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Toddler Storytime- Seeds!

September 12, 2019

Books: 
Summer Supper by Rubin Pfeffer
Seeds Move by Robin Page

Music:
Baby Grows” by Toddlers on Parade
I’m a Little Seed” by Carole Peterson (we danced with scarves)

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.

1. Feelings ASL

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!

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September 12, 2019 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Sensory Storytime- Math!

August 17, 2019

Books

Balance the Birds by Susie Ghahremani
How to Two by David Soman

Recorded Music
“Jumping and Counting” by Jim Gill

Felt Story
Shape Story: Various shapes “Plop!” right out of the sky and start to form a picture. What the picture will be is part of the mystery.

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Welcome Song 
(We sing this song using ASL sign language)
Hello friends, hello friends, hello friends,
It’s time, to say, hello.

Shirt Song
Every child is invited to come up and choose a felt shirt to put on our felt board. While they do this, we will sing this song:

[Name] has a [color] shirt, a [color] shirt, a [color] shirt,
[name] has a [color] shirt, and she’s/he’s/they’re here today!

Scarf Song
We repeat the song a couple of times. First using the ASL sign for butterfly, then pretending the scarves are our butterflies

Flutter, flutter butterfly, flying in the morning sky
Watch it fly from high to low
Watch it come and watch it go
Flutter, flutter butterfly, flying in the morning sky

Role the Ball Game
(Sing to tune of Row, Row, Row Your Boat)

Roll, roll, roll the ball
Roll it to my friend
Merrily, merrily, merrily,
Roll the ball again

Playtime
This week we played with play dough, kinetic sand, building blocks, a balance beam, a tunnel, and a parachute. 

August 17, 2019 at 8:00 am Leave a comment

Baby Time: June 26, 2019

Books
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
Kitten’s First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes

Music
“Mr. Sun” by Raffi, Singable Songs for the Very Young
“Fly Me to the Moon” by Laurie Berkner, Rocketship Run (with scarves)

Baby Sign Language
Change (diaper)

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

Wiggle Song
Tune: The Bear Went Over the Mountain
My hands are starting to wiggle,
My hands are starting to wiggle,
My hands are starting to wiggle,
Around and around and around.

Jump in the Rocket
Jump in the rocket (bounce baby on knee)
We’ll blast off soon!
We’re taking a trip
Up to the moon
Up, up, up we climb (lift baby higher and higher)
Up to the sky (hold baby high in the air)
Isn’t it a lot of fun (bring baby back down, resume bouncing)
To be able to fly?!

Astronaut, Astronaut
Astronaut, astronaut, put on your suit (touch baby’s tummy or clothing)
Astronaut, astronaut, put on your boots (touch baby’s feet)
Astronaut, astronaut, ready to fly (lift baby’s hands overhead)
Astronaut, astronaut, up in the sky (wave baby’s hands gently back and forth)
Astronaut, astronaut, flying through the stars (clap baby’s hands together)
Astronaut, astronaut, past the moon and Mars (use your finger to circle the perimeter of baby’s face)
Astronaut, astronaut, wave your hands (wave baby’s hands)
Astronaut, astronaut, ready to land! (touch baby’s feet)

Baby Put Your Pants On (diaper changing song)
Baby put your pants on, pants on, pants on (wiggle baby’s legs)
Baby put your pants on, 1, 2, 3 (hold up fingers as you count)
Baby put your pants on, pants on, pants on (wiggle baby’s legs)
Baby put your pants on, 1, 2, 3 (hold up fingers as you count)
Legs to the left (wiggle left leg)
Legs to the right (wiggle right leg)
Wiggle and jiggle and pull them up tight (wiggle baby’s legs)
Legs to the left (wiggle left leg)
Legs to the right (wiggle right leg)
Wiggle and jiggle and pull them up tight (wiggle baby’s legs)
Baby put your pants on, pants on, pants on (wiggle baby’s legs)
Baby put your pants on, 1, 2, 3 (hold up fingers as you count)

Where is Baby? (with scarves)
Tune: Frere Jacques
Where is baby? Where is baby? (put scarf in front of baby’s face)
There he is! There he is! (pull scarf away)
I’m so glad to see you! I’m so glad to see you! (cuddle baby)
Peek-a-boo! Peek-a-boo! (place scarf in front of face and pull it away)

June 26, 2019 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Evening Music & Movement Storytime – June 20, 2019

Space!

Books
Touch the Brightest Star by Christie Matheson
Fly Blanky Fly by Margaret Lewis
Higher! Higher! by Leslie Patricelli

Music
Reaching for the Stars by Kathy Reid-Newman
Take the Sun by Caspar Babypants
Rocketship Run by Laurie Berkner

Yoga Pose of the Week: Moon
Reach your arms up high over your head, bringing your palms together. Tilt your upper body to one side. Come back to center. Tilt your body to the other side.

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Song: We Wave Our Hands and Say Hola (Spanish)
We wave our hands and say hello,
We wave our hands and say hello,
We wave our hands and say hello,
We say hello together.

We wave our hands and say hola,
We wave our hands and say hola,
We wave our hands and sayhola,
We say hola together.

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
Twinkle, twinkle little star,
How I wonder what you are.
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky.
Twinkle, twinkle little star,
How I wonder what you are.

Breathplay: Wake Up Your Face
Sit up tall, open your eyes wide and blink three times. Wiggle your eyebrows, wiggle your nose like a bunny, wiggle your cheeks, open your mouth, wiggle your jaw, stick your tongue out and wiggle. Can you make a fish face? Wiggle your head around and roll it around. Hold still. Sit up tall and one long breath, let it go.

Prop Song: Zoom Zoom Zoom!
Zoom, zoom, zoom
We’re going to the moon.
Zoom, zoom, zoom
We’re going to the moon.
If you want to take a trip
climb aboard my rocket ship.
Zoom, zoom, zoom
We’re going to the moon.
In 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 Blast off!
Fun/Sun, Far/Stars

Circle Time: Turbulence In Space (with Parachute)
We’re blasting off to space in our rocket ship. Hold on! Things may get a little bumpy!

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)

June 20, 2019 at 7:00 pm Leave a comment

Baby Time: April 24, 2019

Books
1, 2, 3 with the 10 Little Rubber Ducks by Eric Carle
Love You Head to Toe by Ashley Barron

Music
“Pretty Painted Butterfly” by Kathy Reid-Naiman, A Smooth Road to London Town

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!

Skinnamarink
Skinnamarinky dinky dink
Skinnamarinky do,
I love you!
Skinnamarinky dinky dink
Skinnamarinky do,
I love you!
I love you in the morning,
And in the afternoon
I love you in the evening,
And underneath the moon.
Skinnamarinky dinky dink
Skinnamarinky do,
I love you!

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

April 24, 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 & Movement – April 12, 2019

Boxes and Treasure!

Books
Russell and the Lost Treasure by Rob Scotton
Box by Min Flyte

Music
“Treasure” by Rockabye Baby
“Stretch!” from Dragon Tales
“Row, Row, Row Your Boat” by Rob Newhouse
“Cardboard Box” by Justin Roberts
“Imagination Nation” by Milkshake

Yoga Pose of the Week: Treasure Chest
Sit on your bottom, bring your feet together, then fold forward over your treasure chest. After three, let’s open it up… 1, 2, 3…come up!

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.

We’re Going on a Treasure Hunt
We’re going on a treasure hunt, (walk in place)
We’re going to find a treasure! (peer with hand shading eyes)
In a great big chest (hold hands apart)
buried deep in the ground (mime shoveling).
Look on the map!
It’s the ocean.
Can’t go under it, can’t go around it, can’t go above it,
better paddle across it! (mime paddling with an oar.)
..it’s tall island grass! (brush the grass aside with your arms.)
…it’s coconut trees! (dodge the coconuts by jumping side to side.)
…it’s quicksand! (lift knees high as you walk through it.)
…it’s the X! Let’s dig up the treasure. (mime shoveling.)
Wait, do you hear something? Aaarrr
It’s scary pirates!!
Quick, run back through the quicksand, dodge the coconuts,
swish through the grass, paddle to the boat…
now point the cannon at the pirates, and light the fuse Ffffhhhhshh. Ka-boom!
…uh oh. I think we blew up the treasure too!

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)

Open Them, Shut Them
Open and shut them, open and shut them (open and shut both hands)
Give a little clap, clap, clap (clap hands three times)
Open and shut them, open and shut them
Put them in your lap (lay hands flat on your legs)
Creep them, creep them (creep them up legs and body)
Creep them, creep them
Right up to your chin
Open up your little mouth (open mouth and hold fingers outside of mouth)
But do not let them in! (shake finger ‘no’)
Open and shut them, open and shut them
Give a little clap, clap, clap
And put them in your lap

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)

April 12, 2019 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

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