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Shapes

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Books

City Shapes by Diana Murray, illus. by Bryan Collier
Perfect Square by Michael Hall
Color Zoo by Lois Ehlert
Mouse Shapes by Ellen Stoll Walsh

Music

“Jig Along Shapes” by Hap Palmer, Can a Jumbo Jet Sing the Alphabet?
“Beanie Bag Dance” by Greg & Steve, Kids in Action

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Song: Shapes
(Tune: “Frere Jacques”)
This is a square.
This is a square.
How can you tell?
How can you tell?
It has four sides all the same size.
It’s a square, it’s a square.
This is a rectangle.
This is a rectangle.
How can you tell?
How can you tell?
It has two long sides and two short sides.
It’s a rectangle.
It’s a rectangle.
This is a circle.
This is a circle.
How can you tell?
How can you tell?
It goes round and round.
No end can be found.
It’s a circle. It’s a circle.
This is a triangle.
This is a triangle.
How can you tell?
How can you tell?
It has three sides that join to make three points.
It’s a triangle.
It’s a triangle.

Song: The Rolling Circle Song
(Tune: “Have You Ever Seen A Lassie”)
Have you ever seen a circle, a circle, a circle?
Have you ever seen a circle, which goes ’round and ’round?
It rolls this way and that way, And that way and this way.
Have you ever seen a circle, which goes ’round and ’round?

Movement Rhyme: Make a Circle
Make a circle, make a circle,
Draw it in the sky.
Use your finger, use your finger,
Make it round as a pie.
Draw a square, draw a square,
Make the lines so straight.
Make a square, make a square,
Draw a box in the air.
Draw a triangle, draw a triangle,
Always start at the top.
Make a tent, make a tent, Use three lines and stop!

Bean Bag Rhyme: Put Your Shape
Put your shape in the air,
Hold it high and keep it there.
Put your shape on your back,
Now please lay it on your lap.
Put your shape on your toes,
Now please hold it by your nose.
Hold your shape in your hand,
Now will everyone please stand.
Wave your shape at the door,
Now please lay it on the floor.
Hold your shape and jump, jump, jump,
Now hold your shape way, way up.

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January 12, 2017 at 6:00 pm Leave a comment

Toddler Storytime- My Body

Books
 Nose to Toes, You Are Yummy by Tim Harrington
We’ve All Got Bellybuttons by David Martin

Felt Board
“Here Comes a Little Bird”

Song
“Head, Shoulders, knees, and toes”  by The Wiggles, Toot, Toot!
“Beanie Bag Dance” by Greg and Steve, Kids In Action

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

Early Literacy Fact of the Week
Brain connections form through the 5 senses – sight, sound, touch, taste and smell. Simple things like holding your child, talking and singing with the child and reading to the child will form these brain connections.
Songs & Rhymes

Open Song: Wake Up Feet
Wake up feet, wake up feet
Wake up feet and wiggle, wiggle, wiggle
Wake up feet, wake up feet
Wake up and wiggle in the morning.

other verses: hands, eyes, ears

Song Cube:
• I’m a Little Teapot
• ABC’s
• Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
• The Itsy Bitsy Spider
• Five Green Speckled Frogs
• Wheels on the Bus

Eight Pink Fingers
Eight pink fingers standing up tall,
Two little ears to hear mommy call;
One little nose that I can blow,
Ten pink toes all in a row.
Two little thumbs that wiggle up and down;
Two little feet to stamp on the ground;
Hands to clap and eyes to see,
What fun it is to be just me!

Hands Go Up
Hands go up and hands go down.
I can turn myself around.
I can reach down to my shoe.
I can listen so can you.
Now let’s sit, I’ll show you how.
The next story is starting now.

Closing Song: I Think It’s Time We Have To Go
I think it’s time, we have to go.
Wave your elbows, wave your toes.
Wave your tongue, wave your nose.
Wave your knees, wave your lips.
Blow me a kiss with your fingertips.
Wave your chin, wave your eye.
Now it’s time to wave goodbye.

November 10, 2016 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

Music & Movement – Sept 23rd, 2016

Books

There Was an Old Monster by Jan Thomas
Monster Mash 
by David Catrow

Music

Bendable Stretchable  by Various Artists- Action Songs for Preschoolers
Monster Face by Roger Day- Ready to Fly
Bean Bag Rock by Various Artists- Action Songs for Preschoolers
We Will Stomp by Eric Litwin- Yummy Yellow
Paper Ball Toss by Laura Johnson- Circle Time Songs & Games

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: 

Raise your hands above your head,
Clap them one, two, three,
Rest them now upon your hips,
Slowly bend your knees.
Up again and stand up tall,
Put your right foot out.
Shake your fingers,
Nod your head,
And twist yourself about.
Wiggle your whole body now,
Kindly take a bow,
Stand up straight,
Plant your feet,
And quietly take a seat.

Song: with props
 
Stretch your bean bag high,
Stretch your bean bag low.
Shake your bean bag fast,
Shake your bean bag slow.
Spin your bean bag round and round,
Now make it stop.
Hold your bean bag in your hands,
Never let it drop.

Movement Rhyme:
Monster, monster, turn around.
Monster, monster, touch the ground.
Monster, monster, reach up high.
Monster, monster, bug your eyes.
Monster, monster, bend your knees.
Monster, monster, growl and sneeze.
Monster, monster, jump up and down.
Monster, monster, sit back down.

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 29, 2016 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

The Circus Parade Storytime

Tuesday,  July 12th, 2016

Books

Oliver by Syd Hoff
Circus Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina
Circus Parade by Harriet Ziefert

Music

Circus Parade by Johnette Downing – The Second Line Scarf Activities
Beanie Bag Dance
The Circus
by Merry Music Maker – Get Happy

 Activities

We made a parade with scarves and played Bean Bag games

 Songs & Rhymes

Rhyme:

We’re walking around in a circle
Making a beautiful sound
When we hear the word ‘ELEPHANT’
We’re going to turn around.

We’re tiptoeing around in a circle…

We’re stomping around in a circle…

We’re marching around in a circle…

Rhyme :

One little elephant balancing
Step by step on a piece of string
He found it such tremendous fun
That he called for another elephant to come
Hey Elephant!

Two, Three, Four, Five …

Six little elephants balancing
Step by step on a piece of string
They found it such tremendous fun
But the string went SNAP [clap]
And they all fell down

July 12, 2016 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Music & Movement – January 8th, 2016

January 8, 2016

Books
Ten on the Sled – by Kim Norman
It’s Only Stanley – by Jon Agee

Music
“Stretch” by Dragon Tales
“Doing the Penguin” by Sesame Street, Hot! Hot! Hot! Dance Songs
“Rock and Roll Freeze Dance” by Hap Palmer, So Big
“Shake My Sillies Out” by Raffi, More Singable Songs
“Wiggy Wiggles Freeze Dance” by Hap Palmer, Two Little Sounds
“Bean Bag Rock” Action Songs for Preschoolers

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.

The Elevator Song (To the tune of Do Your Ears Hang Low)
Oh, the city is great and the city is grand (Stand up and dance with a bouncy step)
There are lots of tall buildings
On a little piece of land
We live way up on the fifty-seventh floor
And this is what we do
When we go out the door
Take the elevator up, take the elevator down (3 times)
Then we spin around (spin around)

Movement Rhyme: Run in Place
Run in place,
Turn around,
Flap your arms,
Now sit right down.
Put your finger on your nose,
And wiggle it around.
Put your finger on your lips,
And make this sound, “Shh.”

Hello Friends
Hello friends,
Hello Friends.
Hello friends,
It’s time to say hello.
(For this song we learned the signs for “Hello” and “Friends.” Please click here for a video.)

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.
I can put them together,
Or make them all hide.
I can make them jump up high,
Or make them go low.
I can fold them up quietly,
and sit just so!

Activities:
Shaker Eggs
Bean Bags
Dance & Freeze songs

January 8, 2016 at 1:44 pm Leave a comment

Music & Movement – March 20, 2015

March 20, 2015

Books

Don’t Copy Me by Jonathan Allen
Romping Monsters, Stomping Monsters by Jane Yolen

Music


The Paper Ball Toss by Laura Johnson
Crazy Hands – Merry Music Maker – Kids on the Move
Beanie Bag Dance – Greg & Steve – Kids in Action
Sports Dance – Greg & Steve – On the Move

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: I like to be a Jumping Jack

I like to be a jumping jack
and jump out from a box

I like to be a rocking horse
and rock and rock and rock.

I like to be a spinning top
and spin around and round

I like to be a rubber ball
and bounce right to the ground

Movement & Activities

We played paper ball toss and had a Beanie Bag circle time.

Felt Board Story: The Big Green Monster by Ed Emberley

 

 

March 20, 2015 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment


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