Baby Time: November 20, 2019

Books
From 1 to 10 by Mies Van Hout
Tweet! Tweet! by Sebastien Braun

Music
“Muffin Man” by Sharon, Lois & Bram, Great Big Hits!
“Shakin’ Everywhere” by Jim Gill, Jim Gill’s Irrational Anthem and More Salutes to Nonsense (with maracas)

Baby Sign Language
Wait

Community Resource
Potter Park Zoo

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

Hello Song
Tune: Mary Had a Little Lamb
Everybody smile and wave,
Smile and wave,
Smile and wave.
Everybody smile and wave,
I’m so glad you’re here.
Repeat

Little Leaves
(Touch each toe or finger with a baby, older children can put their fingers up)
One little leaf
Two little leaves
Three little leaves today
Four little leaves
Five little leaves
Blow them all away (blow)

I Went to Visit the Farm
I went to visit the farm one day,
I saw a pig along the way.
And what do you think I heard it say?
Oink, oink, oink
I went to visit the farm one day,
I saw a rooster along the way.
And what do you think I heard it say?
Cock-a-doodle-doo

Gray Squirrel
Gray squirrel, gray squirrel, swing your bushy tail
Repeat
Wrinkle up your little nose
Hold a nut between your toes
Gray squirrel, gray squirrel, swing your bushy tail
Can tickle on the nut part and use other parts of body (under arms, in the belly)

Diddle Diddle Dumpling
Diddle, diddle dumpling (bicycle baby’s legs or arms)
My son John
Went to bed
With his trousers on
One shoe off (tap each foot)
One shoe on
Diddle, diddle dumpling
My son John

This is the Way We Clean the House (with maracas)
(Tune: Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush)
This is the way we dust the ceiling
Dust the ceiling, dust the ceiling
This is the way we dust the ceiling
So early in the morning
This is the way we sweep the floor . . .
This is the way we vacuum the floor . .
This is the way we water the plants . . .

November 20, 2019 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Stories and Crafts – Rats and Mice

November 19, 2019

Books: 
Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh
Cyril and Pat 
by Emily Gravett
Maisy Goes to a Show 
by Lucy Cousins

Music:
“Jumping and Counting” by Jim Gill
“Silly Dance Contest” by Jim Gill

Songs, Rhymes, & Fingerplays:

Opening Song: 

IF YOU’RE HAPPY AND YOU KNOW IT
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands.
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands.
If you’re happy and you know it, then your face will surely show it.
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands.

Stomp your feet, Shout hooray, Take a seat

Where is Thumbkin?
Where is thumbkin, where is thumbkin?
Here I am, here I am.
How are you today sir, very well I thank you.
Run away, run away.
Pointer, Tall Man, Ring Man, Pinky

Little Clapping Mouse
Behind the tree * *
And under the house * *
There lived a teeny * *
Tiny mouse * *
She loved to sing * *
She loved to tap * *
But most of all * *
She loved to clap * *
She clapped all night * *
She clapped all day * *
She clapped to frighten * *
The cat away * * * * * * * * (lots of claps)

Put Your Hands Up High

Put your hands up high,
put your hands down low,
Put your hands in the middle and wiggle to and fro.
Put your elbows in the front, put your elbows in the back,
Put your elbows in the middle and say “quack, quack, quack!”

Closing Song:

We Wave Goodbye Like This
Tune: Farmer in the Dell
We wave goodbye like this.
We wave goodbye like this.
We clap our hands for all our friends.
We wave goodbye like this.

Craft:  Rat

Letter M is for Mouse Preschool Craft and Lesson - Ducks 'n a Row

November 19, 2019 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

Music and Movement – November 15, 2019

Books

Hank’s Big Day The Story of a Bug by Evan Kuhlman and Chuck Groenink
Five Trucks by Brian Floca

Music

“Jumpin and Counting” by Jim Gill
“BOOTS” by The Laurie Berkner Band

Yoga Pose of the Week: Airplane

Image result for yoga pose airplane

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Song: The More We Get Together
The more we get together, together, together.
The more we get together, the happier we’ll be.
For your friends are my friends.
And my friends are your friends.
The more we get together, the happier we’ll be.

I’m A Little Airplane
(“I’m a Little Teapot” Tune)
I’m a little airplane,
In the Sky!
Here is my left wing
and here is my right
(reach one arm up at a time.)
First I speed to take off
(lean forward on tip toes)
Then I fly,
I tip my wings as I soar by
(tip from left to right)

Zoom, Zoom, Zoom
Zoom Zoom Zoom, We’re going to the moon.
Zoom Zoom Zoom, We’re going to the moon.
If you want to take a trip,
Climb aboard my rocket ship,
Zoom Zoom Zoom, We’re going to the moon.
5,4,3,2,1–BLAST OFF!

Movement Rhyme: Wave Goodbye
(Tune: Frère Jacques)
Goodbye friends, goodbye friends
Sing this tune, sing this tune,
It’s time to wave goodbye,
it’s time to wave goodbye
See you soon, see you soon.

Goodbye friends, goodbye friends
Close your eyes, close your eyes
Take a deep breathe in… (breathe in instead of repeating this line)
Now breathe out goodbye… (breathe out instead of repeating this line)

November 15, 2019 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

Toddler Storytime- Wild About Us!

November 14, 2019

Books: 
Wild About Us by Karen Beaumont
Breathe by Scott Magoon

Music:
“Goldfish” by Laurie Berkner
“Fish Danceby Johnette Downing (we danced with fish puppets and bubbles)

Feeling of the Week
Each week we will learn a new feeling in American Sign Language and sing about that feeling to the tune of “If You’re Happy and you Know It”. Every week we will repeat the verses we previously learned and add the new verse to it for more repetition, practice, and fun!

Week One: Happy
If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands.
If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands.
If you’re happy and you know it and you really want to show it,
If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands.

Week Two: Sad
If you’re sad and you know it cry boo hoo.
If you’re sad and you know it cry boo hoo.
If you’re sad and you know it and you really want to show it,
If you’re sad and you know it cry boo hoo.

Week Three: Angry
If you’re angry and you know it jump around.
If you’re angry and you know it jump around.
If you’re angry and you know it and you really want to show it,
If you’re angry and you know it jump around.

Week Four: Thirsty
If you’re thirsty and you know it take a drink.
If you’re thirsty and you know it take a drink.
If you’re thirsty and you know it and you really want to show it,
If you’re thirsty and you know it take a drink.

Week Five: Dirty
If you’re dirty and you know it take a bath.
If you’re dirty and you know it take a bath.
If you’re dirty and you know it and you really want to show it,
If you’re dirty and you know it take a bath.

Week Six: Hungry
If you’re hungry and you know it eat some food.
If you’re hungry and you know it eat some food.
If you’re hungry and you know it and you really want to show it,
If you’re hungry and you know it eat some food

Week Seven: Hurt
If you’re hurt and you know it ask for help.
If you’re hurt and you know it ask for help.
If you’re hurt and you know it and you really want to show it,
If you’re hurt and you know it ask for help.

Week Eight: Hot
If you’re hot and you know it fan off.
If you’re hot and you know it fan off.
If you’re hot and you know it and you really want to show it,
If you’re hot and you know it fan off.

Week Nine: Cold
If you’re cold and you know it bundle up.
If you’re cold and you know it bundle up.
If you’re cold and you know it and you really want to show it,
If you’re cold and you know it bundle up.

Week Ten: Love
If you love and you know it flutter your eyes.
If you love and you know flutter your eyes.
If you love and you know it and you really want to show it,
If you love and you know it flutter.

The verses and signs we focused on this week were:

10. Feelings ASL

Songs, Rhymes, & Fingerplays:
Opening Song: Hello Friends
(Using American Sign Language)
Hello friends, hello friends
Hello friends, it’s time to say hello!

Song Cube:
• I’m a Little Teapot
• ABC’s
• Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
• The Itsy Bitsy Spider
• If You’re Happy and You Know It
• Row, Row, Row Your Boat

Starting to Wiggle
Tune: “For He’s a Jolly Good Fellow”, using the ASL sign for stop
My thumbs are starting to wiggle
My thumbs are starting to wiggle,
My thumbs are starting to wiggle,
and now it’s time to stop.
(arms, legs, hips, whole body)

0. Stop ASL

Action Rhyme: Put Your Hands Up High
Put your hands up high,
Put your hands down low.
Put your hands in the middle,
And wiggle just so.
Put your elbows to the front,
Put your elbows in the back.
Put your elbows to the side,
And quack, quack, quack!
Repeat faster)

Closing Song: Goodbye Friends
(Using American Sign Language)
Goodbye friends, goodbye friends,
Goodbye friends, it’s time to say goodbye!

November 14, 2019 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Baby Time: November 13, 2019

Books
Full of Fall by April Pulley Sayre
By the Light of the Moon by Stephanie Shaw, illus. by Rebecca Harry

Music
“Let’s Dance” from Exercise Party

Baby Sign Language
Pain/Hurt

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

Hello Song
Tune: Mary Had a Little Lamb
Everybody smile and wave,
Smile and wave,
Smile and wave.
Everybody smile and wave,
I’m so glad you’re here.
Repeat

Little Leaves
(Touch each toe or finger with a baby, older children can put their fingers up)
One little leaf
Two little leaves
Three leaves today
Four little leaves
Five little leaves
Blow them all away (blow)

I Went to Visit the Farm
I went to visit the farm one day,
I saw a horse along the way.
And what do you think I heard it say?
Neigh, neigh, neigh
I went to visit the farm one day,
I saw a sheep along the way.
And what do you think I heard it say?
Baa, baa, baa

Gray Squirrel
Gray squirrel, gray squirrel, swing your busy tail
Repeat
Wrinkle up your little nose
Hold a nut between your toes
Gray squirrel, gray squirrel, swing your busy tail
Can tickle on the nut part and use other parts of body (under arms, in the belly)

Diddle Diddle Dumpling
Diddle, diddle dumpling (bicycle baby’s legs or arms)
My son John
Went to bed
With his trousers on
One shoe off (tap each foot)
One shoe on
Diddle, diddle dumpling
My son John

A-Counting We Will Go
A counting we will go
A counting we will go
1, 2, 3, 4 and 5
A counting we will go.
We’re counting as we . . . (clap, bounce, tickle)

If You’re Happy
If you’re happy and you know it . . .
Play your instrument
Play up high
Play down low
Rub your tummy

Riding the Merry-Go-Round
Tune: Mulberry Bush
Take a ride on the merry-go-round
Around and around
Around and around
The horses go up and the horses go down
Around and around and around
(can also get up and walk around with baby in arms, or walk in group circle)

Swing Me Over
Swing me over the water,
Swing me over the sea,
Swing me over the garden wall,
And swing me home for tea.
Swing me over the treetops,
Swing me over the zoo,
Swing me over the garden wall,
And swing me back to you.

November 13, 2019 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Stories and Crafts – Colors

November 12, 2019

Books: 
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff
The Day the Crayons Quit 
by Drew Daywelt
The Mixed Up Chameleon 
by Eric Carle

Music:
“I’m Gonna Catch You” by Laurie Berkner
“Silly Dance Contest” by Jim Gill

Songs, Rhymes, & Fingerplays:

Opening Song: 

IF YOU’RE HAPPY AND YOU KNOW IT
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands.
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands.
If you’re happy and you know it, then your face will surely show it.
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands.

Stomp your feet, Shout hooray, Take a seat

Rhyme: Where is Thumbkin?
Where is thumbkin, where is thumbkin?
Here I am, here I am.
How are you today sir, very well I thank you.
Run away, run away.
Pointer, Tall Man, Ring Man, Pinky

Little Cat, Little Cat
Little Cat, Little Cay, are you under the (insert color) hat?

Put Your Hands Up High

Put your hands up high,
Put your hands down low,
Put your hands in the middle and wiggle to and fro.
Put your elbows in the front, put your elbows in the back,
Put your elbows in the middle and say “quack, quack, quack!”

Closing Song:

We Wave Goodbye Like This
Tune: Farmer in the Dell
We wave goodbye like this.
We wave goodbye like this.
We clap our hands for all our friends.
We wave goodbye like this.

Craft:

Bracelets with pony beads

November 12, 2019 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

Music & Movement – November 8, 2019

Books

The Nuts Keep Rolling by Eric Litwin
This Book Just Ate My Dog by Richard Byrne

Music

“My Bonnie” by Jim Gill
“Roll With the Waves” by Eric Litwin
“Four Funky Fish” by Baby Loves Jazz (with Rhythm Sticks)

Yoga Pose of the Week: Bee (pose and breath)

Let’s pretend to be bees! Flutter your wings. Put up your antennae (raise arms up). Find a comfortable place to sit (wiggle arms up). Once you find your spot, land on the the ground. Lower your antennae to your ears. We’re going to take a deep breath in and when we exhale, let out a humming noise like a bee buzzing.

Yoga POse

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Song: The More We Get Together
The more we get together, together, together.
The more we get together, the happier we’ll be.
For your friends are my friends.
And my friends are your friends.
The more we get together, the happier we’ll be.

Rhythm Stick Rhyme
Bread and butter,
Marmalade and jam,
Let’s tap our sticks as nice as we can!

Other verses:
(quick, slow, quiet, loud, nice)

Put Your Hands Up High
Put your hands up high.
Put your hands down low.
Put your hands in the middle and wiggle just so.

Put your elbows in the front.
Put your elbows to the back.
Put your elbows to the side and quack, quack, quack!

Flip the Lid: Hand Brain Model

When we feel upset, angry, or overwhelmed, it’s important to take a moment to “put our lids back on”. Some ways you can help calm down are practicing yoga poses or other stretches, slowly counting to 10, and focusing on one thing at a time like the way your stomach moves in and out when you breath.

Movement Rhyme: Wave Goodbye
(Tune: Frère Jacques)
Goodbye friends, goodbye friends
Sing this tune, sing this tune,
It’s time to wave goodbye,
it’s time to wave goodbye
See you soon, see you soon.

Goodbye friends, goodbye friends
Close your eyes, close your eyes
Take a deep breathe in… (breathe in instead of repeating this line)
Now breathe out goodbye… (breathe out instead of repeating this line)

November 8, 2019 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

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