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Toddler Storytime- Goodnight

January 18, 2018

Books:
Pillowland by Laurie Berkner
Babies Can Sleep Anywhere by Lisa Wheeler

Felt Story:  Goodnight Bear (Puppet Show)

Music:
Last Night I had a Dream” by Laurie Berkner
Ten In A Bed” by (we danced with ribbons)

Letter of the Week:
This week we did not learn a new letter, we learned how to say goodnight in baby sign language (ASL) 

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
Snowman, snowman, turn around.
Snowman, snowman, touch the ground
Snowman, snowman, jump up high.
Snowman, snowman, make the snow fly.
Snowman, snowman, run, run, run.
Snowman, snowman, here’s the sun.
Snowman, snowman, sway, sway, sway.
Snowman, snowman, melt away.

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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January 18, 2018 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

Music & Movement – January 12, 2018

Book

The Very Very Very Long Dog  by Julia Patton
Wiggle by Doreen Cronin
The ABCs of Yoga for Kids  by Teresa Anne Power

Music

“Hot Diggity” from Georgiana Stewart
“As I Was Walking to Town” by Carole Peterson
“The Dance Along Gong Song” by Jim Gill
“Wag the Dog” by The Wiggles

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: Stamp Your Feet

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

Clap, clap, clap your hands
Clap them all around.
Clap them loud, then clap them soft,
Now don’t make a sound.

Shaker Song: Popcorn
Pop! Pop! Pop!
Put the corn into the pot.
Pop! Pop! Pop!
Shake and shake it ’til it’s hot.
Pop! Pop! Pop!
Lift the lid and what have you got?
Pop! Pop! Pop! __________!

Movement Rhyme
Hands go up and hands go down.
I can turn myself around.
I can stand up on one shoe.
I can listen so can you.
Now lets sit I’ll show you how.
The next story is starting now.

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!”

January 12, 2018 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

Toddler Storytime- There’s A Bear!

January 11, 2018

Books:
Old Bear by Kevin Henkes
There’s A Bear On My Chair by Donald Ross Collins

Felt Story:  Little Hungry Bears
1 little hungry bear getting ready for winter,
Eating lots of blueberries with a chew, chew, chew.
Along came another friend who was hungry,
And then there were 2.

2 little hungry bears getting ready for winter,
Eating all the fruit that dropped from a tree.
Along came another friend who was hungry,
And then there were 3.

3 little bears getting ready for winter,
They ate all the fruit and were looking for more.
Along came another friend who was hungry,
And then there were 4.

4 little bears getting ready for winter,
Wandering around they spied honey in a hive.
Along came another friend who was hungry,
And then there were 5.

5 friends eating their fill of honey,
When the bees swarmed out of the hive.
5 friends started running,
The bees behind them buzzing “Good-bye!”

Music:
Going On A Bear Hunt” by Eric Litwin
The Bear Went Over the Mountain” by (We danced with shakers)

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

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
Snowman, snowman, turn around.
Snowman, snowman, touch the ground
Snowman, snowman, jump up high.
Snowman, snowman, make the snow fly.
Snowman, snowman, run, run, run.
Snowman, snowman, here’s the sun.
Snowman, snowman, sway, sway, sway.
Snowman, snowman, melt away.

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

January 11, 2018 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

Music & Movement – October 27, 2017

Book

Rabbit and the Not-So-Big Wolf  by Michaël Escoffier
After the Fall  by Dan Santat
The ABCs of Yoga for Kids  by Teresa Anne Power

Music

“Reach the Ceiling” from Toddlers on Parade
“Hop Like a Bunny” by Toddlers On Parade
“Nursery Rhyme Tap” by Pam Schiller
“Do the Bird” by Jack Grunsky

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: Two Little Feet
Two little feet go tap, tap, tap.

Two little hands go clap, clap, clap.
One little body twirls around.
One quiet body sits back down.

Rhythm Sticks Song: Tick Tock
Tick tock, tick tock goes the clock.
Waiting for someone to knock, knock, knock.
My oh my it’s a…
(cat, bunny, duck, walrus)

Movement Rhyme: Humpty Dumpty
Rock and rock and rock on the wall.
Rock and rock I hope we don’t fall.
Humpty Dumpty Sat on the wall.
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the King’s horses and all the King’s men,
Couldn’t put Humpty together again.
CRACK!

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!”

October 27, 2017 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

Toddler Storytime- Hair & Mustaches

October 26, 2017

Books:
Mustache Baby by Bridget Heos
Book-o-beards: A Wearable Book by Donald Lemke
Hair by Leslie Patricelli

Felt Story:  Mr. Lou’s Mustache
There once lived a man named Mr. Lou,
He had a mustache that grew, and grew, and GREW!
On Monday it was as tiny as his nose,
On Tuesday it was as wide as his smile.
On Wednesday it stretched as far as his ears.
On Thursday it was as wide as his shoulders!
But on Friday Mr. Lou caught the flu… ACHOOO!
and off went the mustache into the air as it flew, flew, FLEW!

Songs:
Pig On Her Head” by Laurie Berkner Band
Stop & Go” by Greg & Steve (We danced with shakers)

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

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.

October 26, 2017 at 2:39 pm Leave a comment

Toddler Storytime- Trains

October 19, 2017

Books:
Trains! by Judy Abbot
Freight Train by Donald Crews

Felt Story: Engine

Songs:
Engine, Engine” by Bob McGarth
The Wheels are Rolling” by Kathy Reid-Naiman (We danced with shakers)

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

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.

October 19, 2017 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

Toddler Storytime- Getting Dressed

October 12, 2017

Books:
Naked! by Michael Ian Black
Maggie and Michael Get Dressed by Denise Fleming

Felt Story: Getting Dressed
Take Away Tip: Playing is important. In this felt story we pretended to put on our clothes. This type of play helps expand the imagination and think outside of the box.

Songs:
What Are You Wearing” by Hap Palmer
Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes” by  Joe York 
“Bean Bag Rock” by Various Artists (We danced with bean bags!)

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

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.

October 16, 2017 at 1:20 pm Leave a comment

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