Archive for June, 2016

Eat Play Grow: Fruits & Veggies

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Books

Rah, Rah, Radishes! and Go, Go, Grapes! by April Pulley Sayre
Edible Numbers by Jennifer Vogel Bass
The Bear Who Shared by Catherine Rayner
Lunch by Denise Fleming

Music

“Apples and Bananas” by Raffi, One Light, One Sun
“Fruit Salad Salsa” by Laurie Berkner, Victor Vito

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Song: Hello Friends
Hello, friends
Hello, friends
Hello, friends
It’s time to say hello

Song: In and Out
Let’s go in and in and in
And out and out and out
And in and in and in and in
And out and out and out!

Song: Good Food
(Tune: Old MacDonald)
Vegetables are good for me, EE I EE I O
And so I eat them happily, EE I EE I O
With a carrot, carrot here, and a carrot, carrot there
Here a carrot, there a carrot
Everywhere a carrot, carrot
Vegetables are good for me, EE I EE I O.
Sing it with other vegetables

Song: Banana Song
Grow banana, grow, grow banana (bring one arm at a time above your head)
Peel banana, peel, peel banana (bring one arm at a time down)
Go bananas, go, go bananas (jump up and down)

Rhyme: 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

June 30, 2016 at 6:00 pm Leave a comment

Baby Time: June 29, 2016

Books

Flip, Flap, Fly! by Phyllis Root, illus. by David Walker
Higher! Higher! by Leslie Patricelli

Music

“Shake My Sillies Out” by Raffi, More Singable Songs
Going to Kentucky” by Sue Schnitzer, Wiggle & Whirl

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

Dance Your Fingers Up
Dance your fingers up
Dance your fingers down
Dance your fingers to the side
Dance them all around
Dance them on your shoulders
Dance them on your head
Dance them on your tummy
And put them all to bed

Trit, Trot to Boston
Trit trot to Boston
Trit trot to Lynn
Be careful, little baby!
Don’t fall in!

Trit trot to Boston
Trit trot to Dover
Be careful, little baby!
Don’t fall over!

Trit trot to Lansing
Trit trot to town
Be careful, little baby!
Don’t fall down!

Baby Hop
Snuggle up together
Baby’s in your lap
Snuggle up together
And clap, clap, clap
Snuggle up together
Baby, don’t you nap
Snuggle up together
And tap, tap, tap
You’re working out together
Baby, don’t stop
You’re working out together
Now hop, hop, hop

Andy Pandy, Sugar and Candy
Andy Pandy, sugar and candy, all pop down!
Andy Pandy, sugar and candy, all pop up!
Andy Pandy, sugar and candy, all pop in!
Andy Pandy, sugar and candy, all pop out!

Baa, Baa, Black Sheep
Baa baa black sheep, have you any wool?
Yes sir, yes sir, three bags full!
One for my master, one for the dame,
And one for the little boy
Who lives down the lane.

Pease Porridge Hot
Pease porridge hot!
Pease porridge cold!
Pease porridge in the pot
Nine days old.
Some like it hot,
Some like it cold,
I like it in the pot
Nine days old!

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

Shake, Rattle & Roll Storytime

Tuesday,  June 28th, 2016

Books

Be Quiet Mike! by leslie Patricelli
The Bear and the Piano by David Litchfield
Crash Bang Donkey! by Jill Newton
So You Want to be a Rock Star by Audrey Vernick

Music

Rhythm Band by Johnette Downing – Music Time
Follow the Leader by Ella Jenkins

 Activities

We danced with musical instruments and made a band
We did a musical instrument scavenger hunt

 Songs & Rhymes

Song: Monkey See, Monkey Do

Oh, when we clap, clap, clap our hands
The monkey claps, claps, claps his hands
Monkey see, monkey do
The monkey does the same as you!

Cover, cover, cover our eyes

Jump, jump up and down

Stomp, stomp, stomp our feet

Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle your arms

Sit, sit, sit back down

Rhyme: Rattles, Drums and Bells

Play with the rattle,
SHAKE! SHAKE! SHAKE!
Not so hard
That it could break.

Beat on the drum.
BOOM! BOOM! BOOM!
A sound that fills
The storytime room.

Clang the bells.
DING! DANG! DONG!
Now we’re playing a happy song.

June 28, 2016 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Eat Play Grow: Five Senses

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Books

My Five Senses by Aliki
Hello Ocean by Pam Munoz Ryan, illus. by Mark Astrella
I Spy on the Farm by Edward Gibbs

Music

“When I Hear the Music” by Nancy Stewart, SOM
“Touch” by Hap Palmer, Getting to Know Myself

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Song: Hello Friends
Hello, friends
Hello, friends
Hello, friends
It’s time to say hello

Song: Marching Movement Song
We’re marching, marching, marching
We’re marching in a circle
We’re marching, marching, marching
Until it’s time to stop!
We’re jumping, jumping, jumping
We’re jumping in a circle,
We’re jumping, jumping, jumping
Until it’s time to stop!
We’re running . . . tiptoeing

Song: We All Have Five Senses
We all have five senses, senses, senses
We all have five senses. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Eyes are for seeing, seeing, seeing
Eyes are for seeing. We see with our eyes.
Noses are for smelling, smelling, smelling
Noses are for smelling. We smell with our nose.
Tongues are for tasting, tasting, tasting
Tongues are for tasting. We taste with our tongues.
Ears are for hearing, hearing, hearing
Ears are for hearing. We hear with our ears.
Hands are for feeling, feeling, feeling
Hands are for feeling. We feel with our hands.
We all have five senses, senses, senses
We all have five senses. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

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

June 23, 2016 at 6:00 pm Leave a comment

Baby Time: June 22, 2016

Books

Dancing Feet by Lindsey Craig, illus. by Marc Brown
Jazz Baby by Lisa Wheeler, illus. by R. Gregory Christie

Music

“Come Dance With Me” by The Learning Groove, Perfectly Purple
“Bounce Your Baby” by Caspar Babypants, This is Fun!

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

Dance Your Fingers Up
Dance your fingers up
Dance your fingers down
Dance your fingers to the side
Dance them all around
Dance them on your shoulders
Dance them on your head
Dance them on your tummy
And put them all to bed

Tiny Little Babies
Tiny little babies love
Dancin’ dancin’
Tiny little babies love
Dancin’ round
Tiny little babies love
Dancin’ dancin’
Tiny little babies love
Dancin’ so
Lean to the left, lean to the right
Hug that baby nice and tight!
Lean to the left, lean to the right
Hug that baby nice and tight

Baby Hop
Snuggle up together
Baby’s in your lap
Snuggle up together
And clap, clap, clap
Snuggle up together
Baby, don’t you nap
Snuggle up together
And tap, tap, tap
You’re working out together
Baby, don’t stop
You’re working out together
Now hop, hop, hop

Put Your Finger On Your Shirt
Put your finger on your shirt, on your shirt
Put your finger on your shirt, on your shirt
Put your finger on your shirt
Put your finger on your shirt
Put your finger on your shirt, on your shirt

We Wiggle & Wiggle & 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 . . . twirl

June 23, 2016 at 2:27 pm Leave a comment

Take Me out to the Ball Game Storytime

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

Books

Big Kicks by Bob Kolar
The Great Fuzz Frenzy by Janet Stevens
Peanut Butter and Cupcake by Terry Border

Music

The Paper Ball Toss by Laura Johnson -Circle Time Songs & Games
The Sports Dance by Greg & Steve – On The Move

 Activities

We played paper ball toss with the parachute

 Songs & Rhymes

Song:

Baseball player, baseball player
Swing the bat, hit the ball (Pretend to swing a baseball bat.)
Run around the bases, run around the bases (Pretend to be running.)
Homerun, homerun

Football player, football player
Throw the ball, (Hold one hand back like you are going to throw a football.)
Catch the pass. (Pull both hands to chest as if catching a football)
Run and don’t get tackled, run and don’t get tackled. (Pretend to run.)
Touchdown, touchdown (Hold both arms straight up to signal a touchdown.)

Basketball player, basketball player
Dribble the ball, down the court (Pretend to be bouncing a basketball.)
Stop and shoot a basket, stop and shoot a basket. (Pretend to shoot a basketball.)
Two points, two points. (Hold up two fingers.)

June 21, 2016 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment


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The library has many of the books and music we use in our storytimes in the collection, so you can check them out and use them at home. We also get resources from MelCat, our inter-library loan system. For help finding these materials, stop by the Youth Desk.

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