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Baby Time October 31, 2012

Book
ABC Look at Me by Roberta Grobel Intrater

Music
A Smooth Road to London Town by Kathy Reid-Naiman
Victor Vito by Laurie Berkner “Goodnight”

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays
Little Miss Muffet
Little Miss Muffet sat on a tuffet
Eating her curds and whey,
Along came a spider and sat down beside her,
And frightened Miss Muffet away.

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)

Autumn Leaves Are Falling Down (Tune: London Bridge)
Autumn leaves are falling down,
Falling down, falling down.
Autumn leaves are falling down,
All over town.

The cold wind blows them all around,
All around, all around.
The cold wind blows them all around,
All over town.

Take a rake and pile them up,
Pile them up, pile them up.
Take a rake and pile them up,
All over town.

Little Bo-peep
Little Bo-peep has lost her sheep,
And doesn’t know where to find them.
Leave them alone and they’ll come home,
Wagging their tails behind them.

My Grandma is Coming to Visit
(Tune of “My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean”)
My grandma is coming to visit,
My grandma is coming to play,
My grandma is coming to visit,
She’s coming to visit today!

Chorus:
Waiting, waiting,
Oh waiting for Grandma today, today.
Waiting, waiting,
Oh waiting for Grandma today, today.

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.

October 31, 2012 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

Monsters Oh My!

October 30, 2012

Books
The Monster Who Lost His Mean By Tiffany Strelitz Haber
The Monster At the End of This Book By Jon Stone
Go Away Big Green Monster! by Edward Emberley
What Am I? Halloween By Anne Margaret Lewis

Music
“Dem Bones” from Spooky Favorites

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays
Movement Rhyme: What Do Monsters Do?
What do monsters do?
They stretch up high and touch their toes.
What do monsters do?
They comb their purple hair.
What do monsters do?
They stick out their green tongues.
What do monsters do?
They brush their teeth with a broom.
What do monsters do?
They shake their bright blue arms.
What do monsters do?
They wiggle their orange ears.
Boy, am I glad that I’m not a monster!

Movement Song: One Little Monster
One little, two little,
Three little monsters
Four little, five little,
Six little monsters
Seven little, eight little,
Nine little monsters
Ten of them can’t scare me!

Jump, jump, jump, jump, jump little monsters.
Jump, jump, jump, jump, jump little monsters.
Jump, jump, jump, jump, jump little monsters.
Spin around and count backwards from 10!

Ten little, nine little,
Eight little monsters
Seven little, six little,
Five little monsters,
Four little, three little,
Two little monsters,
One of them can’t scare me!

Jump, jump, jump, jump, jump little monsters.
Jump, jump, jump, jump, jump little monsters.
Jump, jump, jump, jump, jump little monsters.
Spin around and sit back down!

Movement Rhyme: Open Shut Them
Open, shut them.
Open, shut them.
Give a little clap.
Open, shut them.
Open, shut them.
Put 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.
Put them in your lap.

Movement Rhyme: Monster Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes

Monster head, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes.
Monster head, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes.
Monster eyes and ears and mouth and nose.
Monster head, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes!

Movement Rhyme: Monster Monster
Monster, monster, turn around.
Monster, monster, touch the ground.
Monster, monster, reach up high.
Monster, monster, squint your eyes.
Monster, monster, show your teeth.
Monster, monster, stamp your feet.
Monster, monster sit right down.
Monster, monster clap your hands.
Monster, monster quiet please.

October 30, 2012 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Music & Movement – October 26, 2012

October 26, 2012

Books
Can You Make a Scary Face? by Jan Thomas
Ten Little Mummies by Philip Yates

Music
“First I’m Stretching” by Abridge Club, Movin’ & Shakin’ for Youngsters
“I Can Shake My Shaker Egg” by Eric Litwin, Rockin’ Red
“Dem Bones” by Music for Little People, Spooky Favorites
“Silly Dance Contest” by Jim Gill, Jim Gill’s Sneezing Songs
“Monster Boogie” by Laurie Berkner, Buzz Buzz

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays
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.

Fingerplay: 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,
Then fold them in your lap like me.

Fingerplay: Five Little Pumpkins
5 little pumpkins sitting on a gate.
The first one said, “Oh, my it’s getting late!”
The second one said, “We don’t care!”
The third one said, “There are leaves all in the air!”
The fourth one said, “I’m ready for some fun!”
The fifth one said, “Let’s run and run and run!”
Then Whoooooosh… went the wind,
And out went the light!
And the 5 little pumpkins rolled out of sight.

Fingerplay: 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 don’t let them in!
Open, shut them
Open, shut them
Lay them in your lap.

Wave High, Wave Low,
I think it’s time, we gotta go.
Wave your elbows, wave your toes,
Wave your tongue and wave your nose.
Wave your knees, wave your lips,
Blow a kiss with fingertips.
Wave your chin, wave your eye,
Wave your hand and say “Goodbye!”

October 29, 2012 at 1:42 pm 1 comment

Scary

Books
Frank Was a Monster Who Wanted to Dance by Keith Graves
J is for Jack-O-Lantern by Denise Brennan-Nelson
Pumpkin Trouble by Jan Thomas

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays
Clap and Sing Hello! (tune: Farmer in the Dell)
We clap and sing hello,
We clap and sing hello,
With our friends at storytime,
We clap and sing hello!

We wave and sing hello
We wave and sing hello,
With our friends at storytime,
We wave and sing hello!

We stomp and sing hello,
We stomp and sing hello,
With our friends at storytime,
We wave and sing hello!

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.

Five Little Jack-O-Lanterns
5 Little Jack-O-Lanterns sitting in a row
5 Little Jack-O-Lanterns faces all aglow
Along came the stormy wind
Looking for some fun
Gave a huff and a puff
And blew out every one

Itsy Bitsy Spider
The itsy bitsy spider went up the waterspout.
Down came the rain and washed the spider out.
Out came the sun and dried up all the rain.
And the itsy bitsy spider went up the spout again.

If You Ever See a Monster (tune: Have You Ever Seen a Lassie?)
If you ever see a monster,
A big ugly monster.
If you ever see a monster,
Here’s what you do!
Make this face……
And this face…..
And this face…..
And this face…..
If you ever see a monster…
Be sure to shout…BOOOOO!!!!

We Can
We can jump, jump, jump,
We can hop, hop, hop,
We can clap, clap, clap,
We can stomp, stomp, stomp.
We can nod our heads for yes,
We can shake our heads for no.
We can bend our knees a tiny bit,
And sit down slow

Flutter, Flutter, Little Bat (tune: Twinkle, Twinkle)
Flutter, flutter little bat
How I wonder where you’re at
Up above the midnight sky
Peeking down with yellow eyes
Flutter, flutter little bat
How I wonder where you’re at

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
Blink your eyes
Wave goodbye!

October 25, 2012 at 11:39 am Leave a comment

Baby Time October 24, 2012

Book
A B C Look at Me by Roberta Grobel Intrater

Music
Fins and Grins by Johnette Downing “Most Fish Swim”

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays
Alphabet Forward and Backward!
 A, B, C, D, E, F, G,
H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P,
Q, R, S,
T, U, V,
W, X,
Y and Z
Now I know my ABCs.
Next time sing them backwards with me!
 
Z, Y, X, W, V, U, T,
S, R, Q, P, O, N, M, L, K
J, I, H,
G, F, E,
D, C,
B and A
Now I’ve said my ZYXs.
Bet that’s not what you expected!

I’m a Little Fishy (to the tune of “I’m a Little Teapot”)
I’m a little fishy, I can swim
Here is my tail and here is my fin
When I want to have fun with my friends
I wiggle my tail and dive right in

Acka-Backa soda cracker (Bounce gently or sway)
Acka-backa soda cracker, acka-backa-boo,
Acka-backa soda cracker, I love you.
Acka-backa soda cracker, acka-backa-boo,
Acka-backa soda cracker, (lift) up goes you!
(BIG HUG) 

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.

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

Dogs & Cats

October 23, 2012

Books
Move Over, Rover! By Karen Beaumont
I Don’t Like Gloria By Kaye Umansky
Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes By Eric Litwin

Music
“Let’s Get Started” from Kids on the Move by the Merry Music Maker
“Shake My Sillies Out” from More Singable Songs By Raffi

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays
Fingerplay: Ten Little Animals
Ten little animals standing in a row.
They nod their heads just so.
They ran to the left,
And they ran to the right.
They stand up and stretch in the bright sunlight.
Along comes a skunk that’s in for some fun.
WOW! See those little animals run!

Flannel Board: Little Cat
One little cat and two little cats
Went for a romp one day.
One little cat and two little cats
Make how many cats at play?
Three little cats had lots of fun
Till growing tired, away ran one.
I really think he was most unkind.
How many cats were left behind!

Two little cats and three little cats
Went for a romp one day.
Two little cats and three little cats
Make how many cats at play?
Five little cats had lots of fun.
Till growing tired, away ran one.
I really think he was most unkind.
How many cats were left behind?

Movement Song: This is the Way We Clap Our Hands (Tune of “Mulberry Bush”)
This is the way we clap our hands
Clap our hands, clap our hands.
This is the way we clap our hands,
So early in the morning.

Stop our feet (march)
Shake our legs (shake)
Swing our arms (Swing)
Nod our heads (nod)
Blink our eyes (blink)
Yawn our mouth (Yawn)

October 22, 2012 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Music & Movement – October 19, 2012

October 19, 2012

Books
Boogie Monster by Josie Bissett
Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons by Eric Litwin

Music
“First I’m Stretching” from Movin’ and Shakin’ For Youngsters
“Super Silly Tango” by Eric Litwin, from Yummy Yellow
“Hands Are For Clapping” by Jim Gill, from Jim Gill Sings the Sneezing Song & Other Contagious Tunes
“Parachute Bop” by Michael Plunkett, from Shakin’ The Chute
“Parachute Rollerball” from Playtime Parachute Fun

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays
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

Fingerplay: Open Them, Shut Them
Open them, shut them
Open them, shut them
Give a little clap.

Open them, shut them
Open them, shut them
Put them in your lap

Creep them, creep them up to your chin
Open your mouth, but do not let them in

Open them, shut them
Open them, shut them
Put them in your lap

Fingerplay: I’m a Little Teapot
I’m a little teapot
Short and stout.
Here is my handle, here is my spout.
When I get all steamed up, hear me shout
Tip me over and pour me out

Fingerplay: Wave Goodbye
Wave high, wave low,
I think it’s time, we gotta go.
Wave your elbows, wave your toes,
Wave your tongue, and wave your nose.
Wave your knees, wave your lips,
Blow a kiss with fingertips.
Wave your chin, wave your eye,
Wave your hand and say “Goodbye!”

October 19, 2012 at 11:30 am Leave a comment

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