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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

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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

Toddler Storytime- Polar Bears!

January 24, 2018

Books: 
Polar Bear Morning by Lauren Thompson
My Little Polar Bear by Claudia Rueda

Music:
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear” by Merry Music Makers
Fish Dance” by Johnette Downing (we danced with bubbles)

Letter of the Week: Cc
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)
C is for car/cup
C is for car/cup
There are many words with the letter C
C is for car/cup

 

                   Letter C                                               Car                                                  Cup

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
(suggested movements are in italics) 
Hey diddle diddle, the cat and the fiddle (ASL “cat”)
The cow jumped over the moon (jump)
The little dog laughed to see such a sport (BSL “dog”)
And the dish ran away with the spoon (run in place)

Action Rhyme
I put my arms up high,
I put my arms down low.
I put my arms out to the side,
And then I let them go.

Tip: You can change out arms with other body parts or objects to help learn new words.

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

January 24, 2019 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Music & Movement – November 16, 2018

Books

Monster Boogie by Laurie Berkner
Compost Stew by Mary McKenna Siddals
There is a Flower at the Tip of My Nose Smelling Me by Alice Walker

Music

“Mr. Sun” by Raffi
“The Goldfish” by Laurie Berkner
“Yellow Submarine” by Beatles (we danced with fish)
“Alphabet Forwards and Backwards” by Dr. Jean

Yoga Pose of the Week: Helicopter

Bend your knees, jump to the side. Now bring your arms out wide and twist your body. Let’s do the other side. Can you twist back and forth? Can we make our breath sound like a helicopter?

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.

Fish Puppet Song

Have you ever been a fishing on a bright and sunny day?
When you see the little fishies swimming up and down the bay.
With your hands in your pockets and your pockets in your pants.
All the little fishies do the hoochie coochie dance.

Flip the Lid: Hand Brain Model

When we feel upset, angry, or overwhelmed, it’s important to take a moment to “put our lids back on”. Some ways you can help calm down are practicing yoga poses or other stretches, slowly counting to 10, and focusing on one thing at a time like the way your stomach moves in and out when you breath.

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)

November 16, 2018 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

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