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Toddler Storytime- Numbers and Letters

Books
Swallow the Leader by Danna Smith
The Alphabet Parade by Charles Ghinga

Felt Board
“One, Two Buckle My Shoe”

Song
“On the Count of Five”  by Hap Palmer, Sally the Swinging Snake
“Alphabet Forwards and Backwards”  by Dr. Jean, Keep On Singing and Dancing With Dr. Jean

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

Early Literacy Fact of the Week

When talking with your child it’s important to be patient. It can take at least ten seconds for a child to respond to a question. They need that time to comprehend the question and come up with a response.

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

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.

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.

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November 3, 2016 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

Toddler Storytime- Feet

Books
 Dancing Feet by Lindsey Craig
Who Has These Feet? by Laura Hulburt

Felt Board
“Dirty Socks”

Songs
“Shaker Hop”  by Carole Peterson, Dancing Feet

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

Early Literacy Fact of the Week:

Sing
Clap along with rhymes when you sing or listen to a song. This helps children hear the syllables in words and helps develop motor skills.

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

Feet
Feet, feet, feet,
Feet are really neat.
From the bottom of your heel,
To the top of your big toe,
Your feet are with you,
Wherever you go!
Your feet help you jump and dance and spin.
They take you outside and bring you back in.
Your feet are with you night and day.
Your feet just love to hop and play.
So take your feet on a play date,
‘Cause happy feet are really great!

Tiny Feet
Tiny feet tiptoe.
Tiny feet run.
Tiny feet have a lot of fun.
Tiny feet kick and jump and play.
Tiny feet love a cool, fall day.

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.

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.

October 27, 2016 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

Expressions Storytime

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

Books

Wild Ideas by Elin Kelsey
Inside This Book (are three books). by Barney Saltzberg
Beyond the Pond by Joseph Kueffler
That’s How by Christoph Niemann

Music

Driving in My Car by Ralph Covert
It’s A Beautiful Day by Kathy Reid-Naiman

 Activities

We danced with wrist ribbons and enjoyed coloring.

 

 

July 26, 2016 at 1:23 pm Leave a comment

Baby Time: June 22, 2016

Books

Dancing Feet by Lindsey Craig, illus. by Marc Brown
Jazz Baby by Lisa Wheeler, illus. by R. Gregory Christie

Music

“Come Dance With Me” by The Learning Groove, Perfectly Purple
“Bounce Your Baby” by Caspar Babypants, This is Fun!

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

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

Tiny Little Babies
Tiny little babies love
Dancin’ dancin’
Tiny little babies love
Dancin’ round
Tiny little babies love
Dancin’ dancin’
Tiny little babies love
Dancin’ so
Lean to the left, lean to the right
Hug that baby nice and tight!
Lean to the left, lean to the right
Hug that baby nice and tight

Baby Hop
Snuggle up together
Baby’s in your lap
Snuggle up together
And clap, clap, clap
Snuggle up together
Baby, don’t you nap
Snuggle up together
And tap, tap, tap
You’re working out together
Baby, don’t stop
You’re working out together
Now hop, hop, hop

Put Your Finger On Your Shirt
Put your finger on your shirt, on your shirt
Put your finger on your shirt, on your shirt
Put your finger on your shirt
Put your finger on your shirt
Put your finger on your shirt, on your shirt

We Wiggle & Wiggle & Stop
We wiggle and wiggle and stop
We wiggle and wiggle and stop
We wiggle and wiggle and wiggle and wiggle
And wiggle and wiggle and stop
We . . . wave . . . twirl

June 23, 2016 at 2:27 pm Leave a comment

Music & Movement February 19 2016

February 19, 2016

Books
Max and Marla – by Alexandra Boiger
Huff and Puff – by Claudia Rueda

Music
Jumping and Counting by Jim Gill
Shaker Hop by Carole Peterson

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Action Rhyme: The Grand Old Duke of York

He had 10,000 men
First he marched them UP the hill (stand up)
Then he marched them DOWN again (crouch down)
And when you’re UP you’re up (stand up)
And when you’re DOWN you’re down (crouch down)
And when you’re only half-way UP (crouch half-way)
You’re neither UP nor DOWN (stand up then sit down)

Fingerplay: How Do You Say Hi?

Hey! Hi! Howdy! Yo!
There are many ways to say hello!
Wave your hand.
Nod your head.
Smile big or wink instead.
Blow a kiss. Tip your hat.
Shake your hands.
Give a pat.
Of all the ways to say hello,
Here’s the way I like to go … HELLO!

Song: If You’re Happy and You Know It

If you’re happy and you know it Clap your hands (clap your hands!)
If you’re happy and you know it Clap you hands (clap your hands)
If you’re happy and you know it
Then your hands should surely show it
If you’re happy and you know it Clap your hands!

Continue with: Stomp Your Feet shout hooray! do all three

Activities:

Obstacle Course

February 19, 2016 at 11:50 am Leave a comment

Music & Movement February 5th 2016

February 5th, 2016

Books

Silly Suzy Goose by Petr Horacek
Bear Counts by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman

Music
You’re an Animal Too! by Anna Moo / Anna Moo Crackers
Doing the Penguin by Sesame Street /Hot! Hot! Hot! Dance Songs
Crazy Dance by Go Fish / Party Like a Preschooler
Dance Along Gong Song by Jim Gill / Jim Gill’s Irrational Anthem and More Salutes to Nonsense
Shake My Sillies Out by Raffi / More Singable Songs

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Song: Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

Head, shoulders, knees and toes,
Knees and toes.
Head, shoulders, knees and toes,
Knees and toes.
Eyes and ears and mouth and nose.
Head, shoulders, knees and toes,
Knees and toes.

Movement Rhyme: Hello Friends

Hello friends,
Hello friends.
Hello friends,
It’s time to say hello.
(Video with signs can be found here. Credit to Jbrary.)

Song: If You’re Happy and You Know It

If you’re happy and you know it,
clap your hands.
If you’re happy and you know it,
clap your hands.
If you’re happy and you know it,
then your face will surely show it
If you’re happy and you know it,
clap your hands.
…stomp your feet…
…turn around…
…shout “Hurray!”…

Movement Rhyme: 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.

Circle Time: The Hokey Pokey

February 5, 2016 at 11:59 am Leave a comment

Music and Movement November 6, 2015

November 6th, 2015

Books

Duncan The Story Dragon and Amanda Driscoll
Duck in the Truck by Jez Alborough

Music

“My Ups and Downs” by Jim Gill
“Stick to the Glue” by Jim Gill
“Hold Still” by Yo Gabba Gabba

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.

Action Rhyme: Jump Up, Turn Around
Jump up
Turn around
Clap your hands
Stomp the Ground

Arms Up, Slowly, Faster, Faster Still, Eyes Closed, Holding Breath

Action Rhyme: Everyone Can
Everyone can march, march, march
Everyone can march, march, march
Everyone can march, march, march
And now let’s make a stop.

Verses: clap, jump

Source: Jbrary

Fingerplay:Bumblebee
Bumblebee, bumblebee,
Landing on my nose.
Bumblebee, bumblebee,
Now he’s on my toes.
On my arms,
on my legs,
On my elbows!
Bumblebee, Bumblebee,
He lands and then he goes!

Felt Board: Five Little Elephants
One elephant in the bathtub
Going for a swim
Knock, knock, (clap twice)
Splash, splash (pat knees)
Come on in! (beckon with hand)

Two, Three, Four,

Five little elephants in the bathtub
Going for a swim.
Knock, Knock,
Splash, Splash,
They all fell in!

November 6, 2015 at 1:26 pm Leave a comment

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