Music & Movement: September 13, 2019

Books

Pete the Cat and the Perfect Pizza Party by Kimberly & James Dean
Plinka Plinka Shake Shake by Emma Garcia

Music

“Glad to See You” by Peter Allard, Sing It! Say It! Stamp It! Sway It! Vol. 2
“Bluegrass Jamboree” by Hap Palmer, So Big
“Rock and Roll Freeze Dance” by Hap Palmer, So Big

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: Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes
Head, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes
Head, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes
Eyes and ears and mouth and nose
Head, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes

Song: If You Like Music and You Know It
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

Play down low, Play really fast, Play really slow

Rhyme: Reach and Wiggle
Lift your arms way up high,
Wave them, wave them in the sky.
Reach way down and touch your toes.
Wiggle your eyebrows, wiggle your nose.
Put your bottom on the floor,
Count with me to four: one, two, three, four.
Take a deep breath in: one, two, three,
Then let it out slowly.

Song: Goodbye Friends
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]
Now breathe out goodbye
[Breathe out]

Yoga Pose: Cat
Get down on the floor on all fours, then arch your back and look at your belly button.

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

Toddler Storytime- Seeds!

September 12, 2019

Books: 
Summer Supper by Rubin Pfeffer
Seeds Move by Robin Page

Music:
Baby Grows” by Toddlers on Parade
I’m a Little Seed” by Carole Peterson (we danced with scarves)

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

1. 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

Everyone Can March
Using the ASL sign for stop
Everyone can march, march, march
March, march, march
March, march, march
Everyone can march, march, march
And now it’s time to stop
(clap, sway)

0. Stop ASL

Action Rhyme: Bananas Unite
Form bananas, form, form bananas
Peel bananas, peel, peel bananas
Go bananas, go, go bananas

Form oranges, form, form oranges
Peel oranges, peel, peel oranges
Squeeze oranges, squeeze, squeeze oranges

Form apples, form, form apples
Slice apples, slice, slice apples
Eat apples, eat, eat apples

Form corn, form, form corn
Shuck corn, shuck, shuck corn
Pop corn, pop, pop corn

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

September 12, 2019 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Baby Time: September 11, 2019

Books
Look! by Robie H. Harris, illus. by Anoosha Syed
Mama, Look! by Patricia J. Murphy, illus. by David Diaz

Music
“BINGO” from Wiggleworms Love You
“Going to Kentucky” by Sue Schnitzer, Wiggle and Whirl (with shakers)
“B-A-T-H-T-I-M-E” by Shana Banana, Banana Bedtime (with bubbles)

Baby Sign Language
Help

Community Resource
Eaton Great Start

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

They’re a Part of Me
Tune: Wheels on the Bus

My two hands go
Clap, clap, clap
Clap, clap, clap
Clap, clap, clap
My two hands go
Clap, clap, clap
They’re a part of me

My two toes go tap, tap, tap . . .

Jack Be Nimble
Jack be nimble
Jack be quick
Jack jump over the candlestick
Jack be nimble
Jack be spry
Jack jump over the apple pie
Jack be nimble
Jack jump high
Jack fly up into the sky

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.

Lift One Foot
Tune: Little Red Wagon

Lift one foot, and then the other
Lift one foot, and then the other
Lift one foot, and then the other
Lift them both together

Clap your hands and keep on clapping . . .

Ride Baby Ride (with shakers)
Ride baby ride, ch ch ch ch ch ch
Ride that horsie, ride, ch ch ch ch ch ch
Ride baby ride, ch ch ch ch ch ch
Ride that horsie, ride, ch ch ch ch ch ch
Whoa!

Now sing it in a whisper!

 

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Stories & Crafts

September 10, 2019

Books: 
Take Your Pet to School Day by Linda Ashman
Some Pets by Angela DiTerlizzi

Music:
Wheels on the Bus” by Mr. Eric and Mr. Michael
I Know a Chicken” by Laurie Berkner (we danced with shaker eggs)

Songs, Rhymes, & Fingerplays:
Opening Song: Hello Song
We clap and sing hello,
We clap and sing hello,
With our friends at Storytime,
We clap and sing hello.

What else can we do to say hello?

We sit and sing hello,
We sit and sing hello,
With our friends at Storytime,
We wave and sing hello

Act it Out!
We reenacted the story, Take Your Pet to School Day, by signing the following song. (tune: Here we go Round the Mulberry Bush)

This is the way we go to school, go to school, go to school,
This is the way we go to school when we act it out.

This is the way we sing a song, sing a song, sing a song.
This is the way we sing a song when we act it out.

This is the way we read a story…
This is the way we paint today…
This is the way we eat a snack…
This is the way we clean our mess…
This is the way we go back home…

Oral Story: Mr. Wiggle and Mr. Waggle
found in the book “What’ll I Do With Baby-O” by Jane Cobb

One day there were two friends.
Mr. Wiggle (shake right fisted thumb) and Mr. Waggle (shake left fisted thumb) and they lived in identical houses!

So Mr. Wiggle went into his house like this:
He opened the door (rotate wrist into flat palm)
He went inside (tuck thumb into palm)
And he closed the door after himself (close fist)

And wouldn’t you know it?
Mr. Waggle went into his house the exact same way!
He opened the door (rotate wrist into flat palm)
He went inside (tuck thumb into palm)
And he closed the door after himself (close fist)

One day, Mr. Wiggle wanted to visit Mr. Waggle so…
He opened the door (rotate closed fist into flat palm)
He went outside (untuck thumb from palm)
And he closed the door after himself (close fist but leave thumb out)

And then he went up the hill and down the hill, up the hill and down the hill, up the hill and down the hill
until he reached Mr. Waggle’s door. (move fisted thumb up and down)

He knocked on the door. (pretend to knock on other fist)
There was no answer, so he said, “Ohhhh Mr. Waaaaggle! Are you home?” (pretend to talk with thumb)
But there was still no answer. (shake head)

Sigh, so he went up the hill and down the hill, up the hill and down the hill, up the hill and down the hill
until he got to his home where he (move fisted thumb up and down)
He opened the door (rotate wrist into flat palm)
He went inside (tuck thumb into palm)
And he closed the door after himself (close fist)

Well the very next day Mr. Waggle (shake left fist) decided he wanted to visit Mr. Wiggle (shake right fist)
So he opened the door (rotate closed fist into flat palm)
He went outside (untuck thumb from palm)
And he closed the door after himself (close fist but leave thumb out)

And then he went up the hill and down the hill, up the hill and down the hill, up the hill and down the hill
until he reached Mr. Wiggle’s door. (move fisted thumb up and down)

He knocked on the door. (pretend to knock on other fist)
There was no answer, so he said, “Ohhhh Mr. Wiiiiiggle! Are you home?” (pretend to talk with thumb)
But there was still no answer. (shake head)

Sigh, so he went up the hill and down the hill, up the hill and down the hill, up the hill and down the hill
until he got to his home where he (move fisted thumb up and down)
He opened the door (rotate wrist into flat palm)
He went inside (tuck thumb into palm)
And he closed the door (close fist)

Well the very next day Mr. Wiggle and Mr. Waggle decided to visit each other at the same time
So at the same time they
Opened the door (rotate closed fist into flat palm)
Went outside (untuck thumb from palm)
And closed the doors after them (close fist but leave thumb out)

And then they both went up the hill and down the hill, up the hill and down the hill, up the hill and down the hill until they met in the middle and they were so excited that they
rolled down the hill
and then ran back up and then
rolled down the hill
and then ran back up.

And then they were tired so they shared all the stories they could think to tell each other.
And when they were tired of that, they waved goodbye

And went up the hill and down the hill, up the hill and down the hill, up the hill and down the hill until they got back to their very own homes
Where they opened the door (rotate wrist into flat palm)
Went inside (tuck thumb into palm)
And closed the door after them (close fist)

And wouldn’t you know it, the next time that Mr. Wiggle and Mr. Waggle wanted to visit each other… do you know what they did?
They used the telephone.

I found this story and video on Jbrary. Watch and follow along from home!

Shaker Song: happy and you Know it Give a Shake
If you’re happy and you know it give a shake,
If you’re happy and you know it give a shake,
If you’re happy and you really want to show it,
If you’re happy and you know it give a shake!

… shake it fast
… shake it slow

Craft: Pet Paintings
Paint a picture of your pet, dream pet, favorite animal, or anything else you can imagine! Just try to not to make the room as messy as the Art Room in Take Your Pet to School Day by Linda Ashman.

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Sensory Storytime- Math!

August 17, 2019

Books

Balance the Birds by Susie Ghahremani
How to Two by David Soman

Recorded Music
“Jumping and Counting” by Jim Gill

Felt Story
Shape Story: Various shapes “Plop!” right out of the sky and start to form a picture. What the picture will be is part of the mystery.

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Welcome Song 
(We sing this song using ASL sign language)
Hello friends, hello friends, hello friends,
It’s time, to say, hello.

Shirt Song
Every child is invited to come up and choose a felt shirt to put on our felt board. While they do this, we will sing this song:

[Name] has a [color] shirt, a [color] shirt, a [color] shirt,
[name] has a [color] shirt, and she’s/he’s/they’re here today!

Scarf Song
We repeat the song a couple of times. First using the ASL sign for butterfly, then pretending the scarves are our butterflies

Flutter, flutter butterfly, flying in the morning sky
Watch it fly from high to low
Watch it come and watch it go
Flutter, flutter butterfly, flying in the morning sky

Role the Ball Game
(Sing to tune of Row, Row, Row Your Boat)

Roll, roll, roll the ball
Roll it to my friend
Merrily, merrily, merrily,
Roll the ball again

Playtime
This week we played with play dough, kinetic sand, building blocks, a balance beam, a tunnel, and a parachute. 

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Baby Time: July 31, 2019

Books
Summer Babies by Kathryn O. Galbraith, illus. by Adela Pons
Spot Goes to the Beach by Eric Hill

Music
“Baby’s Hokey Pokey” by Georgiana Stewart, Baby Face
“Get Ready to Wiggle” by The Wiggles, Crunchy Munchy Music

Baby Sign Language
All done

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

Pat-a-Cake
Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake, baker’s man.
Bake me a cake just as fast as you can.
Pat it and roll it and mark it with a “B.”
And put it in the oven for Baby and me.

A Hippopotamus
A hip, a hip, a hippopotamus
Got on, got on, got on a city bus
And all, and all, and all the people said,
“You’re squishing us!”
A cow, a cow, a cow got on the city bus
And all, and all, and all the people said,
“Moooooove over!”
A sheep, a sheep, a sheep got on the bus
And all, and all, and all the people said,
“Baaaaaack up!”

Tick Tock
Caregivers can rock kids back and forth (older kids can rock themselves, sitting or standing)
Tick tock, tick tock, I’m a little cuckoo clock.
Tick tock, tick tock, now I’m chiming 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)

The Grand Old Duke of York
The grand old duke of York
He had 10,000 men
He marched them up to the top of the hill
And marched them down again
And when they’re up, they’re up
And when they’re down, they’re down
And when they’re only halfway up,
They’re neither up nor down

Roly Poly (with ribbons)
Tune: Frere Jacques
Roly, poly, roly, poly (roll ribbons in wheel motion)
Up and down, up and down (lift ribbon up and down)
Roly, roly, poly, roly, roly, poly
Up and down, up and down

 

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STEAM Storytime- Engineering!

July 30, 2019

Books: 
Dreaming Up by Christy Hale
If You’re a Robot and you Know It by David A. Carter

Music:
Driving in my Car” by Ralph World
The World Goes Round and Round” by Dragon Tales
Twirl, Twirl, Twirl” by Mr. Leebot (we danced with ribbons)

Question of the Week: What do you know about robots?
Each week we ask a different question to get a discussion started about our STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) theme of the week.

Songs, Rhymes, & Fingerplays:

Opening Song: The More That we Learn Science
(Using American Sign Language for the bold words)
The more that we learn science, learn science, learn science,
The more that we learn science the happier we’ll be.
We’ll know things and do things,
And explore many new things.
The more that we learn science the happier we’ll be!

Building a Better World Lyrics by: Peter and Ellen Allard
We signed the bold words using ASL while singing

We’re building a better world
We’re building a better world
We’re building a better world
One person at a time.

And the world goes round and round,
the world goes round and round and round.
And the world goes round and round,
the world goes round and round and round.

We’re building a worldwith friends
We’re building a worldwith friends
We’re building a worldwith friends
One person at a time.

And the world goes round and round,
the world goes round and round and round.
And the world goes round and round,
the world goes round and round and round.

Sing new verses to this song by replacing the word friend with a different word. Make it as silly as you wish! This is a fun way for the little ones in your life to learn new vocabulary.

Exploration Time
During the last 30 minutes of storytime, we have fun with guided play, sensory elements, and experiments! For today’s session, we had the following activities:

Sphero
We explored robotics with Sphero. Sphero is an app-controlled, robotic ball. We had fun driving Sphero and changing the colors of Sphero’s LED light panel.

Cubelets
We had more robotic fun with Cubelets. Cubelets are magnetic, robotic blocks. Each block has a different function. When multiple blocks are connected together, they form an output.

Free Play

July 30, 2019 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

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