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Music & Movement – Sept 23rd, 2016

Books

There Was an Old Monster by Jan Thomas
Monster Mash 
by David Catrow

Music

Bendable Stretchable  by Various Artists- Action Songs for Preschoolers
Monster Face by Roger Day- Ready to Fly
Bean Bag Rock by Various Artists- Action Songs for Preschoolers
We Will Stomp by Eric Litwin- Yummy Yellow
Paper Ball Toss 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
 
Stretch your bean bag high,
Stretch your bean bag low.
Shake your bean bag fast,
Shake your bean bag slow.
Spin your bean bag round and round,
Now make it stop.
Hold your bean bag in your hands,
Never let it drop.

Movement Rhyme:
Monster, monster, turn around.
Monster, monster, touch the ground.
Monster, monster, reach up high.
Monster, monster, bug your eyes.
Monster, monster, bend your knees.
Monster, monster, growl and sneeze.
Monster, monster, jump up and down.
Monster, monster, sit back down.

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!”

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

Toddler Storytime- Feet

Books
 Dancing Feet by Lindsey Craig
Who Has These Feet? by Laura Hulburt

Felt Board
“Dirty Socks”

Songs
“Shaker Hop”  by Carole Peterson, Dancing Feet

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

Early Literacy Fact of the Week:

Sing
Clap along with rhymes when you sing or listen to a song. This helps children hear the syllables in words and helps develop motor skills.

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

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

Feet
Feet, feet, feet,
Feet are really neat.
From the bottom of your heel,
To the top of your big toe,
Your feet are with you,
Wherever you go!
Your feet help you jump and dance and spin.
They take you outside and bring you back in.
Your feet are with you night and day.
Your feet just love to hop and play.
So take your feet on a play date,
‘Cause happy feet are really great!

Tiny Feet
Tiny feet tiptoe.
Tiny feet run.
Tiny feet have a lot of fun.
Tiny feet kick and jump and play.
Tiny feet love a cool, fall day.

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.

October 27, 2016 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

Baby Time: October 26, 2016

Books

Mama Cat Has Three Kittens by Denise Fleming
All Kinds of Kisses by Nancy Tafuri

Music

“Clap, Tap, Bend” from It’s Toddler Time
“Pretty Painted Butterfly” by Kathy Reid-Naiman, A Smooth Road to London Town

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

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

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!

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

A-Counting We Will Go
A counting we will go
A counting we will go
1, 2, 3, 4 and 5
A counting we will go.
We’re counting as we . . . (clap, jump/bounce, march, spin)

Autumn Leaves
(Tune: London Bridge)
Autumn leaves are falling down,
Falling down, falling down.
Autumn leaves are falling down,
All over town.

The cold wind blows them all around,
All around, all around.
The cold wind blows them all around,
All over town.

Take a rake and pile them up,
Pile them up, pile them up.
Take a rake and pile them up,
All over town.

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

Toddler Storytime- Books

Books
 Old MacDonald Had a Truck by Steve Goetz
 Things That Go Vroom by Sterling Children’s Books

Felt Board
“Cars Are Sleeping In their Homes”

Song
“Engine, Engine by Bob McGarth, Take Me to Your Library
“Going to Kentucky by Sue Schnitzer, Wiggle and Whirl

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

Early Literacy Fact of the Week

Not having fun?
• Try reading a different story or a different time during the day. Reading with a very young child is primarily about building positive experiences with books, not finishing every book you start.

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

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

Zoom, Zoom, Zoom
Zoom, Zoom, Zoom
(rub hands together, back and forth while pointing them up in the air)
We’re going to the moon.
Zoom, Zoom, Zoom
We’re going to the moon.
If you want to take a trip,
Climb aboard my rocket ship.
Zoom, Zoom, Zoom
We’re going to the moon.
We are flying all around
Into space where stars are found
Zoom, zoom, zoom
We’re going to the moon.
5, 4, 3, 2, 1,
(hold 5 fingers up and count down)
Blast off!

Choo-Choo Train
Here is the choo-choo train
Puffing down the track.
Now it’s going forward,
Now it’s going back.
Now the bell is ringing,
Now the whistle blows.
What a lot of noise it makes
Everywhere it goes.

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.

October 20, 2016 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

Baby Time: October 19, 2016

Books

My Many Colored Days by Dr. Seuss, illus. by Steve Johnson & Lou Fancher
Freight Train by Donald Crews

Music

“Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes” by Joanie Bartels, Bathtime Magic
“Old MacDonald” by The Learning Groove, Bouncy Blue

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

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

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!

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

A-Counting We Will Go
A counting we will go
A counting we will go
1, 2, 3, 4 and 5
A counting we will go.
We’re counting as we . . . (clap, jump/bounce, march, spin)

Popcorn
Pop! Pop! Pop!
Pour the corn into the pan.
Pop! Pop! Pop!
Shake it ‘till it’s hot!
Pop! Pop! Pop!
What have we got?
Popcorn (Shake like crazy!!)

October 19, 2016 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Building Up Storytime

Tuesday,  Oct 18th, 2016

Books

Dreaming Up by Christy Hale
Extremely Cute Animals Operating Heavy Machinery by David Gordon
Build, Dogs, Build A Tall Tail by James Horvath
Building with Dad by Carol Nevius

 

Music

I’m Passing Out the Sticks by Kathy Reid-Naiman

Activities

We used recycled materials to construct a city

Songs & Rhymes

Song:

Johnny had one hammer, one hammer, one hammer, (hammer with fist)
Johnny had one hammer, then he had two
Johnny had two hammers, two hammers, two hammers, (hammer with 2 fists)
Johnny had two hammers, then he had three

Johnny had three hammers, three hammers, three hammers,( hammer with 2 fists and one leg)
Johnny had three hammers, then he had four

Johnny had four hammers, four hammers, four hammers, (hammer with 2 fists and 2 legs)
Johnny had four hammers, then he had five

Johnny had five hammers, five hammers, five hammers, (hammer with 2 fists, 2 legs, and head)
Johnny had five hammers then he went to sleep

Song: The Wheels on the Truck

The wheels on the truck go round and round
Round and round
Round and round
The wheels on the truck go round and round
All though the town.

The scoop on the truck goes CHOMP, CHOMP, CHOMP,
CHOMP, CHOMP, CHOMP,
CHOMP, CHOMP, CHOMP
The scoop on the truck goes CHOMP, CHOMP, CHOMP
All through the town

The bell on the truck goes ding, ding, ding,
Ding, ding , ding
Ding, ding, ding
The bell on the truck goes ding, ding,
All through the town.

The siren on the truck goes WHOOP, WHOOP, WHOOP
WHOOP, WHOOP. WHOOP,
WHOOP, WHOOP, WHOOP
The siren on the truck goes WHOOP, WHOOP, WHOOP,
All through the town

The ball on the truck goes BAM,BAM, BAM,
BAM, BAM, BAM, BAM, BAM, BAM,
The ball on the truck goes BAM, BAM, BAM,
All through the town.

The drum on the truck goes, WHOOSH, WHOOSH, WHOOSH
WHOOSH, WHOOSH, WHOOSH
WHOOSH, WHOOSH, WHOOSH
The drum on the truck goes WHOOSH, WHOOSH, WHOOSH
All through the town.

 

October 18, 2016 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Music & Movement – October 14, 2016

Books

Make Way for Readers by Judy Sierra, illus. by G. Brian Karas
Cock-a-Doodle Quack! Quack! by Ivor Baddiel & Sophie Jubb, illus. by Allie Busby

Music

“Movin’ Every Day” from Action Songs for Preschoolers
“Clap Your Hands” from Wiggleworms Love You
Shake Your Scarves” by Johnette Downing, The Second Line
“Old Man Wiggle” by Merry Music Maker, Big Time Fun

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: Reach and Wiggle
Lift your arms way up high,
Wave them, wave them in the sky.
Reach way down and touch your toes.
Wiggle your eyebrows, wiggle your nose.
Put your bottom on the floor,
Count with me: one, two, three four.
Clap your hands now: one, two, three,
Then fold them in your lap like me.

Song: Autumn Leaves
Autumn leaves are falling down,
Falling down, falling down!
Autumn leaves are falling down,
Falling on the ground.
Autumn leaves are whirling round,
Whirling round, whirling round!
Autumn leaves are whirling round,
Whirling all around
Raking up the autumn leaves,
Autumn leaves, autumn leaves
Raking up the autumn leaves,
Then we toss them high!

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.”

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!”

October 14, 2016 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

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