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Music Around the World Storytime- North America

July 31, 2018

Books

Biblioburro: A True Story From Columbia by Jeanette Winter
The Rainforest Grew All Around by Susan K. Mitchell (We sang this book together while acting out the various animals in the story.)
We’re Roaming in the Rainforest: An Amazon Adventure by Laurie Krebs

Music

Come My Little Donkey by Anna Moo (We danced with rhythm sticks to this song!)
The Animal Boogie, Track 2 by Fred Penner and Debbie Harter (We danced with shakers to this song!)

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Song: Hello in Different Languages
Hello, hello friend,
Hello friend, hello!

Portugueese:
Olá, olá amigo,
Olá amigo, olá!

Rhythm Stick Song: Rhyme from Argentina
We first chanted this rhyme in English and then repeated the rhyme in Spanish.

Spanish:
Caracol, -col, -col,
Saca tus cuernos al sol,
Saca uno, saca dos,
Caracol, -col, -col.

English:
Snail, -ail, -ail.
Take your horns out in the sun.
Take out one, take out two.
Snail, -ail, -ail.

Song: It’s Time to Say Goodbye
It’s time to say goodbye to our friends. (clap, clap)
It’s time to say goodbye to our friends. (clap, clap)
Storytime is done today,
So come again another day.
It’s time to say goodbye to our friends. (clap, clap)

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

Music & Movement – April 20, 2018

Book

Every Little Thing by Cedella Marley
Footloose by Kenny Loggins
The ABCs of Yoga for Kids  by Teresa power

Music

“Mr. Sun” by Raffi
“Wiggle, Waggle, Sneeze” by Merry Music Makers
“Three Little Birds” by Elizabeth Mitchell
“Tooty Ta” by Dr. Jean

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.

Rhythm Stick Song
(Tune: Mary Had a Little Lamb)
If you have some rhythm sticks,
rhythm sticks,
rhythm sticks
If you have some rhythm sticks,
You can tap them now.
(rub, hammer, drum)

Movement Rhyme
(Tune: If You’re Happy and You Know It)
Put your wiggles in the bag, in the bag
Put your wiggles in the bag, in the bag
Put your wiggles in the bag,
They can zig and they can zag
Put your wiggles in the bag, in the bag

Movement Rhyme: Wave Goodbye
Wave high, wave low,
I think it’s time, we gotta go.
Wave your elbows, wave your toes,
Wave your tongue and wave your nose.
Wave your knees, wave your lips,
Blow a kiss with fingertips.
Wave your chin, wave your eye,
Wave your hand and say “Goodbye!”

April 20, 2018 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Music & Movement – February 9, 2018

Book

Who Ate All The Cookie Dough by Karen Beaumont
Bounce by Doreen Cronin
My Daddy Is A Pretzel by Baron Baptiste

Music

Warm Up/ABC” by Georgiana Stewart
Down By The Bay” by Raffi
“Animal Cookies” by Pam Schiller
“Bop ‘Til You Drop” by Greg & Steve

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.

Rhythm Stick Song: Tap Our Sticks
This is the way tap our sticks,
tap our sticks,
tap our sticks.
This is the way we tap our sticks
so early in the morning.
(rub, hammer, drum)

Movement Rhyme
If you listen and you hear me, go like this… (clap hands in rhythm)
If you listen and you hear me, go like this.
If you listen, you will hear me
‘Cause you’re sitting (or standing) really near me
If you listen and you hear me, go like this…

Movement Rhyme: Wave Goodbye
Wave high, wave low,
I think it’s time, we gotta go.
Wave your elbows, wave your toes,
Wave your tongue and wave your nose.
Wave your knees, wave your lips,
Blow a kiss with fingertips.
Wave your chin, wave your eye,
Wave your hand and say “Goodbye!”

February 9, 2018 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Music & Movement – October 27, 2017

Book

Rabbit and the Not-So-Big Wolf  by Michaël Escoffier
After the Fall  by Dan Santat
The ABCs of Yoga for Kids  by Teresa Anne Power

Music

“Reach the Ceiling” from Toddlers on Parade
“Hop Like a Bunny” by Toddlers On Parade
“Nursery Rhyme Tap” by Pam Schiller
“Do the Bird” by Jack Grunsky

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.

Movement Rhyme: Two Little Feet
Two little feet go tap, tap, tap.

Two little hands go clap, clap, clap.
One little body twirls around.
One quiet body sits back down.

Rhythm Sticks Song: Tick Tock
Tick tock, tick tock goes the clock.
Waiting for someone to knock, knock, knock.
My oh my it’s a…
(cat, bunny, duck, walrus)

Movement Rhyme: Humpty Dumpty
Rock and rock and rock on the wall.
Rock and rock I hope we don’t fall.
Humpty Dumpty Sat on the wall.
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the King’s horses and all the King’s men,
Couldn’t put Humpty together again.
CRACK!

Movement Rhyme: Wave Goodbye
Wave high, wave low,
I think it’s time, we gotta go.
Wave your elbows, wave your toes,
Wave your tongue and wave your nose.
Wave your knees, wave your lips,
Blow a kiss with fingertips.
Wave your chin, wave your eye,
Wave your hand and say “Goodbye!”

October 27, 2017 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

Toddler Storytime- Pirates

September 21, 2017

Books:
Bubble Bath Pirates by Jannett J. Krosoczka
Twenty-six Pirates by Dave Horowitz

Felt Story: Five Pirates on a Treasure Chest
Take Away Tip: Counting objects with your children helps teach one-to-one correspondence (relating one number with one object).

Songs:
The Pirate Song” by Carole Peterson
Row, Row, Row Your Boat” by Various Artists, Kidsongs: My Favorite Kidsongs Collection Disc 2 (We danced with rhythm sticks)

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

Songs & Rhymes:

Opening Song: Hello Friends
(Sung with 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
• B.I.N.G.O.
• Wheels on the Bus

Transition Rhyme
Everyone can
March, march, march
March, march, march
March, march, march Everyone can
March, march, march
Now it’s time to stop.
(clap, sit)

Closing Song: Goodbye Friends
(Sung with American Sign Language)
Goodbye friends,
goodbye friends,
goodbye friends,
it’s time to say goodbye.

September 21, 2017 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

Toddler Storytime- Opposites

Books:
Big Bear, Small Mouse by Karma Wilson
Big Bear Little Chair by Lizi Boyd

Felt Story:
Little, Big, Biggest

A little ball, a big ball, and the biggest ball I see,
Now help me count them, one, two, three!

A short tree, a tall tree, and the tallest tree I see,
Now help me count them, one, two, three!

Songs:
The Opposite Song” by Dr. Jean
High and Low” by Hap Palmer
Fast and Slow (The Rabbit and the Turtle)”
by Laurie Berkner Band

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

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

Opposite Movement Rhyme
This is big, big, big (stretch hands far to sides)
This is small, small, small (cup hands together)
This is short, short, short (hold palms close vertically)
This is tall, tall, tall (hold palms far apart vertically)
This is fast, fast, fast (roll hands quickly)
This is slow, slow, slow (roll hands slowly)
This is yes, yes, yes (nod head)
This is no, no, no (shake head)

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!

March 2, 2017 at 12:55 pm Leave a comment

Toddler Storytime- Sharing

Books:
The Bear Who Shared by Catherine Rayner
Bear and Hare Share! by Emily Gravett

Felt Story:
The Tallest Tower

Songs:
Wiggy Wiggles Freeze Dance” by Hap Palmer

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

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
My hands say thank you with a clap, clap, clap.
My feet say thank you with a tap, tap, tap.
Clap, clap, clap. Tap, tap, tap.
I turn around, touch the ground,
And with a bow, I say…thank you, now.

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.

Tap Your Sticks
Bread and butter, marmalade and jam,
Let’s tap our sticks as nice as we can!

Bread and butter, marmalade and jam,
Let’s tap our sticks as quick as we can!

Bread and butter, marmalade and jam,
Let’s tap our sticks as slow as we can!

Bread and butter, marmalade and jam,
Let’s tap our sticks as quiet as we can!

Bread and butter, marmalade and jam,
Let’s tap our sticks as loud as we can!

Bread and butter, marmalade and jam,
Let’s tap our sticks as nice as we can!

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 16, 2017 at 10:30 am Leave a comment


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