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Baby Time: September 30, 2015

Books

Feast for 10 by Cathryn Falwell
Maisy’s First Colors by Lucy Cousins

Music

“Little Red Caboose” from Wiggleworms Love You
“We’re Going to Kentucky” by Sue Schnitzer, Wiggle & Whirl

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

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.

Wiggle Fingers
Wiggle fingers, wiggle so
Wiggle high, wiggle low
Wiggle left, wiggle right
Wiggle fingers out of sight

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Twinkle, twinkle, little star
How I wonder what you are
Up above the world so high
Like a diamond in the sky
Twinkle, twinkle, little star
How I wonder what you are

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

This is the Way We Clean the House
(Tune: Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush)
This is the way we dust the ceiling
Dust the ceiling, dust the ceiling
This is the way we dust the ceiling
So early in the morning
This is the way we sweep the floor . . .
This is the way we vacuum the floor . .
This is the way we water the plants . . .

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September 30, 2015 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Squirrel Storytime

Tuesday,  Sept 29th, 2015

Books

The Busy Little Squirrel by Nancy Tafuri
Ol’ Mama Squirrel by David Ezra Stein
Leaves by David Ezra Stein

Music

Silly Squirrel Dance

 Activities

Craft:
We made a paper leaf wreath

 Songs & Rhymes

Rhyme: Whisky Frisky Hippity Hop

Whisky, frisky, hippity hop,
Up he goes to the tree top.
(hand makes a spiral motion up)
Whirly, swirly, round and round,
Down he scampers to the ground.
(hand makes a spiral motion down)
Furly, curly, what a tail,
Tall as a feather, broad as a sail.
(wave hand for tail)
Where’s his supper–in the shell.
(hold hand closed like a nut)
Snappity, crackity, out it fell.
(thumb and finger open and shut like cracking a nut)

Song: The Leaves on the Ground
(To the tune of: “The Wheels on the Bus”)

The leaves on the trees turn orange and red,
Orange and red,
Orange and red
The leaves on the trees turn orange and red
All around the town.

The leaves on the ground go swish, swish, swish,
Swish, swish, swish,
Swish, swish, swish.
The leaves on the ground go swish, swish, swish
All around the ground.

The leaves on the trees tumble down,
Tumble down, Tumble down.
The leaves on the trees tumble down
Down to the ground.

We’ll rake the leaves in a pile and jump right in!
Jump right in,
Jump right in!
We’ll rake the leaves in a pile
All around the town.

 

September 29, 2015 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Music & Movement – September 25, 2015

September 25, 2015

Books

Nose to Toes, You Are Yummy! by Tim Harrington
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr., illus. by Eric Carle

Music

“Bendable, Stretchable” from Action Songs for Preschoolers
“Clap Your Hands” from Wiggleworms Love You
“ABCD Medley” by Laurie Berkner, Whaddaya Think of That?
“Itsy Bitsy Spider” by Little Richard, For Our Children
“Backyard Super Kid” by Justin Roberts, Pop Fly

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.

Movement Rhyme: Apple Tree
Way up high in an apple tree
Two little apples did I see
So I shook that tree as hard as I could
Down came the apples
Mmm, they were good

Movement Rhyme: Tap Your Head
Tap your head,
Tap your toe,
Turn in a circle,
And bend down low.
Tap your nose,
Tap your knees,
Hand on your shoulders,
Now, sit down please.

 

September 25, 2015 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Toddler Time September 24, 2015

Thursday September 24,  2015

Books
Boom Snot Twitty: This Way, That Way by Doreen Cronin
Bear Sees Colors by Karma Wilson

Felt Board
Where is the Fox?

Song
“Wiggle Song”  Dragon Tales Soundtrack
Clap Your Hands” Dragon Tales Soundtrack

Activities

Sensory Activity
Marker dotters and paper

Number of the Week
This week we are working on the number 3. I used a felt board with three mice and the number 3.

Early Literacy Fact of the Week
Letter Knowledge: knowing that letters are different from each other, knowing letter names and sounds, and recognizing letters everywhere.

  • Help your child identify the first letter in their name and find it in books, on street signs or on package labels.

http://libraries.idaho.gov/files/Six-Early-Literacy-SkillsPresent.pdf

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: Ten Fingers
I have ten fingers
And they all belong to me,
I can make them do things-
Would you like to see?
I can shut them up tight
I can open them wide
I can put them together
I can make them all hide
I can make them jump high
I can make them jump low
I can fold them up quietly
And hold them just so.

Song: Hands Are Clapping (Tune of: 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…

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 24, 2015 at 6:21 pm Leave a comment

Baby Time: September 23, 2015

Books

Everywhere Babies by Susan Meyers, illus. by Marla Frazee
Llama Llama Hoppity-Hop by Anna Dewdney

Music

“Skip to My Lou” by Eric Litwin, Yummy Yellow
“Bluegrass Jamboree” by Hap Palmer, So Big

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

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.

Peek-a-Boo
Tune: Are you sleeping?
Peek-a-boo, peek-a-boo. (Cover face 2 times)
I see you! I see you! (Point to baby)
I see your little nose. (Touch nose)
I see your tiny toes. (Touch toes)
I see you! Peek-a-boo! (Cover face 2 times)

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.

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

Play Your Instrument
Tune: Frere Jacques
Play your instrument, play your instrument
One, two, three, one two three
Can you play a song, can you play a song?
Just like me, just like me
Play your instrument, way up high, now bend down, play down low

September 23, 2015 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Splish! Splash! Storytime

Tuesday,  Sept 22nd, 2015

Books

Stuck in the Mud by Jane Clarke
Split! Splat! by Amy Gibson
Mud Puddle by Robert Munsch
In the Rain with Baby Duck by Amy Hest

Music

It’s Gonna Rain by Caspar Babypants

 Activities

Craft:
We made an umbrella

 Songs & Rhymes

Rhyme: The Itsy Bitsy Spider

The itsy bitsy spider climbed up the water spout.
Down came the rain and washed the spider out.
Out popped the sun and dried up all the rain.
And the itsy bitsy spider climbed up the spout again.

The great big spider….

The teeny tiny spider….

Song: First a little drop of rain hits the ground.

First a little drop of rain hits the ground.
Then another drop of rain hits the ground.
Then another and another
and another and another,
And pretty soon you’ll hear a different sound.

SPLASH! SPLASH!

Rhyme: Playing in the Mud

One little kid went out to play,
In a huge mud puddle one day.
She found it such enormous fun,
That she called for another little kid to come.

Two little kids went out to play,
In a huge mud puddle one day.
They found it such enormous fun,
That they called for another little kid to come.

Three little kids went out to play,
In a huge mud puddle one day.
The mud went whoosh,
the mud went splat,
And all of a sudden they all fell flat.

Song: Raindrops Falling

(Sung to Frere Jacques)
Raindrops falling,
Raindrops falling,
From the sky,
From the sky.
Put up an umbrella,
Put up an umbrella,
Nice and dry,
Nice and dry.

Showers over,
Showers over,
Sun aglow,
Sun aglow.
See the pretty flowers,
See the pretty flowers,
In a row,
In a row.

 

September 22, 2015 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Music and Movement September 18th 2015

September 18th, 2015

Books

The Three Little Aliens and the Big Bad Robot by Margaret McNamara
Henry’s Stars by David Elliot

Music
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star by Caspar Babypants –I Found You
Stop & Go by Greg & Steve –Shake, Rattle & Rock
Jumping & Counting by Jim Gill – Irrational Anthem

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Movement Activity: Stars! Planets! Action!

The planets spin around the sun, (spin 3 times)
Around the sun, around the sun.
The planets spin around the sun.
We live on earth! (Place hands on chest.)
The sun is found in the middle,(Squat down 3 times)
In the middle, in the middle.
The sun is found in the middle.
It keeps us warm.(Hug your body.)
The stars are twinkling far away (Hands twinkle 3 times)
Far away, far away.
The stars are twinkling far away.
Now make a wish! (Blow on finger as if you are blowing out a candle.)

Song: I’m a Little Rocket

I’m a little rocket, tall and thin (arms stretched overhead)
Here is my nose cone (fingers meet to form cone)
Here is my fin (hold arms from sides pointing down like fins)
When I get all fired up,
Launch begins.
Watch me rise (jump up)
And see me spin! (spin in place)

Song: Zoom, Zoom, Zoom

Zoom, zoom, zoom
We’re going to the moon.
If you want to take a trip
Climb aboard my rocket ship,
Zoom, zoom, zoom
We’re going to the moon.

Zoom, zoom, zoom, (swish hands together)
We’re going to the moon.
If you want to take a trip
Climb aboard my rocket ship, (make rocket)
We are flying all around,
Into space where stars are found.
Zoom, zoom, zoom,

We’re going to the moon…

10…9…8…7…6…5…4…3…2…1…..Blast Off !!!

September 18, 2015 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

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