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Evening Music & Movement Storytime – June 20, 2019

Space!

Books
Touch the Brightest Star by Christie Matheson
Fly Blanky Fly by Margaret Lewis
Higher! Higher! by Leslie Patricelli

Music
Reaching for the Stars by Kathy Reid-Newman
Take the Sun by Caspar Babypants
Rocketship Run by Laurie Berkner

Yoga Pose of the Week: Moon
Reach your arms up high over your head, bringing your palms together. Tilt your upper body to one side. Come back to center. Tilt your body to the other side.

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Song: We Wave Our Hands and Say Hola (Spanish)
We wave our hands and say hello,
We wave our hands and say hello,
We wave our hands and say hello,
We say hello together.

We wave our hands and say hola,
We wave our hands and say hola,
We wave our hands and sayhola,
We say hola together.

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.

Breathplay: Wake Up Your Face
Sit up tall, open your eyes wide and blink three times. Wiggle your eyebrows, wiggle your nose like a bunny, wiggle your cheeks, open your mouth, wiggle your jaw, stick your tongue out and wiggle. Can you make a fish face? Wiggle your head around and roll it around. Hold still. Sit up tall and one long breath, let it go.

Prop Song: Zoom Zoom Zoom!
Zoom, zoom, zoom
We’re going to the moon.
Zoom, zoom, zoom
We’re going to the moon.
If you want to take a trip
climb aboard my rocket ship.
Zoom, zoom, zoom
We’re going to the moon.
In 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 Blast off!
Fun/Sun, Far/Stars

Circle Time: Turbulence In Space (with Parachute)
We’re blasting off to space in our rocket ship. Hold on! Things may get a little bumpy!

Movement Rhyme: Wave Goodbye
(Tune: Frère Jacques)
Goodbye friends, goodbye friends
Sing this tune, sing this tune,
It’s time to wave goodbye,
it’s time to wave goodbye
See you soon, see you soon.

Goodbye friends, goodbye friends
Close your eyes, close your eyes
Take a deep breathe in… (breathe in instead of repeating this line)
Now breathe out goodbye… (breathe out instead of repeating this line)

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June 20, 2019 at 7:00 pm Leave a comment

Music & Movement – April 12, 2019

Boxes and Treasure!

Books
Russell and the Lost Treasure by Rob Scotton
Box by Min Flyte

Music
“Treasure” by Rockabye Baby
“Stretch!” from Dragon Tales
“Row, Row, Row Your Boat” by Rob Newhouse
“Cardboard Box” by Justin Roberts
“Imagination Nation” by Milkshake

Yoga Pose of the Week: Treasure Chest
Sit on your bottom, bring your feet together, then fold forward over your treasure chest. After three, let’s open it up… 1, 2, 3…come up!

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.

We’re Going on a Treasure Hunt
We’re going on a treasure hunt, (walk in place)
We’re going to find a treasure! (peer with hand shading eyes)
In a great big chest (hold hands apart)
buried deep in the ground (mime shoveling).
Look on the map!
It’s the ocean.
Can’t go under it, can’t go around it, can’t go above it,
better paddle across it! (mime paddling with an oar.)
..it’s tall island grass! (brush the grass aside with your arms.)
…it’s coconut trees! (dodge the coconuts by jumping side to side.)
…it’s quicksand! (lift knees high as you walk through it.)
…it’s the X! Let’s dig up the treasure. (mime shoveling.)
Wait, do you hear something? Aaarrr
It’s scary pirates!!
Quick, run back through the quicksand, dodge the coconuts,
swish through the grass, paddle to the boat…
now point the cannon at the pirates, and light the fuse Ffffhhhhshh. Ka-boom!
…uh oh. I think we blew up the treasure too!

Jack in the Box
Jack in the box sits so still (scrunch up scarf in your hands, with just a little sticking out)
Will he come out? (pause to build suspense)
Yes! He will! (throw scarf in the air)

Open Them, Shut Them
Open and shut them, open and shut them (open and shut both hands)
Give a little clap, clap, clap (clap hands three times)
Open and shut them, open and shut them
Put them in your lap (lay hands flat on your legs)
Creep them, creep them (creep them up legs and body)
Creep them, creep them
Right up to your chin
Open up your little mouth (open mouth and hold fingers outside of mouth)
But do not let them in! (shake finger ‘no’)
Open and shut them, open and shut them
Give a little clap, clap, clap
And put them in your lap

Movement Rhyme: Wave Goodbye
(Tune: Frère Jacques)
Goodbye friends, goodbye friends
Sing this tune, sing this tune,
It’s time to wave goodbye,
it’s time to wave goodbye
See you soon, see you soon.

Goodbye friends, goodbye friends
Close your eyes, close your eyes
Take a deep breathe in… (breathe in instead of repeating this line)
Now breathe out goodbye… (breathe out instead of repeating this line)

April 12, 2019 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Music & Movement: April 5, 2019

Books

Who Has Wiggle-Waggle Toes? by Vicky Shiefman, illus. by Francesca Chessa
How Do You Take a Bath?
by Kate McMullan, illus. by Sydney Hanson

Music

“Stretch” from Dragon Tales: Dragon Tunes
“La Bamba” from Perfectly Purple by The Learning Groove
“Jump, Jump” from I’m a Rock Star by Joanie Leeds
“Pop! (My Baby Loves a Pop Song)”

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: Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes
Head, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes
Head, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes
Eyes and ears and mouth and nose
Head, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes

Song: Can You Shake Along With Me?
Can you shake along with me?
Along with me, along with me?
Can you shake along with me?
Put your shaker on your . . . knee
Repeat with different body parts

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 to four: one, two, three, four.
Take a deep breath in: one, two, three,
Then let it out slowly.

Song: Goodbye Friends
Goodbye friends, goodbye friends
Sing this tune, sing this tune
It’s time to wave goodbye
It’s time to wave goodbye
See you soon, see you soon

Goodbye friends, goodbye friends
Close your eyes, close your eyes
Take a deep breathe in
[Breathe in]
Now breathe out goodbye
[Breathe out]

Yoga Pose: Standing Spin
Take your feet out wider, extend your arms out wide, and spin at the waist. Lift up your feet if you need to.

April 5, 2019 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Music & Movement – March 29, 2019

Books
Is Everyone Ready for Fun?  by Jan Thomas
Do Cows Meow? by Salina Yoon

Music
Uptown Funk by Rockabye Baby
The Crazy Dance by Go Fish
The Goldfish by Laurie Berkner
Under the Sea from The Little Mermaid

Yoga Pose of the Week: Train
Stand with your hands at your waist, with one hand up to pull the horn. “Choo choo!” Now move the train by moving your feet like you’re marching in place. Go slow…and faster!

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.

Rhyme: Bananas Unite!
Bananas unite!
Peel bananas, peel, peel bananas
Chop bananas, chop chop bananas
Mash bananas, mash mash bananas
Eat bananas, eat, eat bananas
Go Bananas!
From Jbrary

Breathplay: Bumblebee Breath
Breathe in nice and deep, and when you breathe out, buzz like a bee! Bzzzzzzzzzz

Song: Old MacDonald Had a Farm
Old MACDONALD had a farm
E-I-E-I-O
And on his farm he had a cow
E-I-E-I-O
With a moo moo here
And a moo moo there
Here a moo, there a moo
Everywhere a moo moo
Old MacDonald had a farm
E-I-E-I-O
Pig, Chicken, Dog

Movement Rhyme: Wave Goodbye
(Tune: Frère Jacques)
Goodbye friends, goodbye friends
Sing this tune, sing this tune,
It’s time to wave goodbye,
it’s time to wave goodbye
See you soon, see you soon.

Goodbye friends, goodbye friends
Close your eyes, close your eyes
Take a deep breathe in… (breathe in instead of repeating this line)
Now breathe out goodbye… (breathe out instead of repeating this line)

March 29, 2019 at 3:04 pm Leave a comment

Music & Movement: March 22, 2019

Books

Touch the Brightest Star by Christie Matheson
The Very Lonely Firefly by Eric Carle

Music

“Warm-Up Time” from Action Songs for Preschoolers
Shakin’ Everywhere” by Jim Gill, Irrational Anthem
“Hip Hop Body Rock” by The Learning Groove, Rockin’ Red
“Hokey Pokey, Pt. 1” by Greg & Steve, Kidding Around

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: Twinkle, Twinkle
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

Song: We’re Going to Shake Our Shakers
Tune: Jimmy Crack Corn
We’re going to shake our shakers High and low.
We’re going to shake our shakers High and low.
We’re going to shake our shakers High and low,
Until someone says…….STOP!
Shake our shakers … Fast and slow.ac
Shake our shakers … Left and right.
Shake our shakers … Front and back

Song: Hands Go Up
Tune: Twinkle, Twinkle
Hands go up and hands go down.
I can turn around and around.
I can jump upon two shoes.
I can clap and so can you!
I can wave, I’ll show you how.
Let’s sit down, it’s storytime now.

Song: Goodbye Friends
Goodbye friends, goodbye friends
Sing this tune, sing this tune
It’s time to wave goodbye
It’s time to wave goodbye
See you soon, see you soon

Goodbye friends, goodbye friends
Close your eyes, close your eyes
Take a deep breathe in
[Breathe in]
Now breathe out goodbye
[Breathe out]

Yoga Pose: Owl
Come to your knees and sit back on your heels. Point your fingers together in front of you (between knees, owl wings down), and bring your owl wings up and down over your head as you lift up with body.

Breath Play: Count to Five
Count to five as you breathe in, count to five as you breathe out

March 22, 2019 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Music & Movement: March 15, 2019

Books

Crunch the Shy Dinosaur by Cirocco Dunlap, illus. by Greg Pizzoli
Everybunny Count by Ellie Sandall

Music

“Let’s Get Started” by Merry Music Maker, Kids on the Move
“Old Man Wiggle” by Merry Music Maker, Big Time Fun
“Ribbons in the Air” by Pam Schiller, Leaping Literacy
“Teddy Bear Playtime” by Hap Palmer, So Big
“Dance With Your Teddy Bear” by Greg & Steve, Jumpin’ & Jammin’

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: BINGO
There was a farmer, had a dog and BINGO was his name-o
B-I-N-G-O
B-I-N-G-O
B-I-N-G-O
And BINGO was his name-o!

There was a farmer had a dog and BINGO was his name-o
(clap) I-N-G-O
(clap) I-N-G-O
(clap) I-N-G-O
And BINGO was his name-o!

Song: Wiggle and Wiggle and Stop
We wiggle and wiggle and stop
We wiggle and wiggle and stop
We wiggle and wiggle and wiggle and wiggle
And wiggle and wiggle and stop
We . . . clap, wave, twirl

Rhyme: Reach and Wiggle
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.

Song: Goodbye Friends
Goodbye friends, goodbye friends
Sing this tune, sing this tune
It’s time to wave goodbye
It’s time to wave goodbye
See you soon, see you soon

Goodbye friends, goodbye friends
Close your eyes, close your eyes
Take a deep breathe in
[Breathe in]
Now breathe out goodbye
[Breathe out]

Yoga Pose:
Dinosaur

Breath Play: Bunny Breath
Sit up tall and hold your body still. Pull your belly in and take in quick breaths like bunnies as you put your bunny hands in front of you. Grab a carrot for a snack. Put one hand on your belly and breathe in like a bunny. One last time….let it all out.

March 15, 2019 at 8:45 am Leave a comment

Music & Movement – March 8, 2019

Books
Splat by Jon Burgerman
Llama Llama Misses Mama by Ann Dewdney

Music
Shake It Off by Rockabye Baby
Pass The Bean Bag by Georgiana Stewart
Bean Bag Rock by Georgiana Stewart
Walk The Llama Llama from The Emperor’s New Groove

Yoga Pose of the Week: Llama
Turn around and put one foot forward and one back. Lift up your arms like a very long llama’s neck. Munch munch munch some grass all the way down to the floor.

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: A Fly Is On My Toes
To the Tune of: The Farmer and the Dell
A fly is on my toes, a fly is on my toes
High ho, just watch me blow
A fly is on my knee.
But now that fly is on my……..
(Knee, Elbow, Nose)
From Jbrary

Breathplay: Candle Breath
Bring your hands together in front of you, with your index fingers pointing up. Take a deep breath in, and as you blow out, gently blow out the flame in front of you without blowing it out. At the end you can pretend they’re birthday candles, blowing them all out.

Rhyme: Llama Llama
Llama, llama reach up high.
Llama, llama blink your eyes.
Llama, llama touch your toes.
Llama, llama wiggle your nose.
Llama, llama stomp and pout.
Llama, llama jump about.
Llama, llama clap your feet.
Llama, llama take a seat.

Movement Rhyme: Wave Goodbye
(Tune: Frère Jacques)
Goodbye friends, goodbye friends
Sing this tune, sing this tune,
It’s time to wave goodbye,
it’s time to wave goodbye
See you soon, see you soon.

Goodbye friends, goodbye friends
Close your eyes, close your eyes
Take a deep breathe in… (breathe in instead of repeating this line)
Now breathe out goodbye… (breathe out instead of repeating this line)

March 8, 2019 at 11:27 am Leave a comment

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