Archive for March, 2018

Toddler Storytime- Teeth!

 

March 29, 2018

Books: 
Clarabella’s Teeth by An Vrombaut
Pony Brushes His Teeth  by Michael Dahl

Felt Story: Hiding Tooth
Look and see, look and see
Can you find the tooth for me?
Is it under the [color] pillow?

Music:
Stick to the Glue” by Jim Gill
Brush Your Teeth” by Raffi (we danced with shakers)

Letter of the Week:
This week we learned the letter Ww. 

Songs, Rhymes, & Fingerplays:

Opening Song: Hello Friends
(Using American Sign Language)
Say hello with your hands.
Hello friends, hello friends.
Say hello with your hands.
Hello friends.

Song Cube:
• I’m a Little Teapot
• ABC’s
• Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
• The Itsy Bitsy Spider
• If You’re Happy and You Know It
• Row, Row, Row Your Boat

Transition Rhyme
Once there were some little worms.
All they did, was squirm and squirm.
They wiggled up and they wiggled down.
They wiggled and wiggled all around.
They wiggled and wiggled and wiggled until,
They were tired and could sit very still.

This is the Way we Brush Our Teeth
This is the way we brush our teeth,
Brush our teeth, brush our teeth
This is the way we brush our teeth
So early in the morning
Tip: You can change out “brush” to make getting ready a little more fun!(examples: floss our teeth, rinse our teeth, change our shirt)

Closing Song: Goodbye Friends
(Using American Sign Language)
Say goodbye with your hands.
Goodbye friends, goodbye friends.
Say goodbye with your hands.
Goodbye friends.

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March 29, 2018 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Baby Time: March 28, 2018

Books

Don’t Wake Up the Tiger by Britta Teckentrup
If I Were a Kangaroo by Mylisa Larsen, illus. by Anna Raff

Music

“Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes” by Carol Hammett & Elaine Bueffel, It’s Toddler Time
“Bluegrass Jamboree” by Hap Palmer, So Big

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

Ten Little Fingers
I have ten little fingers
And they all belong to me.
I can make them do things,
Would you like to see?
I can shut them up tight.
Or open them wide.
Put them all together,
Or make them all hide.
I can make them jump high,
I can make them jump low.
I can fold them quietly,
And hold them all just so!

I Bounce You Here
I bounce you here, I bounce you there
I bounce you, bounce you everywhere
I tickle you here, I tickle you there
I tickle you, tickle you everywhere
I hug you here, I hug you there
I hug you, hug you everywhere

A Little Circle
A little circle
A bigger circle
A great big circle I see
Let us count the circles we made: 1, 2, 3!
Make the shapes with your hands – can use other shapes too (diamonds, triangles, rectangles)

Slowly Slowly
Slowly, slowly, very slowly (creep fingers up baby’s leg)
Creeps the little snail
Slowly, slowly, very slowly (arm)
Up the wooden rail
Quickly, quickly, very quickly (tickle all over)
Runs the little mouse
Quickly, quickly, very quickly (dance fingers over tummy)
All around the house

Old MacDonald Had a Band
Old Macdonald had a band, E I E I O
And in this band he had some shakers, E I E I O
With a shake, shake here and a shake, shake there
Here a shake, there a shake, everywhere a shake, shake
Old MacDonald had a band, E I E I O
Repeat with other instruments

March 28, 2018 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Toddler Storytime- It’s Springtime!

 

March 22, 2018

Books: 
Skunk’s Spring Surprise by Leslea Newman
Ten in the Meadow by John Butler

Felt Story: 
Over in the Meadow

Music:
“Macarena Monthsby Dr. Jean
“Flitter Flutterby Johnette Downing (we danced with scarves)

Letter of the Week:
This week we learned the letter Vv. 

Songs, Rhymes, & Fingerplays:

Opening Song: Hello Friends
(Using American Sign Language)
Say hello with your hands.
Hello friends, hello friends.
Say hello with your hands.
Hello friends.

Song Cube:
• I’m a Little Teapot
• ABC’s
• Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
• The Itsy Bitsy Spider
• If You’re Happy and You Know It
• Row, Row, Row Your Boat

Transition Rhyme
Once there were some little worms.
All they did, was squirm and squirm.
They wiggled up and they wiggled down.
They wiggled and wiggled all around.
They wiggled and wiggled and wiggled until,
They were tired and could sit very still.

Closing Song: Goodbye Friends
(Using American Sign Language)
Say goodbye with your hands.
Goodbye friends, goodbye friends.
Say goodbye with your hands.
Goodbye friends.

March 22, 2018 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

Baby Time: March 21, 2018

Books

Everywhere Babies by Susan Meyers, illus. by Marla Frazee
Where’s the Giraffe? by Ingela P. Arrhenius

Music

“Sleepy Time Sea” by Hap Palmer, Bouncy Blue

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

Ten Little Fingers
I have ten little fingers
And they all belong to me.
I can make them do things,
Would you like to see?
I can shut them up tight.
Or open them wide.
Put them all together,
Or make them all hide.
I can make them jump high,
I can make them jump low.
I can fold them quietly,
And hold them all just so!

I Bounce You Here
I bounce you here, I bounce you there
I bounce you, bounce you everywhere
I tickle you here, I tickle you there
I tickle you, tickle you everywhere
I hug you here, I hug you there
I hug you, hug you everywhere

A Little Circle
A little circle
A bigger circle
A great big circle I see
Let us count the circles we made: 1, 2, 3!
Make the shapes with your hands – can use other shapes too (diamonds, triangles, rectangles)

Slowly Slowly
Slowly, slowly, very slowly (creep fingers up baby’s leg)
Creeps the little snail
Slowly, slowly, very slowly (arm)
Up the wooden rail
Quickly, quickly, very quickly (tickle all over)
Runs the little mouse
Quickly, quickly, very quickly (dance fingers over tummy)
All around the house

Old MacDonald
Old MacDonald had a farm, EIEIEO
And on his farm he had a cow, EIEIEO
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, EIEIO

Pig – Oink
Horse – Neigh
Sheep – Baa
Rooster – Cock-a-doodle-doo

Peekaboo
Peekaboo, peekaboo
I see you, I see you
I see your button nose, I see your tiny toes
I see you, peekaboo

March 21, 2018 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Music & Movement: March 16, 2018

Books

Chimpanzees for Tea by Jo Empson
Naptastrophe! by Jarrett J. Krosoczka

Music

“Wake Up, Warm Up” by Georgiana Stewart, Preschool Aerobic Fun
“If I Was a Bird” from Wiggleworms Love You
“Can’t Sit Still” by Greg Sciesa, Mr. David’s First Album

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: I Stretch My Hands
I stretch my hands way up high
Until they nearly reach the sky.
Then I stretch them way down low
To see how very far they’ll go.
I bend my knees, cross my feet
Lower my bum, and take a seat.

Song: The Elevator Song
Tune: Do Your Ears Hang Low?
Oh the city is great, oh the city is grand
There are lots of tall buildings on a little piece of land
We live way up on the 57th floor
This is what we do when we go out the door
Take the elevator up, take the elevator down
Take the elevator up, take the elevator down
Take the elevator up, take the elevator down
And we turn around

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

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 16, 2018 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

March is Reading Month!

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Books

Duncan the Story Dragon by Amanda Driscoll
Hooray for Books! by Brian Won
I Got the Rhythm by Connie Schofield-Morrison, illus. by Frank Morrison

Music

“Clap Your Hands” from Songs for Wiggleworms
“Crazy Hands” by Merry Music Maker, Kids on the Move
“Rock & Roll Freeze Dance” by Hap Palmer, So Big

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Movement Rhyme: Hands on Shoulders
Hands on shoulders,
Hands on knees.
Hands behind you,
If you please;
Touch your shoulders,
Now your nose,
Now your hair and now your toes.
Hands up high in the air,
Down at your sides, and touch your hair;
Hands up high now as before,
Now clap your hands, 1-2-3-4.

Fingerplay: Ten Fingers
I have ten fingers (hold up both hands, fingers spread).
And they all belong to me, (point to self).
I can make them do things-
Would you like to see?

I can shut them up tight (make fists)
I can open them wide (open hands).
I can put them together (place palms together).
I can make them all hide (put hands behind back).

I can make them jump high (hands over head).
I can make them jump low (touch floor).
I can fold them up quietly (fold hands in lap).
And hold them just so.

Song: If You’re Happy and You Know It
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands
-Stomp your feet
-Nod your head
-Blink your eyes
-Wiggle your hips
-Tap your toes
-Wave your hands

March 15, 2018 at 6:00 pm Leave a comment

Toddler Storytime- Let’s Count!

 

March 15, 2018

Books: 
Let’s Count Goats by Mem Fox
Ten Little Fingers, Two Small Hands  by Kristy Dempsey

Felt Story:  Counting!

Music:
Let’s Count the Animalsby Georgiana Stewart
Hip Hop Body Rock” by Eric Litwin (we danced with shakers)

Letter of the Week:
This week we learned the letter Uu. 

Songs, Rhymes, & Fingerplays:

Opening Song: Hello Friends
(Using American Sign Language)
Say hello with your hands.
Hello friends, hello friends.
Say hello with your hands.
Hello friends.

Song Cube:
• I’m a Little Teapot
• ABC’s
• Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
• The Itsy Bitsy Spider
• If You’re Happy and You Know It
• Row, Row, Row Your Boat

Transition Rhyme
Once there were some little worms.
All they did, was squirm and squirm.
They wiggled up and they wiggled down.
They wiggled and wiggled all around.
They wiggled and wiggled and wiggled until,
They were tired and could sit very still.

Here is the Beehive
Here is the beehive (make a fist)
Where are the bees?
Hiding inside where nobody sees
Watch them come creeping out of the hive
One, two, three, four, five (release one finger at a time from the fist/hive)
…BUZZ-ZZZ (wiggle fingers)

Closing Song: Goodbye Friends
(Using American Sign Language)
Say goodbye with your hands.
Goodbye friends, goodbye friends.
Say goodbye with your hands.
Goodbye friends.

March 15, 2018 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

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