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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)

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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

Music & Movement – September 20, 2019

Books

Hickory Dickory Dock by Keith Baker
There Was an Old Women Who Lived in a Shoe by Jane Cabrera

Music

“My Energy” by Laurie Berkner
“Mouse in My Toolbox” by Laurie Berkner
“Hickory Dickory Dock” by Baby Loves Jazz (with Rhythm Sticks)
“Stick to the Glue” by Jim Gill

Yoga Pose of the Week: Clock Stretch

Sit on the floor with your legs apart. Reach your arms up high pretending they are arms of a clock. Count to twelve moving your arms in the shape of a clock. Now put your arms to the side and tick them back and forth.

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
Tick tock, tick tock goes the clock
Waiting for someone to knock, knock, knock
My oh my
It’s a cat!

bunny, duck, walrus, unicorn, robot

Shoe Song
I have loud shoes, how about you?
I have loud shoes, how about you?
I have loud shoes, how about you?
Stomp your shoes like I do!

I have stinky shoes, how about you?
I have stinky shoes, how about you?
I have stinky shoes, how about you?
Wiggle your shoes like I do!

I have two shoes, how about you?
I have two shoes, how about you?
I have two shoes, how about you?
Touch your shoes like I do!

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)

September 20, 2019 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Music & Movement: September 13, 2019

Books

Pete the Cat and the Perfect Pizza Party by Kimberly & James Dean
Plinka Plinka Shake Shake by Emma Garcia

Music

“Glad to See You” by Peter Allard, Sing It! Say It! Stamp It! Sway It! Vol. 2
“Bluegrass Jamboree” by Hap Palmer, So Big
“Rock and Roll Freeze Dance” by Hap Palmer, So Big

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: If You Like Music and You Know It
If you like music and you know it, play up high
If you like music and you know it, play up high
If you like music and you know it, and you really want to show it
If you like music and you know it, play up high

Play down low, Play really fast, Play really slow

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: Cat
Get down on the floor on all fours, then arch your back and look at your belly button.

September 13, 2019 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

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)

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

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