Baby Time: April 11, 2018

Books

Lola Reads to Leo by Anna McQuinn, illus. by Rosalind Beardshaw
Little Blue Truck’s Springtime by Alice Schertle, illus. by Jill McElmurry

Music

“Rub-a-Dub” by Joanie Bartels, Bathtime Magic

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

Where is Thumbkin?
Where is Thumbkin? (Hide hands behind back)
Where is Thumbkin?
Here he is, (Bring out one hand, thumb up)
Here he is. (Bring out other hand, thumb up)
Mighty glad to see you, (Wag one thumb at the other)
Mighty glad to see you. (Wag other thumb)
There he goes, (Put one hand behind back)
There he goes. (Put other hand behind back)

I Went to Visit the Farm
I went to visit the farm one day,
I saw a cow along the way.
And what do you think I heard it say?
Moo, moo, moo.
I went to visit the farm one day,
I saw a duck along the way.
And what do you think I heard it say?
Quack, quack, quack.

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)

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

Five Little Ducks
Five little ducks went out one day,
Over the hill and far away.
Mother duck said, “Quack! Quack! Quack! Quack!”
But only four little ducks came back.

Last verse:
Sad Mother duck went out one day
Over the hill and far away
Mother duck said, “Quack! Quack! Quack! Quack!”
And all of the five little ducks came back.

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April 11, 2018 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Toddler Storytime- Cars!

 

April 5, 2018

Books: 
Sputter, Sputter, Sput by Babs Bell
Moo! by David LaRochelle

Felt Story:  Lots of  Cars!
There are lots of cars driving down the street (pretend to have a steering wheel)
Tell me what color do you see? (place color car on felt board)
Big cars, little cars (spread arms big and little)
Beep! Beep! Beep!
Look at all the cars driving down the street!

Music:
Stop at the Red Light” by Various Artists
Stop & Go” by Greg and Steve (we danced with instruments)

Letter of the Week:
This week we learned the letter Xx. 

Songs, Rhymes, & Fingerplays:

Opening Song: Hello Friends
(Using American Sign Language)
Say hello with your hands.
Hello friends, hello friends.
Say hello with your hands.
Hello friends.

Song Cube:
• I’m a Little Teapot
• ABC’s
• Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
• The Itsy Bitsy Spider
• If You’re Happy and You Know It
• Row, Row, Row Your Boat

Transition Rhyme
Once there were some little worms.
All they did, was squirm and squirm.
They wiggled up and they wiggled down.
They wiggled and wiggled all around.
They wiggled and wiggled and wiggled until,
They were tired and could sit very still.

Closing Song: Goodbye Friends
(Using American Sign Language)
Say goodbye with your hands.
Goodbye friends, goodbye friends.
Say goodbye with your hands.
Goodbye friends.

April 5, 2018 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Baby Time: April 4, 2018

Books

Five Little Ducks by Denise Fleming
Who Can Swim? by Sebastien Braun

Music

“Little Red Wagon” from Wiggleworms Love You
“Five Fish Swimming in the Sea” by Dr. Jean, Dr. Jean Sings Silly Songs

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

Where is Thumbkin?
Where is Thumbkin? (Hide hands behind back)
Where is Thumbkin?
Here he is, (Bring out one hand, thumb up)
Here he is. (Bring out other hand, thumb up)
Mighty glad to see you, (Wag one thumb at the other)
Mighty glad to see you. (Wag other thumb)
There he goes, (Put one hand behind back)
There he goes. (Put other hand behind back)

I Went to Visit the Farm
I went to visit the farm one day,
I saw a cow along the way.
And what do you think I heard it say?
Moo, moo, moo.
I went to visit the farm one day,
I saw a duck along the way.
And what do you think I heard it say?
Quack, quack, quack.

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)

The Grand Old Duke of York
The grand old duke of York
He had 10,000 men
He marched them up to the top of the hill
And marched them down again
And when they’re up, they’re up
And when they’re down, they’re down
And when they’re only halfway up,
They’re neither up nor down

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 4, 2018 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Toddler Storytime- Teeth!

 

March 29, 2018

Books: 
Clarabella’s Teeth by An Vrombaut
Pony Brushes His Teeth  by Michael Dahl

Felt Story: Hiding Tooth
Look and see, look and see
Can you find the tooth for me?
Is it under the [color] pillow?

Music:
Stick to the Glue” by Jim Gill
Brush Your Teeth” by Raffi (we danced with shakers)

Letter of the Week:
This week we learned the letter Ww. 

Songs, Rhymes, & Fingerplays:

Opening Song: Hello Friends
(Using American Sign Language)
Say hello with your hands.
Hello friends, hello friends.
Say hello with your hands.
Hello friends.

Song Cube:
• I’m a Little Teapot
• ABC’s
• Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
• The Itsy Bitsy Spider
• If You’re Happy and You Know It
• Row, Row, Row Your Boat

Transition Rhyme
Once there were some little worms.
All they did, was squirm and squirm.
They wiggled up and they wiggled down.
They wiggled and wiggled all around.
They wiggled and wiggled and wiggled until,
They were tired and could sit very still.

This is the Way we Brush Our Teeth
This is the way we brush our teeth,
Brush our teeth, brush our teeth
This is the way we brush our teeth
So early in the morning
Tip: You can change out “brush” to make getting ready a little more fun!(examples: floss our teeth, rinse our teeth, change our shirt)

Closing Song: Goodbye Friends
(Using American Sign Language)
Say goodbye with your hands.
Goodbye friends, goodbye friends.
Say goodbye with your hands.
Goodbye friends.

March 29, 2018 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Baby Time: March 28, 2018

Books

Don’t Wake Up the Tiger by Britta Teckentrup
If I Were a Kangaroo by Mylisa Larsen, illus. by Anna Raff

Music

“Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes” by Carol Hammett & Elaine Bueffel, It’s Toddler Time
“Bluegrass Jamboree” by Hap Palmer, So Big

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

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.
Put them all together,
Or make them all hide.
I can make them jump high,
I can make them jump low.
I can fold them quietly,
And hold them all just so!

I Bounce You Here
I bounce you here, I bounce you there
I bounce you, bounce you everywhere
I tickle you here, I tickle you there
I tickle you, tickle you everywhere
I hug you here, I hug you there
I hug you, hug you everywhere

A Little Circle
A little circle
A bigger circle
A great big circle I see
Let us count the circles we made: 1, 2, 3!
Make the shapes with your hands – can use other shapes too (diamonds, triangles, rectangles)

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

Old MacDonald Had a Band
Old Macdonald had a band, E I E I O
And in this band he had some shakers, E I E I O
With a shake, shake here and a shake, shake there
Here a shake, there a shake, everywhere a shake, shake
Old MacDonald had a band, E I E I O
Repeat with other instruments

March 28, 2018 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Toddler Storytime- It’s Springtime!

 

March 22, 2018

Books: 
Skunk’s Spring Surprise by Leslea Newman
Ten in the Meadow by John Butler

Felt Story: 
Over in the Meadow

Music:
“Macarena Monthsby Dr. Jean
“Flitter Flutterby Johnette Downing (we danced with scarves)

Letter of the Week:
This week we learned the letter Vv. 

Songs, Rhymes, & Fingerplays:

Opening Song: Hello Friends
(Using American Sign Language)
Say hello with your hands.
Hello friends, hello friends.
Say hello with your hands.
Hello friends.

Song Cube:
• I’m a Little Teapot
• ABC’s
• Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
• The Itsy Bitsy Spider
• If You’re Happy and You Know It
• Row, Row, Row Your Boat

Transition Rhyme
Once there were some little worms.
All they did, was squirm and squirm.
They wiggled up and they wiggled down.
They wiggled and wiggled all around.
They wiggled and wiggled and wiggled until,
They were tired and could sit very still.

Closing Song: Goodbye Friends
(Using American Sign Language)
Say goodbye with your hands.
Goodbye friends, goodbye friends.
Say goodbye with your hands.
Goodbye friends.

March 22, 2018 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

Baby Time: March 21, 2018

Books

Everywhere Babies by Susan Meyers, illus. by Marla Frazee
Where’s the Giraffe? by Ingela P. Arrhenius

Music

“Sleepy Time Sea” by Hap Palmer, Bouncy Blue

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

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.
Put them all together,
Or make them all hide.
I can make them jump high,
I can make them jump low.
I can fold them quietly,
And hold them all just so!

I Bounce You Here
I bounce you here, I bounce you there
I bounce you, bounce you everywhere
I tickle you here, I tickle you there
I tickle you, tickle you everywhere
I hug you here, I hug you there
I hug you, hug you everywhere

A Little Circle
A little circle
A bigger circle
A great big circle I see
Let us count the circles we made: 1, 2, 3!
Make the shapes with your hands – can use other shapes too (diamonds, triangles, rectangles)

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

Old MacDonald
Old MacDonald had a farm, EIEIEO
And on his farm he had a cow, EIEIEO
With a moo moo here, and a moo moo there
Here a moo, there a moo, everywhere a moo, moo
Old MacDonald had a farm, EIEIO

Pig – Oink
Horse – Neigh
Sheep – Baa
Rooster – Cock-a-doodle-doo

Peekaboo
Peekaboo, peekaboo
I see you, I see you
I see your button nose, I see your tiny toes
I see you, peekaboo

March 21, 2018 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

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