Music & Movement – Sept 23rd, 2016

Books

Can YOU make a SCARY FACE by Jan Thomas
Duck Sock Hop
by Jane Kohuth

Music

Stretch! by Dragon Tales Song- Dragon Tales
The Wiggle Song by Carole Peterson- Sticky Bubble Gum…and Other Tasty Tunes
Ribbons In The Air by Pam Schiller- Leaping Literacy
Come On In & Join the Game by Laura Johnson- Circle Time Songs & Games
Hello My Friend (Puppet Pals) by Laura Johnson- Circle Time Songs & Games

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. 

Movement Rhyme: 

Raise your hands above your head,
Clap them one, two, three,
Rest them now upon your hips,
Slowly bend your knees.
Up again and stand up tall,
Put your right foot out.
Shake your fingers,
Nod your head,
And twist yourself about.
Wiggle your whole body now,
Kindly take a bow,
Stand up straight,
Plant your feet,
And quietly take a seat.

Song: with props
 
Put a spiral over here and a spiral over there
Put a spiral on your ear and a spiral in your hair
Put a lot of little spirals in the air everywhere
It’s a spiraly kind of day.
Hurray!
Make a wave over here and a wave over there
Make a wave on your toes and a wave on your nose
Make a lot of little waves in the air everywhere
It’s a wavy kind of day.
Hurray!

Movement Rhyme:
Frogs jump, Sloths lump
Worms wiggle, Bugs jiggle
Rabbits hop, Horses clop
Snakes slide, Seagulls glide
Mice creep, Deer leap
Puppies bounce, Kittens pounce
Lions stalk, But I walk.

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!”

September 23, 2016 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

On the Farm

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Books

The Cow Loves Cookies by Karma Wilson, illus. by Marcellus Hall
I Spy on the Farm by Edward Gibbs
Lazy Daisy, Cranky Frankie by Mary Ellen Jordan, illus. by Andrew Weldon
Barnyard Banter by Denise Fleming

Music

“Old MacDonald Had a Farm” by The Hit Crew, Drew’s Famous Kids’ Camp Songs
“Down on Grandpa’s Farm” by Raffi, One Light, One Sun
“I Know a Chicken” by Laurie Berkner, Whaddaya Think of That?

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Song: Little Pigs Say Oink
(Tune: Mary Had A Little Lamb)
Little pigs say oink-oink-oink,
Oink-oink-oink, oink-oink-oink,
Little pigs say oink-oink-oink
All around the farm.
(repeat with other animals)

Flannelboard: Wake Up!
Early one morning the rising sun called,
“Wake up, wake up,” and woke up the . . . rooster.
“Cock-a-doodle-doo,” said the rooster and woke up the . . . goat.
“Baa, baa” said the goat and woke up the . . . sheep.
“Baa, baa,” said the sheep and woke up the . . . horse.
“Neigh, neigh,” said the horse and woke up the . . . pig.
“Oink, oink,” said the pig and woke up the . . . cow.
“Moo, moo,” said the cow and woke up the . . . dog.
“Woof, woof,” said the dog and woke up the . . . farmer.
The farmer climbed out of bed and then went and fed . . .
The dog, the cow, the pig, the horse, the sheep, the goose, and the rooster.

Flannelboard Song: Five Squeaky Clean Pigs
Tune: Five Green and Speckled Frogs
Five pigs so squeaky clean
Cleanest you’ve ever seen
Wanted to go outside and play
Oink! Oink! (clap, clap)
One jumped into the mud
Landed with a great big thud
Then there were four clean squeaky pigs.

Song: We’re Going to Shake Our Shakers
Tune: Jimmy Crack Corn
We’re going to shake our shakers High and low.
We’re going to shake our shakers High and low.
We’re going to shake our shakers High and low,
Until someone says…….STOP!
Shake our shakers … Fast and slow.
Shake our shakers … Left and right.
Shake our shakers … Front and back

September 22, 2016 at 6:00 pm Leave a comment

Toddler Storytime- Mice

Books
 Cat and Mouse by Kevin Sherry
 Little Mouse by Scott Magoon

Felt Board
Little Mouse, Little Mouse

Song
“The Little Mouse Goes Creeping”  by Carole Peterson
“The Mice Go Marching” by Hap Palmer, Rhythms on Parade

Song Cube:
• I’m a Little Teapot
• ABC’s
• Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
• The Itsy Bitsy Spider
• Five Green Speckled Frogs
• Wheels on the Bus

Letter of the Week
This week we are learning about the letter Cc.

Early Literacy Fact of the Week

Write
• Fine motor skill activities, such as doing puzzles or crumpling paper, help strengthen the muscles in your child’s hand which prepares him or her to properly hold pencils, crayons, and markers.
• Fun activities to do together include playing with play dough (you can even make your own), build with Lego blocks, help your child send a letter or drawing to someone, even placing stickers help improve your child’s ability to learn to write.

Songs & Rhymes

Open Song: Wake Up Feet
Wake up feet, wake up feet
Wake up feet and wiggle, wiggle, wiggle
Wake up feet, wake up feet
Wake up and wiggle in the morning.

other verses: hands, eyes, ears

Clap, Tap, Bend
I take my little hands and go
Clap, clap, clap.
I take my little hands and go
Clap, clap, clap.
I take my little hands and go
Clap, clap, clap.
Clap, clap all day long.
I take my little feet and go tap, tap, tap…
I take my little knees and go bend, bend, bend…

Hands Go Up
Hands go up and hands go down.
I can turn myself around.
I can reach down to my shoe.
I can listen so can you.
Now let’s sit, I’ll show you how.
The next story is starting now.

Closing Song: I Think It’s Time We Have To Go
I think it’s time, we have to go.
Wave your elbows, wave your toes.
Wave your tongue, wave your nose.
Wave your knees, wave your lips.
Blow me a kiss with your fingertips.
Wave your chin, wave your eye.
Now it’s time to wave goodbye.

September 22, 2016 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

Baby Time: September 21, 2016

Books

The Wheels on the Tuk Tuk by Kabir  & Surishtha Sehgal, illus. by Jess Golden
Clap Hands by Helen Oxenbury

Music

“Bluegrass Jamboree” by Hap Palmer, So Big

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

Little Leaves
1 little leaf,
2 little leaves,
3 little leaves today (touching each toe/finger or with an older child, putting fingers up)
4 little leaves,
5 little leaves
Blow them all away (blow)

Tick Tock
Tick tock, tick tock, I’m a little cuckoo clock.
Tick tock, tick tock, now it’s one o’clock.
Cuckoo! (Lift baby into the air)
Continue with two, three, four and five o’clock. (For each o’clock add a cuckoo at the end)

Five Little Babies
One little baby rocking in a tree (pretend to rock baby)
Two little babies splashing in the sea. (make splash sound with hands)
Three little babies crawling on the floor (make 3 fingers crawl on arm)
Four little babies banging on the door. (clap hands)
Five little babies playing hide and seek (cover eyes)
Keep your eyes closed tight
Till I say PEEK!

Choo Choo
(Baby faces parent)
Here comes our choo-choo train,
Chuggin’ down the track
Now it’s going forward
Now it’s going back
Now our bell is ringing
Now our whistle blows
What a lot of noise it makes
Everywhere it goes!

1, 2, 3, 4
One, two, three, four
Jingle at the cottage door
Five, six, seven, eight
Jingle at the cottage gate
Can use jingle bells or other props, can substitute clapping, running, stomping, etc.

Alphabet Song
A, B, C, D, E, F, G,
H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P,
Q, R, S,
T, U, V,
W, X,
Y and Z
Now I know my ABCs.
Next time sing them backwards with me!

Z, Y, X, W, V, U, T,
S, R, Q, P, O, N, M, L, K
J, I, H,
G, F, E,
D, C,
B and A
Now I’ve said my ZYXs.
Bet that’s not what you expected!

September 21, 2016 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Butterflies & Caterpillars Storytime

Tuesday,  Sept 20th, 2016

Books

Butterfly, Butterfly by Petr Horacek
Arabella Miller’s Tiny Caterpillar by Clare Jarrett
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

Music

Butterfly by Carol HammetIt’s Toddlertime
Butterfly by Lisa Atkinson

 Activities

Craft:

We made some colorful pipe cleaner caterpillars

Songs & Rhymes

Rhyme:

Fuzzy, wuzzy caterpillar
Creeping, creeping, creeping.
Spins himself a blanket,
Now he’s sleeping, sleeping, sleeping.

Fuzzy, wuzzy caterpillar
Wakes up by and by
Spreads his lovely wings
He’s a beautiful butterfly.

 Then before we can fly we have to dry our wings by gently flapping them up and down

Rhyme:

 Five pretty butterflies,
watch them float and soar,
One stopped to have a drink,
then there were four.

Four pretty butterflies
among the sweet peas
One stopped to rest a bit,
then there were three.

Three pretty butterflies
look for morning dew,
One stopped for nectar sweet,
then there were two.

Two little butterflies
out to have some fun,
One flew away and hid,
then there was one.

One pretty butterfly,
missing all his friends
Flew away to find them,
and that’s how this rhyme ends.

Song: A BUTTERFLY CAME FLYING BY

(Tune: “The Mulberry Bush”)

A butterfly came flying by,
Flying by, flying by.
A butterfly came flying by.
Oh, what a sight to see.

It landed on a garden flower,
Garden flower, garden flower.
It landed on a garden flower,
And waved its wings at me.

 

September 20, 2016 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Music & Movement – Sept 16th, 2016

Books

Zoom! Zoom! by Robert Burleigh
Go! Go! Go! Stop!
by Charise Mericle Harper
Night Light by Nicholas Blechman

Music

Driving in my Car by Ralph Covert – Ralph’s World
Stop & Go by Greg & Steve – Shake, Rattle & Rock
I’m Passing Out the Sticks by Kathy Reid-Naiman – Tickles & Tunes
Stop at the Red Light
The Wheels on the Bus
by Mr.Eric & Mr. Michael – Groovy Green

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. 

Song:  with paper plate wheels
(tune Freres Jacques)

Let’s go driving
Let’s go driving
Around the block,
Around the block.
We will keep on driving,
We will keep on driving,
Then we’ll stop!
Then we’ll stop!

Movement Rhyme: 

(tune Farmer in the Dell)

We’re riding in the car,
We’re riding in the car,
Hi-ho, away we go,
We’re riding in the car.
We’re riding , oh, so far,
We’re riding, oh so far,
Hi-ho away we go,
We’re riding, oh so far.

Song: with props

 Twinkle twinkle traffic light –
‘Round the corner shining bright
Red means stop, green means go,
and yellow means go very slow.
Twinkle twinkle traffic light –
‘Round the corner shining bright

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!”

September 16, 2016 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Toddler Storytime- Books

Books
Books Always Everywhere by Jane Blatt
Inside This Book (are three books) by Barney Saltzberg

Felt Board
“Wiggle Worm, Wiggle Worm”

Song
“Books Ahoy!”  by Monty Harper, Take Me to Your Library

Letter of the Week
This week we are learning about the letter Bb.

Early Literacy Fact of the Week

Talk
Expand on the things your child says. For example, if your child points at a flower, respond with: “Yes, that is a flower. That kind of flower is called a rose. Roses can be red, yellow, white, or pink.” Another great way to talk with your child is to get a book without words. This gives you an opportunity to have endless amounts of conversations with your child about what is happening on the page.

Songs & Rhymes

Open Song: Wake Up Feet
Wake up feet, wake up feet
Wake up feet and wiggle, wiggle, wiggle
Wake up feet, wake up feet
Wake up and wiggle in the morning.

other verses: hands, eyes, ears

Song Cube:
• I’m a Little Teapot
• ABC’s
• Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
• The Itsy Bitsy Spider
• Five Green Speckled Frogs
• Wheels on the Bus

Row, Row, Row Your Boat
Row, row, row your boat
Gently down the stream
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily
Life is but a dream.

Row, row, row your boat
Gently down the creek
If you see a little mouse,
Don’t forget to SQUEAK!

Row, row, row your boat
Gently down the stream.
If you see a crocodile,
Don’t forget to SCREAM!

Row, row, row your boat,
Gently to the shore.
If you see a lion,
Don’t forget to ROAR!

Read-a-Book
Read-a-book, read-a-book,
Librarian.
Read me a book
As fast as you can.
Open it, and close it,
Book starts with a “B.”
Read a book out loud
For you and for me.

Hands Go Up
Hands go up and hands go down.
I can turn myself around.
I can reach down to my shoe.
I can listen so can you.
Now let’s sit, I’ll show you how.
The next story is starting now.

Open, Shut Them
Open, shut them, open, shut them,
Give a little clap, clap, clap.
Open, shut them, open, shut them,
Put them in your lap, lap, lap.
Creep them, creep them,
Slowly creep them,
Right up to your chin, chin, chin.
Open wide your little mouth,
But do not let them in!

Closing Song: I Think It’s Time We Have To Go
I think it’s time, we have to go.
Wave your elbows, wave your toes.
Wave your tongue, wave your nose.
Wave your knees, wave your lips.
Blow me a kiss with your fingertips.
Wave your chin, wave your eye.
Now it’s time to wave goodbye.

September 15, 2016 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

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