Morning Prayer ~Ogden Nash Now another day is breaking, Sleep was sweet and so is waking.

Dear Lord, I promised you last night Never again to sulk or fight. Such vows are easier to keep When a child is sound asleep. Today, O Lord, for your dear sake, I'll try to keep them when awake.

Where Go the Boats? ~Robert Louis Stevenson Dark brown is the river, Golden is the sand. It flows along for ever, With trees on either hand. Green leaves a-floating, Castles of the foam, Boats of mine a-boatingWhere will all come home? On goes the river, And out past the mill, Away down the valley, Away down the hill. Away down the river, A hundred miles or more, Other little children Shall bring my boats ashore.

Backwards and forwards. . dance up high. caper and crow. little baby. there you go: Up to the ceiling. ding. And what does baby do? Eat up the honey. What Does the Bee Do? ~Christina Rossetti What does the bee do? Bring home honey. ding. Never mind baby. And what does Father do? Bring home money. a-ding. mother is by. There little baby. ding.The Baby's Dance ~Ann Taylor Dance. little baby. round and round. And what does Mother do? Lay out the money. Crow and caper. Then dance. down to the ground. With the merry gay coral. and mother shall sing.

And builds a road from earth to sky. In every hole the sea came up. . My holes were empty like a cup. As pretty as you please. And ships sail on the seas. There are bridges on the rivers. At the Seaside ~Robert Louis Stevenson When I was down beside the sea A wooden spade they gave to me To dig the sandy shore. But the bow that bridges heaven. Till it could come no more.The Rainbow ~Christina Rossetti Boats sail on the rivers. And overtops the trees. Is prettier far than these. But clouds that sail across the sky Are prettier than these.

From the paths of virtue Into sin to stray. Make the mighty ages Of eternity. Who has seen the wind? Neither you nor I. Little deeds of kindness. Make the mighty ocean And the beauteous land. .Little Things ~Julia A. Carney Little drops of water. But when the leaves hang trembling The wind is passing through. Little drains of sand. Little words of love. And the little moments. Make our earth an Eden. Like the heaven above The Wind ~Christina Rossetti Who has seen the wind? Neither I nor you. So our little errors Lead the soul away. Humble though they be.

He snapped at a flea. . He caught the flea. It fits him as well As a shoe fits you. He carries it along As he goes about his day. He climbed on rocks. He lived in a box. He swam in a puddle.But when the trees bow down their heads The wind is passing by. He snapped at a minnow. He caught the mosquito. The Little Turtle There was a little turtle. And he snapped at me. He snapped at a mosquito. As Little Turtle grows His house grows too. Turtles Little Turtle's home Is never far away.

He brushed his jacket off and said. "I am not hurt at all. But he didn't catch me. Ducks are lucky. Don't you think? When they want to Take a drink. And they never Seem to sink. Ducks Ducks are lucky. he wasn't really Hurt that I could see. (Doesn't matter if they spill. I picked him up. For by the time the summer goes . Don't you think? The Acorn Man There was a little acorn man Just fallen from a tree. All they do is Duck their bill. All they do is Dive right in.He caught the minnow.) When they want to take a swim.

waa waa. "I've got chicken pox in my hair.I'm ready for the fall." Mama said. waa . waa. "Come to me and rest your head. dock Sock! Baby Bear's Chicken Pox "Waa. On my nose and everywhere. "Oh poor baby. Knock. Soon you will be out of bed." cried Baby Bear. tock. clock Tick." What DoYou Need? To build a house You need a block To tell the time You need a clock To open the door You need to knock To sail a ship You need a dock And to cover your foot You need a sock Block. Waa. ." cried Baby Bear.

I use my throat to yell. so up he swam to mine. I use my hips to bump. And fishes all are very fond Of worms. I use my toes to wiggle. And now I've got him on my line. I Use My Brain I use my brain to think. giggle. think. I use my eyes to blink. He saw my worm down in the pond. I use my nose to smell. think. He's just the proper size to munch. wiggle.Oh. I use my mouth to giggle. I use my legs to jump." Mama said. poor baby. giggle. blink. A Catch I've caught a fish! Come look! I've got him on my hook. blink. (I think I'll have him fried for lunch. wiggle.) .

calm. That's why. Because they eat the tops of trees. Because they're quiet. Because they hold their heads so high. I like giraffes. Because their necks stretch to the sky. . Because their eyes are velvet brown. Ask me why. Because they run so fast they fly. and shy. Because their legs have knobby knees. Because Because Because Because.GIRAFFES I like them. Because their coats are spotted tan.

Cocked his shining eye and said: "Ain't you 'shamed. For summer is gone and the days grow cold. "Come over the meadow and we will play." said the Wind to the Leaves one day. you sleepy-head?" An Autumn Greeting "Come.Time to Rise ~Robert Louis Stevenson A birdie with a yellow bill Hopped upon the window sill." Bed in Summer ~Robert Louis Stevenson . Put on your dresses of red and gold.

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