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Music & Movement – October 26, 2018

Books

Dancing Feet! by Lindsey Craig
Fly Blanky Fly by Anne Margaret Lewis

Music

Bendable Stretchable from Action Songs for Preschoolers
Rocketship Run by The Laurie Berkner Band
Scarves on Your Laps by Johnette Downing

Yoga Pose of the Week: Tree

Bring one foot on top of the other on top of your heel, and your hands together at your heart, then grow your tree nice and tall. Can I blow you down? Let’s see! Try it with your breath.

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.

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

Slowly, Slowly
Slowly, slowly, very slowly
creeps the garden snail.
Slowly, slowly, very slowly
up the garden rail.
Quickly, quickly, very quickly
runs the little mouse.
Quickly, quickly very quickly
into his little house.

Prop Rhyme: Dancing Snowflakes
Tune: Frere Jacques
Dance like snowflakes,
dance like snowflakes
In the air, in the air
Whirling, twirling snowflakes
Whirling, twirling snowflakes
Everywhere, everywhere

Dance Your Fingers Up
Dance your fingers up, dance your fingers down
Dance your fingers to the side, dance them all around.
Dance them on our shoulders, dance them on your head
Dance them on your tummy, and put them all to bed.

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)

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November 9, 2018 at 1:26 am Leave a comment

Baby Time: October 24, 2018

Books

Ten in the Meadow by John Butler
Hello, Baby! by Mem Fox, illus. by Steve Jenkins

Music

“Little Bird, Little Bird” by Elizabeth Mitchell, You Are My Little Bird
“All the Fish” by Caspar Babypants, I Found You!

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

Little Leaves
(Touch each toe or finger with a baby, older children can put their fingers up)
One little leaf
Two little leaves
Three leaves today
Four little leaves
Five little leaves
Blow them all away (blow)

Baby Goes Bumpy Boo
Tune: Here We Go Looby Loo
Here we go bumpy boo.
Baby goes bumpy bye.
Baby goes bumpy bee.
On top of my knee.
I bounce you to the left.
I bounce you to the right.
I bounce you up and down.
I bounce you out of sight.
Baby goes bumpy boo.
Baby goes bumpy bye.
Baby goes bumpy bee.
On top of my knee.

I bounce you very fast.
I bounce you very slow.
I bounce you up and down.
And back we both will go!

Put Your Finger On Your Shirt
Tune: If You’re Happy and You Know It
Put your finger on your shirt, on your shirt
Put your finger on your shirt, on your shirt
Put your finger on your shirt
Put your finger on your shirt
Put your finger on your shirt, on your shirt

On your shoes . . .
On your pants . . .

Big A
Big A (open baby’s arms)
Little a (bring baby’s arms together)
Bouncing B
The cat’s in the cupboard
And he can’t see!
Peek-a-boo! (cover baby’s eyes)
I see you! (take hands away)

Mulberry Bush
Here we go round the mulberry bush
The mulberry bush, the mulberry bush
Here we go round the mulberry bush
So early in the morning
Repeat with: wash our face, comb our hair, brush our teeth, put on our clothes, eat our breakfast and other routines

Autumn Leaves
Autumn leaves are falling down,
Falling down, falling down.
Autumn leaves are falling down,
All over town.

The cold wind blows them all around,
All around, all around.
The cold wind blows them all around,
All over town.

Take a rake and pile them up,
Pile them up, pile them up.
Take a rake and pile them up,
All over town.

October 24, 2018 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Toddler Storytime- Opposites!

October 11, 2018

Books: 
Stop, Go, Yes, No by Mike Twohy
The Opposite Zoo by Il Sung Na

Music:
Shake My Sillies Out” by Raffi
My Ups and My Downs'” by Jim Gill (we danced with scarves)

Sign of the Week:
Pumpkin

 

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

Silly Pizza Song
(We use American Sign Language for the words in all caps.)
When I’m feeling HUNGRY and I don’t feel like STOPPING,
I think of silly pizza with all my favorite toppings!

I like PUMPKIN on my pizza, I like PUMPKIN pizza PUMPKIN.
Put the PUMPKIN on my pizza, don’t forget the extra CHEESE!

Action Rhyme
Green says, “Go!” (march quickly)
Go! Go! Go!
Yellow says, “Slow!” (march slowly)
Slow…slow…slow
And red says, “Stop!” (stop and freeze)
Go! Go! Go! (march fast)
Slow…slow…slow (march slowly)
and STOP! (stop)

Movement Song
Open shut them, open shut them.
Give a little clap, clap, clap.
Open shut them, open shut them.
Put them in your lap, lap, lap.

Big and small. Big and small.
Big, big, big, big. Small, small, small.
Big and small. Big and small.
Big, big, big, big. Small, small, small.

Fast and slow. Fast and slow.
Fast, fast, fast, fast. Slow, slow, slow.
Fast and slow. Fast and slow.
Fast, fast, fast, fast. Slow, slow, slow.

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

October 11, 2018 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Baby Time: September 12, 2018

Books

Count My Cupcakes 1, 2, 3 by Joyce Wan
Round by Joyce Sidman, illus. by Taeeun Yoo

Music

Birds in the Trees” by The Learning Groove, Groovy Green

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

Fee Fi Fo Fum
Fee, fi, fo, fum (clap 4 times)
See my fingers (wiggle fingers)
See my thumbs (wiggle thumbs)
Fee, fi, fo, fum
Goodbye fingers (hide one hand at a time behind back)
Goodbye thumbs

Alley-Oh
Tune: Muffin Man
The big ship sails on the alley alley-oh
The alley alley-oh, the alley alley-oh
The big ship sails on the alley alley-oh
On this fine day in [September]

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

Baby in the Cradle
The baby in the cradle goes rock, rock, rock
The clock on the dresser goes tick, tick, tock
The rain on the window goes tap, tap, tap
But here comes the sun so we clap, clap, clap

A-Counting We Will Go
A counting we will go
A counting we will go
1, 2, 3, 4 and 5
A counting we will go.
We’re counting as we . . . (clap, jump, march, spin)

Jack in the Box
Jack in the box sits so still (scrunch up scarf in your hands, with just a little sticking out)
Will he come out? (pause to build suspense)
Yes! He will! (throw scarf in the air)

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

Mama’s Little Baby Loves Dancing
Tune: Shortnin’ Bread (can change adult name)
Mama’s little baby loves dancing, dancing
Mama’s little baby loves turning round
Mama’s little baby loves dancing, dancing
Mama’s little baby loves to boogie down
Lean to the left, lean to the right
Hug that baby nice and tight
Lean to the left, lean to the right
Hug that baby nice and tight
Mama’s little baby loves dancing, dancing
Mama’s little baby loves turning round
Mama’s little baby loves dancing, dancing
Mama’s little baby loves to boogie down

September 12, 2018 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Toddler Storytime- Welcome Back!

 

September 6, 2018

Books: 
Say Hello by Rachel Isadora
Some Birds by Matt Spink

Music:
Say Hello to the Morning” by Kathy Reid-Naiman
Mother Gooney Bird” by Daniel Cook (we danced with scarves)

Sign of the Week:
Banana
Banana

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

Silly Pizza Song
(We use American Sign Language for the words in all caps.)
When I’m feeling HUNGRY and I don’t feel like STOPPING,
I think of silly pizza with all my favorite toppings!

I like BANANAS on my pizza, I like BANANA pizza PLEASE.
Put the BANANA on my pizza, don’t forget the extra CHEESE!

Action Rhyme
Roly poly, roly poly,
fast, fast, fast, fast, fast, fast
Roly roly poly, roly roly poly,
slow, slow, slow, slow, slow, slow
(in/out, up/down)

Movement Song
(Tune: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star)
Little bird, little bird, fly around,
Up to the sky, down to the ground.
Little bird, little bird, flap your wings.
Open your beak and sweetly sing.
Little bird, little bird, fly to your nest.
Now it is time to take a rest.

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

September 6, 2018 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Music Around the World Storytime- North America

July 24, 2018

Books

Hula Lullaby by Leslie Erin Eitter Kono
Off We Go to Mexico by Laurie Krebs

Music

Right On by The Moonlighters (We danced with scarves to this song!)
Macarena Months by Dr. Jean
Sesame Street: ABCs En Español by Gina Rodriguez and Elmo
La Bamba by Juan Dies (We danced with shakers to this song!)

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

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

Spanish:
Hola, hola amigos
Hola amigos, hola!

Scarf Song: Canadian Action Rhyme
(Tune: The Farmer and the Dell)
Jelly in the bowl.
Jelly in the bowl.
Wiggle-waggle, Wiggle waggle.
Jelly in the bowl.

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 24, 2018 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Evening Music & Movement Storytime – July 5, 2018

Books

Can You Make a Scary Face? by Jan Thomas
Color Dance by Ann Jonas

Music

“Wiggle and Stretch” from Kids Now
“Moving Like the Animals” from Music for Moving
“Head Shoulders Knees and Toes” by Mother Goose Club

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: Clap Your Hands

Clap your hands, clap your hands, clap them just like me.
Touch your shoulders, touch your shoulders, touch them just like me.
Tap your knees, tap your knees, tap them just like me.
Shake your head, shake your head, shake it just like me.
Sit, sit, sit right down, sit right down like me.
Fold your hands, fold your hands, and let them quiet be.

Song: This Is the Way

Tune: Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush
This is the way we play the guitar, play the guitar, play the guitar
This is the way we play the guitar when we join the band!
(Tickle the piano, bang the drum, blow the trombone)

Scarves Prop Rhyme: Making Pancakes

Mix a pancake, stir a pancake (swirl scarf in front of you)
Put it in a pan (bunch scarf in hands)

Fry a pancake, toss a pancake (rub scarf between hands, then toss in air)
Catch it if you can! (catch scarf)

Scarves Prop Rhyme: Roly Poly

Tune: Frere Jacques
Roly, poly, roly, poly (roll scarf in wheel motion)

Up and down, up and down (lift scarf up and down)
Roly, roly, poly, roly, roly, poly
Up and down, up and down

Animal Rhyme: I Went to the Farm One Day

I went to visit the farm one day,
I saw a cow along the way.
And what do you think I heard it say?
Moo, moo, moo.
I went to visit the farm one day,
I saw a duck along the way.
And what do you think I heard it say?
Quack, quack, quack.

 

July 5, 2018 at 6:01 pm Leave a comment

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