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PJ Storytime – Love! – February 14, 2019

February 14, 2019

Books:
Love by Matt de la Pena
Hands Say Love by George Shannon
Love the World by Todd Parr

Music:
I Really Love to Dance by Laurie Berkner
Shake A Friend’s Hand by Carole Peterson

Yoga Pose of the Week:
Flower

Come to sit on your bottom with a tall spine, lift up your legs, balance on your sitting bones, touch the soles of your feet together, and weave your arms under your legs.

S
ongs, Rhymes, & Fingerplays:

Opening Song: The More We Get Together
The more we get together
Together, together
The more we get together
The happier we’ll be
Cause your friends are my friends
And my friends are your friends
The more we get together
The happier we’ll be

Fingerplay: I Have A Little Heart
I have a little heart, (sign language for heart)
And it goes thump, thump, thump (pat chest three times)
It keeps right on beating,
When I jump, jump, jump (jump three times)
I get a special feeling, when I look at you. (point to child)
It makes me want to give you a hug or two. (hug yourself)

Felt Story: Who Am I? Heart-Shaped Riddles
Clues:
1. I live in the water. I can swim. I have a tail. I also have fins and big eyes. (Fish)
2. I am a soft and furry pet. I have four legs and a long tail. I have sharp teeth and claws. I like to chase mice. (Cat)
3. I am small and colorful. I have big wings. I live in gardens and forests. I used to be a caterpillar. (Butterfly)

Shaker Prop Song: If You Love To Read Books, Give A Shake
To the tune of “If You’re Happy and You Know It”
If you love to read books, give a shake
If you love to read books, give a shake
If you love to read books, then let your shakers show it
If you love to read books, give a shake
Ask “What are other things you love?” and incorporate answers in the song
Other things: to sing songs, to dance all crazy, play together

Action Rhyme: I Can Hug
I can hug, hug, hug,
I can hop, hop, hop,
I can kiss, kiss kiss,
I can stop, stop, stop.
I can nod my head yes,
And I can shake my head no,
And I can sit down very slow.

Craft
Love Bug Puppets

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February 14, 2019 at 6:40 pm Leave a comment

Music & Movement – January 18, 2019

Books
Chomp Goes the Alligator by Matthew Van Fleet
The Cow Who Clucked by Denise Fleming

Music
Here Comes the Sun by Rockabye Baby
Can’t Stop the Feeling by Rockabye Baby
Moving Like the Animals from Action Songs for Preschoolers 1
I Know A Chicken by The Laurie Berkner Band

Yoga Pose of the Week: Crocodile
Lying down on our side we take our arms and legs out long. With the other arm up we snap our crocodile jaws

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.

Prop Song: Where Is Shaker?
To the tune of Where Is Thumbkin?
Where is shaker? Where is shaker?
Here I am! Here I am!
How are you today, friend?
Very well, I thank you.
Run away, run away.

Breath Play: Count To Five
Count to five as you breathe in.
1, 2, 3, 4, 5…
And count to five as you breath out.
…1, 2, 3, 4, 5.

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 18, 2019 at 12:17 pm Leave a comment

Baby Time: January 16, 2019

Books

Ten Tiny Babies by Karen Katz
Little Monkey Calms Down by Michael Dahl, illus. by Oriol Vidol

Music

“Shake Your Dragon Tail” from Dragon Tales: Dragon Tunes

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!

Diddle Dumpling
Diddle, diddle dumpling (bicycle baby’s legs or arms)
My son John
Went to bed
With his trousers on
One shoe off (tap each foot)
One shoe on
Diddle, diddle dumpling
My son John

Shake My Sillies Out
Shake, shake, shake my sillies out
Shake, shake, shake my sillies out
And wiggle my waggles away

Clap my crazies out, jump my jiggles out, yawn my sleepies out, shake my sillies out

We’re Going to Shaker Our Shakers
To the tune of “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

January 16, 2019 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Toddler Storytime- Song Books!

November 15, 2018

Books: 
What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong
There Was a Tree by Rachel Isadora

Music:
You Are Clapping” by Eric Litwin
Shakin’ Everywhere” by Jim Gill (we danced with shakers)

Signs of the Week:
Fruit

 

 

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

Silly Pizza Song
(We use American Sign Language for the words in all caps.)
When I’m feeling HUNGRY and I don’t feel like STOPPING,
I think of silly pizza with all my favorite toppings!

I like FRUIT on my pizza, I like FRUIT pizza PLEASE.
Put the FRUIT on my pizza, don’t forget the extra CHEESE!

Action Rhyme
With our hands we clap, clap, clap
With our feet we stamp, stamp, stamp
We jump three times as high as can be
Then we sit so happily.

Movement Song
I love you
You love me
We’re a happy family
With a great big hug
and a kiss from me to you
Won’t you say you
love me too?

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

November 15, 2018 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Baby Time: October 17, 2018

Books

The Three Bears by Byron Barton
Big Fat Hen by Keith Baker

Music

“Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes” by Joanie Bartels, Bathtime Magic
“Popcorn Calling Me” by Laurie Berkner, Buzz, Buzz

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

Little Leaves
(Touch each toe or finger with a baby, older children can put their fingers up)
One little leaf
Two little leaves
Three leaves today
Four little leaves
Five little leaves
Blow them all away (blow)

Baby Goes Bumpy Boo
Tune: Here We Go Looby Loo
Here we go bumpy boo.
Baby goes bumpy bye.
Baby goes bumpy bee.
On top of my knee.
I bounce you to the left.
I bounce you to the right.
I bounce you up and down.
I bounce you out of sight.
Baby goes bumpy boo.
Baby goes bumpy bye.
Baby goes bumpy bee.
On top of my knee.

I bounce you very fast.
I bounce you very slow.
I bounce you up and down.
And back we both will go!

Put Your Finger On Your Shirt
Tune: If You’re Happy and You Know It
Put your finger on your shirt, on your shirt
Put your finger on your shirt, on your shirt
Put your finger on your shirt
Put your finger on your shirt
Put your finger on your shirt, on your shirt

On your shoes . . .
On your pants . . .

Big A
Big A (open baby’s arms)
Little a (bring baby’s arms together)
Bouncing B
The cat’s in the cupboard
And he can’t see!
Peek-a-boo! (cover baby’s eyes)
I see you! (take hands away)

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 17, 2018 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

Toddler Storytime- Things That Go!

September 20, 2018

Books: 
My Bus by Byron Barton
What Do Wheels Do All Day by April Jones Prince

Music:
Wheels on the Bus” by Raffi/Ken Whitely
Wiggly Wiggles Freeze Dance” by Hap Palmer (we danced with shakers)

Sign of the Week:
Bus

Pretend like you are turning a big steering wheel.

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

Silly Pizza Song
(We use American Sign Language for the words in all caps.)
When I’m feeling HUNGRY and I don’t feel like STOPPING,
I think of silly pizza with all my favorite toppings!

I like BUS on my pizza, I like BUS pizza PLEASE.
Put the BUS on my pizza, don’t forget the extra CHEESE!

Action Rhyme
Roly poly, roly poly,
fast, fast, fast, fast, fast, fast
Roly roly poly, roly roly poly,
slow, slow, slow, slow, slow, slow
(in/out, up/down)

Movement Song
(Tune: Little Red Wagon)

Cruising down the street in my little car.
Cruising down the street in my little car.
Cruising down the street in my little car.
Won’t you ride with me?

Other verses:
Flying through the air in my big airplane.
Chugging down the tracks in my long train.

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

September 20, 2018 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

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