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Music & Movement – November 8, 2019

Books

The Nuts Keep Rolling by Eric Litwin
This Book Just Ate My Dog by Richard Byrne

Music

“My Bonnie” by Jim Gill
“Roll With the Waves” by Eric Litwin
“Four Funky Fish” by Baby Loves Jazz (with Rhythm Sticks)

Yoga Pose of the Week: Bee (pose and breath)

Let’s pretend to be bees! Flutter your wings. Put up your antennae (raise arms up). Find a comfortable place to sit (wiggle arms up). Once you find your spot, land on the the ground. Lower your antennae to your ears. We’re going to take a deep breath in and when we exhale, let out a humming noise like a bee buzzing.

Yoga POse

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

Other verses:
(quick, slow, quiet, loud, nice)

Put Your Hands Up High
Put your hands up high.
Put your hands down low.
Put your hands in the middle and wiggle just so.

Put your elbows in the front.
Put your elbows to the back.
Put your elbows to the side and quack, quack, quack!

Flip the Lid: Hand Brain Model

When we feel upset, angry, or overwhelmed, it’s important to take a moment to “put our lids back on”. Some ways you can help calm down are practicing yoga poses or other stretches, slowly counting to 10, and focusing on one thing at a time like the way your stomach moves in and out when you breath.

Movement Rhyme: Wave Goodbye
(Tune: Frère Jacques)
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 instead of repeating this line)
Now breathe out goodbye… (breathe out instead of repeating this line)

November 8, 2019 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Toddler Storytime- Shout It Out!

October 3, 2019

Books: 
Shout! Shout it Out! by Denise Fleming
Monkey and Me by Emily Gravett

Music:
ABC” by Baby Loves Jazz
Tarzan” by Dr. Jean (we danced with rhythm sticks)

Feeling of the Week
Each week we will learn a new feeling in American Sign Language and sing about that feeling to the tune of “If You’re Happy and you Know It”. Every week we will repeat the verses we previously learned and add the new verse to it for more repetition, practice, and fun!

Week One: Happy
If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands.
If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands.
If you’re happy and you really want to show it,
If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands.

Week Two: Sad
If you’re sad and you know it cry boo hoo.
If you’re sad and you know it cry boo hoo.
If you’re sad and you really want to show it,
If you’re sad and you know it cry boo hoo.

Week Three: Angry
If you’re angry and you know it jump around.
If you’re angry and you know it jump around.
If you’re angry and you really want to show it,
If you’re angry and you know it jump around.

Week Four: Thirsty
If you’re thirsty and you know it take a drink.
If you’re thirsty and you know it take a drink.
If you’re thirsty and you really want to show it,
If you’re thirsty and you know it take a drink.

4. Feelings ASL.png

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

Everyone Can March
Using the ASL sign for stop
Everyone can march, march, march
March, march, march
March, march, march
Everyone can march, march, march
And now it’s time to stop
(clap, sway)

0. Stop ASL

Action Rhyme: Bananas Unite
Form bananas, form, form bananas
Peel bananas, peel, peel bananas
Go bananas, go, go bananas

Form oranges, form, form oranges
Peel oranges, peel, peel oranges
Squeeze oranges, squeeze, squeeze oranges

Form apples, form, form apples
Slice apples, slice, slice apples
Eat apples, eat, eat apples

Form corn, form, form corn
Shuck corn, shuck, shuck corn
Pop corn, pop, pop corn

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

October 3, 2019 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Stories & Crafts- Letter Writing

September 24, 2019

Books: 
Same, Same but Different by Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw
Can I Be Your Dog by Troy Cummings

Music:
“Bingo” by Various Artists, Wiggle Worms Love You
“ABCD Medleyby Laurie Berkner (we danced with rhythm sticks)
“Alphabet Forward and Backwardsby Dr. Jean (we danced with rhythm sticks)

Songs, Rhymes, & Fingerplays:

Opening Song: Hello Song
We clap and sing hello,
We clap and sing hello,
With our friends at Storytime,
We clap and sing hello.

What else can we do to say hello?

We sit and sing hello,
We sit and sing hello,
With our friends at Storytime,
We wave and sing hello

Same, Same but Different Comprehension Activity
We saw many things in both Elliot’s and Kailash’s worlds. What were some of the same but different things you noticed? Let’s act them out!

Walking with Elliot, what do I see?
I can see a treehouse looking at me.

Walking with Kailash, what do I see?
I can see monkeys looking at me.

Oral Story: Mr. Wiggle and Mr. Waggle
found in the book “What’ll I Do With Baby-O” by Jane Cobb

One day there were two friends.
Mr. Wiggle (shake right fisted thumb) and Mr. Waggle (shake left fisted thumb) and they lived in identical houses!

So Mr. Wiggle went into his house like this:
He opened the door (rotate wrist into flat palm)
He went inside (tuck thumb into palm)
And he closed the door after himself (close fist)

And wouldn’t you know it?
Mr. Waggle went into his house the exact same way!
He opened the door (rotate wrist into flat palm)
He went inside (tuck thumb into palm)
And he closed the door after himself (close fist)

One day, Mr. Wiggle wanted to visit Mr. Waggle so…
He opened the door (rotate closed fist into flat palm)
He went outside (untuck thumb from palm)
And he closed the door after himself (close fist but leave thumb out)

And then he went up the hill and down the hill, up the hill and down the hill, up the hill and down the hill
until he reached Mr. Waggle’s door. (move fisted thumb up and down)

He knocked on the door. (pretend to knock on other fist)
There was no answer, so he said, “Ohhhh Mr. Waaaaggle! Are you home?” (pretend to talk with thumb)
But there was still no answer. (shake head)

Sigh, so he went up the hill and down the hill, up the hill and down the hill, up the hill and down the hill
until he got to his home where he (move fisted thumb up and down)
He opened the door (rotate wrist into flat palm)
He went inside (tuck thumb into palm)
And he closed the door after himself (close fist)

Well the very next day Mr. Waggle (shake left fist) decided he wanted to visit Mr. Wiggle (shake right fist)
So he opened the door (rotate closed fist into flat palm)
He went outside (untuck thumb from palm)
And he closed the door after himself (close fist but leave thumb out)

And then he went up the hill and down the hill, up the hill and down the hill, up the hill and down the hill
until he reached Mr. Wiggle’s door. (move fisted thumb up and down)

He knocked on the door. (pretend to knock on other fist)
There was no answer, so he said, “Ohhhh Mr. Wiiiiiggle! Are you home?” (pretend to talk with thumb)
But there was still no answer. (shake head)

Sigh, so he went up the hill and down the hill, up the hill and down the hill, up the hill and down the hill
until he got to his home where he (move fisted thumb up and down)
He opened the door (rotate wrist into flat palm)
He went inside (tuck thumb into palm)
And he closed the door (close fist)

Well the very next day Mr. Wiggle and Mr. Waggle decided to visit each other at the same time
So at the same time they
Opened the door (rotate closed fist into flat palm)
Went outside (untuck thumb from palm)
And closed the doors after them (close fist but leave thumb out)

And then they both went up the hill and down the hill, up the hill and down the hill, up the hill and down the hill until they met in the middle and they were so excited that they
rolled down the hill
and then ran back up and then
rolled down the hill
and then ran back up.

And then they were tired so they shared all the stories they could think to tell each other.
And when they were tired of that, they waved goodbye

And went up the hill and down the hill, up the hill and down the hill, up the hill and down the hill until they got back to their very own homes
Where they opened the door (rotate wrist into flat palm)
Went inside (tuck thumb into palm)
And closed the door after them (close fist)

And wouldn’t you know it, the next time that Mr. Wiggle and Mr. Waggle wanted to visit each other… do you know what they did?
They used the telephone.

I found this story and video on Jbrary. Watch and follow along from home!

 

Craft: Writing Letters
Write a letter to someone. We will stamp and mail it for you!

September 24, 2019 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Music & Movement – September 20, 2019

Books

Hickory Dickory Dock by Keith Baker
There Was an Old Women Who Lived in a Shoe by Jane Cabrera

Music

“My Energy” by Laurie Berkner
“Mouse in My Toolbox” by Laurie Berkner
“Hickory Dickory Dock” by Baby Loves Jazz (with Rhythm Sticks)
“Stick to the Glue” by Jim Gill

Yoga Pose of the Week: Clock Stretch

Sit on the floor with your legs apart. Reach your arms up high pretending they are arms of a clock. Count to twelve moving your arms in the shape of a clock. Now put your arms to the side and tick them back and forth.

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 Rhyme
Tick tock, tick tock goes the clock
Waiting for someone to knock, knock, knock
My oh my
It’s a cat!

bunny, duck, walrus, unicorn, robot

Shoe Song
I have loud shoes, how about you?
I have loud shoes, how about you?
I have loud shoes, how about you?
Stomp your shoes like I do!

I have stinky shoes, how about you?
I have stinky shoes, how about you?
I have stinky shoes, how about you?
Wiggle your shoes like I do!

I have two shoes, how about you?
I have two shoes, how about you?
I have two shoes, how about you?
Touch your shoes like I do!

Flip the Lid: Hand Brain Model

When we feel upset, angry, or overwhelmed, it’s important to take a moment to “put our lids back on”. Some ways you can help calm down are practicing yoga poses or other stretches, slowly counting to 10, and focusing on one thing at a time like the way your stomach moves in and out when you breath.

Movement Rhyme: Wave Goodbye
(Tune: Frère Jacques)
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 instead of repeating this line)
Now breathe out goodbye… (breathe out instead of repeating this line)

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

Toddler Storytime- Bugs!

April 18, 2019

Books: 
Butterfly, Butterfly by Petr Horáček
I Love Bugs! by Emma Dodd

Music:
Flitter Flutter” by Johnette Downing (we danced with scarves)
Zzzz! Zzzz! Snort! Snort!” by Pam Schiller (we danced with rhythm sticks)

Letter of the Week: Nn
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)
N is for napkin/noise
is for napkin/noise
There are many words with the letter N
is for napkin/noise

Letter N

Signs from left to right: Letter N, Napkin, Noise

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
Little Miss MuffetSat on a tuffet,
Eating her curds and whey.
Along came a spider,
Who sat down beside her
And frightened Miss Muffet away.

Action Rhyme
Pitter patter pitter patter,
Listen to the rain!
Pitter patter, pitter patter,
On the window pane.

Drop, drop, drop, drop,
Dropping on the ground.
Drip, drip, drip, drip,
Listen to the sound!

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

April 18, 2019 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

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)

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

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