Posts tagged ‘Instruments’

Baby Time: March 20, 2019

Books

Whose Chick Are You? by Nancy Tafuri
Splish, Splash, Ducky! by Lucy Cousins

Music

“Rhythms on Parade” by Hap Palmer, Rhythms on Parade

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)

Old MacDonald Had a Band
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
Can add verses with different instruments

Clap Your Hands
Clap, clap, clap your hands
Clap your hands with me
Clap them fast
Clap them slow
Clap your hands with me
Repeat with: tap your feet, pat your knees, sway your arms

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

Toddler Storytime- Sheep!

February 28, 2019

Books: 
Wee Little Lamb by Lauren Thompson
Counting Ovejas by Sarah Weeks

Music:
Baa Baa Black Sheep” by Raffi
Jumping and Counting” by Jim Gill (we danced with shakers)

Letter of the Week: Gg
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)
G is for good morning / gross
G is for good morning / gross
There are many words with the letter G
is for good morning / gross

Letter G

Words from left to right: Letter G, Good Morning, Gross

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
Rock, and rock, and rock on the wall.
Rock, and rock, I hope we don’t fall!

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall.
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the king’s horses and all the king’s men
Couldn’t put Humpty together again.

Action Rhyme
Shake them shake them
Shake them shake them
Shake them just like this!

Roll them Roll them
Roll them Roll them
Blow a little kiss!

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

February 28, 2019 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Toddler Storytime- Penguins!

February 21, 2018

Books: 
Baby Penguins Everywhere by Melissa Guion
Grumpy Pants by Claire Messer

Music:
Doin the Penguin” by Sesame Street
Rock Hopper Penguin” by Johnette Downing (we danced with instruments)

Letter of the Week: Ff
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)
F is for fall down/farm
F is for fall down/farm
There are many words with the letter F
F is for fall down/farm

        Letter F                                 Fall down                                                Farm

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
Rock, and rock, and rock on the wall.
Rock, and rock, I hope we don’t fall!

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall.
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the king’s horses and all the king’s men
Couldn’t put Humpty together again.

Action Rhyme
Shake them shake them
Shake them shake them
Shake them just like this!

Roll them Roll them
Roll them Roll them
Blow a little kiss!

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

February 21, 2019 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Music & Movement: February 15, 2019

Books

One Snowy Day by Diana Murray & Diana Toledano
The Greedy Goat by Petr Horacek

Music

“Glad to See You” by Peter Allard, Sing It! Say It! Stamp It! Sway It! Vol. 2
“Rock and Roll Freeze Dance” by Hap Palmer, So Big
“Run Baby Run” by Caspar Babypants
“Snow Day” by Justin Roberts, Jungle Gym

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.

Song: Cool Cat
Source: Jbrary
Hey there [name] you’re a real cool cat (point out thumbs to person you’re talking to – move baby’s arms or legs)
You got a lot of this and you got a lot of that (roll arms)
So come on in (hands pulling in) and get down (ch ch ch ch ch ch ch ch ch) (dance pointed fingers)
To the left (ch ch ch ch ch ch ch ch ch)
To the right (ch ch ch ch ch ch ch ch ch)
Up in the air (ch ch ch ch ch ch ch ch ch) – could lift baby
And get down (ch ch ch ch ch ch ch ch ch)

Song: If You Like Music
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

Song: Goodbye Friends
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]
Now breathe out goodbye
[Breathe out]

Yoga Pose:
Butterfly

Breath Play:
Shoulder Squeeze: Squeeze your shoulders up to your ears, breathe in.  As you breathe out, let your shoulders down.  Roll your shoulders in a circle, forwards, then backwards.  Shrug shoulders.  Repeat breathing.

February 15, 2019 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Toddler Storytime- Love!

February 14, 2018

Books: 
One Family by George Shannon
A Hug is for Holding Me by Lisa Wheeler

Music:
Skinnamarink” by Sharon, Louis & Bram
I’m in the Mood” by Raffi (we danced with instuments)

Letter of the Week: Ee
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)
E is for excited/elephant
E is for excited/elephant
There are many words with the letter E
is for excited/elephant

        Letter E                               Excited                                              Elephant

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
Rock, and rock, and rock on the wall.
Rock, and rock, I hope we don’t fall!

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall.
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the king’s horses and all the king’s men
Couldn’t put Humpty together again.

Action Rhyme
Shake them shake them
Shake them shake them
Shake them just like this!

Roll them Roll them
Roll them Roll them
Blow a little kiss!

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

February 14, 2019 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Baby Time: February 6, 2019

Books

Hat On, Hat Off by Theo Heras, illus. by Renne Benoit
Toot Toot Beep Beep by Emma Garcia

Music

“Wheels on the Bus” and “Boogie Woogie Hand Jive” by Merry Music Maker,Kids on the Move
“One Man Band” by Sharon, Lois & Bram, Toddler’s Next Steps: Playtime Songs
“Splishin’ and Splashin'” by Charlotte Diamond, Charlotte Diamond’s World

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

Wiggle Fingers
Wiggle fingers, wiggle so
Wiggle high, wiggle low
Wiggle left, wiggle right
Wiggle fingers out of sight

Say, Say Oh Baby
Tune: Oh Little Playmate
Say, say, oh baby
Come here and clap with me
And bring your happy smile
Bounce on my lap so free
Shake, shake your hands, now
Shake, shake your bottom too
And shake your tootsies ten
Let’s do it again

Roly Poly
Roly poly, roly poly, in, in, in
Roly poly, roly poly, out, out, out
Roly poly, roly poly, up, up, up
Roly poly, roly poly, down, down, down
Roly poly, roly poly, I love you!

Little Green Frogs
Jump, jump went the little green frogs one day
Jump, jump went the little green frogs
Jump, jump went the little green frogs one day
And their eyes went blink, blink blink
Repeat with: And their tongues went blub, blub, blub

Real Cool Cat
Hey there [name] you’re a real cool cat (point out thumbs to person you’re talking to – move baby’s arms or legs)
You got a lot of this and you got a lot of that (roll arms)
So come on in (hands pulling in) and get down (ch ch ch ch ch ch ch ch ch) (dance pointed fingers)
To the left (ch ch ch ch ch ch ch ch ch)
To the right (ch ch ch ch ch ch ch ch ch)
Up in the air (ch ch ch ch ch ch ch ch ch) – could lift baby
And get down (ch ch ch ch ch ch ch ch ch)

One, Two, Three, Four
One, two, three, four
Jingle at the cottage door
Five, six, seven, eight
Jingle at the cottage gate
Can use jingle bells or other props, can substitute clapping, running, stomping, etc.

February 6, 2019 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

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!

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

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