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Music & Movement – April 26, 2013

April 26, 2013

Books
In the Rain with Baby Duck by Amy Hest, illus by Jill Barton

The Wind Blew- Pat Hutchins

Music
Muddy Water Puddle” by Hap Palmer, Sally the Swinging Snake

“Ducks Like Rain” Raffi, featuring Ken Whiteley, Raffi Rise and Shine

“Leaky Umbrella” by Jim Gill, The Sneezing Song and Other Contagious Tunes (used wrist ribbons)

Songs, Rhymes & Finger Plays

Song: 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 gt together, the happier we’ll be.

Finger Play: Raindrops
Pitter-patter raindrops, falling from the sky.
(wiggle fingers to imitate falling rain)
Here is my umbrella, to keep me safe and dry.
(hands over head)
When the rain is over, and the sun begins to glow,
(make large circle with arms)
Little flowers begin to bud;
(cup your hands together)
and grow and grow and grow.

Finger Play with Wrist Ribbons: Spring Wind Blows 
The spring wind blows this way and that,
Oops! Watch Out! There goes my hat.
(wave hands above head)

The spring wind blows round and round.
It blew my hat across the ground.
(move arms in a rolling motion)

The spring wind blows. Spin, spin, spin!
Oops, it blew my hat again!
(move hands in a circular upward motion)

The spring wind blew left and right.
Then it blew my hat out of sight!
(move hands to the left, then right and wave bye, bye)

Poem with Parachute: Five little Birdies 
One little birdie flew and flew,
along came another one and that made two.
One… Two…

Two little birdies, busy as could be,
Along came another one and that made three.
One… Two… Three…

Three little birdies wanted one more,
Along came another one and that made four.
One… Two… Three.. Four…

Four little birdies glad to be alive,
Along came another one and that made five.
One… Two… Three… Four… Five…

Five little birdies flying very high,
Flapping wings and soaring, up in the sky.

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 eyes,
Wave you hand and say “Goodbye!”

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April 27, 2013 at 12:54 pm Leave a comment

Thursday Storytime – Blast Off!

April 25th

Books

Three Little Aliens and the Big Bad Robot by Margaret McNamara
Eight Days Out by Linda McReynolds

Music

Rocketship Run by Laurie Berkner Band

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays
Opening Song: 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 stomp and sing hello,
We stomp and sing hello,
With our friends at storytime,
We stomp and sing hello!

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

Fingerplay: Sometimes
Sometimes my hands are at my side,
then behing my back they hide.
Sometimes I wiggle my fingers so.
Shake them fast, shake them slow.
Sometimes my hands go clap, clap, clap.
Then I rest them in my lap.
Now they’re quiet as can be.
Because it’s listening time, you see.

Rhyme: Four Little Stars
Four little stars,
winking at me.
One shot off,
then there were three!

Three little stars,
with nothing to do.
One shot off,
then there were two.

Two little stars,
afraid of the sun.
One shot off,
then there was one.

One little star,
Alone is no fun.
It shot off,
then there was none!

Song: Twinkle, Twinkle, Real Star
(tune: twinkle, twinkle, little star)
Twinkle, twinkle, little star, I know what you really are,
Giant ball of glowing gas, One of billions in a mass,
Twinkle, twinkle, little star, oh how big you really are!
Twinkle, twinkle, giant star, larger than the Earth by far.
Since your distance is a lot, you look like a tiny dot.
Twinkle, twinkle, giant star, very bright, yet very far.
Stars are twinkling, every one, some are bigger than the sun.
Just a twinkle in the sky, just because you’re oh so high.
Twinkle, twinkle, little star, oh how big you really are.

Action Song: If You’re Going to the Moon
If you’re going to the moon, stomp your boots (stomp, stomp)
If you’re going to the moon, stomp your boots (stomp, stomp)
If you’re going to the moon, this is what you have to do
If you’re going to the moon, stomp your boots (stomp, stomp)
…clap your gloves (clap, clap)
…pat your helmet (pat, pat)
…then blast off! ZOOM! (jump)

Action Rhyme: Zoom, Zoom, Zoom
Zoom, zoom, zoom (rub hands)
We’re going to the moon (fly hands upward)
If you want to take the trip
Climb aboard my rocketship (pretend climb a ladder)
Zoom, zoom, zoom (rub hands)
We’re going to the moon!
10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 (slowly crouch down)
BLAST OFF! (jump up)
Zoom, zoom, zoom (rub hands)
We’ve landed on the moon! (stand proud)

Puppets: Reach for the Stars
Bend and strech, reach for the stars,
There goes Jupiter and there goes Mars.
Bend and strech, reach for the sky,
Up on tip-e-toes, oh so high.
Wait a minute!
What was that? (animal noise)
There goes a (present animal)
How ’bout that!

Action Rhyme: Alien Alien, Turn Around
Alien, alien, turn around.
Alien, alien, touch the ground.
Alien, alien, jump up high.
Alien, alien, touch the sky.
Alien, alien, tie your shoe,
Alien, alien, that will do.

Closing Rhyme: Tickle the Clouds
Tickle the clouds,
tickle your toes,
turn around,
and tickle your noes.
Reach down low,
and jump up high.
Storytime’s over,
so wave goodbye.

April 25, 2013 at 12:19 pm Leave a comment

Baby Time: April 24, 2013

Book
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr., illus. by Eric Carle

Music

“This is the Way We Clean the House” by Bob McGrath & Katherine Smithrim, Songs & Games for Toddlers
“Shake Your Dragon Tail” from Dragon Tales: Dragon Tunes

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Star Light Star Bright
Star light, star bright
First star I see tonight
I wish I may, I wish I might
Have the wish I wish tonight

Jack Be Nimble, Jack Be Quick
Jack be nimble (bounce child on lap)
Jack be quick
Jack jump over the candlestick (lift child up)

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

Apple Tree
Way up high in an apple tree (hold arms above head, fingers spread)
Two little apples did I see (make fists)
So I shook that tree as hard as I could (wiggle entire body)
Down came the apples (lower arms)
Mmmmmmm, they were good! (rub tummy)

Criss-Cross Applesauce
Criss, cross, applesauce (draw an X on child’s back with fingers)
Spiders running up your back (walk fingers up child’s back)
Cool breeze (blow gently on back of child’s head)
Tight squeeze (give child a big hug)
Now you’ve got the shivers! (tickle child gently all over)

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

Music & Movement – Just Dance

APRIL 19th

Books

Hilda Must Be Dancing by Karma Wilson
Dinosaurumpus by Tony Mitton

Music
Dancing in the Street by Georgiana Stewart’s Aerobics for Kids
Dancing Scarf Blues by Carole Peterson
Shaking Everywhere by Jim Gill

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays
Opening Song: 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: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

Rhyme: Five Little Ballerinas
Five little ballerians dance across the floor
one twirled away and then there were four.
Four little ballerians strechted tall like a tree
one leaped away and then there were three.
Three little ballerinas dressed in tutus of blue
one danced away and then there were two.
Two little ballerians having lots of fun
One twirled away and then there was one.
One little ballerian dancing all along
She danced away and then there were none

Props: Scarves

Movement Activity: Rainbow Dancers
RAINBOW dancers let’s get ready
Hold your scarves nice and steady.
You’ll hear the colors of the RAINBOW.
Listen for your time to go.

Shake red
Shake orange
Shake yellow
Shake green
Shake blue
Shake purple

Red scarves turn around,
Orange scarves up and down.
Yellow scarves reach up high,
Green scarves fly, fly, fly.

RAINBOW dancers, dance around,
Scarves swirl up and scarves swirl down.
Overhead and on the ground,
RAINBOWS flying all around.

Shake purple
Shake blue
Shake green
Shake yellow
Shake orange
Shake red

Blue scarves tickle your nose,
Purple scarves touch your toes.
Everybody dance around,
Swirl your scarves up and swirl your scarves down.

RAINBOW dancers dance around,
Scarves swirl up and scarves swirl down.
RAINBOW dancers wave to a friend,
Our colorful dance is at an end.

Fingerplay: Thelma Thumb
Thelma Thumb is up, Thelma Thumb is down
Thelam Thumb is dancing all around the town.
Dance her on your shoulders
Dance her on your head
Dancer her on your knees
and tuck her into bed.

Action Rhyme: Clap Your Hands
(Tune: Row Your Boat)
Clap, clap, clap your hands, clap your hands together
Clap, clap, clap your hands, clap your hands together.
…wiggle your fingers fast.
…shake your shoulders up and down,
…move your hips around
…bend your knees right now
…slide your feet across the floor
…dance around together

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!”

April 19, 2013 at 12:54 pm Leave a comment

Books & Libraries

April 18, 2013

Books

Lottie Paris and the Best Place by Angela Johnson, illus. by Scott M. Fischer
How Do You Read to a Rabbit? by Andrea Wayne von Konigslow
Dog Loves Books by Louise Yates
Book! Book! Book! by Deborah Bruss, illus. by Tiphanie Beeke (adapted as flannel story)

Music

“Library Song” by Tom Chapin, Moonboat
“Readers’ Hokey Pokey” by Georgiana Stewart, Circle Time Activities
“Let’s Read and Rock” by Greg & Steve, Ready . . . Set . . . Move!

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Fingerplay: Here is My Book/I Love Books
Here is my book,
(hold hands together as if a book, then open)
I open it wide,
To see all the pictures,
that are inside.

I love books, and they love me,
I get them free at the library.
Read them once, read them twice,
Library books are oh, so nice!

Song: ABCs & ZYXs
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!

Song: Read a Book
(Tune: Row, row, row your boat)
Read, read, read a book
Travel anywhere,
Worldwide, you decide
A book will take you there.
Read, read, read a book,
Beginning to the end,
What a way to spend the day,
A book’s a special friend!

April 18, 2013 at 6:00 pm Leave a comment

Thursday Storytime – Zany Zoo!

April 18th

Books

Actual Size Zoo by Teruyuki Komiya
Two at the Zoo by Danna Smith
From Head to Toe by Eric Carle
Going to the Zoo by Tom Paxton

Music

Six Little Monkeys by Yosi
At the Zoo by Merry Music Makers

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays
Opening Song: 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 sit and say hello!

Fingerplay: Sometimes
Sometimes my hands are at my side,
then behing my back they hide.
Sometimes I wiggle my fingers so.
Shake them fast, shake them slow.
Sometimes my hands go clap, clap, clap.
Then I rest them in my lap.
Now they’re quiet as can be.
Because it’s listening time, you see.

Flannelboard: Five Elephants in the Bathtub
One elephant in the bathtub
Going for a swim.
Knock, knock, (Clap twice with “Knock, Knock.”)
Splash, splash, (Slap knees twice with “Splash, Splash.”)
Come on in! (Motion with both hands to come in.)

Two elephants in the bathtub…etc.
(Until…)

Five elephants in the bathtub
Going for a swim.
Knock, knock,
Splash, splash,
Oh no! They’ve ALL fallen in!

Song: The Seals on the Bus
The seals on the bus go
errp, errp, errp (clap along)
errp, errp, errp (clap along)
errp, errp, errp (clap along)
The seals on the bus go
errp, errp, errp
All around the zoo.

The bears on the bus go
grrr, grrr, grrr (one hand paw)

The monkeys on the bus go
eeeh, eeeh, eeeh (tickle armpits)

The snakes on the bus go
hiss, hiss, hiss (wave hands together)

The tigers on the bus go
roar, roar, roar (two hands paw)

Action Rhyme: An Elephant
An elephant goes like this and that!
(stomp your right foot and then left)

He’s terribly big and terribly fat!
(draw arms out wide)

He has no fingers. He has no toes.
(wiggle fingers and toes)

but goodness gracious, what a nose!
(clasp hands and swing arms like a trunk)

Let’s hear you roar like a lion!
Let’s see you jump like a frog.
Let’s see you snap your jaws like a crocodile.
Let’s hear you howl like a dog.
Pretend you’re an elephant with a big, long trunk.
Pretend you’re a monkey; let’s see you jump, jump, jump.
And now you’re a mouse. Just let me see
How very, very quiet you can be.

Six Little Monkeys
(music by Yosi)
Six little monkeys
swinging in a tree (swing arms)
teasing Mr. Alligator
“can’t catch me, no you can’t catch me” (wag finger)

along came Mr. Alligator quiet as can be
Annnd SNAP! (clap)

Scared one monkey right out of that tree

Closing Rhyme: Tickle the Clouds
Tickle the clouds.
Tickle your toes.
Turn around,
and tickle your nose.
Reach down low,
and jump up high!
Storytime’s over
so wave goodbye.

April 18, 2013 at 12:28 pm Leave a comment

Baby Time: April 17, 2013

Book
Time for Bed by Mem Fox

Music

“Skip to My Lou” performed by Anne-Marie Akin, Songs for Wiggleworms
“Wiggle Song” from Dragon Tales: Dragon Tunes

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Criss-Cross Applesauce
Criss, cross, applesauce (draw an X on child’s back with fingers)
Spiders running up your back (walk fingers up child’s back)
Cool breeze (blow gently on back of child’s head)
Tight squeeze (give child a big hug)
Now you’ve got the shivers! (tickle child gently all over)

This Little Piggie
This little piggie went to market
This little piggie stayed home
This little piggie had roast beef
This little piggie had none
And this little piggie cried, “Wee! Wee! Wee!”
All the way home

The 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 wipers on the bus go swish, swish, swish
The people on the bus go up and down

Tommy Thumbs Up
Tommy Thumbs up and Tommy Thumbs down
Tommy Thumbs dancing all around the town
Dance them on your shoulders
Dance them on your head
Dance them on your knees
And tuck them into bed

One, Two, Buckle My Shoe
(Bounce child on knees throughout)

One, two, buckle my shoe
Three, four, shut the door
Five, six, pick up sticks
Seven, eight, lay them straight
Nine, ten, a big fat hen

April 17, 2013 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

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