Archive for April, 2015

Toddler Time April 30, 2015

Thursday,  April 30,  2015

Books
Ernest The Moose Who Doesn’t Fit by Catherine Rayner
Molly in the Garden  by Kate Pope

Song

Wiggle Song, Dragon Tales Soundtrack
Fast and Slow, Laurie Berkner

Activities

Sensory Play

Toddler Toys

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: Hands on Hips

Hands on hips,
Hands on knees,
Put them behind you,
If you please.
Touch your shoulders,
Touch your nose,
Touch your ears,
And touch your toes.

Song: This is the Way (Tune of Tune: Here We Go Round The Mulberry Bush)

This is the way we clap our hands,
Clap our hands, clap our hands.
This is the way we clap our hands,
So early in the morning.
…..tap our toes…
…..touch our nose…
…..stomp our feet…

Action Rhyme: Hands on Hips

Hands on hips,
Hands on knees,
Put them behind you,
If you please.
Touch your shoulders,
Touch your nose,
Touch your ears,
And touch your toes.

Action Rhyme: I’m A Little Teapot

I’m a little teapot,
Short and stout.
Here is my handle,
Here is my spout.
When I get all steamed up
Hear me shout.
Just tip me over and pour me out!

Action Rhyme: My Hands Say Thank You

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

Credit: American Library Association

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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April 30, 2015 at 10:54 am Leave a comment

Baby Time: April 29, 2015

Books

How Do Dinosaurs Say I Love You? by Jane Yolen, illus. by Mark Teague
Leo Loves Baby Time by Anna McQuinn, illus. by Ruth Hearson

Music

“The Wheels on the Bus” by Raffi & Ken Whiteley, Rise and Shine
“Sleeping Bunnies” by Kathy Reid-Naiman, Tickles and Tunes

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

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 the, creep them
Up to your chin
Open your mouth
But don’t let them in!
Open them, shut them
Open them, shut them
Put them in your lap

Criss, Cross, Applesauce
Criss, cross, applesauce (draw x on child’s back)
Spiders running up your back (walk fingers up back)
Cool breeze (blow gently)
Tight squeeze (hug)
Now you’ve got the shivers! (tickle)

Ride Little Horsie
Ride little horsie
To the town
Do be careful
And don’t . . . fall . . .down!

Itsy Bitsy Spider
The itsy-bitsy spider
Crawled up the water spout
Down came the rain
And washed the spider out
Up came the sun
And dried up all the rain
And the itsy-bitsy spider
Climbed up the spout again

Let’s Go Riding in an Elevator
Let’s go riding in an elevator, elevator, elevator
Let’s go riding in an elevator, come along with me
First floor…. second floor… third floor… fourth floor…fifth floor (baby should be high now) and….
DOWN! (drop down quickly)

April 29, 2015 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Spring Picnic Storytime

 

Tuesday,  April 28th, 2015

Books

Picnic by John Burningham
The Best Picnic Ever by Clare Jarrett
Books Always Everywhere by Jane Blatt

Music

Going on a Picnic by Raffi – Corner Grocery Store
It Takes Some Friends by Jim Gill –Music Play for Folks of All Stripes
Going On a Picnic by Geoff Johnson

 Activities

Craft:

 We made a storytelling cube and a book of stories from the children

Songs & Rhymes

Rhyme: Five Hungry Ants

Five hungry ants,
marching in a line
They came upon a picnic,
where they could dine
They marched into the salad
They marched into the cake
They marched into the pepper
Oh-uh! That was a mistake! AAAAAAAAAACCCCCCCCCCHHHHOOOOOOO!

 

Song: Fun Together

We’re all going to the Park together,
park together, park together.
We’re all going to the Park together,

We’ll have lots of fun.

We’re all going to the Zoo together,
Zoo together, Zoo together.
We’re all going to the Zoo together,
We’ll have lots of fun.

We’re all going to the Beach together,
Beach together, Beach together.
We’re all going to the Beach together,
We’ll have lots of fun.

We’re all going to the Library together,
Library together, Library together.
We’re all going to the Library together,
We’ll have lots of fun.

 

April 28, 2015 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Music & Movement – April 24, 2015

April 24, 2015

Books
Can You Growl Like a Bear? – by John Butler
Cock-a-Doodle Quack Quack! – by Ivor Baddiel and Sophie Jubb

Music
“You’re An Animal Too” by Anna Moo, Anna Moo Crackers
“Doing the Penguin” by Sesame Street, Hot! Hot! Hot! Dance Songs
When the Saints go Marching In” Various Artists, Kidsongs: My Favorite Kidsongs Collection
“Down on the Farm” by Greg & Steve, We All Live Together, Vol. 5

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.
For your friends are my friends.
And my friends are your friends.
The more we get together, the happier we’ll be.

Monkey See, Monkey Do

Monkey see, monkey do
Little monkey at the zoo
Monkey, monkey in the tree
Can you ________ like me?
(jump around, swing your arms, scratch an itch, climb, screech)

 

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

Activities:
Musical Instruments
Parachute Activities

April 24, 2015 at 1:43 pm Leave a comment

Toddler Time April 23, 2015

Thursday,  April 23,  2015

Books
The Very Cranky Bear by Nick Bland
Time For Bed Fred  by Yasmeen Ismail

Song

The Shaker Hop By Carole Peterson
Spaghetti Legs By Jim Gill
 

Activities

Sensory Play

Toddler Toys

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: Hands on Hips

Hands on hips,
Hands on knees,
Put them behind you,
If you please.
Touch your shoulders,
Touch your nose,
Touch your ears,
And touch your toes.

Song: This is the Way (Tune of Tune: Here We Go Round The Mulberry Bush)

This is the way we clap our hands,
Clap our hands, clap our hands.
This is the way we clap our hands,
So early in the morning.
…..tap our toes…
…..touch our nose…
…..stomp our feet…

Action Rhyme: Hands on Hips

Hands on hips,
Hands on knees,
Put them behind you,
If you please.
Touch your shoulders,
Touch your nose,
Touch your ears,
And touch your toes.

Action Rhyme: I’m A Little Teapot

I’m a little teapot,
Short and stout.
Here is my handle,
Here is my spout.
When I get all steamed up
Hear me shout.
Just tip me over and pour me out!

Action Rhyme: My Hands Say Thank You

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

Credit: American Library Association

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

April 23, 2015 at 10:47 am Leave a comment

Baby Time: April 22, 2015

Books

Count With Maisy, Cheep, Cheep, Cheep! by Lucy Cousins
Show Me Happy by Kathryn Madeline Allen, photos by Eric Futran

Music

“Touch Your Toes to Your Nose” by Hap Palmer, Early Childhood Classics
“I Really Love to Dance” by Laurie Berkner, Buzz Buzz

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Horsie Horsie
Horsie, horsie, don’t you stop
Just let your feet go clipety clop
Your tail goes swish, and the wheels go round
Giddy up, you’re homeward bound

Rub-a-Dub-Dub
Rub-a dub-dub, one child in the tub.
(rub shoulders and neck like scrubbing)
Tell me what you see.
One foot with toes, (point to parts of the body)
A hand, a nose, as clean as they can be. (rub hands together)
Rub-a dub-dub, one child in the tub.
(rub shoulders and neck like scrubbing)
Tell me what you see.
Two ears, a cheek, (point)
So clean they squeak, (rub cheeks)
A chin, a tummy, a knee. (point)
Rub-a-dub-dub, one child in the tub.
(rub shoulders and neck like scrubbing)
Tell me what you see.
Legs and arms, so clean and warm.(extend legs and arms)
Do they have a hug for me? (big hug)

Swing Me Over
Swing me over the water,
Swing me over the sea,
Swing me over the garden wall,
And swing me home for tea.
Swing me over the treetops,
Swing me over the zoo,
Swing me over the garden wall,
And swing me back to you.

Dancing with Bears
One, two, three, one, two, three
Dancing with bears
One, two, three, one, two, three
Dancing round chairs
That’s what we’ll do
Dancing with you

We Shake Our Eggs Together
Tune: The Bear Went Over the Mountain
We shake our eggs together (3 times)
Because it’s fun to do
We shake them up high, we shake them down low
We shake them in the middle, because it’s fun to do
We shake real fast, we shake them real slow
We shake them silly, because it’s fun to do

April 22, 2015 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Little Green Frogs Storytime

 

Tuesday,  April 21st, 2015

Books

A Frog in the Bog by Karma Wilson
Hop Jump by Ellen Stoll Walsh
An Extraordinary Egg by Leo Lionni
Jump by Scott Fischer

Music

The Little Green Frogs by Carol Hammett – It’s Toddler Time
Silly Dance Contest by Jim Gill – Jim Gill Sings the Sneezing Song
Jumping and Counting by Jim Gill – Jim Gill’s Irrational Anthem

 Activities

Props:
We had a fun puppet show and a felt board story

 Songs & Rhymes

Rhyme: The Little Polliwogs

Underneath
The lily pads,
Where the mud is cool,
Many little polliwogs
Swim their way to school.
“We go to class each day,”
Said one.
“And all we do is wiggle.
We do not read…
We do not write…
We only squirm and giggle.”  Arnold Lobel

 

Rhyme: 4 Little Frogs

One little frog balancing
On a lily pad of green.
He thought it was, so much fun,
He called for another frog to come.

Two little frogs balancing
On a lily pad of green.
They thought it was, so much fun,
They called for another frog to come.

Three little frogs balancing
On a lily pad of green.
They thought it was, so much fun,
They called for another frog to come.

Four little frogs balancing
On a lily pad of green.
They thought it was so much fun
Until they sank into the mud!
Glub, glub, glub!

 

April 21, 2015 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

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