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Music & Movement – February 26, 2016

February 26, 2016

Books

Ten Pigs by Derek Anderson
No, Silly! by Ken Krug

Music

“Movin’ Every Day” from Preschool Aerobic Fun
“Fun with the Rhyme Time Band” by Hap Palmer, Can a Jumbo Jet Sing the Alphabet?
“Pretty Painted Butterfly” by Kathy Reid-Naiman, A Smooth Road to London Town
“Dance With Your Teddy Bear” by Greg & Steve, Jumpin’ & Jammin’
“Teddy Bear Playtime” by  Hap Palmer, So Big

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: Hello Everybody
Well hello everybody can you touch your nose?
Touch your nose, touch your nose, touch your nose
Well hello everybody can you touch your nose?
Touch your nose
Repeat with toes, pat your head, rub your tummy

Movement Rhyme: We Wiggle and Wiggle and Stop
We wiggle and wiggle and stop
We wiggle and wiggle and stop
We wiggle and wiggle and wiggle and wiggle
And wiggle and wiggle and stop
We tap and we tap and we stop
We tap and we tap and we stop
We tap and we tap and we tap and we tap
And we tap and we tap and we stop
We . . . wave, twirl
Can also use clap, shake, bounce, jump, stomp

Movement Rhyme: The Grand Old Duke of York
The grand old duke of York
He had 10,000 men
He marched them up to the top of the hill
And marched them down again
And when they’re up, they’re up
And when they’re down, they’re down
And when they’re only halfway up,
They’re neither up nor down

Song: Head and Shoulders Baby
Head and shoulders baby 1, 2, 3
Head and shoulders baby 1, 2, 3
Head and shoulders baby 1, 2, 3
Head and shoulders, head and shoulders, head and shoulders baby 1,2, 3
Knees and toes . . .
Back and tummy . . .

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!”

February 26, 2016 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

The Sheepover Storytime

Tuesday,  Feb.23rd, 2016

Books

Woolbur by Leslie Helakoski
The Sheepover by John & Jennifer Churchman
No Sleep for the Sheep by Karen Beaumont
Russell the Sheep by Rob Scotton

Music

Down on Grandpa’s Farm by Raffi
Mary Had a Little Lamb by Eric Litwin

 Activities

Crafts:
We made a fun sheep puppet

 Songs & Rhymes

Rhyme:

Baa baa black sheep
Have you any wool?
Yes sir, yes sir,
Three bags full
One for my master
And one for my dame
And one for the little boy
That lives down the lane

February 23, 2016 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Music & Movement February 19 2016

February 19, 2016

Books
Max and Marla – by Alexandra Boiger
Huff and Puff – by Claudia Rueda

Music
Jumping and Counting by Jim Gill
Shaker Hop by Carole Peterson

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Action Rhyme: The Grand Old Duke of York

He had 10,000 men
First he marched them UP the hill (stand up)
Then he marched them DOWN again (crouch down)
And when you’re UP you’re up (stand up)
And when you’re DOWN you’re down (crouch down)
And when you’re only half-way UP (crouch half-way)
You’re neither UP nor DOWN (stand up then sit down)

Fingerplay: How Do You Say Hi?

Hey! Hi! Howdy! Yo!
There are many ways to say hello!
Wave your hand.
Nod your head.
Smile big or wink instead.
Blow a kiss. Tip your hat.
Shake your hands.
Give a pat.
Of all the ways to say hello,
Here’s the way I like to go … HELLO!

Song: If You’re Happy and You Know It

If you’re happy and you know it Clap your hands (clap your hands!)
If you’re happy and you know it Clap you hands (clap your hands)
If you’re happy and you know it
Then your hands should surely show it
If you’re happy and you know it Clap your hands!

Continue with: Stomp Your Feet shout hooray! do all three

Activities:

Obstacle Course

February 19, 2016 at 11:50 am Leave a comment

Kindness & Feelings

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Books

Hooray for Hat! by Brian Won
Llama Llama Mad at Mama by Anna Dewdney
Hug Machine by Scott Campbell
Love Monster and the Last Chocolate by Rachel Bright

Music

“Your Face Will Surely Show It” by Jim Gill, Jim Gill Makes it Noise in Boise, Idaho
“Skinnamarink” by Sharon, Lois & Bram, Great Big Hits!
“I Feel Crazy So I Jump in the Soup” by Laurie Berkner, Victor Vito
“I’m in the Mood” by Raffi, Rise and Shine

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Fingerplay: Here’s a Cup
Here’s a cup and here’s a cup
And here’s a pot of tea
Pour a cup, pour a cup
And drink some tea with me
Great to do with a partner – see Jbrary’s version

Song: We’re Going to Shake Our Shakers
Tune: Jimmy Crack Corn
We’re going to shake our shakers high and low.
We’re going to shake our shakers high and low.
We’re going to shake our shakers high and low,
Until someone says…….STOP!
Shake our shakers … Fast and slow
Shake our shakers … Left and right
Shake our shakers … Front and back

Song: If You’re Happy and You Know It
If you’re happy and you know it give a shake
If you’re happy and you know it give a shake
If you’re happy you know it and you really want to show it
If you’re happy and you it give a shake
Tap, wiggle

February 18, 2016 at 6:00 pm Leave a comment

Toddler Time February 18, 2016

Thursday February 18,  2016

Books
Bear is Not Tired by Ciara Gavin
Hop! Plop!  by Corey Rosen Schwartz and Tali Klein

Felt Board
Count the Teddy Bears

Song
“Hold Still”  Yo Gabba Gabba

Activities

Sensory Activity
Toddler Toys and Tunnel

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

Early Literacy Fact of the Week

Sing

  • Sing the alphabet song so the child learns the letters
  • Sing nursery rhymes so children hear the different sounds in words.
  • Clap along to the rhythm so children hear the syllables.
  • Play music designed for children.

http://www.maine.gov/msl/libs/pr/posters/lit/earlyLit-newsletter.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: 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
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

February 18, 2016 at 11:46 am Leave a comment

Baby Time: February 17, 2016

Books

Boats Go by Steve Light
Little Bitty Friends by Elizabeth McPike, Patrice Barton

Music

“Little Red Wagon” from Wiggleworms Love You
“I am a Bubble” by Charlotte Diamond, Charlotte Diamond’s World
“Bubble Bath” by Joanie Bartels, Bathtime Magic

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Two Little Blackbirds
Two little blackbirds sitting on a hill
One named Jack and the other named Jill
Fly away Jack, fly away Jill
Come back, Jack! Come back, Jill!

Two little blackbirds sitting in a row
One named High and the other named Low
Fly away High, fly away Low
Come back High! Come back Low!

Bouncing, Bouncing
Bouncing, bouncing, baby on my knee (they can use their baby’s name instead of “baby”)
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!
Source

The Flea
On my toe there is a flea, (climb fingers up body parts)
Now he’s climbing on my knee,
Past my tummy, past my nose,
On my head where my hair grows. (tap the top of head)

On my head there is a flea, (climb fingers down body parts)
Now he’s climbing down on me,
Past my tummy, past my knee,
On my toe, TAKE THAT, YOU FLEA! (tickle foot)
by John Feierabend

Hey Diddle Diddle
Hey diddle diddle,
The cat and the fiddle,
The cow jumped over the moon.
The little dog laughed,
To see such sport,
And the dish ran away with the spoon

February 17, 2016 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Rubber Duckie Storytime

Tuesday,  Feb. 16th, 2016

Books

Gulliver Snip by Julia Kay
Get Out of My Bath by Britta Teckentrup
Big Red Tub by Julia Jarman
10 Little Rubber Ducks by Eric Carle

Music

I Took a Bath in a Washing Machine by Jim Gill – Jim Gill’s Sneezing Songs
Do De Rubber Duck – Sesame Street

 Activities

Crafts:
We made a Rubber Duck bath toy

We used puppets to bring 10 Rubber Ducks to life.

 Songs & Rhymes

Rhyme:

After my bath,
I try, try, try
To wipe myself till I’m dry, dry, dry
Hands to wipe, and fingers and toes
And two wet legs and a shiny nose.
Just think how much less time I’d take
If I were a dog and could shake, shake, shake

Rhyme: Five Elephants in the Bathtub

One elephant in the bathtub
Going for a swim.
Knock, Knock, (Clap twice with “Knock, Knock.”)
Splash, Splash, (Slap knees twice with “Splash, Splash.”)
Come on in! (Motion with both hands to come in.)

Two elephants in the bathtub… etc.
(Until…) Five elephants in the bathtub
Going for a swim.
Knock, Knock, Splash, Splash,
They all fell in!

 

 

February 16, 2016 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

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