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Music & Movement – April 29, 2016

Books

I Dream of an Elephant by Ami Rubinger
Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litwin, illus. by James Dean

Music

“Shake My Sillies Out” by Raffi, More Singable Songs
“Jump” by Milkshake, Bottle of Sunshine
“Ribbons in the Air” by Pam Schiller, Leaping Literacy
Sleeping Bunnies” by Kathy Reid-Naiman, Zoom Zoom Cuddle and Croon
Popcorn” by Joanie Leeds, I’m a Rock Star

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 Wiggle
I wiggle my fingers,
I wiggle my toes.
I wiggle my arms,
I wiggle my nose.
Now there are no more wiggles left in me,
Because it is time for the next story.

Song: 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 . . . wave, clap

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: Head, Shoulders, Knees and 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

Toes, knees, shoulders, head, shoulders, head
Toes, knees, shoulders, head, shoulders, head
Nose and mouth and ears and eyes
Toes, knees, shoulders, head, shoulders, head

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!”

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

Toddler Time April 28, 2016

Thursday April 28,  2016

Books
When Spring Comes by Kevin Henkes, illus. by Laura Dronzek
Bear Wants More by Karma Wilson,  illus. by Jane Chapman

Felt Board
Five Little Kites

Song
“Jumping & Counting”  by Jim Gill, Jim Gill’s Irrational Anthem
“I Know a Chicken” by Laurie Berkner, Whaddaya Think of That?

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

Early Literacy Fact of the Week

The Importance of Story Time
Children benefit from hearing another adult read to them, from watching other children get engaged in a story, and from being exposed to a wide variety of authors and writing styles. Your child will also learn some essential school readiness skills, like how to sit still for an extended period of time, how to pay attention to an adult other than his parents, how to take turns.

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.

Can You . . .
Can you hop, hop, hop like a bunny?
Can you jump, jump, jump like a frog?
Can you walk, walk, walk like a duck?
Can you fly, fly, fly like a bird?
Can you swim, swim, swim like a fish?
Can you reach down to the ground?
And sit down like this?

Clap Your Hands
Clap your hands
Touch your toes
Turn around
Put your finger on your nose
Flap your arms
Reach up high
Wiggle your fingers
And stretch to the sky

Roll, Roll, Sugarbabies
Roll, roll, sugarbabies
Roll, roll, sugarbabiesPushPullClap clap clap
Let’s clap up high
Let’s clap down low
Let’s roll real fast
Let’s roll real slow

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

April 28, 2016 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Baby Time: April 27, 2016

Books

The Opposite Zoo by Il Sung Na
Maggie and Michael Get Dressed by Denise Fleming

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

Pizza, Pickle, Pumpernickle
Pizza, Pickle, Pumpernickel
Pizza, pickle, pumpernickel
My little baby deserves a tickle
One for her nose, one for his toes
One for the tummy where the cracker (or yum yum) goes

One,Two Buckle my Shoe
One, two, buckle my shoe.Three, four, open the door.
Five, six, pick up sticks.Seven, eight, lay them straight.
Nine, ten, do it again!
One, two, buckle my shoe.Three, four, open the door.
Five, six, pick up sticks.Seven, eight, lay them straight .
Nine, ten, a big fat hen!

Alice the Camel
Alice the Camel has 2 humps
Alice the Camel has 2 humps
Alice the Camel has 2 humps
So go, Alice, go! (boom, boom, boom)
Alice the camel has 1 hump . . .
Alice the camel has no humps . . .
Because Alice is a horse!

Where is Thumpkin
Where is Thumbkin? (Hide hands behind back)
Where is Thumbkin?
Here he is, (Bring out one hand, thumb up)
Here he is. (Bring out other hand, thumb up)
Mighty glad to see you, (Wag one thumb at the other)
Mighty glad to see you. (Wag other thumb)
There he goes, (Put one hand behind back)
There he goes. (Put other hand behind back)

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 . . .

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

Going to the Zoo Storytime

Tuesday,  April 26th, 2016

Books

Zoozical by Judy Sierra
What’s New at the Zoo? by Betty Comden
Wild About Us by Karen Beaumont
The Mixed Up Chameleon by Eric Carle

Music

Going to the Zoo by Raffi – Singable Songs for the Very Young
At the Zoo by Merry Music Maker – Kids on the Move

 Activities

Crafts:
We made a kangaroo planter

 Songs & Rhymes

Rhyme:

At the zoo we saw a bear
He had long, dark fuzzy hair (pretend to walk like a bear)
We saw a lion in a cage
He was in an awful rage. (pretend to be a angry lion)
We saw the big, long-necked giraffe,
And the silly monkeys made us laugh(everybody laugh)
But my favorite animal at the zoo Is the elephant–how about you?

An elephant goes like this and that (stomp feet)
He’s terribly big (raise arms over head)
And he’s terribly fat (stretch arms to side)
He has no fingers (wiggle fingers)
And he has no toes (wiggle feet)
But, goodness gracious WHAT A NOSE!!!!
(pull on pretend trunk in front of nose) 

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

Music & Movement – April 22, 2016

April 22nd, 2016

Books
Counting in the Garden by Kim Parker
Up, Down and Around by Katharine Ayers
Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert

Music
In My Garden by Raffi
Rocks and Flowers by Caspar Babypants
Bean Bags by Hap Palmer
Beanie Bag Dance by Greg & Steve
Shake your Scarves by Johnette Downing

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: 

This is the way we plant our seeds
Plant our seeds, plant our seeds,
This is the way we plant our seeds,
Early in the morning.

This is the way the wind does blow,
Wind does blow, wind does blow.
This is the way the wind does blow,
Early in the morning.

This is the way the rain comes down,
Rain comes down, rain comes down.
This is the way the rain comes down,
Early in the morning.

 This is the way the sun shines bright,
Sun shines bright, sun shines bright.
This is the way the sun shines bright,
Early in the morning.

This is the way the flowers grow,
flowers grow, flowers grow.
This is the way the flowers grow,
early in the morning.

Movement Rhyme: 

I’m a seed that’s in the ground
I get sunshine and water
I grow a stem, two leaves and then
Pop! I’m a flower!

 

Activities:
We had fun with the Bean bags
We danced with shakers
and  we danced with scarves

April 22, 2016 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Toddler Time April 21, 2016

Thursday April 21,  2016

Books
Up, Down, and Around by Katherine Ayres
Please Mr. Panda by Steve Antony

Felt Board
Five Green and Speckled Frogs

Song
“Shake Your Sillies Out”  Raffi
The Bean Bag” Hap Palmer

Activities

Sensory Activity
I will be putting out various toddler toys, tunnel and hoop with balls.

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

Early Literacy Fact of the Week
Parents, when you talk about same and different and matching with your child, they start to learn how to compare things themselves. They will use these same comparing skills to learn their letters! Talking with your kids helps them get ready to read
http://melissa.depperfamily.net/blog/?p=3818

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

April 21, 2016 at 12:07 pm Leave a comment

Baby Time: April 20th 2016

Books

Mouse’s First Spring by Lauren Thompson

In the Small Small Pond by Denise Fleming

Music

Shake my Sillies out by Raffi

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

Pizza, Pickle, Pumpernickle

Pizza, Pickle, Pumpernickel
Pizza, pickle, pumpernickel
My little baby deserves a tickle
One for her nose, one for his toes
One for the tummy where the cracker (or yum yum) goes


One,Two Buckle my Shoe

One, two, buckle my shoe.Three, four, open the door.
Five, six, pick up sticks.Seven, eight, lay them straight.
Nine, ten, do it again!
One, two, buckle my shoe.Three, four, open the door.
Five, six, pick up sticks.Seven, eight, lay them straight .
Nine, ten, a big fat hen!

 

Alice the Camel
Alice the Camel has 2 humps
Alice the Camel has 2 humps
Alice the Camel has 2 humps
So go, Alice, go! (boom, boom, boom)
Alice the camel has 1 hump . . .
Alice the camel has no humps . . .
Because Alice is a horse!


Where is Thumpkin

Where is Thumbkin? (Hide hands behind back)
Where is Thumbkin?
Here he is, (Bring out one hand, thumb up)
Here he is. (Bring out other hand, thumb up)
Mighty glad to see you, (Wag one thumb at the other)
Mighty glad to see you. (Wag other thumb)
There he goes, (Put one hand behind back)
There he goes. (Put other hand behind back)

 

Hands up High
Tune: 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

 

One, Two Shake it on your Shoe
One, two, shake it on your shoe
Three, four, shake it on the floor
Five, six, stir and mix
Seven, eight, stand up straight
Nine, ten, wave to all your friends

April 20, 2016 at 11:30 am Leave a comment

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