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Baby Time: July 31, 2019

Books
Summer Babies by Kathryn O. Galbraith, illus. by Adela Pons
Spot Goes to the Beach by Eric Hill

Music
“Baby’s Hokey Pokey” by Georgiana Stewart, Baby Face
“Get Ready to Wiggle” by The Wiggles, Crunchy Munchy Music

Baby Sign Language
All done

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

Hello Song
Tune: Mary Had a Little Lamb
Everybody smile and wave,
Smile and wave,
Smile and wave.
Everybody smile and wave,
I’m so glad you’re here.
Repeat

Pat-a-Cake
Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake, baker’s man.
Bake me a cake just as fast as you can.
Pat it and roll it and mark it with a “B.”
And put it in the oven for Baby and me.

A Hippopotamus
A hip, a hip, a hippopotamus
Got on, got on, got on a city bus
And all, and all, and all the people said,
“You’re squishing us!”
A cow, a cow, a cow got on the city bus
And all, and all, and all the people said,
“Moooooove over!”
A sheep, a sheep, a sheep got on the bus
And all, and all, and all the people said,
“Baaaaaack up!”

Tick Tock
Caregivers can rock kids back and forth (older kids can rock themselves, sitting or standing)
Tick tock, tick tock, I’m a little cuckoo clock.
Tick tock, tick tock, now I’m chiming one o’clock.
Cuckoo! (Lift baby into the air)
Continue with two, three, four and five o’clock. (For each o’clock add a cuckoo at the end)

The Grand Old Duke of York
The grand old duke of York
He had 10,000 men
He marched them up to the top of the hill
And marched them down again
And when they’re up, they’re up
And when they’re down, they’re down
And when they’re only halfway up,
They’re neither up nor down

Roly Poly (with ribbons)
Tune: Frere Jacques
Roly, poly, roly, poly (roll ribbons in wheel motion)
Up and down, up and down (lift ribbon up and down)
Roly, roly, poly, roly, roly, poly
Up and down, up and down

 

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July 31, 2019 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

STEAM Storytime- Engineering!

July 30, 2019

Books: 
Dreaming Up by Christy Hale
If You’re a Robot and you Know It by David A. Carter

Music:
Driving in my Car” by Ralph World
The World Goes Round and Round” by Dragon Tales
Twirl, Twirl, Twirl” by Mr. Leebot (we danced with ribbons)

Question of the Week: What do you know about robots?
Each week we ask a different question to get a discussion started about our STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) theme of the week.

Songs, Rhymes, & Fingerplays:

Opening Song: The More That we Learn Science
(Using American Sign Language for the bold words)
The more that we learn science, learn science, learn science,
The more that we learn science the happier we’ll be.
We’ll know things and do things,
And explore many new things.
The more that we learn science the happier we’ll be!

Building a Better World Lyrics by: Peter and Ellen Allard
We signed the bold words using ASL while singing

We’re building a better world
We’re building a better world
We’re building a better world
One person at a time.

And the world goes round and round,
the world goes round and round and round.
And the world goes round and round,
the world goes round and round and round.

We’re building a worldwith friends
We’re building a worldwith friends
We’re building a worldwith friends
One person at a time.

And the world goes round and round,
the world goes round and round and round.
And the world goes round and round,
the world goes round and round and round.

Sing new verses to this song by replacing the word friend with a different word. Make it as silly as you wish! This is a fun way for the little ones in your life to learn new vocabulary.

Exploration Time
During the last 30 minutes of storytime, we have fun with guided play, sensory elements, and experiments! For today’s session, we had the following activities:

Sphero
We explored robotics with Sphero. Sphero is an app-controlled, robotic ball. We had fun driving Sphero and changing the colors of Sphero’s LED light panel.

Cubelets
We had more robotic fun with Cubelets. Cubelets are magnetic, robotic blocks. Each block has a different function. When multiple blocks are connected together, they form an output.

Free Play

July 30, 2019 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

STEAM Storytime- Art!

July 16, 2019

Books: 
What If… by Samantha Berger
Viva Frida! by Yuyi Morales

Music:
My World (Paint Me, Paint You!)” by Zinghoppers
Ribbons in the Air” by Pam Schiller (We danced with ribbons)

Question of the Week: What is art?
Each week we ask a different question to get a discussion started about our STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) theme of the week.

Songs, Rhymes, & Fingerplays:

Opening Song: The More That we Learn Science
(Using American Sign Language for the bold words)
The more that we learn science, learn science, learn science,
The more that we learn science the happier we’ll be.
We’ll know things and do things,
And explore many new things.
The more that we learn science the happier we’ll be!

You Are My Sunshine
We signed the bold words using ASL while singing
You are my sunshine my only sunshine
You make me happy when skies are gray
You’ll never know dear how much I love you
So please don’t take my sunshine away

This is the Way
(Tune: Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush. We used ribbons to act out the motions)
This is the way we stir the paint, stir the paint, stir the paint.
This is the way we stir the paint,
So early in the morning.

//Dip our brush
//Paint the picture
//Blow it dry

Scat the Rat
I introduced my friend, Scat the rat, and explained that every time we snap or clap, he changes colors. I use a folder for this activity that has a rat silhouette cut out of the front of the folder and several colors of paper inside of the folder. To make Scat change colors, I just pull a sheet of paper out of the folder revealing the new color behind it that sheet. We say:

“Hey everyone, I’m Scat the rat.
I can change colors just like that! (snap or clap)”

Exploration Time
During the last 30 minutes of storytime, have fun with guided play, sensory elements, and experiments! For today’s theme, we had the following activities:

Paper Collages

Free Play

July 16, 2019 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Baby Time: April 10, 2019

Books
B is for Baby by Atinuke, illus. by Angela Brooksbank
Who is the Biggest? by Petr Horacek

Music
“Skip to My Lou” by Anne-Marie Akin, Songs for Wiggleworms

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

Bees & Flowers
Tune: Row, Row, Row Your Boat
Buzz, buzz, busy bee
Zipping all around
Looking for a flower friend
Waiting to be found
Keep “flower” finger behind back until time to come out, have bee land on flower

Alice the Camel
Alice the Camel has 2 humps
Alice the Camel has 2 humps
Alice the Camel has 2 humps
So go, Alice, go! (boom, boom, boom)
Alice the camel has 1 hump . . .
Alice the camel has no humps . . .
Because Alice is a horse!

I Hear Thunder
Tune: Frere Jacques
I hear thunder, I hear thunder (pound hands gently on floor or lap)
Listen, don’t you? Listen, don’t you? (cup hand to ear)
Pitter, patter, raindrops; pitter, patter, raindrops (wiggle fingers in falling motion)
I’m wet through (shake body)
So are you! (tickle child)

Diaper on the Bottom
Tune: Wheels on the Bus
The diaper on the bottom
Comes off, off, off
Off, off, off
Off, off, off
The diaper on the bottom
Comes off, off, off
Nice and clean!

Mister Sun
Oh, Mister Sun, Sun (circle above head with arms)
Mister Golden Sun
Please shine down on me (flutter hands down)
Oh, Mister Sun, Sun
Mister Golden Sun
Hiding behind a tree (hide face behind hands)
These little children are asking you (point to children)
To please come out so they can play with you (beckon with arm)
Oh, Mister Sun, Sun
Mister Golden Sun
Please shine down on me

We Wiggle and Wiggle and Stop
We wiggle and wiggle and stop
We wiggle and wiggle and stop
We wiggle and wiggle and wiggle and wiggle
And wiggle and wiggle and stop

We clap and we clap and we stop . . .
We wave and we wave and we stop . . .

 

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

Music & Movement: March 15, 2019

Books

Crunch the Shy Dinosaur by Cirocco Dunlap, illus. by Greg Pizzoli
Everybunny Count by Ellie Sandall

Music

“Let’s Get Started” by Merry Music Maker, Kids on the Move
“Old Man Wiggle” by Merry Music Maker, Big Time Fun
“Ribbons in the Air” by Pam Schiller, Leaping Literacy
“Teddy Bear Playtime” by Hap Palmer, So Big
“Dance With Your Teddy Bear” by Greg & Steve, Jumpin’ & Jammin’

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.

Song: BINGO
There was a farmer, had a dog and BINGO was his name-o
B-I-N-G-O
B-I-N-G-O
B-I-N-G-O
And BINGO was his name-o!

There was a farmer had a dog and BINGO was his name-o
(clap) I-N-G-O
(clap) I-N-G-O
(clap) I-N-G-O
And BINGO was his name-o!

Song: Wiggle and Wiggle and Stop
We wiggle and wiggle and stop
We wiggle and wiggle and stop
We wiggle and wiggle and wiggle and wiggle
And wiggle and wiggle and stop
We . . . clap, wave, twirl

Rhyme: Reach and Wiggle
Wave them, wave them in the sky.
Reach way down and touch your toes.
Wiggle your eyebrows, wiggle your nose.
Put your bottom on the floor,
Count with me: one, two, three four.
Clap your hands now: one, two, three,
Then fold them in your lap like me.

Song: Goodbye Friends
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]
Now breathe out goodbye
[Breathe out]

Yoga Pose:
Dinosaur

Breath Play: Bunny Breath
Sit up tall and hold your body still. Pull your belly in and take in quick breaths like bunnies as you put your bunny hands in front of you. Grab a carrot for a snack. Put one hand on your belly and breathe in like a bunny. One last time….let it all out.

March 15, 2019 at 8:45 am Leave a comment

Toddler Storytime- Helper Vehicles!

March 7, 2019

Books: 
Turtle Tug to the Rescue by Michael Slack
Yellow Copter by Kersten Hamilton

Music:
Drive My Car” by Laurie Berkner
The Airplane Song” by Laurie Berkner (we danced with ribbons)

Letter of the Week: Hh
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)
H is for helicopter, hungry
is for helicopter, hungry
There are many words with the letter H
is for helicopter, hungry

Letter H

Words from left to right: letter h, helicopter, hungry

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
Hickory Dickory Dock
The mouse ran up the clock,
The clock struck one
The mouse ran down
Hickory Dickory dock.

Action Rhyme
Tommy Thumb is up and
Tommy Thumb is down.
Tommy Thumb is dancingall around the town.
Dancing on your shoulders,
Dancing on your head,
Dancing on your knees,
Then tuck him into bed.

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

March 7, 2019 at 11:00 am Leave a comment

Baby Time: February 27, 2019

Books

You Are One by Sara O’Leary, illus. by Karen Kassen
Baby Faces Peekaboo! by Dawn Sirett

Music

“Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes” and “Bubble Bath” by Joanie Bartels, Bathtime Magic
“Got the Wiggles” by Michael Plunkett, Ribbons & Rhythms

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

Two Little Blackbirds
Two little blackbirds sitting on a hill
One named Jack and the other named Jill
Fly away Jack, fly away Jill
Come back, Jack! Come back, Jill!

Two little blackbirds sitting on a cloud
One named Quiet
The other named Loud
Fly away Quiet, fly away Loud
Come back, Quiet! Come back, Loud!

Little Red Wagon
Bumping up and down in my little red wagon,
Bumping up and down in my little red wagon,
Bumping up and down in my little red wagon,
Having so much fun
Pull me around in my little red wagon . . .
Can change the color of the wagon

Peek-a-Boo
Tune: Are You Sleeping?
Peek-a-boo, peek-a-boo. (Cover face 2 times)
I see you! I see you! (Point to baby)
I see your little nose. (Touch nose)
I see your tiny toes. (Touch toes)
I see you! Peek-a-boo! (Cover face 2 times)

Bicycle
(Baby lies on back with legs in air – parent rotates legs)
I have a little bicycle
I ride it to and fro
And when I see that big green light
I know it’s time to go
I have a little bicycle
I bought it at the shop
And when I see that big red light
I know it’s time to stop!

Here We Go Up, Up, Up
Tune: Here We Go Looby-Loo
Here we go up, up, up
Here we go down, down, down
Here we go up, up, up
Here we go down, down, down

 

February 27, 2019 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

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