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Music & Movement – February 8, 2019

Books
Builders and Breakers by Steve Light
I Spy on the Farm by Edward Gibbs

Music
Let’s Go Fly A Kite by Georgiana Stewart
I Feel Crazy So I Jump In My Soup by Laurie Berkner

Yoga Pose of the Week: Airplane
Coming to stand on one leg, try and get your balance and spot something in front of you. Tilt yourself forward and start to fly. Lift your leg higher and soar thru the sky! Flying!

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.

Fingerplay: Five Little Nails
Five little nails, standing straight and steady
Here I come with my hammer ready!
Bam, bam, bam! That nail goes down.
Now there’s just four nails to pound.
(count down)

Prop Rhyme: Jack In The Box
Jack in the box
Sits so still
Will he come out?
Yes, he will!

Prop Song: Popcorn Song
Popcorn kernels, Popcorn kernels (wave scarves overhead)
In the pot, in the pot (make their scarves ‘disappear’ by bunching them up in their fists)
Shake them shake them shake them (shake)
Shake them shake them shake them (shake)
’til they POP, ’til they POP (Toss scarves up into the air)

Breathplay: Dragon Breath
Put your hands under your chin, breathe in, now breathe out like a fire-breathing dragon! Roar!

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)

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February 8, 2019 at 12:33 pm Leave a comment

Music & Movement – January 18, 2019

Books
Chomp Goes the Alligator by Matthew Van Fleet
The Cow Who Clucked by Denise Fleming

Music
Here Comes the Sun by Rockabye Baby
Can’t Stop the Feeling by Rockabye Baby
Moving Like the Animals from Action Songs for Preschoolers 1
I Know A Chicken by The Laurie Berkner Band

Yoga Pose of the Week: Crocodile
Lying down on our side we take our arms and legs out long. With the other arm up we snap our crocodile jaws

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.

Prop Song: Where Is Shaker?
To the tune of Where Is Thumbkin?
Where is shaker? Where is shaker?
Here I am! Here I am!
How are you today, friend?
Very well, I thank you.
Run away, run away.

Breath Play: Count To Five
Count to five as you breathe in.
1, 2, 3, 4, 5…
And count to five as you breath out.
…1, 2, 3, 4, 5.

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)

January 18, 2019 at 12:17 pm Leave a comment

Toddler Storytime- Welcome Back!

January 10, 2018

Books: 
Hello, Hello by Brendan Wenzell
Funny Face, Sunny Face by Sally Symes

Music:
Betcha Can” by Dragon Tales
Dancing Scarf Blues” by Carole Peterson (we danced with scarves)

Letter of the Week: Aa
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)
A is for airplane/angry
A is for airplane/angry
There are many words with the letter A
A is for airplane/angry

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. You’ll find some words work better than others!

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

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

Toddler Storytime- Song Books!

November 15, 2018

Books: 
What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong
There Was a Tree by Rachel Isadora

Music:
You Are Clapping” by Eric Litwin
Shakin’ Everywhere” by Jim Gill (we danced with shakers)

Signs of the Week:
Fruit

 

 

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

Silly Pizza Song
(We use American Sign Language for the words in all caps.)
When I’m feeling HUNGRY and I don’t feel like STOPPING,
I think of silly pizza with all my favorite toppings!

I like FRUIT on my pizza, I like FRUIT pizza PLEASE.
Put the FRUIT on my pizza, don’t forget the extra CHEESE!

Action Rhyme
With our hands we clap, clap, clap
With our feet we stamp, stamp, stamp
We jump three times as high as can be
Then we sit so happily.

Movement Song
I love you
You love me
We’re a happy family
With a great big hug
and a kiss from me to you
Won’t you say you
love me too?

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

November 15, 2018 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Music & Movement – October 26, 2018

Books

Dancing Feet! by Lindsey Craig
Fly Blanky Fly by Anne Margaret Lewis

Music

Bendable Stretchable from Action Songs for Preschoolers
Rocketship Run by The Laurie Berkner Band
Scarves on Your Laps by Johnette Downing

Yoga Pose of the Week: Tree

Bring one foot on top of the other on top of your heel, and your hands together at your heart, then grow your tree nice and tall. Can I blow you down? Let’s see! Try it with your breath.

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.

Sometimes
Sometimes my hands are at my side,
Then behind my back they hide.
Sometimes I wiggle my fingers so,
Shake them fast, shake them slow.
Sometimes my hands go clap, clap, clap,
Then I rest them in my lap.
Now they’re quiet as can be
Because it’s listening time, you see.

Slowly, Slowly
Slowly, slowly, very slowly
creeps the garden snail.
Slowly, slowly, very slowly
up the garden rail.
Quickly, quickly, very quickly
runs the little mouse.
Quickly, quickly very quickly
into his little house.

Prop Rhyme: Dancing Snowflakes
Tune: Frere Jacques
Dance like snowflakes,
dance like snowflakes
In the air, in the air
Whirling, twirling snowflakes
Whirling, twirling snowflakes
Everywhere, everywhere

Dance Your Fingers Up
Dance your fingers up, dance your fingers down
Dance your fingers to the side, dance them all around.
Dance them on our shoulders, dance them on your head
Dance them on your tummy, and put them all to bed.

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 9, 2018 at 1:26 am Leave a comment

Music & Movement – October 26, 2018

Books

Say What? by Angela Diterlizzi
Move! by Steve Jenkins & Robin Page

Music

Run Baby Run by Caspar Babypants
Baby Shark
by Pinkfong

Yoga Pose of the Week: Bowl

Lying down on your tummy, bend your knees. See if you can reach around to grab your ankle, and do the same with the other foot. Lift yourself up, and rock like a bowl!

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.

I Wiggle
I wiggle my fingers,
I wiggle my toes.
I wiggle my arms,
I wiggle my nose.
Now there are no more wiggles left in me,
Because it is time for the next story.

Prop Rhyme: If You’re Happy and You Know It, Play Your Instrument
If you’re happy and you know it . . . Play your instrument
Play up high
Rub your tummy
Play them softly
Play them loudly
Tap your hand

Prop Rhyme: Play Your Instrument
Tune: Frere Jacques
Play your instrument, play your instrument
One, two, three, one two three
Can you play a song, can you play a song?
Just like me, just like me
Play your instrument, way up high, play down low, quietly, loud as can be

Let Your Hands Go Clap

Let your hands go clap,
Let your fingers go snap,
Let your lips go up and down,
But do not make a sound.
Fold your hands and close your eyes,
Take a breath and softly sigh.

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)

October 26, 2018 at 5:51 pm 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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