Back to the Library Storytime

Tuesday, Sept 5th, 2017

Books

Lola Loves Stories by Anna McQuinn
A Library Book for Bear by Bonnie Becker
Otto the Book Bear by Katie Cleminson
Music

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes by the Wiggles Toot! Toot!
Rhythm in the Scarves by Johnette Downing – The Second Line

 Activities

Craft:
We made a book and decorated a pencil

Songs & Rhymes

Song: If You’re Wearing….[Red, Black, etc.] (Tune: “Happy and You Know It”)

(Do the moves along with the song)

If you are wearing red, shake your head
If you are wearing red, shake your head
If you are wearing red
Then please shake your head
If you are wearing red, shake your head
If you are wearing blue, touch your shoe …
If you are wearing green, bow to the queen …
If you are wearing yellow, shake like Jell-O…
If you are wearing black, pat your back …
If you are wearing brown, turn around…

 

 

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September 7, 2017 at 5:10 pm Leave a comment

Toddler Storytime- Animals

Books:
Feathers and Hair What Animals Wear by Jennifer Ward
Wild About Us! by Karen Karen Beaumont

Felt Story: Animal Matching
Take Away Tip: Incorporating sorting and matching everyday helps improve children’s brain development.
Help children compare and contrast objects you see or use everyday.

Songs:
Up, Down, Turn Around” by Carol Hammett/Elaine Bueffel
You’re An Animal Too” by Anna Moo
Wildy and Woolly”
by Johnette Downing (We danced with scarves)

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

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 7, 2017 at 10:05 am Leave a comment

Baby Time: September 6, 2017

Books

Overboard! by Sarah Weeks, illus. by Sam Williams
Goodnight World by Debi Gliori

Music

“Sodeo” by Raffi, More Singable Songs

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

The Beehive
Here is the beehive. (close fist)
Where are the bees?
Hidden away where nobody sees.
Watch as they come out of their hive. (extend fingers as you count)
One, two, three, four, five!
They’re alive! (shake fingers or tickle child’s belly)
BUZZZZZZZ.

Acka Backa
Acka-backa soda cracker, acka-backa boo
Acka-backa soda cracker, I love you.
Acka-backa soda cracker, acka-backa boo
Acka-backa soda cracker, up goes you! (lift up)
BIG HUG!

Additional verse:
Acka-backa soda cracker, acka-backa boo
Acka-backa soda cracker, we’ll sing a song or two

Cheek, Chin
Cheek, chin, cheek, chin, cheek, chin, nose!
Cheek, chin, cheek, chin, cheek, chin, toes!
Cheek, chin, cheek, chin, up baby goes!

Bicycle
(Baby lies on back with legs in air – parent rotates legs)
I have a little bicycle
I ride it to and fro
And when I see that big green light
I know it’s time to go
I have a little bicycle
I bought it at the shop
And when I see that big red light
I know it’s time to stop!

Mary Wore Her Red Dress
Mary wore her red dress
Red dress, red dress
Mary wore her red dress
All day long
Use kids’ names and items/colors that they are wearing
This is a great song to integrate into your daily routine (you can change articles of clothing to other things)

The Laundry Shakes
Jbrary’s version
Oh, the walrus washes his winter coat
Down by the wavy ocean.
He adds some water and he adds some soap
Dnd he waits…and he waits…and he waits.

Then the laundry shakes, shakes, shakes
The laundry shakes and shakes and shakes
The laundry shakes, shakes, shakes until it’s clean.
The laundry shakes, shakes, shakes
The laundry shakes and shakes and shakes
The laundry shakes, shakes, shakes
Until it’s clean.

Verses: The laundry spins, spins, spins

September 5, 2017 at 3:05 pm Leave a comment

Baby Time: August 2, 2017

Books

A Band of Babies by Carole Gerber, illus. by Jane Dyer
Someone’s Sleepy by Deborah Lee Rose, illus. by Dan Andreasen

Music

“Are You Sleeping?” from Songs for Wiggleworms

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

Wiggle Song
Tune: The Bear Went Over the Mountain
My hands are starting to wiggle,
My hands are starting to wiggle,
My hands are starting to wiggle,
Around and around and around.

I’ll Drive a Dump Truck
I’ll drive a dump truck, dump truck, dump truck
I’ll drive a dump truck all day long
(Continue with: school bus, airplane, fire truck, choo choo train, tugboat, etc.)

Slowly, Slowly
Slowly, slowly, very slowly (creep fingers up baby’s leg)
Creeps the little snail
Slowly, slowly, very slowly (arm)
Up the wooden rail
Quickly, quickly, very quickly (tickle all over)
Runs the little mouse
Quickly, quickly, very quickly (dance fingers over tummy)
All around the house

This Little Piggy
This little piggy went to market,
This little piggy stayed at home.
This little piggy had roast beef,
This little piggy had none.
And this little piggy went “Wee wee wee” all the way home

August 2, 2017 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Baby Time: July 26, 2017

Books

My Little Fox by Rick Chrustowski
Stanley the Builder by William Bee

Music

“Itsy Bitsy Spider” by Sue Schnitzer, Wiggle & Whirl: Clap and Nap
“Let’s Dance Now” by Jim Gill, Jim Gill Makes It Noise in Boise, Idaho

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

Wiggle Song
Tune: The Bear Went Over the Mountain
My hands are starting to wiggle,
My hands are starting to wiggle,
My hands are starting to wiggle,
Around and around and around.

I’ll Drive a Dump Truck
I’ll drive a dump truck, dump truck, dump truck
I’ll drive a dump truck all day long
(Continue with: school bus, airplane, fire truck, choo choo train, tugboat, etc.)

Slowly, Slowly
Slowly, slowly, very slowly (creep fingers up baby’s leg)
Creeps the little snail
Slowly, slowly, very slowly (arm)
Up the wooden rail
Quickly, quickly, very quickly (tickle all over)
Runs the little mouse
Quickly, quickly, very quickly (dance fingers over tummy)
All around the house

This Little Piggy
This little piggy went to market,
This little piggy stayed at home.
This little piggy had roast beef,
This little piggy had none.
And this little piggy went “Wee wee wee” all the way home

Roly Poly
Tune: Frere Jacques
Roly, poly, roly, poly (roll scarf in wheel motion)
Up and down, up and down (lift scarf up and down)
Roly, roly, poly, roly, roly, poly
Up and down, up and down

July 26, 2017 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Baby Time: July 19, 2017

Books

Machines at Work by Byron Barton
Dump Trucks by Charles Lennie

Music

“Fish Dance” by Johnette Downing, Music Time

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

Did You Ever See a Worker?
Did you ever see a carpenter, a carpenter, a carpenter? (rock baby side to side)
Did you ever see a carpenter saw this way and that?
Saw this way and that way and this way and that way?
Did you ever see a carpenter saw this way and that?
Painter – brush (lift baby or arms up and down)
Driver – steer (rock side to side)
Digger – dig (move arms in digging motion)
Crane – reach (reach arms up high)
Mixer – mix (roll baby’s arms)

Wiggle Song
Tune: The Bear Went Over the Mountain
My hands are starting to wiggle,
My hands are starting to wiggle,
My hands are starting to wiggle,
Around and around and around.

I’ll Drive a Dump Truck
I’ll drive a dump truck, dump truck, dump truck
I’ll drive a dump truck all day long
(Continue with: school bus, airplane, fire truck, choo choo train, tugboat, etc.)

Slowly, Slowly
Slowly, slowly, very slowly (creep fingers up baby’s leg)
Creeps the little snail
Slowly, slowly, very slowly (arm)
Up the wooden rail
Quickly, quickly, very quickly (tickle all over)
Runs the little mouse
Quickly, quickly, very quickly (dance fingers over tummy)
All around the house

This Little Piggy
This little piggy went to market,
This little piggy stayed at home.
This little piggy had roast beef,
This little piggy had none.
And this little piggy went “Wee wee wee” all the way home

Ten Little Fishies
One little, two little, three little fishes,
Four little, five little, six little fishes,
Seven little, eight little, nine little fishes,
Ten little fishes swimming.

Ten little, nine little, eight little fishes,
Seven little, six little, five little fishes,
Four little, three little, two little fishes,
One little fish is swimming.

July 19, 2017 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Baby Time: July 12, 2017

Books

Good Night Like This by Mary Murphy
My Bus by Byron Barton

Music

“If You’re Happy and You Know It” by The Learning Groove, Yummy Yellow
“La Bamba” by The Learning Groove, Perfectly Purple

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

Bees & Flowers
Tune: Row, Row, Row Your Boat
Buzz, buzz, busy bee
Zipping all around
Looking for a flower friend
Waiting to be found
(Keep “flower” finger behind back until time to come out, have bee land on flower)

A Hippopotamus Got on the City Bus
A hip, a hip, a hippopotamus
Got on, got on, got on a city bus
And all, and all, and all the people said
You’re squishing us
A cow, a cow, a cow got on the city bus
And all, and all, and all the people said
Moooooove over
A sheep, a sheep, a sheep got on the bus
And all, and all, and all the people said
Baaaaaack up

Cranes
Cranes reach up
Cranes reach down
Cranes reach out
And all around

Baby Put Your Pants On
Tune: Shortenin’ Bread
(can add verses by substituting different pieces of clothing/body parts)
Baby put your pants on, pants on, pants on (wiggle baby’s legs)
Baby put your pants on, 1, 2, 3 (hold up fingers as you count)
Baby put your pants on, pants on, pants on (wiggle baby’s legs)
Baby put your pants on, 1, 2, 3 (hold up fingers as you count)
Leg to the left (wiggle left leg)
Leg to the right (wiggle right leg)
Wiggle and jiggle and pull them up tight (wiggle baby’s legs)
Leg to the left (wiggle left leg)
Leg to the right (wiggle right leg)
Wiggle and jiggle and pull them up tight (wiggle baby’s legs)
Baby put your pants on, pants on, pants on (wiggle baby’s legs)
Baby put your pants on, 1, 2, 3 (hold up fingers as you count)

Play Your Instrument
Tune: Frere Jacques
Play your instrument, play your instrument
One, two, three, one two three
Can you play a song, can you play a song?
Just like me, just like me
Play your instrument, way up high, now bend down, play down low

July 12, 2017 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

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