Bedtime

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Books

I Just Want to Say Good Night by Rachel Isadora
Let’s Sing a Lullaby with the Brave Cowboy by Jan Thomas
Cornelius P. Mud, Are You Ready for Bed? by Barney Saltzberg
One More Hug for Madison by Caroline Jayne Church

Music

“Last Night I Had a Dream” by Laurie Berkner, Whaddaya Think of That?
“Six on the Bed” by The Learning Station, Here We Go Loopty Loo
“Tickle Toe” by Jim Gill, Jim Gill Makes It Noisy in Boise, Idaho
“Winter Lullaby” by Laurie Berkner, Rocketship Run

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Song: Before I Go to Bed
Tune: Wheels on the Bus
Before I go to bed I take a bath,
Take a bath, take a bath
Before I go to bed I take a bath,
Then I say “Goodnight.”
Brush my teeth
Get a drink
Read a book
Get a kiss

Flannel Story: Wake Up! Wake Up!
By Brian and Rebecca Wildsmith

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 . . . goose.

“Honk, honk,” said the goose 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.

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)

Craft: Paper Quilts/Quilted Animals

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September 21, 2017 at 5:30 pm Leave a comment

Toddler Storytime- Pirates

September 21, 2017

Books:
Bubble Bath Pirates by Jannett J. Krosoczka
Twenty-six Pirates by Dave Horowitz

Felt Story: Five Pirates on a Treasure Chest
Take Away Tip: Counting objects with your children helps teach one-to-one correspondence (relating one number with one object).

Songs:
The Pirate Song” by Carole Peterson
Row, Row, Row Your Boat” by Various Artists, Kidsongs: My Favorite Kidsongs Collection Disc 2 (We danced with rhythm sticks)

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

Songs & Rhymes:

Opening Song: Hello Friends
(Sung with 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
• B.I.N.G.O.
• Wheels on the Bus

Transition Rhyme
Everyone can
March, march, march
March, march, march
March, march, march Everyone can
March, march, march
Now it’s time to stop.
(clap, sit)

Closing Song: Goodbye Friends
(Sung with American Sign Language)
Goodbye friends,
goodbye friends,
goodbye friends,
it’s time to say goodbye.

September 21, 2017 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

Baby Time: September 20, 2017

Books

My House by Byron Barton
This is Our Baby, Born Today by Varsha Bajaj, illus. by Eliza Wheeler

Music

“Bumping Up & Down” by Raffi, Singable Songs for the Very Young
“Five Fish Swimming” by Dr. Jean, Dr. Jean Sings Silly Songs

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

The Beehive
Here is the beehive. (close fist)
Where are the bees?
Hidden away where nobody sees.
Watch as they come out of their hive. (extend fingers as you count)
One, two, three, four, five!
They’re alive! (shake fingers or tickle child’s belly)
BUZZZZZZZ.

Acka Backa
Acka-backa soda cracker, acka-backa boo
Acka-backa soda cracker, I love you.
Acka-backa soda cracker, acka-backa boo
Acka-backa soda cracker, up goes you! (lift up)
BIG HUG!

Additional verse:
Acka-backa soda cracker, acka-backa boo
Acka-backa soda cracker, we’ll sing a song or two

Cheek, Chin
Cheek, chin, cheek, chin, cheek, chin, nose!
Cheek, chin, cheek, chin, cheek, chin, toes!
Cheek, chin, cheek, chin, up baby goes!

Bicycle
(Baby lies on back with legs in air – parent rotates legs)
I have a little bicycle
I ride it to and fro
And when I see that big green light
I know it’s time to go
I have a little bicycle
I bought it at the shop
And when I see that big red light
I know it’s time to stop!

I’m a Little Fishy
Tune: I’m a Little Teapot
I’m a little fishy, I can swim
Here is my tail and here is my fin
When I want to have fun with my friends
I wiggle my tail and dive right in

September 20, 2017 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Toddler Storytime- Friendship

September 14, 2017

Books:
Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems
I Got a New Friend by Karl Newsom Edwards

Felt Story: Little Fox
Take Away Tip: Talk about directions. Use physical descriptions of the world around us to help develop spatial thinking. Ex: through, next to, above, below.

Songs:
The Wheels on the Bus” by Merry Music Makers
All My Friends Are Different”by Yo Gabba Gabba (We danced with shakers)

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

Songs & Rhymes:

Opening Song: Hello Friends
(Sung with 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
• B.I.N.G.O.
• Wheels on the Bus

Transition Rhyme
Everyone can
March, march, march
March, march, march
March, march, march Everyone can
March, march, march
Now it’s time to stop.
(clap, sit)

Closing Song: Goodbye Friends
(Sung with American Sign Language)
Goodbye friends,
goodbye friends,
goodbye friends,
it’s time to say goodbye.

September 14, 2017 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

Baby Time: September 13, 2017

Books

Parade by Donald Crews
Jazz Baby by Lisa Wheeler, illus. by R. Gregory Christie

Music

“Wheels on the Bus” by Merry Music Maker, Kids on the Move
“Little Bird, Little Bird” by Elizabeth Mitchell, You Are My Little Bird

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

The Beehive
Here is the beehive. (close fist)
Where are the bees?
Hidden away where nobody sees.
Watch as they come out of their hive. (extend fingers as you count)
One, two, three, four, five!
They’re alive! (shake fingers or tickle child’s belly)
BUZZZZZZZ.

Acka Backa
Acka-backa soda cracker, acka-backa boo
Acka-backa soda cracker, I love you.
Acka-backa soda cracker, acka-backa boo
Acka-backa soda cracker, up goes you! (lift up)
BIG HUG!

Additional verse:
Acka-backa soda cracker, acka-backa boo
Acka-backa soda cracker, we’ll sing a song or two

Cheek, Chin
Cheek, chin, cheek, chin, cheek, chin, nose!
Cheek, chin, cheek, chin, cheek, chin, toes!
Cheek, chin, cheek, chin, up baby goes!

Bicycle
(Baby lies on back with legs in air – parent rotates legs)
I have a little bicycle
I ride it to and fro
And when I see that big green light
I know it’s time to go
I have a little bicycle
I bought it at the shop
And when I see that big red light
I know it’s time to stop!

All the Little Babies
All the little babies (all the little babies)
All the little babies (all the little babies)
All the little babies (all the little babies)
Now put your hands up, whoa oh oh, oh oh oh
Whoa oh oh, oh oh oh
Whoa oh oh, oh oh oh
Whoa oh oh, oh oh oh

September 13, 2017 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Going to the Zoo

Tuesday, Sept 12th, 2017

Books

Zoozical by Judy Sierra
Lion Lessons by Jon Agee
The Mixed Up Chameleon by Eric Carle

Music

At The Zoo by Merry Music Maker -On The Move
The Animal Lunch by Caspar Babypants -Hot Dog!

 Activities

Craft:
We made a lion and an elephant mask with a fun blower.

Felt Board:
We did the story of the Mixed Up Chameleon

We played with puppets during ‘Animal Lunch’

Songs & Rhymes

Rhyme

At the zoo we saw a bear
He had long, dark fuzzy hair
(pretend to walk like a bear)

We saw a lion in a cage
He was in an awful rage.
(pretend to be a angry lion)

We saw the big, long-necked giraffe,
And the silly monkeys made us laugh
(everybody laugh)

But my favorite animal at the zoo
Is the elephant–how about you?

An elephant goes like this and that
(stomp feet)
He’s terribly big
(raise arms over head)
And he’s terribly fat
(stretch arms to side)
He has no fingers
(wiggle fingers)
And he has no toes
(wiggle feet)
But, goodness gracious WHAT A NOSE!!!!
(make arm a pretend trunk in front of nose) 

 

 

 

September 12, 2017 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Music & Movement – Sept. 8 , 2017

Books

Confiscated by Susan Kaufman
Where’s My T.R.U.C.K? by Karen Beaumont
The ABC’s of Yoga For Kids by Teresa Anne Powers

Music

Stretch! by Dragon Tales
I’ll Spell it Out for You by Jim Gill
Sharing by Georgiana Stewart

Activities

Movement Props:
We tapped with instruments.

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Welcome 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 Song:
If you’re ready to get started
clap your hands.
If you’re ready to get started
stomp your feet.
Clap your hands and stomp your feet.
Make your hands all nice and neat.
If you’re ready to get started take a seat

Movement Song: 
Tap your instrument,
tap your instrument
1,2,3, 1,2,3
Can you tap your instrument,
can you tap your instrument?
Just like me, just like me?
Tap your instrument,
tap your instrument.
Way up high, way up high.
Now bend down, now bend down.
Tap the ground, tap the ground.

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 8, 2017 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

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