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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

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

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

Baby Time: April 11, 2018

Books

Lola Reads to Leo by Anna McQuinn, illus. by Rosalind Beardshaw
Little Blue Truck’s Springtime by Alice Schertle, illus. by Jill McElmurry

Music

“Rub-a-Dub” by Joanie Bartels, Bathtime Magic

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.

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)

Jack Be Nimble
Jack be nimble
Jack be quick
Jack jump over the candlestick
Jack be nimble
Jack be spry
Jack jump over the apple pie
Jack be nimble
Jack jump high
Jack fly up into the sky

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!”
And all of the five little ducks came back.

April 11, 2018 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Baby Time: April 4, 2018

Books

Five Little Ducks by Denise Fleming
Who Can Swim? by Sebastien Braun

Music

“Little Red Wagon” from Wiggleworms Love You
“Five Fish Swimming in the Sea” by Dr. Jean, Dr. Jean Sings Silly 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.

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)

The Grand Old Duke of York
The grand old duke of York
He had 10,000 men
He marched them up to the top of the hill
And marched them down again
And when they’re up, they’re up
And when they’re down, they’re down
And when they’re only halfway up,
They’re neither up nor down

I’m a Little Fishy
(to the tune of “I’m a Little Teapot”)
I’m a little fishy, I can swim
Here is my tail and here is my fin
When I want to have fun with my friends
I wiggle my tail and dive right in

April 4, 2018 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Baby Time: March 28, 2018

Books

Don’t Wake Up the Tiger by Britta Teckentrup
If I Were a Kangaroo by Mylisa Larsen, illus. by Anna Raff

Music

“Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes” by Carol Hammett & Elaine Bueffel, It’s Toddler Time
“Bluegrass Jamboree” by Hap Palmer, So Big

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

Ten Little Fingers
I have ten little fingers
And they all belong to me.
I can make them do things,
Would you like to see?
I can shut them up tight.
Or open them wide.
Put them all together,
Or make them all hide.
I can make them jump high,
I can make them jump low.
I can fold them quietly,
And hold them all just so!

I Bounce You Here
I bounce you here, I bounce you there
I bounce you, bounce you everywhere
I tickle you here, I tickle you there
I tickle you, tickle you everywhere
I hug you here, I hug you there
I hug you, hug you everywhere

A Little Circle
A little circle
A bigger circle
A great big circle I see
Let us count the circles we made: 1, 2, 3!
Make the shapes with your hands – can use other shapes too (diamonds, triangles, rectangles)

Slowly Slowly
Slowly, slowly, very slowly (creep fingers up baby’s leg)
Creeps the little snail
Slowly, slowly, very slowly (arm)
Up the wooden rail
Quickly, quickly, very quickly (tickle all over)
Runs the little mouse
Quickly, quickly, very quickly (dance fingers over tummy)
All around the house

Old MacDonald Had a Band
Old Macdonald had a band, E I E I O
And in this band he had some shakers, E I E I O
With a shake, shake here and a shake, shake there
Here a shake, there a shake, everywhere a shake, shake
Old MacDonald had a band, E I E I O
Repeat with other instruments

March 28, 2018 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

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