Archive for March, 2017

Baby Time: March 29, 2017

Books

Hello Lamb by Jane Cabrera
Hand in Hand by Rosemary Wells

Music

“Shake It To the East” by Kathy Reid-Naiman, Reaching for the Stars

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

Fee Fi Fo Fum
Fee, fi, fo, fum (clap 4 times)
See my fingers (wiggle fingers)
See my thumbs (wiggle thumbs)
Fee, fi, fo, fum
Goodbye fingers (hide one hand at a time behind back)
Goodbye thumbs

Little Frog
A little frog in a pond am I
Hippity, hippity, hop
And I can jump in the air so high
Hippity, hippity, hop

Head and Shoulders Baby
Head and shoulders baby 1, 2, 3
Head and shoulders baby 1, 2, 3
Head and shoulders baby 1, 2, 3
Head and shoulders, head and shoulders, head and shoulders baby 1, 2, 3
Knees and toes . . .
Back and tummy . . .

Ten Little Firemen
Ten little firemen, sleeping in a row (hold child on lap)
Ding-dong! Goes the bell (give child gentle shake/tickle)
Down the pole they go (run fingers down child’s back or slide down legs)

I Touch My Eyes
I touch my eyes
I touch my nose
Touch my head
Touch my toes
I reach up high
Reach down low
Take a breath (pause)
And UP I go

If You’re Happy and You Know It Play Your Instrument
If you’re happy and you know it . . .
Play your instrument
Play up high
Rub your tummy
Play them softly
Play them loudly
Tap your hand

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March 29, 2017 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Toddler Storytime- What Goes On Around Us

Books:
Delia’s Dull Day by Andy Myer
They All Saw A Cat  by Brendan Wenzel

Felt Story:
“Dog’s Colorful Day- Adapted from Emma Dodd’s Book

Songs:
“The Crazy Dance” by Party Like A Preschooler
“Crazy Hands” by Merry Music Makers
“ain’t It Great to be Crazy” by Learning Station(with scarves)

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

Songs & Rhymes:

Opening Song: Welcome, Welcome Everyone
Welcome, welcome everyone, (use sign language for “hello”)
Now you’re here we’ll have some fun.
First we’ll clap our hands just so,
Then we’ll bend and touch our toes.
Welcome, welcome everyone,
Now you’re here we’ll have some fun.

Song Cube:
• I’m a Little Teapot
• ABC’s
• Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
• The Itsy Bitsy Spider
• B.I.N.G.O.
• Wheels on the Bus

Movement Rhyme
I wiggle my fingers,
I wiggle my toes,
I wiggle my shoulders,
I wiggle my nose,
Now no more wiggles are left in me,
So I will sit as quietly as I can be.

Movement Rhyme
Up and down, round and round (draw circles in the air),
Put your fingers on the ground.
Over (hold hands above lap) under (below legs), in between (hidden between legs)
Now my fingers can’t be seen!
Hands in front, hands behind,
Now my hands I cannot find.
Here’s my left hand, here’s my right,
Hands and fingers back in sight (wiggle fingers).

Closing Song: Tickle the Clouds
Tickle the clouds
and tickle your toes
Clap your hands
and tickle your nose
Reach down low
And reach up high
Story time’s over —
Wave bye-bye!

March 23, 2017 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

Baby Time: March 22, 2017

Books

Farmyard Beat by Lindsey Craig & Marc Brown
Big Fat Hen illus. by Keith Baker

Music

“Little Red Wagon” from Wiggleworms Love You

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

Fee Fi Fo Fum
Fee, fi, fo, fum (clap 4 times)
See my fingers (wiggle fingers)
See my thumbs (wiggle thumbs)
Fee, fi, fo, fum
Goodbye fingers (hide one hand at a time behind back)
Goodbye thumbs

Little Frog
A little frog in a pond am I
Hippity, hippity, hop
And I can jump in the air so high
Hippity, hippity, hop

Five Green and Speckled Frogs
Five green and speckled frogs
Sat on a speckled log
Eating some most delicious bugs – yum yum!
One jumped into the pool
Where it was nice and cool
Then there were four green speckled frogs
Glub, glub
Four green and speckled frogs . . .

Ten Little Firemen
Ten little firemen, sleeping in a row (hold child on lap)
Ding-dong! Goes the bell (give child gentle shake/tickle)
Down the pole they go (run fingers down child’s back or slide down legs)

I Touch My Eyes
I touch my eyes
I touch my nose
Touch my head
Touch my toes
I reach up high
Reach down low
Take a breath (pause)
And UP I go

 

March 22, 2017 at 9:55 am Leave a comment

Robot Storytime

Tuesday, Mar 21st, 2017

Books

Boy and Bot by Amy Dyckman
Franky by Leo Timmers
Robots Everywhere by Denny Hebson
If You’re a Robot and You Know It by David Carter

Music

Robot Dance by Mr. Leebot

 Activities

Craft:
We made a paper bag Robot Mask

Magnetic Board:
We played Build a Robot with dice and recycled robot parts.

Songs & Rhymes

Rhyme: I am a Robot

I am a robot big and strong
Watch me as I walk along (pretend to walk like a robot with stiff arms and legs)
My head turns left, my head turns right
Both my eyes shine big and bright (point to eyes)
Push this button (point to belly)
I will say “How are all my friends today?”
Push this button (point to nose)
I will say “ I am doing very well!”

Song: 

The arms of the robot swing up and down,
Up and down, up and down,
The arms of the robot swing up and down,
All around the room.

The legs of the robot move back and forth,
back and forth, back and forth
The legs of the robot move back and forth,
All around the room.

The head of the robot turns side to side,
side to side, side to side.
The head of the robot turns side to side,
All around the room.

The buttons on the robot blink on and off,
on and off, on and off.
The buttons on the robot blink on and off,
All around the room.

The voice of the robot says
beep, beep, beep,
beep, beep, beep,
beep, beep, beep
The voice of the robot says beep, beep, beep,
All around the room.

 

March 21, 2017 at 2:29 pm Leave a comment

Music & Movement – March 17, 2017

Books

Who Sank the Boat? by Pamela Allen
Is That Wise, Pig? by Jan Thomas

Music

“Jump” by Milkshake, Bottle of Sunshine
“Hip Hop Body Rock” by Learning Groove, Rockin’ Red
“My Ups and Downs” by Jim Gill, Jim Gill Sings Do Re Me on His Toe Leg Knee
“Jump, Jump”  and “Popcorn” by Joanie Leeds, I’m a Rock Star

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: Sometimes
Reach for the ceiling
Sometimes my hands are at my side,
Then behind my back they hide.
Sometimes I wiggle my fingers so,
Shake them fast, shake them slow.
Sometimes my hands go clap, clap, clap,
Then I rest them in my lap.
Now they’re quiet as can be
Because it’s listening time, you see.

Shaker Song: We’re Going to Shake Our Shakers
To the tune of “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.ac
Shake our shakers … Left and right.
Shake our shakers … Front and back

Movement Rhyme: I Wish I Were
I wish I were a bunny, a bunny, a bunny
I wish I were a bunny, cause bunnies can hop
They hop and they hop and they hop and they hop
I wish I were a bunny cause bunnies can hop
More: Fish-swim, horses-gallop, birds-fly, frogs-leap

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!”

March 17, 2017 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Baby Time: March 15, 2017

Books

Everyone is Yawning by Anita Bijsterbosch
Goodnight Bear by Jane Cabrera

Music

“Walkin’ Ol’ Joe” from Songs for Wiggleworms
“Flitter Flutter” by Johnette Downing, The Second Line

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

Fee Fi Fo Fum
Fee, fi, fo, fum (clap 4 times)
See my fingers (wiggle fingers)
See my thumbs (wiggle thumbs)
Fee, fi, fo, fum
Goodbye fingers (hide one hand at a time behind back)
Goodbye thumbs

Little Frog
A little frog in a pond am I
Hippity, hippity, hop
And I can jump in the air so high
Hippity, hippity, hop

Five Green and Speckled Frogs
Five green and speckled frogs
Sat on a speckled log
Eating some most delicious bugs – yum yum!
One jumped into the pool
Where it was nice and cool
Then there were four green speckled frogs
Glub, glub
Four green and speckled frogs . . .

Ten Little Firemen
Ten little firemen, sleeping in a row (hold child on lap)
Ding-dong! Goes the bell (give child gentle shake/tickle)
Down the pole they go (run fingers down child’s back or slide down legs)

I Touch My Eyes
I touch my eyes
I touch my nose
Touch my head
Touch my toes
I reach up high
Reach down low
Take a breath (pause)
And UP I go

Rain on the Grass
Rain on the Grass
Rain on the grass
Rain on the trees
Rain on the roof
But not on me
Sun on the grass . . .
Snow on the grass . . .
Leaves on the grass . . .

March 15, 2017 at 2:55 pm Leave a comment

Cookie Mouse Storytime

Tuesday,  Mar 14th, 2017

Books

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff
Lunch by Denise Fleming
Mouse Shapes by Ellen Stoll Walsh

Music

Animal Cookies by Pam Schiller- Leaping Literacy
The Little Mouse Goes Creeping by Carole Peterson- Tiny Tunes

 Activities

WE MET THE COOKIE MOUSE TODAY!

Felt Board:
We told a ‘Shapes’ story on the felt board then played with shapes like the mice in Mouse Shapes

We drew a mouse from Lunch by Denise Fleming and the children added color as we told the story

Craft:
We made a ‘Turn the Wheel’ craft to represent Cookie Mouse in the House

Movement: We used the tapping sticks for Animal Cookies

Songs & Rhymes

Rhymes & Songs:

Down around the corner at the bakery shop
Were five little cookies with sprinkles on top
Along came someone with a nickel to pay
And they bought the (blue) cookie …
…and they took it away.

(purple, yellow, green, red)

 

March 14, 2017 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

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