Baby Gets Dressed Storytime
Baby, it’s cold outside – and we’ve been wearing a lot more clothes. Here are some books about clothes that you can read with your baby, giving you an opportunity to expand your baby’s vocabulary and talk about what you do together every day.
Find these books at your local branch of Handley Regional Library by searching the catalog for the tag: #babygetsdressed
Baby Clothes Rhymes and Games to Play:
Shoe a Little Horse
Shoe a little horse,
(Tap the bottom of one foot)
Shoe a little mare,
(Tap the bottom of the second foot)
With a tap-tap here, (Tap the first foot)
And a tap-tap there. (Tap the second foot)
But let the little colt go bare, bare, bare!
(Hold the ankles and wiggle both feet)
Put Your Pants On
(Tune: Mama’s Little Baby Loves Shortnin’ Bread)
Let’s all put our pants on, pants on, pants on,
Let’s all put our pants on, 1, 2, 3.
Repeat with other articles of clothing (socks or tights, shoes, etc.)
Now that we’re all dressed, all dressed, all dressed,
Now that we’re all dressed, let’s go out to play.
One, Two, Buckle My Shoe
One, two, buckle my shoe
Three, four, shut the door
Five, six, pick up sticks
Seven, eight, lay them straight
Nine, ten, begin again // that’s the end!
Charlie Chaplin Went to France
(use when changing diapers, with baby laying on back, move feet to rhythm)
Charlie Chaplin went to France
To teach the ladies how to dance.
First he did the rumba, rumba, rumba
Then he did the kicks, the kicks, the kicks
Then he did the samba, the samba, the samba,
Then he did the splits, the splits, the splits.
Old Shoes, New Shoes
Old shoes, new shoes,
(Child) is wearing (description) shoes
One, two, three, four,
Now I tap them on the floor!
Diddle Diddle Dumpling
(Bounce Baby on your knees, holding up one foot then the other as you mention shoes)
Diddle, diddle, dumpling, my son John
Went to bed with his stockings on;
One shoe off, the other shoe on,
Diddle, diddle, dumpling, my son John.