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Toddler Storytime- Winter!

January 17, 2018

Books: 
On My Skis by Kari-Lynn Winters
Frozen Noses by Jan Carr

Music:
The Cold Winds Are Blowing” by Kathy Reid-Naimen
Dance, Freeze Melt” by Eric Litwin (we danced with instruments)

Letter of the Week: Bb
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)
B is for banana/bug
B is for banana/bug
There are many words with the letter B
B is for banana/bug

 

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
(suggested movements are in italics) 
Hey diddle diddle, the cat and the fiddle (ASL “cat”)
The cow jumped over the moon (jump)
The little dog laughed to see such a sport (BSL “dog”)
And the dish ran away with the spoon (run in place)

Action Rhyme
I put my arms up high,
I put my arms down low.
I put my arms out to the side,
And then I let them go.

Tip: You can change out arms with other body parts or objects to help learn new words.

Closing Song: Goodbye Friends
(Using American Sign Language)
Goodbye friends, goodbye friends,
Goodbye friends, it’s time to say goodbye!

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January 17, 2019 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Baby Time: October 31, 2018

Books

Where is Baby? by Kathryn O. Galbraith, illus. by John Butler
My House by Byron Barton

Music

“Reach for the Ceiling” from Toddlers on Parade
“La Bamba” by The Learning Groove, Perfectly Purple

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

Tommy Thumbs
Tommy Thumbs up and Tommy Thumbs down
Tommy Thumbs dancing all around town
Dance them on your shoulders
Dance them on your head
Dance them on your knees
And tuck them into bed

Pudding on the Plate
Tune: Farmer in the Dell
Pudding on the plate,
Pudding on the plate,
Wibble wobble,
Wibble wobble,
Pudding on the plate!
Candies in the jar,
Candies in the jar,
Shake them up,
Shake them up,
Candies in the jar!
Candles on the cake,
Candles on the cake,
Blow them out,
Blow them out,
Candles on the cake!

Charlie Chaplin
(good for diaper changing)
Charlie Chaplin went to France
To teach the ladies how to dance.
First he did the rumba, the rumba, the rumba (move baby’s legs in a circle)
Then he did the kicks, the kicks, the kicks (kick baby’s legs back and forth)
Then he did the samba, the samba, the samba, (move baby’s legs in a circle, the opposite direction)
Then he did the splits, the splits, the splits. (move baby’s legs apart)

A Little Flea
A little flea went walking (“walk” fingers around child’s tummy)
To see what he could see
But all that he could see
Was Baby’s little tummy! (tickle tummy)

Old MacDonald Had a Band
Can change props each verse
Old MacDonald had a band, E I E I O
And in this band he had some shakers, E I E I O
With a shake, shake here and a shake, shake there
Here a shake, there a shake, everywhere a shake, shake
Old MacDonald had a band, E I E I O

October 31, 2018 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Music & Movement – October 26, 2018

Books

Say What? by Angela Diterlizzi
Move! by Steve Jenkins & Robin Page

Music

Run Baby Run by Caspar Babypants
Baby Shark
by Pinkfong

Yoga Pose of the Week: Bowl

Lying down on your tummy, bend your knees. See if you can reach around to grab your ankle, and do the same with the other foot. Lift yourself up, and rock like a bowl!

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.

I Wiggle
I wiggle my fingers,
I wiggle my toes.
I wiggle my arms,
I wiggle my nose.
Now there are no more wiggles left in me,
Because it is time for the next story.

Prop Rhyme: If You’re Happy and You Know It, Play Your Instrument
If you’re happy and you know it . . . Play your instrument
Play up high
Rub your tummy
Play them softly
Play them loudly
Tap your hand

Prop Rhyme: Play Your Instrument
Tune: Frere Jacques
Play your instrument, play your instrument
One, two, three, one two three
Can you play a song, can you play a song?
Just like me, just like me
Play your instrument, way up high, play down low, quietly, loud as can be

Let Your Hands Go Clap

Let your hands go clap,
Let your fingers go snap,
Let your lips go up and down,
But do not make a sound.
Fold your hands and close your eyes,
Take a breath and softly sigh.

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 26, 2018 at 5:51 pm Leave a comment

Baby Time: September 19, 2018

Books

Barnyard Dance by Sandra Boynton
Step by Step by Loreen Leedy

Music

Bounce Your Baby” by Caspar Babypants, This is Fun!
“Bluegrass Jamboree” by Hap Palmer, So Big

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

Fee Fi Fo Fum
Fee, fi, fo, fum (clap 4 times)
See my fingers (wiggle fingers)
See my thumbs (wiggle thumbs)
Fee, fi, fo, fum
Goodbye fingers (hide one hand at a time behind back)
Goodbye thumbs

Alley-Oh
Tune: Muffin Man
The big ship sails on the alley alley-oh
The alley alley-oh, the alley alley-oh
The big ship sails on the alley alley-oh
On this fine day in [September]

To Market, To Market
To market, to market
To buy a nice pig
Home again, home again
Jiggity, jig
To market, to market
To buy a nice hog
Home again, home again
Jiggity, jog

Baby in the Cradle
The baby in the cradle goes rock, rock, rock
The clock on the dresser goes tick, tick, tock
The rain on the window goes tap, tap, tap
But here comes the sun so we clap, clap, clap

If You Like Music and You Know It
If you like music and you know it, play up high
If you like music and you know it, play up high
If you like music and you know it, and you really want to show it
If you like music and you know it, play up high

Play down low
Spin around

September 19, 2018 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Evening Music & Movement Storytime – July 19, 2018

Books

Stretch by Doreen Cronin
Dancing Feet by Lindsey Craig

Music

“Hot Diggity (Warm Up)” by Georgiana Stewart
“Dance, Freeze, Melt” by Eric Litwin
“Twirl, Twirl, Twirl” by Mr. Leebot

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.

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 up tight.
Or open them wide.
I can put them together,
Or make them all hide.
I can make them jump up high,
Or make them go low.
I can fold them up quietly,
And sit just so!

Movement Rhyme: Bananas Unite!

Bananas unite!
Peel bananas, peel, peel bananas
Chop bananas, chop chop bananas
Mash bananas, mash mash bananas
Eat bananas, eat, eat bananas
Go Bananas!

See movements here.

Instruments Prop Rhyme: Play Your Instruments

Tune: Frere Jacques

Play your instrument, play your instrument
One, two, three, one, two, three
Can you play a song, can you play a song?
Just like me, just like me

Play your instrument way up high, to the side, play down low

Instruments Prop Rhyme: If You’re Happy And You Know It: Instrument Edition

If you’re happy and you know it . . .
Play your instrument
Play up high
Play down low
Play them quietly
Play them loudly

Tap your hand

Fingerplay: Let Your Hands Go Clap

Let your hands go clap,
Let your fingers go snap,
Let your lips go up and down,
But do not make a sound.
Fold your hands and close your eyes,
Take a breath and softly sigh.

Parachute Play: Popcorn!

Pop! Pop! Pop!
Pop! Pop! Pop!
Put the corn into the the pot.
Pop! Pop! Pop!
Shake and shake it ’til it’s hot.
Pop! Pop! Pop!
Lift the lid and what have you got?
Pop! Pop! Pop! POPCORN!

This can be done with a parachute or a blanket. We used cotton balls and pompoms as popcorn.

July 21, 2018 at 10:53 am Leave a comment

Baby Time: July 18, 2018

Books

Leo Can Swim by Anna McQuinn, illus. by Ruth Hearson
Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? by Bill Martin, Jr. & Eric Carle

Music

“If You’re Happy and You Know It” by The Learning Groove, Yummy Yellow
“Under the Sea” from The Little Mermaid

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

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.

Old Gray Mare
Tune: Row, Row, Row Your Boat
(Baby faces parent on lap or knees)
Clip, clop, clippety clop
Clippety, clippety, clop
The old gray mare goes
Up and down
Until it’s time to stop

Pizza, Pickle, Pumpernickel
Pizza, pickle, pumpernickel
My little baby deserves a tickle
One for her nose, one for his toes
One for the tummy where the  yum yum goes

Choo-Choo
(Baby faces parent)
Here comes our choo-choo train,
Chuggin’ down the track
Now it’s going forward
Now it’s going back
Now our bell is ringing
Now our whistle blows
What a lot of noise it makes
Everywhere it goes!

Play Your Instrument
Tune: Frere Jacques
Play your instrument, play your instrument
One, two, three, one two three
Can you play a song, can you play a song?
Just like me, just like me
Play your instrument, way up high, now bend down, play down low

Andy Pandy, Sugar and Candy
Andy Pandy, sugar and candy, all pop down (squat down with baby)
Andy Pandy, sugar and candy, all pop up (lift baby up)
Andy Pandy, sugar and candy, all pop in (step forward)
Andy Pandy, sugar and candy, all pop out (step backward)

In and Out the Window
(First verse: move babies towards middle of circle)
Go in and out the window
Go in and out the window
Go in and out the window
As we have done before
(Second verse: Have babies face a partner)
Stand up and face your partner . . .
(Third verse: Lift babies in air)
Go up and down the staircase . . .

Let’s Go Riding in an Elevator
Let’s go riding in an elevator, elevator, elevator
Let’s go riding in an elevator, come along with me
First floor…. second floor… third floor… fourth floor…fifth floor (baby should be high now) and….
DOWN! (drop down quickly)

July 18, 2018 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Toddler Storytime- Cars!

 

April 5, 2018

Books: 
Sputter, Sputter, Sput by Babs Bell
Moo! by David LaRochelle

Felt Story:  Lots of  Cars!
There are lots of cars driving down the street (pretend to have a steering wheel)
Tell me what color do you see? (place color car on felt board)
Big cars, little cars (spread arms big and little)
Beep! Beep! Beep!
Look at all the cars driving down the street!

Music:
Stop at the Red Light” by Various Artists
Stop & Go” by Greg and Steve (we danced with instruments)

Letter of the Week:
This week we learned the letter Xx. 

Songs, Rhymes, & Fingerplays:

Opening Song: Hello Friends
(Using American Sign Language)
Say hello with your hands.
Hello friends, hello friends.
Say hello with your hands.
Hello friends.

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

Transition Rhyme
Once there were some little worms.
All they did, was squirm and squirm.
They wiggled up and they wiggled down.
They wiggled and wiggled all around.
They wiggled and wiggled and wiggled until,
They were tired and could sit very still.

Closing Song: Goodbye Friends
(Using American Sign Language)
Say goodbye with your hands.
Goodbye friends, goodbye friends.
Say goodbye with your hands.
Goodbye friends.

April 5, 2018 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

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