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Baby Time: February 12th, 2014

Books
One Blue Fish by Charles Reasoner

Music
Most Fish Swim by Johnette Downing, Fins and Grins
The Goldfish by Laurie Berkner, Victor Vito

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Five Little Froggies
Five little froggies sitting on a well (bounce baby)
One looked up and down he fell (tip baby over)
Froggies jumped high (lift baby up)
Froggies jumped low (bring baby down)
Froggies dancing to and fro (wiggle)

My Pony Macaroni
(Bounce child on knees)
I have a little pony,
His name is Mararoni.
He trots and trots and then he STOPS. (pause)
My funny little pony,
Mac-a-roni!

Did You Ever See a Fishy?
Sway back and forth
Did you ever see a fishy, a fishy, a fishy?
Did you ever see a fishy swim this way and that?
Swim this way and that way, And this way and that way.
Did you ever see a fishy swim this way and that?

Yes, I’ve seen a fishy, a fishy, a fishy.
Yes, I’ve seen a fishy swim this way and that.
Swim this way and that way, And this way and that way.
Yes, I’ve seen a fishy swim this way and that.

This is Big, Big, Big
This is big big big (Hold arms out to side)
This is small small small (Cup hands together)
This is short short short (Hold hands with palms facing each other)
This is tall tall tall (Reach one hand above head)
This is fast fast fast (Circle fists quickly)
This is slow slow slow (Circle fists slowly)
This is yes yes yes (Nod)
This is no no no (Shake head)

February 12, 2014 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

Monsters Oh My!

October 30, 2012

Books
The Monster Who Lost His Mean By Tiffany Strelitz Haber
The Monster At the End of This Book By Jon Stone
Go Away Big Green Monster! by Edward Emberley
What Am I? Halloween By Anne Margaret Lewis

Music
“Dem Bones” from Spooky Favorites

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays
Movement Rhyme: What Do Monsters Do?
What do monsters do?
They stretch up high and touch their toes.
What do monsters do?
They comb their purple hair.
What do monsters do?
They stick out their green tongues.
What do monsters do?
They brush their teeth with a broom.
What do monsters do?
They shake their bright blue arms.
What do monsters do?
They wiggle their orange ears.
Boy, am I glad that I’m not a monster!

Movement Song: One Little Monster
One little, two little,
Three little monsters
Four little, five little,
Six little monsters
Seven little, eight little,
Nine little monsters
Ten of them can’t scare me!

Jump, jump, jump, jump, jump little monsters.
Jump, jump, jump, jump, jump little monsters.
Jump, jump, jump, jump, jump little monsters.
Spin around and count backwards from 10!

Ten little, nine little,
Eight little monsters
Seven little, six little,
Five little monsters,
Four little, three little,
Two little monsters,
One of them can’t scare me!

Jump, jump, jump, jump, jump little monsters.
Jump, jump, jump, jump, jump little monsters.
Jump, jump, jump, jump, jump little monsters.
Spin around and sit back down!

Movement Rhyme: Open Shut Them
Open, shut them.
Open, shut them.
Give a little clap.
Open, shut them.
Open, shut them.
Put them in your lap.
Creep them, creep them up to your chin.
Open your mouth, but do not let them in!
Open, shut them.
Open, shut them.
Put them in your lap.

Movement Rhyme: Monster Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes

Monster head, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes.
Monster head, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes.
Monster eyes and ears and mouth and nose.
Monster head, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes!

Movement Rhyme: Monster Monster
Monster, monster, turn around.
Monster, monster, touch the ground.
Monster, monster, reach up high.
Monster, monster, squint your eyes.
Monster, monster, show your teeth.
Monster, monster, stamp your feet.
Monster, monster sit right down.
Monster, monster clap your hands.
Monster, monster quiet please.

October 30, 2012 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

In The Garden

April 17, 2012

Books
My Garden By Kevin Henkes
Who Hops? By Katie Davis
A Handful of Sunshine: Growing a Sunflower by Melanie Eclare

Music
“Shake Your Scarves” from The Second Line” Scarf Activity Songs By Johnette Downing

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays
Movement Song: We Are Gardeners
(tune: Farmer in the Dell)
We all plant the seeds
We all plant the seeds
Heigh ho the derry-o
We all plant the seeds
Bend down to plant seeds

The sun comes out to shine
The sun comes out to shine
Heigh ho the derry-o
The sun comes out to shine
Circle arms over head

The rain starts to fall
The rain starts to fall
Heigh ho the derry-o
The rain starts to fall
Use fingers to simulate rain falling

The seeds start to grow
The seeds start to grow
Heigh ho the derry-o
The seeds start to grow
Put hand through other hand to mimic plant coming out of soil

We skip through the flowers
We skip through the flowers
Heigh ho the derry-o
We skip through the flowers.

Fingerplay: Ten Little Fingers
I have ten little fingers
And they all belong to me.
I can make them do things,
Would you like to see?
I can shut them up tight.
Or open them wide.
I can put them together,
Or make them all hide.
I can make them jump up high,
Or make them go low.
I can fold them up quietly,
And sit just so!

Movement Song: 10 Little Bunnies
1 little, 2 little, 3 little bunnies,
4 little, 5 little, 6 little bunnies,
7 little, 8 little, 9 little bunnies,
10 little bunnies hopping up and down.

Hop, hop, hop little bunnies.
Hop, hop, hop little bunnies.
Hop, hop, hop little bunnies.
Do a spin and sit right down.

Puppet Theatre: There is something in my Garden
There’s something in my garden,
Now what can it be?
There’s something in my garden
That I can’t really see.
Hear its funny sound….
RIBBIT – RIBBIT – RIBBIT.
A FROG is what I found!
RIBBIT – RIBBIT – RIBBIT.

…Duck, Mouse, Lion.

April 17, 2012 at 10:00 am Leave a comment


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