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Toddler Storytime- Hair & Mustaches

October 26, 2017

Books:
Mustache Baby by Bridget Heos
Book-o-beards: A Wearable Book by Donald Lemke
Hair by Leslie Patricelli

Felt Story:  Mr. Lou’s Mustache
There once lived a man named Mr. Lou,
He had a mustache that grew, and grew, and GREW!
On Monday it was as tiny as his nose,
On Tuesday it was as wide as his smile.
On Wednesday it stretched as far as his ears.
On Thursday it was as wide as his shoulders!
But on Friday Mr. Lou caught the flu… ACHOOO!
and off went the mustache into the air as it flew, flew, FLEW!

Songs:
Pig On Her Head” by Laurie Berkner Band
Stop & Go” by Greg & Steve (We danced with shakers)

Letter of the Week:
This week we are learning about the letter Hh.

Songs & Rhymes:

Opening Song: Hello Friends
(Sung with American Sign Language)
Hello friends,
hello friends,
hello friends,
it’s time to say hello.

Song Cube:
• I’m a Little Teapot
• ABC’s
• Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
• The Itsy Bitsy Spider
• B.I.N.G.O.
• Wheels on the Bus

Transition Rhyme
Everyone can
March, march, march
March, march, march
March, march, march Everyone can
March, march, march
Now it’s time to stop.
(clap, sit)

Closing Song: Goodbye Friends
(Sung with American Sign Language)
Goodbye friends,
goodbye friends,
goodbye friends,
it’s time to say goodbye.

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October 26, 2017 at 2:39 pm Leave a comment

Toddler Storytime- Trains

October 19, 2017

Books:
Trains! by Judy Abbot
Freight Train by Donald Crews

Felt Story: Engine

Songs:
Engine, Engine” by Bob McGarth
The Wheels are Rolling” by Kathy Reid-Naiman (We danced with shakers)

Letter of the Week:
This week we are learning about the letter Gg.

Songs & Rhymes:

Opening Song: Hello Friends
(Sung with American Sign Language)
Hello friends,
hello friends,
hello friends,
it’s time to say hello.

Song Cube:
• I’m a Little Teapot
• ABC’s
• Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
• The Itsy Bitsy Spider
• B.I.N.G.O.
• Wheels on the Bus

Transition Rhyme
Everyone can
March, march, march
March, march, march
March, march, march Everyone can
March, march, march
Now it’s time to stop.
(clap, sit)

Closing Song: Goodbye Friends
(Sung with American Sign Language)
Goodbye friends,
goodbye friends,
goodbye friends,
it’s time to say goodbye.

October 19, 2017 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

Toddler Storytime- Getting Dressed

October 12, 2017

Books:
Naked! by Michael Ian Black
Maggie and Michael Get Dressed by Denise Fleming

Felt Story: Getting Dressed
Take Away Tip: Playing is important. In this felt story we pretended to put on our clothes. This type of play helps expand the imagination and think outside of the box.

Songs:
What Are You Wearing” by Hap Palmer
Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes” by  Joe York 
“Bean Bag Rock” by Various Artists (We danced with bean bags!)

Letter of the Week:
This week we are learning about the letter Ff.

Songs & Rhymes:

Opening Song: Hello Friends
(Sung with American Sign Language)
Hello friends,
hello friends,
hello friends,
it’s time to say hello.

Song Cube:
• I’m a Little Teapot
• ABC’s
• Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
• The Itsy Bitsy Spider
• B.I.N.G.O.
• Wheels on the Bus

Transition Rhyme
Everyone can
March, march, march
March, march, march
March, march, march Everyone can
March, march, march
Now it’s time to stop.
(clap, sit)

Closing Song: Goodbye Friends
(Sung with American Sign Language)
Goodbye friends,
goodbye friends,
goodbye friends,
it’s time to say goodbye.

October 16, 2017 at 1:20 pm Leave a comment

Toddler Storytime- Rhythm

October 5, 2017

Books:
I Got the Rhythm by Connie Schofield-Morrison
Raccoon Tune by Nancy Shaw

Felt Story: What Comes Next? (An AB Pattern Story)
Take Away Tip: Pattern recognition helps identify syllables in words.

Songs:
Shake a Leg” by Norman Foote
Twirl Those Ribbons” by Pam Schiller (We danced with ribbons)

Letter of the Week:
This week we are learning about the letter Ee.

Songs & Rhymes:

Opening Song: Hello Friends
(Sung with American Sign Language)
Hello friends,
hello friends,
hello friends,
it’s time to say hello.

Song Cube:
• I’m a Little Teapot
• ABC’s
• Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
• The Itsy Bitsy Spider
• B.I.N.G.O.
• Wheels on the Bus

Transition Rhyme
Everyone can
March, march, march
March, march, march
March, march, march Everyone can
March, march, march
Now it’s time to stop.
(clap, sit)

Closing Song: Goodbye Friends
(Sung with American Sign Language)
Goodbye friends,
goodbye friends,
goodbye friends,
it’s time to say goodbye.

October 16, 2017 at 1:13 pm Leave a comment

Toddler Storytime- Autumn

September 28, 2017

Books:
In the Middle of Fall by Kevin Henkes
Hiding Phil by Eric Barclay

Felt Story: Five Little Pumpkins
Take Away Tip: Counting individual objects as you say each new number teaches children one-to-one correspondence.

Songs:
“The Apple Tree” by Carol Peterson, H.U.M. – Highly Usable Music, All Year Long!
I Can Shake My Shaker Egg” by Eric Litwin, Rockin’ Red (We danced with shakers!)

Letter of the Week:
This week we are learning about the letter Dd.

Songs & Rhymes:

Opening Song: Hello Friends
(Sung with American Sign Language)
Hello friends,
hello friends,
hello friends,
it’s time to say hello.

Song Cube:
• I’m a Little Teapot
• ABC’s
• Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
• The Itsy Bitsy Spider
• B.I.N.G.O.
• Wheels on the Bus

Transition Rhyme
Everyone can
March, march, march
March, march, march
March, march, march Everyone can
March, march, march
Now it’s time to stop.
(clap, sit)

Closing Song: Goodbye Friends
(Sung with American Sign Language)
Goodbye friends,
goodbye friends,
goodbye friends,
it’s time to say goodbye.

September 28, 2017 at 5:49 pm Leave a comment

Toddler Storytime- Pirates

September 21, 2017

Books:
Bubble Bath Pirates by Jannett J. Krosoczka
Twenty-six Pirates by Dave Horowitz

Felt Story: Five Pirates on a Treasure Chest
Take Away Tip: Counting objects with your children helps teach one-to-one correspondence (relating one number with one object).

Songs:
The Pirate Song” by Carole Peterson
Row, Row, Row Your Boat” by Various Artists, Kidsongs: My Favorite Kidsongs Collection Disc 2 (We danced with rhythm sticks)

Letter of the Week:
This week we are learning about the letter Cc.

Songs & Rhymes:

Opening Song: Hello Friends
(Sung with American Sign Language)
Hello friends,
hello friends,
hello friends,
it’s time to say hello.

Song Cube:
• I’m a Little Teapot
• ABC’s
• Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
• The Itsy Bitsy Spider
• B.I.N.G.O.
• Wheels on the Bus

Transition Rhyme
Everyone can
March, march, march
March, march, march
March, march, march Everyone can
March, march, march
Now it’s time to stop.
(clap, sit)

Closing Song: Goodbye Friends
(Sung with American Sign Language)
Goodbye friends,
goodbye friends,
goodbye friends,
it’s time to say goodbye.

September 21, 2017 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

Toddler Storytime- Friendship

September 14, 2017

Books:
Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems
I Got a New Friend by Karl Newsom Edwards

Felt Story: Little Fox
Take Away Tip: Talk about directions. Use physical descriptions of the world around us to help develop spatial thinking. Ex: through, next to, above, below.

Songs:
The Wheels on the Bus” by Merry Music Makers
All My Friends Are Different”by Yo Gabba Gabba (We danced with shakers)

Letter of the Week:
This week we are learning about the letter Bb.

Songs & Rhymes:

Opening Song: Hello Friends
(Sung with American Sign Language)
Hello friends,
hello friends,
hello friends,
it’s time to say hello.

Song Cube:
• I’m a Little Teapot
• ABC’s
• Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
• The Itsy Bitsy Spider
• B.I.N.G.O.
• Wheels on the Bus

Transition Rhyme
Everyone can
March, march, march
March, march, march
March, march, march Everyone can
March, march, march
Now it’s time to stop.
(clap, sit)

Closing Song: Goodbye Friends
(Sung with American Sign Language)
Goodbye friends,
goodbye friends,
goodbye friends,
it’s time to say goodbye.

September 14, 2017 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

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