Continental Soldier?
Do your ears hang low?

Do your ears Flip Flop?
Can you use them as a mop?
Are they stringy at the bottom?
Are they curly at the top?
Can you put them in a shower
With a giant daisy flower?
Do your ears Flip Flop?

Does your tongue hang out?
Can you shake it all about?
When you try to tuck it in,
does it just hang out?
Can you roll it to the ground,
with a clunk and a pound?
Does your tongue hang out?

Los Poitos Dicen
Los poitos dicen, pio pio pio
Quanden tienen hombre, quanden tienen frio

The Fish Song
One two three four five,
Once I caught a fish alive
Six, seven eight nine ten
Then I let him go again
Why did you let him go
Cause he bit my finger so
Which finger did he bite
This little finger on the right (wiggle pinky finger)

How Much is that Doggy in the Window?
How much is that doggy in the window
The one with the waggely tail
How much is that doggy in the window
I do hope that doggy’s for sale

Finger Plays

Way up high in the apple tree (wave arms above head)
Two little eyes looked down at me (make glasses with your hands)
I shook that tree as hard as I could (put hands together and shake back and forth)
Down came the apples (wiggle your fingers as you’re bringing your hands down from above your head, like the rain falling down)
And mmmm they were good (rub your tummy)

There was a little turtle, (hold left hand out flat, make a fist with your right hand, put your fist, fingers down, on your open hand)
Who lived in a box. (cup hands together to make a box)
He swam in the puddles (put right hand on top of left hand and move your thumbs in circles)
And he climbed on the rocks. (make climbing motion with hands)
He snapped at the mosquito, (clap)
He snapped at the flea, (clap)
He snapped at the minnow, (clap)
And he snapped at me. (clap and point to yourself.)
He caught the mosquito, (clap)
He caught the flea (clap)
He caught the minnow, (clap)
But he didn’t catch me! (wag your finger and point to yourself)

Ring the doorbell, (put gently on your earlobe)
Knock on the door (knock gently on your forehead)
Peek in! (open your eyes wide with your fingers)
Lift up the latch, (push your nose up)
and walk in (put your whole fist in your mouth!)

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