Archive for June, 2012

Sweet Dreams

June 28, 2012

Books

Cindy Moo by Lori Mortensen, illus. by Jeff Mack
Not Last Night But the Night Before by Colin McNaughton, illus. by Emma Chichester Clark
Sleepsong by George Ella Lyon & Peter Catalanotto
Clinton Gregory’s Secret by Bruce Whatley

Music
“I’m a Little Teapot” from Wiggleworms Love You
“Are You Sleeping” from Sharing Cultures with Ella Jenkins
“Old Man Wiggle” from Big Time Fun by Merry Music Maker
“Last Night I Had a Dream” from Whaddaya Think of Thatby Laurie Berkner (with scarves)
“Winter Lullaby” from Rocketship Run by Laurie Berkner (with scarves)

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Movement Rhyme: I Dreamt I Was
I dreamt I was an elephant
With a trunk so very long (Make trunk with one arm)
Eating lots of leaves
To grow up strong.
I dreamt I was an octopus
With eight long arms (Wave arms)
Swimming through the ocean
With my undersea charms.
I dreamt I was a butterfly
With wings bold and bright (Clasp thumbs together, flap hands as butterfly wings)
Flying all day long
Until the dark of night.
I dreamt I was a child
Reading’s what I loved to do (Open hands, as a book)
When I woke up, (Stretch, yawn)
My dream came true!

Nursery Rhyme: Hey Diddle Diddle
Hey, Diddle Diddle, the cat and the fiddle.
The cow jumped over the moon.
The little dog laughed to see such a sport.
And the dish ran away with the spoon.

Nursery Rhyme: Hickory, Dickory, Dock
Hickory, dickory, dock,
The mouse ran up the clock
The clock struck one,
The mouse ran down,
Hickory, dickory, dock.

Flannelboard Rhyme: Over in the Meadow
Over in the meadow,
In the sand in the sun
Lived an old mother turtle
And her little turtle one
“Dig,” said the mother;
“I dig!” said the one,
So he dug all day
In the sand in the sun

Over in the meadow,
Where the stream runs blue
Lived an old mother fish
And her little fishes two
“Swim!” said the mother;
“We swim!” said the two,
So they swam and they leaped
Where the stream runs blue

Over in the meadow,
In a hole in a tree
Lived an old mother owl
And her little owls three
“Tu-whoo!” said the mother;
“We tu-whoo!” said the three
So they tu-whoo’d all day
In a hole in the tree

Over in the meadow,
In the reeds on the shore
Lived an old mother muskrat
And her little ratties four
“Dive!” said the mother;
“We dive!” said the four
So they dived and they burrowed
In the reeds on the shore

Over in the meadow,
In a snug beehive
Lived a mother honey bee
And her little bees five
“Buzz!” said the mother;
“We buzz!” said the five
So they buzzed and they hummed
In the snug beehive

June 28, 2012 at 5:00 pm Leave a comment

Baby Time June 27, 2012

Book
Peekaboo by Margaret Miller

Music
Victor Vito by Laurie Berkner “Goodnight”

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays
Two little eyes to look around
Two little eyes to look around,
Two little ears to hear each sound,
One little nose to smell what’s sweet,
And one little mouth that likes to eat

Stretch up High
Stretch up high as tall as a house,
Curl up round and small as a mouse.
Now pretend you have a drum
And beat like this – tum, tum, tum.
Shake your hands, stamp your feet,
Close your eyes and go to sleep.

Zoom
Zoom—-, ba, ba, Mommy’s baby
(give baby an extra high bounce on “zoom”)
Zoom—-, ba, ba, Mommy’s baby

Cover her up, pat her on the head.
Give her a little kiss and put her to bed.
(give kiss and lay baby backwards)

A Smooth Road
A smooth road, a smooth road,
(with baby on your knees, stroke baby’s legs
on each ‘a smooth road’)
a smooth road, a smooth road
A bumpy road, a bumpy road,
(bounce baby gently on the ‘bumpy’ road)
a bumpy road, a bumpy road
A rough road, a rough road,
(The road is a little more bumpy)
a rough road, a rough road
A hole!
(Baby ‘falls’ in the space between your legs)

Two Little Chickadees
Two little chickadees sitting on a hill,
One named Jack, the other named Jill.
Fly away, Jack! Fly away, Jill!
Come back, Jack! Come back, Jill!

Birdie Song
Way up in the sky, the little birds fly (flap arms)
While down in the nest, the little birds rest (cradle arms in front of body)
With a wing on the left, and a wing on the right (tuck hands in armpits )
The little birds sleep all through the night (palms together, rest head on hands)
Shhhhhhhhh, they’re sleeping (whisper with finger in front of lips)
The bright sun comes up, the dew falls away (both arms up in a circle)
“Good morning, good morning,” the little birds say (nod head)

June 27, 2012 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

Tuesday Storytime June 26, 2012

Books
Stellaluna by Janell Cannon
Hello, Bumblebee Bat by Darrin Lunde

Music
Dream Big by Roger Day

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays
Open Shut Them
Open, shut them.
Open, shut them.
Give a little clap.
Open, shut them.
Open, shut them.
Lay them in your lap.
Creep them, creep them up to your chin.
Open your mouth, but do not let them in!
Open, shut them.
Open, shut them.
Lay them in your lap.

Bats Are Sleeping (tune: Frere Jacques)
Bats are sleeping
Bats are sleeping
Upside down.
Upside down.
Sleeping in the morning sun.
Waiting for the night to come.
When they fly around.
When they fly around.

Two little bats
Two little bats hanging in a cave
One named Dan, one named Dave
Fly away Dan
Fly away Dave
Come back Dan, come back Dave!

Five Black Bats By Shel Silverstein

June 26, 2012 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

Reach for the Stars

June 21, 2012

Books

Stars by Mary Lyn Ray & Marla Frazee
Star Climbing by Lou Fancher, paintings by Steve Johnson & Lou Fancher
Comets, Stars, the Moon, and Mars by Douglas Florian (“The Moon”)
Moonlight by Helen V. Griffith, illus. by Laura Dronzek
Zoom, Rocket, Zoom! by Margaret Mayo, illus. by Alex Ayliffe

Music
“Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” from One Light, One Sun by Raffi (with sign language)
“Rocketship Run” from Rocketship Run by Laurie Berkner (used with shakers)

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Movement Activity: Twinkling Stars
(tune: “Twinkle, Twinkle”)

Twinkle, twinkle, little stars (wiggle fingers)
Stand and twinkle where you are (stand up while wiggling fingers)
Twinkle high and twinkle low
Twinkle fast and twinkle slow
Twinkle, twinkle, little stars
Now sit and twinkle where you are

Movement Activity: Bend and Stretch
Bend and stretch, reach for the sky
Stand on tippy-toes, oh so high
Bend and stretch, reach for the stars
There goes Jupiter, here comes Mars
Bend and stretch, reach for the moon
Spin a circle and hum this tune
Bend and stretch, feel its soft light
Hugs and kisses and say goodnight!

Song & Flannelboard: Aiken Drum
There was a man lived in the moon, in the moon, in the moon.
There was a man lived in the moon, and his name was Aiken Drum.
And he played upon a ladle, a ladle, a ladle.
And he played upon a ladle, and his name was Aiken Drum.

And his hair was made of spaghetti, spaghetti, spaghetti.
His hair was made of spaghetti, and his name was Aiken Drum.

And his eyes were made of apples, apples, apples.
His eyes were made of apples, and his name was Aiken Drum.

And his head was made of a pancake, a pancake, a pancake.
His head was made of a pancake, and his name was Aiken Drum.
And he played upon a ladle, a ladle, a ladle.
And he played upon a ladle, and his name was Aiken Drum.

And his ears were made of corncobs, corncobs, corncobs.
His ears were made of corncobs, and his name was Aiken Drum.

And his nose was made of a pickle, a pickle, a pickle.
His nose was made of a pickle, and his name was Aiken Drum.

And his mouth was made of banana, banana, banana.
His mouth was made of banana, and his name was Aiken Drum.
There was a man lived in the moon, in the moon, in the moon.
There was a man lived in the moon, and his name was Aiken Drum.

Movement Rhyme: Going to the Moon
Zoom, zoom, zoom
I’m going to the moon! (slide hands together)
Who would like to take a trip, (fly hands upward)
Upon my magic rocket ship? (pretend to climb a ladder)
10-9-8 . . . (count with fingers)
Blast-off!

June 20, 2012 at 11:00 am Leave a comment

Baby Time June 20, 2012

Book
Baby Food by Margaret Miller

Music
Victor Vito by Laurie Berkner “Goodnight”
The Merry Music Makers kids on the Move by Paula Doak “Boogie Woogie Hand Jive”

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays
Swing Me Over
Swing me over the water,
Swing me over the sea,
Swing me over the garden wall,
And swing me home for tea.
Swing me over the treetops,
Swing me over the zoo,
Swing me over the garden wall,
And swing me back to you.

Are you sleeping – English
Are you sleeping, are you sleeping?
Brother John? Brother John?
Morning bells are ringing, Morning bells are ringing,
Ding ding dong, Ding ding dong

Frère Jacques – French
Frère Jacques, Frère Jacques,
Dormez vous? Dormez vous?
Sonnez les matines, Sonnez les matines,
Din, din, don! Din, din, don!

Mary, Mary, quite contrary
Mary, Mary, quite contrary,
How does your garden grow?
With silver bells and cockle-shells,
And pretty maids all in a row.

Humpty Dumpty
Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall
All the king’s horses and all the king’s men
Couldn’t put Humpty together again!

These are Baby’s Fingers
These are baby’s fingers.
Gently touch baby’s fingers.
These are baby’s toes.
Gently touch baby’s toes.
This is baby’s belly button.
Point to baby’s belly button.
Round and round it goes.
Trace circle on baby’s belly.

Cuckoo Clock
Sway side to side and lift in the air
Tick, tock, tick, tock.
I’m a little cuckoo clock.
Tick, tock, tick, tock,
Now it’s almost two o’clock.
Cuckoo! Cuckoo!

Pat a Cake
Pat a cake, pat a cake, baker’s man.
Bake me a cake as fast as you can.
Roll it and knead it and
Mark it with a “B,”
And toss it in the oven for baby and me!

June 20, 2012 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

Tuesday Storytime June 19, 2012

Books
Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me by Eric Carle
Cindy Moo by Lori Mortensen Illustrated by Jeff Mack

Music
Dream Big by Roger Day

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays
Aiken Drum
There was a man lived in the moon, in the moon, in the moon.
There was a man lived in the moon and his name was Aiken Drum.

His face was made of a pancake, a pancake, a pancake.
His face was made of a pancake and his name was Aiken Drum.

His hair was made of spaghetti, spaghetti, spaghetti.
His hair was made of spaghetti and his name was Aiken Drum.

His eyes were made of apples, apples, apples.
His eyes were made of apples and his name was Aiken Drum.

His ears were made of corncobs, corncobs, corncobs.
His ears were made of corncobs and his name was Aiken Drum.

His nose was made of a pickle, a pickle, a pickle.
His nose was made of a pickle and his name was Aiken Drum.

His mouth was made of a banana, a banana, a banana.
His mouth was made of a banana and his name was Aiken Drum.

Going on a Moonwalk (Call & answer)
We’re going on a moonwalk. We’re going on a moonwalk.
We’re all set to go! We’re all set to go!
Climb into the rocket. Climb into the rocket.
Fasten your seat belts. Fasten your seat belts.
Prepare for lift off! Prepare for lift off!
Countdown Countdown
(together) 10, 9, 8, 7,

Wait!     Wait!
Have you got your moon boots?      Have you got your moon boots?
No!      No!

Unfasten seat belt Unfasten seat belt
Climb out of the rocket Climb out of the rocket
Put on moon boots Put on moon boots
Back into the rocket Back into the rocket
Fasten seat belt Fasten seat belt
Prepare for lift off! Prepare for lift off!
Countdown Countdown
(together) 10, 9, 8, 7,
Wait! wait!
Have you got your helmet? Have you got your helmet?
No! No!

Unfasten seat belt Unfasten seat belt
Climb out of the rocket Climb out of the rocket
Put on helmet Put on helmet
Back into the rocket Back into the rocket
Fasten seat belt Fasten seat belt
Prepare for lift off! Prepare for lift off!
Countdown Countdown
(together ) 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, blast off!!!

Hey Diddle Diddle
Hey diddle, diddle
The cat and the fiddle
The cow jumped over the moon
The little dog laughed to see such sport
And the dish ran away with the spoon

June 19, 2012 at 9:00 am Leave a comment


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