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Baby Time: February 22, 2017

Books

Time for Bed by Mem Fox, illus. by Jane Dyer
Drive by Nathan Clement

Music

“I’m a Little Teapot” by Hap Palmer, Early Childhood Classics

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

Open Them, Shut Them
Open them, shut them
Open them, shut them
Give a little clap
Open them, shut them
Open them, shut them
Put them in your lap
Creep them, creep them
Up to your chin
Open your mouth
But don’t let them in!
Open them, shut them
Open them, shut them
Put them in your lap

Rickety, Rickety Rocking Horse
Rickety, rickety rocking horse
Over the hills we go
Rickety, rickety rocking horse
Giddy-up, giddy-up, whoa!

Roly Poly
Roly poly, roly poly, in, in, in
Roly poly, roly poly, out, out, out
Roly poly, roly poly, up, up, up
Roly poly, roly poly, down, down, down
Roly poly, roly poly, I love you!

Pat-a-Cake
Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake, baker’s man.
Bake me a cake just as fast as you can.
Pat it and roll it and mark it with a “B.”
And put it in the oven for Baby and me.

February 22, 2017 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Take Me out to the Ball Game Storytime

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

Books

Big Kicks by Bob Kolar
The Great Fuzz Frenzy by Janet Stevens
Peanut Butter and Cupcake by Terry Border

Music

The Paper Ball Toss by Laura Johnson -Circle Time Songs & Games
The Sports Dance by Greg & Steve – On The Move

 Activities

We played paper ball toss with the parachute

 Songs & Rhymes

Song:

Baseball player, baseball player
Swing the bat, hit the ball (Pretend to swing a baseball bat.)
Run around the bases, run around the bases (Pretend to be running.)
Homerun, homerun

Football player, football player
Throw the ball, (Hold one hand back like you are going to throw a football.)
Catch the pass. (Pull both hands to chest as if catching a football)
Run and don’t get tackled, run and don’t get tackled. (Pretend to run.)
Touchdown, touchdown (Hold both arms straight up to signal a touchdown.)

Basketball player, basketball player
Dribble the ball, down the court (Pretend to be bouncing a basketball.)
Stop and shoot a basket, stop and shoot a basket. (Pretend to shoot a basketball.)
Two points, two points. (Hold up two fingers.)

June 21, 2016 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Baby Time: October 14, 2015

Books

Look at the Animals! by Peter Linenthal
Fiesta Babies by Carmen Tofolla, illus. by Amy Cordova

Music

“Going to the Zoo” by Raffi, Singable Songs for the Very Young

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Mother and Father and Uncle John
Mother and Father and Uncle John
Went to town, one by one
Mother fell off!
Father fell off!
But Uncle John went on and on and on

Little Leaves
1 little leaf, 2 little leaves, 3 leaves today.
(touching each toe/finger or with an older child, putting fingers up)
4 little leaves, 5 little leaves.
Blow them all away. (blow)
By Gari Stein

Bouncing, Bouncing
Bouncing, bouncing, baby on my knee
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!

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

October 14, 2015 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Baby Time: July 8, 2015

Books

Red Truck by Kersten Hamilton, illus. by Valeria Petrone
Circles by Yusuke Yonezu

Music

“You Are My Sunshine” from Songs for Wiggleworms
“Rolling Ball” by The Learning Groove, Groovy Green
“Hey Lolly” by The Learning Groove, Perfectly Purple

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Up in the Air
Up, up, up in the air like this.
Down, down, down for a great big kiss.
Up like this, down for a kiss.
You’re my special baby! (big hug)

Hush Little Rooster
Hush little rooster
With your cock-a-doodle-doo
Hush little kitten
With your mew, mew, mew
Hush puppy down
With your bow, wow, wow
Please don’t moo, moo, Mrs. Cow
Hugh, hush, hush
Someone is reading a story just now

This Little Family
(wiggle toes/fingers as you go)
This little daddy went to work
This little mommy did, too
This little brother played hide-and-seek
And this little sister played tag
And this little baby danced and danced all the way home
(Can do specific actions to match your family)

Let’s Go Riding in an Elevator
Let’s go riding in an elevator, elevator, elevator
Let’s go riding in an elevator, come along with me
First floor…. second floor… third floor… fourth floor…fifth floor (baby should be high now) and….
DOWN! (drop down quickly

Roll the Ball
(Tune: Mulberry Bush)

This is the way we roll the ball
Roll the ball, roll the ball
This is the way we roll the ball
Across the library floor

July 8, 2015 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Sports Day

 

Tuesday,  Mar.10th, 2015

Books

Big Kicks by Bob Kolar
Sergio Saves the Game by Edel Rodriguez
Peanut Butter and Cupcake by Terry Border
Goodnight Football by Michael Dahl

Music

Sports Dance by Greg & SteveOn the Move
Paper Ball Toss by Laura Johnson – Circle Time Songs

 Activities

Crafts: 
We made Soccer Player finger Puppets and a paper goal.

Props:
We played Paper Ball Toss

 Songs & Rhymes

Song: Sports
(Tune: Frere Jacques)

Baseball player, baseball player
Swing the bat, hit the ball (Pretend to swing a baseball bat.)
Run around the bases, run around the bases (Pretend to be running.)  Homerun, homerun

Football player, football player
Throw the ball, (Hold one hand back like you are going to throw a football.) catch the pass. (Pull both hands to chest as if catching a football)
Run and don’t get tackled, run and don’t get tackled. (Pretend to run.) Touchdown, touchdown (Hold both arms straight up to signal a touchdown.)

Basketball player, basketball player
Dribble the ball, down the court (Pretend to be bouncing a basketball.) Stop and shoot a basket, stop and shoot a basket. (Pretend to shoot a basketball.)
Two points, two points. (Hold up two fingers.)

 

March 10, 2015 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Music and Movement January 17

January 17, 2014

Books

“You See a Circus I See…” by Mike Downs
“Circus Parade” by Harriet Ziefert

Music
“Prancing Ponies” by Georgiana Stewart – Kid’s Circus
“Circus Parade” by Johnette Downing – The Second Line:Scarf Activity Songs
“Castatchok” – A World of Parachute Play
“Man on the Flying Trapeze” – Kidsongs

Activities

Juggling with balls
Walking the tightrope
Dancing with the trapeze artists
Galloping with ponies
Jumping with scarves

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Stretch
Reach and wiggle, lift your arms way up high,
Wave them, wave them in the sky.
Reach way down and touch your toes.
Wiggle your eyebrows, wiggle your nose.
Put your bottom on the floor,
Count with me: one, two, three four.
Clap your hands now: one, two, three,
Then fold them in your lap like me.

Movement Song: Funny Clowns
Sung to: “Frere Jacques”

Funny clowns, funny clowns,
Jump around, jump around.
Sometimes making faces,
Sometimes running races.
Funny clowns, funny clowns.

Funny clowns, funny clowns,
Spin around, spin around.
Sometimes with a big nose,
Sometimes with two big toes.
Funny clowns, funny clowns.

 

 

 

January 17, 2014 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment


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