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Music & Movement – January 29, 2016

January 29, 2016

Books

Beep! Beep! Go to Sleep! by Todd Tarpley, illus. by John Rocco
Breathe by Scott Magoon

Music

“Shake Your Scarves” by Johnette Downing, The Second Line
“Dancing in the Streets” by Martha & the Vandellas, Billboard Top Rock & Roll Hits: 1964

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: I Wake Up My Hands
I wake up my hands with a clap, clap, clap
A clap, clap, clap, a clap, clap, clap
I wake up my hands with a clap, clap, clap
And I wiggle my waggles away
Feet – stomp, Eyes – blink, Head – nod, Belly – beep, Hips – shake

Song: 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, jump, march, spin)

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.”

Song: Twinkle, Twinkle
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!
Sign language version

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!”

January 29, 2016 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Toddler Time January 28, 2016

Thursday January 28,  2016

Books
Bob and Flo by Rebecca Ashdown
Tiptoe Joe  by Ginger Foglesong Gibson

Felt Board
Mr. Lou
http://www.literaryhoots.com/2015/04/flannel-friday-mustaches.html?spref=pi

Song
“Shake Your Dragon Tale”  Dragon Tales Soundtrack
My Ups and Downs” Jim Gill

Activities

Sensory Activity
Marker dots and coloring sheets

Letter of the Week
This week we are learning about the letter Dd.

Early Literacy Fact of the Week

In the Fall we talked about five easy ways to help your toddler develop early literacy skills, talk, sing, read, write, and play. In the weeks to come I will expand on each of those five.

Talk

  • Have two way conversations with your children – children learn language by listening.
  • Respond to what they say and add words to stretch their vocabulary.
  • If English is not your first language, speak to your children in the language you know best.
  • Talk while you prepare meals, do chores, get ready for bed, go to work and school in the morning.
  • Don’t talk baby talk – the more complex sentences a child hears the more complex sentences they’ll be able to speak.

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: Touch
Touch your nose, touch your chin,
That’s the way this game begins.
Touch your eyes, touch your knees,
Now pretend you’re going to sneeze.
Touch your hair, touch one ear,
Touch your two red lips right here.
Touch your elbows where they bend,
That’s the way this touch game ends.

Action Rhyme: Wiggle Your Fingers and Toes
Show me how you clap your hands
Clap, clap, clap
Show me how you tap your feet
Tap, tap, tap
Clap, clap, clap
Tap, tap, tap
Wiggle your fingers and toes!
Show me how you nod your head
Nod, nod, nod
Show me how you flap your arms
Flap, flap, flap
Nod, nod, nod
Flap, flap, flap
Wiggle your fingers and toes!

Action Rhyme: Roly Poly
Roly Poly, Roly Poly, Up Up Up
(roll fists and reach up)
Roly Poly, Roly Poly, Down Down Down
(roll fists and hit the floor)
Roly Poly, Roly Poly, Clap, Clap Clap
(roll fists and clap)
Roly Poly, Roly Poly, Lap, Lap, Lap
(roll fists and pat your lap)

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

January 28, 2016 at 2:03 pm Leave a comment

Baby Time: January 27, 2016

Books

Things That Go Vroom
Baby Parade by Rebecca O’Connell, illus. by Susie Poole

Music

“If You’re Happy and You Know It” by The Learning Groove, Yummy Yellow
“Let’s Dance” by Gerry Mitchell, Exercise Party

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

My Hands Are Starting to Wiggle
Tune: The Bear Went Over the Mountain
My hands are starting to wiggle,
My hands are starting to wiggle,
My hands are starting to wiggle,
Around and around and around.

The City Bus
A hip, a hip, a hippopotamus
Got on, got on, got on the city bus
And all, and all, and all the people said,
“You’re squishing us!” (big hug)

A cow, a cow, a cow got on the bus
And all, and all, and all the people said,
“Moooooove over!” (lean over)

A sheep, a sheep, a sheep got on the bus
And all, and all, and all the people said,
“Baaaaaack up!” (lean back)

The Moon is Round
The moon is round
As round can be
Two eyes, a nose
And a mouth like me

Charlie Chaplin
Good for diaper changing
Charlie Chaplin went to France
To teach the ladies how to dance.
First he did the rumba, rumba, rumba (move baby’s legs in a circle)
Then he did the kicks, the kicks, the kicks (kick baby’s legs back and forth)
Then he did the samba, the samba, the samba, (move baby’s legs in a circle, the opposite direction)
Then he did the splits, the splits, the splits. (move baby’s legs apart)

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, play your instrument
Way up high, way up high
Now bend down, now bend down
Play down low, play down low

January 27, 2016 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Supertruck Storytime

Tuesday,  Jan 26th, 2016

Books

The Little Snowplow by Lora Koehler
Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle
Job Site by Nathan Clement
Supertruck by Stephen Savage

Music

The Truck Song by Kathy Reid-Naiman- Reaching for the Stars

 Activities

Craft:
We made a Construction Hard Hat and a paper plate steering wheel

 Songs & Rhymes

Rhyme: 

Three Loud Trucks.
Three Loud Trucks.
See how they zoom.
See how they zoom.
They all jumped over the muck and goo.
They skidded and screeched and their mufflers blew.
Did you ever see such a crazy crew?
As three loud trucks,
Three Loud Trucks.

Song: The Wheels on the Truck

The wheels on the truck go round and round
Round and round
Round and round
The wheels on the truck go round and round
All though the town.

The scoop on the truck goes CHOMP, CHOMP, CHOMP,
CHOMP, CHOMP, CHOMP,
CHOMP, CHOMP, CHOMP
The scoop on the truck goes CHOMP, CHOMP, CHOMP
All through the town

The bell on the truck goes ding, ding, ding,
Ding, ding , ding
Ding, ding, ding
The bell on the truck goes ding, ding,
All through the town.

The siren on the truck goes WHOOP, WHOOP, WHOOP
WHOOP, WHOOP. WHOOP,
WHOOP, WHOOP, WHOOP
The siren on the truck goes WHOOP, WHOOP, WHOOP,
All through the town

The ball on the truck goes BAM,BAM, BAM,
BAM, BAM, BAM, BAM, BAM, BAM,
The ball on the truck goes BAM, BAM, BAM,
All through the town.

The drum on the truck goes, WHOOSH, WHOOSH, WHOOSH
WHOOSH, WHOOSH, WHOOSH
WHOOSH, WHOOSH, WHOOSH
The drum on the truck goes WHOOSH, WHOOSH, WHOOSH
All through the town.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 26, 2016 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Music & Movement January 22th 2016

January 22nd, 2016

Books
Bear Can Dance – by Suzanne Bloom
One. Two. Three. Jump! – by Penelope Lively

Music: I will not be using the IPOD this week because we are out in the play area, instead all songs will be sung by me.

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Action Rhyme: Follow Me

Raise your hands above your head,
Clap them one, two, three,
Rest them now upon your hips,
Slowly bend your knees.
Up again and stand up tall,
Put your right foot out;
Shake your fingers.
Nod your head
and twist yourself about.

Fingerplay: Touch

Touch your nose, touch your chin,
That’s the way this game begins.
Touch your head, touch your knees,
Now pretend you’re going to sneeze:
Ahh-Choo!

Movement Rhyme: Wiggle

I can wiggle my fingers
I can wiggle my toes
I can wiggle my shoulders
I can wiggle my nose.
No all my wiggles are out of me
(wiggle whole body)
And I can sit as quiet as can be.

 

Rhyme: Snowflakes

Snowflakes, snowflakes, dance around.
(Dance fingers)
Snowflakes, snowflakes, touch the ground.
(Touch floor)
Snowflakes, snowflakes, in the air,
(flutter fingers upward)
Snowflakes, snowflakes, everywhere.
(Flutter fingers outward)

Song: Jump Up, Turn Around

Jump up
Turn around
clap your hands
Stomp the ground

Slow, fast, Eyes closed, Arms up, holding breath

Action Rhyme

Let your hands go clap,
(clap)
Let your fingers go snap,
(snap)
Let your lips go up and down,
(open and close mouth)
But do not make a sound.
(Shake head)
Fold your hands and close your eyes,
(fold hands, close eyes)
Take a breath and softly sigh.
(Inhale deeply, then exhale with a sigh)

Activities:

Bean Bags with actions to follow

January 22, 2016 at 4:14 pm Leave a comment

Toddler Time January 21, 2016

Thursday January 21,  2016

Books
From Head to Toe by Eric Carle
Sometimes I like to Curl Up in a Ball by Vicki Churchill

Felt Board
Down Around the Corner (Story Time Katie)

Activities

Sensory Activity
We were in the play area, so we utilized the toys already out there.

Letter of the Week
This week we are learning about the letter Cc.

Early Literacy Fact of the Week
Brain connections form through the 5 senses – sight, sound, touch, taste and smell. Simple things like holding your child, talking and singing with the child and reading to the child will form these brain connections.

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: Touch
Touch your nose, touch your chin,
That’s the way this game begins.
Touch your eyes, touch your knees,
Now pretend you’re going to sneeze.
Touch your hair, touch one ear,
Touch your two red lips right here.
Touch your elbows where they bend,
That’s the way this touch game ends.

Action Rhyme: Wiggle Your Fingers and Toes
Show me how you clap your hands
Clap, clap, clap
Show me how you tap your feet
Tap, tap, tap
Clap, clap, clap
Tap, tap, tap
Wiggle your fingers and toes!
Show me how you nod your head
Nod, nod, nod
Show me how you flap your arms
Flap, flap, flap
Nod, nod, nod
Flap, flap, flap
Wiggle your fingers and toes!

Action Rhyme: Roly Poly
Roly Poly, Roly Poly, Up Up Up
(roll fists and reach up)
Roly Poly, Roly Poly, Down Down Down
(roll fists and hit the floor)
Roly Poly, Roly Poly, Clap, Clap Clap
(roll fists and clap)
Roly Poly, Roly Poly, Lap, Lap, Lap
(roll fists and pat your lap)

Action Song: Hands up High (Tune of: “London Bridge”)
First we wave our hands up high,
Hands up high, hands up high.
First we wave our hands up high.
Then we clap them.
Then we shake our hands down low,
Hands down low, hands down low.
Then we shake our hands down low.
Then we hide them.

 

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

January 21, 2016 at 1:06 pm Leave a comment

Baby Time: January 20, 2016

Books

I Love You to the Moon and Back illus. by Tim Warnes
Big Bug by Henry Cole

Music

“Pretty Painted Butterfly” by Kathy Reid-Naiman, A Smooth Road to London Town

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

My Hands Are Starting to Wiggle
Tune: The Bear Went Over the Mountain
My hands are starting to wiggle,
My hands are starting to wiggle,
My hands are starting to wiggle,
Around and around and around.

The City Bus
A hip, a hip, a hippopotamus
Got on, got on, got on the city bus
And all, and all, and all the people said,
“You’re squishing us!” (big hug)

A cow, a cow, a cow got on the bus
And all, and all, and all the people said,
“Moooooove over!” (lean over)

A sheep, a sheep, a sheep got on the bus
And all, and all, and all the people said,
“Baaaaaack up!” (lean back)

The Moon is Round
The moon is round
As round can be
Two eyes, a nose
And a mouth like me

Charlie Chaplin
Good for diaper changing
Charlie Chaplin went to France
To teach the ladies how to dance.
First he did the rumba, rumba, rumba (move baby’s legs in a circle)
Then he did the kicks, the kicks, the kicks (kick baby’s legs back and forth)
Then he did the samba, the samba, the samba, (move baby’s legs in a circle, the opposite direction)
Then he did the splits, the splits, the splits. (move baby’s legs apart)

Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes
Head, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes
Head, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes
Eyes and ears and mouth and nose
Head, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes

Peekaboo
Peekaboo, peekaboo
I see you, I see you
I see your button nose, I see your tiny toes
I see you, peekaboo

January 20, 2016 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

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