Eat Play Grow: Healthy Meals

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Books

Mouse Mess by Linnea Riley
Gregory, the Terrible Eater by Mitchell Sharmat, illus. by Jose Aruego & Ariane Dewey
The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear by Don & Audrey Wood

Music

“Row, Row, Row Your Boat” by Caspar Babypants, I Found You
“Let’s Go to Market” by Frank Leto, Time for Music, vol. 2

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Song: Hello Friends
Hello, friends
Hello, friends
Hello, friends
It’s time to say hello

Song: Marching Movement Song
We’re marching, marching, marching
We’re marching in a circle
We’re marching, marching, marching
Until it’s time to stop!
We’re jumping, jumping, jumping
We’re jumping in a circle,
We’re jumping, jumping, jumping
Until it’s time to stop!
We’re running . . . tiptoeing

Fingerplay: Five Plump Peas
Five plump peas in a pea pod pressed
One grew, two grew, and so did all the rest
They grew and they grew and they never stopped
They grew so big that the pea pod popped!

Song: Tell Me What Is On Your Plate
Two, four, six, eight
Tell me what is on your plate!
Watermelon!
We’re gonna have some watermelon, hooray, hooray
We’re gonna have some watermelon, hooray, hooray
Watermelon for our dinner, watermelon every day
Watermelon, watermelon in our belliesHip hip hip hooray!

Two, four, six, eight
Tell me what is on your plate!

Song: Play Your Instruments
Tune: Frere Jacques
Play your instrument, play your instrument
One, two, three, one two three
Can you play a song, can you play a song?
Just like me, just like me
Play your instrument, play your instrument
Way up high, way up high
Now bend down, now bend down
Play down low, play down low

August 4, 2016 at 6:00 pm Leave a comment

Baby Time: August 3, 2016

Books

Goodnight Baseball by Michael Dahl, illus. by Christina Forshay
Baby Parade by Rebecca O’Connell, illus. by Susie Poole

Music

“I’m a Little Teapot” by Hap Palmer, Early Childhood Classics
“All the Fish” by Caspar Babypants, I Found You

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

I Bounce You Here
I bounce you here
I bounce you there
I bounce you, bounce you
Everywhere!
I tickle you here . . .
I hug you here . . .

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

Bicycle
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!

Up in the Air
Up, up, up in the air like this.
Down, down, down
For a great big kiss.
Up like this, down for a kiss.
You’re my special baby! (big hug)

Did You Ever See a Fishy?
Did you ever see a fishy, a fishy, a fishy?
Did you ever see a fishy swim this way and that?
Swim this way and that way,
And this way and that way.
Did you ever see a fishy swim this way and that?

Yes, I’ve seen a fishy, a fishy, a fishy . . .

August 3, 2016 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Splash! Storytime

Tuesday,  Aug. 2nd, 2016

Books

Elephants Swim by Linda Capus Riley
Suryia Swims!
The Whale in My Swimming Pool by Joyce Wan
Pig Kahuna by Jennifer Sattler

Music

Most Fish Swim by Johnette Downing – Fins and Grins
Surfin’ Safari by Little people 50th Brithday

 Activities

We played with the kinetic sand and bubbles

We used a surf board felt board for Dave

Splash! was acted out with puppets in a swimming pool

 Songs & Rhymes

Song:

Fish are swimming,
Fish are swimming,
In the sea, in the sea,
A-splishing and a-splashing,
A-splishing and a-splashing,
Look and see, look and see.

What else goes swimming? –add in more as kids say them

August 2, 2016 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Eat Play Grow: Healthy Beverages

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Books

I’m Thirsty by Catherine Anne Cullen, illus. by David McPhail
A Cool Drink of Water by Barbara Kerley

Music

“Water, Wind, and World” by Johnette Downing, The Second Line
“Milkshake Song” by Anne-Marie Akin, Songs for Wiggleworms
“Muddy Water Puddle” by Hap Palmer, Sally the Swinging Snake
“Jump, Jump” by Joanie Leeds, I’m a Rock Star

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Song: Hello Friends
Hello, friends
Hello, friends
Hello, friends
It’s time to say hello

Song: In and Out
Let’s go in and in and in
And out and out and out
And in and in and in and in
And out and out and out!

Movement Rhyme: I Clap My Hands
I clap my hands, I touch my feet
I jump up from the ground

I clap my hands, I touch my feet
I turn myself around

I clap my hands, I touch my feet
I sit myself right down

I clap my hands, I touch my feet
I do not make a sound.
Shhhh!

July 28, 2016 at 6:00 pm Leave a comment

Baby Time: July 27, 2016

Books

Whose Toes Are Those? by Sally Symes, illus. by Nick Sharratt
Where is Baby’s Belly Button? by Karen Katz

Music

“Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes” by Joanie Bartels, Bathtime Magic
“Splish Splash” by Joanie Bartels, Bathtime Magic

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

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

Wake Up Toes
Wake up toes, wake up toes
Wake up toes
And wiggle, wiggle, wiggle
Wake up toes, wake up toes
Wake and wiggle in the morning!

Wake up fingers . . .
Wake up nose . . .

Tiny Little Babies
Tiny little babies love bouncin’ bouncin’
Tiny little babies love bouncin’, yeah
Tiny little babies love bouncin’, bouncin’
Tiny little babies love bouncin’ so
Bounce to the left, bounce to the right
Now hug that baby nice and tight!
Repeat with tappin’ or clappin’, etc.

Penny Pointers
Penny pointers up, penny pointers down
Penny pointers dancing all around the town
Dance on your shoulders, dancing on your head
Dancing on your tummy, now tuck them into bed
Tommy thumbs, Finger families

These Are Baby’s Fingers
These are baby’s fingers
These are baby’s toes
This is baby’s belly button
Round and round it goes

July 27, 2016 at 9:43 am Leave a comment

Expressions Storytime

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

Books

Wild Ideas by Elin Kelsey
Inside This Book (are three books). by Barney Saltzberg
Beyond the Pond by Joseph Kueffler
That’s How by Christoph Niemann

Music

Driving in My Car by Ralph Covert
It’s A Beautiful Day by Kathy Reid-Naiman

 Activities

We danced with wrist ribbons and enjoyed coloring.

 

 

July 26, 2016 at 1:23 pm Leave a comment

Eat Play Grow: Smart Sleep

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Books

Back to Bed, Ed! by Sebastien Braun
Chengdu Could Not, Would Not Fall Asleep by Barney Saltzberg
Sleepyheads by Sandra J. Howatt, illus. by Joyce Wan
Creak! Said the Bed by Phyllis Root, illus. by Regan Dunnick

Music

“Winter Lullaby” by Laurie Berkner, Rocketship Run

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Song: Hello Friends
Hello, friends
Hello, friends
Hello, friends
It’s time to say hello

Song: Marching Movement Song
We’re marching, marching, marching
We’re marching in a circle
We’re marching, marching, marching
Until it’s time to stop!
We’re jumping, jumping, jumping
We’re jumping in a circle,
We’re jumping, jumping, jumping
Until it’s time to stop!
We’re running . . . tiptoeing

Movement Rhyme: Five in the Bed
There were five in the bed (Hold up five fingers)
And the little one said, “Roll over, roll over!” (Make rolling motion)
So they all rolled over and one fell out. (Hold up one finger & surprised face)
// Count down until
There was one in the bed (Hold up one finger)
And the little one said, “I’ve got it all to myself!” (Spread out arms)

Movement Rhyme: 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)

Song: Put Your Scarves in the Air
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

Song: Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
Twinkle, twinkle, little star
How I wonder what you are
Up above the world so high
Like a diamond in the sky
Twinkle, twinkle, little star
How I wonder what you are

July 21, 2016 at 6:00 pm Leave a comment

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