Archive for June, 2014

Music & Dance

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Books

Jump! by Scott M. Fischer
Hop, Hop, Jump! by Lauren Thompson, illus. by Jarret J. Krosoczka
Little Pig Joins the Band by David Hyde Costello
I Got the Rhythm by Connie Schofield-Morrison, illus. by Frank Morrison

Music

Dancing Feet by Carole Peterson
“Silly Dance Contest” by Jim Gill, Jim Gill Sings the Sneezing Song and Other Contagious Tunes
Tooty Ta” by Jean Feldman, Dr. Jean & Friends
The Freeze” by Greg & Steve, Two Little Sounds
“Rhythms on Parade” by Hap Palmer, Rhythms on Parade

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Movement Rhyme: We Can
We can jump, jump, jump,
We can hop, hop, hop,
We can clap, clap, clap,
We can stop, stop, stop.

We can nod our heads for yes,
We can shake our heads for no.
We can bend our knees a tiny bit,
And sit down slow

Song: A Ram Sam Sam
A ram sam sam, a ram sam sam
Guil, guli, guli, guli, ram sam sam
A rafi, a rafi
Guli, guli, guli, guli, ram sam sam
A rafi, a rafi
Guli, guli, guli, guli, ram sam sam

Movement Rhyme: Flap Your Arms
Flap your arms,
Turn around,
Run in place,
Now sit right down.
Put your finger on your nose,
And wiggle it around,
Put your finger on your lips,
And make this sound.
Shhhhhhh . . . .

 

June 26, 2014 at 6:00 pm Leave a comment

Baby Time: June 25, 2014

Books
Hide and Seek Harry at the Beach by Kenny Harrison
I Spy With My  Little Eye by Edward Gibbs

Music
“Pretty Painted Butterfly” by Kathy Reid-Naiman, A Smooth Road to London Town

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Two Little Blackbirds
Two little blackbirds sitting on a cloud
One named Quiet, the other named Loud
Fly away, Quiet! Fly away, Loud!
Come back, Quiet! Come back, Loud!

Roly Poly
Roly poly, roly poly, in, in, in
Roly poly, roly poly, out, out, out
Roly poly, roly poly, up, up, up
Roly poly, roly poly, down, down, down
Roly poly, roly poly, I love you!

Zoom, Zoom, Zoom
Zoom, zoom, zoom
We’re going to the moon
Zoom, zoom, zoom
We’ll be there very soon
If you want to take a trip
Climb aboard my rocket ship
Zoom, zoom, zoom
We’re going to the moon
5, 4, 3-2-1 – blast off!

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
Then your face will surely show it
If you’re happy and you know it
Clap your hands

Stomp your feet . . . Shout hooray!

Grand Old Duke of York
The grand old duke of York
He had 10,000 men
He marched them up to the top of the hill
And marched them down again
And when they’re up, they’re up
And when they’re down, they’re down
And when they’re only halfway up,
They’re neither up nor down

Make a Circle
Tune: Frere Jacques
Make a circle, make a circle
Make it round, make it round
Make it in a hurry, make it in a hurry
Now it’s gone, now it’s gone

This is the Way We Wash Our Face
This is the way we wash our face
Wash our face, wash our face
This is the way we wash our face
So early in the morning

June 25, 2014 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Colors

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Books

Blue Goose by Nancy Tafuri
Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert
Dog’s Colorful Day by Emma Dodd (flannel story)
Purple Little Bird by Greg Foley

Music

“Color Wheel Dance” by Georgiana Stewart, Pre-K Hooray
“All My Colors” – Ralph Covert, Ralph’s World
“I Can Sing a Rainbow” – Wiggleworms Love You

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Rhyme: Are You Wearing a Color?
If your clothes have any red,
Put your finger on your head.
If your clothes have any blue,
Put your finger on your shoe,
If your clothes have any green,
Wave your hand so that you’re seen.
If your clothes have any yellow,
Smile like a happy fellow,
If your clothes have any brown,
Turn your smile into a frown,
If your clothes have any black,
Put your hands behind your back.
If your clothes have any white,
Stamp your feet with all your might.

Movement Rhyme:
Green says, “Go!” (march in place quickly)
Go! Go! Go!
Yellow says, “Slow!” (march slowly)
Slow . . . slow . . . slow
And red says, “Stop!” (stop suddenly)
Go, go, go! (move fast)
Slow . . . slow . . . slow (move slowly)
And STOP! (stop)

Rhyme: Can You Guess the Color?
Can you guess the color?
Is the answer in your head?
It’s the color of an apple,
And that color is – Red!
Can you guess the color?
Can your answer true?
It’s the color of the big sky,
And that color is – Blue!
Can you guess the color?
But please don’t be slow.
It’s the color of sunshine,
And that color is – Yellow!
Can you guess the color?
It’s a color that you’ve seen.
It’s the color of the tall grass,
And that color is – Green!
Can you guess the color?
Can you guess just right?
It’s the color of a fluffy cloud,
And that color is – White!
Have you guessed the colors?
Did you guess each one?
I hope you guessed the colors,
Because now this rhyme is done.

 

June 19, 2014 at 6:00 pm Leave a comment

Baby Time: June 18, 2014

Books
Counting Kisses by Karen Katz
A Book of Sleep by Il Sung Na

Music
“We’re Going to Kentucky” by Sue Schnitzer, Wiggle & Whirl

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!

Little Gray Squirrel
Gray squirrel, gray squirrel, swing your busy tail (repeat)
Wrinkle up your little nose
Hold a nut between your toes
Gray squirrel, gray squirrel, swing your busy tail
Can tickle on the toes part and use other parts of body (under arms, in the belly)

Mary Wore Her Red Dress
Mary wore her red dress
Red dress, red dress
Mary wore her red dress
All day long
Use other kid’s names, articles of clothing, colors – great to integrate into your daily routine!

You Are My Sunshine
You are my sunshine
My only sunshine
You make me happy
When skies are gray
You never know dear
How much I love you
Please don’t take
My sunshine away

Baa Baa Black Sheep
Baa, baa, black sheep
Have you any wool?
Yes sir, yes sir, three bags full.
One for the master,
And one for the dame,
And one for the little boy
Who lives down the lane.

Shake My Sillies Out
Gotta shake, shake, shake my sillies out
Shake, shake, shake my sillies out
Shake, shake, shake my sillies out
And wiggle my waggles away

Clap my crazies out
Jump my jiggles out
Yawn my sleepies out
Shake my sillies out

June 18, 2014 at 10:00 am Leave a comment


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The library has many of the books and music we use in our storytimes in the collection, so you can check them out and use them at home. We also get resources from MelCat, our inter-library loan system. For help finding these materials, stop by the Youth Desk.

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