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Music & Movement – February 8, 2019

Books
Builders and Breakers by Steve Light
I Spy on the Farm by Edward Gibbs

Music
Let’s Go Fly A Kite by Georgiana Stewart
I Feel Crazy So I Jump In My Soup by Laurie Berkner

Yoga Pose of the Week: Airplane
Coming to stand on one leg, try and get your balance and spot something in front of you. Tilt yourself forward and start to fly. Lift your leg higher and soar thru the sky! Flying!

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.

Fingerplay: Five Little Nails
Five little nails, standing straight and steady
Here I come with my hammer ready!
Bam, bam, bam! That nail goes down.
Now there’s just four nails to pound.
(count down)

Prop Rhyme: Jack In The Box
Jack in the box
Sits so still
Will he come out?
Yes, he will!

Prop Song: Popcorn Song
Popcorn kernels, Popcorn kernels (wave scarves overhead)
In the pot, in the pot (make their scarves ‘disappear’ by bunching them up in their fists)
Shake them shake them shake them (shake)
Shake them shake them shake them (shake)
’til they POP, ’til they POP (Toss scarves up into the air)

Breathplay: Dragon Breath
Put your hands under your chin, breathe in, now breathe out like a fire-breathing dragon! Roar!

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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February 8, 2019 at 12:33 pm Leave a comment

Toddler Storytime- Black History Month!

February 7, 2018

Books: 
Dream Big, Little One by Vashti Harrison
This Jazz Man by Karen Ehrhardt

Music:
Happy and You Know It” by Baby Loves Jazz
Dancing in the Streets” by Martha and the Vandellas (we danced with scarves)

Letter of the Week: Dd
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)
D is for dinosaur/drink
D is for dinosaur/drink
There are many words with the letter D
D is for dinosaur/drink

Letter D                                Dinosaur                                                  Drink

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
Rock, and rock, and rock on the wall.
Rock, and rock, I hope we don’t fall!

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall.
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the king’s horses and all the king’s men
Couldn’t put Humpty together again.

Action Rhyme
Shake them shake them
Shake them shake them
Shake them just like this!

Roll them Roll them
Roll them Roll them
Blow a little kiss!

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

February 7, 2019 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Baby Time: January 23, 2019

Books

Hooray for Birds by Lucy Cousins
Oops, Pounce, Quick, Run! by Mike Twohy

Music

“Wheels on the Bus” and “Boogie Woogie Hand Jive” by Merry Music Maker, Kids on the Move

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

Wiggle Fingers
Wiggle fingers, wiggle so
Wiggle high, wiggle low
Wiggle left, wiggle right
Wiggle fingers out of sight

Say, Say Oh Baby
Tune: Oh Little Playmate
Say, say, oh baby
Come here and clap with me
And bring your happy smile
Bounce on my lap so free
Shake, shake your hands, now
Shake, shake your bottom too
And shake your tootsies ten
Let’s do it again

Roly Poly
Roly poly, roly poly, in, in, in
Roly poly, roly poly, out, out, out
Roly poly, roly poly, up, up, up
Roly poly, roly poly, down, down, down
Roly poly, roly poly, I love you!

My Pony Macaroni
I have a little pony
His name is Macaroni
He trots and trots and then he stops
My funny little pony
Mac-a-roni!

Where is Baby?
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)

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

Sensory Storytime- Restaurant!

January 12, 2018

Visual Schedule:
These are the images used for our visual schedule.

Books

To Market, To Market by Anne Miranda
Bee-Bim Bop! by Linda Sue Park
How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food? by Jane Yolen

Recorded Music
“The Sneezing Song” by Jim Gill

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 here today!

Scarf Song
Everybody will get a scarf to dance around to this song. We repeat the song a couple of times hiding the scarves in various locations (behind our backs, under our carpet circles, wherever the child wants to hide it).

One bright scarf waiting for the wind to blow.
Wiggle it high and wiggle it low,
Shake it fast and shake it slow.
Where did it go?

Ending Song
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)

Playtime
This week I set out kinetic sand, building blocks, balance beam, and a parachute. 

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

Music & Movement – January 11, 2019

Books

Play This Book by Jessica Young
The Nuts: Sing and Dance in your Polka Dot Pants by Eric Litwin
ABC Yoga by Christine Engel

Music

“Wiggle Song” by Dragon Tales
“Follow the Band” by Jim Gill
“Mister” by Laurie Berkner
“Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes [funk]” by Mr. Eric and Mr. Michael

Yoga Pose of the Week: Washing Machine 

Sit criss-cross applesauce. Sit straight up with your hands behind you head. Twist your upper body back and forth. Wishy-washy, wishy-washy!

In this pose we cross our midline! Crossing midline is the ability to move ones hands, feet, and eyes across and to the other side of the body.

It allows the right and left side of the brain to communicate. Crossing the midline builds a foundation for skills such as writing, reading, crawling, riding a bike, and many other school/playtime activities.

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.

Scarf Rhyme
One bright scarf waiting for the wind to blow.
Wiggle it high and wiggle it low.
Shake it fast and shake it slow.
Where did it go? (hide the scarf somewhere)

Breathe Play: Hot Chocolate
Imagine you’re holding a cup of hot chocolate.
It’s much too hot to take a sip, so we’ll have to blow on it.
Bring your cup close, breathe in, and gently blow towards your cup.
Take a sip!

Sing this song:
Hot cocoa hot cocoa
In a mug, in a mug
When I’m feeling cold, when I’m feeling cold
Glug, glug, glug, glug, glug, glug

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)

January 11, 2019 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Toddler Storytime- Welcome Back!

January 10, 2018

Books: 
Hello, Hello by Brendan Wenzell
Funny Face, Sunny Face by Sally Symes

Music:
Betcha Can” by Dragon Tales
Dancing Scarf Blues” by Carole Peterson (we danced with scarves)

Letter of the Week: Aa
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)
A is for airplane/angry
A is for airplane/angry
There are many words with the letter A
A is for airplane/angry

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
(suggested movements are in italics) 
Hey diddle diddle, the cat and the fiddle (ASL “cat”)
The cow jumped over the moon (jump)
The little dog laughed to see such a sport (BSL “dog”)
And the dish ran away with the spoon (run in place)

Action Rhyme
I put my arms up high,
I put my arms down low.
I put my arms out to the side,
And then I let them go.

Tip: You can change out arms with other body parts or objects to help learn new words. You’ll find some words work better than others!

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

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

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)

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

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