Archive for January, 2014

Music and Movement – January 31, 2014

January 31, 2014

Books
A Treasury of Curious George: Curious George Visits a Toy Store by Margaret and H. A. Rey
Be Quiet, Mike! by Leslie Patricelli

Music

“Shake My Sillies Out” by Raffi, More Singable Songs
“The Shaker Hop” by Carole Peterson, Dancing Feet
“Five Little Monkeys” by Greg & Steve, Ready…Set…Move!
“Monkey See, Monkey Do” by Johnette Downing, Wild and Woolly Wiggle Songs
“Pop Goes the Weasel” by Various Artists, Wiggleworms Love You
“Hakuna Matata (Parachute Safari)” by Various Artists, A World of Parachute Play
“Monkey in the Middle” by Learning Station, Learning Station: Physical Ed

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Movement Rhyme: I Stretch My Hands
I stretch my hands way up high,
Until they nearly reach the sky.
Then I stretch them way down low,
To see how very far they’ll go.
I bend my knees, cross my feet,
Lower my bum and take a seat.

Movement Rhyme: Sometimes (with shakers)
Sometimes my shakers are at my side,
Then behind my back they hide.
Sometimes I wiggle my shakers so,
Shake them fast, shake them slow.
Sometimes my shakers 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.

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January 31, 2014 at 11:00 am Leave a comment

I Don’t Feel Well

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Books

Arthur’s Chicken Pox  by Marc Brown
Bear Feels Sick by Karma Wilson
The Berenstain Bears’: Sick Days  by Jan and Mike Berenstain
Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein

Music

Rock and Roll Freeze, by Hap Palmer
Spaghetti Legs, by Jim Gill

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Fingerplay: Open Them, Shut Them
Open them, shut them
Open them, shut them,
Give a little clap
Open them, shut them
Open them, shut them
Put them in your lap.

Creep them, creep them up to youy chin,
Open your mouth, but do not let them in!
Open them, shut them
Open them, shut them
Put them in your lap.

Movement Rhyme: Very Very Tall

Very very tall
I’m very very small
tall small now I’m a little ball
I’m very very tall
I’m very very small tall small now I’m a little ball
I’m very very tall
I’m very very small
tall small now I’m a little ball

January 30, 2014 at 11:22 am Leave a comment

Baby Time: January 29th, 2014

Book
Llama Llama Zippity Zoom by Anna Dewdney

Music
Wheels on the Bus from the Wiggle Worms Love You Album

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Baby’s Ride
(gently bounce child on knee)
Bouncing baby on my knee,
Ride this horse to Tennessee.
Ride it fast and ride it slow.
Ride it to the rodeo!

I Like to Ride My Bicycle
I like to ride my bicycle, (roll hands)
I ride it to the shop.
And when I see a big red light,
I know it’s time to stop. (one hand up )
I like to ride my bicycle, (roll hands)
I ride it to and fro.
And when I see a big green light,
I know it’s time to go. (roll hands faster)

Clap Your Hands
(To the tune of Row Row Row Your Boat)
Clap, clap, clap your hands, clap your hands together
Clap, clap, clap your hands, clap your hands together.
Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle your fingers, wiggle your fingers fast
Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle your fingers, wiggle your fingers fast
Shake, shake, shake your shoulders, shake your shoulders now
Shake, shake, shake your shoulders, shake your shoulders now
Dance, dance, dance your feet, dance your feet around
Dance around, dance your feet, dance your around

Peek-a-Boo!
(Tune: Are You Sleeping?)
Peek-a-boo, peek-a-boo. (Cover/Uncover face)
I see you! I see you! (Point to baby)
I see your little nose. (Touch nose)
I see your tiny toes. (Touch toes)
I see you! Peek-a-boo! (Cover/Uncover face)

January 29, 2014 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

Music and Movement – January 24, 2014

January 24, 2014

Books

Duck Sock Hop by Jane Kohuth, illus. by Jane Porter
Winter is for Snow by Robert Neubecker

Music

“Five Little Ducks” by Raffi, Rise & Shine (with flannelboard)
“You’re an Animal Too” by Anna Moo, Anna Moo Crackers (with finger puppets)
“Dance With Your Teddy Bear” by Greg & Steve, Jumpin’ & Jammin’ (with finger puppets)
Dance, Freeze, Melt” by Eric Litwin, Rockin’ Red
Can You” by The Wiggles, Crunchy Munchy Music

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Movement Rhyme: Sometimes
Sometimes my hands are at my side,
Then behind 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.

Fingerplay: Snowflakes, Snowflakes
Snowflakes, snowflakes dancing round, (Dance fingers around.)
Gently falling to the ground. (Wiggle fingers downward.)
See them drifting to and fro. (Sway fingers back and forth)
See them twirling fast, then slow. (Wiggle fingers in fast and slow circles.)
Snowflakes, snowflakes dancing round. (Dance fingers around.)
Gently falling to the ground. (Wiggle fingers downward.)

Song: Winter Hokey Pokey
You put your mittens in, you take your mittens out
You put your mittens in, and you shake them all about
You do the Winter Pokey and you turn yourself around
That’s what it’s all about!
You put your boots in, you take your boots out . . .
You put your hat in, you put your hat out . . .
You put your coat in, you put your coat out . . .

January 24, 2014 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Pets

Thursday, January23, 2014

Books
Wag! By Patrick McDonnell
 Hug Time, By Patrick McDonnell
 Children Make Terrible Pets, By Peter Brown
Silly Doggy, By Adam Stower
It’s Raining Pigs and Noodles, By Jack Prelutsky

Music

The Goldfish, By Laurie Berkner

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

 Fingerplay: Five Little Kittens

Five Little Kittens standing in a row
They nod their heads to the children so
They run to the left, they run to the right
They stand up and stretch in the bright sunlight
Along comes a dog, who’s in for some fun
M-e-oooow, see those kittens run!

January 23, 2014 at 11:18 am Leave a comment

Penguin Stories

Tuesday,  Jan. 21st  2014

Books
Penguin and
Pinecone by Salina Yoon
“Penguin” by Polly Dunbar
Fluff and Billy by Nicola Killen
A Penguin Story by Antoinette Portis

Music
Doing the
Penguin – Sesame Street- Hot! Hot! Hot! Dance Songs
Penguin Shuffle – Jack Grunsky – Exercise Party

Songs & Rhymes

Rhyme: Two Little Penguins
Two little penguins sitting on the ice
One bows once, the other bows twice.
Waddle Little penguins. Waddle away.
Come back penguins. Time to play

 

Rhyme: Six Little Penguins

Their suits are black and their vests are white.
They waddle to the left and they waddle to the right.
They stand on the ice and they look very neat,
As they waddle along on their little flat feet.
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, 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.

January 21, 2014 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Music and Movement January 17

January 17, 2014

Books

“You See a Circus I See…” by Mike Downs
“Circus Parade” by Harriet Ziefert

Music
“Prancing Ponies” by Georgiana Stewart – Kid’s Circus
“Circus Parade” by Johnette Downing – The Second Line:Scarf Activity Songs
“Castatchok” – A World of Parachute Play
“Man on the Flying Trapeze” – Kidsongs

Activities

Juggling with balls
Walking the tightrope
Dancing with the trapeze artists
Galloping with ponies
Jumping with scarves

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Stretch
Reach and wiggle, lift your arms way up high,
Wave them, wave them in the sky.
Reach way down and touch your toes.
Wiggle your eyebrows, wiggle your nose.
Put your bottom on the floor,
Count with me: one, two, three four.
Clap your hands now: one, two, three,
Then fold them in your lap like me.

Movement Song: Funny Clowns
Sung to: “Frere Jacques”

Funny clowns, funny clowns,
Jump around, jump around.
Sometimes making faces,
Sometimes running races.
Funny clowns, funny clowns.

Funny clowns, funny clowns,
Spin around, spin around.
Sometimes with a big nose,
Sometimes with two big toes.
Funny clowns, funny clowns.

 

 

 

January 17, 2014 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

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