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Music and Movement – One Love

One Love Storytime with music from Bob Marley.

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Music & Movement – January 10, 2020

This week we stretched like a fox, played some jazzy instruments, and shook down the house!

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Music & Movement – November 8, 2019

Books

The Nuts Keep Rolling by Eric Litwin
This Book Just Ate My Dog by Richard Byrne

Music

“My Bonnie” by Jim Gill
“Roll With the Waves” by Eric Litwin
“Four Funky Fish” by Baby Loves Jazz (with Rhythm Sticks)

Yoga Pose of the Week: Bee (pose and breath)

Let’s pretend to be bees! Flutter your wings. Put up your antennae (raise arms up). Find a comfortable place to sit (wiggle arms up). Once you find your spot, land on the the ground. Lower your antennae to your ears. We’re going to take a deep breath in and when we exhale, let out a humming noise like a bee buzzing.

Yoga POse

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.

Rhythm Stick Rhyme
Bread and butter,
Marmalade and jam,
Let’s tap our sticks as nice as we can!

Other verses:
(quick, slow, quiet, loud, nice)

Put Your Hands Up High
Put your hands up high.
Put your hands down low.
Put your hands in the middle and wiggle just so.

Put your elbows in the front.
Put your elbows to the back.
Put your elbows to the side and quack, quack, quack!

Flip the Lid: Hand Brain Model

When we feel upset, angry, or overwhelmed, it’s important to take a moment to “put our lids back on”. Some ways you can help calm down are practicing yoga poses or other stretches, slowly counting to 10, and focusing on one thing at a time like the way your stomach moves in and out when you breath.

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)

November 8, 2019 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Music & Movement: November 1, 2019

Books
Dog’s Colorful Day by Emma Dodd
In the Middle of Fall by Kevin Henkes, illus. by Laura Dronzek

Music
“Let’s Get Started” by Merry Music Maker, Kids on the Move
“Run Baby Run” by Caspar Babypants
“Shake Your Scarves” by Johnette Downing, The Second Line
“Hands Are for Clapping” by Jim Gill, Jim Gill Sings the Sneezing Song and Other Contagious Tunes
“Row, Row, Row Your Boat” by Rob Newhouse, Songs for Wiggleworms
“Popcorn” by Joanie Leeds, I’m a Rock Star

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: Autumn Leaves
Tune: London Bridge
Autumn leaves are falling down,
Falling down, falling down!
Autumn leaves are falling down,
Falling on the ground.
Autumn leaves are whirling round . . . Whirling all around
Raking up the autumn leaves . . . Then we toss them high!

Play down low, Play really fast, Play really slow

Rhyme: 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

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: Tree
Bring one foot on top of the other on top of your heel, and your hands together at your heart, then grow your tree nice and tall. Can I blow you down? Let’s see! Try it with your breath.

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Music and Movement

October 11, 2019

Friendship!

Books
Just Right for Two by Tracey Corderoy and Rosalind Beardshaw
The Friend Ship by Kat Yeh

Music
“Jumping and Counting” by Jim Gill
“I Know A Chicken” by The Laurie Berkner Band
“Alabama Mississippi” by Jim Gill

Yoga Pose of the Week: Mouse

Image result for mouse yoga pose

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

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.

Breathplay:
Open Them, Shut Them

Open and shut them, open and shut them 
Give a little clap, clap, clap
Open and shut them, open and shut them
Put them in your lap

Creep them, creep them
Creep them, creep them
Right up to your chin
Open up your little mouth
But do not let them in! (shake finger ‘no’)

Open and shut them, open and shut them
Give a little clap, clap, clap
Open and shut them, open and shut them
And put them in your lap

Prop Song:
Rhyme: Little Mouse
Little mouse, little mouse,
Are you in the ______ house?

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)

October 11, 2019 at 9:55 am Leave a comment

Music & Movement – October 4, 2019

Books

How Do You Dance by Thyra Heder
That’s How! by Christoph Niemann

Music

“Spaghetti Legs” by Jim Gill
“Dance, Freeze, Melt” by Eric Litwin
“Popcorn Calling Me” by Laurie Berkner (with Shaker Eggs)
“In and Out the Window” by Anne Marie Akin (Circle Time Activity with Stretchy Band)

Yoga Pose of the Week: Hot Air Balloon

Let’s go on a hot air balloon trip together! Step inside, have a seat, and get comfortable. We have to blow up our hot air balloon now! Once your balloon is full, let the wind take you back and forth. What do you see down there?

Hot Air Balloon

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.

Shaker Egg Rhyme
Pop, pop, pop, put the corn in the pot.
Pop, pop, pop, shake it shake it ‘til it’s hot.
Pop, pop, pop, lift the lid and what have you got?!

Popcorn!!

Little Clapping Mouse
Behind the tree (clap, clap)
And under the house (clap, clap)
There lived a teeny (clap, clap)
Tiny mouse (clap, clap)

She loved to sing (clap, clap)
She loved to tap (clap, clap)
But most of all (clap, clap)
She loved to clap (clap, clap)

She clapped all night (clap, clap)
She clapped all day (clap, clap)
She clapped to frighten (clap, clap)
The cat away (a lot of claps)

Flip the Lid: Hand Brain Model

When we feel upset, angry, or overwhelmed, it’s important to take a moment to “put our lids back on”. Some ways you can help calm down are practicing yoga poses or other stretches, slowly counting to 10, and focusing on one thing at a time like the way your stomach moves in and out when you breath.

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)

October 4, 2019 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

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