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Music & Movement – October 30th 2015

October 30th, 2015

Books
Where’s My Mummy – by Carolyn Crimi
If You’re a Monster and You Know it – by Rebecca and Ed Emberly

Music
“Five Little Monkeys” by Greg & Steve
“Ants Go Marching” by Mr. Eric and Mr. Michael

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.

Little Ghosts
Little ghosts, little ghosts,
Flying through the air.
Little ghosts, little ghosts,
Tickling my hair.
Little ghosts, little ghosts,
Flying down low.
Little ghosts, little ghosts,
Tickling my toe.
Little ghosts, little ghosts,
Circling all around.
Little ghosts, little ghosts,
Please sit down. 

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.”

The Itsy Bitsy Spider / The Roly Poly Pumpkin
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)

Oh, the roly-poly pumpkin Went rolling down the hill.
Once it started rolling It couldn’t keep still.
It rolled and rolled Until it bumped into a rock.
Then the roly-poly pumpkin Rolled to a stop.

Five Fall Leaves Feltboard (Fingerplay, no tune)
(Can also be done using your five fingers as the leaves)
Five fall leaves, five and no more.
The caterpillar ate one, now there are 4.
Four fall leaves, that’s easy to see.
Along came a rainstorm, now there are 3.
Three fall leaves, nothing much to do.
A big wind, now there are 2.
Two leaves, that’s not much fun.
I glued one on my paper
Now there is 1.
Hang on pretty red leaf! Your branches won’t break.
You’re one less leaf for me to rake!

Activities:
Musical Instruments
Parachute Activities

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October 30, 2015 at 3:13 pm Leave a comment

Toddler Time October 29, 2015

Thursday October 29,  2015

Books
The Wizard, The Fairy and the Magic Chicken by Helen Lester
It’s Pumpkin Day, Mouse! by Laura Numeroff

Felt Board
Ten Little Pumpkins

Song
Jumping and Counting” Jim Gill

Activities

Sensory Activity
Toddler Toys and Tunnel

Number of the Week
This week we are working on the number 8. I used a felt board with three mice and the number 8.

Early Literacy Fact of the Week
Children develop much of their capacity for learning in the first three years of life, when their brains grow to 90 percent of their eventual adult weight (Karoly et al., 1998).

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.

Action Rhyme: Monster Monster
Monster, monster, turn around
Monster, monster, touch the ground
Monster, monster, reach up high
Monster, monster, touch the sky
Monster, monster, touch your nose
Monster, monster, grab your toes
Monster, monster, touch your knees
Monster, monster, sit down please

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

October 29, 2015 at 1:25 pm Leave a comment

Baby Time: October 28, 2015

Books

What Does Bunny See? by Linda Sue Park, illus. by Maggie Smith
Tip Tip Dig Dig by Emma Garcia

Music

“Big Hugs & Kisses” by Andy Murphy, Disney Babies: Playtime
“Shake My Sillies Out” by Raffi, More Singable Songs

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.

Tick Tock
Tick tock, tick tock, I’m a little cuckoo clock.
Tick tock, tick tock, now it’s one o’clock.
Cuckoo! (Lift baby into the air)
Continue with two, three, four and five o’clock. (For each o’clock add a cuckoo at the end)

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

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

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

October 28, 2015 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Spooky Storytime

Tuesday,  Oct. 27th, 2015

Books

Ghosts in the House! by Kazuno Kohara
Can You Make A Scary Face? by Jan Thomas
Bedtime for Boo by Mickie Matheis
Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson

Music

Got a Little Ghost by Caspar Babypants

 Activities

Craft:
We made a paper plate Spider Web

Songs & Rhymes

Rhyme: I Saw a Ghost

I saw a ghost (fingers circle eyes)
He saw me too (point to yourself)
I waved at him (wave your hand)
But he said, “BOO!” (try to scare person)

Song: Spider Dance
Tune: “Farmer In The Dell”

Spiders crawl around, (children crawl around)
Spiders up and down, (stand up, bend down)
Spiders, spiders make a web,
( join right hands to form a spoke)
Spiders circle ‘round.
(walk around in a circle together)

Spiders in and out, (crawl fingers on left hand, down and back on right arm)
Spiders all about, (repeat crawl action)
Spiders, spiders make a web, ( join right hands to form a spoke)
Spiders now sit down.
(children sit down)

 

October 27, 2015 at 2:00 pm 1 comment

Music and Movement October 23rd, 2015

October 23rd, 2015

Books

Boogie Monster and Josie Bissett
Hop Jump by Ellen Stoll Walsh

Music

“The Goldfish Song” by Laurie Berkner
“Mr. Eric’s Jumping Song” by Various
“Shaker Hop” by Carole Peterson

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Action Rhyme: Jump and Clap
Jump! Clap!
Bend your knees!
Go forward!
Go back!
Do it again, please!
Jump! Clap!
Nod your head!
Turn left!
Turn right!
Then go to bed
Jump! Clap!
Sit on the floor!
Arms up!
Arms down!
There isn’t any more!

Felt Board: Five Little Elephants
One elephant in the bathtub
Going for a swim
Knock, knock, (clap twice)
Splash, splash (pat knees)
Come on in! (beckon with hand)

Two, Three, Four,

Five little elephants in the bathtub
Going for a swim.
Knock, Knock,
Splash, Splash,
They all fell in!

October 23, 2015 at 11:36 am Leave a comment

Toddler Time October 22, 2015

Thursday October 22,  2015

Books
I See Fall by Charles Ghigna

Felt Board
Fall Felt Board – Counting leaves on the trees

Song
“The Freeze Dance”  Various
And The World Goes Round and Round” Dragon Tales Soundtrack

Activities

Sensory Activity
Toddler Toys and Tunnel

Number of the Week
This week we are working on the number 7. I used a felt board with three mice and the number 7.

Early Literacy Fact of the Week
Vocabulary: Knowing all kinds of words.

  • Point out different things at the grocery store or at the park, giving them a name.

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.

Action Rhyme: Things I Do
I run fast.
I walk slow.
I bend down,
And touch my toe.
I look up.
I look down.
I make a face,
Just like a clown.

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

October 22, 2015 at 5:56 pm Leave a comment

Baby Time: October 21, 2015

Books

Barnyard Banter by Denise Fleming
Barnyard Baby by Elise Broach, illus. by Cori Doerrfeld

Music

“Old MacDonald Had a Farm” by Hap Palmer, Early Childhood Classics
“Get Ready to Wiggle” by The Wiggles, Crunchy Munchy Music

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.

Little Leaves
1 little leaf, 2 little leaves, 3 leaves today.
(touching each toe/finger or with an older child, putting fingers up)
4 little leaves, 5 little leaves.
Blow them all away. (blow)
By Gari Stein

Bouncing, Bouncing
Bouncing, bouncing, baby on my knee
Bouncing, bouncing 1 2 3! (lift or big bounce)
Clapping, clapping with baby on my knee
Clapping, clapping 1 2 3!
Hugging, hugging baby on my knee
Hugging, hugging 1 2 3!

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

Make a Circle
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

October 21, 2015 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

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