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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?

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

Baby Time: June 19, 2019

Books
A Trip Into Space by Lori Haskins Houran, illus. by Francisca Marquez
Bizzy Bear: Space Rocket by Benji Davies

Music
“Dancen Hands” by Merry Music Maker, Kids on the Move (with shakers)
“Splish Splash” by Joanie Bartels, Bathtime Magic (with bubbles)

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)

Zoom, Zoom, Zoom
Zoom, zoom, zoom (clap/sweep hands back and forth)
We’re going to the moon
Zoom, zoom, zoom
We’re going to the moon
If you want to take a trip (climb fingers up baby’s arm or climb arms up invisible rocket)
Climb aboard our rocket ship
Zoom, zoom, zoom
We’re going to the moon
5, 4, 3, 2, 1 – blast off! (count on fingers/hands, blast off with arms in air or whole body/swing baby up)

Far, far, far
We’re going to the stars
Far, far, far
We’re going to the stars
If you want to take a trip (climb fingers up baby’s arm)
Climb aboard our rocket ship
Far, far, far
We’re going to the stars
5, 4, 3, 2, 1 – blast off! (count on fingers/hands, blast off with arms in air or whole body/swing baby up)

Fun, fun, fun
We’re going to the sun
Fun, fun, fun
We’re going to the sun
If you want to take a trip (climb fingers up baby’s arm)
Climb aboard our rocket ship
Fun, fun, fun
We’re going to the sun
5, 4, 3, 2, 1 – blast off! (count on fingers/hands, blast off with arms in air or whole body/swing baby up)

Everyone Can Shake (with shakers)
Everyone can shake, shake, shake
Everyone can shake, shake, shake
Everyone can shake, shake, shake
And then we make a stop
Tap, clap, wave

June 19, 2019 at 9:02 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

Baby Time: April 17, 2019

Books

Dot, Stripe, Squiggle by Sarah Grace Tuttle, illus. by Miriam Nerlove
Baby Day by Jane Godwin & Davina Bell, illus. by Freya Blackwood

Music
“Wheels on the Bus” by Merry Music Maker, Kids on the Move
“Old MacDonald” by Mr. Eric & Mr. Michael, Bouncy Blue

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!

Ride Baby Ride
Ride baby ride, ch ch ch ch ch ch
Ride that horsie, ride, ch ch ch ch ch ch
Ride baby ride, ch ch ch ch ch ch
Ride that horsie, ride, ch ch ch ch ch ch
Sing it in a whisper
Whoa!

April 17, 2019 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Music & Movement: April 5, 2019

Books

Who Has Wiggle-Waggle Toes? by Vicky Shiefman, illus. by Francesca Chessa
How Do You Take a Bath?
by Kate McMullan, illus. by Sydney Hanson

Music

“Stretch” from Dragon Tales: Dragon Tunes
“La Bamba” from Perfectly Purple by The Learning Groove
“Jump, Jump” from I’m a Rock Star by Joanie Leeds
“Pop! (My Baby Loves a Pop Song)”

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.

Song: Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes
Head, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes
Head, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes
Eyes and ears and mouth and nose
Head, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes

Song: Can You Shake Along With Me?
Can you shake along with me?
Along with me, along with me?
Can you shake along with me?
Put your shaker on your . . . knee
Repeat with different body parts

Rhyme: Reach and Wiggle
Lift your arms way up high,
Wave them, wave them in the sky.
Reach way down and touch your toes.
Wiggle your eyebrows, wiggle your nose.
Put your bottom on the floor,
Count with me to four: one, two, three, four.
Take a deep breath in: one, two, three,
Then let it out slowly.

Song: Goodbye Friends
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]
Now breathe out goodbye
[Breathe out]

Yoga Pose: Standing Spin
Take your feet out wider, extend your arms out wide, and spin at the waist. Lift up your feet if you need to.

April 5, 2019 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Toddler Storytime- Animals!

March 28, 2019

This week we had guest reader, Miss Sydney share books, songs, and rhymes with us!

Books: 
The Doghouse by Jan Thomas
Who Am I? An animal guessing game by Steve Jenkins

Music:
Run, Baby Run” by Caspar Babypants
Wimoweh” by Laurie Berkner (we danced with shakers)

Letter of the Week: Kk
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)
K is for kangaroo/kite
is for kangaroo/kite
There are many words with the letter K
is for kangaroo/kite

Letter K

Words from left to right: letter k, kangaroo, kite

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
Hickory Dickory Dock
The mouse ran up the clock,
The clock struck one
The mouse ran down
Hickory Dickory dock.

Action Rhyme
Tommy Thumb is up and
Tommy Thumb is down.
Tommy Thumb is dancingall around the town.
Dancing on your shoulders,
Dancing on your head,
Dancing on your knees,
Then tuck him into bed.

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

March 28, 2019 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Music & Movement: March 22, 2019

Books

Touch the Brightest Star by Christie Matheson
The Very Lonely Firefly by Eric Carle

Music

“Warm-Up Time” from Action Songs for Preschoolers
Shakin’ Everywhere” by Jim Gill, Irrational Anthem
“Hip Hop Body Rock” by The Learning Groove, Rockin’ Red
“Hokey Pokey, Pt. 1” by Greg & Steve, Kidding Around

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.

Song: Twinkle, Twinkle
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

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.ac
Shake our shakers … Left and right.
Shake our shakers … Front and back

Song: Hands Go Up
Tune: Twinkle, Twinkle
Hands go up and hands go down.
I can turn around and around.
I can jump upon two shoes.
I can clap and so can you!
I can wave, I’ll show you how.
Let’s sit down, it’s storytime now.

Song: Goodbye Friends
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]
Now breathe out goodbye
[Breathe out]

Yoga Pose: Owl
Come to your knees and sit back on your heels. Point your fingers together in front of you (between knees, owl wings down), and bring your owl wings up and down over your head as you lift up with body.

Breath Play: Count to Five
Count to five as you breathe in, count to five as you breathe out

March 22, 2019 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

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