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Toddler Storytime- Love

Books:
Love Monster by Rachel Bright
Hands Say Love by George Shannon

Felt Story:
“H-E-A-R-T” (Tune of BINGO)
There is a shape and it means love
And heart is its name-o.
H-E-A-R-T, H-E-A-R-T, H-E-A-R-T,
And heart is its name-o!

Songs:
“I Love It” by Eric Litwin and Mr. Michael
“Love Grows One by One” by Carole Peterson (with movement)
“Lovely, Love My Family” by The Roots (with instruments)

Letter of the Week:
This week we are learning about the letter Qq.

Songs & Rhymes:

Opening Song: Welcome, Welcome Everyone
Welcome, welcome everyone, (use sign language for “hello”)
Now you’re here we’ll have some fun.
First we’ll clap our hands just so,
Then we’ll bend and touch our toes.
Welcome, welcome everyone,
Now you’re here we’ll have some fun.

Song Cube:
• I’m a Little Teapot
• ABC’s
• Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
• The Itsy Bitsy Spider
• B.I.N.G.O.
• Wheels on the Bus

Hand Hearts
I put my hands together,
This is how I start
I curve my fingers right around,
And I can make a heart!

If You’re Ready for a Story
If you’re ready for a story clap your hands.
If you’re ready for a story stomp your feet.
Clap your hands and stomp your feet.
Make your hands all nice and neat.
If you’re ready for a story take a seat.

Closing Song: Tickle the Clouds
Tickle the clouds
and tickle your toes
Clap your hands
and tickle your nose
Reach down low
And reach up high
Story time’s over —
Wave bye-bye!

February 10, 2017 at 1:19 pm Leave a comment

Kindness & Feelings

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Books

Hooray for Hat! by Brian Won
Llama Llama Mad at Mama by Anna Dewdney
Hug Machine by Scott Campbell
Love Monster and the Last Chocolate by Rachel Bright

Music

“Your Face Will Surely Show It” by Jim Gill, Jim Gill Makes it Noise in Boise, Idaho
“Skinnamarink” by Sharon, Lois & Bram, Great Big Hits!
“I Feel Crazy So I Jump in the Soup” by Laurie Berkner, Victor Vito
“I’m in the Mood” by Raffi, Rise and Shine

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Fingerplay: Here’s a Cup
Here’s a cup and here’s a cup
And here’s a pot of tea
Pour a cup, pour a cup
And drink some tea with me
Great to do with a partner – see Jbrary’s version

Song: We’re Going to Shake Our Shakers
Tune: Jimmy Crack Corn
We’re going to shake our shakers high and low.
We’re going to shake our shakers high and low.
We’re going to shake our shakers high and low,
Until someone says…….STOP!
Shake our shakers … Fast and slow
Shake our shakers … Left and right
Shake our shakers … Front and back

Song: If You’re Happy and You Know It
If you’re happy and you know it give a shake
If you’re happy and you know it give a shake
If you’re happy you know it and you really want to show it
If you’re happy and you it give a shake
Tap, wiggle

February 18, 2016 at 6:00 pm Leave a comment

Hugs & Kisses

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Books

Hug Machine by Scott Campbell
Hugs from Pearl by Paul Schmid
Won’t You Be My Kisseroo? by Joanne Ryder, illus. by Melissa Sweet
Kitty’s Cuddles by Jane Cabrera

Music

“I Love It” by Eric Litwin, Rockin’ Red
“Skinnamarink” by Sharon, Lois & Bram, Great Big Hits!
“Shake Your Scarves” by Johnette Downing, The Second Line

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Movement Rhyme: I Can Hug
I can hug, hug, hug
I can hop, hop, hop
I can kiss, kiss, kiss
I can stop, stop, stop
I can nod my head for yes
I can shake my head no
And I can sit down very slow

Song: If You Love Somebody and You Know It
If you love somebody and you know it clap your hands
If you love somebody and you know it clap your hands
If you love somebody and you know it then your face
will surely show it.
If you love somebody and you know it clap your hands
If you love somebody and you know it . . .
Shout hooray . . .
Give a hug . . .
Blow a kiss . . .

Song: Put Your Scarves in the Air
Put Your Scarves in the Air
Put your scarves in the air, in the air
Put your scarves in the air, in the air
Put your scarves in the air, now set them on your hair
Put your scarves in the air, in the air

Put your scarves . . .
On your knees, be sure not to sneeze!
On your tummy, now rub it nice and yummy
On the floor, now pick them up once more

February 12, 2015 at 6:00 pm Leave a comment

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Books
Love, Splat by Rob Scotton
Clifford’s Valentine’s Day by Norman Bridwell
Sweet Hearts by Jan Carr

Music
I Love It by Eric Litwin, Rockin’ Red

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays
Clap and Sing Hello! (tune: Farmer in the Dell)
We clap and sing hello,
We clap and sing hello,
With our friends at storytime,
We clap and sing hello!

We wave and sing hello
We wave and sing hello,
With our friends at storytime,
We wave and sing hello!

We stomp and sing hello,
We stomp and sing hello,
With our friends at storytime,
We wave and sing hello!

Sometimes
Sometimes my hands are at my side
Hold hands at side
Then behind my back they hide
Put hands behind back
Sometimes I wiggle my fingers so
Wiggle your fingers
Shake them fast, shake them slow
Shake fingers fast and slow
Sometimes my hands go clap, clap, clap
Clap hands
Then I rest them in my lap
Rest hands in lap
Now they’re quiet as can be.
Because it’s listening time, you see.

Skinamarink
Skinamarink a dink a dink.
Skidnmarink a doo.
I love you.

Skinamarink a dink a dink.
Skinamarink a doo.
I love you.

I love you in the morning.
And in the afternoon.
I love you in the evening.
And underneath the moon.

Skinamarink a dink a dink.
Skinamarink a doo.
I love you.

Little Red Valentine
Little Red Valentine, I love you, I love you, I love you.
Little Red Valentine, I love you.
Orange one says, “I do, too!”

Little Orange Valentine, I love you, I love you, I love you.
Little Orange Valentine, I love you.
Green one says, “I do, too!”

Little Green Valentine, I love you, I love you, I love you.
Little Green Valentine, I love you.
Blue one says, “I do, too!”

Little Blue Valentine, I love you, I love you, I love you.
Little Blue Valentine, I love you.
Purple one says, “I do, too!”

Little Purple Valentine, I love you, I love you, I love you.
Little Purple Valentine, I love you.
Pink one says, “I do, too!”

Little Pink Valentine, I love you, I love you, I love you.
Little Pink Valentine, I love you
Everyone says, “We do too!”

Ten Little Valentines
One little, two little, three little Valentines,
Four little, five little, six little Valentines,
Seven little, eight little, nine little Valentines,
Ten valentines in a row.

Little Heart
I have a little heart,
(place hand over heart)
And it goes thump, thump, thump
(pat chest three times)
It keeps right on beating,
When I jump, jump, jump
(jump three times)
I get a special feeling, when I look at you.
(point to child)
It makes me want to give you a hug or two.
(hug yourself)

Open Shut Them
Open, shut them.
Open, shut them.
Give a little clap.
Open, shut them.
Open, shut them.
Lay them in your lap.
Creep them, creep them up to your chin.
Open your mouth, but do not let them in!
Open, shut them.
Open, shut them.
Lay them in your lap.

If You’re Happy and You Know It
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands Clap! Clap!
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands Clap! Clap!
If you’re happy and you know it, and you really want to show it
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands Clap! Clap

Stomp your feet
Blink your eyes
Wave goodbye!

February 14, 2013 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Baby Time February 13, 2013

Book
Baby, I Love You by Karma Wilson

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays
I Love You
I love you, you love me
We’re a happy family
With a great big hug and a kiss from me to you.
Won’t you say you love me too.

I love you, you love me
We’re best friends like friends should be
With a great big hug and a kiss from me to you.
Won’t you say you love me too.

Up and Down (Tune: Farmer in the Dell)
The arms go up and down,
The arms go up and down,
Hi, ho, the derry-o,
The arms go up and down.

The legs go up and down,
The legs go up and down,
Hi, ho, the derry-o,
The legs go up and down.

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.

Up in the Air
Up, up, up in the air like this.
Down, down, down for a great big kiss.
Up like this, down for a kiss.
You’re my special baby! (big hug)

We’re Going to Kentucky
We’re going to Kentucky,
We’re going to the fair,
To see a senorita with flowers in her hair.

Oh, shake it, baby, shake it,
Shake it all you can.
Shake it like a milkshake,
and pour it in a can.

Oh, shake it to the bottom.
Then shake it to the top.
And shake it round and round and round,
And shake it till you stop.

Acka-Backa Soda Cracker
(Bounce gently or sway)
Acka-backa soda cracker, acka-backa-boo,
Acka-backa soda cracker, I love you.
Acka-backa soda cracker, acka-backa-boo,
Acka-backa soda cracker, (lift) up goes you!
(BIG HUG)

February 13, 2013 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Hugs & Kisses

February 16, 2012

Books

Close to You: How Animals Bond by Kimiko Kawasaki
Kitty’s Cuddles by Jane Cabrera (adapted as puppet play)
The Kiss Box by Bonnie Verberg, illus. by Henry Cole
All Kinds of Kisses by Nancy Tafuri
Love and Kisses by Sarah Wilson, illus. by Melissa Sweet (adapted as flannel story)
Time for a Hug by Phyllis Gershator & Mim Green, illus. by David Walker
Big Hugs, Little Hugs by Felicia Bond

Music
“Skinnamarink” from Great Big Hits! by Sharon, Lois & Bram
“Shake Your Scarves” and “Wow!” from The Second Line by Johnette Downing (with scarves)

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Movement Activity: A Kiss
There’s something in my pocket,
Could it be a moose?
Could it be a train with a bell and a caboose?
Could it be a snake or some sticky glue?
Right here in my pocket is a KISS from me to you!
(blow kiss)

Movement Activity: Everyone Needs a Hug
Everybody wants one, everybody needs one
Everybody loves a hug!
Big hugs, little hugs, even itty bitty hugs
Hugs for everyone!

Song: If You Love Somebody
If you love somebody and you know it clap your hands…
If you love somebody and you know it shout hooray…
If you love somebody and you know it give a hug…
If you love somebody and you know it blow a kiss…

February 16, 2012 at 9:00 am Leave a comment


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