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Baby Time: January 17, 2018

Books

Baby Loves Winter by Karen Katz
Barnyard Boogie by Tim McCanna, illus. by Allison Black

Music

“All the Fish” by Caspar Babypants, I Found You

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

Fingers and Toes
Fingers and toes
Fingers and toes
Here are your fingers,
And here are your toes.
Wiggle your fingers,
Wiggle your toes.
Here are your fingers,
And here are your toes.
Wave your fingers,
Wave your toes.
Here are your fingers,
And here are your toes.

Baby’s Horse
Baby’s horse walks all around
We ride and ride all day
Sometimes the horse goes very slow
For Baby, that’s okay
Baby’s horse runs all around
We ride and ride all night
Sometimes the horse goes very fast
Then Baby holds on tight!

Diddle Dumpling
Diddle, diddle dumpling (bicycle baby’s legs or arms)
My son John
Went to bed
With his trousers on
One shoe off (tap each foot)
One shoe on
Diddle, diddle dumpling
My son John

Peek-a-Boo
(Tune: Are You Sleeping?)
Peek-a-boo, peek-a-boo. (Cover face 2 times)
I see you! I see you! (Point to baby)
I see your little nose. (Touch nose)
I see your tiny toes. (Touch toes)
I see you! Peek-a-boo! (Cover face 2 times)

Wheels on the Bus
The wheels on the bus go round and round
Round and round, round and round
The wheels on the bus go round and round
All through the town

Wipers – swish
Door – open & shut
Horn – beep
People – up & down

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January 17, 2018 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Baby Time: January 10, 2018

Books

Wheels on the Bus by Steven Anderson, illus. by Gaia Bordicchia
Where is Baby’s Belly Button by Karen Katz

Music

“Baby Hokey Pokey” by Georgiana Stewart, Baby Face
“Shake Your Dragon Tail” from Dragon Tales: Dragon Tunes

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

Fingers and Toes
Fingers and toes
Fingers and toes
Here are your fingers,
And here are your toes.
Wiggle your fingers,
Wiggle your toes.
Here are your fingers,
And here are your toes.
Wave your fingers,
Wave your toes.
Here are your fingers,
And here are your toes.

Baby’s Horse
Baby’s horse walks all around
We ride and ride all day
Sometimes the horse goes very slow
For Baby, that’s okay
Baby’s horse runs all around
We ride and ride all night
Sometimes the horse goes very fast
Then Baby holds on tight!

Diddle Dumpling
Diddle, diddle dumpling (bicycle baby’s legs or arms)
My son John
Went to bed
With his trousers on
One shoe off (tap each foot)
One shoe on
Diddle, diddle dumpling
My son John

Peek-a-Boo
(Tune: Are You Sleeping?)
Peek-a-boo, peek-a-boo. (Cover face 2 times)
I see you! I see you! (Point to baby)
I see your little nose. (Touch nose)
I see your tiny toes. (Touch toes)
I see you! Peek-a-boo! (Cover face 2 times)

January 10, 2018 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Bedtime

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Books

One More Hug for Madison by Caroline Jayne Church
Creak Said the Bed by Phyllis Root, illus. by Regan Dunnick
Little Quack’s Bedtime by Lauren Thompson, illus. by Derek Anderson

Music

“Dance to the Bed, You Sleepyhead” by Shana Banana, Banana Bedtime
“Sleeping Bag Chant” by Carole Peterson, H.U.M.
“Teddy Bear Playtime” by Hap Palmer, So Big
“Dance With Your Teddy Bear” by Greg & Steve, Jumpin’ & Jammin’

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Song: This is the Way
This is the way we wash our face, wash our face, wash our face.
This is the way we wash our face,
When we get ready for bed.
—Wash our toes
—Wash our knees
—Wash our tummy

 

Song: Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are.
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky.
Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are.

Craft: Counting Sheep

November 16, 2017 at 6:00 pm Leave a comment

Baby Time: November 15, 2017

Books

Babies by David Bedford, illus. by Leonie Worthington
King Baby by Kate Beaton

Music

“Skip to My Lou” from Songs for Wiggleworms
“Most Fish Swim” by Johnette Downing, Fins and Grins

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

Dance Your Fingers
Dance your fingers up
Dance your fingers down
Dance your fingers to the side
Dance them all around
Dance them on your shoulders
Dance them on your head
Dance them on your tummy
And put them all to bed

Bouncing Song
Source
Bounce and bounce and bounce and stop
Bounce and bounce and bounce and stop
Bounce and bounce and bounce and stop
Now bounce that baby right up to the top (lift baby up)
Rock and rock and rock and stop . . .
Tickle and tickle and tickle and stop . . .

Choo Choo
Cheek, chin, cheek, chin, cheek, chin, nose!
Cheek, chin, cheek, chin, cheek, chin, toes!
Cheek, chin, cheek, chin, up baby goes!

Bicycle
(Baby faces parent)
Here comes our choo-choo train,
Chuggin’ down the track
Now it’s going forward
Now it’s going back
Now our bell is ringing
Now our whistle blows
What a lot of noise it makes
Everywhere it goes!

Criss Cross Applesauce
Criss, cross, applesauce (draw x on child’s back)
Spiders running up your back (walk fingers up back)
Cool breeze (blow gently)
Tight squeeze (hug)
Now you’ve got the shivers! (tickle)

Did You Ever See a Fishy?
Did you ever see a fishy, a fishy, a fishy?
Did you ever see a fishy swim this way and that?
Swim this way and that way,
And this way and that way.
Did you ever see a fishy swim this way and that?

Yes, I’ve seen a fishy, a fishy, a fishy.
Yes, I’ve seen a fishy swim this way and that.
Swim this way and that way,
And this way and that way.
Yes, I’ve seen a fishy swim this way and that

November 15, 2017 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Music & Movement – November 10, 2017

Books

Finders Keepers by Keiko Kasza
Toad on the Road by Stepheen Shaskan

Music

“Roll Your Hands” from Toddlers on Parade
“Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes” by The Learning Groove, Bouncy Blue
“Crazy Hands” by The Merry Music Maker, Kids on the Move
“The Dance Along Gong Song” by Jim Gill, Jim Gill’s Irrational Anthem and More Salutes to Nonsense

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.

Song: Hi, Hello
Tune: London Bridge
Hi, hello and how are you?
How are you? How are you?
Hi, hello and how are you?
How are you today?
Come along and clap with me . . .
Come along and sit with me . . .

Scarf Song: This Is the Way
This is the way we wash our face
Wash our face, wash our face
This is the way we wash our face
So early in the morning

Arms, legs, backs, tummies

Movement Rhyme: I Wiggle
I wiggle my fingers,
I wiggle my toes.
I wiggle my arms,
I wiggle my nose.
Now there are no more wiggles left in me,
Because it is time for the next story.

 

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!”

November 10, 2017 at 10:11 am Leave a comment

Baby Time: November 8, 2017

Books

Funny Face, Sunny Face by Sally Symes, illus. by Rosalind Beardshaw
Five Little Chicks by Nancy Tafuri

Music

“Shake It to the East” by Kathy Reid-Naiman, Reaching for the Stars

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

Dance Your Fingers
Dance your fingers up
Dance your fingers down
Dance your fingers to the side
Dance them all around
Dance them on your shoulders
Dance them on your head
Dance them on your tummy
And put them all to bed

Bouncing Song
Source
Bounce and bounce and bounce and stop
Bounce and bounce and bounce and stop
Bounce and bounce and bounce and stop
Now bounce that baby right up to the top (lift baby up)
Rock and rock and rock and stop . . .
Tickle and tickle and tickle and stop . . .

Choo Choo
Cheek, chin, cheek, chin, cheek, chin, nose!
Cheek, chin, cheek, chin, cheek, chin, toes!
Cheek, chin, cheek, chin, up baby goes!

Bicycle
(Baby faces parent)
Here comes our choo-choo train,
Chuggin’ down the track
Now it’s going forward
Now it’s going back
Now our bell is ringing
Now our whistle blows
What a lot of noise it makes
Everywhere it goes!

Criss Cross Applesauce
Criss, cross, applesauce (draw x on child’s back)
Spiders running up your back (walk fingers up back)
Cool breeze (blow gently)
Tight squeeze (hug)
Now you’ve got the shivers! (tickle)

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!

Popcorn
Pop! Pop! Pop!
Pour the corn into the pan.
Pop! Pop! Pop!
Shake it ‘till it’s hot!
Pop! Pop! Pop!
What have we got?
Popcorn (Shake like crazy!!)

November 8, 2017 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Music & Movement – November 3, 2017

Books

The Giant Jumperee by Julia Donaldson & Helen Oxenbury
Noisy Night by Mac Barnett, illus. by Brian Biggs

Music

“Stretch” from Dragon Tales: Dragon Tunes
“Wheels on the Bus” by Go Fish, Party Like a Preschooler
“Marching Medley” by Ralph Covert, Ralph’s World
“Down by the Bay” by The Learning Groove, Groovy Green

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: Reach and Wiggle
Lift your arms way up high,
Wave them, wave them in the sky.
Reach way down and touch your toes.
Wiggle your eyebrows, wiggle your nose.
Put your bottom on the floor,
Count with me: one, two, three four.
Clap your hands now: one, two, three,
Then fold them in your lap like me.

Instrument Song: If You’re Happy and You Know It, Play Your Instrument
If you’re happy and you know it . . .
Play your instrument
Play up high
Rub your tummy
Play them softly
Play them loudly
Tap your hand

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!”

November 3, 2017 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

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