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Silly Stories Story Time

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Books

Tea Rex, By Molly Idle
He Came With the Couch, By David Slonim
Not Your Typical Dragon, By Dan Bar-el
It’s Raining Pigs and Noodles, By Jack Prelutsky

Music

The Silly Song, Dragon Tales Soundtrack
Clap, Tap, And Bend,
Carol Hammet and Elaine Buffel, It’s Toddler Time”

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

 Fingerplay: Two Little Feet

Two Little Feet Go Tap
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 quickly)
Two little arms reach high in the air.
(stretch arms high)
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)

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January 16, 2014 at 1:27 pm 1 comment

Helen Lester Story Time

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Books

Tacky the Penguin, By Helen Lester
Me First, By Helen Lester
 The Wizard the Fairy and the Magic Chicken, By Helen Lester

Music

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Fingerplay: Six Little Penguins

Six little penguins off an iceberg did dive,
One bumped his beak, then there were five.
Five little penguins swam the ocean floor,
One saw a whale, then there were four.
Four little penguins spun around, whee-ee!
One spun off, and then there were three!
Three little penguins, with nothing to do,
One went fishing, then there were two.
Two little penguins, having lots of fun,
One fell off, then there was one.
One little penguin, when the day was done,
Went home to sleep, then there were none.

Song: The Penguin Went Over the Mountain

The penguin went over the iceberg, The penguin went over the iceberg,
The penguin went over the iceberg,
To see what he could see,
To see what he could see,
The penguin went over the iceberg,
The penguin went over the iceberg,
The penguin went over the iceberg
To see what he could see.
The other side of the iceberg,
The other side of the iceberg,
The other side of the iceberg,
Was all that he could see,
Was all that he could see,
The other side of the iceberg,
The other side of the iceberg,
The other side of the iceberg,
Was all that he could see.

November 21, 2013 at 1:12 pm Leave a comment

Kevin Henkes Story Time

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Books

Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse, By Kevin Henkes
Chrysanthemum, By Kevin Henkes
Julius: The Baby of the World, By Kevin Henkes

Music

Rockin’ My Hips By Learning Station, “#1 Best Kids Songs
I Wanna Be a Dog,
Charlotte Diamond, 10 Carrot Diamond”

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Fingerplay FEELINGS
Tune: “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star”

I have feelings, so do you. Let’s all sing about a few.
We get happy, we get sad.
We get scared, we get mad.
I am proud of being me
That’s a feeling, too, you see.
I have feelings, so do you.
We just sang about a few.

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

The more we play together
Together, together
The more we play together
The happier we’ll be
Cause your friends are my friends
And my friends are your friends
The more we play together
The happier we’ll be

The more we dance together
Together, together
The more we dance together
The happier we’ll be
Cause your friends are my friends
And my friends are your friends
The more we dance together
The happier we’ll be

The more we get together
Together, together
The more we get together
The happier we’ll be

November 14, 2013 at 12:44 pm Leave a comment

Spooky Story Time

Thursday,October 31, 2013

Books

The Monstore By Tara Lazar
Crafty Chloe: The Dress-Up Mess-Up By Kelly Dipucchio
Creepy Monsters, Sleepy Monsters By Jane Yolen

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Song: The Roly Poly Pumpkin

(Tune: The Itsy Bitsy Spider)
Oh, the roly-poly pumpkin
Went rolling down the hill.
Once it started rolling
It couldn’t keep still.
It rolled and rolled
Until it bumped into a rock.
Then the roly-poly pumpkin
Rolled to a stop.

Song: Flutter Flutter Little Bat
(Tune: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star)

Flutter, flutter, little bat. How I wonder where you’re at.
Up above the world so high.
Like a mouse who’s learned to fly.
Flutter, flutter, little bat,
Glad there are no flying cats!

Song

There was a man who lived in a pumpkin
In a pumpkin, in a pumpkin There was a man who lived in a pumpkin
And his name was Pumpkin Jack
And his head was made of a pumpkin, a pumpkin, a pumpkin
His head was made of a pumpkin and his name was Pumpkin Jack!

…And his coat was made of pumpkin seeds…
…And his pants were made of pumpkin vines…
…And his feet were made of candy corn…

Song: Horns and Fangs
(Tune of: Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes)

Horns and fangs,
Knees and claws, knees and claws.
Horns and fangs,
Knees and claws, knees and claws.
Eyes and ears and tail and paws.
Horns and fangs,
Knees and claws, knees and claws.

Song: Cat on My…
(Tune: Skip to My Loo)

I’ve got a cat on my knee
I’ve got a cat on my knee,
I’ve got a cat on my knee
Meow meow meow meow meow

  • —Elbow
  • —Foot
  • —Head

October 31, 2013 at 11:11 am Leave a comment

Dream Big!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Books

My Name is not Alexander, By Jennifer Fosberry
Dream Big Little Pig, By Kristi Yamaguchi
I Can Be Anything!, By Jerry Spinelli

Music

The Goldfish – Laurie Berkner

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Fingerplay: I Can, You Can, We Can

I can, (point to self)
You can, (point to another)
He can, (point to a boy)
She can ! (point to a girl)
Who can? (shrug shoulders)
We can ! (point to yourself & everyone else)

Song: Big Red Heart
(Tune: It’s A Small World)

There’s a big red heart down inside of me (draw heart shape with hands).
There’s a big red heart no one else can see.
It is filled to the brim with love from within, (spread arms)
And I give it now to you (point to other person).

October 24, 2013 at 11:08 am Leave a comment

Woolbur & Friends

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Books

Woolbur by Leslie Helakoski, illus. by Lee Harper
Where is the Green Sheep by Mem Fox, illus. by Judy Horacek
It’s Okay to Be Different by Todd Parr
Square Cat by Elizabeth Schoonmaker
The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse by Eric Carle

Music

Charlotte Diamond’s World – Charlotte Diamond
“Down on the Farm” – Greg & Steve, We All Live Together, vol. 5
Mary Had a Little Lamb” – Hap Palmer, Classic Nursery Rhymes

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Fingerplay: Ten Little Fingers
I have ten little fingers and they all belong to me.
I can make them do things, would you like to see?
I can shut them all up tight or open them up wide.
I can put them all together, or make them run and hide.
I can make them jump up high, or I can make them hang real low.
I can fold them in my lap and hold them just like so.

Song: Woolbur
From the Michigan Reads! Programming Guide
(Tune: Mary Had a Little Lamb)
Woolbur was a special sheep, special sheep, special sheep
Woolbur was a special sheep and he was pretty great.

He carded his own wool one day . . . and that was pretty great
He rode around the spinning wheel . . .
He dyed his own wool blue one day . . .
He wove his forelock in the loom . . .
He helped the other sheep laugh and play . . .

Nursery Rhymes
Mary Had a Little Lamb
Mary had a little lamb,
Little lamb, little lamb.
Mary had a little lamb,
Its fleece was white as snow.

Baa Baa Black Sheep
Baa, baa, black sheep have you any wool?
Yes, sir, yes, sir, three bags full.
One for the master, and one for the dame,
And one for the little boy who lives down the lane.

Little Bo Peep
Little Bo-Peep has lost her sheep,
And can’t tell where to find them.
Leave them alone and they’ll come home,
Wagging their tails behind them.

Fingerplay: The Lamb Went
From Storytime Katie
The lamb went…
Around the cow in the corn (trace circle in palm)
Under the haystack (go under the hand)
Up the hill and down the hill (go up the arm and down the arm)
Over the fence (go above the hand)
Through the door (slide hands and clap)
And was back in time to meet the teacher (trace circle in palm)

Song: See What I Can Do
by Elizabeth Scofield
(Tune: Hokey-Pokey)
Oh, I can reach up high,
Oh, I can reach down low.
Oh, I can clap real fast.
Oh, I can clap real slow.
I can do so many things,
I can twirl around.
That’s what I can do!

Point/march
Wave/shake

September 19, 2013 at 10:00 am Leave a comment


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The library has many of the books and music we use in our storytimes in the collection, so you can check them out and use them at home. We also get resources from MelCat, our inter-library loan system. For help finding these materials, stop by the Youth Desk.

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