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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

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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

Baby Time: November 1, 2017

Books

Bedtime Bunnies by Wendy Watson
Babies Can Sleep Anywhere by Lisa Wheeler, illus. by Carolina Buzio

Music

“If I Was a Bird” from Wiggleworms Love You
“Bounce Your Baby” by Caspar Babypants, This is Fun

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)

Autumn Leaves
Autumn leaves are falling down,
Falling down, falling down.
Autumn leaves are falling down,
All over town.

The cold wind blows them all around,
All around, all around.
The cold wind blows them all around,
All over town.

Take a rake and pile them up,
Pile them up, pile them up.
Take a rake and pile them up,
All over town.

November 1, 2017 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Baby Time: October 25, 2017

Books

Piggies in the Pumpkin Patch by Mary Peterson & Jennifer Rofe
Blue Sky by Audrey Wood

Music

“Bubble Bath” by Joanie Bartels, Bathtime Magic

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

Apple Tree
Way up high in an apple tree
Two little apples did I see
So I shook that tree as hard as I could
Down came the apples
Mmm, they were good

Bounce Me
Bounce me, bounce me, on your knees
Bounce me, bounce me, pretty please
Bounce me here
Bounce me there
Bounce me, bounce me, everywhere!

Gray Squirrel
Gray squirrel, gray squirrel, swing your busy tail (repeat)
Wrinkle up your little nose
Hold a nut between your toes (tickle)
Gray squirrel, gray squirrel, swing your busy tail
Can use other parts of body (under arms, in the belly)

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

October 25, 2017 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

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