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Baby Time: April 25, 2018

Books

Who’s in the Garden? by Phillis Gershator, illus. by Jill McDonald
Littles and How They Grow by Kelly DiPucchio, illus. by AG Ford

Music

“Five Little Ducks” by Raffi, Rise & Shine
“Wiggle Song” from Dragon Tales: Dragon Tunes

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

Where is Thumbkin?
Where is Thumbkin? (Hide hands behind back)
Where is Thumbkin?
Here he is, (Bring out one hand, thumb up)
Here he is. (Bring out other hand, thumb up)
Mighty glad to see you, (Wag one thumb at the other)
Mighty glad to see you. (Wag other thumb)
There he goes, (Put one hand behind back)
There he goes. (Put other hand behind back)

I Went to Visit the Farm
I went to visit the farm one day,
I saw a cow along the way.
And what do you think I heard it say?
Moo, moo, moo.
I went to visit the farm one day,
I saw a duck along the way.
And what do you think I heard it say?
Quack, quack, quack.
Change up the animals and sounds

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)

One, Two, Buckle My Shoe
One, two, buckle my shoe. (clap twice, tap shoes)
Three, four, open the door. (clap twice, clap hands)
Five, six, pick up sticks. (clap hands, wiggle fingers)
Seven, eight, lay them straight. (clap hands, pat hands on floor)
Nine, ten, do it again! (clap hands, widen arms)
One, two, buckle my shoe.
Three, four, open the door.
Five, six, pick up sticks.
Seven, eight, lay them straight .
Nine, ten, a big fat hen!

Roly Poly
Tune: Frere Jacques
Roly, poly, roly, poly (roll scarf in wheel motion)
Up and down, up and down (lift scarf up and down)
Roly, roly, poly, roly, roly, poly
Up and down, up and down

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April 25, 2018 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Music & Movement – April 20, 2018

Book

Every Little Thing by Cedella Marley
Footloose by Kenny Loggins
The ABCs of Yoga for Kids  by Teresa power

Music

“Mr. Sun” by Raffi
“Wiggle, Waggle, Sneeze” by Merry Music Makers
“Three Little Birds” by Elizabeth Mitchell
“Tooty Ta” by Dr. Jean

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.

Rhythm Stick Song
(Tune: Mary Had a Little Lamb)
If you have some rhythm sticks,
rhythm sticks,
rhythm sticks
If you have some rhythm sticks,
You can tap them now.
(rub, hammer, drum)

Movement Rhyme
(Tune: If You’re Happy and You Know It)
Put your wiggles in the bag, in the bag
Put your wiggles in the bag, in the bag
Put your wiggles in the bag,
They can zig and they can zag
Put your wiggles in the bag, in the bag

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!”

April 20, 2018 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Around the World

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Books

Festival of Colors by Kabir Sehgal & Surishtha Sehgal, illus. by Vashti Harrison
Take Me Out to the Yakyu by Aaron Meshon
The Colors of Us by Karen Katz
I Just Want to Say Good Night by Rachel Isadora

Music

“Round the World with Ways to Say Hello” by Hap Palmer, Can a Jumbo Jet Sing the Alphabet?
“Hip Hop Body Rock” by Learning Groove, Rockin’ Red
“La Bamba” from Songs for Wiggleworms

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Flannelboard Rhyme: Walking Through Africa
Walking through Africa, what do I see?
I can see twiga (giraffe) looking at me.
I can see kiboko (hippopotamus) looking at me.
Pundamilia (zebra) (poonda meeLIA)
Tembo (elephant)
Simba (lion)
Mamba (crocodile)
Mbuni (ostrich) (mmBUNi)

Song: My Aunt Came Back
Continue doing each motion as you sing (like Button Factory song).  Parts in parenthesis are call & response.

My aunt came back
(My aunt came back)
From old Algiers,
And brought me back
A pair of shears.
(Sing through again all together)
She brought me back,
(She brought me back)
A pair of shears
(A pair of shears)

My aunt came back
From Holland, too,
And brought me back
A wooden shoe. (stomp foot)

My aunt came back
From old Japan,
And brought me back
A paper fan

My aunt came back
From old Belgium
And brought me back
Some bubble gum.

My aunt came back
From the New York fair,
And brought me back
A rocking chair.

Song: Ram Sam Sam
A ram sam sam, a ram sam sam (make 2 fists and tap the beat)
Guli guli guli guli guli (roll hands around each other)
Ram sam sam.

A ram sam sam, a ram sam sam
Guli guli guli guli guli, ram sam sam

A raffi, a raffi, (throw hands up)
Guli guli guli guli guli, ram sam sam

A raffi, a raffi,
Guli guli guli guli guli, ram sam sam

Song: Red is Rojo
(Tune = Are you sleeping)

Red is rojo (Red is rojo)
Blue, azul (Blue, azul)
Yellow, Amarillo (Yellow, Amarillo)
Brown, marrón (Brown, marrón)

Green is verde (Green is verde)
Gray is gris (Gray is gris)
Purple is morado (Purple is morado)
Pink, Rosado (Pink, Rosado)

 

April 19, 2018 at 6:00 pm Leave a comment

Toddler Storytime- Frogs!

 

April 19, 2018

Books: 
Toad on the Road by Stephen Shaskan
AH HA! by Jeff Mack

Music:
Speckled Frogs” by Various Artists
Little Green Frog” by Daniel Cook (we danced with shakers)

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

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.

The Frog
(Tune: The Farmer in the Dell)
The frog lives in the pond,
His tongue is oh so long.
It reaches high to catch a fly,
And then he sings this song.
Ribbit, ribbit, ribbit,
Ribbit, ribbit, ribbit,
Ribbit, ribbit, ribbit, ribbit,
And he sings that song!

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

April 19, 2018 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Baby Time: April 18, 2018

Books

Ten Little Toes, Two Small Feet by Kristy Dempsey, illus. by Jane Massey
Baby Party by Rebecca O’Connell, illus. by Susie Poole

Music

“Shake My Sillies Out” by Raffi, More Singable Songs

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

Where is Thumbkin?
Where is Thumbkin? (Hide hands behind back)
Where is Thumbkin?
Here he is, (Bring out one hand, thumb up)
Here he is. (Bring out other hand, thumb up)
Mighty glad to see you, (Wag one thumb at the other)
Mighty glad to see you. (Wag other thumb)
There he goes, (Put one hand behind back)
There he goes. (Put other hand behind back)

I Went to Visit the Farm
I went to visit the farm one day,
I saw a cow along the way.
And what do you think I heard it say?
Moo, moo, moo.
I went to visit the farm one day,
I saw a duck along the way.
And what do you think I heard it say?
Quack, quack, quack.
Change up the animals and sounds

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)

Five Little Ducks
Five little ducks went out one day,
Over the hill and far away.
Mother duck said, “Quack! Quack! Quack! Quack!”
But only four little ducks came back.

Last verse:
Sad Mother duck went out one day
Over the hill and far away
Mother duck said, “Quack! Quack! Quack! Quack!”

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!

This is the Way
(Tune: Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush)
This is the way we dust the ceiling
Dust the ceiling, dust the ceiling
This is the way we dust the ceiling
So early in the morning
This is the way we sweep the floor . . .
This is the way we vacuum the floor . .
This is the way we water the plants . . .

April 18, 2018 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Music & Movement: April 13, 2018

Books

I Saw Anaconda by Jane Clarke, illus. by Emma Dodd
There Was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe by Jane Cabrera

Music

“Stretch” from Dragon Tales: Dragon Tunes
“Hey Lolly Lolly” by Greg & Steve, Jumpin’ & Jammin’
“I Love It” by The Learning Groove, Rockin’ Red
“Stick to the Glue” by Jim Gill, Jim Gill Makes It Noisy in Boise, Idaho
“Movement Medley” by Greg & Steve, Big Time Fun
“Hokey Pokey” from Songs for Wiggleworms

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: Tap Your Head
Tap your head,
Tap your toe,
Turn in a circle,
And bend down low.
Tap your nose,
Tap your knees,
Hand on your shoulders,
Now, sit down please.

Song: Roly Poly
Tune: Frere Jacques
Roly, poly, roly, poly (roll scarf in wheel motion)
Up and down, up and down (lift scarf up and down)
Roly, roly, poly, roly, roly, poly
Up and down, up and down
(Change speeds)

Movement Rhyme: Clap Your Hands
Clap, clap, clap your hands
Clap them all around.
Clap them loud, then clap them soft
Now don’t make a sound.

Stamp, stamp, stamp your feet,
Stamp them all around.
Stamp them loud, then stamp them soft,
Now don’t make a sound.

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!”

April 13, 2018 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Toddler Storytime- Art!

 

April 12, 2018

Books: 
Art by Patrick McDonnell
The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse by Eric Carle

Music:
Color Wheel Dance” by Various Artists

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

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.

Spoken Song
If your clothes have any red, any red [2 x’s]
If your clothes have any red, rub your belly and tap your head,
If your clothes have any red, any red.
Other verses:
If your clothes have any blue, try to stand up on one shoe,
If your clothes have any green, pretend to play the tambourine,
If your clothes have any pink, make your eyes go blink blink blink
If your clothes have any yellow, wiggle your body like its jello,
If your clothes have any brown, make your body sit back down

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
This is the way we stir the paint, stir the paint, stir the paint
This is the way we stir the paint when we’re getting artsy.
(dip our brush, paint the paper, blow it dry, frame the picture)

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

April 12, 2018 at 6:57 pm Leave a comment

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