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Nursery Rhymes

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Books

Baa, Baa, Black Sheep by Jane Cabrera
Cindy Moo by Lori Mortensen, illus. by Jeff Mack
Mary Had a Little Lamb by Iza Trapani
Silly Sally by Audrey Wood

Music

“Old Man Wiggle” by Merry Music Maker, Big Time Fun
“Nursery Rhyme Dance” by The Learning Station, #1 Best Kids Songs
“Let’s Read and Rock” by Greg & Steve, Ready . . . Set . . . Move
Classic Nursery Rhymes by Hap Palmer

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Fingerplay: Two Little . . .
Two little blackbirds sitting on a hill
One named Jack, the other named Jill
Fly away, Jack! Fly away, Jill!
Come back Jack. Come back Jill.

Two little kittens sitting on my lap
One named Flip, the other named Flap
“Meow,” says Flip! “Meow,” says Flap!
Then they both lie down and take a little nap

Two brave firefighters sitting in a truck
One named Jessica, the other named Chuck
Fight the fire, Jessica! Fight the fire, Chuck!
Go home, Jessica. Go home, Chuck.

Movement Rhyme: The Grand Old Duke of York
The grand old Duke of York
He had 10,000 men
He marched them up to the top of the hill
And marched them down again
And when they’re up they’re up
And when they’re down, they’re down
And when they’re only halfway up
They’re neither up nor down

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November 17, 2016 at 6:00 pm Leave a comment

Toddler Storytime- Bathtime

Books
Bears in the Bath by Shirley Parenteau
Get Out of My Bath by Britta Teckentrup

Felt Board
“Five Clean/Dirty Pigs”

Song
“Splish Splash!”  by Joanie Bartels, Bathtime Magic

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

Early Literacy Fact of the Week

Thank you all for coming to our toddler times. This is the last session for the fall, but I look forward to seeing you all again when we start up again in the spring. I hope you all enjoyed our time here, I know I did. I just want to reiterate the skills we’ve learned and will continue developing 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/her parents, how to take turns.

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

Washing
We’re gonna wash that dirt right
Off of our hands,
We’re gonna wash that dirt right
Off of our hands,
We’re gonna wash that dirt right
Off of our hands,
And send it on its way.
…..off of our face…
…..out of our hair…

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.

November 17, 2016 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

Baby Time: November 16, 2016

Books

Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown, illus. by Clement Hurd
Baa, Baa, Black Sheep by Jane Cabrera

Music

“Row, Row, Row Your Boat” from Songs for Wiggleworms

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

Fingers and Toes
Fingers and toes
Fingers and toes
Here are your fingers,
And here are your toes.
Wiggle your fingers,
Wiggle your toes.
Here are your fingers,
And here are your toes.
Wave your fingers,
Wave your toes.
Here are your fingers,
And here are your toes.

Hickory Dickory Dock
Hickory Dickory dock
The mouse ran up the clock,
The clock struck one
The mouse ran down,
Hickory Dickory dock.

Hickory Dickory dock,
The mouse ran up the clock,
The clock struck two
And down he flew,
Hickory Dickory dock.

Hickory Dickory dock,
The mouse ran up the clock,
The clock struck three
And he did flee,
Hickory Dickory dock.

Gray Squirrel
Gray squirrel, gray squirrel, swing your busy tail
Gray squirrel, gray squirrel, swing your busy tail
Wrinkle up your little nose
Hold a nut between your toes
Gray squirrel, gray squirrel, swing your busy tail
Can tickle on the nut part and use other parts of body (under arms, in the belly)

Alley-Oh
Tune: Muffin Man
The big ship sails on the alley alley-oh
The alley alley-oh, the alley alley-oh
The big ship sails on the alley alley-oh
On this fine day in [September]

November 16, 2016 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Friends and Family Storytime

Tuesday, Nov 15th, 2016

Books

What a Family by Rachel Isadora
The Family Book by Todd Parr
North Woods Girl by Aimee Bissonette
The Grandma Book by Todd Parr

Music

It Takes Some Friends by Jim Gill
Wonderful Friends by Johnette Downing

 Activities

Craft:
We made a wreath after drawing around everyone’s hands and writing our names

Songs & Rhymes

Song: If You’re Happy and You Know It

If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands
If you’re happy and you know it, then your face will surely show it
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands.

If you’re happy and you know it, stomp your feet …

If you’re happy and you know it, shout “Hurray!” …

If you’re happy and you know it, do all three(clap-clap, stomp-stomp, hoo-ray!) …

November 15, 2016 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Toddler Storytime- My Body

Books
 Nose to Toes, You Are Yummy by Tim Harrington
We’ve All Got Bellybuttons by David Martin

Felt Board
“Here Comes a Little Bird”

Song
“Head, Shoulders, knees, and toes”  by The Wiggles, Toot, Toot!
“Beanie Bag Dance” by Greg and Steve, Kids In Action

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

Early Literacy Fact of the Week
Brain connections form through the 5 senses – sight, sound, touch, taste and smell. Simple things like holding your child, talking and singing with the child and reading to the child will form these brain connections.
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

Eight Pink Fingers
Eight pink fingers standing up tall,
Two little ears to hear mommy call;
One little nose that I can blow,
Ten pink toes all in a row.
Two little thumbs that wiggle up and down;
Two little feet to stamp on the ground;
Hands to clap and eyes to see,
What fun it is to be just me!

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.

November 10, 2016 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

Baby Time: November 9, 2016

Books

Time for Bed by Mem Fox, illus. by  Jane Dyer
From Head to Toe by Eric Carle

Music

“Pop Goes the Weasel” from Wiggleworms Love You
“Three Little Fishies” by Joanie Bartels, Bathtime Magic

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

Fingers and Toes
Fingers and toes
Fingers and toes
Here are your fingers,
And here are your toes.
Wiggle your fingers,
Wiggle your toes.
Here are your fingers,
And here are your toes.
Wave your fingers,
Wave your toes.
Here are your fingers,
And here are your toes.

Hickory Dickory Dock
Hickory Dickory dock
The mouse ran up the clock,
The clock struck one
The mouse ran down,
Hickory Dickory dock.

Hickory Dickory dock,
The mouse ran up the clock,
The clock struck two
And down he flew,
Hickory Dickory dock.

Hickory Dickory dock,
The mouse ran up the clock,
The clock struck three
And he did flee,
Hickory Dickory dock.

Gray Squirrel
Gray squirrel, gray squirrel, swing your busy tail
Gray squirrel, gray squirrel, swing your busy tail
Wrinkle up your little nose
Hold a nut between your toes
Gray squirrel, gray squirrel, swing your busy tail
Can tickle on the nut part and use other parts of body (under arms, in the belly)

Alley-Oh
Tune: Muffin Man
The big ship sails on the alley alley-oh
The alley alley-oh, the alley alley-oh
The big ship sails on the alley alley-oh
On this fine day in [September]

I’m a Little Fishy
(to the tune of “I’m a Little Teapot”)
I’m a little fishy, I can swim
Here is my tail and here is my fin
When I want to have fun with my friends
I wiggle my tail and dive right in

November 9, 2016 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Underground Animals Storytime

Tuesday,  Nov 8th, 2016

Books

Underground by Denise Fleming
It’s Moving Day by Pamela Hickman
The Mitten by Jan Brett

Music

Ribbons in the Air by Pam Schiller – Leaping Literacy

 Activities

We danced with wrist ribbons and used puppets.

Craft:
We made masks from The Mitten by Jan Brett

Songs & Rhymes

Rhyme:

The Bear

Here is a cave, (make a fist)
Inside is a bear. (put a thumb inside fist)
Now he comes out
To get some fresh air. (pop out thumb) 

He stays out all summer
In sunshine and heat.
He hunts in the forest
For berries to eat. (move thumb in circle)

When snow starts to fall,
He hurries inside
His warm little cave,
And there he will hide. (put thumb back inside fist)

Snow covers the cave
Like a fluffy white rug.
Inside the bear sleeps
All cozy and snug. (cover fist with other hand)

Song:Hibernation
Sung to: “Alouette”

Hibernation.  Time for Hibernation.
Hibernation.  Time to go to sleep.

In the winter where’s the bear?
Sleeping in its log or lair.
Where’s the bear?  Log or lair.  OH!

In the winter where’s the snake?
In the mud beneath the lake.
Where’s the snake? Mud or lake. OH!

In the winter where’s the frog?
Sleeping by a pond or log.
Where’s the frog? Pond or log. OH!

In the winter where’s the bat?
In a cave is where its at.
Where’s the bat? In a cave. OH!

November 8, 2016 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

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