Archive for July, 2013

Baby Time: Animals in Action

Wednesday, July 30, 2013

Books

Faster! Faster!    by Leslie Patricelli
Simms Taback’s City Animals   by Simms Taback

Music

“You’re an Aminal Too!”  by Anna Moo – Anna Moo Crackers
Shake My Sillies Out” by Raffi 
Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Song: Hello Song 

(Mary had a little lamb)
Everybody smile and wave,
Smile and wave,
Smile and wave.
Everybody smile and wave,
I’m so glad you’re here.

Action Rhyme: I Can Stretch
I can stretch like a kitten
I can hop like a frog
I can swim like a turtle
I can shake like a dog
I can sway like a snake
I can flap like a bat
I can reach like a monkey
I can move like that!

Movement Song: Trot, Trot to Boston
Trot trot to Boston
Trot trot to Lynn
Trot trot to grandma’s house
But don’t fall in!

Rhyme: Criss Cross

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

 

Puppet Song: Movement: Did You Ever See a Red Bird
Did you ever see a red bird, a red bird, a red bird,
Did you ever see a red bird fly this way and that?
Fly this way, fly that way, fly this way, fly that way
Did you ever see a red bird fly this way and that.

Did you ever see a fishy, a fishy, a fishy,
Did you ever see a fishy swim  this way and that?
Swim this way, swim that way, swim this way, swim that way
Did you ever see a fishy swim this way and that.

Did you ever see a snake, a snake, a snake,
Did you ever see a snake slither this way and that?
slither this way, slither that way, slither this way, slither that way
Did you ever see a snake slither this way and that.

Movement: Big, Big, Big  

Big, big big
This is big big big (hold arms out to side)
This is small small small (cup hands together)
This is short short short  (hold hands with palms facing each other)
This is tall tall tall (reach one hand above head)
This is fast fast fast (circle fists quickly)
This is slow slow slow (circle fists slowly)
This is yes yes yes (nod)
This is no no no (shake head)

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July 31, 2013 at 2:58 pm Leave a comment

Storytime: Fairies and Gnomes

Tuesday July 30, 2013

Books

Alice the Fairy by David Shannon
The  Mole Sisters and the Fairy Ring   by Roslyn Schwartz  
A Gnome Poem   by Susan Katz
Good Night Gnome by Jamichel Henterly  

Music
Heigh Ho by Disney

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Rhyme
Clap your hands, clap your hands, clap them just like me.
Touch your shoulders, touch your shoulders, touch them just like me.
Tap your knees, tap your knees, tap them just like me.
Shake your head, shake your head, shake it just like me.
Fold your hands, fold your hands and let them quiet be.

Puppet Fairy Tale: Tulips and Parsely  

Finger Rhyme: Two Little Gnomes

Two little garden gnomes
Sitting on a leaf.
One named Kurt
And one named Keith.
Run away Kurt,
Run away Keith.
Come back Kurt.
Come back Keith!

July 31, 2013 at 2:04 pm Leave a comment

I Dig Dinosaurs

Thursday, July 25 2013

Books

Let’s Look at Dinosaurs by Frances Barry
Thesaurus Rex by Laya Steinberg, illus. by Debbie Harter
Dinosaur Roar! by Paul & Henrietta Strickland
How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food? by Jane Yolen, illus. by Mark Teague

Music

“Sleeping Pterodactyls” by Kathy Reid-Naiman, Tickles and Tunes
“My Pet Dinosaur” by Carole Peterson, Sticky Bubble Gum . . . and Other Tasty Tunes
“I am a Dinosaur” by Kimmy Schwimmy, Kimmy Schwimmy, vol. 1
“Red Bronotosaurus” by Kimmy Schwimmy, Kimmy Schwimmy, vol. 1
“We Are the Dinosaurs” by Laurie Berkner, Whaddaya Think of That?
“Dinosaur Dance Floor” by Nancy Stewart

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Song: One Dinosaur Went Out to Play
One dinosaur went out to play
Upon a grassy hill one day.
She had such enormous fun
That she called for another dino¬saur to come.
(Raise hands to cup mouth, and call loudly: Oh, Diiiiiiiiiinosaur!)
(Slap hands on thighs to make “running” sounds.)

Two dinosaurs went out to play…

Five dinosaurs went out to play
Upon a grassy hill one day.
They had such enormous fun
That they played until the day was done!

July 25, 2013 at 6:00 pm Leave a comment

Storytime: Dinosaurs Roar!

Tuesday July 23, 2013

Books

Amazing Giant Dinosaurs  by Marie Greenwood
Dinosaur Woods  by George McClements
Dinosaur Vs. Library   by Bob Shea
Bumposaurs  by William Low 
How do Dinosaurs Say Good Night  by Jane Yolan 

Music

We are the Dinosaurs by Laurie Berkner

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Rhyme
Clap your hands, clap your hands, clap them just like me.
Touch your shoulders, touch your shoulders, touch them just like me.
Tap your knees, tap your knees, tap them just like me.
Shake your head, shake your head, shake it just like me.
Fold your hands, fold your hands and let them quiet be.

Movement Song: The Dinosaur Hunt
Going on a dinosaur hunt. (slap thighs)
And I’m not afraid. (point to self)
There’s a tall mountain. (look with hand over eyes)
Can’t go under it. (move hand down)
Can’t go around it. (move hand around)
Guess I’ll go over it. (reach hands as if climbing)
There’s a river. (hands over eyes)
Can’t go over it.
Can’t go under it
Guess I’ll swim across it. (move arms as if swimming)
There’s some tall grass.
Can’t go over it
Can’t go around it
Guess I’ll go through it (slap hands up and down in front)
There’s a cave!
Can’t go over it
Can’t go under it.
Guess I’ll go in it
It’s dark and spooky in here (shake)
It’s cold in here! (wrap arms around self and shiver)
I feel some scales (pretend to rub something)
I feel some big teeth! (pretend to touch something)
OH! It’s a Dinosaur! (scream)
Run out of the cave (slap thighs)
Go through the grass
Swim across the river
Climb the mountain
Run home (slap thighs)
Open the door
Jump into bed (cover head with arms as if hiding under a blanket)
I went on a dinosaur hunt
And I wasn’t afraid!

Movement Song: Dinosaur Hokey Pokey
You put your claws in
You put your claws out
You put your claws in
And you scratch them all about
You do the Dino Pokey
And you turn around
That’s what it’s all about.

You put your feet in
You put your feet out
You put your feet in
And you stomp them all about
You do the Dino Pokey
And you turn around
That’s what it’s all about.

You put your teeth in
You put your teeth out
You put your teeth in
And you chomp them all around
You do the Dino Pokey
And you turn yourself around
That’s what it’s all about.

You put your tail in
You put your tail out
You put your tail in
And you swing it all around
You do the Dino Pokey
And you turn yourself around
That’s what it’s all about.

You put your whole self in
You put your whole self out
In, out, in, out,
You turn yourself around
You do the Dino Pokey
And you sit back down
That’s what it’s all about.

July 24, 2013 at 2:55 pm Leave a comment

Baby Time: Hugs and Kisses!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Books

All Kinds of Kisses    by Nancy Tafuris
Peek a Boo Mama!  by Jill Newton

Music

“Everybody Knows I Love My Toes” by Peter Allard
“I Love It” by Mr. Eric (Litwin) and Mr. Michael

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Song: Hello Song 

(Mary had a little lamb)
Everybody smile and wave,
Smile and wave,
Smile and wave.
Everybody smile and wave,
I’m so glad you’re here.

Rhyme: Differen Kinds of Kisses

Grandma kisses (grab cheeks and squeeze)
Fish kisses (purse lips and move them)
Movie star kisses (blow big ones)
Rabbit kisses (wiggle nose)
Dog kisses (stick out your tongue and lick)

Fingerplay Rhyme: One Little Baby

One little baby rocking in a tree (hold up on finger/rock arms)
Two little babies splashing in the sea (two fingers/pretend to splash)
Three little babies crawling on the floor (three fingers/crawl fingers on
knee)

Four little babies banging on the door (four fingers/pretend to knock)
Five little babies playing hide and seek (five fingers/cover your eyes)
Keep your eyes closed now…until I say…PEEK! (uncover eyes)

Rhyme: Criss Cross

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)

Movement: I Can Hug!   

I can hug, hug, hug
I can hop, hop, hop
I can kiss, kiss, kiss
I can stop, stop, stop
I can nod my head for yes,
And I can shake my head no,
And I can sit down very slow.

July 24, 2013 at 12:11 pm Leave a comment

Teddy Bear Sleepover

Thursday, July 18 2013

Books

If You Were a Panda Bear by Wendell & Florence Minor
Everybody Has a Teddy by Virginia Kroll, illus. by Sophie Allsopp
The Stuffed Animals Get Ready for Bed by Alison Inches, illus. by Bryan Langdo

Music

“Teddy Bear Playtime” by Hap Palmer, So Big
“Dance with Your Teddy Bear” by Greg & Steve, Jumpin’ & Jammin’

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Movement Rhyme: Lights Out
Where are my little fingers? (Wiggle fingers)
Snap! Snap! Snap! (Snap fingers)
Don’t they know it is time for their nap? (Hold hands out on each side as if asking a question)
No more wiggling and dancing about! (Wiggle fingers and dance them on arm)
Please settle down!
It’s “lights out!” (Reach up and flick a pretend switch, make click sound)
Shhhhh . . . (Put finger to lips and make Shhhhhh sound)

Where are my little toes?
Tap! Tap! Tap! (Tap toes on floor)
Don’t they know it is time for their nap?
No more dancing and prancing about! (Dance around in place)
Please settle down!
It’s “lights out!”
Shhhhh . . .

Where are my little eyes?
Bat! Bat! Bat! (Flutter eyelids up and down)
Don’t they know it is time for their nap?
No more winking and blinking about! (Wink eyes)
Please settle down!
It’s “lights out!”
Shhhhh . . .

Movement Rhyme: Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear
Teddy bear, teddy bear wake up now. (Stretch arms)
Teddy bear, teddy bear take a bow. (Bow)
Teddy bear, teddy bear dance on your toes. (Dance on your tip toes)
Teddy bear, teddy bear touch your nose. (Touch your nose)
Teddy bear, teddy bear turn around. (Turn around in a circle)
Teddy bear, teddy bear touch the ground. (Bend over and touch floor)
Teddy bear, teddy bear touch your shoe. (Touch your shoe)
Teddy bear, teddy bear I love you. (Point to self, point to audience)
Teddy bear, teddy bear climb the stairs. (March)
Teddy bear, teddy bear say your prayers. (Put hands together like in prayer)
Teddy bear, teddy bear turn out the light. (Pretend to turn off light switch)
Teddy bear, teddy bear say goodnight. (Pretend to sleep)

Song: Before I Go To Bed
Sing it to “Wheels on the Bus”

Before I go to bed I take a bath,
Take a bath, take a bath
Before I go to bed I take a bath,
Then I say “Goodnight.”

Brush my teeth
Get a drink
Read a book
Get a kiss

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

Storytime: Building with Big Machines!

Tuesday July 16, 2013

Books

Job Site by Nathan Clement
The Three Little Rigs  by David Gordan
Dig!  by Andrea Zimmerman
Machines Go to Work in the City   by William Low 

Music

Drive the Fire Truck by Bob Newhome
Trucks   by Laurie Berkner

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Rhyme
Clap your hands, clap your hands, clap them just like me.
Touch your shoulders, touch your shoulders, touch them just like me.
Tap your knees, tap your knees, tap them just like me.
Shake your head, shake your head, shake it just like me.
Fold your hands, fold your hands and let them quiet be.

Song: The Wheels on the Truck 

The wheels on the truck go round and round
Round and round
Round and round
The wheels on the truck go round and round
All though the town.

The scoop on the truck goes CHOMP, CHOMP, CHOMP
CHOMP, CHOMP, CHOMP,
CHOMP, CHOMP, CHOMP
The scoop on the truck goes CHOMP, CHOMP, CHOMP
All through the town

The bell on the truck goes ding, ding, ding,
Ding, ding , ding
Ding, ding, ding
The bell on the truck goes ding, ding,
All through the town.

The siren on the truck goes WHOOP, WHOOP, WHOOP
WHOOP, WHOOP, WHOOP,
WHOOP, WHOOP, WHOOP
The siren on the truck goes WHOOP, WHOOP, WHOOP,
All through the town

The ball on the truck goes BAM,BAM, BAM,
BAM, BAM, BAM, BAM, BAM, BAM,
The ball on the truck goes BAM, BAM, BAM,
All through the town.

The drum on the truck goes, WHOOSH, WHOOSH, WHOOSH
WHOOSH, WHOOSH, WHOOSH
WHOOSH, WHOOSH, WHOOSH
The drum on the truck goes WHOOSH, WHOOSH, WHOOSH
All through the town.

Rhyme: Three Loud Trucks
 (Tune of Three Blind Mice)
From the book:Truckery Rhymes by Jon Scieszka

Three Loud Trucks
Three Loud Trucks
See how they zoom
See how they zoom
They all jumped over the muck and goo
They skidded and screeched
And their mufflers blew.
Did you ever see such a crazy crew?
As three loud trucks,
Three Loud Trucks.

July 17, 2013 at 2:33 pm Leave a comment

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