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Animal Sounds

Books
Meow said the Cow by Emma Dodd
Life-Size Zoo by Teruyuki Komiya
What’s Your Sound, Hound the Hound? by Mo Willems

Music
Shake Your Sillies Out by Raffi, The Singable Songs Collection

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.

Animals in the Jungle
The Elephant in the jungle has a great big trunk
Great big trunk, Great big trunk,
The Elephant in the jungle has a great big trunk
All through the jungle

The Snake in the Jungle goes wiggle, wiggle, wiggle…
The Monkey in the Jungle goes climb, climb, climb…
The Turtle in the Jungle has a hard, hard, shell…
The Leopard in the jungle has spots, spots, spots…
The Frog in the jungle goes jump, jump, jump…
The Bird in the jungle goes flap, flap, flap…

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.

The Lady With the Alligator Purse
Miss Suzie had a baby, His name was Tiny Tim.
She put him in the bathtub, To see if he could swim.
He drank up all the water.
He ate up all the soap.
He tried to eat the bathtub, But it wouldn’t go down his throat.
Miss Suzie called the doctor,
Miss Suzie called the nurse.
Miss Suzie called the lady
With the alligator purse.
In came the doctor
In came the nurse
In came the lady
With the alligator purse.
“Measles,”  said the doctor.
“Mumps,” said the nurse.
“Nonsense,” said the lady
With the alligator purse.
“Penicillin” said the doctor
“Castor oil” said the nurse
“Pizza” said the lady
With the alligator purse
A penny for the doctor
A dime for the nurse
A dollar for the lady
With the alligator purse.
Out went the doctor.
Out went the nurse.
Out went the lady
With the alligator purse.

Ba Ba Black Sheep
Baa, baa, black sheep, Have you any wool?
Yes sir, yes sir, Three bags full.

One for the master,
One for the dame,
And one for the little boy
Who lives down the lane.

Baa, baa, black sheep, Have you any wool?
Yes sir, yes sir, Three bags full.

Old MacDonald Had a Farm w/ flannelboard
Old Macdonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O
And on that farm he had a cow, E-I-E-I-O
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, E-I-E-I-O

Continue with other animals.

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!

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January 31, 2013 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Baby Time January 30, 2013

Book
Ten Little Fingers by Annie Kubler

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays
Baby’s Fingers
Here are baby’s fingers.
Here are baby’s toes.
Here is baby’s belly button.
Round and round it goes.

Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes
Head, shoulders, knees, and toes.
Knees and toes.
Head, shoulders, knees, and toes.
Knees and toes
And eyes and ears and mouth and nose.
Head, shoulders, knees, and toes.
Knees and toes

Dance Your Fingers Up
Dance your fingers up and
Dance your fingers down.
Dance your fingers in and out
All around the town.

Dance them on your shoulders.
Dance them on your head.
Dance them on your tummy.
Tuck them into bed.

Up in the Air
Up, up, up in the air like this.
Down, down, down for a great big kiss.
Up like this, down for a kiss.
You’re my special baby! (big hug)

Up to the Ceiling
Up to the ceiling, (raise hands up)
Down to the floor, (put hands down)
Left to the window, (point left with left hand)
Right to the door. (point right with right hand)
This is my right hand—
Raise it up high. (raise right hand)
This is my left hand—
Reach for the sky. (raise left hand also)
Right hand, left hand,
Twirl them around. (twirl hands one over another)
Left hand, right hand,
Pound, pound, pound. (hit fists one on the other)

If You’re Happy and You Know It
If you’re happy and you know it wave your ribbons.
If you’re happy and you know it wave your ribbons.
If you’re happy and you know it then your face will surely show it.
If you’re happy and you know it wave your ribbons.

If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands.
If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands.
If you’re happy and you know it then your face will surely show it.
If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands.

January 30, 2013 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Tuesday Storytime – Unusual Pets

January 29th

Books

The Best Pet Ever by Victoria Roberts

My Bear Griz by Suzanne McGinness

Hieronymus Betts and His Unusual Pets by M.P. Robertson

Music

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Opening Song: Come Along and Sing With Me
(tune: Mary Had a Little Lamb)

Come along and sing with me,
sing with me,
sing with me.
Come along and sing with me,
on a sunny Tuesday.

Come along and clap with me…
Come along and jump with me…
Come along and stretch with me…
Come along and sit with m3…

5 Finger Rhyme: Five Little Speckled Frogs
Five little speckled frogs
Sitting on a speckled log
Eating the most delicious bugs…yum, yum
One jumped into the pool
Where it was nice and cool
Then there were four

Four little speckled frogs…
Three little speckled frogs…
Two little speckled frogs…
One little speckled frog…
And then there were none.

Movement Song: Teddy Bear Hip-Hop
(Lyrics by Jack Hartmann)

My Teddy Bear is a friend to me
He’s so cute, so cute and cuddly
I feel better when he’s near by
He makes me happy so I want to smile!

Little Bear, Little Bear turn around,
Little Bear, Litte Bear touch the ground,
Little Bear, Little Bear hip-hop dance,
Little Bear, Little Bear raise your hands,
Little Bear, Little Bear jump up high,
Little Bear, Little Bear cha-cha slide,

My Teddy Bear is a friend to me
He’s so cute, so cute and cuddly
I feel better when he’s near by
He makes me happy so I want to smile!

Litte Bear, Litte Bear shake your hips,
Little Bear, Little Bear blow a kiss,
Little Bear, Little Bear slow…it…down,
Little Bear, Little Bear sit on the ground.

Movement Song & Video: I’m A Gummy Bear

Movement Rhyme: Wiggle Worm Workout
(lyrics by Stephanie Burton)

I have two hands to clap, clap, clap,
And with my fingers I can snap, snap, snap,
With my feet I can stomp, stomp, stomp,
I can bend my knees and jump, jump, jump.

It’s the wiggle worm workout and it’s easy to do,
Just wiggle around for a minute or two.
Wiggle your fingers and shake your feet,
And dance all around room.

I have a head to nod, nod, nod,
I have a tummy I can rub, rub, rub,
I have two arms to shake, shake, shake,
And with my feet I can skate, skate, skate.

It’s the wiggle worm workout and it’s easy to do,
Just wiggle aroudn for a minute or two.
Wiggle your fingers and shake your feet,
And now we’re all done so have seat!

Movement Rhyme & Video: 5 Little Monkeys

Closing Song: We Wave Goodbye Like This
(tune:The Farmer in the Dell)

We wave goodbye like this,
We wave goodbye like this,
We clap our hands for all our friends
We wave goodbye like this.

January 29, 2013 at 1:05 pm Leave a comment

Equality

Books
It’s Okay to be Different by Todd Parr
What I Like About Me by Allia Zobel-Nolan
Barry, the Fish With Fingers by Sue Hendra
Music
The More We Get Together by Raffi, The Singable Songs Collection
First We’ll Tap Our Toes by Angela Russ- Ayon, Movin’ and Shakin’ for Youngsters

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.

Peace for Everyone
There was a man who had a dream,
Of peace for everyone.
P-E-A-C-E, P-E-A-C-E, P-E-A-C-E,
Peace for everyone!

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.

MLK Jr.
Let us dance, let us sing.
In praise of Martin Luther King.
A man of peace who stood up tall. He worked for fairness for us all.

We must be kind to one another,
Because he said, ‘All men are brothers.”

So let us try as we dance and sing,
To be like Martin Luther King.

We’ve Got the Whole World
We’ve got the whole world in our hands x4

We’ve got our moms and our dads in our hands x3
We’ve got the whole world in our hands

We’ve got our brothers and our sisters in our hands x3
We’ve got the whole world in our hands

We’ve got our aunts and our uncles in our hands x3
We’ve got the whole world in our hands

We’ve got our grandmas and our grandpas in our hands x3
We’ve got the whole world in our hands

We’ve got the whole world in our hands x4

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!

January 24, 2013 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Bathtime

January 22, 2013

Books
Rub-a-Dub Sub by Linda Ashman
Bubbles, Bubbles by Kathi Appelt
Animal Baths by Bob Barner

Music
“Bathtime” from Everything Grows by Raffi

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays
Opening Song: Come Along and Sing With Me
(tune: Mary Had a Little Lamb)
Come along and sing with me, sing with me, sing with me.
Come along and sing with me, on a sunny Tuesday.

Come along and clap with me . . .
Come along and jump with me…
Come along and stretch with me . . .
Come along and sit with me…

Song with Flannel Board: Sing a Song of Bubbles by LeeAnn Collins
(tune: If You’re Happy & You Know It)
There’s a sailboat in the tub, in the tub. (clap, clap)
There’s a sailboat in the tub, in the tub. (clap, clap)
There’s a sailboat in the tub,
Rub-a-dub-a-dub-a-dub
There’s a sailboat in the tub, in the tub. (clap, clap)
(…duckie, mermaid and shark)

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 Song: Wash our Hair
This is the way we wash our hair, wash our hair, wash our hair
This is the way we wash our hair,
Earl-ie in the morning

This is the way we wash our arms…
This is the way we scrub our backs…
This is the way we wash our knees…
This is the way we scrub our feet…
Don’t forget behind your ears….

Movement Song: If You’re Happy And You Know It
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands.
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands.
If you’re happy and you know it,
Then your face will surely show it.
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands.

If you’re happy and you know it, stamp your feet.
If you’re happy and you know it, jump up and down.
If you’re happy and you know it, spin around.
If you’re happy and you know it, sit back down.

Closing Song: We Wave Goodbye Like This
We wave goodbye like this
We wave goodbye like this
We clap our hands for all our friends
We wave goodbye like this

January 22, 2013 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Music & Movement – January 18, 2013

January 18, 2013

Books
A Kiss Means I Love You by Kathryn Madeline Allen, photographs by Eric Futran
The Marvelous Toy by Tom Paxton, illus. by Elizabeth Sayles

Music
“Bendable, Stretchable” – Action Songs for Preschoolers
“Shake My Sillies Out” – More Singable Songs by Raffi
“Dancing Scarf Blues” – Dancing Feet by Carole Peterson
“Shake Your Scarves” – Second Line by Johnette Downing
“The Freeze Dance” – Birthday Party Singalongs
“The Twist” – All-Time Favorite Dances

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Fingerplay: Dance Your Fingers Up
Dance your fingers up, dance your fingers down
Dance your fingers to the side, dance them all around.
Dance them on our shoulders, dance them on your head
Dance them on your tummy, and put them all to bed.

Fingerplay: I’m a Top
I am a top all wound up tight (clasp hands tightly together)
I whirl and whirl with all my might (make hands spin around each other quickly)
And now the whirls are out of me (stop whirling)
So I will rest as still as can be (fold hands)

Song: Wheels on the Bus
The wheels on the bus go round and round,
Round and round, round and round.
The wheels on the bus go round and round,
all through the town!

The people on the bus go up and down.
The horn on the bus goes beep, beep, beep.
The wipers on the bus go swish, swish, swish.

January 18, 2013 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

Toys

January 17, 2013

Books

Too Many Toys by David Shannon
The Marvelous Toy by Tom Paxton, illus. by Elizabeth Sayles
Where’s My T-R-U-C-K? by Karen Beaumont, illus. by David Catrow
Below by Nina Crews

Music

“Little Red Wagon” – Wiggleworms Love You
“Trucks” by Laurie Berkner, Victor Vito

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Movement Activity: Jack-in-the-Box
I’m Jack-in-the-box
I’m Jack-in-the-box
I crunch so very low
Turn the handle
Round and round and up I go
I’m Jack-in-the box
I’m Jack-in-the box
Just turn the handle and up I pop

Rhyme: My Favorite Toys
I have a lot of favorite toys.
I cannot choose just one.
I need to keep them all around
For different kinds of fun.

A book, a doll,
A drum, a ball,
And, of course my teddy bear.
A wagon, a trike,
And finally I like
The jack-in-the-box sitting there.

As you can see I need them all
For work and play and rest.
When you go home to find your toys,
Which ones do you like best?

Fingerplay: I am a Top
I am a top all wound up tight (clasp hands tightly together)
I whirl and whirl with all my might (make hands spin around each other quickly)
And now the whirls are out of me (stop whirling)
So I will rest as still as can be (fold hands)

Movement Activity: I Have a Dear Little Dolly
I have a dear little dolly
Who has eyes of bright blue (point to eyes)
She can open and shut them (blink)
And she smiles too (smile)
In the morning I dress her
And she goes out to play (index and middle fingers of one hand walk on open palm)
But I like best to rock her
At the end of the day (pretend to rock doll in arms)

Song: Shake Your Shaker
Shake your shaker in the air, shake it here, shake it there.
Shake your shaker in the air, shake your shaker.
Shake it high and shake it low, shake it yes, shake it no.
Shake it high and shake it low, shake your shaker.
Shake it up and shake it down, rub your shaker on the ground.
Shake it up and shake it down, shake your shaker.
Shake it near and shake it far, drive your shaker like a car.
Shake it near and shake it far, shake your shaker.
Shake it fast and shake it slow, shake it STOP, shake it GO.
Shake it fast and shake it slow, shake your shaker.

January 17, 2013 at 5:00 pm Leave a comment

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