Archive for February, 2012

Mice Oh My!

February 28, 2012

Books
Gorilla! Gorilla! By Jeanne Willis
I Miss You Mouse by Greg Foley
Lunch By Denise Fleming

Music
“The Mice Go Marching” from Rhythms on Parade By Hap Palmer

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays
Movement Rhyme: Tall as a Tree
Tall as a tree (reach for the sky)
Wide as a house (stretch arms toward walls)
Thin as a pin (place arms next to body)
Small as a mouse (squat down)

Movement Song: If You’re A Mouse & You Know It
If you’re a mouse and you know clap your hands
If you’re a mouse and you know it clap your hands
If you’re a mouse and you know it & you really want to show it
If you’re a mouse and you know it clap your hands

…make two squeaks
…jump up high
…scurry your feet
…clap your hands

Song: Hickory Dickory Dock
Hickory Dickory Dock
The mouse ran up the clock,
The clock struck ONE*
The mouse ran down
Hickory dickory dock

Hickory Dickory Dock
The mouse ran up the clock,
The clock struck TWO*
The mouse said OOHHHH!
Hickory dickory dock

Hickory Dickory Dock
The mouse ran up the clock,
The clock struck THREE*
The mouse went Wheeee!
Hickory dickory dock

Hickory Dickory Dock
The mouse ran up the clock,
The clock struck FOUR*
The mouse said, “NO MORE!”
Hickory dickory dock

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February 28, 2012 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Yeehaw!

February 21, 2012

Books
Cock-a-Doodle Quack! Quack! by Ivor Baddiel
Are You a Horse? by Andy Rash
Click Clack Splish Splash: A Counting Adventure by Doreen Cronin

Music
“She’ll Be Coming Round the Mountain” from Whaddaya Think of That? by Laurie Berkner
“The Ponies are Walking” from Say Hello to the Morning by Kathy Reid-Naiman

Songs, Rhymes & Finerplays
Movement Song: The Animals on the Prairie
(tune: Wheels on the Bus)
The coyotes on the prairie go,
Howl, howl, howl…
All day long.
The rattlesnakes on the prairie go,
Rattle, rattle, rattle,….
The horses on the prairie go,
Neigh, neigh, neigh,….
The cows on the prairie go,
Moo, moo, moo….
The jackrabbits on the prairie go,
Jump, jump, jump…

Movement Song: I’m a little cowboy
I’m a little cowboy.
Tough and strong
Here is my hat
Here are my spurs
(point to your heels)
As soon as I get up,
(stretch, pretend to wake up)
I work all day
(pretend to lasso a cow)
I get on my horse
(pretend to get on a horse)
And ride away.
(Pretend to gallop on a horse)

Song w/ Flannel Board: Old MacDonald
Old MacDonald had a farm,
Ee i ee i oh!
And on his farm he had a cow,
Ee i ee i oh!
With a moo-moo here,
And a moo-moo there
Here a moo, there a moo,
Everywhere a moo-moo.
Old MacDonald had a farm
Ee i ee i oh!
Pig…oink-oink…
Duck…quack-quack…
Cat…meow-meow…

February 21, 2012 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Hugs & Kisses

February 16, 2012

Books

Close to You: How Animals Bond by Kimiko Kawasaki
Kitty’s Cuddles by Jane Cabrera (adapted as puppet play)
The Kiss Box by Bonnie Verberg, illus. by Henry Cole
All Kinds of Kisses by Nancy Tafuri
Love and Kisses by Sarah Wilson, illus. by Melissa Sweet (adapted as flannel story)
Time for a Hug by Phyllis Gershator & Mim Green, illus. by David Walker
Big Hugs, Little Hugs by Felicia Bond

Music
“Skinnamarink” from Great Big Hits! by Sharon, Lois & Bram
“Shake Your Scarves” and “Wow!” from The Second Line by Johnette Downing (with scarves)

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Movement Activity: A Kiss
There’s something in my pocket,
Could it be a moose?
Could it be a train with a bell and a caboose?
Could it be a snake or some sticky glue?
Right here in my pocket is a KISS from me to you!
(blow kiss)

Movement Activity: Everyone Needs a Hug
Everybody wants one, everybody needs one
Everybody loves a hug!
Big hugs, little hugs, even itty bitty hugs
Hugs for everyone!

Song: If You Love Somebody
If you love somebody and you know it clap your hands…
If you love somebody and you know it shout hooray…
If you love somebody and you know it give a hug…
If you love somebody and you know it blow a kiss…

February 16, 2012 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

Dogs

November 17, 2011

Books
The Great Dog Wash by Shellie Braeuner
Dogs by Emily Gravett
Dog’s Colorful Day by Emma Dodd (adapted as a flannel board)
Bark, George by Jules Feiffer (adapted as a puppet show)

Music
“Bingo” from Wiggle and Whirl by Sue Schnitzer
“Rags” from Great Big Hits by Sharon, Lois & Bram

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Fingerplay: After a Bath
After my bath, I try, try, try
To wipe myself ‘til I’m dry, dry, dry.
Hands to wipe, and fingers, and toes,
And two wet legs and a shiny nose.
Just think, how much less time I’d take,
If I were a dog, and could shake, shake, shake.

Fingerplay: Some Dogs
Some dogs bark.
Some dogs growl.
Some dogs yip.
Some dogs howl.
Some dogs wiggle their tails!

February 14, 2012 at 8:00 am Leave a comment

Loud & Quiet

Books
Mouse Was Mad By Linda Urban
The Noisy Counting Book By Susan Schade

Music
“Shake My Sillies Out” from The Singable Songs Collection by Raffi

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays
Rhyme: Hickory Dickory Dock
Hickory dickory dock
The mouse ran up the clock,
The clock struck ONE*
The mouse ran down
Hickory dickory dock

Hickory dickory dock
The mouse ran up the clock,
The clock struck TWO*
The mouse said OOHHHH!
Hickory dickory dock

Hickory dickory dock
The mouse ran up the clock,
The clock struck THREE*
The mouse went Wheeee!
Hickory dickory dock

Hickory dickory dock
The mouse ran up the clock,
The clock struck FOUR*
The mouse said, “NO MORE!”
Hickory dickory dock

Fingerplay: Touch Your Nose
Touch your nose,
Touch your chin.
That’s the way
This game begins.
Touch your eyes,
Touch your knees.
Now pretend
You’re going to sneeze (Aaaa-choo!).
Touch your ears,
Touch your hair.
Touch your lips,
Just right there (Smack a kiss).
Touch your elbows,
Where they bend.
Jump right up and say
THE END!!!!!

Movement Rhyme: Loud & Quiet
Quietly, quietly not a sound
I’m listening and I’m listening
As I look around
No sounds as I nod (nod)
No sounds as I clap (clap)
No sounds as I tap my hands on my lap (tap)
Loudly, loudly, stamp and clap (stamp and clap)
Loudly, loudly, stamp and clap (stamp and clap)
Loudly, loudly, stamp and clap (stamp and clap)
All that noise, well fancy that!

February 10, 2012 at 12:48 pm Leave a comment

Dinosaur Roar!

February 7, 2012

Books
How Do Dinosaurs Say I Love You? By Jane Yolen
Dinosaur Roar! By Paul & Henrietta Stickland
Dinosaur Vs. The Library By Bob Shea

Music
“We Are The Dinosaurs” from Whaddaya Think of That? By Laurie Berkner

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays
Song:     I’m bringing home a baby Dinosaur (with Puppet)
I’m bringing home a baby dinosaur,
Won’t my mommy fall right through the floor,
I’m bringing home a baby dinosaur,
Stomp! Stomp! Stomp! ROAR! ROAR!

I’m bringing home a baby dinosaur,
Won’t my mommy hide behind the door,
I’m bringing home a baby dinosaur
Ouch! Oh no! I’m squashed!

Movement Rhyme: Dinosaurs
Dinosaurs lived long ago
Some walked    (stomp feet)
Some swam
Some flew, you know
Some were big
Some were small
Some were gigantic
And VERY tall!

Movement Song: Dino’s in the Swamp
The dinos in the swamp go ROAR, ROAR, ROAR,
ROAR, ROAR, ROAR,
ROAR, ROAR, ROAR,
The dinos in the swamp go ROAR, ROAR, ROAR,
All day long.
The dinos in the swamp go STOMP, STOMP, STOMP … [Stomp feet]
The dinos in the swamp go MUNCH, MUNCH, MUNCH … [Pretend to eat!]
The dinos in the swamp go BURP, BURP, BURP…  [Burp!]
The dinos in the swamp go YAWN, YAWN, YAWN… [Stretch]

February 7, 2012 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Music & Movement – February 3, 2012

February 3, 2012

Books
Can You Growl Like a Bear by John Butler
The Doghouse by Jan Thomas

Music
“Movin’ Every Day” from Preschool Aerobic Fun by Georgiana Stewart
“Betcha Can” from Dragon Tales Dragon Tunes
“Beanie Bag Dance” from Kids in Action by Greg & Steve
“Pass the Bean Bag” from Action Songs for Preschoolers
Jumping and Counting” from Jim Gill’s Irrational Anthem and More Salutes to Nonsense by Jim Gill

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Fingerplay: Tommy Thumbs
Tommy Thumbs are up, 
Tommy Thumbs are down. 
Tommy Thumbs are dancing, 
All around the town.
Dance them on your shoulders,
Dance them on your head. 
Dance them on your knees,
And tuck them into bed.

Fingerplay: Puppy’s Doghouse
This is puppy’s doghouse.
This is puppy’s bed.
This is puppy’s pan of milk.
Where he can be fed.
This is puppy’s collar.
His name is on it, too.
Take a stick and throw it!
He’ll bring it back to you.

February 3, 2012 at 12:30 pm Leave a comment


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The library has many of the books and music we use in our storytimes in the collection, so you can check them out and use them at home. We also get resources from MelCat, our inter-library loan system. For help finding these materials, stop by the Youth Desk.

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