Archive for July, 2012

Tuesday Storytime July 31, 2012

Books
Baby Bear’s Big Dreams by Jane Yolen
Isabella: Girl on the Go by Jennifer Fosberry

Music
Dream Big by Roger Day
Everybody Has a Face by Carole Peterson
Rocketship Run by Laurie Berkner

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.

If You’re Happy and You Know It
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands Clap! Clap!
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands Clap! Clap!
If you’re happy and you know it, and you really want to show it
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands Clap! Clap

Stomp your feet
Nod your head
Laugh out loud
Shout hurray!

Sometimes
Sometimes my hands are at my side
Hold hands at side
Then behind my back they hide
Put hands behind back
Sometimes I wiggle my fingers so
Wiggle your fingers
Shake them fast, shake them slow
Shake fingers fast and slow
Sometimes my hands go clap, clap, clap
Clap hands
Then I rest them in my lap
Rest hands in lap
Now they’re quiet as can be.
Because it’s listening time, you see.

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July 31, 2012 at 11:34 am Leave a comment

Night Animals

July 26, 2012

Books

Hello, Bumblebee Bat by Darrin Lunde, illus. by Patricia J. Wynne
Little Owl’s Night by Divya Srinivasan
Bandits by Johanna Wright
While the World is Sleeping by Pamela Duncan Edwards, illus. by Daniel Kirk

Music

“Mr. Owl” from Kimmy Schwimmy’s Kimmy Schwimmy, Vol. 1
“The Mice Go Marching” from Hal Palmer’s Rhythms on Parade
“Goodnight” from Laurie Berkner’s Victor Vito
Tickle Toe” from Jim Gill’s Jim Gill Makes it Noisy in Boise, Idaho
“Jump and Fly” from Laurie Berkner’s Rocketship Run

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Flannelboard Story: Five Little Owls
Five little owls on a dark, dark night.
Five little owls are quite a sight.
Five little owls. Are you keeping score?
One flies away and that leaves four.
Four little owls as happy as can be.
One flies away and that leaves three.
Three little owls calling, “Who, Who, Who!”
One flies away and that leaves two.
Two little owls having lots of fun.
One flies away and that leaves one.
One little owl and we’re almost done
He flies away and that leaves none!

July 26, 2012 at 5:00 pm Leave a comment

Baby Time July 25, 2012

Book
What’s on My Head by Margaret Miller

Music
Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays
The Beach Is Fun
1, 1 the beach is fun.
2, 2 see the inner tube.
3, 3 throw the Frisbee.
4, 4 hear the surf roar.
5, 5 watch the seals dive.
6, 6 there’s a kite doing tricks.
7, 7 shells eleven.
8, 8 a dolphin and his mate.
9, 9 swimmers in a line.
10, 10 I want to come again!

I Like to Ride My Bicycle
I like to ride my bicycle, (roll hands)
I ride it to the shop.
And when I see a big red light,
I know it’s time to stop. (one hand up )

I like to ride my bicycle, (roll hands)
I ride it to and fro.
And when I see a big green light,
I know it’s time to go. (roll hands faster)

Little Miss Muffet
Little Miss Muffet sat on a tuffet,
Eating her curds and whey,
Along came a spider who sat down beside her,
And frightened Miss Muffet away!

Red is Rojo (Tune = Are you sleeping?)
Red is rojo (ROW-hoe), green is verde (VER-day),
Blue azul (ah-ZOOL), negro (NEH-grow) black,
Yellow amarillo (ah-mah-REE-oh), purple is morado (mo-RAH-doe), Brown café (ca-FAY), gray is gris (grease).

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!

Silly Hat Song (Tune: This Old Man)
On my head, I wear my hat. It is such a silly hat My head will wiggle waggle to and fro Where else can my silly hat go?
On my foot, I wear my hat.
It is such a silly hat
My foot will wiggle waggle to and fro
Where else can my silly hat go?
[Repeat using elbow and knee.]

Eensy Weensy Spider

When James is eating Custard by John Foster

July 25, 2012 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

Tuesday Storytime July 24, 2012

Books
“I’m not scared!” by Jonathan Allen
Raccoon Tune by Nancy Shaw
Little Owl’s Night by Sivya Srinivasan

Music
Dream Big by Roger Day
Victor Vito by Laurie Berkner
Sleeping Bag Chant by Carole Peterson

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.

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.

Sometimes
Sometimes my hands are at my side
Hold hands at side
Then behind my back they hide
Put hands behind back
Sometimes I wiggle my fingers so
Wiggle your fingers
Shake them fast, shake them slow
Shake fingers fast and slow
Sometimes my hands go clap, clap, clap
Clap hands
Then I rest them in my lap
Rest hands in lap
Now they’re quiet as can be.
Because it’s listening time, you see.

July 24, 2012 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

When I Grow Up

July 19, 2012

Books

I Can Be Anything by Jerry Spinelli, illus. by Jimmy Liao
Baby Bear’s Big Dreams by Jane Yolen, illus. by Melissa Sweet
Community Helpers: Safety by Karen Durrie
Dog Loves Books by Louise Yates

Music

Dream Big! by Roger Day
“Take Me Out to the Ballgame” from Wiggleworms Love You
Down By the Station” from Kidsongs
“Parachute Bop” from Shakin’ the Chute by Michael Plunkett

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Movement Activity: See What I Can Do
(Tune: “Hokey-Pokey”)
Oh, I can reach up high,
Oh, I can reach down low.
Oh, I can clap real fast.
Oh, I can clap real slow.
I can do so many things,
I can twirl around.
That’s what I can do!

Oh, I can point up high,
Oh, I can point down low.
Oh, I can march real fast.
Oh, I can march real slow.
I can do so many things,
I can twirl around.
That’s what I can do!

Movement Activity: The Sleepy Firefighter
The sleepy firefighter climbs into bed (Yawn and stretch)
Down on the pillow he lays his head (Put head on hands and pretend to sleep)
Off goes the alarm (Clap)
And down the pole he slides (Make sliding down motion with hands)
He jumps into the truck
And to the fire he rides (Make driving motion with hands)

July 19, 2012 at 5:00 pm Leave a comment

Baby Time July 18, 2012

Book
Baby Faces by Margaret Miller

Music
 Victor Vito by Laurie Berkner “Goodnight”

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays
Baby Faces
Sometime baby faces cry. (pretend to cry)
Sometimes they will smile. (encourage big smiles)
Sometimes they will close their eyes. (encourage closing eyes)
And sleep for a while!. (tip head to one side and close eyes)
Night-night, babies.

Baby’s Ride
Bouncing baby on my knee,
Ride this horse to Tennessee.
Ride it fast and ride it slow.
Ride it to the rodeo!

Big A
Big A (open baby’s arms)
Little a (bring baby’s hands together)
Bouncing B
The cat’s in the cupboard
And he can’t see!
Peek-a-boo! (cover baby’s eyes)
I see you! (take hands away)

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.

The Vegetable Song
(Tune: “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star”)
Carrots, Peas, and Broccoli,
Vegetables are good for me.
For my snack and in my lunch,
Veggie sticks are great to munch.
Carrots, Peas, and Broccoli,
Vegetables are good for me.

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.
Then they’ll fly all around.
Then they’ll fly all 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!

Bats
When the moon comes up, out come the bats.
They move their wings this way and that.
(Sway baby side to side)

They swoop down low to eat their dinner,
(Sit baby on her bottom)
Then fly up high where the air is thinner.
(Lift baby)

They sleep all day,
(Rock baby in arms)
And they play all night,
(Tickle baby’s tummy)

But you hardly ever see them—
They’re always out of sight!
(Hide your eyes)

July 18, 2012 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

Tuesday Storytime July 17, 2012

Books

The Three Little Aliens and the Big Bad Robot by Margaret McNamara & Mark Fearing
Zoom, Rocket, Zoom! by Margaret Mayo

Music
Dream Big by Roger Day
Rocketship Run by Laurie Berkner

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.

Going on a Moonwalk
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?  No!     Have you got your moon boots?  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?  No!     Have you got your helmet?  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!!!

Nine Little Planets (tune: “Ten Little Indians”)
One little two little three little planets
Four little five little six little planets
Seven little eight little nine little planets
Orbiting around the sun.

Mercury Venus and the Earth
Mars Jupiter and Saturn
Uranus Neptune and Pluto
Orbiting around the sun.

Sometimes
Sometimes my hands are at my side
Hold hands at side
Then behind my back they hide
Put hands behind back
Sometimes I wiggle my fingers so
Wiggle your fingers
Shake them fast, shake them slow
Shake fingers fast and slow
Sometimes my hands go clap, clap, clap
Clap hands
Then I rest them in my lap
Rest hands in lap
Now they’re quiet as can be.
Because it’s listening time, you see.

July 17, 2012 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

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