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

Baby Time: October 25, 2017

Books

Piggies in the Pumpkin Patch by Mary Peterson & Jennifer Rofe
Blue Sky by Audrey Wood

Music

“Bubble Bath” by Joanie Bartels, Bathtime Magic

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

Apple Tree
Way up high in an apple tree
Two little apples did I see
So I shook that tree as hard as I could
Down came the apples
Mmm, they were good

Bounce Me
Bounce me, bounce me, on your knees
Bounce me, bounce me, pretty please
Bounce me here
Bounce me there
Bounce me, bounce me, everywhere!

Gray Squirrel
Gray squirrel, gray squirrel, swing your busy tail (repeat)
Wrinkle up your little nose
Hold a nut between your toes (tickle)
Gray squirrel, gray squirrel, swing your busy tail
Can use other parts of body (under arms, in the belly)

Jack Be Nimble
Jack be nimble
Jack be quick
Jack jump over the candlestick
Jack be nimble
Jack be spry
Jack jump over the apple pie
Jack be nimble
Jack jump high
Jack fly up into the sky

October 25, 2017 at 10:00 am 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

Baby Time: October 18, 2017

Books

Baby Loves by Michael Lawrence, illus. by Adrian Reynolds
5 Little Ducks by Denise Fleming

Music

“Mr. Sun” by Raffi, Singable Songs for the Very Young
“Shakin’ Everywhere” by Jim Gill, Jim Gill’s Irrational Anthem and More Salutes to Nonsense

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

Apple Tree
Way up high in an apple tree
Two little apples did I see
So I shook that tree as hard as I could
Down came the apples
Mmm, they were good

Bounce Me
Bounce me, bounce me, on your knees
Bounce me, bounce me, pretty please
Bounce me here
Bounce me there
Bounce me, bounce me, everywhere!

Gray Squirrel
Gray squirrel, gray squirrel, swing your busy tail (repeat)
Wrinkle up your little nose
Hold a nut between your toes (tickle)
Gray squirrel, gray squirrel, swing your busy tail
Can use other parts of body (under arms, in the belly)

Pease Porridge Hot
Pease porridge hot!
Pease porridge cold!
Pease porridge in the pot
Nine days old.
Some like it hot,
Some like it cold,
I like it in the pot
Nine days old!

The Rattle Song
Tune: London Bridge
Shake it high and shake it low.
Shake it high. Shake it low.
Shake it high and shake it low.
That’s how the rattle goes.
Shake it fast and shake it slow.
Shake it fast. Shake it slow.
Shake it fast and shake it slow.
That’s how the rattle goes

October 18, 2017 at 10:00 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

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

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