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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!”

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November 10, 2017 at 10:11 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

Music & Movement – October 27, 2017

Book

Rabbit and the Not-So-Big Wolf  by Michaël Escoffier
After the Fall  by Dan Santat
The ABCs of Yoga for Kids  by Teresa Anne Power

Music

“Reach the Ceiling” from Toddlers on Parade
“Hop Like a Bunny” by Toddlers On Parade
“Nursery Rhyme Tap” by Pam Schiller
“Do the Bird” by Jack Grunsky

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: Two Little Feet
Two little feet go tap, tap, tap.

Two little hands go clap, clap, clap.
One little body twirls around.
One quiet body sits back down.

Rhythm Sticks Song: Tick Tock
Tick tock, tick tock goes the clock.
Waiting for someone to knock, knock, knock.
My oh my it’s a…
(cat, bunny, duck, walrus)

Movement Rhyme: Humpty Dumpty
Rock and rock and rock on the wall.
Rock and rock I hope we don’t fall.
Humpty Dumpty Sat on the wall.
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the King’s horses and all the King’s men,
Couldn’t put Humpty together again.
CRACK!

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!”

October 27, 2017 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

Music & Movement – October 13, 2017

Books

Fly, Blanky, Fly by Anne Margaret Lewis, illus. by Elise Chavarri
Groovy Joe: Dance Party Countdown by Eric Litwin, illus. by Tom Lichtenheld

Music

“Let’s Get Started” by Merry Music Maker, Kids on the Move
“Shake With You” by Learning Groove, Bouncy Blue
“Old Man Wiggle” by Merry Music Maker, Big Time Fun
“Swing Your Partner” by Jim Gill, Jim Gill Sings Moving Rhythms for Modern Times
“Hokey Pokey” by Stacy Buehler, Songs for Wiggleworms

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: Dance Your Fingers
Dance your fingers up
Dance your fingers downDance your fingers to the side
Dance them all around. Dance them on our shoulders
Dance them on your head Dance them on your tummy
And put them all to bed.

Shaker Song: Everyone Can Shake
Everyone can shake, shake, shake
Everyone can shake, shake, shake
Everyone can shake, shake, shake
And then we make a stop
Tap, wave

Movement Rhyme: Clap Your Hands
Clap your hands, clap your hands, clap them just like me.
Touch your shoulders, touch your shoulders, touch them just like me.
Tap your knees, tap your knees, tap them just like me.
Shake your head, shake your head, shake it just like me.
Sit, sit, sit right down, sit right down like me.
Fold your hands, fold your hands and let them quiet be.

Song: ABCs
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 Z

Now I know my ABCs,
Next time won’t you . . .
Clap, Jump, Stomp
With me!

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!”

October 13, 2017 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Music & Movement – September 29, 2017

Books

Tree by Britta Teckentrup
Hop, Hop, Jump! by Lauren Thompson, illus. by Jarrett J. Krosoczka

Music

“Warm-Up Time” from Action Songs for Preschoolers
“Shake Your Scarves” by Johnette Downing, The Second Line
“Clap Your Hands” by Lisa Yves, Jazz for Kids
“My Ups and Downs” by Jim Gill, Jim Gill Sings Do Re Me on His Toe Leg Knee
“Stop & Go” by Greg & Steve, Shake, Rattle & Rock

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

Scarf Song: Autumn Leaves
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!

Movement Rhyme: Run in Place
Run in place,
Turn around,
Flap your arms,
Now sit right down.
Put your finger on your nose,
And wiggle it around,
Put your finger on your lips,
And make this sound, “Shh.”

Song: Itsy Bitsy Spider
The itsy bitsy spider went up the water spout
Down came the rain and washed the spider out
Out came the sun and dried up all the rain
And the itsy bitsy spider went up the spout again

The great big hairy spider . . .
The very slow spider
The very fast spider

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!”

September 29, 2017 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Music & Movement – Sept. 8 , 2017

Books

Confiscated by Susan Kaufman
Where’s My T.R.U.C.K? by Karen Beaumont
The ABC’s of Yoga For Kids by Teresa Anne Powers

Music

Stretch! by Dragon Tales
I’ll Spell it Out for You by Jim Gill
Sharing by Georgiana Stewart

Activities

Movement Props:
We tapped with instruments.

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Welcome 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 Song:
If you’re ready to get started
clap your hands.
If you’re ready to get started
stomp your feet.
Clap your hands and stomp your feet.
Make your hands all nice and neat.
If you’re ready to get started take a seat

Movement Song: 
Tap your instrument,
tap your instrument
1,2,3, 1,2,3
Can you tap your instrument,
can you tap your instrument?
Just like me, just like me?
Tap your instrument,
tap your instrument.
Way up high, way up high.
Now bend down, now bend down.
Tap the ground, tap the ground.

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!”

September 8, 2017 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

Music & Movement – April 21, 2017

Books

Who Ate All the Cookie Dough? by Karen Beaumont, illus. by Eugene Yelchin
The Seals on the Bus by Lenny Hort, illus. by G. Brian Karas

Music

“Let’s Get Started” by Merry Music Maker, Kids on the Move
“Jump, Jump, Jump” by Sue Schnitzer, Wiggle and Whirl
“Song About Slow, Song About Fast” by Hap Palmer, Walter the Waltzing Worm
“Skip to My Lou” by Kathy Reid-Naiman, Tickles and Tunes

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
Reach for the ceiling
Lift your arms way up high,
Wave them, wave them in the sky.
Reach way down and touch your toes.
Wiggle your elbows, 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.

Scarf Song: We Wave Our Scarves Together
Tune: The Bear Went Over the Mountain
We wave our scarves together (3 times)
Because it’s fun to do
We wave them up high
We wave them down low
We wave them in the middle
Because it’s fun to do

We throw our scarves together (3 times)
We throw them up high
We throw them down low
We throw them in the middle
Because it’s fun to do

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.

Sit, sit, sit back down
Sit back on the ground.
Open your arms, now tuck them in
Now don’t make a sound.

Song: Jenny Works With One Hammer
Jenny works with one hammer
One hammer, one hammer
Jenny works with one hammer
Jenny works with two

Jenny works with five hammers . . . Jenny’s work is done!

Song: Looby-Loo
Chorus:
Here we go looby-loo
Here we go looby-light
Here we go looby-loo
All on a Saturday night
(Sing twice)

You put your right hand in
You take your right hand out
You give your hand a shake, shake, shake
And turn yourself about
(Left hand)

Chorus
Right leg, left leg
Chorus
Head, whole self

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!”

April 21, 2017 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

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