Baby Time: April 12, 2017

Books

Who’s Hungry? by Dean Hacohen & Sherry Scharschmidt
My Heart Fills With Happiness by Monique Gray Smith, illus. by Julie Flett

Music

“Humpty Dumpty” from Wiggleworms Love You
“Milkshake Song” from Songs for Wiggleworms

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

Rain is Falling Down
Tune “Farmer in the Dell”
The rain is falling down. Splash! (flutter fingers down baby’s arms, swipe down legs on “splash” OR for older kids – flutter fingers down in the air, clap on “splash”)
The rain is falling down. Splash!
Pitter patter, pitter pat, (flutter fingers on baby’s body OR tap thighs)
The rain is falling down. Splash!
The sun is peeking out. Peek! (play peek a boo OR act as the sun)
The sun is peeking out. Peek!
Peeking here and peeking there,
The sun is peeking out. Peek!

Bouncing, Bouncing
Bouncing, bouncing, baby on my knee (they can use their baby’s name instead of “baby”)
Bouncing, bouncing 1 2 3! (lift or big bounce)
Clapping, clapping with baby on my knee
Clapping, clapping 1 2 3!
Hugging, hugging baby on my knee
Hugging, hugging 1 2 3!

Criss Cross Applesauce
Criss, cross, applesauce (draw x on child’s back)
Spiders running up your back (walk fingers up back)
Cool breeze (blow gently)
Tight squeeze (hug)
Now you’ve got the shivers! (tickle)

Charlie Chaplin
Charlie Chaplin went to France
To teach the ladies how to dance.
First he did the rumba, rumba, rumba (move baby’s legs in a circle)
Then he did the kicks, the kicks, the kicks (kick baby’s legs back and forth)
Then he did the samba, the samba, the samba, (move baby’s legs in a circle, the opposite direction)
Then he did the splits, the splits, the splits. (move baby’s legs apart)

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

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

Chicken and Egg Storytime

Tuesday, Apr 11th, 2017

Books

The Featherless Chicken by Chih-Yuan Chen
Chickens to the Rescue by John Himmelman
P. Zonka Lays an Egg by Julie Paschkis

Music

I Know a Chicken by Laurie Berkner – The Best of the Laurie Berkner Band
Put a Chicken on Your Head by Mr Eric and Mr Michael – Groovy Green

 Activities

Craft:
We made a cute chicken and filled it with eggs that we found on a scavenger hunt in the library.

Felt Board:
We did the rhyme ‘Hunting for Eggs’ on the felt board

Songs & Rhymes

Rhyme

Hunting for eggs
Under my bed,
I found one in a slipper,
And the egg was colored red.

Hunting for eggs,
Now I have two,
I found one in the closet,
And the egg was colored blue.

Hunting for eggs,
What a lucky fellow,
I found one in a bucket,
And the egg was colored yellow.

Hunting for eggs
Where none could be seen,
I found one in a shoe box,
And the egg was colored green.

Hunting for eggs,
Quick as a wink,
I found one in the garden,
And the egg was colored pink

Red and yellow,
Green, pink, and blue.
I found five eggs–-
How about you?

And a Rhyme with puppets:

“Five Little Eggs” 

There are five little eggs
And what do we see
They’re about to crack open
“My goodness me,”
said Mother Hen.

The first egg cracks open
And what do we see
It’s a snappy little alligator
Looking at me.

The second egg cracks open
And what do we see
It’s a little purple dinosaur
Looking at me.

The third egg cracks open
And what do we see
It’s a long green snake
Looking at me.

The fourth egg cracks open
And what do we see
It’s a pretty red cardinal
Looking at me.

The fifth egg cracks open
And what do we see
It’s a little yellow chicken
Looking at me.

“My baby!”
said the mother hen,
as happy as can be.

“Mommy!” said the chick.
“Did you meet all my sisters and brothers?”
“What!” shrieked Mother Hen,
“My goodness me.”

 

 

 

April 11, 2017 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Music & Movement – Apr. 7 , 2017

Books

My Brave Year of Firsts by Jamie Lee Curtis
 The Best Bike Ride Ever by James Proimos
Rachel’s Day in the Garden by Giselle Shardlow

Music

Little Red Wagon by Eric Litwin
Old Brass Wagon by Greg & Steve
I Like to Ride My Bicycle by Sue Schnitzer

Activities

Movement Props:
We danced with shakers.

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 Song: 

I had a little wiggle, deep inside of me.
I tried to make it stop,
But it wouldn’t let me be.
I pulled out that wiggle and threw it like a ball.
Now my wiggle’s gone,
And it’s bouncing down the hall.

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 7, 2017 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

Toddler Storytime- Rain

Books:
Mowgli’s Rainy Day by Brittany Rubiano
Tap Tap Boom Boom by Elizabeth Bluemle

Felt Story:
It’s Raining, It’s Pouring (Adapted)
It’s raining, It’s pouring
The old man is snoring,
After the rain, comes the rainbow
First, the color is red

Songs:
Ducks Like Rain” by Carole Peterson
Singing In the Rain” by Carole Peterson
Rainy Day”
byMilkshake

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

Songs & Rhymes:

Opening Song: Welcome, Welcome Everyone
Welcome, welcome everyone, (use sign language for “hello”)
Now you’re here we’ll have some fun.
First we’ll clap our hands just so,
Then we’ll bend and touch our toes.
Welcome, welcome everyone,
Now you’re here we’ll have some fun.

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
I wiggle my fingers,
I wiggle my toes,
I wiggle my shoulders,
I wiggle my nose,
Now no more wiggles are left in me,
So I will sit as quietly as I can be.

Rain, Rain, Go Away- Movement Rhyme
Rain, rain, [Move your fingers down like falling rain.]
Go away. [Push your hands out, as if you were pushing the rain away.]
Come again another day. [Make a “come here” motion with your hands.]
DADDY wants to play. [Hold up your hand showing all five fingers and point to your thumb.]
Rain, rain, go away. [Move your fingers down and then push away the rain.]
(Mommy, Brother, Sister, Baby, Everybody)

Closing Song: Tickle the Clouds
Tickle the clouds
and tickle your toes
Clap your hands
and tickle your nose
Reach down low
And reach up high
Story time’s over —
Wave bye-bye!

April 5, 2017 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

Baby Time: April 5, 2017

Books

Leo Can Swim by Anna McQuinn, illus. by Ruth Hearson
Hair by Leslie Patricelli

Music

“Skip to My Lou” by Anne-Marie Akin, Songs for Wiggleworms
“The Goldfish” by Laurie Berkner, Victor Vito

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

Rain is Falling Down
Tune “Farmer in the Dell”
The rain is falling down. Splash! (flutter fingers down baby’s arms, swipe down legs on “splash” OR for older kids – flutter fingers down in the air, clap on “splash”)
The rain is falling down. Splash!
Pitter patter, pitter pat, (flutter fingers on baby’s body OR tap thighs)
The rain is falling down. Splash!
The sun is peeking out. Peek! (play peek a boo OR act as the sun)
The sun is peeking out. Peek!
Peeking here and peeking there,
The sun is peeking out. Peek!

Bouncing, Bouncing
Bouncing, bouncing, baby on my knee (they can use their baby’s name instead of “baby”)
Bouncing, bouncing 1 2 3! (lift or big bounce)
Clapping, clapping with baby on my knee
Clapping, clapping 1 2 3!
Hugging, hugging baby on my knee
Hugging, hugging 1 2 3!

Criss Cross Applesauce
Criss, cross, applesauce (draw x on child’s back)
Spiders running up your back (walk fingers up back)
Cool breeze (blow gently)
Tight squeeze (hug)
Now you’ve got the shivers! (tickle)

Charlie Chaplin
Charlie Chaplin went to France
To teach the ladies how to dance.
First he did the rumba, rumba, rumba (move baby’s legs in a circle)
Then he did the kicks, the kicks, the kicks (kick baby’s legs back and forth)
Then he did the samba, the samba, the samba, (move baby’s legs in a circle, the opposite direction)
Then he did the splits, the splits, the splits. (move baby’s legs apart)

I’m a Little Fishy
(to the tune of “I’m a Little Teapot”)
I’m a little fishy, I can swim
Here is my tail and here is my fin
When I want to have fun with my friends
I wiggle my tail and dive right in

April 5, 2017 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Let’s Go Fly a Kite Storytime

Tuesday, Apr 4th, 2017

Books

Sky- High Guy by Nina Crews
Kite Day by Will Hillenbrand
Stuck by Oliver Jeffers

Music

Let’s Go Fly a Kite by Georgiana Stewart

 Activities

Craft:
We made 3 different styles of kite

Felt Board:
We did ‘Stuck’ on the magnet board

Songs & Rhymes

Song: My Kite (tune: Farmers in the Dell)

My kite is up so high,
My kite is up so high,
Oh my – – just watch it fly
My kite is up so high.

The wind has caught my kite,
The wind has caught my kite,
What fun – – I’m on the run
The wind has caught my kite.

My kite is falling down,
My kite is falling down,
Oh no – – it’s down so low
My kite is falling down.

Song:  I Like Kites (tune: 3 Blind Mice)

I like kites,
I like kites.
They fly high, they fly high.
They keep on spinning round and round,
Sometimes they even touch the ground,
They fly through the air without a sound.
Oh, I like kites!

 

 

April 4, 2017 at 5:26 pm Leave a comment

Baby Time: March 29, 2017

Books

Hello Lamb by Jane Cabrera
Hand in Hand by Rosemary Wells

Music

“Shake It To the East” by Kathy Reid-Naiman, Reaching for the Stars

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

Fee Fi Fo Fum
Fee, fi, fo, fum (clap 4 times)
See my fingers (wiggle fingers)
See my thumbs (wiggle thumbs)
Fee, fi, fo, fum
Goodbye fingers (hide one hand at a time behind back)
Goodbye thumbs

Little Frog
A little frog in a pond am I
Hippity, hippity, hop
And I can jump in the air so high
Hippity, hippity, hop

Head and Shoulders Baby
Head and shoulders baby 1, 2, 3
Head and shoulders baby 1, 2, 3
Head and shoulders baby 1, 2, 3
Head and shoulders, head and shoulders, head and shoulders baby 1, 2, 3
Knees and toes . . .
Back and tummy . . .

Ten Little Firemen
Ten little firemen, sleeping in a row (hold child on lap)
Ding-dong! Goes the bell (give child gentle shake/tickle)
Down the pole they go (run fingers down child’s back or slide down legs)

I Touch My Eyes
I touch my eyes
I touch my nose
Touch my head
Touch my toes
I reach up high
Reach down low
Take a breath (pause)
And UP I go

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

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

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