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Toddler Storytime- Pirates

September 21, 2017

Books:
Bubble Bath Pirates by Jannett J. Krosoczka
Twenty-six Pirates by Dave Horowitz

Felt Story: Five Pirates on a Treasure Chest
Take Away Tip: Counting objects with your children helps teach one-to-one correspondence (relating one number with one object).

Songs:
The Pirate Song” by Carole Peterson
Row, Row, Row Your Boat” by Various Artists, Kidsongs: My Favorite Kidsongs Collection Disc 2 (We danced with rhythm sticks)

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

Songs & Rhymes:

Opening Song: Hello Friends
(Sung with American Sign Language)
Hello friends,
hello friends,
hello friends,
it’s time to say hello.

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

Transition Rhyme
Everyone can
March, march, march
March, march, march
March, march, march Everyone can
March, march, march
Now it’s time to stop.
(clap, sit)

Closing Song: Goodbye Friends
(Sung with American Sign Language)
Goodbye friends,
goodbye friends,
goodbye friends,
it’s time to say goodbye.

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September 21, 2017 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

Toddler Storytime- Friendship

September 14, 2017

Books:
Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems
I Got a New Friend by Karl Newsom Edwards

Felt Story: Little Fox
Take Away Tip: Talk about directions. Use physical descriptions of the world around us to help develop spatial thinking. Ex: through, next to, above, below.

Songs:
The Wheels on the Bus” by Merry Music Makers
All My Friends Are Different”by Yo Gabba Gabba (We danced with shakers)

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

Songs & Rhymes:

Opening Song: Hello Friends
(Sung with American Sign Language)
Hello friends,
hello friends,
hello friends,
it’s time to say hello.

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

Transition Rhyme
Everyone can
March, march, march
March, march, march
March, march, march Everyone can
March, march, march
Now it’s time to stop.
(clap, sit)

Closing Song: Goodbye Friends
(Sung with American Sign Language)
Goodbye friends,
goodbye friends,
goodbye friends,
it’s time to say goodbye.

September 14, 2017 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

Music & Movement – Sept. 8 , 2017

Books

Confiscated by Susan Kaufman
Where’s My T.R.U.C.K? by Karen Beaumont
The ABC’s of Yoga For Kids by Teresa Anne Powers

Music

Stretch! by Dragon Tales
I’ll Spell it Out for You by Jim Gill
Sharing by Georgiana Stewart

Activities

Movement Props:
We tapped with instruments.

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Welcome 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 Song:
If you’re ready to get started
clap your hands.
If you’re ready to get started
stomp your feet.
Clap your hands and stomp your feet.
Make your hands all nice and neat.
If you’re ready to get started take a seat

Movement Song: 
Tap your instrument,
tap your instrument
1,2,3, 1,2,3
Can you tap your instrument,
can you tap your instrument?
Just like me, just like me?
Tap your instrument,
tap your instrument.
Way up high, way up high.
Now bend down, now bend down.
Tap the ground, tap the ground.

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!”

September 8, 2017 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

Toddler Storytime- Animals

Books:
Feathers and Hair What Animals Wear by Jennifer Ward
Wild About Us! by Karen Karen Beaumont

Felt Story: Animal Matching
Take Away Tip: Incorporating sorting and matching everyday helps improve children’s brain development.
Help children compare and contrast objects you see or use everyday.

Songs:
Up, Down, Turn Around” by Carol Hammett/Elaine Bueffel
You’re An Animal Too” by Anna Moo
Wildy and Woolly”
by Johnette Downing (We danced with scarves)

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

Songs & Rhymes:

Opening Song: Hello Friends
(Sung with American Sign Language)
Hello friends,
hello friends,
hello friends,
it’s time to say hello.

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

Transition Rhyme
Everyone can
March, march, march
March, march, march
March, march, march Everyone can
March, march, march
Now it’s time to stop.
(clap, sit)

Closing Song: Goodbye Friends
(Sung with American Sign Language)
Goodbye friends,
goodbye friends,
goodbye friends,
it’s time to say goodbye.

September 7, 2017 at 10:05 am Leave a comment

Toddler Storytime- Garden

Books:
My Garden by Kevin Henkes
What Will Grow? by Jennifer Ward

Songs:
My garden” by Raffi
Fruit Salad Salsa” by Laurie Berkener

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

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

Transition 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
Flowers grow like this (sit with hands together, then open hands)
Trees grow like this (stay sitting but reach arms up high)
I grow just like this (shoot up like rocket)

Movement Rhyme
Slowly, slowly very slowly creeps the garden snail
Slowly, slowly very slowly up the garden rail
Quickly, quickly very quickly flies the little bug
Quickly, quickly very quickly landed on a rug.

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!

April 20, 2017 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

Toddler Storytime- Homes

Books:
The House That Zack Built by Alison Murray
The House in the Night by Susan Marie Swanson

Felt Story:
Shapes- House Story

Songs:
In and Out the Window” by Anne-Marie Akin
Bringing Home a Baby Bumble Bee” by Dr. Jean
Day O’Time To Go Home”
byLearning Station

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

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

Transition 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.

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!

April 13, 2017 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

Music & Movement – Apr. 7 , 2017

Books

My Brave Year of Firsts by Jamie Lee Curtis
 The Best Bike Ride Ever by James Proimos
Rachel’s Day in the Garden by Giselle Shardlow

Music

Little Red Wagon by Eric Litwin
Old Brass Wagon by Greg & Steve
I Like to Ride My Bicycle by Sue Schnitzer

Activities

Movement Props:
We danced with shakers.

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 Song: 

I had a little wiggle, deep inside of me.
I tried to make it stop,
But it wouldn’t let me be.
I pulled out that wiggle and threw it like a ball.
Now my wiggle’s gone,
And it’s bouncing down the hall.

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 7, 2017 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

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