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Baby Time: October 9, 2019

Books
You Are New
by Lucy Knisley
Autumn Babies by Kathryn O. Galbraith, illus. by Adela Pons

Music
“Speckled Frogs” from Wiggleworms Love You
“Five Fish Swimming” by Dr. Jean, Dr. Jean Sings Silly Songs (with fish puppets)
“Splish Splash” by Joanie Bartels, Bathtime Magic (with bubbles)

Baby Sign Language
Scared

Community Resource
Check out Potter Park Zoo passes, Eaton County Parks passes, Michigan Activity Pass from DTDL’s Library of Things

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

Hello Song
Tune: Mary Had a Little Lamb
Everybody smile and wave,
Smile and wave,
Smile and wave.
Everybody smile and wave,
I’m so glad you’re here.
Repeat

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

Pease Porridge Hot
Pease porridge hot!
Pease porridge cold!
Pease porridge in the pot
Nine days old.
Some like it hot,
Some like it cold,
I like it in the pot
Nine days old!

Spots, Spots, Spots
Tune: Lead up to “Charge!” (baseball song), then changes to “99 Bottles”

Spots, spots, spots, spots (gently poke at baby)
Spots, spots, spots spots
A leopard has lots of spots
What a lot of spots he’s got
A tiger’s stripes are always nice (use fingers to run down baby’s body)
But a leopard has lots of spots
Spots, spots, spots, spots
Spots, spots, spots spots
Tickle!

Criss Cross Applesauce
Criss, cross, applesauce (draw x on child’s back)
Spiders running up your back (walk fingers up back)
Cool breeze (blow gently)
Tight squeeze (hug)
Now you’ve got the shivers! (tickle)

Rub a Dub Dub (with fish puppets)
Rub a dub dub, fishy in the tub (bounce baby)
Swimming in the deep blue sea!
Dive for an oyster, dive for a clam (swing or dip baby for each dive)
Then come back to me! (hug baby)

 

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October 9, 2019 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Baby Time: September 11, 2019

Books
Look! by Robie H. Harris, illus. by Anoosha Syed
Mama, Look! by Patricia J. Murphy, illus. by David Diaz

Music
“BINGO” from Wiggleworms Love You
“Going to Kentucky” by Sue Schnitzer, Wiggle and Whirl (with shakers)
“B-A-T-H-T-I-M-E” by Shana Banana, Banana Bedtime (with bubbles)

Baby Sign Language
Help

Community Resource
Eaton Great Start

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

Hello Song
Tune: Mary Had a Little Lamb
Everybody smile and wave,
Smile and wave,
Smile and wave.
Everybody smile and wave,
I’m so glad you’re here.
Repeat

They’re a Part of Me
Tune: Wheels on the Bus

My two hands go
Clap, clap, clap
Clap, clap, clap
Clap, clap, clap
My two hands go
Clap, clap, clap
They’re a part of me

My two toes go tap, tap, tap . . .

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

This Little Piggy
This little piggy went to market,
This little piggy stayed at home.
This little piggy had roast beef,
This little piggy had none.
And this little piggy went “Wee wee wee” all the way home.

Lift One Foot
Tune: Little Red Wagon

Lift one foot, and then the other
Lift one foot, and then the other
Lift one foot, and then the other
Lift them both together

Clap your hands and keep on clapping . . .

Ride Baby Ride (with shakers)
Ride baby ride, ch ch ch ch ch ch
Ride that horsie, ride, ch ch ch ch ch ch
Ride baby ride, ch ch ch ch ch ch
Ride that horsie, ride, ch ch ch ch ch ch
Whoa!

Now sing it in a whisper!

 

September 11, 2019 at 8:54 am Leave a comment

STEAM Storytime- Water!

July 23, 2019

Books: 
Hey, Water! by Antoinette Portis
Whoosh! A water world of wonderful creatures by Marilyn Ballie

Music:
Muddy Water Puddle” by Hap Palmer
Have You Ever Been Fishin’” by Dr. Jean
Three Little Fishies” by Joanie Bartles (we danced with fish puppets and bubbles)

Question of the Week: Where do you find water?
Each week we 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 That we Learn 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!

Slippery Fish Lyrics by: Charlotte Diamond
We signed the bold words using ASL while singing
Slippery fish, slippery fish, sliding through the water,
Slippery fish, slippery fish, Gulp, Gulp, Gulp!
Oh, no! It’s been eaten by an …

Octopus, octopus, squiggling in the water
Octopus, octopus, Gulp, Gulp, Gulp!
Oh, no! It’s been eaten by a …

Tuna fish, tuna fish, flashing in the water,
Tuna fish, tuna fish, Gulp, Gulp, Gulp!
Oh, no! It’s been eaten by a …

Great white shark, great white shark, lurking in the water,
Great white shark, great white shark, Gulp, Gulp, Gulp!
Oh, no! It’s been eaten by a …

Humongous whale, humongous whale, spouting in the water,
Humongous whale, humongous whale,
Gulp! … Gulp! … Gulp! … BURP!

Excuse me!

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:

Water Play
Question: What do you think will happen when water is added to the various surfaces?

We experimented with adding water to coffee filters, cotton balls, plastic toys, foam, and crepe paper

Free Play

July 23, 2019 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

Baby Time: July 17, 2019

Books
Good Day, Good Night by Margaret Wise Brown, illus. by Loren Long
Pajama Time! by Sandra Boynton

Music
“Under the Sea” from Disney: The Music Behind the Magic (with bubbles)

Baby Sign Language
Sleep

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

Hello Song
Tune: Mary Had a Little Lamb
Everybody smile and wave,
Smile and wave,
Smile and wave.
Everybody smile and wave,
I’m so glad you’re here.
Repeat

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.

A Hippopotamus
A hip, a hip, a hippopotamus
Got on, got on, got on a city bus
And all, and all, and all the people said,
“You’re squishing us!”
A cow, a cow, a cow got on the city bus
And all, and all, and all the people said,
“Moooooove over!”
A sheep, a sheep, a sheep got on the bus
And all, and all, and all the people said,
“Baaaaaack up!”

Tick Tock
Caregivers can rock kids back and forth (older kids can rock themselves, sitting or standing)
Tick tock, tick tock, I’m a little cuckoo clock.
Tick tock, tick tock, now I’m chiming one o’clock.
Cuckoo! (Lift baby into the air)
Continue with two, three, four and five o’clock. (For each o’clock add a cuckoo at the end)

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

Did You Ever See a Fishy? (with sea puppets)
Sway back and forth
Did you ever see a fishy, a fishy, a fishy?
Did you ever see a fishy swim this way and that?
Swim this way and that way,
And this way and that way.
Did you ever see a fishy swim this way and that?

Yes, I’ve seen a fishy, a fishy, a fishy.
Yes, I’ve seen a fishy swim this way and that.
Swim this way and that way,
And this way and that way.
Yes, I’ve seen a fishy swim this way and that

Roly Poly Song
Tune: Frere Jacques
Roly poly, roly poly.
Up, up, up. Up, up, up.
Roly roly poly. Roly roly poly.
Down, down down. Down, down, down.
Roly poly … Out and in.
Roly poly . . . Front and back.
Roly poly . . . Left and right.
Roly poly . . . Fast and slow.

July 17, 2019 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Baby Time: June 19, 2019

Books
A Trip Into Space by Lori Haskins Houran, illus. by Francisca Marquez
Bizzy Bear: Space Rocket by Benji Davies

Music
“Dancen Hands” by Merry Music Maker, Kids on the Move (with shakers)
“Splish Splash” by Joanie Bartels, Bathtime Magic (with bubbles)

Baby Sign Language
Change (diaper)

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

Hello Song
Tune: Mary Had a Little Lamb
Everybody smile and wave,
Smile and wave,
Smile and wave.
Everybody smile and wave,
I’m so glad you’re here.
Repeat

Wiggle Song
Tune: The Bear Went Over the Mountain
My hands are starting to wiggle,
My hands are starting to wiggle,
My hands are starting to wiggle,
Around and around and around.

Jump in the Rocket
Jump in the rocket (bounce baby on knee)
We’ll blast off soon!
We’re taking a trip
Up to the moon
Up, up, up we climb (lift baby higher and higher)
Up to the sky (hold baby high in the air)
Isn’t it a lot of fun (bring baby back down, resume bouncing)
To be able to fly?!

Astronaut, Astronaut
Astronaut, astronaut, put on your suit (touch baby’s tummy or clothing)
Astronaut, astronaut, put on your boots (touch baby’s feet)
Astronaut, astronaut, ready to fly (lift baby’s hands overhead)
Astronaut, astronaut, up in the sky (wave baby’s hands gently back and forth)
Astronaut, astronaut, flying through the stars (clap baby’s hands together)
Astronaut, astronaut, past the moon and Mars (use your finger to circle the perimeter of baby’s face)
Astronaut, astronaut, wave your hands (wave baby’s hands)
Astronaut, astronaut, ready to land! (touch baby’s feet)

Baby Put Your Pants On (diaper changing song)
Baby put your pants on, pants on, pants on (wiggle baby’s legs)
Baby put your pants on, 1, 2, 3 (hold up fingers as you count)
Baby put your pants on, pants on, pants on (wiggle baby’s legs)
Baby put your pants on, 1, 2, 3 (hold up fingers as you count)
Legs to the left (wiggle left leg)
Legs to the right (wiggle right leg)
Wiggle and jiggle and pull them up tight (wiggle baby’s legs)
Legs to the left (wiggle left leg)
Legs to the right (wiggle right leg)
Wiggle and jiggle and pull them up tight (wiggle baby’s legs)
Baby put your pants on, pants on, pants on (wiggle baby’s legs)
Baby put your pants on, 1, 2, 3 (hold up fingers as you count)

Zoom, Zoom, Zoom
Zoom, zoom, zoom (clap/sweep hands back and forth)
We’re going to the moon
Zoom, zoom, zoom
We’re going to the moon
If you want to take a trip (climb fingers up baby’s arm or climb arms up invisible rocket)
Climb aboard our rocket ship
Zoom, zoom, zoom
We’re going to the moon
5, 4, 3, 2, 1 – blast off! (count on fingers/hands, blast off with arms in air or whole body/swing baby up)

Far, far, far
We’re going to the stars
Far, far, far
We’re going to the stars
If you want to take a trip (climb fingers up baby’s arm)
Climb aboard our rocket ship
Far, far, far
We’re going to the stars
5, 4, 3, 2, 1 – blast off! (count on fingers/hands, blast off with arms in air or whole body/swing baby up)

Fun, fun, fun
We’re going to the sun
Fun, fun, fun
We’re going to the sun
If you want to take a trip (climb fingers up baby’s arm)
Climb aboard our rocket ship
Fun, fun, fun
We’re going to the sun
5, 4, 3, 2, 1 – blast off! (count on fingers/hands, blast off with arms in air or whole body/swing baby up)

Everyone Can Shake (with shakers)
Everyone can shake, shake, shake
Everyone can shake, shake, shake
Everyone can shake, shake, shake
And then we make a stop
Tap, clap, wave

June 19, 2019 at 9:02 am Leave a comment

Toddler Storytime- Listen!

April 11, 2019

Books: 
Julian is a Mermaid by Jessica Love
Listen to our World by Bill Martin

Music:
Roll With the Waves” by Eric Litwin
Under the Sea” by H Ashman (we danced with fish puppets and bubbles)

Letter of the Week: Mm
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)
M is for more/music
is for more/music
There are many words with the letter M
is for more/music

Letter M

Signs from left to right: Letter M, More, Music

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 11, 2019 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Baby Time: February 6, 2019

Books

Hat On, Hat Off by Theo Heras, illus. by Renne Benoit
Toot Toot Beep Beep by Emma Garcia

Music

“Wheels on the Bus” and “Boogie Woogie Hand Jive” by Merry Music Maker,Kids on the Move
“One Man Band” by Sharon, Lois & Bram, Toddler’s Next Steps: Playtime Songs
“Splishin’ and Splashin'” by Charlotte Diamond, Charlotte Diamond’s World

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

Wiggle Fingers
Wiggle fingers, wiggle so
Wiggle high, wiggle low
Wiggle left, wiggle right
Wiggle fingers out of sight

Say, Say Oh Baby
Tune: Oh Little Playmate
Say, say, oh baby
Come here and clap with me
And bring your happy smile
Bounce on my lap so free
Shake, shake your hands, now
Shake, shake your bottom too
And shake your tootsies ten
Let’s do it again

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!

Little Green Frogs
Jump, jump went the little green frogs one day
Jump, jump went the little green frogs
Jump, jump went the little green frogs one day
And their eyes went blink, blink blink
Repeat with: And their tongues went blub, blub, blub

Real Cool Cat
Hey there [name] you’re a real cool cat (point out thumbs to person you’re talking to – move baby’s arms or legs)
You got a lot of this and you got a lot of that (roll arms)
So come on in (hands pulling in) and get down (ch ch ch ch ch ch ch ch ch) (dance pointed fingers)
To the left (ch ch ch ch ch ch ch ch ch)
To the right (ch ch ch ch ch ch ch ch ch)
Up in the air (ch ch ch ch ch ch ch ch ch) – could lift baby
And get down (ch ch ch ch ch ch ch ch ch)

One, Two, Three, Four
One, two, three, four
Jingle at the cottage door
Five, six, seven, eight
Jingle at the cottage gate
Can use jingle bells or other props, can substitute clapping, running, stomping, etc.

February 6, 2019 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

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