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Toddler Storytime- Leaping and Jumping

Books
Jump! by Scott M. Fischer
Emily Loves to Bounce by Stephen Michael King

Felt Board
To Market, To Market

Song
“Hop Along Song”  by Graham Walker, Exercise Party
“Jump” by Milkshake, Bottle of Sunshine

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

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

Early Literacy Fact of the Week:

Play
Play a game of pretend with your child. This helps your child understand the power of language. other fun play includes play inga game of “Can you…?” by asking a series of questions like, “Can you jump really high?” or “Can you find something red?” These games help improve concentration, attention span, and memory.

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 feet and wiggle in the morning.

other verses: hands, eyes, ears

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.

Down By the Pond
I walked to the pond,
Tramp, tramp, tramp. (walk in place)
The ground got mushy,
Splat, splat, splat. (stamp feet)
The frogs were singing,
Ribbit, ribbit, ribbit. (hop up and down)
The raccoons were eating,
Rinse, rinse, rinse. (pretend to rinse food)
The bugs were swarming,
Buzz, buzz, buzz. (wiggle fingers by ears and face)
I went running,
Fast, fast, fast. (run in place)
Goodbye, Pond! (wave goodbye)

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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October 13, 2016 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

Music & Movement – Sept 23rd, 2016

Books

Can YOU make a SCARY FACE by Jan Thomas
Duck Sock Hop
by Jane Kohuth

Music

Stretch! by Dragon Tales Song- Dragon Tales
The Wiggle Song by Carole Peterson- Sticky Bubble Gum…and Other Tasty Tunes
Ribbons In The Air by Pam Schiller- Leaping Literacy
Come On In & Join the Game by Laura Johnson- Circle Time Songs & Games
Hello My Friend (Puppet Pals) 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
 
Put a spiral over here and a spiral over there
Put a spiral on your ear and a spiral in your hair
Put a lot of little spirals in the air everywhere
It’s a spiraly kind of day.
Hurray!
Make a wave over here and a wave over there
Make a wave on your toes and a wave on your nose
Make a lot of little waves in the air everywhere
It’s a wavy kind of day.
Hurray!

Movement Rhyme:
Frogs jump, Sloths lump
Worms wiggle, Bugs jiggle
Rabbits hop, Horses clop
Snakes slide, Seagulls glide
Mice creep, Deer leap
Puppies bounce, Kittens pounce
Lions stalk, But I walk.

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!”

September 23, 2016 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

Leaping Frogs Storytime

Tuesday,  April12th, 2016

Books

Hop Jump by Ellen Stoll Walsh
Frog in the Bog by Karma Wilson
Jump! by Scott Fischer

Music

Mr. Eric’s Jumping Song – Mr. Eric
Frogs by Caspar Babypants

 Activities

Crafts:
We made a paper plate frog

 Songs & Rhymes

Rhyme:

Underneath
The lily pads,
Where the mud is cool,
Many little polliwogs
Swim their way to school.
“We go to class each day,”
Said one.
“And all we do is wiggle.

We do not read…

We do not write…

We only squirm and giggle.” Arnold Lobel

Rhyme:

One little frog balancing
On a lily pad of green.
He thought it was so much fun,
He called for another frog to come.

Two little frogs balancing
On a lily pad of green.
They thought it was so much fun,
They called for another frog to come.

Three little frogs balancing
On a lily pad of green.
They thought it was so much fun,
They called for another frog to come.

Four little frogs balancing
On a lily pad of green.
They thought it was so much fun
Until they sank into the mud!
Glub, glub, glub!

April 12, 2016 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Little Green Frogs Storytime

 

Tuesday,  April 21st, 2015

Books

A Frog in the Bog by Karma Wilson
Hop Jump by Ellen Stoll Walsh
An Extraordinary Egg by Leo Lionni
Jump by Scott Fischer

Music

The Little Green Frogs by Carol Hammett – It’s Toddler Time
Silly Dance Contest by Jim Gill – Jim Gill Sings the Sneezing Song
Jumping and Counting by Jim Gill – Jim Gill’s Irrational Anthem

 Activities

Props:
We had a fun puppet show and a felt board story

 Songs & Rhymes

Rhyme: The Little Polliwogs

Underneath
The lily pads,
Where the mud is cool,
Many little polliwogs
Swim their way to school.
“We go to class each day,”
Said one.
“And all we do is wiggle.
We do not read…
We do not write…
We only squirm and giggle.”  Arnold Lobel

 

Rhyme: 4 Little Frogs

One little frog balancing
On a lily pad of green.
He thought it was, so much fun,
He called for another frog to come.

Two little frogs balancing
On a lily pad of green.
They thought it was, so much fun,
They called for another frog to come.

Three little frogs balancing
On a lily pad of green.
They thought it was, so much fun,
They called for another frog to come.

Four little frogs balancing
On a lily pad of green.
They thought it was so much fun
Until they sank into the mud!
Glub, glub, glub!

 

April 21, 2015 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Music and Movement – Oct. 10th 2014

Oct. 10th, 2014

Books
 She’ll Be Coming Round the Mountain by Jonathan Emmett
 Bunny Fun by Sarah Weeks

Music

Silly Dance Contest by Jim Gill
Jumping and Counting – Jim Gill, Jim Gill’s Irrational Anthem
I’m Passing Out the Sticks by Kathy Reid-Naiman – Tickles and Tunes

Songs and Rhymes:

Song: Hello!

Hey! Hi! Howdy! Yo!
There are many ways to say hello!
Wave your hand. Nod your head.
Smile big or wink intsead.
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: 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: Two Little Feet

Two little feet go tap, tap, tap,   (tap feet)
Two little hands go clap, clap, clap.  (clap hands)
A quick little leap up from my chair,   (stand up)
Two little arms reach high in the air.   (stretch arms)
Two little feet go jump, jump, jump,   (jump)
Two little fists go thump, thump, thump.   (pound fists)
One little body goes round and round,   (twirl around)
And one little child sits quietly down.   (sit down)

Fingerplay: Five Little Elephants in a Bath Tub

One elephant in the bathtub
Going for a swim
Knock, knock, (clap twice)
Splash, splash (pat knees)
Come on in! (beckon with hand)
Two elephants in the bathtub
Going for a swim.
Knock, knock,
Splash, splash,
Come on in!
(count up to five)

 

October 10, 2014 at 4:23 pm Leave a comment

Music and Movement – Oct. 3rd 2014

Oct. 3rd, 2014

Books
Croaky Pokey by Ethan Long
Hop, Jump by Ellen Stoll Walsh

Music

Jumping and Counting by Jim Gill – Irrational Anthem
Bumping and Jumping – Playtime Parachute Fun
All the Ways of Jumping Up and Down by Hap Palmer – Walter the Waltzing Worm
Jump Jim Joe by Carole Peterson – Dancing Feet
The Little Green Frogs by Carol Hammett – It’s Toddler Time
5 Green and Speckled FrogsLittle People: 50th Birthday

Songs and Rhymes:

Five green and speckled frogs sat on a speckled log
Eating some most delicious bugs — YUM YUM!
One jumped into the pool where it was nice and cool
Then there were four green and speckled frogs.

Four…Three…Two…One…None

Activities

We jumped over a rope and ‘Bumped the Chute’

October 3, 2014 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Frog Hop

March 16, 2012

Books
The Frog in the Bog By Karma Wilson
How Can You Dance? By Rick Walton

Music
“The Shaker Hop” from Dancing Feet by Carole Peterson

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays
Movement Song: 10 Little Froggies
1 little, 2 little, 3 little froggies,
4 little, 5 little, 6 little froggies,
7 little, 8 little, 9 little froggies,
10 froggies hopping up and down.

Hop, hop, hop little froggies.
Hop, hop, hop little froggies.
Hop, hop, hop little froggies.
Do a spin and sit right down!

Movement Rhyme: Touch Your Nose
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 (Aaaa-choo!).
Touch your ears,
Touch your hair.
Touch your lips,
Just right there (Smack a kiss).
Touch your elbows,
Where they bend.
Sit right down and say the end!
THE END!!!!!

Movement Rhyme: Croak Said the Frog
Croak said the frog, (make croaking sound)
With his golden eyes. (fists up to eyes)
Sitting on a lily pad, (crouch on the ground)
Catching flies. (grab air with hand)
I have a sticky tongue, (stick out tongue)
It’s as fast as can be…
And I catch the mosquitoes (catch bugs again),
1-2-3. (count on three fingers)

March 16, 2012 at 1:00 pm Leave a comment

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