Archive for February, 2013

Hats

Books
Twelve Hats for Lena by Karen Katz
I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen
A Hat For Minerva Louise by Janet Morgan Stoeke
Under My Hood I Have a Hat by Karla Kuskin

Music
My Hat, It Has Three Corners by Eric Litwin, Rockin’ Red
I Like My Hat by Carole Peterson, Stinky Cake
Dance, Freeze, Melt by Eric Litwin, Rockin’ Red

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.

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.

My Head
(Suit actions to words)
This is the circle that is my head.
This is my mouth with which words are said.
These are my eyes with which I see.
This is my nose that is part of me.
This is the hair that grows on my head.
And this is my hat I wear on my head.

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
Blink your eyes
Wave goodbye!

February 28, 2013 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Baby Time February 27, 2013

Book
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown

Music
“Shake Your Scarves” by Johnette Downing, The Second Line

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays
Rockabye, Baby
Rockabye, baby, in the tree top,
When the wind blows the cradle will rock.
When the bough breaks the cradle will fall,
And down will come baby, cradle and all.

Row, Row, Row Your Boat
Row, row, row your boat.
Gently down the stream.
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily.
Life is but a dream.

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.

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)

Good Morning to You!
Good morning to you!
Good morning to you!
We’re all in our places
With bright shining faces.
Oh this is the way,
To start a great day!

Good evening to you!
Good evening to you!
Stars and moon in their places
They go through their paces.
Oh this is the way,
To end a good day!

February 27, 2013 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Royal Storytime

February 26, 2013

Books
King Jack and the Dragon by Peter Bentley
Who Wants a Dragon? By James Mayhew

Music
“Mr. Eric’s Jumping Song” from The Big Silly With Mr. Eric by Eric Litwin

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…

Movement Song: The Noble Duke of York
Oh, the noble Duke of York
He had ten thousand men.
He marched them up to the top of the hill
And he marched them down again.
Oh, when they’re up, they’re up
And when they’re down, they’re down.
And when they’re only halfway up
They’re neither up nor down!

Movement Rhyme: 10 Little Fingers
I have ten little fingers, and they all belong to me.
I can make them do things, would you like to see?
I can shut them tight.
I can open them wide.
I can put them together.
I can make them hide.
I can make them fly high.
I can make them fly low.
I can fold them like this and hold them just so.

Flannel Board: Color Dragons
Red dragon,
Green dragon,
Grey dragon.
Blue…
Orange dragon,
Teal dragon,
Purple dragon, too!
How many dragons do we see?
Count them now along with me.

Fly away purple dragon,
Fly away blue.
Wave goodbye to two!
How many dragons do we see now?
Count them along with me.

Movement Song: The Wings of the Dragon
The wings of the dragon go up and down,
up and down, up and down.
The wings of the dragon go up and down,
all through the land.
The princess in the tower says, “Please save me!”
The knight scares the dragon far away
The people in the kingdom jump and shout!
All through the land.

Movement Rhyme: Dragon Dragon
Dragon dragon turn around.
Dragon dragon touch the ground.
Dragon dragon fly up high.
Dragon dragon float in the sky.
Dragon dragon shake your tail.
Dragon dragon move slow like a snail.
Dragon Dragon give a roar.
Dragon dragon sit back down on the floor.

Movement Song: Castle Capers
I am the king of running,
I run and run and run.
My subjects all run with me,
And we have so much fun!
I am the prince of turning,
I turn and turn and turn.
My subjects all turn with me
It’s an easy thing to learn!
I am the princess of dancing,
I dance and dance and dance
My subjects all dance with me
And dance when they get the chance!
I am the Queen of jumping,
I jump and jump and jump.
My subjects all jump with me
And sit down with a bump.

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

February 26, 2013 at 10:00 am 1 comment

Circus Time

February 22, 2013

Books
Circus Parade by Harriet Ziefert
Roar! A Noisy Counting Book by Pamela Duncan Edwards

Music
“The Tempo Marches On” from Jim Gill sings do re mi on his toe leg knee by Jim Gill

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays
Fingerplay: Ten Little Clowns
Ten little clowns stood in a row,
They bowed their heads to the crowd just so.
They ran to the left,
And ran to the right.
A lion growled real loud,
And gave the clowns a fright!

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: If You Are 2 Today
If you are two today, two today, two today.
If you are two today, jump up and shout hooray!
Three today…
Four today…
Five today…
Six today…
At storytime today…

Movement Song: If You’re a Monkey And You Know
If you’re a monkey and you know it jump up high.
Flamingo…flap your wings
Crocodile…snap your jaws.
Rhino…stomp the ground.
Lion…roar out loud

Movement Song: Clap, Clap, Clap Your Hands
Clap, clap, clap your hands
Clap your hands with me
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily
Clap your hands with me.

Jump, jump, jump up high
Jump up high with me.

Spin, spin, spin around
Spin around with me.

Stomp, stomp, stomp your feet.
Stomp your feet with me.

Pat, pat, pat your knees.
Pat your knees with me.

Wave, wave, wave hello
Wave hello with me!
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily
Wave at all you see.

Closing Song: 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!”

February 22, 2013 at 10:26 am Leave a comment

Bubbly Bathtime

February 21, 2013

Books

Who’s in the Tub? by Sylvie Jones, illus. by Pascale Constantin
Animal Baths by Bob Barner
Dini Dinosaur by Karen Beaumont, illus. by Daniel Roode
Dog’s Colorful Day by Emma Dodd

Music

“Wash Your Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes” by Joanie Bartels, Bathtime Magic
“Three Little Fishies” by Joanie Bartels, Bathtime Magic

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Fingerplay: Bubble Bath (by Rob Reid)
Bubbly, bubbly, bubble bath (wiggle all ten fingers)
Fill to the top (raise fingers overhead)
Listen to the bubbly bubbles (cup hand to ear)
Pop! Pop! Pop! (clap three times)

Flannel Song: Sing a Song of Bubbles (by LeeAnn Collins)
(Tune: If You’re Happy and 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
There’s a sailboat in the tub,
Rub-a-dub-a-dub-a-dub
There’s a sailboat in the tub, in the tub
Duckie . . . mermaid . . . shark

Movement Rhyme: After a Bath (by Aileen Fisher)
After my bath,
I try, try, try
To wipe myself
‘Till 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

Flannel story: Elephants in the Bathtub
One elephant in the bathtub
Going for a swim
Knock, knock (clap twice)
Splash, splash (slap knees twice)
Come on in! (motion with both hands to come in)
Two elephants in the bathtub . . .

Five elephants in the bathtub
Going for a swim
Knock, knock
Splash, splash
It all fell in!

Song: This is the Way We 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, so early in the morning
This is the way we . . .
Wash our arms
Scrub our backs
Wash our knees
Scrub our feet
Don’t forget behind your ears

February 21, 2013 at 11:07 am Leave a comment

Exercise

Books
Get Up and Go! by Nancy Carlson
From Head to Toe by Eric Carle
How Can You Dance? by Rick Walton

Music
First I’m Stretching by Abridge Club, Movin’ and Shakin’ for Youngsters
Put Your Hands on Your Hips by Mark D. Pencil, Exercise Party
Clap Your Hands by Old Town School of Folk Music, Wiggleworms Love You
The Wiggle Song by Carole Peterson, Sticky Bubble Gum… And Other Tasty Tunes

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.

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 your shoulders, dance them on your head.
Dance them on your tummy, and put them all to bed.

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
Blink your eyes
Wave goodbye!

February 21, 2013 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Baby Time February 20, 2013

Book
I Like Fruit by Lorena Siminovich

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays
Pat-A-Cake
Pat a cake, pat a cake, Baker’s man.
Bake me a cake as fast as you can.
Roll it and pat it, and mark it with a B,
And put it in the oven for baby and me!

Muffin Man
Oh, do you know the muffin man,
The muffin man, the muffin man?
Oh, do you know the muffin man,
Who lives on Drury lane?

Oh yes, I know the muffin man,
The muffin man, the muffin man.
Oh yes, I know the muffin man.
He lives on Drury lane.

Baby’s Fingers
These are baby’s fingers. (Touch baby’s fingers)
These are baby’s toes. (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)

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)

Did You Ever See a Fishy? (Tune: Did you ever see a lassie?)
Did you ever see a fishy, a fishy, a fishy?
Did you ever see a fishy swim this way and that?
Swim this way and that way,
And this way and that way.
Did you ever see a fishy swim this way and that?

Yes, I’ve seen a fishy, a fishy, a fishy.
Yes, I’ve seen a fishy swim this way  and that.
Swim this way and that way,
And this way and that way.
Yes, I’ve seen a fishy swim this way and that.

Swim Your Fish! (Tune: Row Your Boat)
Swim, swim, swim your fish.
As fast as fast can be.
Do it now, let me see.
Do it now with me.

Clap, clap, clap your hands.
As loudly as can be…

Tap, tap, tap your fish.
As softly as can be…

Roll, roll, roll your hands.
As quickly as can be…

February 20, 2013 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

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