Archive for September, 2014

Love Your Pet

Tuesday,  Sept.30th 2014

Books

I Spy Pets by Edward Gibbs
A Pet for Fly Guy by Tedd Arnold
I Don’t Want a Cool Cat by Emma Dodd
Dogfish by Gillian Shields
Pet Shop Lullaby by Mary Ann Fraser

Music

My Cat Can Fly by Joe McDermott – Great Big World
I Love My Dinosaur Pet by Neil Sedaka – Dinosaur Pet

Activities

Crafts:
We made a Magnetic ‘DogFish’ Game

 Songs & Rhymes

Song: The Hamster in his Cage
(tune: Wheels on the Bus)

The hamster on the wheel goes round and round (Roll hands over each other)
round and round, round and round.
The hamster on the wheel goes round and round
in his little cage.
The hamster eats his food with a munch, munch, munch, (Open and close fingers )
munch, munch, munch, munch, munch, munch.
The hamster eats his food with a munch, munch, munch
in his little cage.
The hamster likes to sleep all day long, (Put hands by head; tilt back and forth)
all day long, all day long.
The hamster likes to sleep all day long in his little cage.

 

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September 30, 2014 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Music & Movement – September 26, 2014

Books

Jump! by Scott M. Fischer
Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litwin, illus. by James Dean

Music

“This is the Way We Do It” by Greg & Steve, Kids in Action
Dancing Scarf Blue” by Carol Peterson, Dancing Feet
The Crazy Dance” by Go Fish, Party Like a Preschooler
“Movement Medley” by Greg & Steve, Big Fun

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Movement Rhyme: 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.

Song: The Alphabet Song
A, B, C, D, E, F, G
H, I, J, K
L, M, N, O, P
Q, R, S, T, U, V
W, X, Y & Z

Now I know my ABCs, next time won’t you . . .
CLAP with me
STOMP with me
JUMP with me

Song: Autumn Leaves are Falling Down
Autumn leaves are falling down,
Falling down, falling down.
Autumn leaves are falling down,
All over town.

The cold wind blows them all around,
All around, all around.
The cold wind blows them all around,
All over town.

Take a rake and pile them up,
Pile them up, pile them up.
Take a rake and pile them up,
All over town.

Throw the leaves into the air
To the air, to the air
Throw the leaves into the air
All over town.

Movement Rhyme: Touch Your Nose
Touch your nose
Touch your chin
That’s the way this game begins.
Touch your eyes
Touch your knees
Now pretend you’re going to sneeze.
Touch your hair
Touch your ear
Touch your two red lips right here.
Touch your elbows
Where they bend
That’s the way this touch game ends.

September 26, 2014 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Toddler Time September 25th

Thursday,  Sept. 25th 2014

Books

Lola at the Library  by Anna McQuinn
Little Mouse by Alison Murray
Which Shoe Would You Choose? by Betsy R. Rosenthal

Song

“The Shaker Hop!” Carole Peterson

Activities

Sensory Play:

Obstacle Course Toddlers walked tape lines, carried balls, and other fine and gross motor activities.

Songs & Rhymes

Open Song: Clap and Sing Hello

We clap and sing hello,
We clap and sing hello,
With our friends at story time,
We clap and sing hello!

Wave and sing hello
Stomp and sing hello.

Song: Three Green and Speckled Frogs

Three green and speckled frogs
Sitting on a hollow log
Eating the most delicious bugs.
Yum, yum!
One frog jumped in the pool
Where it was nice and cool.
Then there were two green speckled frogs.
Ribbit Ribbit

Repeat Counting Down

Action Rhyme: We Can Jump

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 little bit
And we can sit down really slow

Song: Hands Are Clapping  Tune: Skip to My Lou

Hands are clapping
Clap, clap, clap
Hands are clapping
Clap, clap, clap
Hands are clapping
Clap, clap, clap
Clap your hands, my darling

Toes are tapping, tap, tap, tap…
Fingers are wiggling, wiggle, wiggle, wiggle…
Eyes are hiding, peek-a-boo…

Fingerplay: This is Big

This is big, big, big (stretch hands far to sides)
This is small, small, small (cup hands together)
This is short, short, short (hold palms close vertically)
This is tall, tall, tall (hold palms far apart vertically)
This is fast, fast, fast (roll hands quickly)
This is slow, slow, slow (roll hands slowly)
This is yes, yes, yes (nod head)
This is no, no, no (shake head)

Action Rhyme: The Grand Old Duke of York

He had 10,000 men
First he marched them UP the hill (stand up)
Then he marched them DOWN again (crouch down)
And when you’re UP you’re up (stand up)
And when you’re DOWN you’re down (crouch down)
And when you’re only half-way UP (crouch half-way)
You’re neither UP nor DOWN (stand up then sit down)

Closing Song: We Wave Goodbye Like This

We wave goodbye like this
We wave goodbye like this
We clap our hands for all our friends
We wave goodbye like this

September 25, 2014 at 10:40 am Leave a comment

Baby Time: September 24, 2014

Books

Fish Wish by Bob Barner
Smile, Pout-Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen, illus. by Dan Hanna

Music

“Most Fish Swim” by Johnette Downing, Fins & Grins

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

The 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

I Touch My Eyes
I touch my eyes
I touch my nose
I touch my head
I touch my toes.
I reach up high
I reach down low
I take a breath (pause)
And UP I go

Sally Go Round the Sun
Sally go round the sun
Sally go round the moon
Sally go round the chimney tops
Every afternoon – boom

Little Green Frogs
Jump, jump went the little green frogs one day
Jump, jump went the little green frogs
Jump, jump went the little green frogs one day
And their eyes went blink, blink blink

Repeat with: And their tongues went blub, blub, blub

These are Baby’s Fingers
These are baby’s fingers
These are baby’s toes
This is baby’s belly button
Round and round it goes

I’m a Little Fishy
(Tune of “I’m a Little Teapot”)

I’m a little fishy, I can swim
Here is my tail and here is my fin
When I want to have fun with my friends
I wiggle my tail and dive right in

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

Circus Parade

 

Tuesday,  Sept.16th 2014

Books

Circus Parade by Hariet Ziefert
Oliver by Syd Hoff
You See a Circus I See… by Mike Downs

Music

Circus Parade by Johnette Downing – The Second Line
The Ponies Are Walking by Kathy Reid-Naiman – Say Hello to the Morning

Activities

Crafts:
We made a prancing pony!

 Songs & Rhymes

Rhyme: Funny Clowns

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

 

September 23, 2014 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Music and Movement – September 19, 2014

September 19, 2014

Books
“Acoustic Rooster” by Kwame Alexander
When You Wish Upon A Starby Ned Washington
Baby Danced the Polka by Karen Beaumont

Music

The Goldfish – Laurie Berkner – Victor Vito
Shaker Hop – Carole Peterson

Rhymes/Fingerplays/Songs

We Can Jump

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 little bit
And we can sit down really slow

Two Little Feet

Two little feet go tap, tap, tap,   (tap feet)
Two little hands go clap, clap, clap.  (clap hands)
A quick little leap up from my chair,   (stand up)
Two little arms reach high in the air.   (stretch arms)
Two little feet go jump, jump, jump,   (jump)
Two little fists go thump, thump, thump.   (pound fists)
One little body goes round and round,   (twirl around)
And one little child sits quietly down.   (sit down)

If You’re Happy and you Know It

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

Stomp Your Feet
Shout Hooray!
Do All Three

Activities

We used to dice one with an action on it the other with how you were supposed to do that action (Dice 1: Run in place, Dice 2: Silly, so we would run in place and act silly)

September 19, 2014 at 11:26 am Leave a comment

Toddler Time September 118th

Thursday,  Sept. 18th 2014

Books

Click, Clack, Splish, Splash by Doreen Cronin
Dancing Feet by Lindsey Craig
Flip Flap Fly  by Phyllis Root

Activities

Sensory Play:

Fine Motor Tubs: toddlers place poms in a bucket through small holes
Gross Motor Movement: toddlers follow lines on the floor.
Sorting: toddlers sort larger poms/items by color in empty egg cartons

Songs & Rhymes

Open Song: Clap and Sing Hello

We clap and sing hello,
We clap and sing hello,
With our friends at story time,
We clap and sing hello!

Wave and sing hello
Stomp and sing hello.

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, then your face will surely show it
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands.

Stomp Your Feet
Shout Hooray!
Do All Three

Rhyme: My Eyes

My eyes can look left,
my eyes can look right,
my eyes can look ahead, and see the sights.
I can close my eyes,
I can blink, blink, blink,
I can flutter my eyelids,
I can give you a wink.
But of all the things my eyes can do,
the best is when they see a friend like you!

Fingerplay: Roly Poly

Roly Poly, Roly Poly, Up Up Up (roll fists and reach up)
Roly Poly, Roly Poly, Down Down Down (roll fists and hit the floor)
Roly Poly, Roly Poly, Clap, Clap Clap (roll fists and clap)
Roly Poly, Roly Poly, Lap, Lap, Lap (roll fists and pat your lap)

Fingerplay: This is Big

This is big, big, big (stretch hands far to sides)
This is small, small, small (cup hands together)
This is short, short, short (hold palms close vertically)
This is tall, tall, tall (hold palms far apart vertically)
This is fast, fast, fast (roll hands quickly)
This is slow, slow, slow (roll hands slowly)
This is yes, yes, yes (nod head)
This is no, no, no (shake head)

Closing Song: We Wave Goodbye Like This

We wave goodbye like this
We wave goodbye like this
We clap our hands for all our friends
We wave goodbye like this

September 18, 2014 at 12:26 pm Leave a comment

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