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Music and Movement – March 28th, 2014

March 28, 2014

Books
We Are in a Book by Mo Willems
Dog Loves Counting by Louise Yates

Music

“Stretch” from Dragon Tales
“Jumping and Counting” – Jim Gill
“What Could A Beanbag Be?” by Hap Palmer

Songs & Rhymes

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

Fingerplay

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. (Rest head on hands together at side of face.)

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March 28, 2014 at 12:47 pm Leave a comment

Another Silly Story Time

Thursday,  March 27th, 2014

Books
Dragons Love Tacosby Adam Rubin
Mustache Baby, byBridget Heos
Ready For Anything!, by Keiko Kasza

Music
The Goldfish, By Laurie Berkner

Songs & Rhymes

Rhyme: Clap Your Hands

Clap, clap, clap your hands
As slowly as you can. (say is slowly)
Clap, clap, clap your hands
As quickly as you can.(say it fast)

  • Shake…,
  • Rub…
  •  Wiggle your fingers…

Action Rhyme: A Rainbow Fair

When the rain falls from the sky,
(sprinkle fingers down)
Don’t forget to look up high.
(look up)
If the sun is shining there,
(make circle w/arms above head)
You may see a rainbow fair:
(make rainbow shape with hands)
Red, orange, yellow, green, and blue,
(show color ribbon, or count on fingers)
And you’ll see there’s purple too.

Action Rhyme: Things I Do

I run fast.
I walk slow.
I bend down,
And touch my toe.
I look up.
I look down.
I make a face,
Just like a clown.

March 27, 2014 at 12:56 pm Leave a comment

Baby Time: March 26th, 2014

Books
Skippyjon Jones Shape Up by Judith Schachner

Music
Skip to My Lou by Eric Litwin

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

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)

Criss-Cross Applsauce
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)

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 onknee) 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)

Do You Know What Shape This Is
Do you know what shape this is,
What shape this is, what shape this is?
Do you know what shape this is,
that I’m holding in my hand?

The More We Read Together
The more we read together, together, together.
The more we read together, the happier we’ll be.
For your friends are my friends. And my friends are your friends.
The more we read together, the happier we’ll be.

March 26, 2014 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

Dinosaur Pet

Tuesday,  Mar.25th 2014

Books

Dinosaur Pet by Marc Sedaka
Shape by Shape by Suze MacDonald
Dinosaurs, Dinosaursby Byron Barton
How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight?” by Jane Yolen
I Am A Tyrannosaurus by Anne Grossnickle Hines

Music
We Are the Dinosaurs by Laurie Berkner –Whaddaya Think of That?
Monster Boogie by Laurie Berkner – Buzz Buzz
Dinosaur Pet by Neil Sedaka –Dinosaur Pet

Songs & Rhymes

Song: The 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.

Rhyme: Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs lived long ago.
Some walked (stomp in place)
Some swam (pretend to swim)
Some flew, you know! (flap arms at sides)
Some were big (hold hands high)
Some were small (hold hands low)
Some were gigantic--(stretch arms out wide)
And v-e-r-y tall! (stretch arms up high)

 

 

March 25, 2014 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Music and Movement – March 21, 2014

March 21, 2014

Books
Foxy, by Emma Dodd
Silly Doggy, by Adam Stower

Music
“Bendable Stretchable” by Various Artists
“On The Move” by Jane and Steven Shoenberg
“Shake a Leg” by Various Artists
“The Shaker Hop” by Various Artists

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

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

Song: If You’re Happy And You Know It

If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands.
If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands.
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.

Stomp Your Feet
Shout Hooray
Do All Three

March 21, 2014 at 5:06 pm Leave a comment

Mo Willems Story Time

Thursday,  March 20, 2014

Books
Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressedby Mo Willems
We Are in a Book, by Mo Willems
Leonardo, The Terrible Monster, by Mo Willems

Music
Jumping and Counting, By Jim Gill, Jim Gill’s Irrational Album and More  Salutes to Nonsense
The Freeze Dance, By Various Artists, Birthday Party Singalongs

Songs & Rhymes

Rhyme: Clap Your Hands

Clap, clap, clap your hands
As slowly as you can. (say is slowly)
Clap, clap, clap your hands
As quickly as you can.(say it fast)

  • Shake…,
  • Rub…
  •  Wiggle your fingers…

Action Rhyme: Monster Monster

Monster, monster, turn around
Monster, monster, touch the ground
Monster, monster, reach up high
Monster, monster, touch the sky
Monster, monster, find your nose
Monster, monster, touch your toes
Monster, monster, find your knees
Monster, monster, sit down please

Action Rhyme: Clap Your Hands

Clap, clap, clap your hands (Clap hands slowly)
As slowly as you can. (Clap hands slowly)
Clap, clap, clap your hands (Clap hands quickly)
As quickly as you can. (Clap hands quickly)
Roll, roll, roll your hands (Roll hands one over the other slowly)
As slowly as you can. (Roll hands one over the other slowly)
Roll, roll, roll your hands (Roll hands one over the other quickly)
As quickly as you can. (Roll hands one over the other quickly)

March 20, 2014 at 1:10 pm Leave a comment

Imagine This

Tuesday,  Mar.18th 2014

Books
It Looked Like Spilt Milk by George Shaw
A Mighty Fine Time Machine by Suzanne Bloom
Not a Stick by Antoinette Portis
Fly Blanky, Fly by Anne Margaret Lewis
It’s A Tiger by David LaRochelle

Music
Pretend by Dragon Tales
Flitter, Flutter by Johnette Downing –The Second Line
Jump & Fly by Laurie Berkner – Rocketship Run
Run, Baby, Run by Caspar Babypants

Activities
Felt Board :
Time Machine Construction

Scarves: We made our scarves fly & dance.

Songs & Rhymes

Song: We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

Let’s go on a bear hunt. All right, let’s go. (Tap hands on thighs like walking)

Oh look, I see a wheat field.
Can’t go around it,
Can’t go under it,
Let’s go through it,
All right, let’s go.
Swish, swish, swish. (Rub hands together like swishing through the wheat)

Oh look, I see a tree.
Can’t go over it,
Can’t go under it,
Let’s go up it,
All right, let’s go. ( Pretend to climb tree. When top is reached, place hand on forehead and look around. Climb down)

Oh, look, I see a swamp.
Can’t go around it,
Can’t go under it,
Let’s swim through it,
All right let’s go. (Pretend to swim) 

Oh look, I see a bridge
Can’t go around it,
Can’t go under it,
Let’s cross over it,
All right, let’s go (Make clicking sound with tongue and stamp feet)

Oh look, I see a cave.
Can’t go around it,
Can’t go under it,
Let’s go in it.
All right, let’s go. (Cup hands and make hallow sound when clapping together)

Oh look, I see something.
I think – it’s a bear.
IT IS A BEAR!

Let’s go! ( Repeat everything backward and fast – wipe brow – make a big sign of relief)

PHEW WE MADE IT!

 

March 18, 2014 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

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