Evening Music & Movement Storytime – July 12, 2018

Books

From Head to Toe by Eric Carle
I Got the Rhythm by Connie Schofield-Morrison

Music

“Warm Up” by Greg & Steve
“Silly Dance Contest” by Jim Gill
“Shakin’ Everywhere” by Jim Gill

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: 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: one, two, three four.
Clap your hands now: one, two, three, four.
Then fold them in your lap like me.

Rhyming Song: Zoom, Zoom, Zoom!

Zoom, Zoom, Zoom!
We’re going to the moon.
Zoom, Zoom, Zoom!
We’re going to the moon.
If you want to take a trip,
climb aboard my rocket ship.
Zoom, Zoom, Zoom!
We’re going to the moon.
In 5, 4, 3, 2, 1,
BLAST OFF!

Far, Far, Far!
We’re going to the stars.
Far, Far, Far!
We’re going to the stars.
If you want to take a trip,
climb aboard my rocket ship.
Far, Far, Far!
We’re going to the stars.
In 5, 4, 3, 2, 1,
BLAST OFF!

Fun, Fun, Fun!
We’re going to the sun.
Fun, Fun, Fun!
We’re going to the sun.
If you want to take a trip,
climb aboard my rocket ship.
Fun, Fun, Fun!
We’re going to the sun.
In 5, 4, 3, 2, 1,
BLAST OFF!

Shaker Prop Rhyme: Everyone Can Shake

Everyone can shake, shake, shake
Everyone can shake, shake, shake
Everyone can shake, shake, shake
And then we make a stop
Tap, clap, wave, swirl

Rhyme: Stretching

When I stretch up, I feel so tall. (Reach high)
When I bend down, I feel so small. (Bend over)
Taller, taller, taller, taller. (Reach up high and higher)
Smaller, smaller, smaller, smaller. (Get low on the floor)
Into a tiny ball. (Sit down)

Opposite Rhyme: This Is Big

This is big, big, big (Hold arms to the side)
This is small, small, small (Cups hand together)
This is short, short, short (Hold hands with palms facing each other)
This is tall, tall, tall (Reach one hand above head)
This is fast, fast, fast (Circle fists quickly)
This is slow, slow, slow (Circle fists slowly)
This is yes, yes, yes (Nod head)
This is no, no, no (Shake head no)

 

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July 12, 2018 at 7:00 pm Leave a comment

Baby Time: July 11, 2018

Books

Dancing Feet! by Lindsey Craig & Marc Brown
Duck Sock Hop by Jane Kohuth, illus. by Jane Porter

Music

“Splishin’ and Splashin'” by Charlotte Diamond, Charlotte Diamond’s World
“BATHTIME” by Shana Banana, Banana Bedtime

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

Wiggle Song
Tune: The Bear Went Over the Mountain
My hands are starting to wiggle,
My hands are starting to wiggle,
My hands are starting to wiggle,
Around and around and around.

Bouncing, Bouncing
Bouncing, bouncing, baby on my knee (they can use baby’s name instead of “baby”)
Bouncing, bouncing 1 2 3! (lift or big bounce)
Clapping, clapping with baby on my knee
Clapping, clapping 1 2 3!
Hugging, hugging baby on my knee
Hugging, hugging 1 2 3!

Criss-Cross Applesauce
Criss, cross, applesauce (draw x on child’s back)
Spiders running up your back (walk fingers up back)
Cool breeze (blow gently)
Tight squeeze (hug)
Now you’ve got the shivers! (tickle)

Baby Put Your Pants On
Tune: Shortnin’ Bread (can add verses by substituting different pieces of clothing/body parts)
Baby put your pants on, pants on, pants on (wiggle baby’s legs)
Baby put your pants on, 1, 2, 3 (hold up fingers as you count)
Baby put your pants on, pants on, pants on (wiggle baby’s legs)
Baby put your pants on, 1, 2, 3 (hold up fingers as you count)
Leg to the left (wiggle left leg)
Leg to the right (wiggle right leg)
Wiggle and jiggle and pull them up tight (wiggle baby’s legs)
Leg to the left (wiggle left leg)
Leg to the right (wiggle right leg)
Wiggle and jiggle and pull them up tight (wiggle baby’s legs)
Baby put your pants on, pants on, pants on (wiggle baby’s legs)
Baby put your pants on, 1, 2, 3 (hold up fingers as you count)

If You’re Happy and You Know It (Animal Version)
If you’re happy and you know it, swing your trunk
If you’re happy and you know it, swing your trunk
If you’re happy and you know it, and you really want to show it
If you’re happy and you know it, swing your trunk

Flap your wings
Hop up high

Did You Ever See a Fishy?
(Sway back and forth)
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.
Yes, I’ve seen a fishy swim this way and that.
Swim this way and that way,
And this way and that way.
Yes, I’ve seen a fishy swim this way and that

July 11, 2018 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Music Around the World Storytime- Africa

July 10, 2018

Books

Mommy’s Khimar by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow
Baby Goes to Market by Atinuke

Music

Uele Moliha Makasi by Chantal Grosleziat, Songs from the Baobab: African lullabies & nursery Rhymes
Eya Be by Haby Sy, Songs from the Baobab: African lullabies & nursery Rhymes
Colors of Africa by Georgiana Stewart

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Song: Hello in Different Languages
Hello, hello friend,
Hello friend, hello!

Afrikaans:
Hallo, Hallo almal,
Hallo almal, hallo!

Rhythm Stick Song: Row, Row, Row Your Boat (Rivers in Africa)

Row, row, row your boat gently down the Nile
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily life sure makes us smile
Row, row, row your boat gently down the Congo
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily
tap your rows like a bongo
Row, row, row your boat gently down the Zambezi
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily
cover your mouth when you sneezy

Nursery Rhyme: Eya Be (From Songs from the Baobab: African lullabies & nursery Rhymes
This one says, “Waa! Waa!” (little finger)
This one says, “What’s wrong with him?” (ring finger)
This one says, “He’s hungry” (middle finger)
This one says: “There is flour in the flour bin” (index finger)
And add, “make us something to eat!”
This one says, “I’m gonna tell Mommy when she comes home” (thumb)
The thumb is a tattletale! (ring finger, middle, index)

Song: It’s Time to Say Goodbye
It’s time to say goodbye to our friends. (clap, clap)
It’s time to say goodbye to our friends. (clap, clap)
Storytime is done today,
So come again another day.
It’s time to say goodbye to our friends. (clap, clap)

July 10, 2018 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Evening Music & Movement Storytime – July 5, 2018

Books

Can You Make a Scary Face? by Jan Thomas
Color Dance by Ann Jonas

Music

“Wiggle and Stretch” from Kids Now
“Moving Like the Animals” from Music for Moving
“Head Shoulders Knees and Toes” by Mother Goose Club

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: Clap Your Hands

Clap your hands, clap your hands, clap them just like me.
Touch your shoulders, touch your shoulders, touch them just like me.
Tap your knees, tap your knees, tap them just like me.
Shake your head, shake your head, shake it just like me.
Sit, sit, sit right down, sit right down like me.
Fold your hands, fold your hands, and let them quiet be.

Song: This Is the Way

Tune: Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush
This is the way we play the guitar, play the guitar, play the guitar
This is the way we play the guitar when we join the band!
(Tickle the piano, bang the drum, blow the trombone)

Scarves Prop Rhyme: Making Pancakes

Mix a pancake, stir a pancake (swirl scarf in front of you)
Put it in a pan (bunch scarf in hands)

Fry a pancake, toss a pancake (rub scarf between hands, then toss in air)
Catch it if you can! (catch scarf)

Scarves Prop Rhyme: Roly Poly

Tune: Frere Jacques
Roly, poly, roly, poly (roll scarf in wheel motion)

Up and down, up and down (lift scarf up and down)
Roly, roly, poly, roly, roly, poly
Up and down, up and down

Animal Rhyme: I Went to the Farm One Day

I went to visit the farm one day,
I saw a cow along the way.
And what do you think I heard it say?
Moo, moo, moo.
I went to visit the farm one day,
I saw a duck along the way.
And what do you think I heard it say?
Quack, quack, quack.

 

July 5, 2018 at 6:01 pm Leave a comment

Baby Time: June 27, 2018

Books

Say What? by Angela DiTerlizzi, illus. by Joey Chou
In the Tall, Tall Grass by Denise Fleming

Music

“Walking, Walking” from Songs for Wiggleworms
“If I Was a Bird” from Wiggleworms Love You

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

Wiggle Song
Tune: The Bear Went Over the Mountain
My hands are starting to wiggle,
My hands are starting to wiggle,
My hands are starting to wiggle,
Around and around and around.

Bouncing, Bouncing
Bouncing, bouncing, baby on my knee (they can use baby’s name instead of “baby”)
Bouncing, bouncing 1 2 3! (lift or big bounce)
Clapping, clapping with baby on my knee
Clapping, clapping 1 2 3!
Hugging, hugging baby on my knee
Hugging, hugging 1 2 3!

Criss-Cross Applesauce
Criss, cross, applesauce (draw x on child’s back)
Spiders running up your back (walk fingers up back)
Cool breeze (blow gently)
Tight squeeze (hug)
Now you’ve got the shivers! (tickle)

Baby Put Your Pants On
Tune: Shortnin’ Bread (can add verses by substituting different pieces of clothing/body parts)
Baby put your pants on, pants on, pants on (wiggle baby’s legs)
Baby put your pants on, 1, 2, 3 (hold up fingers as you count)
Baby put your pants on, pants on, pants on (wiggle baby’s legs)
Baby put your pants on, 1, 2, 3 (hold up fingers as you count)
Leg to the left (wiggle left leg)
Leg to the right (wiggle right leg)
Wiggle and jiggle and pull them up tight (wiggle baby’s legs)
Leg to the left (wiggle left leg)
Leg to the right (wiggle right leg)
Wiggle and jiggle and pull them up tight (wiggle baby’s legs)
Baby put your pants on, pants on, pants on (wiggle baby’s legs)
Baby put your pants on, 1, 2, 3 (hold up fingers as you count)

We Wave Our Scarves Together
Tune: The Bear Went Over the Mountain
We wave our scarves together (3 times)
Because it’s fun to do
We wave them up high
We wave them down low
We wave them in the middle
Because it’s fun to do

June 27, 2018 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Music Around the World Storytime- Australia

June 26, 2018

Books

Possum Magic by Mem Fox
Wombat Walkabout by Carol Diggery Shields
Diary of a Baby Wombat by Jackie French

Music

Kangaroos Hopping by Russ
Kangaroo Brown by Kathy Reid-Naiman
Kookaburra by Various Artists

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Song: Hello in Different Languages
Hello, hello friend,
Hello friend, hello!

Australian Dialect:
G ‘day, g ‘day old mate,
g ‘day old mate, g ‘day

Call and Response Rhyme: Barramundi
Barramundi (swim like a fish)
(repeat)
Cockatoo! (place hand on head like a cockatoo)
(repeat)
Cuddly koala (hug yourself)
(repeat)
Kangaroo! (hop around)
(repeat)

Nursery Rhyme: Old Jumpety-Bumpety-Hop-and-Go-One
Old Jumpety-Bumpety-Hop-and-Go-One
Was lying asleep on his side in the sun.
This old kangaroo, he was whisking the flies
With his long glossy tail from his ears and his eyes.
Jumpety-Bumpety-Hop-and-Go-One
Was lying asleep on his side in the sun,
Jumpety-Bumpety-Hop!

Song: It’s Time to Say Goodbye
It’s time to say goodbye to our friends (clap, clap)
It’s time to say goodbye to our friends (clap, clap)
Storytime is done today,
So come again another day
It’s time to say goodbye to our friends (clap clap)

June 26, 2018 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Baby Time: June 20, 2018

Books

Hello, Baby Animals by Lorinda Bryan Cauley
Dig In by Cindy Jenson-Elliott & Mary Peterson

Music

“Milkshake Song” from Songs for Wiggleworms

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

Wiggle Song
Tune: The Bear Went Over the Mountain
My hands are starting to wiggle,
My hands are starting to wiggle,
My hands are starting to wiggle,
Around and around and around.

Bouncing, Bouncing
Bouncing, bouncing, baby on my knee (they can use baby’s name instead of “baby”)
Bouncing, bouncing 1 2 3! (lift or big bounce)
Clapping, clapping with baby on my knee
Clapping, clapping 1 2 3!
Hugging, hugging baby on my knee
Hugging, hugging 1 2 3!

Criss-Cross Applesauce
Criss, cross, applesauce (draw x on child’s back)
Spiders running up your back (walk fingers up back)
Cool breeze (blow gently)
Tight squeeze (hug)
Now you’ve got the shivers! (tickle)

Baby Put Your Pants On
Tune: Shortnin’ Bread (can add verses by substituting different pieces of clothing/body parts)
Baby put your pants on, pants on, pants on (wiggle baby’s legs)
Baby put your pants on, 1, 2, 3 (hold up fingers as you count)
Baby put your pants on, pants on, pants on (wiggle baby’s legs)
Baby put your pants on, 1, 2, 3 (hold up fingers as you count)
Leg to the left (wiggle left leg)
Leg to the right (wiggle right leg)
Wiggle and jiggle and pull them up tight (wiggle baby’s legs)
Leg to the left (wiggle left leg)
Leg to the right (wiggle right leg)
Wiggle and jiggle and pull them up tight (wiggle baby’s legs)
Baby put your pants on, pants on, pants on (wiggle baby’s legs)
Baby put your pants on, 1, 2, 3 (hold up fingers as you count)

Clap Your Hands
Clap, clap, clap your hands
Clap your hands with me
Clap them fast
Clap them slow
Clap your hands with me
Repeat with: stomp your feet, pat your knees, sway your arms

Everyone Can Shake
Everyone can shake, shake, shake
Everyone can shake, shake, shake
Everyone can shake, shake, shake
And then we make a stop
Tap, clap, wave

June 20, 2018 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

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