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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!

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February 21, 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

Toddler Storytime- Black History Month!

February 7, 2018

Books: 
Dream Big, Little One by Vashti Harrison
This Jazz Man by Karen Ehrhardt

Music:
Happy and You Know It” by Baby Loves Jazz
Dancing in the Streets” by Martha and the Vandellas (we danced with scarves)

Letter of the Week: Dd
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)
D is for dinosaur/drink
D is for dinosaur/drink
There are many words with the letter D
D is for dinosaur/drink

Letter D                                Dinosaur                                                  Drink

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 7, 2019 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Toddler Storytime- Polar Bears!

January 24, 2018

Books: 
Polar Bear Morning by Lauren Thompson
My Little Polar Bear by Claudia Rueda

Music:
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear” by Merry Music Makers
Fish Dance” by Johnette Downing (we danced with bubbles)

Letter of the Week: Cc
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)
C is for car/cup
C is for car/cup
There are many words with the letter C
C is for car/cup

 

                   Letter C                                               Car                                                  Cup

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 24, 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

Toddler Storytime- Welcome Back!

January 10, 2018

Books: 
Hello, Hello by Brendan Wenzell
Funny Face, Sunny Face by Sally Symes

Music:
Betcha Can” by Dragon Tales
Dancing Scarf Blues” by Carole Peterson (we danced with scarves)

Letter of the Week: Aa
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)
A is for airplane/angry
A is for airplane/angry
There are many words with the letter A
A is for airplane/angry

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. You’ll find some words work better than others!

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

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

Toddler Storytime- Frogs!

 

April 19, 2018

Books: 
Toad on the Road by Stephen Shaskan
AH HA! by Jeff Mack

Music:
Speckled Frogs” by Various Artists
Little Green Frog” by Daniel Cook (we danced with shakers)

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

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.

The Frog
(Tune: The Farmer in the Dell)
The frog lives in the pond,
His tongue is oh so long.
It reaches high to catch a fly,
And then he sings this song.
Ribbit, ribbit, ribbit,
Ribbit, ribbit, ribbit,
Ribbit, ribbit, ribbit, ribbit,
And he sings that song!

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 19, 2018 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

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