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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

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

Is Everyone Ready For Fun?

April 20, 2012

Books
Tanka Tanka Skunk! By Steve Webb
Is Everyone Ready For Fun? By Jan Thomas

Music
“Shakin’ Everywhere” from Jim Gill Sings Irrational Anthems and More Salutes to Nonsense By Jim Gill
“Jumping and Counting” from Jim Gill Sings Irrational Anthems and More Salutes to Nonsense By Jim Gill

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays
Fingerplay: 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.
Touch your ears,
Touch your hair.
Touch your lips,
Just right there.
Touch your elbows,
Where they bend.
Sit right down and say
THE END!!!!!

Movement Rhyme: What do animals do?
Hop, hop, hop like a kangaroo.
Roar, roar, roar like a tiger at the zoo.
Swing, swing, swing like a monkey in a tree.
Fly, fly, fly like a bat flying free.
Moo, moo, moo like a cow on the farm.
Neigh, neigh, neigh like a horse in the barn.
Swim, swim, swim like an otter having fun.
Sit, sit, sit to show me you’re done.

Movement Song: Clap, Clap, Clap Your Hands
Clap, clap, clap your hands
Clap your hands with me
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily
Clap your hands with me.

Jump, jump, jump up high
Jump up high with me.

Spin, spin, spin around
Spin around with me.

Stomp, stomp, stomp your feet.
Stomp your feet with me.

Pat, pat, pat your knees.
Pat your knees with me.

Wave, wave, wave hello
Wave hello with me!
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily
Wave at all you see.

April 20, 2012 at 11:00 am Leave a comment


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