Archive for November, 2013

Names

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Books

From Anne to Zach by Mary Jane Martin, illus. by Michael Grejniec
Princess Baby by Karen Katz
My Name is Elizabeth by Annika Dunklee, illus. by Matthew Forsythe
Call Me Gorgeous! by Giles Milton, illus. by Alexandra Milton

Music

“Hello, My Name is Joe” by Peter Allard, Sing It!, Say It!, Stamp It!, Sway It! Vol. 2
The Name Song” by Ralph Covert, Ralph’s World
“Name Game” by Sharon, Lois & Bram, Great Big Hits

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Chant: The Name Train
The name train is coming
Get on board! Choo-choo
The name train is coming
Get on board! Choo-choo

Welcome to…(child’s name)
Get on board! Choo-choo
(repeat until all kids are on board)

Song: BINGO
There was a farmer, had a dog
And BINGO was his name-o
B-I-N-G-O, B-I-N-G-O, B-I-N-G-O
And BINGO was his name-o

There was a farmer, had a dog
And BINGO was his name-o
(clap), I-N-G-O, (clap), I-N-G-O, (clap), I-N-G-O
And BINGO was his name-o

Repeat until you are clapping in place of all the letters.

November 21, 2013 at 6:00 pm Leave a comment

Helen Lester Story Time

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Books

Tacky the Penguin, By Helen Lester
Me First, By Helen Lester
 The Wizard the Fairy and the Magic Chicken, By Helen Lester

Music

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Fingerplay: Six Little Penguins

Six little penguins off an iceberg did dive,
One bumped his beak, then there were five.
Five little penguins swam the ocean floor,
One saw a whale, then there were four.
Four little penguins spun around, whee-ee!
One spun off, and then there were three!
Three little penguins, with nothing to do,
One went fishing, then there were two.
Two little penguins, having lots of fun,
One fell off, then there was one.
One little penguin, when the day was done,
Went home to sleep, then there were none.

Song: The Penguin Went Over the Mountain

The penguin went over the iceberg, The penguin went over the iceberg,
The penguin went over the iceberg,
To see what he could see,
To see what he could see,
The penguin went over the iceberg,
The penguin went over the iceberg,
The penguin went over the iceberg
To see what he could see.
The other side of the iceberg,
The other side of the iceberg,
The other side of the iceberg,
Was all that he could see,
Was all that he could see,
The other side of the iceberg,
The other side of the iceberg,
The other side of the iceberg,
Was all that he could see.

November 21, 2013 at 1:12 pm Leave a comment

Baby Time: November 20, 2013

Books
Look at You! by Kathy Henderson, illus. by Paul Howard
Maisy’s First Numbers by Lucy Cousins

Music
“Get Ready to Wiggle” by The Wiggles, Crunchy Munchy Music
Wiggleworms Love You

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Two Little Blackbirds
Two little blackbirds sitting on a hill
One named Jack, the other named Jill
Fly away, Jack! Fly away, Jill!
Come back, Jack! Come back, Jill!

Hands Up High
Tune: London Bridges
First we wave our hands up high,
Hands up high, hands up high.
First we wave our hands up high
Then we clap them!
Next we shake our hands down low,
Hands down low, hands down low.
Next we shake our hands down low
Then we hide them!

A Counting We Will Go
A counting we will go
A counting we will go
1, 2, 3, 4, and 5
A counting we will go

We’re counting as we clap
We’re counting as we jump
We’re counting as we march
We’re counting as we spin

My Pony Macaroni
(Bounce child on knees)
I have a little pony,
His name is Mararoni.
He trots and trots and then he STOPS. (pause)
My funny little pony,
Mac-a-roni!

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

Thanks for Dinner

Tuesday,  Nov.19 2013

Books
Bear Says Thanks by Karma Wilson
Me Hungry by Jeremy Tankard
Monsters Don’t Eat Broccoli by Barbara Jean Hicks
Jake Goes Peanuts by Michael Wright
Sylvie by Jennifer Sattler

Music
“The Valley of Vegetables” by Laurie Berkner – Buzz Buzz
“Popcorn Calling Me”
 by Laurie Berkner – Buzz Buzz
“Please Pass the Peas” by Carole Peterson – Highly Useable Music
“Fruit Salad” by Laurie Berkner – Victor Vito

We had some fun today passing our shakers to each other in “Please Pass the Peas” by Carole Peterson and dancing like different fruits and vegetables!

Songs & Rhymes

Rhyme: The Popcorn Poem
You put the oil in the pot and you let it get hot,
You put the popcorn in and you start to grin.
Sizzle, sizzle,
Sizzle, sizzle,
Sizzle, sizzle,
POP!

Rhyme:
I eat my peas with honey.
I’ve done it all my life.
It makes the peas taste funny
But it keeps them on the knife!

Rhyme:
If all the world were apple pie,
And all the sea were ink,
And all the trees were bread and cheese,
What would we have to drink?

 

November 19, 2013 at 1:00 pm Leave a comment

Music and Movement November 15, 2013

November 15, 2013

Books

Never Play Music Right Next to the Zoo by John Lithgow
When You Wish Upon A Star by Ned Washington

Music
“Animal Action 1”Greg and Steve,Kids in Motion
“You’re An Animal Too” – Anna Moo, Anna Moo Crackers
Shoo Fly” –Carole Peterson, Dancing
“Ducks Dance Too” –Various, Disney: The Music Behind the Magic

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Movement Activity: Going to the Zoo

Here we go to the zoo in the park,
the zoo in the park, the zoo in the park;
Here we go to the zoo in the park so early in the morning.
This is the way the elephant walks,
the elephant walks, the elephant walks;
This is the way the elephant walks so early in the morning.
This is the way the big bear walks,
the big bear walks, the big bear walks;
This is the way the big bear walks so early in the morning.
This is the way the kangaroo hops,
the kangaroo hops, the kangaroo hops;
This is the way the kangaroo hops so early in the morning.
This is the way the penguin walks, the penguin walks, the penguin walks;
This is the way the penguin walks so early in the morning.

 

November 15, 2013 at 11:17 am Leave a comment

Kevin Henkes Story Time

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Books

Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse, By Kevin Henkes
Chrysanthemum, By Kevin Henkes
Julius: The Baby of the World, By Kevin Henkes

Music

Rockin’ My Hips By Learning Station, “#1 Best Kids Songs
I Wanna Be a Dog,
Charlotte Diamond, 10 Carrot Diamond”

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Fingerplay FEELINGS
Tune: “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star”

I have feelings, so do you. Let’s all sing about a few.
We get happy, we get sad.
We get scared, we get mad.
I am proud of being me
That’s a feeling, too, you see.
I have feelings, so do you.
We just sang about a few.

Song: The More We Get Together

The more we get together
Together, together The more we get together
The happier we’ll be
Cause your friends are my friends
And my friends are your friends
The more we get together
The happier we’ll be

The more we play together
Together, together
The more we play together
The happier we’ll be
Cause your friends are my friends
And my friends are your friends
The more we play together
The happier we’ll be

The more we dance together
Together, together
The more we dance together
The happier we’ll be
Cause your friends are my friends
And my friends are your friends
The more we dance together
The happier we’ll be

The more we get together
Together, together
The more we get together
The happier we’ll be

November 14, 2013 at 12:44 pm Leave a comment

Baby Time: November 13, 2013

Books
Alphaprints by Roger Priddy
All Fall Down by Helen Oxbury

Music
“Milkshake Song” by Anne-Marie Akin, Songs for Wiggleworms
“We’re Going to Kentucky” by Sue Schnitzer, Wiggle and Whirl
Toddler’s Next Steps: Playtime Songs

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

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

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, up goes you! (lift up)
BIG HUG!

Five Green and Speckled Frogs
Give green and speckled frogs
Sitting on a speckled log (hold up five fingers)
Eating the most delicious bugs
YUM, YUM! (pat tummy)
One jumped into the pool
Where it was nice and cool
Now there’s only four green speckled frogs
Glub, glub

Four green and speckled frogs . . .

My Pony Macaroni
(Bounce child on knees)
I have a little pony,
His name is Mararoni.
He trots and trots and then he STOPS. (pause)
My funny little pony,
Mac-a-roni!

November 13, 2013 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

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