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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

Toddler Storytime- Rain

Books:
Mowgli’s Rainy Day by Brittany Rubiano
Tap Tap Boom Boom by Elizabeth Bluemle

Felt Story:
It’s Raining, It’s Pouring (Adapted)
It’s raining, It’s pouring
The old man is snoring,
After the rain, comes the rainbow
First, the color is red

Songs:
Ducks Like Rain” by Carole Peterson
Singing In the Rain” by Carole Peterson
Rainy Day”
byMilkshake

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

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.

Rain, Rain, Go Away- Movement Rhyme
Rain, rain, [Move your fingers down like falling rain.]
Go away. [Push your hands out, as if you were pushing the rain away.]
Come again another day. [Make a “come here” motion with your hands.]
DADDY wants to play. [Hold up your hand showing all five fingers and point to your thumb.]
Rain, rain, go away. [Move your fingers down and then push away the rain.]
(Mommy, Brother, Sister, Baby, Everybody)

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 5, 2017 at 10:30 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

Music & Movement – Mar. 3rd, 2017

Books

Whoops! by Suzi Moore
Say What? by Angela DiTerlizzi

Music

“Super Silly Tango” by Eric Litwin 
“The Silly Song”
by Dragon Tales
“Ta-Ra-Ra Boom-De-Ay” by Kidsongs
“Silly Dance Contest” by Jim Gill

Activities

Movement Props:
Danced with ribbons.

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:

It’s time to sit on the floor;
It’s time to sit on the floor.
It’s time to sit on the floor
And clap your hands!

It’s time to clap like this;
It’s time to clap like this.
It’s time to sit on the floor
And clap like this!

Movement Rhyme (with ribbons): 

We spin our ribbons together
We spin our ribbons together
We spin our ribbons together
because it’s fun to do.

Spin them up high
Spin them down low
Spin them in the middle
Because it’s fun to do.

Movement Rhyme:

Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle around.
Stop! Don’t make a sound.

Ears to listen, eyes to see,
Lock your lips. Hide the key.

Hands in your lap, one and two,
Now I have a story for you.

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 3, 2017 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

Toddler Storytime- Opposites

Books:
Big Bear, Small Mouse by Karma Wilson
Big Bear Little Chair by Lizi Boyd

Felt Story:
Little, Big, Biggest

A little ball, a big ball, and the biggest ball I see,
Now help me count them, one, two, three!

A short tree, a tall tree, and the tallest tree I see,
Now help me count them, one, two, three!

Songs:
The Opposite Song” by Dr. Jean
High and Low” by Hap Palmer
Fast and Slow (The Rabbit and the Turtle)”
by Laurie Berkner Band

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

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

Opposite Movement Rhyme
This is big, big, big (stretch hands far to sides)
This is small, small, small (cup hands together)
This is short, short, short (hold palms close vertically)
This is tall, tall, tall (hold palms far apart vertically)
This is fast, fast, fast (roll hands quickly)
This is slow, slow, slow (roll hands slowly)
This is yes, yes, yes (nod head)
This is no, no, no (shake head)

If You’re Ready for a Story
If you’re ready for a story clap your hands.
If you’re ready for a story stomp your feet.
Clap your hands and stomp your feet.
Make your hands all nice and neat.
If you’re ready for a story take a seat.

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 2, 2017 at 12:55 pm Leave a comment

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