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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Books

Froggy Gets Dressed by Johnathan London, illus. by Frank Remkiewicz
Which Shoes Would You Choose? by Betsy R. Rosenthal, illus. by Nancy Cote
Zoe Gets Ready by Bethanie Deeney Murguia
Maggie and Michael Get Dressed by Denise Fleming

Music

“What Are You Wearing?” by Hap Palmer, Two Little Sounds
“Bring Your Clothes” by Laurie Berkner, Whaddaya Think of That?

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Song: Mary Wore Her Red Dress
Mary wore her red dress
Red dress, red dress
Mary wore her red dress
All day long
Use kids’ names and items/colors that they are wearing.  This is a great song to integrate into your daily routine (you can change articles of clothing to other things)

Song: On My Head I Wear a Hat
Tune: This Old Man
On my head I wear my hat.
It is such a silly hat that my head
will wiggle waggle to and fro,
Where else can my silly hat go?
(foot, elbow, knee…)
On my hands I wear my hat.
It is such a quiet hat that my hands
don’t wiggle, they just go clap.
Then I fold them in my lap.

Flannelboard Rhyme: Five Little Alligators
Five little alligators get up to dress
The first one buttons up his vest
The second one wears tall boots that tap
The third one puts on a cowboy hat
The fourth one ties a big bow tie
The fifth one tips his hat – Goodbye!

Song: If You’re Wearing Red Today
If you are wearing red today,
Red today, red today,
If you are wearing red today,
Stand up and shout “Hooray!”
If you are wearing GREEN today.
If you are wearing YELLOW today.
If you are wearing BLACK today.
If you are wearing BLUE today.
If you are wearing CLOTHES today.

Movement Activity: Shoes
I went to bed and tried to go to sleep,
But somebody put running shoes on my feet! (run in place)
Repeat with a variety of different shoes and appropriate actions (ballet, tap, basketball, heavy, sticky, skates, quiet)

Scarf Song
Put your scarves in the air, in the air
Put your scarves in the air, in the air
Put your scarves in the air, now set them on your hair
Put your scarves in the air, in the air

Put your scarves on your knees . . . be sure not to sneeze
Put your scarves on your tummy . . . now rub it, nice and yummy
Put your scarves on the floor . . .now pick them up once more

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February 22, 2018 at 6:00 pm Leave a comment

Toddler Storytime- Monkeys!

 

February 22, 2018

Books: 
Be Quiet Mike by Leslie Patricelli
Spunky Little Monkey by Bill Martin Jr.

Music:
B-Banana/Monkey See, Monkey Do” by Carole Peterson
I I’ve Got Rhythm” by Splash’n Boots (we danced with shakers)

Letter of the Week:
This week we learned the letter Rr.
We used the following words as examples: Rhinoceros, robot, and rose.

Songs, Rhymes, & Fingerplays:

Opening Song: Hello Friends
(Using American Sign Language)
Say hello with your hands.
Hello friends, hello friends.
Say hello with your hands.
Hello friends.

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

Transition Rhyme
Snowman, snowman, turn around.
Snowman, snowman, touch the ground
Snowman, snowman, jump up high.
Snowman, snowman, make the snow fly.
Snowman, snowman, run, run, run.
Snowman, snowman, here’s the sun.
Snowman, snowman, sway, sway, sway.
Snowman, snowman, melt away.

Shaker Rhyme
Shaking your shaker
Shaking it up high
Shaking it down low
Shake it side to side
Tap it on your foot
Tap it on your knee
Shaking your shaker
Very quietly // Very loudly

Closing Song: Goodbye Friends
(Using American Sign Language)
Say goodbye with your hands.
Goodbye friends, goodbye friends.
Say goodbye with your hands.
Goodbye friends.

February 22, 2018 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Baby Time: February 21, 2018

Books

Can You Say It Too? Quack! Quack! by Sebastien Braun
Peekaboo Bedtime by Rachel Isadora

Music

“Speckled Frogs” from Wiggleworms Love You
“Popcorn Calling Me” by Laurie Berkner, Buzz Buzz

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

One Potato
One potato, two potato, three potato, four
Five potato, six potato, seven potato, more!
Pound fists, can also use other foods to vary up the syllables (bananas, tomatoes, pumpkin, apples, blueberries)

From Wibbleton to Wobbleton
From Wibbleton to Wobbleton is fifteen miles
From Wibbleton to Wobbleton is fifteen miles
From Wibbleton to Wobbleton, from Wobbleton to Wibbleton
From Wibbleton to Wobbleton is fifteen miles

Speckled Frogs
Five green and speckled frogs
Sat on a speckled log
Eating some most delicious bugs – yum yum!
One jumped into the pool
Where it was nice and cool
Then there were four green speckled frogs – glub, glub

Kissy Game
(Give baby kisses on all of the body parts, remembering to make eye contact.)
Kissy, kissy fingers,
Kissy, kissy toes,
Kissy, kissy baby,
On your kissy, nose.

I love to kiss your fingers.
I love to kiss your toes.
I love to kiss my baby,
On your kissy, nose!

Alice the Camel
Alice the Camel has 2 humps
Alice the Camel has 2 humps
Alice the Camel has 2 humps
So go, Alice, go! (boom, boom, boom)
Alice the camel has 1 hump . . .
Alice the camel has no humps . . .
Because Alice is a horse!

The Rattle Song
To the tune of “London Bridge”
Shake it high and shake it low.
Shake it high. Shake it low.
Shake it high and shake it low.
That’s how the rattle goes.
Shake it fast and shake it slow.
Shake it fast. Shake it slow.
Shake it fast and shake it slow.
That’s how the rattle goes

February 21, 2018 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Toddler Storytime- Love!

 

February 15, 2018

Books: 
Elvis Presley’s Love Me Tender by Elvis Presley
Love always Everywhere by Sarah Massini

Felt Story: Who Am I? Heart-shaped Riddles
Clues:
1. I live in the water. I can swim. I have a tail. I also have fins and big eyes.
2. I am a soft and furry pet. I have four legs and a long tail. I have sharp teeth and claws. I like to chase mice.
3. I am small and colorful. I have big wings. I live in gardens and forests. I used to be a caterpillar.

Music:
I Love You (more than my shoe)” by Roger Day
I Really Love to Danceby Laurie Berkner (we danced with shakers)

Letter of the Week:
This week we learned the letter Qq.
We used the following words as examples: question mark, queen, and quack.

Songs, Rhymes, & Fingerplays:

Opening Song: Hello Friends
(Using American Sign Language)
Say hello with your hands.
Hello friends, hello friends.
Say hello with your hands.
Hello friends.

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

Transition Rhyme
Snowman, snowman, turn around.
Snowman, snowman, touch the ground
Snowman, snowman, jump up high.
Snowman, snowman, make the snow fly.
Snowman, snowman, run, run, run.
Snowman, snowman, here’s the sun.
Snowman, snowman, sway, sway, sway.
Snowman, snowman, melt away.

Closing Song: Goodbye Friends
(Using American Sign Language)
Say goodbye with your hands.
Goodbye friends, goodbye friends.
Say goodbye with your hands.
Goodbye friends.

February 15, 2018 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Baby Time: February 14, 2018

Books

My Heart Fills with Happiness by Monique Gray Smith, illus. by Julie Flett
Pete the Cat: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star by James Dean

Music

“Speckled Frogs” from Wiggleworms Love You

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

One Potato
One potato, two potato, three potato, four
Five potato, six potato, seven potato, more!
Pound fists, can also use other foods to vary up the syllables (bananas, tomatoes, pumpkin, apples, blueberries)

From Wibbleton to Wobbleton
From Wibbleton to Wobbleton is fifteen miles
From Wibbleton to Wobbleton is fifteen miles
From Wibbleton to Wobbleton, from Wobbleton to Wibbleton
From Wibbleton to Wobbleton is fifteen miles

This Little Piggy
This little piggy went to market,
This little piggy stayed at home.
This little piggy had roast beef,
This little piggy had none.
And this little piggy went “Wee wee wee” all the way home

Kissy Game
(Give baby kisses on all of the body parts, remembering to make eye contact.)
Kissy, kissy fingers,
Kissy, kissy toes,
Kissy, kissy baby,
On your kissy, nose.

I love to kiss your fingers.
I love to kiss your toes.
I love to kiss my baby,
On your kissy, nose!

If You Like Music
If you like music and you know it, play up high
If you like music and you know it, play up high
If you like music and you know it
And you really want to show it
If you like music and you know it, play up high

If you like music and you know it, play down low . . .

February 14, 2018 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Funny Fairy Tales

Today we started the day by acting out our version of Rapunzel, the kids used ribbons to pretend they had the longest hair in the land.

Books

Sleeping Cinderella By Stephanie Clarkson Pictures by Brigette Barrager
The Cat, The Dog, The Exploding Eggs, The Wolf, and Grandma By Diane and Christyan Fox
King Jack and the Dragon by Peter Bently and Helen Oxenbury

Music

The Ponies are Walking – Kathy Reid Naiman

Busy Bee line – Jimmy LaRocca / Johnette Downing

Craft
We decorated paper crowns for every royal attenedee.

Rhyme

This weeks rhyme was from Awful Ogre’s Awful Day by Prelutsky, Jack.

 

I went out for a hot dog lunch
And sat beside a dragon
We gobbled hot dogs by the bunch
Then ate the hot dog wagons.

 

Thanks For Visiting! Hope to see you all next week.

February 13, 2018 at 12:46 pm Leave a comment

Music & Movement – February 9, 2018

Book

Who Ate All The Cookie Dough by Karen Beaumont
Bounce by Doreen Cronin
My Daddy Is A Pretzel by Baron Baptiste

Music

Warm Up/ABC” by Georgiana Stewart
Down By The Bay” by Raffi
“Animal Cookies” by Pam Schiller
“Bop ‘Til You Drop” by Greg & Steve

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 Song: Tap Our Sticks
This is the way tap our sticks,
tap our sticks,
tap our sticks.
This is the way we tap our sticks
so early in the morning.
(rub, hammer, drum)

Movement Rhyme
If you listen and you hear me, go like this… (clap hands in rhythm)
If you listen and you hear me, go like this.
If you listen, you will hear me
‘Cause you’re sitting (or standing) really near me
If you listen and you hear me, go like this…

Movement Rhyme: Wave Goodbye
Wave high, wave low,
I think it’s time, we gotta go.
Wave your elbows, wave your toes,
Wave your tongue and wave your nose.
Wave your knees, wave your lips,
Blow a kiss with fingertips.
Wave your chin, wave your eye,
Wave your hand and say “Goodbye!”

February 9, 2018 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

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