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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!)

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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

Toddler Storytime- Leaping and Jumping

Books
Jump! by Scott M. Fischer
Emily Loves to Bounce by Stephen Michael King

Felt Board
To Market, To Market

Song
“Hop Along Song”  by Graham Walker, Exercise Party
“Jump” by Milkshake, Bottle of Sunshine

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

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

Early Literacy Fact of the Week:

Play
Play a game of pretend with your child. This helps your child understand the power of language. other fun play includes play inga game of “Can you…?” by asking a series of questions like, “Can you jump really high?” or “Can you find something red?” These games help improve concentration, attention span, and memory.

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 feet and wiggle in the morning.

other verses: hands, eyes, ears

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.

Down By the Pond
I walked to the pond,
Tramp, tramp, tramp. (walk in place)
The ground got mushy,
Splat, splat, splat. (stamp feet)
The frogs were singing,
Ribbit, ribbit, ribbit. (hop up and down)
The raccoons were eating,
Rinse, rinse, rinse. (pretend to rinse food)
The bugs were swarming,
Buzz, buzz, buzz. (wiggle fingers by ears and face)
I went running,
Fast, fast, fast. (run in place)
Goodbye, Pond! (wave goodbye)

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 13, 2016 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

On the Farm

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Books

The Cow Loves Cookies by Karma Wilson, illus. by Marcellus Hall
I Spy on the Farm by Edward Gibbs
Lazy Daisy, Cranky Frankie by Mary Ellen Jordan, illus. by Andrew Weldon
Barnyard Banter by Denise Fleming

Music

“Old MacDonald Had a Farm” by The Hit Crew, Drew’s Famous Kids’ Camp Songs
“Down on Grandpa’s Farm” by Raffi, One Light, One Sun
“I Know a Chicken” by Laurie Berkner, Whaddaya Think of That?

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Song: Little Pigs Say Oink
(Tune: Mary Had A Little Lamb)
Little pigs say oink-oink-oink,
Oink-oink-oink, oink-oink-oink,
Little pigs say oink-oink-oink
All around the farm.
(repeat with other animals)

Flannelboard: Wake Up!
Early one morning the rising sun called,
“Wake up, wake up,” and woke up the . . . rooster.
“Cock-a-doodle-doo,” said the rooster and woke up the . . . goat.
“Baa, baa” said the goat and woke up the . . . sheep.
“Baa, baa,” said the sheep and woke up the . . . horse.
“Neigh, neigh,” said the horse and woke up the . . . pig.
“Oink, oink,” said the pig and woke up the . . . cow.
“Moo, moo,” said the cow and woke up the . . . dog.
“Woof, woof,” said the dog and woke up the . . . farmer.
The farmer climbed out of bed and then went and fed . . .
The dog, the cow, the pig, the horse, the sheep, the goose, and the rooster.

Flannelboard Song: Five Squeaky Clean Pigs
Tune: Five Green and Speckled Frogs
Five pigs so squeaky clean
Cleanest you’ve ever seen
Wanted to go outside and play
Oink! Oink! (clap, clap)
One jumped into the mud
Landed with a great big thud
Then there were four clean squeaky pigs.

Song: We’re Going to Shake Our Shakers
Tune: Jimmy Crack Corn
We’re going to shake our shakers High and low.
We’re going to shake our shakers High and low.
We’re going to shake our shakers High and low,
Until someone says…….STOP!
Shake our shakers … Fast and slow.
Shake our shakers … Left and right.
Shake our shakers … Front and back

September 22, 2016 at 6:00 pm Leave a comment

Toddler Storytime- Mice

Books
 Cat and Mouse by Kevin Sherry
 Little Mouse by Scott Magoon

Felt Board
Little Mouse, Little Mouse

Song
“The Little Mouse Goes Creeping”  by Carole Peterson
“The Mice Go Marching” by Hap Palmer, Rhythms on Parade

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

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

Early Literacy Fact of the Week

Write
• Fine motor skill activities, such as doing puzzles or crumpling paper, help strengthen the muscles in your child’s hand which prepares him or her to properly hold pencils, crayons, and markers.
• Fun activities to do together include playing with play dough (you can even make your own), build with Lego blocks, help your child send a letter or drawing to someone, even placing stickers help improve your child’s ability to learn to write.

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

Clap, Tap, Bend
I take my little hands and go
Clap, clap, clap.
I take my little hands and go
Clap, clap, clap.
I take my little hands and go
Clap, clap, clap.
Clap, clap all day long.
I take my little feet and go tap, tap, tap…
I take my little knees and go bend, bend, bend…

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.

September 22, 2016 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

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