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Baby Time: October 9, 2019

Books
You Are New
by Lucy Knisley
Autumn Babies by Kathryn O. Galbraith, illus. by Adela Pons

Music
“Speckled Frogs” from Wiggleworms Love You
“Five Fish Swimming” by Dr. Jean, Dr. Jean Sings Silly Songs (with fish puppets)
“Splish Splash” by Joanie Bartels, Bathtime Magic (with bubbles)

Baby Sign Language
Scared

Community Resource
Check out Potter Park Zoo passes, Eaton County Parks passes, Michigan Activity Pass from DTDL’s Library of Things

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

Apple Tree
Way up high in an apple tree
Two little apples did I see
So I shook that tree as hard as I could
Down came the apples
Mmm, they were good

Pease Porridge Hot
Pease porridge hot!
Pease porridge cold!
Pease porridge in the pot
Nine days old.
Some like it hot,
Some like it cold,
I like it in the pot
Nine days old!

Spots, Spots, Spots
Tune: Lead up to “Charge!” (baseball song), then changes to “99 Bottles”

Spots, spots, spots, spots (gently poke at baby)
Spots, spots, spots spots
A leopard has lots of spots
What a lot of spots he’s got
A tiger’s stripes are always nice (use fingers to run down baby’s body)
But a leopard has lots of spots
Spots, spots, spots, spots
Spots, spots, spots spots
Tickle!

Criss Cross Applesauce
Criss, cross, applesauce (draw x on child’s back)
Spiders running up your back (walk fingers up back)
Cool breeze (blow gently)
Tight squeeze (hug)
Now you’ve got the shivers! (tickle)

Rub a Dub Dub (with fish puppets)
Rub a dub dub, fishy in the tub (bounce baby)
Swimming in the deep blue sea!
Dive for an oyster, dive for a clam (swing or dip baby for each dive)
Then come back to me! (hug baby)

 

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October 9, 2019 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

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

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

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: March 27, 2019

Books

Touch the Brightest Star by Christie Matheson
Who is Sleeping? by Petr Horacek

Music

“I’m a Little Teapot” by Hap Palmer, Early Childhood Classics
“All the Fish” by Sue Schnitzer, Wiggle and Whirl: Clap and Nap

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

Open Them, Shut Them
Open them, shut them
Open them, shut them
Give a little clap
Open them, shut them
Open them, shut them
Put them in your lap
Creep the, creep them
Up to your chin
Open your mouth
But don’t let them in!
Open them, shut them
Open them, shut them
Put them in your lap

Down By the Station
Down by the station
Early in the morning
See the little puffer-bellies all in a row
See the station master pull the little handle
Puff, puff, toot, toot, off we go

Criss, Cross, Applesauce
Criss, cross, applesauce (draw x on child’s tummy or back)
Fingers tickling your tummy (walk fingers up tummy or back)
Cool breeze (blow gently)
Tight squeeze (hug)
Now you’ve got the shivers! (tickle)

Baby Put Your Pants On
Tune: Shortnin’ Bread
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)
Leg to the left (wiggle left leg)
Leg to the right (wiggle right leg)
Wiggle and jiggle and pull them up tight (wiggle baby’s legs)
Leg to the left (wiggle left leg)
Leg 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)
(can add verses by substituting different pieces of clothing/body parts)

Rub a Dub Dub
Rub a dub dub, fishy in the tub (bounce baby)
Swimming in the deep blue sea!
Dive for an oyster, dive for a clam (swing or dip baby for each dive)
Then come back to me! (hug baby)

 

March 27, 2019 at 2:46 pm Leave a comment

PJ Storytime – Ocean – March 14, 2019

March 14, 2019

Books:
Hooray For Fish! by Lucy Cousins
Poor Little Guy by Elanna Allen
The Blobfish Book by Jessica Olien

Music:
Baby Shark by Pinkfong
The Goldfish by Laurie Berkner
Under the Sea from The Little Mermaid

Yoga Pose of the Month:
Seahorse (From Yoga Whale by Sarah Jane Hinder)

Come onto your knees and lower your bottom. Breathe in and raise your arms out in front of you. Now, lift up your bottom and bob up and down in the sea like a seahorse!

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
Cause your friends are my friends
And my friends are your friends
The more we get together
The happier we’ll be

Song: The Sharks In the Sea
The sharks in the sea go chomp, chomp, chomp!
Chomp, chomp, chomp!
Chomp, chomp, chomp!
The sharks in the sea go chomp, chomp, chomp
All day long!

The fish in the sea go swim, swim, swim…
The lobsters in the sea go pinch, pinch, pinch…
The clam in the sea goes open and shut…
The sea horse in the sea rocks back and forth…
The octopus in the sea goes wiggle, wiggle, wiggle…

Fish Puppet Prop Song:
One red fish was swimming in the water
Swimming in the water, swimming in the water
One red fish was swimming in the water
Bubble, bubble, bubble, pop!
Two blue fish
Three yellow fish
Four green fish
Five purple fish

Breathplay: Catch a Bubble With Your Mouth
When you breathe in, count to 1,2,3 and catch a bubble in your mouth. Now breathe the bubble out in 1,2,3,4,5.

Craft
3D Fish Ornaments

3d paper fish ornaments

March 14, 2019 at 8:30 pm Leave a comment

Baby Time: February 13, 2019

Books

You’re My Little Sweet Pea illus. by Kit Chase
I Am a Baby by Kathryn Madeline Allen, photos by Rebecca Gizicki

Music

“BINGO” from Wiggleworms Love You
“All the Fish” by Caspar Babypants, I Found You!

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

Two Little Blackbirds
Two little blackbirds sitting on a hill
One named Jack and the other named Jill
Fly away Jack, fly away Jill
Come back, Jack! Come back, Jill!

Little Red Wagon
Bumping up and down in my little red wagon,
Bumping up and down in my little red wagon,
Bumping up and down in my little red wagon,
Having so much fun
Here come my friends in their little red wagons . . .

Peek-a-Boo
Tune: Are You Sleeping?
Peek-a-boo, peek-a-boo. (Cover face 2 times)
I see you! I see you! (Point to baby)
I see your little nose. (Touch nose)
I see your tiny toes. (Touch toes)
I see you! Peek-a-boo! (Cover face 2 times)

Bicycle
(Baby lies on back with legs in air – parent rotates legs)
I have a little bicycle
I ride it to and fro
And when I see that big green light
I know it’s time to go
I have a little bicycle
I bought it at the shop
And when I see that big red light
I know it’s time to stop!

I’m a Little Fishy
Tune: I’m a Little Teapot
I’m a little fishy, I can swim
Here is my tail and here is my fin
When I want to have fun with my friends
I wiggle my tail and dive right in

February 13, 2019 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

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