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Music & Movement – March 1, 2013

March 1, 2013

Books
Guess Again! by Mac Barnett
If You’re Hoppy by April Pulley Sayre

Music
“First I’m Stretching” – Movin’ & Shakin’ For Youngsters
“Hop Scotch Polka” – Songs & Games for Toddlers, by Bob McGrath & Katherine Smithrim
“Hip Hop Body Rock” – Rockin’ Redby Eric Litwin
“Shake My Sillies Out” – More Singable Songs, by Raffi
“Jump Up, Turn Around” – Jim Gill Sings Moving Rhythms for Modern Times, by Jim Gill
“The Body Rock” – by Greg & Steve

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays
Fingerplay: 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.

Fingerplay: If You Listen and You Hear Me
If you listen and you hear me, go like this  (clap any rhythm)
If you listen and you hear me, go like this.  (repeat clapping)
If you listen, you will hear me
‘Cause you’re sitting really near me (or standing)
If you listen and you hear me, go like this  (repeat clapping)

For added verses: Pat your head. Jumping jack.

Fingerplay: 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!”

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March 1, 2013 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Hats

Books
Twelve Hats for Lena by Karen Katz
I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen
A Hat For Minerva Louise by Janet Morgan Stoeke
Under My Hood I Have a Hat by Karla Kuskin

Music
My Hat, It Has Three Corners by Eric Litwin, Rockin’ Red
I Like My Hat by Carole Peterson, Stinky Cake
Dance, Freeze, Melt by Eric Litwin, Rockin’ Red

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays
Clap and Sing Hello! (tune: Farmer in the Dell)
We clap and sing hello,
We clap and sing hello,
With our friends at storytime,
We clap and sing hello!

We wave and sing hello
We wave and sing hello,
With our friends at storytime,
We wave and sing hello!

We stomp and sing hello,
We stomp and sing hello,
With our friends at storytime,
We wave and sing hello!

Sometimes
Sometimes my hands are at my side
Hold hands at side
Then behind my back they hide
Put hands behind back
Sometimes I wiggle my fingers so
Wiggle your fingers
Shake them fast, shake them slow
Shake fingers fast and slow
Sometimes my hands go clap, clap, clap
Clap hands
Then I rest them in my lap
Rest hands in lap
Now they’re quiet as can be.
Because it’s listening time, you see.

Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes
Head, shoulders, knees, and toes.
Knees and toes.
Head, shoulders, knees, and toes.
Knees and toes.

And eyes and ears and mouth and nose.
Head, shoulders, knees, and toes.
Knees and toes.

My Head
(Suit actions to words)
This is the circle that is my head.
This is my mouth with which words are said.
These are my eyes with which I see.
This is my nose that is part of me.
This is the hair that grows on my head.
And this is my hat I wear on my head.

Open Shut Them
Open, shut them.
Open, shut them.
Give a little clap.
Open, shut them.
Open, shut them.
Lay them in your lap.
Creep them, creep them up to your chin.
Open your mouth, but do not let them in!
Open, shut them.
Open, shut them.
Lay them in your lap.

If You’re Happy and You Know It
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands Clap! Clap!
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands Clap! Clap!
If you’re happy and you know it, and you really want to show it
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands Clap! Clap

Stomp your feet
Blink your eyes
Wave goodbye!

February 28, 2013 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Baby Time February 27, 2013

Book
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown

Music
“Shake Your Scarves” by Johnette Downing, The Second Line

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays
Rockabye, Baby
Rockabye, baby, in the tree top,
When the wind blows the cradle will rock.
When the bough breaks the cradle will fall,
And down will come baby, cradle and all.

Row, Row, Row Your Boat
Row, row, row your boat.
Gently down the stream.
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily.
Life is but a dream.

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.

Up in the Air
Up, up, up in the air like this.
Down, down, down for a great big kiss.
Up like this, down for a kiss.
You’re my special baby! (big hug)

Good Morning to You!
Good morning to you!
Good morning to you!
We’re all in our places
With bright shining faces.
Oh this is the way,
To start a great day!

Good evening to you!
Good evening to you!
Stars and moon in their places
They go through their paces.
Oh this is the way,
To end a good day!

February 27, 2013 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Exercise

Books
Get Up and Go! by Nancy Carlson
From Head to Toe by Eric Carle
How Can You Dance? by Rick Walton

Music
First I’m Stretching by Abridge Club, Movin’ and Shakin’ for Youngsters
Put Your Hands on Your Hips by Mark D. Pencil, Exercise Party
Clap Your Hands by Old Town School of Folk Music, Wiggleworms Love You
The Wiggle Song by Carole Peterson, Sticky Bubble Gum… And Other Tasty Tunes

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays
Clap and Sing Hello! (tune: Farmer in the Dell)
We clap and sing hello,
We clap and sing hello,
With our friends at storytime,
We clap and sing hello!

We wave and sing hello
We wave and sing hello,
With our friends at storytime,
We wave and sing hello!

We stomp and sing hello,
We stomp and sing hello,
With our friends at storytime,
We wave and sing hello!

Sometimes
Sometimes my hands are at my side
Hold hands at side
Then behind my back they hide
Put hands behind back
Sometimes I wiggle my fingers so
Wiggle your fingers
Shake them fast, shake them slow
Shake fingers fast and slow
Sometimes my hands go clap, clap, clap
Clap hands
Then I rest them in my lap
Rest hands in lap
Now they’re quiet as can be.
Because it’s listening time, you see.

Dance Your Fingers Up
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.

Open Shut Them
Open, shut them.
Open, shut them.
Give a little clap.
Open, shut them.
Open, shut them.
Lay them in your lap.
Creep them, creep them up to your chin.
Open your mouth, but do not let them in!
Open, shut them.
Open, shut them.
Lay them in your lap.

If You’re Happy and You Know It
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands Clap! Clap!
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands Clap! Clap!
If you’re happy and you know it, and you really want to show it
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands Clap! Clap

Stomp your feet
Blink your eyes
Wave goodbye!

February 21, 2013 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Baby Time February 20, 2013

Book
I Like Fruit by Lorena Siminovich

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays
Pat-A-Cake
Pat a cake, pat a cake, Baker’s man.
Bake me a cake as fast as you can.
Roll it and pat it, and mark it with a B,
And put it in the oven for baby and me!

Muffin Man
Oh, do you know the muffin man,
The muffin man, the muffin man?
Oh, do you know the muffin man,
Who lives on Drury lane?

Oh yes, I know the muffin man,
The muffin man, the muffin man.
Oh yes, I know the muffin man.
He lives on Drury lane.

Baby’s Fingers
These are baby’s fingers. (Touch baby’s fingers)
These are baby’s toes. (Touch baby’s toes)
This is baby’s belly button. (Point to baby’s belly button)
Round and round it goes. (Trace circle on baby’s belly)

Up in the Air
Up, up, up in the air like this.
Down, down, down for a great big kiss.
Up like this, down for a kiss.
You’re my special baby! (big hug)

Did You Ever See a Fishy? (Tune: Did you ever see a lassie?)
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.

Swim Your Fish! (Tune: Row Your Boat)
Swim, swim, swim your fish.
As fast as fast can be.
Do it now, let me see.
Do it now with me.

Clap, clap, clap your hands.
As loudly as can be…

Tap, tap, tap your fish.
As softly as can be…

Roll, roll, roll your hands.
As quickly as can be…

February 20, 2013 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Music & Movement – February 15, 2013

February 15, 2013

Books
Who Took the Cookies from the Cookie Jar? by Bonnie Lass & Philomon Sturges
Jump! by Steve Lavis

Music
“Clap Your Hands” – Wiggleworms Love You
“Twirl Those Ribbons” – Leaping Literacy, by Pam Schiller
“The Wiggle Song” – Sticky Bubble Gum…and Other Tasty Tunes, by Carole Peterson
“Tooty Ta” – Dr. Jean & Friends, Jean Feldman

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Fingerplay: 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.

Fingerplay: I’m a Little Teapot
I’m a little teapot, short and stout
Here is my handle, here is my spout.
When I get all steamed up, hear me shout:
Tip me over and pour me out!

I’m a special teapot, it is true.
Here, let me show you what I can do.
I can change my handle, and my spout,
Tip me over and pour me out!

Just tip me over and pour….me….out.

Fingerplay: 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!”

February 15, 2013 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Books
Love, Splat by Rob Scotton
Clifford’s Valentine’s Day by Norman Bridwell
Sweet Hearts by Jan Carr

Music
I Love It by Eric Litwin, Rockin’ Red

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays
Clap and Sing Hello! (tune: Farmer in the Dell)
We clap and sing hello,
We clap and sing hello,
With our friends at storytime,
We clap and sing hello!

We wave and sing hello
We wave and sing hello,
With our friends at storytime,
We wave and sing hello!

We stomp and sing hello,
We stomp and sing hello,
With our friends at storytime,
We wave and sing hello!

Sometimes
Sometimes my hands are at my side
Hold hands at side
Then behind my back they hide
Put hands behind back
Sometimes I wiggle my fingers so
Wiggle your fingers
Shake them fast, shake them slow
Shake fingers fast and slow
Sometimes my hands go clap, clap, clap
Clap hands
Then I rest them in my lap
Rest hands in lap
Now they’re quiet as can be.
Because it’s listening time, you see.

Skinamarink
Skinamarink a dink a dink.
Skidnmarink a doo.
I love you.

Skinamarink a dink a dink.
Skinamarink a doo.
I love you.

I love you in the morning.
And in the afternoon.
I love you in the evening.
And underneath the moon.

Skinamarink a dink a dink.
Skinamarink a doo.
I love you.

Little Red Valentine
Little Red Valentine, I love you, I love you, I love you.
Little Red Valentine, I love you.
Orange one says, “I do, too!”

Little Orange Valentine, I love you, I love you, I love you.
Little Orange Valentine, I love you.
Green one says, “I do, too!”

Little Green Valentine, I love you, I love you, I love you.
Little Green Valentine, I love you.
Blue one says, “I do, too!”

Little Blue Valentine, I love you, I love you, I love you.
Little Blue Valentine, I love you.
Purple one says, “I do, too!”

Little Purple Valentine, I love you, I love you, I love you.
Little Purple Valentine, I love you.
Pink one says, “I do, too!”

Little Pink Valentine, I love you, I love you, I love you.
Little Pink Valentine, I love you
Everyone says, “We do too!”

Ten Little Valentines
One little, two little, three little Valentines,
Four little, five little, six little Valentines,
Seven little, eight little, nine little Valentines,
Ten valentines in a row.

Little Heart
I have a little heart,
(place hand over heart)
And it goes thump, thump, thump
(pat chest three times)
It keeps right on beating,
When I jump, jump, jump
(jump three times)
I get a special feeling, when I look at you.
(point to child)
It makes me want to give you a hug or two.
(hug yourself)

Open Shut Them
Open, shut them.
Open, shut them.
Give a little clap.
Open, shut them.
Open, shut them.
Lay them in your lap.
Creep them, creep them up to your chin.
Open your mouth, but do not let them in!
Open, shut them.
Open, shut them.
Lay them in your lap.

If You’re Happy and You Know It
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands Clap! Clap!
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands Clap! Clap!
If you’re happy and you know it, and you really want to show it
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands Clap! Clap

Stomp your feet
Blink your eyes
Wave goodbye!

February 14, 2013 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

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