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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!

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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

Music & Movement – January 8th, 2016

January 8, 2016

Books
Ten on the Sled – by Kim Norman
It’s Only Stanley – by Jon Agee

Music
“Stretch” by Dragon Tales
“Doing the Penguin” by Sesame Street, Hot! Hot! Hot! Dance Songs
“Rock and Roll Freeze Dance” by Hap Palmer, So Big
“Shake My Sillies Out” by Raffi, More Singable Songs
“Wiggy Wiggles Freeze Dance” by Hap Palmer, Two Little Sounds
“Bean Bag Rock” Action Songs for Preschoolers

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.

The Elevator Song (To the tune of Do Your Ears Hang Low)
Oh, the city is great and the city is grand (Stand up and dance with a bouncy step)
There are lots of tall buildings
On a little piece of land
We live way up on the fifty-seventh floor
And this is what we do
When we go out the door
Take the elevator up, take the elevator down (3 times)
Then we spin around (spin around)

Movement Rhyme: Run in Place
Run in place,
Turn around,
Flap your arms,
Now sit right down.
Put your finger on your nose,
And wiggle it around.
Put your finger on your lips,
And make this sound, “Shh.”

Hello Friends
Hello friends,
Hello Friends.
Hello friends,
It’s time to say hello.
(For this song we learned the signs for “Hello” and “Friends.” Please click here for a video.)

Ten Little Fingers
I have ten little fingers
And they all belong to me.
I can make them do things,
Would you like to see?
I can shut them up tight.
Or open them wide.
I can put them together,
Or make them all hide.
I can make them jump up high,
Or make them go low.
I can fold them up quietly,
and sit just so!

Activities:
Shaker Eggs
Bean Bags
Dance & Freeze songs

January 8, 2016 at 1:44 pm Leave a comment

Music & Movement – Just Dance

APRIL 19th

Books

Hilda Must Be Dancing by Karma Wilson
Dinosaurumpus by Tony Mitton

Music
Dancing in the Street by Georgiana Stewart’s Aerobics for Kids
Dancing Scarf Blues by Carole Peterson
Shaking Everywhere by Jim Gill

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays
Opening 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: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 your shoulders, dance them on your head
dance them on your tummy, and put them all to bed

Rhyme: Five Little Ballerinas
Five little ballerians dance across the floor
one twirled away and then there were four.
Four little ballerians strechted tall like a tree
one leaped away and then there were three.
Three little ballerinas dressed in tutus of blue
one danced away and then there were two.
Two little ballerians having lots of fun
One twirled away and then there was one.
One little ballerian dancing all along
She danced away and then there were none

Props: Scarves

Movement Activity: Rainbow Dancers
RAINBOW dancers let’s get ready
Hold your scarves nice and steady.
You’ll hear the colors of the RAINBOW.
Listen for your time to go.

Shake red
Shake orange
Shake yellow
Shake green
Shake blue
Shake purple

Red scarves turn around,
Orange scarves up and down.
Yellow scarves reach up high,
Green scarves fly, fly, fly.

RAINBOW dancers, dance around,
Scarves swirl up and scarves swirl down.
Overhead and on the ground,
RAINBOWS flying all around.

Shake purple
Shake blue
Shake green
Shake yellow
Shake orange
Shake red

Blue scarves tickle your nose,
Purple scarves touch your toes.
Everybody dance around,
Swirl your scarves up and swirl your scarves down.

RAINBOW dancers dance around,
Scarves swirl up and scarves swirl down.
RAINBOW dancers wave to a friend,
Our colorful dance is at an end.

Fingerplay: Thelma Thumb
Thelma Thumb is up, Thelma Thumb is down
Thelam Thumb is dancing all around the town.
Dance her on your shoulders
Dance her on your head
Dancer her on your knees
and tuck her into bed.

Action Rhyme: Clap Your Hands
(Tune: Row Your Boat)
Clap, clap, clap your hands, clap your hands together
Clap, clap, clap your hands, clap your hands together.
…wiggle your fingers fast.
…shake your shoulders up and down,
…move your hips around
…bend your knees right now
…slide your feet across the floor
…dance around together

Closing Song:  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!”

April 19, 2013 at 12:54 pm Leave a comment

Exercise

Books
Get Up and Go! by Nancy Carlson
From Head to Toe by Eric Carle
How Can You Dance? by Rick Walton

Music
First I’m Stretching by Abridge Club, Movin’ and Shakin’ for Youngsters
Put Your Hands on Your Hips by Mark D. Pencil, Exercise Party
Clap Your Hands by Old Town School of Folk Music, Wiggleworms Love You
The Wiggle Song by Carole Peterson, Sticky Bubble Gum… And Other Tasty Tunes

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays
Clap and Sing Hello! (tune: Farmer in the Dell)
We clap and sing hello,
We clap and sing hello,
With our friends at storytime,
We clap and sing hello!

We wave and sing hello
We wave and sing hello,
With our friends at storytime,
We wave and sing hello!

We stomp and sing hello,
We stomp and sing hello,
With our friends at storytime,
We wave and sing hello!

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

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 your shoulders, dance them on your head.
Dance them on your tummy, and put them all to bed.

Open Shut Them
Open, shut them.
Open, shut them.
Give a little clap.
Open, shut them.
Open, shut them.
Lay them in your lap.
Creep them, creep them up to your chin.
Open your mouth, but do not let them in!
Open, shut them.
Open, shut them.
Lay them in your lap.

If You’re Happy and You Know It
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands Clap! Clap!
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands Clap! Clap!
If you’re happy and you know it, and you really want to show it
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands Clap! Clap

Stomp your feet
Blink your eyes
Wave goodbye!

February 21, 2013 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

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