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Music & Movement – January 10, 2020

This week we stretched like a fox, played some jazzy instruments, and shook down the house!

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Music & Movement – October 4, 2019

Books

How Do You Dance by Thyra Heder
That’s How! by Christoph Niemann

Music

“Spaghetti Legs” by Jim Gill
“Dance, Freeze, Melt” by Eric Litwin
“Popcorn Calling Me” by Laurie Berkner (with Shaker Eggs)
“In and Out the Window” by Anne Marie Akin (Circle Time Activity with Stretchy Band)

Yoga Pose of the Week: Hot Air Balloon

Let’s go on a hot air balloon trip together! Step inside, have a seat, and get comfortable. We have to blow up our hot air balloon now! Once your balloon is full, let the wind take you back and forth. What do you see down there?

Hot Air Balloon

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.

Shaker Egg Rhyme
Pop, pop, pop, put the corn in the pot.
Pop, pop, pop, shake it shake it ‘til it’s hot.
Pop, pop, pop, lift the lid and what have you got?!

Popcorn!!

Little Clapping Mouse
Behind the tree (clap, clap)
And under the house (clap, clap)
There lived a teeny (clap, clap)
Tiny mouse (clap, clap)

She loved to sing (clap, clap)
She loved to tap (clap, clap)
But most of all (clap, clap)
She loved to clap (clap, clap)

She clapped all night (clap, clap)
She clapped all day (clap, clap)
She clapped to frighten (clap, clap)
The cat away (a lot of claps)

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)

October 4, 2019 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Stories & Crafts- Forests

October 1, 2019

Books: 
Once Upon a Jungle by Laura Knowles, James Boast
The Rainforest Grows All Around by Susan K. Mitchell

Music:
“My Bonnie” by Jim Gill
“Wimowehby Laurie Berkner (we danced with shaker eggs)

Songs, Rhymes, & Fingerplays:

Opening Song: Hello Song
We clap and sing hello,
We clap and sing hello,
With our friends at Storytime,
We clap and sing hello.

What else can we do to say hello?

We sit and sing hello,
We sit and sing hello,
With our friends at Storytime,
We wave and sing hello

The Animals in the Jungle
We saw many animals in the story, Once Upon a Jungle. Let’s make up a song about them to the tune of The Wheels on the Bus.

The ants in the jungle go march, march, march,
march, march, march,
march, march, march,
The ants in the jungle go march, march, march, all day long

The lizards in the jungle go snap, snap, snap,
snap, snap, snap,
snap, snap, snap
The lizards in the jungle go snap, snap, snap all day long

The monkeys in the jungle say “ooh, ooh, ooh,
ooh, ooh, ooh,
ooh, ooh, ooh,”
The monkeys in the jungle say “ooh, ooh, ooh,” all the day long.

Other Verses:
Panthers/Grr
Parrots/Squawk

Oral Story: Mr. Wiggle and Mr. Waggle
found in the book “What’ll I Do With Baby-O” by Jane Cobb

One day there were two friends.
Mr. Wiggle (shake right fisted thumb) and Mr. Waggle (shake left fisted thumb) and they lived in identical houses!

So Mr. Wiggle went into his house like this:
He opened the door (rotate wrist into flat palm)
He went inside (tuck thumb into palm)
And he closed the door after himself (close fist)

And wouldn’t you know it?
Mr. Waggle went into his house the exact same way!
He opened the door (rotate wrist into flat palm)
He went inside (tuck thumb into palm)
And he closed the door after himself (close fist)

One day, Mr. Wiggle wanted to visit Mr. Waggle so…
He opened the door (rotate closed fist into flat palm)
He went outside (untuck thumb from palm)
And he closed the door after himself (close fist but leave thumb out)

And then he went up the hill and down the hill, up the hill and down the hill, up the hill and down the hill
until he reached Mr. Waggle’s door. (move fisted thumb up and down)

He knocked on the door. (pretend to knock on other fist)
There was no answer, so he said, “Ohhhh Mr. Waaaaggle! Are you home?” (pretend to talk with thumb)
But there was still no answer. (shake head)

Sigh, so he went up the hill and down the hill, up the hill and down the hill, up the hill and down the hill
until he got to his home where he (move fisted thumb up and down)
He opened the door (rotate wrist into flat palm)
He went inside (tuck thumb into palm)
And he closed the door after himself (close fist)

Well the very next day Mr. Waggle (shake left fist) decided he wanted to visit Mr. Wiggle (shake right fist)
So he opened the door (rotate closed fist into flat palm)
He went outside (untuck thumb from palm)
And he closed the door after himself (close fist but leave thumb out)

And then he went up the hill and down the hill, up the hill and down the hill, up the hill and down the hill
until he reached Mr. Wiggle’s door. (move fisted thumb up and down)

He knocked on the door. (pretend to knock on other fist)
There was no answer, so he said, “Ohhhh Mr. Wiiiiiggle! Are you home?” (pretend to talk with thumb)
But there was still no answer. (shake head)

Sigh, so he went up the hill and down the hill, up the hill and down the hill, up the hill and down the hill
until he got to his home where he (move fisted thumb up and down)
He opened the door (rotate wrist into flat palm)
He went inside (tuck thumb into palm)
And he closed the door (close fist)

Well the very next day Mr. Wiggle and Mr. Waggle decided to visit each other at the same time
So at the same time they
Opened the door (rotate closed fist into flat palm)
Went outside (untuck thumb from palm)
And closed the doors after them (close fist but leave thumb out)

And then they both went up the hill and down the hill, up the hill and down the hill, up the hill and down the hill until they met in the middle and they were so excited that they
rolled down the hill
and then ran back up and then
rolled down the hill
and then ran back up.

And then they were tired so they shared all the stories they could think to tell each other.
And when they were tired of that, they waved goodbye

And went up the hill and down the hill, up the hill and down the hill, up the hill and down the hill until they got back to their very own homes
Where they opened the door (rotate wrist into flat palm)
Went inside (tuck thumb into palm)
And closed the door after them (close fist)

And wouldn’t you know it, the next time that Mr. Wiggle and Mr. Waggle wanted to visit each other… do you know what they did?
They used the telephone.

I found this story and video on Jbrary. Watch and follow along from home!

Craft: Forest Collages
Make any type of forest you’d like. What animals will you find in your forest? What type of plants are there? What is the weather like?

October 1, 2019 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Stories & Crafts

September 10, 2019

Books: 
Take Your Pet to School Day by Linda Ashman
Some Pets by Angela DiTerlizzi

Music:
Wheels on the Bus” by Mr. Eric and Mr. Michael
I Know a Chicken” by Laurie Berkner (we danced with shaker eggs)

Songs, Rhymes, & Fingerplays:
Opening Song: Hello Song
We clap and sing hello,
We clap and sing hello,
With our friends at Storytime,
We clap and sing hello.

What else can we do to say hello?

We sit and sing hello,
We sit and sing hello,
With our friends at Storytime,
We wave and sing hello

Act it Out!
We reenacted the story, Take Your Pet to School Day, by signing the following song. (tune: Here we go Round the Mulberry Bush)

This is the way we go to school, go to school, go to school,
This is the way we go to school when we act it out.

This is the way we sing a song, sing a song, sing a song.
This is the way we sing a song when we act it out.

This is the way we read a story…
This is the way we paint today…
This is the way we eat a snack…
This is the way we clean our mess…
This is the way we go back home…

Oral Story: Mr. Wiggle and Mr. Waggle
found in the book “What’ll I Do With Baby-O” by Jane Cobb

One day there were two friends.
Mr. Wiggle (shake right fisted thumb) and Mr. Waggle (shake left fisted thumb) and they lived in identical houses!

So Mr. Wiggle went into his house like this:
He opened the door (rotate wrist into flat palm)
He went inside (tuck thumb into palm)
And he closed the door after himself (close fist)

And wouldn’t you know it?
Mr. Waggle went into his house the exact same way!
He opened the door (rotate wrist into flat palm)
He went inside (tuck thumb into palm)
And he closed the door after himself (close fist)

One day, Mr. Wiggle wanted to visit Mr. Waggle so…
He opened the door (rotate closed fist into flat palm)
He went outside (untuck thumb from palm)
And he closed the door after himself (close fist but leave thumb out)

And then he went up the hill and down the hill, up the hill and down the hill, up the hill and down the hill
until he reached Mr. Waggle’s door. (move fisted thumb up and down)

He knocked on the door. (pretend to knock on other fist)
There was no answer, so he said, “Ohhhh Mr. Waaaaggle! Are you home?” (pretend to talk with thumb)
But there was still no answer. (shake head)

Sigh, so he went up the hill and down the hill, up the hill and down the hill, up the hill and down the hill
until he got to his home where he (move fisted thumb up and down)
He opened the door (rotate wrist into flat palm)
He went inside (tuck thumb into palm)
And he closed the door after himself (close fist)

Well the very next day Mr. Waggle (shake left fist) decided he wanted to visit Mr. Wiggle (shake right fist)
So he opened the door (rotate closed fist into flat palm)
He went outside (untuck thumb from palm)
And he closed the door after himself (close fist but leave thumb out)

And then he went up the hill and down the hill, up the hill and down the hill, up the hill and down the hill
until he reached Mr. Wiggle’s door. (move fisted thumb up and down)

He knocked on the door. (pretend to knock on other fist)
There was no answer, so he said, “Ohhhh Mr. Wiiiiiggle! Are you home?” (pretend to talk with thumb)
But there was still no answer. (shake head)

Sigh, so he went up the hill and down the hill, up the hill and down the hill, up the hill and down the hill
until he got to his home where he (move fisted thumb up and down)
He opened the door (rotate wrist into flat palm)
He went inside (tuck thumb into palm)
And he closed the door (close fist)

Well the very next day Mr. Wiggle and Mr. Waggle decided to visit each other at the same time
So at the same time they
Opened the door (rotate closed fist into flat palm)
Went outside (untuck thumb from palm)
And closed the doors after them (close fist but leave thumb out)

And then they both went up the hill and down the hill, up the hill and down the hill, up the hill and down the hill until they met in the middle and they were so excited that they
rolled down the hill
and then ran back up and then
rolled down the hill
and then ran back up.

And then they were tired so they shared all the stories they could think to tell each other.
And when they were tired of that, they waved goodbye

And went up the hill and down the hill, up the hill and down the hill, up the hill and down the hill until they got back to their very own homes
Where they opened the door (rotate wrist into flat palm)
Went inside (tuck thumb into palm)
And closed the door after them (close fist)

And wouldn’t you know it, the next time that Mr. Wiggle and Mr. Waggle wanted to visit each other… do you know what they did?
They used the telephone.

I found this story and video on Jbrary. Watch and follow along from home!

Shaker Song: happy and you Know it Give a Shake
If you’re happy and you know it give a shake,
If you’re happy and you know it give a shake,
If you’re happy and you really want to show it,
If you’re happy and you know it give a shake!

… shake it fast
… shake it slow

Craft: Pet Paintings
Paint a picture of your pet, dream pet, favorite animal, or anything else you can imagine! Just try to not to make the room as messy as the Art Room in Take Your Pet to School Day by Linda Ashman.

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

STEAM Storytime- Math!

July 9, 2019

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

Music:
Mother Gooney Bird” by Eric Litwin
The Number Dance (Disco)” by Eric Litwin
Jumping and Counting” by Jim Gill (We danced with shakers)

Question of the Week: What is the highest number you can thing of?
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!

Flutter, Flutter Butterfly
Tune: Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, using ASL for the word “butterfly”
Flutter, flutter butterfly, flying in the summer sky
Watch it fly from high to low
Watch it come and watch it go
Fluttery, flutter butterfly flying in the summer sky

We also counted the butterflies on the screen using ASL.

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:

Play Dough Shapes

Questions:
What shapes, letters, and numbers can you make?
How does the play dough feel?
What color is the play dough?

How to Two Comprehension Activity

Comprehension: the understanding and interpretation of what is read. To be able to accurately understand written material, children need to be able to (1) decode what they read; (2) make connections between what they read and what they already know; and (3) think deeply about what they have read.

Questions:
What was your favorite animal from the story?
There were ten different animals shown in the story. Can you draw the ones you remember?
What games did you see the kids playing? Have you ever played those games?
What was the weather like in the story?
How high did we count to?
Where were the kids playing? Where was it located?
Did you learn any new words?

July 9, 2019 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Toddler Storytime- Pets!

April 25, 2019

Books: 
Pet This Book by Jessica Young
I Spy Pets by Edward Gibbs

Music:
Silly Dance Contest” by Jim Gill (we danced with puppets)
I Know a Chicken” by Laurie Berkner (we danced with shaker eggs)

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)
O is for octopus/outside
is for octopus/outside
There are many words with the letter O
is for octopus/outside

Letter O.png

Signs from left to right: Letter O, Octopus, Outside

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 25, 2019 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Music & Movement – October 12, 2018

Books

Pretty Kitty by Karen Beaumont
Truck Full of Ducks by Ross Buroch
Yoga Frog by Nora Carpentar

Music

“The Good Stuff” by Eric Litwin
“Dance Number Three” by Eric Litwin
“Popcorn Calling Me” by Laurie Berkner (we danced with shakers)
“The Washing Machine” by Jim Gill

Yoga Pose of the Week: Cat

Come to the floor on all fours. Then arch your back and look at your belly button. Then dip your belly down and wag your tail.

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.

Ribbon Song
(Tune: If You’re Happy and You Know It Clap Your Hands)
If you’re happy and you know give a shake
If you’re happy and you know give a shake
If you’re happy and you really want to show it
If you’re happy and you know give a shake

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 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)

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

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