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Music & Movement – November 20, 2015

November 20, 2015

Books

Tiny Little Fly by Michael Rosen, illus. by Kevin Waldron
Is Your Mama a Llama? by Deborah Guarino, illus. by Steven Kellogg

Music

“The Way We Do It” by Greg & Steve, Kids in Action
“Going Nowhere” by Jim Gill, Irrational Anthem and More Salutes to Nonsense
“If I Was a Bird” from Wiggleworms Love You
“Airplane Song” by Laurie Berkner, Whaddaya Think of That?

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: Open Them, Shut Them
The more we get together, together, together.
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 them, creep them
Up to your chin
Open your mouth
But do not let them in!
Open them, shut them
Open them, shut them
Put them in your lap

Song: Autumn Leaves
Autumn leaves are falling down
Falling down, falling down
Autumn leaves are falling down
Falling on the ground
Autumn leaves are whirling round . . . whirling all around
Raking up the autumn leaves . . . then we toss them high!

Movement Rhyme: Jump Up, Turn Around
Jump up
Turn around
Clap your hands
Stomp the ground

Arms up, slowly, faster,
faster still, quietly

Movement Rhyme: Wave Goodbye
Wave high, wave low,
I think it’s time, we gotta go.
Wave your elbows, wave your toes,
Wave your tongue and wave your nose.
Wave your knees, wave your lips,
Blow a kiss with fingertips.
Wave your chin, wave your eye,
Wave your hand and say “Goodbye!”

November 20, 2015 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Tasty Tales

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Books

Wild Boars Cook by Meg Rosoff & Sophie Blackall
Sylvie by Jennifer Sattler
Lunch by Denise Fleming
Today is Monday by Eric Carle
Sophie’s Squash by Pat Zietlow Miller, illus. by Anne Wilsdorf

Music

“Spaghetti Legs” by Jim Gill, Jim Gill Sings the Sneezing Song: and Other Contagious Tunes
“Popcorn” by Joanie Leeds, I’m a Rock Star
“Popcorn Calling Me” by Laurie Berkner, Buzz Buzz

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Action Rhyme: Turkey, Turkey
Turkey, Turkey turn around.
Turkey, Turkey touch the ground.
Turkey, Turkey raise your wings high.
Turkey, Turkey blink your eyes.
Turkey, Turkey wobble around.
Turkey, Turkey jump up and down.
Turkey, Turkey take a bow.
Turkey, Turkey sit down now.

Song with Flannelboard: Flip Flap Jack
There was a man made of food, made of food, made of food
There was a man made of food
And his name was Flip Flap Jack.
And he danced upon the table, the table, the table
He danced upon the table
And his name was Flip Flap Jack.
His head was made of a pancake, a pancake, a pancake
His head was made of a pancake,
And his name was Flip Flap Jack.
And he danced upon the table, the table, the table
He danced upon the table
And his name was Flip Flap Jack.
His eyes were made of blueberries . . .
Repeat the phrasing with:
ears/oranges
nose/strawberry
mouth/sausage
hair/whipped cream
body/waffle
arms/bananas
legs/bacon
feet/French toast
bellybutton/raspberry

Action Rhyme: Apple Tree
Way up high in the 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

Song: Jelly, Jelly in My Belly
We’re going to have some jelly, hooray, hooray
We’re going to have some jelly, hooray, hooray
Jelly for our dinner, jelly every day
Jelly, jelly in our belly, hip, hip, hip hooray
2, 4, 6, 8, tell me what is on your plate . . .

November 19, 2015 at 6:00 pm Leave a comment

Toddler Time November 19, 2015

Thursday November 19th,  2015

Books
Pie in the Oven by Betty G. Birney
Bears Says Thanks by Karma Wilson

Felt Board
One Little Two Little Turkeys

Activities

Sensory Activity
Toddler Toys and Tunnel and Parachute

Number of the Week
This week we are working on the number 11. I used a felt board with three mice and the number 11.

Early Literacy Fact of the Week
Reading together remains the single most effective way to help children become proficient readers.

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.

Rhyme: Funny Turkey

The turkey is a funny bird
Its head goes bobble-bobble;
And all he knows is just one word …
And that is Gobble-Gobble!

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,
And my heart says thank you with a kiss to take (blow kiss)

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

November 19, 2015 at 2:09 pm Leave a comment

Baby Time: November 18, 2015

Books

Maisy’s First Numbers by Lucy Cousins
Who Can Jump? by Sebastien Braun

Music

“Shortnin’ Bread” by The Learning Groove, Perfectly Purple

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Baby’s Ride
Bouncing baby on my knee,
Ride this horse to Tennessee.
Ride it fast and ride it slow.
Ride it to the rodeo!

Choo-Choo
(Baby faces parent)
Here comes our choo-choo train,
Chuggin’ down the track
Now it’s going forward
Now it’s going back
Now our bell is ringing
Now our whistle blows
What a lot of noise it makes
Everywhere it goes!

Fray Felipe
Fray Felipe, Fray Felipe?
Duermes tu? Duermes tu?
Suenan las campanas,
Suenan las companas.
Din, dan, don!
Din, dan, don

Acka Backa Soda Cracker
Acka-backa soda cracker, acka-backa boo
Acka-backa soda cracker, I love you.
Acka-backa soda cracker, acka-backa boo
Acka-backa soda cracker, up goes you! (lift up)
BIG HUG!

November 18, 2015 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Thanks for Friends Storytime

Tuesday,  Nov 17th, 2015

Books

Penguin and Pinecone by Salina Yoon
What a Treasure by Will Hillenbrand
Bear Says Thanks by Karma Wilson
Ten Thank You Letters by Daniel Kirk

Music

It Takes Some Friends by Jim Gill – Music Play for Folks of All Stripes
Wonderful Friends by Johnette Downing – Music Time

Activities

Craft:
We made some Thank You cards

 Songs & Rhymes

Rhyme: Let’s Be Friends With One Another
Let’s be friends with one another
Let’s be friends with one another
Let’s be friends with one another
Let’s be friends today.

You can sing with a friend
you can shout with a friend
you can hum with a friend
let’s be friends today!

You can jump with a friend
you can clap with a friend
you can jump with a friend
let’s be friends today

let’s be friend with one another
Let’s be friends with one another
Let’s be friends with one another
let’s be friends today

 

 

November 17, 2015 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Music and Movement November 13th 2015

November 13th, 2015

Books

Barnyard Banter by Denise Fleming
Punk Farm by Jarrett Krosoczka
If All the Animals Came Inside by Eric Pinder

Music
Rhythm in the Scarves by Johnette Downing – The Second Line: Scarf Activity Songs
Ribbons in the Air by Pam Schiller – Leaping Literacy

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Finger Rhyme:

Here is the barn
(make a barn by interlacing fingers of two hands inside palm of hands)
Open it wide.
Let’s go inside where the animals hide.
Here are the horses, here are the cows.
They’re eating their dinner and drinking right now.
They’ll stay here till night turns into day.
When we open the doors, they’ll all mosey away.
Out in the pasture, they’ll eat grass and hay.
The cows will moo softly, the horses will neigh.

Song: Old Mac Donald Had a Farm

We sang Old MacDonald using Puppets

Rhyme with House Puppet Theatre

There is a little mouse
Inside a little house.
Here him scamper,
Here him squeak,
He’ll come out if you say “Peep!”

We used many different animal finger puppets to depict
“If The Animals Came Inside” by Eric Pinder

Activities

Dancing:
We used wrist ribbons and scarves with movement songs

November 13, 2015 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Toddler Time November 12, 2015

Thursday November 12,  2015

Books
Cat’s Colors  by Jane Cabrera
My Cousin Momo by Zachariah OHora

Song
“Rock and Roll Freeze Dance”  Hap Palmer
Wiggle Song” Dragon Tales Soundtrack
“Shake Your Dragon Tale” Dragon Tales Soundtrack

Activities

Sensory Activity
Toddler Toys and Tunnel

Number of the Week
This week we are working on the number 10. I used a felt board with three mice and the number 10.

Early Literacy Fact of the Week
Singing develops listening and memory skills and makes repetition easier for young children — it’s easier to remember a short song than a short story.

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

November 12, 2015 at 12:50 pm Leave a comment

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