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Music & Movement – January 10, 2020

This week we stretched like a fox, played some jazzy instruments, and shook down the house!

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Music & Movement – November 8, 2019

Books

The Nuts Keep Rolling by Eric Litwin
This Book Just Ate My Dog by Richard Byrne

Music

“My Bonnie” by Jim Gill
“Roll With the Waves” by Eric Litwin
“Four Funky Fish” by Baby Loves Jazz (with Rhythm Sticks)

Yoga Pose of the Week: Bee (pose and breath)

Let’s pretend to be bees! Flutter your wings. Put up your antennae (raise arms up). Find a comfortable place to sit (wiggle arms up). Once you find your spot, land on the the ground. Lower your antennae to your ears. We’re going to take a deep breath in and when we exhale, let out a humming noise like a bee buzzing.

Yoga POse

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.

Rhythm Stick Rhyme
Bread and butter,
Marmalade and jam,
Let’s tap our sticks as nice as we can!

Other verses:
(quick, slow, quiet, loud, nice)

Put Your Hands Up High
Put your hands up high.
Put your hands down low.
Put your hands in the middle and wiggle just so.

Put your elbows in the front.
Put your elbows to the back.
Put your elbows to the side and quack, quack, quack!

Flip the Lid: Hand Brain Model

When we feel upset, angry, or overwhelmed, it’s important to take a moment to “put our lids back on”. Some ways you can help calm down are practicing yoga poses or other stretches, slowly counting to 10, and focusing on one thing at a time like the way your stomach moves in and out when you breath.

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 8, 2019 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Music & Movement – October 4, 2019

Books

How Do You Dance by Thyra Heder
That’s How! by Christoph Niemann

Music

“Spaghetti Legs” by Jim Gill
“Dance, Freeze, Melt” by Eric Litwin
“Popcorn Calling Me” by Laurie Berkner (with Shaker Eggs)
“In and Out the Window” by Anne Marie Akin (Circle Time Activity with Stretchy Band)

Yoga Pose of the Week: Hot Air Balloon

Let’s go on a hot air balloon trip together! Step inside, have a seat, and get comfortable. We have to blow up our hot air balloon now! Once your balloon is full, let the wind take you back and forth. What do you see down there?

Hot Air Balloon

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.

Shaker Egg Rhyme
Pop, pop, pop, put the corn in the pot.
Pop, pop, pop, shake it shake it ‘til it’s hot.
Pop, pop, pop, lift the lid and what have you got?!

Popcorn!!

Little Clapping Mouse
Behind the tree (clap, clap)
And under the house (clap, clap)
There lived a teeny (clap, clap)
Tiny mouse (clap, clap)

She loved to sing (clap, clap)
She loved to tap (clap, clap)
But most of all (clap, clap)
She loved to clap (clap, clap)

She clapped all night (clap, clap)
She clapped all day (clap, clap)
She clapped to frighten (clap, clap)
The cat away (a lot of claps)

Flip the Lid: Hand Brain Model

When we feel upset, angry, or overwhelmed, it’s important to take a moment to “put our lids back on”. Some ways you can help calm down are practicing yoga poses or other stretches, slowly counting to 10, and focusing on one thing at a time like the way your stomach moves in and out when you breath.

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 4, 2019 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Music & Movement – September 20, 2019

Books

Hickory Dickory Dock by Keith Baker
There Was an Old Women Who Lived in a Shoe by Jane Cabrera

Music

“My Energy” by Laurie Berkner
“Mouse in My Toolbox” by Laurie Berkner
“Hickory Dickory Dock” by Baby Loves Jazz (with Rhythm Sticks)
“Stick to the Glue” by Jim Gill

Yoga Pose of the Week: Clock Stretch

Sit on the floor with your legs apart. Reach your arms up high pretending they are arms of a clock. Count to twelve moving your arms in the shape of a clock. Now put your arms to the side and tick them back and forth.

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.

Rhythm Stick Rhyme
Tick tock, tick tock goes the clock
Waiting for someone to knock, knock, knock
My oh my
It’s a cat!

bunny, duck, walrus, unicorn, robot

Shoe Song
I have loud shoes, how about you?
I have loud shoes, how about you?
I have loud shoes, how about you?
Stomp your shoes like I do!

I have stinky shoes, how about you?
I have stinky shoes, how about you?
I have stinky shoes, how about you?
Wiggle your shoes like I do!

I have two shoes, how about you?
I have two shoes, how about you?
I have two shoes, how about you?
Touch your shoes like I do!

Flip the Lid: Hand Brain Model

When we feel upset, angry, or overwhelmed, it’s important to take a moment to “put our lids back on”. Some ways you can help calm down are practicing yoga poses or other stretches, slowly counting to 10, and focusing on one thing at a time like the way your stomach moves in and out when you breath.

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)

September 20, 2019 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Music & Movement – January 11, 2019

Books

Play This Book by Jessica Young
The Nuts: Sing and Dance in your Polka Dot Pants by Eric Litwin
ABC Yoga by Christine Engel

Music

“Wiggle Song” by Dragon Tales
“Follow the Band” by Jim Gill
“Mister” by Laurie Berkner
“Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes [funk]” by Mr. Eric and Mr. Michael

Yoga Pose of the Week: Washing Machine 

Sit criss-cross applesauce. Sit straight up with your hands behind you head. Twist your upper body back and forth. Wishy-washy, wishy-washy!

In this pose we cross our midline! Crossing midline is the ability to move ones hands, feet, and eyes across and to the other side of the body.

It allows the right and left side of the brain to communicate. Crossing the midline builds a foundation for skills such as writing, reading, crawling, riding a bike, and many other school/playtime activities.

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.

Scarf Rhyme
One bright scarf waiting for the wind to blow.
Wiggle it high and wiggle it low.
Shake it fast and shake it slow.
Where did it go? (hide the scarf somewhere)

Breathe Play: Hot Chocolate
Imagine you’re holding a cup of hot chocolate.
It’s much too hot to take a sip, so we’ll have to blow on it.
Bring your cup close, breathe in, and gently blow towards your cup.
Take a sip!

Sing this song:
Hot cocoa hot cocoa
In a mug, in a mug
When I’m feeling cold, when I’m feeling cold
Glug, glug, glug, glug, glug, glug

Flip the Lid: Hand Brain Model

When we feel upset, angry, or overwhelmed, it’s important to take a moment to “put our lids back on”. Some ways you can help calm down are practicing yoga poses or other stretches, slowly counting to 10, and focusing on one thing at a time like the way your stomach moves in and out when you breath.

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 11, 2019 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Music & Movement – November 16, 2018

Books

Monster Boogie by Laurie Berkner
Compost Stew by Mary McKenna Siddals
There is a Flower at the Tip of My Nose Smelling Me by Alice Walker

Music

“Mr. Sun” by Raffi
“The Goldfish” by Laurie Berkner
“Yellow Submarine” by Beatles (we danced with fish)
“Alphabet Forwards and Backwards” by Dr. Jean

Yoga Pose of the Week: Helicopter

Bend your knees, jump to the side. Now bring your arms out wide and twist your body. Let’s do the other side. Can you twist back and forth? Can we make our breath sound like a helicopter?

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.

Fish Puppet Song

Have you ever been a fishing on a bright and sunny day?
When you see the little fishies swimming up and down the bay.
With your hands in your pockets and your pockets in your pants.
All the little fishies do the hoochie coochie dance.

Flip the Lid: Hand Brain Model

When we feel upset, angry, or overwhelmed, it’s important to take a moment to “put our lids back on”. Some ways you can help calm down are practicing yoga poses or other stretches, slowly counting to 10, and focusing on one thing at a time like the way your stomach moves in and out when you breath.

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 16, 2018 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Music & Movement – October 12, 2018

Books

Pretty Kitty by Karen Beaumont
Truck Full of Ducks by Ross Buroch
Yoga Frog by Nora Carpentar

Music

“The Good Stuff” by Eric Litwin
“Dance Number Three” by Eric Litwin
“Popcorn Calling Me” by Laurie Berkner (we danced with shakers)
“The Washing Machine” by Jim Gill

Yoga Pose of the Week: Cat

Come to the floor on all fours. Then arch your back and look at your belly button. Then dip your belly down and wag your tail.

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.

Ribbon Song
(Tune: If You’re Happy and You Know It Clap Your Hands)
If you’re happy and you know give a shake
If you’re happy and you know give a shake
If you’re happy and you really want to show it
If you’re happy and you know give a shake

Flip the Lid: Hand Brain Model

When we feel upset, angry, or overwhelmed, it’s important to take a moment to “put our lids back on”. Some ways you can help help calm down are practicing yoga poses or other stretches, slowly counting to 10, and focusing on one thing at a time like the way your stomach moves in and out when you breath.

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 12, 2018 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

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