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Story and Craft, October 2 – Library

Today at story time we made new friends, read stories about Fall Food and Birthday Cakes and made some fantastic cake crafts.

Books

The Library By Sarah Stewart

Mouseling’s Words By Shutta Crum

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore by William Joyce

Craft
Today we made our own books with paper, string and Popsicle sticks.

Thanks For Visiting! Hope to see you all next week.

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October 24, 2018 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

March is Reading Month!

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Books

Duncan the Story Dragon by Amanda Driscoll
Hooray for Books! by Brian Won
I Got the Rhythm by Connie Schofield-Morrison, illus. by Frank Morrison

Music

“Clap Your Hands” from Songs for Wiggleworms
“Crazy Hands” by Merry Music Maker, Kids on the Move
“Rock & Roll Freeze Dance” by Hap Palmer, So Big

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Movement Rhyme: Hands on Shoulders
Hands on shoulders,
Hands on knees.
Hands behind you,
If you please;
Touch your shoulders,
Now your nose,
Now your hair and now your toes.
Hands up high in the air,
Down at your sides, and touch your hair;
Hands up high now as before,
Now clap your hands, 1-2-3-4.

Fingerplay: Ten Fingers
I have ten fingers (hold up both hands, fingers spread).
And they all belong to me, (point to self).
I can make them do things-
Would you like to see?

I can shut them up tight (make fists)
I can open them wide (open hands).
I can put them together (place palms together).
I can make them all hide (put hands behind back).

I can make them jump high (hands over head).
I can make them jump low (touch floor).
I can fold them up quietly (fold hands in lap).
And hold them just so.

Song: If You’re Happy and You Know It
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands
-Stomp your feet
-Nod your head
-Blink your eyes
-Wiggle your hips
-Tap your toes
-Wave your hands

March 15, 2018 at 6:00 pm Leave a comment

Science and Space

Today at storytime we danced to songs about the planets and build a spaceship for our an alien freind.

Continue Reading January 9, 2018 at 1:22 pm Leave a comment

Toddler Storytime- Books

Books
Books Always Everywhere by Jane Blatt
Inside This Book (are three books) by Barney Saltzberg

Felt Board
“Wiggle Worm, Wiggle Worm”

Song
“Books Ahoy!”  by Monty Harper, Take Me to Your Library

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

Early Literacy Fact of the Week

Talk
Expand on the things your child says. For example, if your child points at a flower, respond with: “Yes, that is a flower. That kind of flower is called a rose. Roses can be red, yellow, white, or pink.” Another great way to talk with your child is to get a book without words. This gives you an opportunity to have endless amounts of conversations with your child about what is happening on the page.

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

Row, Row, Row Your Boat
Row, row, row your boat
Gently down the stream
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily
Life is but a dream.

Row, row, row your boat
Gently down the creek
If you see a little mouse,
Don’t forget to SQUEAK!

Row, row, row your boat
Gently down the stream.
If you see a crocodile,
Don’t forget to SCREAM!

Row, row, row your boat,
Gently to the shore.
If you see a lion,
Don’t forget to ROAR!

Read-a-Book
Read-a-book, read-a-book,
Librarian.
Read me a book
As fast as you can.
Open it, and close it,
Book starts with a “B.”
Read a book out loud
For you and for 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.

Open, Shut Them
Open, shut them, open, shut them,
Give a little clap, clap, clap.
Open, shut them, open, shut them,
Put them in your lap, lap, lap.
Creep them, creep them,
Slowly creep them,
Right up to your chin, chin, chin.
Open wide your little mouth,
But do not let them in!

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.

September 15, 2016 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

Books & Reading

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Books

Where Are My Books? by Debbie Ridpath Ohi
Otto the Book Bear by Katie Cleminson
Duncan the Story Dragon by Amanda Driscoll
Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin, Jr., illus. by Eric Carle (as flannel story)

Music

“The Wheels on the Bus” by Go Fish, Party Like a Preschooler
“If I Was a Bird” from Wiggleworms Love You

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Song: Clap Everybody and Say Hello
Clap everybody and say hello
Clap everybody and say hello
Clap everybody and say hello
No matter what the weather
Wave everybody and say hello . . .
Check out Jbrary’s version

Fingerplay: 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 do not let them in!
Open them, shut them
Open them, shut them
Put them in your lap

Song: If You’re a Reader
If you’re a reader and you know it, clap your hands
If you’re a reader and you know it, clap your hands
If you’re a reader and you know it, and you really want to show it
If you’re a reader and you know it, clap your hands
Stomp . . . Shout hooray . . .

Song: ABC’s & ZYX’s
A, B, C, D, E, F, G,
H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P,
Q, R, S,
T, U, V,
W, X,
Y and Z
Now I know my ABCs,
Next time sing them backwards with me!
Z, Y, X, W, V, U, T,
S, R, Q, P, O, N, M, L, K,
J, I, H,
G, F, E,
D, C,
B and A
Now I’ve said my zyxs
Bet that’s not what you expected!

Song: Put Your Scarves in the Air
Put your scarves in the air, in the air
Put your scarves in the air, in the air
Put your scarves in the air, now set them on your hair
Put your scarves in the air, in the air

Put your scarves on your knees . . . be sure not to sneeze
Put your scarves on your tummy . . . now rub it, nice and yummy
Put your scarves on the floor . . .now pick them up once more

March 17, 2016 at 6:00 pm Leave a comment

March Is Reading Month!

Thursday,  March 6, 2014

Books
The Snatchabookby Helen and Thomas Docherty
Otto the Book Bear, by Katie Cleminson
Library Lilly, by Gillian Shields

Music
Wiggles Wiggle Freeze Dance, By Hap Palmer
The Shaker Hop, By Carole Peterson

Songs & Rhymes

Rhyme: Dance Fingers

Dance your fingers up,
Dance your fingers down,
Dance your fingers to the side,
Dance them all around.
Dance them on your shoulders,
Dance them on your head,
Dance them on your tummy,
And put them all to bed. (Rest head on hands together at side of face.)

Action Rhyme: Jack-in-the-Box

Jack-in-the-box, oh so still…(Have child crouch low)
Won’t you come out? (Child slowly lifts head and starts to rise…)
YES I WILL! (Child jumps up, lifts arms up and yells, “Yes I will.”)

Action Rhyme: Clap Your Hands

Clap, clap, clap your hands (Clap hands slowly)
As slowly as you can. (Clap hands slowly)
Clap, clap, clap your hands (Clap hands quickly)
As quickly as you can. (Clap hands quickly)
Roll, roll, roll your hands (Roll hands one over the other slowly)
As slowly as you can. (Roll hands one over the other slowly)
Roll, roll, roll your hands (Roll hands one over the other quickly)
As quickly as you can. (Roll hands one over the other quickly)

 

March 6, 2014 at 10:26 am Leave a comment

Books & Libraries

April 18, 2013

Books

Lottie Paris and the Best Place by Angela Johnson, illus. by Scott M. Fischer
How Do You Read to a Rabbit? by Andrea Wayne von Konigslow
Dog Loves Books by Louise Yates
Book! Book! Book! by Deborah Bruss, illus. by Tiphanie Beeke (adapted as flannel story)

Music

“Library Song” by Tom Chapin, Moonboat
“Readers’ Hokey Pokey” by Georgiana Stewart, Circle Time Activities
“Let’s Read and Rock” by Greg & Steve, Ready . . . Set . . . Move!

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Fingerplay: Here is My Book/I Love Books
Here is my book,
(hold hands together as if a book, then open)
I open it wide,
To see all the pictures,
that are inside.

I love books, and they love me,
I get them free at the library.
Read them once, read them twice,
Library books are oh, so nice!

Song: ABCs & ZYXs
A, B, C, D, E, F, G,
H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P,
Q, R, S,
T, U, V,
W, X,
Y and Z
Now I know my ABCs,
Next time sing them backwards with me!
Z, Y, X, W, V, U, T,
S, R, Q, P, O, N, M, L, K,
J, I, H,
G, F, E,
D, C,
B and A
Now I’ve said my zyxs
Bet that’s not what you expected!

Song: Read a Book
(Tune: Row, row, row your boat)
Read, read, read a book
Travel anywhere,
Worldwide, you decide
A book will take you there.
Read, read, read a book,
Beginning to the end,
What a way to spend the day,
A book’s a special friend!

April 18, 2013 at 6:00 pm Leave a comment

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