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Toddler Storytime- Autumn

September 28, 2017

Books:
In the Middle of Fall by Kevin Henkes
Hiding Phil by Eric Barclay

Felt Story: Five Little Pumpkins
Take Away Tip: Counting individual objects as you say each new number teaches children one-to-one correspondence.

Songs:
“The Apple Tree” by Carol Peterson, H.U.M. – Highly Usable Music, All Year Long!
I Can Shake My Shaker Egg” by Eric Litwin, Rockin’ Red (We danced with shakers!)

Letter of the Week:
This week we are learning about the letter Dd.

Songs & Rhymes:

Opening Song: Hello Friends
(Sung with 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
• B.I.N.G.O.
• Wheels on the Bus

Transition Rhyme
Everyone can
March, march, march
March, march, march
March, march, march Everyone can
March, march, march
Now it’s time to stop.
(clap, sit)

Closing Song: Goodbye Friends
(Sung with American Sign Language)
Goodbye friends,
goodbye friends,
goodbye friends,
it’s time to say goodbye.

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September 28, 2017 at 5:49 pm Leave a comment

Toddler Storytime- Garden

Books:
My Garden by Kevin Henkes
What Will Grow? by Jennifer Ward

Songs:
My garden” by Raffi
Fruit Salad Salsa” by Laurie Berkener

Letter of the Week:
This week we are learning about the letter Zz.

Songs & Rhymes:

Opening Song: Welcome, Welcome Everyone
Welcome, welcome everyone, (use sign language for “hello”)
Now you’re here we’ll have some fun.
First we’ll clap our hands just so,
Then we’ll bend and touch our toes.
Welcome, welcome everyone,
Now you’re here we’ll have some fun.

Song Cube:
• I’m a Little Teapot
• ABC’s
• Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
• The Itsy Bitsy Spider
• B.I.N.G.O.
• Wheels on the Bus

Transition Rhyme
I wiggle my fingers,
I wiggle my toes,
I wiggle my shoulders,
I wiggle my nose,
Now no more wiggles are left in me,
So I will sit as quietly as I can be.

Movement Rhyme
Flowers grow like this (sit with hands together, then open hands)
Trees grow like this (stay sitting but reach arms up high)
I grow just like this (shoot up like rocket)

Movement Rhyme
Slowly, slowly very slowly creeps the garden snail
Slowly, slowly very slowly up the garden rail
Quickly, quickly very quickly flies the little bug
Quickly, quickly very quickly landed on a rug.

Closing Song: Tickle the Clouds
Tickle the clouds
and tickle your toes
Clap your hands
and tickle your nose
Reach down low
And reach up high
Story time’s over —
Wave bye-bye!

April 20, 2017 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

Music & Movement – February 10, 2017

Books

Chicken Story Time by Sandy Asher
Chicken Soup by Jean Van Leeuwen
Good Morning Yoga by Mariam Gates (Yoga Circle Time)

Music

“Chicken/The Chicken [Instrumental]” by Georgiana Stewart
“Funky Chicken (Hip-Hop)” from Outrageous Orange
“Chickasaw Chicken” (Onomatopoeia/Listening Skills)
“Know a Chicken” by Laurie Berkner

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: Stepping Down Together
(Melody: Down By the Station)
Hand on the handrails
We’ll step down together
Stepping very carefully
Feet in a row.
We’ll squat very slowly
We’re not in a hurry
Let’s stay quiet
As we sit!

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!”

February 10, 2017 at 1:42 pm Leave a comment

Baby Time: January 11, 2017

Books

Where Does the Brown Bear Go? by Nicki Weiss
Sleepy, Oh So Sleepy by Denise Fleming

Music

“Shake Your Dragon Tail” from Dragon Tales: Dragon Tunes
“Old MacDonald” by The Learning Groove, Bouncy Blue

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

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

Trot, Trot to Boston
Trot, trot to Boston (bounce)
Trot, trot to Lynn
Watch out, little baby
Or you might fall in!
(swing baby between legs)

Trot, trot to Boston (bounce)
Trot, trot to Dover
Watch out, little baby
Or you might fall over!
(swing baby to side)

Shoe the Old Horse
Shoe the old horse (tap one foot)
Shoe the old mare (tap the other foot)
But let the little pony
Run bare, bare, bare
(tap feet together)

Up in the Air
Up, up, up in the air like this.
Down, down, down for a great big kiss.
Up like this, down for a kiss.
You’re my special baby! (big hug)

Popcorn
Pop! Pop! Pop!
Pour the corn into the pan.
Pop! Pop! Pop!
Shake it ‘til it’s hot!
Pop! Pop! Pop!
What have we got?
Popcorn (Shake like crazy!)

January 11, 2017 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Toddler Storytime- Numbers and Letters

Books
Swallow the Leader by Danna Smith
The Alphabet Parade by Charles Ghinga

Felt Board
“One, Two Buckle My Shoe”

Song
“On the Count of Five”  by Hap Palmer, Sally the Swinging Snake
“Alphabet Forwards and Backwards”  by Dr. Jean, Keep On Singing and Dancing With Dr. Jean

Letter of the Week
This week we are learning about the letter Ii.

Early Literacy Fact of the Week

When talking with your child it’s important to be patient. It can take at least ten seconds for a child to respond to a question. They need that time to comprehend the question and come up with a response.

Songs & Rhymes

Open Song: Wake Up Feet
Wake up feet, wake up feet
Wake up feet and wiggle, wiggle, wiggle
Wake up feet, wake up feet
Wake up and wiggle in the morning.

other verses: hands, eyes, ears

Song Cube:
• I’m a Little Teapot
• ABC’s
• Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
• The Itsy Bitsy Spider
• Five Green Speckled Frogs
• Wheels on the Bus

Hands Go Up
Hands go up and hands go down.
I can turn myself around.
I can reach down to my shoe.
I can listen so can you.
Now let’s sit, I’ll show you how.
The next story is starting now.

Closing Song: I Think It’s Time We Have To Go
I think it’s time, we have to go.
Wave your elbows, wave your toes.
Wave your tongue, wave your nose.
Wave your knees, wave your lips.
Blow me a kiss with your fingertips.
Wave your chin, wave your eye.
Now it’s time to wave goodbye.

November 3, 2016 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

Toddler Storytime- Feet

Books
 Dancing Feet by Lindsey Craig
Who Has These Feet? by Laura Hulburt

Felt Board
“Dirty Socks”

Songs
“Shaker Hop”  by Carole Peterson, Dancing Feet

Letter of the Week:
This week we are learning about the letter Hh.

Early Literacy Fact of the Week:

Sing
Clap along with rhymes when you sing or listen to a song. This helps children hear the syllables in words and helps develop motor skills.

Songs & Rhymes

Open Song: Wake Up Feet
Wake up feet, wake up feet
Wake up feet and wiggle, wiggle, wiggle
Wake up feet, wake up feet
Wake up and wiggle in the morning.

other verses: hands, eyes, ears

Song Cube:
• I’m a Little Teapot
• ABC’s
• Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
• The Itsy Bitsy Spider
• Five Green Speckled Frogs
• Wheels on the Bus

Feet
Feet, feet, feet,
Feet are really neat.
From the bottom of your heel,
To the top of your big toe,
Your feet are with you,
Wherever you go!
Your feet help you jump and dance and spin.
They take you outside and bring you back in.
Your feet are with you night and day.
Your feet just love to hop and play.
So take your feet on a play date,
‘Cause happy feet are really great!

Tiny Feet
Tiny feet tiptoe.
Tiny feet run.
Tiny feet have a lot of fun.
Tiny feet kick and jump and play.
Tiny feet love a cool, fall day.

Hands Go Up
Hands go up and hands go down.
I can turn myself around.
I can reach down to my shoe.
I can listen so can you.
Now let’s sit, I’ll show you how.
The next story is starting now.

Closing Song: I Think It’s Time We Have To Go
I think it’s time, we have to go.
Wave your elbows, wave your toes.
Wave your tongue, wave your nose.
Wave your knees, wave your lips.
Blow me a kiss with your fingertips.
Wave your chin, wave your eye.
Now it’s time to wave goodbye.

October 27, 2016 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

Baby Time: October 19, 2016

Books

My Many Colored Days by Dr. Seuss, illus. by Steve Johnson & Lou Fancher
Freight Train by Donald Crews

Music

“Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes” by Joanie Bartels, Bathtime Magic
“Old MacDonald” by The Learning Groove, Bouncy Blue

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

Apple Tree
Way up high in an apple tree
Two little apples did I see
So I shook that tree as hard as I could
Down came the apples
Mmm, they were good

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!

These Are Baby’s Fingers
These are baby’s fingers
These are baby’s toes
This is baby’s belly button
Round and round it goes

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/bounce, march, spin)

Popcorn
Pop! Pop! Pop!
Pour the corn into the pan.
Pop! Pop! Pop!
Shake it ‘till it’s hot!
Pop! Pop! Pop!
What have we got?
Popcorn (Shake like crazy!!)

October 19, 2016 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

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