Archive for September, 2016

Toddler Storytime- Animals

Books
Monkey and Me by Emily Gravett
Rrralph by Lois Ehlert

Felt Board
When Cows Get Up in the Morning

Songs
At the Zoo by Merry Music Makers, Kids on the Move

Song Cube:
• I’m a Little Teapot
• ABC’s
• Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
• The Itsy Bitsy Spider
• Five Green Speckled Frogs
• Wheels on the Bus

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

Early Literacy Fact of the Week:

Read:
• Stop before a predictable word or line in a book and ask your child to chime in to help them learn new words. This works really well with rhyming books or books with repetition.
• Read EVERYTHING! Make signs for objects around your house. When you’re on the go read and spell road signs.

Songs & Rhymes

Open Song: Wake Up Feet
Wake up feet, wake up feet
Wake up feet and wiggle, wiggle, wiggle
Wake up feet, wake up feet
Wake up feet and wiggle in the morning.

other verses: hands, eyes, ears

Three Little Monkeys
Three little monkeys
Swinging in a tree.
Teasing Mr. alligator, “Can’t catch Me!”
Along comes Mr. alligator
Quiet as can be,
And snaps that monkey right out that tree
Two…
One…
No more monkeys swinging in the tree.

Hands Go Up
Hands go up and hands go down.
I can turn myself around.
I can reach down to my shoe.
I can listen so can you.
Now let’s sit, I’ll show you how.
The next story is starting now.

Baby Bumblebee
I’m bringing home a baby bumblebee,
Won’t my mommy be so proud of me,
(Cup hands together as if holding bee)

I’m bringing home a baby bumblebee,
Ouch! It stung me!
(Shake hands as if just stung)

I’m squishing up the baby bumblebee,
Won’t my mommy be so proud of me,
(‘Squish’ bee between palms of hands)

I’m squishing up a baby bumblebee,
Ooh! It’s yucky!
(Open up hands to look at ‘mess’)

I’m wiping off the baby bumblebee,
Won’t my mommy be so proud of me,
(Wipe hands off on shirt)

I’m wiping off the baby bumblebee,
Now my mommy won’t be mad at me!
(Hold hands up to show they are clean)

Old MacDonald Had a Farm
Old MacDonald had a farm,
E-I-E-I-O.
And on his farm he had a cow,
E-I-E-I-O.
With a moo-moo here
And a moo-moo there.
Here a moo, there a moo,
Everywhere a moo-moo.
Old MacDonald had a farm,
E-I-E-I-O.
…..pig…oink-oink…
…..duck…quack-quack…
…..cat…meow-meow…

Closing Song: I Think It’s Time We Have To Go
I think it’s time, we have to go.
Wave your elbows, wave your toes.
Wave your tongue, wave your nose.
Wave your knees, wave your lips.
Blow me a kiss with your fingertips.
Wave your chin, wave your eye.
Now it’s time to wave goodbye.

September 29, 2016 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

Baby Time: September 28, 2016

Books

Hello, Airplane! by Bill Cotter
In the Tall, Tall Grass by Denise Fleming

Music

“How Much Is That Doggie in the Window?” by Sharon, Lois & Bram, Great Big Hits
“Five Fish Swimming” by Dr. Jean, Dr. Jean Sings Silly Songs

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

Little Leaves
1 little leaf,
2 little leaves,
3 little leaves today (touching each toe/finger or with an older child, putting fingers up)
4 little leaves,
5 little leaves
Blow them all away (blow)

Tick Tock
Tick tock, tick tock, I’m a little cuckoo clock.
Tick tock, tick tock, now it’s one o’clock.
Cuckoo! (Lift baby into the air)
Continue with two, three, four and five o’clock. (For each o’clock add a cuckoo at the end)

Five Little Babies
One little baby rocking in a tree (pretend to rock baby)
Two little babies splashing in the sea. (make splash sound with hands)
Three little babies crawling on the floor (make 3 fingers crawl on arm)
Four little babies banging on the door. (clap hands)
Five little babies playing hide and seek (cover eyes)
Keep your eyes closed tight
Till I say PEEK!

Choo Choo
(Baby faces parent)
Here comes our choo-choo train,
Chuggin’ down the track
Now it’s going forward
Now it’s going back
Now our bell is ringing
Now our whistle blows
What a lot of noise it makes
Everywhere it goes!

Ten Little Fishes
One little, two little, three little fishes,
Four little, five little, six little fishes,
Seven little, eight little, nine little fishes,
Ten little fishes swimming.

Ten little, nine little, eight little fishes,
Seven little, six little, five little fishes,
Four little, three little, two little fishes,
One little fish is swimming.

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

Down at the Farm Storytime

Tuesday,  Sept 27th, 2016

Books

Thump, Quack, Moo by Doreen Cronin
Is Everyone Ready for Fun? by Jan Thomas
Baby Says Moo by JoAnn Macken
I-Spy On the Farm by Edward Gibbs

Music

At The Farm by Merry Music Maker

 Activities

Craft:
We made a paper barn with stick puppets

 Songs & Rhymes

Song: Recycling For Our Earth

Old MacDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O.
And on his farm he had some chicks, E-I-E-I-O.
With a chick, chick here,
And a chick, chick there,
Here a chick, there a chick,
Everywhere a chick, chick,

Old MacDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O.
2. Duck – quack
3. Pig – oink, oink
4. Cow – moo, moo
5. Cat -meow, meow
6. Sheep – baa baa
7. Dog – woof, woof

Rhyme:

Five little farmers (fingers of one hand closed tightly over thumb)
Woke up with the sun, (open hand, with fingers and thumb standing upright)
For it was early morning
And chores must be done.
The first little farmer goes to milk the cow.

(Close both fists, make milking motions up and down.)
The second little farmer gets ready to plow.
(Grasp a steering wheel and pretend to drive.)
The third little farmer feeds the hens and chicks.
(Pretend to scatter corn.)
The fourth little farmer has gates to fix.
(Make hammering motions.)
The fifth little farmer sells vegetables in town.
(Cup hands around mouth as if calling out.)
Five busy little farmers work ’til the sun goes down.
(Yawn, stretch, sleep)

 

September 27, 2016 at 2:10 pm Leave a comment

Music & Movement – Sept 23rd, 2016

Books

Can YOU make a SCARY FACE by Jan Thomas
Duck Sock Hop
by Jane Kohuth

Music

Stretch! by Dragon Tales Song- Dragon Tales
The Wiggle Song by Carole Peterson- Sticky Bubble Gum…and Other Tasty Tunes
Ribbons In The Air by Pam Schiller- Leaping Literacy
Come On In & Join the Game by Laura Johnson- Circle Time Songs & Games
Hello My Friend (Puppet Pals) by Laura Johnson- Circle Time Songs & Games

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: 

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.
Wiggle your whole body now,
Kindly take a bow,
Stand up straight,
Plant your feet,
And quietly take a seat.

Song: with props
 
Put a spiral over here and a spiral over there
Put a spiral on your ear and a spiral in your hair
Put a lot of little spirals in the air everywhere
It’s a spiraly kind of day.
Hurray!
Make a wave over here and a wave over there
Make a wave on your toes and a wave on your nose
Make a lot of little waves in the air everywhere
It’s a wavy kind of day.
Hurray!

Movement Rhyme:
Frogs jump, Sloths lump
Worms wiggle, Bugs jiggle
Rabbits hop, Horses clop
Snakes slide, Seagulls glide
Mice creep, Deer leap
Puppies bounce, Kittens pounce
Lions stalk, But I walk.

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!”

September 23, 2016 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

On the Farm

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Books

The Cow Loves Cookies by Karma Wilson, illus. by Marcellus Hall
I Spy on the Farm by Edward Gibbs
Lazy Daisy, Cranky Frankie by Mary Ellen Jordan, illus. by Andrew Weldon
Barnyard Banter by Denise Fleming

Music

“Old MacDonald Had a Farm” by The Hit Crew, Drew’s Famous Kids’ Camp Songs
“Down on Grandpa’s Farm” by Raffi, One Light, One Sun
“I Know a Chicken” by Laurie Berkner, Whaddaya Think of That?

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Song: Little Pigs Say Oink
(Tune: Mary Had A Little Lamb)
Little pigs say oink-oink-oink,
Oink-oink-oink, oink-oink-oink,
Little pigs say oink-oink-oink
All around the farm.
(repeat with other animals)

Flannelboard: Wake Up!
Early one morning the rising sun called,
“Wake up, wake up,” and woke up the . . . rooster.
“Cock-a-doodle-doo,” said the rooster and woke up the . . . goat.
“Baa, baa” said the goat and woke up the . . . sheep.
“Baa, baa,” said the sheep and woke up the . . . horse.
“Neigh, neigh,” said the horse and woke up the . . . pig.
“Oink, oink,” said the pig and woke up the . . . cow.
“Moo, moo,” said the cow and woke up the . . . dog.
“Woof, woof,” said the dog and woke up the . . . farmer.
The farmer climbed out of bed and then went and fed . . .
The dog, the cow, the pig, the horse, the sheep, the goose, and the rooster.

Flannelboard Song: Five Squeaky Clean Pigs
Tune: Five Green and Speckled Frogs
Five pigs so squeaky clean
Cleanest you’ve ever seen
Wanted to go outside and play
Oink! Oink! (clap, clap)
One jumped into the mud
Landed with a great big thud
Then there were four clean squeaky pigs.

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

September 22, 2016 at 6:00 pm Leave a comment

Toddler Storytime- Mice

Books
 Cat and Mouse by Kevin Sherry
 Little Mouse by Scott Magoon

Felt Board
Little Mouse, Little Mouse

Song
“The Little Mouse Goes Creeping”  by Carole Peterson
“The Mice Go Marching” by Hap Palmer, Rhythms on Parade

Song Cube:
• I’m a Little Teapot
• ABC’s
• Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
• The Itsy Bitsy Spider
• Five Green Speckled Frogs
• Wheels on the Bus

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

Early Literacy Fact of the Week

Write
• Fine motor skill activities, such as doing puzzles or crumpling paper, help strengthen the muscles in your child’s hand which prepares him or her to properly hold pencils, crayons, and markers.
• Fun activities to do together include playing with play dough (you can even make your own), build with Lego blocks, help your child send a letter or drawing to someone, even placing stickers help improve your child’s ability to learn to write.

Songs & Rhymes

Open Song: Wake Up Feet
Wake up feet, wake up feet
Wake up feet and wiggle, wiggle, wiggle
Wake up feet, wake up feet
Wake up and wiggle in the morning.

other verses: hands, eyes, ears

Clap, Tap, Bend
I take my little hands and go
Clap, clap, clap.
I take my little hands and go
Clap, clap, clap.
I take my little hands and go
Clap, clap, clap.
Clap, clap all day long.
I take my little feet and go tap, tap, tap…
I take my little knees and go bend, bend, bend…

Hands Go Up
Hands go up and hands go down.
I can turn myself around.
I can reach down to my shoe.
I can listen so can you.
Now let’s sit, I’ll show you how.
The next story is starting now.

Closing Song: I Think It’s Time We Have To Go
I think it’s time, we have to go.
Wave your elbows, wave your toes.
Wave your tongue, wave your nose.
Wave your knees, wave your lips.
Blow me a kiss with your fingertips.
Wave your chin, wave your eye.
Now it’s time to wave goodbye.

September 22, 2016 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

Baby Time: September 21, 2016

Books

The Wheels on the Tuk Tuk by Kabir  & Surishtha Sehgal, illus. by Jess Golden
Clap Hands by Helen Oxenbury

Music

“Bluegrass Jamboree” by Hap Palmer, So Big

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

Little Leaves
1 little leaf,
2 little leaves,
3 little leaves today (touching each toe/finger or with an older child, putting fingers up)
4 little leaves,
5 little leaves
Blow them all away (blow)

Tick Tock
Tick tock, tick tock, I’m a little cuckoo clock.
Tick tock, tick tock, now it’s one o’clock.
Cuckoo! (Lift baby into the air)
Continue with two, three, four and five o’clock. (For each o’clock add a cuckoo at the end)

Five Little Babies
One little baby rocking in a tree (pretend to rock baby)
Two little babies splashing in the sea. (make splash sound with hands)
Three little babies crawling on the floor (make 3 fingers crawl on arm)
Four little babies banging on the door. (clap hands)
Five little babies playing hide and seek (cover eyes)
Keep your eyes closed tight
Till I say PEEK!

Choo Choo
(Baby faces parent)
Here comes our choo-choo train,
Chuggin’ down the track
Now it’s going forward
Now it’s going back
Now our bell is ringing
Now our whistle blows
What a lot of noise it makes
Everywhere it goes!

1, 2, 3, 4
One, two, three, four
Jingle at the cottage door
Five, six, seven, eight
Jingle at the cottage gate
Can use jingle bells or other props, can substitute clapping, running, stomping, etc.

Alphabet Song
A, B, C, D, E, F, G,
H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P,
Q, R, S,
T, U, V,
W, X,
Y and Z
Now I know my ABCs.
Next time sing them backwards with me!

Z, Y, X, W, V, U, T,
S, R, Q, P, O, N, M, L, K
J, I, H,
G, F, E,
D, C,
B and A
Now I’ve said my ZYXs.
Bet that’s not what you expected!

September 21, 2016 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

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