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Toddler Time April 21, 2016

Thursday April 21,  2016

Books
Up, Down, and Around by Katherine Ayres
Please Mr. Panda by Steve Antony

Felt Board
Five Green and Speckled Frogs

Song
“Shake Your Sillies Out”  Raffi
The Bean Bag” Hap Palmer

Activities

Sensory Activity
I will be putting out various toddler toys, tunnel and hoop with balls.

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

Early Literacy Fact of the Week
Parents, when you talk about same and different and matching with your child, they start to learn how to compare things themselves. They will use these same comparing skills to learn their letters! Talking with your kids helps them get ready to read
http://melissa.depperfamily.net/blog/?p=3818

Songs & Rhymes

Open Song: Clap and Sing Hello

We clap and sing hello,
We clap and sing hello,
With our friends at story time,
We clap and sing hello!

Wave and sing hello
Stomp and sing hello.

Action Rhyme: Touch
Touch your nose, touch your chin,
That’s the way this game begins.
Touch your eyes, touch your knees,
Now pretend you’re going to sneeze.
Touch your hair, touch one ear,
Touch your two red lips right here.
Touch your elbows where they bend,
That’s the way this touch game ends.

Action Rhyme: Wiggle Your Fingers and Toes
Show me how you clap your hands
Clap, clap, clap
Show me how you tap your feet
Tap, tap, tap
Clap, clap, clap
Tap, tap, tap
Wiggle your fingers and toes!
Show me how you nod your head
Nod, nod, nod
Show me how you flap your arms
Flap, flap, flap
Nod, nod, nod
Flap, flap, flap
Wiggle your fingers and toes!

Action Rhyme: Roly Poly
Roly Poly, Roly Poly, Up Up Up
(roll fists and reach up)
Roly Poly, Roly Poly, Down Down Down
(roll fists and hit the floor)
Roly Poly, Roly Poly, Clap, Clap Clap
(roll fists and clap)
Roly Poly, Roly Poly, Lap, Lap, Lap
(roll fists and pat your lap)

Closing Song: We Wave Goodbye Like This
We wave goodbye like this
We wave goodbye like this
We clap our hands for all our friends
We wave goodbye like this

April 21, 2016 at 12:07 pm Leave a comment

Toddler Time April 14, 2016

Thursday April 14,  2016

Books
Bringing the Outside In by Mary McKenna Siddals
Hugs For You by Paula Hannigan

Felt Board
Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See? by Eric Carle

Song
“Mr. Eric’s Jumping Song”  Unknown
Wiggy Wiggles Freeze Dance” Hap Palmer

Activities

Sensory Activity
Toddler toys and tunnel.

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

Early Literacy Fact of the Week

  • When you make lists of interesting objects with your child, it gives them a different way to think about and learn new words. This helps them become a good reader because they will encounter words in many different ways when they read. Writing with your children will help them get ready to read

Songs & Rhymes

Open Song: Clap and Sing Hello

We clap and sing hello,
We clap and sing hello,
With our friends at story time,
We clap and sing hello!

Wave and sing hello
Stomp and sing hello.

Action Rhyme: Touch
Touch your nose, touch your chin,
That’s the way this game begins.
Touch your eyes, touch your knees,
Now pretend you’re going to sneeze.
Touch your hair, touch one ear,
Touch your two red lips right here.
Touch your elbows where they bend,
That’s the way this touch game ends.

Action Rhyme: Wiggle Your Fingers and Toes
Show me how you clap your hands
Clap, clap, clap
Show me how you tap your feet
Tap, tap, tap
Clap, clap, clap
Tap, tap, tap
Wiggle your fingers and toes!
Show me how you nod your head
Nod, nod, nod
Show me how you flap your arms
Flap, flap, flap
Nod, nod, nod
Flap, flap, flap
Wiggle your fingers and toes!

Action Rhyme: Roly Poly
Roly Poly, Roly Poly, Up Up Up
(roll fists and reach up)
Roly Poly, Roly Poly, Down Down Down
(roll fists and hit the floor)
Roly Poly, Roly Poly, Clap, Clap Clap
(roll fists and clap)
Roly Poly, Roly Poly, Lap, Lap, Lap
(roll fists and pat your lap)

Closing Song: We Wave Goodbye Like This
We wave goodbye like this
We wave goodbye like this
We clap our hands for all our friends
We wave goodbye like this

April 14, 2016 at 2:56 pm Leave a comment

Toddler Time March 24, 2016

Thursday March 24,  2016

Books
Rainy Day! by Patricia Lakin, illus. by Scott Nash
Split! Splat!  by Amy Gibson, illus. by Steve Bjorkman

Felt Board
Which Shoe Would You Choose? By Betsy R. Rosenthal, illus. by Nancy Cote

Song
“Shaken’ Everywhere” by Jim Gill, Jim Gill’s Irrational Anthem

Activities

Sensory Activity
I will be putting out Toddler Time Toys and Tunnel

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

Early Literacy Fact of the Week
We know that learning how rhymes “work” as a critical pre-reading skill. Nursery rhymes and Mother Goose songs are such a fabulous way to introduce rhymes and rhyme-play to children. But in addition to helping to boost “decoding” skills such as phonological awareness, nursery rhymes contribute to reading readiness in another way: by adding to a child’s background knowledge. The more nursery rhymes children know (from all of their language cultures) the more allusions and references they will be able to make sense out of in the stories that they read and listen to.
Source: Mel’s Desk

Songs & Rhymes

Open Song: Clap and Sing Hello

We clap and sing hello,
We clap and sing hello,
With our friends at story time,
We clap and sing hello!

Wave and sing hello
Stomp and sing hello.

Action Rhyme: Touch
Touch your nose, touch your chin,
That’s the way this game begins.
Touch your eyes, touch your knees,
Now pretend you’re going to sneeze.
Touch your hair, touch one ear,
Touch your two red lips right here.
Touch your elbows where they bend,
That’s the way this touch game ends.

Action Rhyme: Wiggle Your Fingers and Toes
Show me how you clap your hands
Clap, clap, clap
Show me how you tap your feet
Tap, tap, tap
Clap, clap, clap
Tap, tap, tap
Wiggle your fingers and toes!
Show me how you nod your head
Nod, nod, nod
Show me how you flap your arms
Flap, flap, flap
Nod, nod, nod
Flap, flap, flap
Wiggle your fingers and toes!

Action Rhyme: Roly Poly
Roly Poly, Roly Poly, Up Up Up
(roll fists and reach up)
Roly Poly, Roly Poly, Down Down Down
(roll fists and hit the floor)
Roly Poly, Roly Poly, Clap, Clap Clap
(roll fists and clap)
Roly Poly, Roly Poly, Lap, Lap, Lap
(roll fists and pat your lap)

Closing Song: We Wave Goodbye Like This
We wave goodbye like this
We wave goodbye like this
We clap our hands for all our friends
We wave goodbye like this

March 24, 2016 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Toddler Time March 17, 2016

Thursday March 17,  2016

Books
Can You Yawn Like A Fawn?  by Monica Sweeney
Sweet Dreams Pout-Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen

Felt Board
Count the Sheep – Children will use sheep  to count to ten.

Song
“Hold Still”  Yo Gabba Gabba
Beanbag Rock” Various Artists

Activities

Sensory Activity
I will be putting out the Toddler Time Toys.

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

Early Literacy Fact of the Week

  • When you share wordless books with your children, there’s no limit to the conversations you can have together! Taking part in lots of conversations helps your child learn new words, gives them a big vocabulary, and helps them become good readers. Talking with your child will help them get ready to read

Songs & Rhymes

Open Song: Clap and Sing Hello

We clap and sing hello,
We clap and sing hello,
With our friends at story time,
We clap and sing hello!

Wave and sing hello
Stomp and sing hello.

Action Rhyme: Touch
Touch your nose, touch your chin,
That’s the way this game begins.
Touch your eyes, touch your knees,
Now pretend you’re going to sneeze.
Touch your hair, touch one ear,
Touch your two red lips right here.
Touch your elbows where they bend,
That’s the way this touch game ends.

Action Rhyme: Wiggle Your Fingers and Toes
Show me how you clap your hands
Clap, clap, clap
Show me how you tap your feet
Tap, tap, tap
Clap, clap, clap
Tap, tap, tap
Wiggle your fingers and toes!
Show me how you nod your head
Nod, nod, nod
Show me how you flap your arms
Flap, flap, flap
Nod, nod, nod
Flap, flap, flap
Wiggle your fingers and toes!

Action Rhyme: Roly Poly
Roly Poly, Roly Poly, Up Up Up
(roll fists and reach up)
Roly Poly, Roly Poly, Down Down Down
(roll fists and hit the floor)
Roly Poly, Roly Poly, Clap, Clap Clap
(roll fists and clap)
Roly Poly, Roly Poly, Lap, Lap, Lap
(roll fists and pat your lap)

Closing Song: We Wave Goodbye Like This
We wave goodbye like this
We wave goodbye like this
We clap our hands for all our friends
We wave goodbye like this

March 17, 2016 at 6:51 pm Leave a comment

Toddler Time February 18, 2016

Thursday February 18,  2016

Books
Bear is Not Tired by Ciara Gavin
Hop! Plop!  by Corey Rosen Schwartz and Tali Klein

Felt Board
Count the Teddy Bears

Song
“Hold Still”  Yo Gabba Gabba

Activities

Sensory Activity
Toddler Toys and Tunnel

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

Early Literacy Fact of the Week

Sing

  • Sing the alphabet song so the child learns the letters
  • Sing nursery rhymes so children hear the different sounds in words.
  • Clap along to the rhythm so children hear the syllables.
  • Play music designed for children.

http://www.maine.gov/msl/libs/pr/posters/lit/earlyLit-newsletter.pdf

Songs & Rhymes

Open Song: Clap and Sing Hello

We clap and sing hello,
We clap and sing hello,
With our friends at story time,
We clap and sing hello!

Wave and sing hello
Stomp and sing hello.

Action Rhyme: Touch
Touch your nose, touch your chin,
That’s the way this game begins.
Touch your eyes, touch your knees,
Now pretend you’re going to sneeze.
Touch your hair, touch one ear,
Touch your two red lips right here.
Touch your elbows where they bend,
That’s the way this touch game ends.

Action Rhyme: Wiggle Your Fingers
Show me how you clap your hands
Clap, clap, clap
Show me how you tap your feet
Tap, tap, tap
Clap, clap, clap
Tap, tap, tap
Wiggle your fingers and toes!
Show me how you nod your head
Nod, nod, nod
Show me how you flap your arms
Flap, flap, flap
Nod, nod, nod
Flap, flap, flap
Wiggle your fingers and toes!

Action Rhyme: Roly Poly
Roly Poly, Roly Poly, Up Up Up
(roll fists and reach up)
Roly Poly, Roly Poly, Down Down Down
(roll fists and hit the floor)
Roly Poly, Roly Poly, Clap, Clap Clap
(roll fists and clap)
Roly Poly, Roly Poly, Lap, Lap, Lap
(roll fists and pat your lap)

Closing Song: We Wave Goodbye Like This
We wave goodbye like this
We wave goodbye like this
We clap our hands for all our friends
We wave goodbye like this

February 18, 2016 at 11:46 am Leave a comment

Toddler Time February 4, 2016

Thursday February 4,  2016

Books
Red Truck by Kersten Hamilton
The Whale in my Swimming Pool by Joyce Wan

Felt Board
Count the Owls – Children will use owls to count to ten.

Song
“Shake Your Sillies Out”  Raffi
Beanbag Rock” Various Artists

Activities

Sensory Activity
I will be putting out various gym equipment such as; tunnels, hoop and balls, and balance beam.

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

Early Literacy Fact of the Week

Read

  • Read every day.
  • Make reading interactive. Look at the cover and try to guess what the book is about before you begin. Ask the child questions as you read and listen to the answers.
  • Use books to teach new words. As you read, talk about what these words mean.
  • Have books within easy reach or in a special spot in the house.

Songs & Rhymes

Open Song: Clap and Sing Hello

We clap and sing hello,
We clap and sing hello,
With our friends at story time,
We clap and sing hello!

Wave and sing hello
Stomp and sing hello.

Action Rhyme: Touch
Touch your nose, touch your chin,
That’s the way this game begins.
Touch your eyes, touch your knees,
Now pretend you’re going to sneeze.
Touch your hair, touch one ear,
Touch your two red lips right here.
Touch your elbows where they bend,
That’s the way this touch game ends.

Action Rhyme: Wiggle Your Fingers and Toes
Show me how you clap your hands
Clap, clap, clap
Show me how you tap your feet
Tap, tap, tap
Clap, clap, clap
Tap, tap, tap
Wiggle your fingers and toes!
Show me how you nod your head
Nod, nod, nod
Show me how you flap your arms
Flap, flap, flap
Nod, nod, nod
Flap, flap, flap
Wiggle your fingers and toes!

Action Rhyme: Roly Poly
Roly Poly, Roly Poly, Up Up Up
(roll fists and reach up)
Roly Poly, Roly Poly, Down Down Down
(roll fists and hit the floor)
Roly Poly, Roly Poly, Clap, Clap Clap
(roll fists and clap)
Roly Poly, Roly Poly, Lap, Lap, Lap
(roll fists and pat your lap)

Closing Song: We Wave Goodbye Like This
We wave goodbye like this
We wave goodbye like this
We clap our hands for all our friends
We wave goodbye like this

February 4, 2016 at 12:58 pm Leave a comment

Toddler Time January 28, 2016

Thursday January 28,  2016

Books
Bob and Flo by Rebecca Ashdown
Tiptoe Joe  by Ginger Foglesong Gibson

Felt Board
Mr. Lou
http://www.literaryhoots.com/2015/04/flannel-friday-mustaches.html?spref=pi

Song
“Shake Your Dragon Tale”  Dragon Tales Soundtrack
My Ups and Downs” Jim Gill

Activities

Sensory Activity
Marker dots and coloring sheets

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

Early Literacy Fact of the Week

In the Fall we talked about five easy ways to help your toddler develop early literacy skills, talk, sing, read, write, and play. In the weeks to come I will expand on each of those five.

Talk

  • Have two way conversations with your children – children learn language by listening.
  • Respond to what they say and add words to stretch their vocabulary.
  • If English is not your first language, speak to your children in the language you know best.
  • Talk while you prepare meals, do chores, get ready for bed, go to work and school in the morning.
  • Don’t talk baby talk – the more complex sentences a child hears the more complex sentences they’ll be able to speak.

Songs & Rhymes

Open Song: Clap and Sing Hello

We clap and sing hello,
We clap and sing hello,
With our friends at story time,
We clap and sing hello!

Wave and sing hello
Stomp and sing hello.

Action Rhyme: Touch
Touch your nose, touch your chin,
That’s the way this game begins.
Touch your eyes, touch your knees,
Now pretend you’re going to sneeze.
Touch your hair, touch one ear,
Touch your two red lips right here.
Touch your elbows where they bend,
That’s the way this touch game ends.

Action Rhyme: Wiggle Your Fingers and Toes
Show me how you clap your hands
Clap, clap, clap
Show me how you tap your feet
Tap, tap, tap
Clap, clap, clap
Tap, tap, tap
Wiggle your fingers and toes!
Show me how you nod your head
Nod, nod, nod
Show me how you flap your arms
Flap, flap, flap
Nod, nod, nod
Flap, flap, flap
Wiggle your fingers and toes!

Action Rhyme: Roly Poly
Roly Poly, Roly Poly, Up Up Up
(roll fists and reach up)
Roly Poly, Roly Poly, Down Down Down
(roll fists and hit the floor)
Roly Poly, Roly Poly, Clap, Clap Clap
(roll fists and clap)
Roly Poly, Roly Poly, Lap, Lap, Lap
(roll fists and pat your lap)

Closing Song: We Wave Goodbye Like This
We wave goodbye like this
We wave goodbye like this
We clap our hands for all our friends
We wave goodbye like this

January 28, 2016 at 2:03 pm Leave a comment

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