Archive for November, 2014

Toddler Time November 20, 2014

Thursday,  November 20,  2014

Books
Bear Says Thanks by Karma Wilson
Thanks For Thanksgiving  by Julie Markes

Song

“Shaker Hop”  Carol Peterson

Activities

Sensory Craft:

Clay rounds with buttons, confetti, and pony beads to press in.

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.

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

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)

Song: Hello Mr. Turkey How Are You? (Tune of If You’re Happy and You Know It)

Hello Mr. Turkey, how are you? (clap, clap)
Hello Mr. Turkey, how are you? (clap, clap)
With a gobble, gobble, gobble and a wobble, wobble, wobble,
Hello Mr. Turkey, how are you? (clap, clap)

Action Rhyme: Mirror Mirror

In my mirror I can see
Two little eyes that look at me. (Point to eyes)
Two little ears, one little nose, (point to ears and nose)
Ten little fingers, ten little toes. (wiggle fingers and toes)
One little mouth I open wide, (open mouth wide)
Two little rows of teeth hidden inside. (point to teeth)
A tongue that pops both in and out, (move tongue in and out)
Lots of joints that bend about (bend knees and elbows)
When I look in the mirror, what do I see
A beautiful person looking back at me!

Action Rhyme: My Hands Say Thank You (Sign Language)

My hands say thank you with a clap, clap, clap
My feet say thank you with a tap, tap, tap
My head says thank you with a shake, shake, shake
My heart says thank you with a kiss to take

Action Rhyme: Little Turkey

I’m a little turkey
My name is Ted.
Here are my feathers,
here is my head.
Gobble,gobble,gobble
Is what I say
Quick run.. It’s thanksgiving Day!

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

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November 24, 2014 at 10:08 am Leave a comment

Music & Movement – November 21, 2014

Books

Hilda Must be Dancing by Karma Wilson
Stretch by Doreen Cronin

Music

“Stretch!” by Dragon Tales, Dragon Tales
“The Crazy Dance” by Go Fish, Party Like a Preschooler
“Hop Along Song” by Graham Walker, Exercise Party
“Shake My Sillies Out” by Raffi, More Singable Songs
“Ready for a Good Time” by Greg & Steve, Ready…Set…Move!
“Jump & Jam” by Greg & Steve, Jumpin’ & Jammin’

 

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Fingerplay: The Itsy Bitsy Spider
The itsy bitsy spider went up the water spout
Down came the rain and washed the spider out
Out came the sun and dried up all the rain
And the itsy bitsy spider went up the spout again
(Variation: The Great Big Spider)

 

Movement Rhyme: Hands
My hands upon my head I’ll place.
Upon my shoulders, on my face,
At my waist and by my side,
Then behind me they will hide.
Then I’ll raise them way up high,
And let my fingers fly, fly, fly,
Then clap, clap, clap them–
One – Two -Three!
Now see how quiet they can be.

Activities

Shaker Eggs

Activity Mats

November 21, 2014 at 12:14 pm Leave a comment

Baby Time: November 12, 2014

Books

Red Truck by Kersten Hamilton, illus. by Valeria Patrone
Sweet Child of Mine by Caroline Jayne Church

Music

“Little Red Wagon” by Eric Litwin, Yummy Yellow
“Shaker Hop” by Carole Peterson, Dancing Feet

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

I Went to Visit the Farm
I went to visit the farm one day,
I saw a cow along the way.
And what do you think I heard it say?
Moo, moo, moo.

I went to visit the farm one day,
I saw a duck along the way.
And what do you think I heard it say?
Quack, quack, quack.

I Bounce You Here
I bounce you here, I bounce you there
I bounce you, bounce you everywhere
I tickle you here, I tickle you there
I tickle you, tickle you everywhere
I hug you here, I hug you there
I hug you, hug you everywhere

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 march . . .

Dump Truck
Dump truck, dump truck
Bumping down the road.
Spilling gravel as we travel
With our heavy load.
Dump truck, dump truck,
DUMP!

November 19, 2014 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Music and Movement – Nov.14th 2014

Nov. 14th, 2014

Books
Press Here by Herves Tullet
Dog’s Colorful Day by Emma Dodd

Music

Run Baby Run – Caspar Babypants
Messy Face – Caspar Babypants – Hot Dog!

Songs and Rhymes:

Movement Song: 

First I’m stretching to the ceiling
Just to start my day
Then I stretch my body forward
Just to pass the time away.

I’m reaching for the stars with one hand
Then up with the other hand I go
I can feel my body stretching
First reach high then low.

First I’m stretching to the ceiling
Just to start my day
Then I stretch my body forward
Just to pass the time away.

I’m reaching for my foot with one hand
Then down on the other side I go
I can feel my body stretching
First reach high then low.

Felt Board : The LadyBug 

The ladybug has spots,
The ladybug has spots.
Can you count the number
of this ladybug’s spots?

Activities

We used balloons and bounced them on different parts of our bodies and played games. Then we bounced them in the parachute too.

Felt Board: Dog’s Colorful Day

November 14, 2014 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Fast & Slow

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Books

Red Light, Green Light by Anastasia Suen, illus. by Ken Wilson-Max
Clip-Clop by Nicola Smee
Slow Snail by Mary Murphy
Scoot! by Cathryn Falwell

Music

“Stop & Go” by Greg & Steve, Shake, Rattle & Rock
“Fast & Slow” by Laurie Berkner, Rocketship Run
“Wiggy Wiggles Freeze Dance” by Hap Palmer, Two Little Sounds

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Fingerplay: Two Little Snails
Two little snails sitting on a hill
One named Jack, the other named Jill
Slide away Jack, slide away Jill
Come back Jack, come back Jill
(Sitting on a cloud/quiet & loud, Sitting on a pole/fast & slow)

Movement Rhyme: Green Says Go
Green says, “Go!” (march quickly)
Go! Go! Go!
Yellow says, “Slow!” (march slowly)
Slow…slow…slow
And red says, “Stop!” (stop and freeze)
Go! Go! Go! (march fast)
Slow…slow…slow (march slowly)
and STOP! (stop)

Song: Slowky Pokey
You put your hands in, you put your hands out
You put your hands in
And you shake them all about
You do the SLOWKY POKEY
And you turn yourself around
That’s what it’s all about!

Foot, head, hips, whole body

November 13, 2014 at 6:00 pm Leave a comment

Baby Time: November 12, 2014

Books

All of Baby Nose to Toes by Victoria Adler, illus. by Hiroe Nakata
Look at the Animals! by Peter Linenthal

Music

“Six Little Ducks” by Raffi, More Singable Songs
“Three Little Fishes” by Joanie Bartels, Bathtime Magic

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

One, Two, Buckle My Shoe
One, two, buckle my shoe
Three, four, open the door
Five, six, pick up sticks
Seven, eight, lay them straight
Nine, ten, do it again!
One, two, buckle my shoe
Three, four, open the door
Five, six, pick up sticks
Seven, eight, lay them straight
Nine, ten, a big fat hen!

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)

Bouncing, Bouncing
Bouncing, bouncing, baby on my knee
Bouncing, bouncing 1 2 3!
Clapping, clapping with baby on my knee
Clapping, clapping 1 2 3!
Hugging, hugging baby on my knee
Hugging, hugging 1 2 3!

Ten Little Fishes
One little, two little, three little fishes,
Four little, five little, six little fishes,
Seven little, eight little, nine little fishes,
Ten little fishes swimming.
Ten little, nine little, eight little fishes,
Seven little, six little, five little fishes,
Four little, three little, two little fishes,
One little fish is swimming.

Dump Truck
Dump truck, dump truck
Bumping down the road.
Spilling gravel as we travel
With our heavy load.
Dump truck, dump truck,
DUMP!

November 12, 2014 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Bear’s Bedtime

Tuesday,  Nov.11th, 2014

Books

Time to Sleep by Denise Fleming
Old Bear by Kevin Henkes
When my Baby Dreams by Adele Enersen
Ten in the Bed by Jane Cabrera

Music

Last Night I had a Dream by Laurie Berkner – Whaddaya Think of That?
Wake Up – Dragon Tales

 Activities

Crafts:
We made a seasons wheel

 Songs & Rhymes

Song: Hibernation

Sung to: “Alouette”

Hibernation. Time for Hibernation.
Hibernation. Time to go to sleep.
In the winter where’s the bear? Sleeping in its log or lair.
Where’s the bear? Log or lair. OH!

In the winter where’s the frog? Sleeping by a pond or log.

In the winter where’s the snake? In the mud beneath the lake.

In the winter where’s the bat? In a cave is where its at.

Rhyme: The Bear

Here is a cave, (make a fist)
Inside is a bear. (put a thumb inside fist)
Now he comes out
To get some fresh air. (pop out thumb)

He stays out all summer
In sunshine and heat.
He hunts in the forest
For berries to eat. (move thumb in circle)

When snow starts to fall,
He hurries inside
His warm little cave,
And there he will hide. (put thumb back inside fist)

Snow covers the cave
Like a fluffy white rug.
Inside the bear sleeps
All cozy and snug. (cover fist with other hand)

November 11, 2014 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

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