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STEAM Storytime- Gravity!

July 2, 2019

Books: 
I Fall Down by Vicki Cobb
Gravity by Jason Chen

Music:
Spin Again” by Jim Gill
Gravity” by Robbert Bobbert and the Bubble Machine (We danced with bubbles)
The Bean Bag” by Hap Palmer (We danced with bean bags)

Question of the Week: What is gravity?
Each week we will ask a different question to get a discussion started about our STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) theme of the week.

Songs, Rhymes, & Fingerplays:

Opening Song: The More We Learn with Science
(Using American Sign Language for the bold words)
The more that we learn science, learn science, learn science,
The more that we learn science the happier we’ll be.
We’ll know things and do things,
And explore many new things.
The more that we learn science the happier we’ll be!

Gravity
Tune: Mary Had a Little Lamb, using ASL for the word earth
Gravity pulls us to Earth, us to Earth, us to Earth
Gravity pulls us to Earth so we don’t float away!

Exploration Time
During the last 30 minutes of storytime, have fun with guided play, sensory elements, and experiments! For today’s theme, we had the following activities:

Gravity painting
Directions:
Carefully squirt paint onto your paper using the pipette.
Watch as the colors drip and blend together.

Questions:
What new colors do you see as the colors mix?
Why is the paint dripping down?
What do you like or dislike about the painting?

Drop, Drop, Drop
Activity from the book, I Fall Down by Vicki Cobb

Directions:
Choose some objects to drop.
Compare the objects you’re dropping. What makes them the same or different?
Which object do you think will land first, why?
Drop the objects at the same time.

Questions:
What did you observe when they both fell?
Did one fall faster than the other?

Rubber Band Weight Test
Did you know pull of gravity on an object is called weight?

Directions:
Tie two different-sized objects (like a kids show and adult shoe) to separate rubber bands.

Questions:
Which object weighs more?
How can you tell?

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July 2, 2019 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

Toddler Storytime- Rain!

April 4, 2019

Books: 
Signing in the Rain by Arthur Freed
Boom Boom by Sarvinder Naberhaus

Music:
Signing in the Rain” by Carole Peterson
Bean Bag Rock” by Action Songs for Preschoolers (we danced with beanbags)

Letter of the Week: Ll
Each week we will learn a new letter and ASL/Baby Sign Language word. We sing the following song signing the words in bold.

(Tune: The Farmer and the Dell)
L is for love/llama
is for love/llama
There are many words with the letter L
is for love/llama

Letter L.png

Signs from left to right: Letter L, Love, Llama

Songs, Rhymes, & Fingerplays:

Opening Song: Hello Friends
(Using 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
• If You’re Happy and You Know It
• Row, Row, Row Your Boat

Nursery Rhyme
Little Miss MuffetSat on a tuffet,
Eating her curds and whey.
Along came a spider,
Who sat down beside her
And frightened Miss Muffet away.

Action Rhyme
Pitter patter pitter patter,
Listen to the rain!
Pitter patter, pitter patter,
On the window pane.

Drop, drop, drop, drop,
Dropping on the ground.
Drip, drip, drip, drip,
Listen to the sound!

Closing Song: Goodbye Friends
(Using American Sign Language)
Goodbye friends, goodbye friends,
Goodbye friends, it’s time to say goodbye!

April 4, 2019 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Music & Movement – March 8, 2019

Books
Splat by Jon Burgerman
Llama Llama Misses Mama by Ann Dewdney

Music
Shake It Off by Rockabye Baby
Pass The Bean Bag by Georgiana Stewart
Bean Bag Rock by Georgiana Stewart
Walk The Llama Llama from The Emperor’s New Groove

Yoga Pose of the Week: Llama
Turn around and put one foot forward and one back. Lift up your arms like a very long llama’s neck. Munch munch munch some grass all the way down to the floor.

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.

Song: A Fly Is On My Toes
To the Tune of: The Farmer and the Dell
A fly is on my toes, a fly is on my toes
High ho, just watch me blow
A fly is on my knee.
But now that fly is on my……..
(Knee, Elbow, Nose)
From Jbrary

Breathplay: Candle Breath
Bring your hands together in front of you, with your index fingers pointing up. Take a deep breath in, and as you blow out, gently blow out the flame in front of you without blowing it out. At the end you can pretend they’re birthday candles, blowing them all out.

Rhyme: Llama Llama
Llama, llama reach up high.
Llama, llama blink your eyes.
Llama, llama touch your toes.
Llama, llama wiggle your nose.
Llama, llama stomp and pout.
Llama, llama jump about.
Llama, llama clap your feet.
Llama, llama take a seat.

Movement Rhyme: Wave Goodbye
(Tune: Frère Jacques)
Goodbye friends, goodbye friends
Sing this tune, sing this tune,
It’s time to wave goodbye,
it’s time to wave goodbye
See you soon, see you soon.

Goodbye friends, goodbye friends
Close your eyes, close your eyes
Take a deep breathe in… (breathe in instead of repeating this line)
Now breathe out goodbye… (breathe out instead of repeating this line)

March 8, 2019 at 11:27 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

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.

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 – October 28, 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

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