Archive for July, 2016

Eat Play Grow: Healthy Beverages

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Books

I’m Thirsty by Catherine Anne Cullen, illus. by David McPhail
A Cool Drink of Water by Barbara Kerley

Music

“Water, Wind, and World” by Johnette Downing, The Second Line
“Milkshake Song” by Anne-Marie Akin, Songs for Wiggleworms
“Muddy Water Puddle” by Hap Palmer, Sally the Swinging Snake
“Jump, Jump” by Joanie Leeds, I’m a Rock Star

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!

Movement Rhyme: I Clap My Hands
I clap my hands, I touch my feet
I jump up from the ground

I clap my hands, I touch my feet
I turn myself around

I clap my hands, I touch my feet
I sit myself right down

I clap my hands, I touch my feet
I do not make a sound.
Shhhh!

July 28, 2016 at 6:00 pm Leave a comment

Baby Time: July 27, 2016

Books

Whose Toes Are Those? by Sally Symes, illus. by Nick Sharratt
Where is Baby’s Belly Button? by Karen Katz

Music

“Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes” by Joanie Bartels, Bathtime Magic
“Splish Splash” by Joanie Bartels, Bathtime Magic

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

Cheek Chin
Cheek chin, cheek chin
Cheek chin, nose!
Cheek chin, cheek chin
Cheek chin, toes!
Cheek chin, cheek chin
Up baby goes!

Wake Up Toes
Wake up toes, wake up toes
Wake up toes
And wiggle, wiggle, wiggle
Wake up toes, wake up toes
Wake and wiggle in the morning!

Wake up fingers . . .
Wake up nose . . .

Tiny Little Babies
Tiny little babies love bouncin’ bouncin’
Tiny little babies love bouncin’, yeah
Tiny little babies love bouncin’, bouncin’
Tiny little babies love bouncin’ so
Bounce to the left, bounce to the right
Now hug that baby nice and tight!
Repeat with tappin’ or clappin’, etc.

Penny Pointers
Penny pointers up, penny pointers down
Penny pointers dancing all around the town
Dance on your shoulders, dancing on your head
Dancing on your tummy, now tuck them into bed
Tommy thumbs, Finger families

These Are Baby’s Fingers
These are baby’s fingers
These are baby’s toes
This is baby’s belly button
Round and round it goes

July 27, 2016 at 9:43 am Leave a comment

Expressions Storytime

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

Books

Wild Ideas by Elin Kelsey
Inside This Book (are three books). by Barney Saltzberg
Beyond the Pond by Joseph Kueffler
That’s How by Christoph Niemann

Music

Driving in My Car by Ralph Covert
It’s A Beautiful Day by Kathy Reid-Naiman

 Activities

We danced with wrist ribbons and enjoyed coloring.

 

 

July 26, 2016 at 1:23 pm Leave a comment

Eat Play Grow: Smart Sleep

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Books

Back to Bed, Ed! by Sebastien Braun
Chengdu Could Not, Would Not Fall Asleep by Barney Saltzberg
Sleepyheads by Sandra J. Howatt, illus. by Joyce Wan
Creak! Said the Bed by Phyllis Root, illus. by Regan Dunnick

Music

“Winter Lullaby” by Laurie Berkner, Rocketship Run

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

Movement Rhyme: Five in the Bed
There were five in the bed (Hold up five fingers)
And the little one said, “Roll over, roll over!” (Make rolling motion)
So they all rolled over and one fell out. (Hold up one finger & surprised face)
// Count down until
There was one in the bed (Hold up one finger)
And the little one said, “I’ve got it all to myself!” (Spread out arms)

Movement Rhyme: Shoes
I went to bed and tried to go to sleep,
But somebody put running shoes on my feet! (run in place)

Repeat with a variety of different shoes and appropriate actions (ballet, tap, basketball, heavy, sticky, skates, quiet)

Song: Put Your Scarves in the Air
Put your scarves in the air, in the air
Put your scarves in the air, in the air
Put your scarves in the air, now set them on your hair
Put your scarves in the air, in the air

Put your scarves on your knees . . . be sure not to sneeze
Put your scarves on your tummy . . . now rub it, nice and yummy
Put your scarves on the floor . . .now pick them up once more

Song: Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
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

July 21, 2016 at 6:00 pm Leave a comment

Baby Time: July 20, 2016

Books

Wheels on the Bus by Jane Cabrera
I Love Trucks! by Philemon Sturges, illus. by Shari Halpern

Music

“Little Red Wagon” from Wiggleworms Love You

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

Giddyup
Giddyup, giddyup, ride to town
Giddyup, giddyup, up and down
Giddyup fast
Giddyup slow
Giddyup, giddyup, giddyup, Whoa!

This Little Train
This little train
Ran up the track
It went “Choo! Choo!”
And then I ran back
The other little train
Ran up the track
It went “Choo! Choo!”
And then it ran back

Roly Poly
Roly poly, roly poly, in, in, in
Roly poly, roly poly, out, out, out
Roly poly, roly poly, up, up, up
Roly poly, roly poly, down, down, down
Roly poly, roly poly, I love you!

Ride the Merry-Go-Round
Take a ride on the merry-go-round
Around and around
Around and around
The horses go up
And the horses go down
Around and around and around

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

Race to the Finish Storytime

Tuesday,  July 19th, 2016

Books

Number One Sam by Greg Pizzoli
Hare and Tortoise by Alison Murray
Good Sports by Jack Prelutsky
Cheetah Can’t Lose by Bob Shea

Music

Hop Along Song by Graham Walker – Exercise Party
Run, Baby Run,
by Caspar Babypants

 Activities

Crafts:
We played fun races including the egg & spoon race and hobby horses

 Songs & Rhymes

Rhyme:

We’re in the blocks
And hear the gun.
We get out fast
And run, run, run.
Seconds later
We’re all done
And out of breath…
Who won? Who won?

July 19, 2016 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Eat Play Grow: Dem Bones

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Books

Dem Bones by Bob Barner
Itty Bitty by Cece Bell
Bones, Bones, Dinosaur Bones by Byron Barton

Music

“Jumping & Counting” by Jim Gill, Jim Gill’s Irrational Anthem
“Five Little Monkeys” by Go Fish, Party Like a Preschooler
“Dem Bones” from Spooky Favorites

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!

Fingerplay: Open Them, Shut Them
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 don’t let them in!
Open them, shut them
Open them, shut them
Put them in your lap

Song: Walking, Walking
Walking, walking
Walking, walking
Hop, hop, hop
Hop, hop, hop
Running, running, running
Running, running, running
Now we stop
Now we stop

Tiptoe, tiptoe . . .
Marching, marching . . .

Song: We Shake Our Eggs Together (with shakers)
We shake our eggs together (3 times)
Because it’s fun to do
We shake them up high, we shake them down low
We shake them in the middle, because it’s fun to do
We shake real fast, we shake them real slow
We shake them silly, because it’s fun to do

July 14, 2016 at 6:00 pm Leave a comment

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