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Toddler Storytime- Friendship

September 14, 2017

Books:
Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems
I Got a New Friend by Karl Newsom Edwards

Felt Story: Little Fox
Take Away Tip: Talk about directions. Use physical descriptions of the world around us to help develop spatial thinking. Ex: through, next to, above, below.

Songs:
The Wheels on the Bus” by Merry Music Makers
All My Friends Are Different”by Yo Gabba Gabba (We danced with shakers)

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

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 14, 2017 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

Baby Time: September 6, 2017

Books

Overboard! by Sarah Weeks, illus. by Sam Williams
Goodnight World by Debi Gliori

Music

“Sodeo” by Raffi, More Singable Songs

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

The Beehive
Here is the beehive. (close fist)
Where are the bees?
Hidden away where nobody sees.
Watch as they come out of their hive. (extend fingers as you count)
One, two, three, four, five!
They’re alive! (shake fingers or tickle child’s belly)
BUZZZZZZZ.

Acka Backa
Acka-backa soda cracker, acka-backa boo
Acka-backa soda cracker, I love you.
Acka-backa soda cracker, acka-backa boo
Acka-backa soda cracker, up goes you! (lift up)
BIG HUG!

Additional verse:
Acka-backa soda cracker, acka-backa boo
Acka-backa soda cracker, we’ll sing a song or two

Cheek, Chin
Cheek, chin, cheek, chin, cheek, chin, nose!
Cheek, chin, cheek, chin, cheek, chin, toes!
Cheek, chin, cheek, chin, up baby goes!

Bicycle
(Baby lies on back with legs in air – parent rotates legs)
I have a little bicycle
I ride it to and fro
And when I see that big green light
I know it’s time to go
I have a little bicycle
I bought it at the shop
And when I see that big red light
I know it’s time to stop!

Mary Wore Her Red Dress
Mary wore her red dress
Red dress, red dress
Mary wore her red dress
All day long
Use kids’ names and items/colors that they are wearing
This is a great song to integrate into your daily routine (you can change articles of clothing to other things)

The Laundry Shakes
Jbrary’s version
Oh, the walrus washes his winter coat
Down by the wavy ocean.
He adds some water and he adds some soap
Dnd he waits…and he waits…and he waits.

Then the laundry shakes, shakes, shakes
The laundry shakes and shakes and shakes
The laundry shakes, shakes, shakes until it’s clean.
The laundry shakes, shakes, shakes
The laundry shakes and shakes and shakes
The laundry shakes, shakes, shakes
Until it’s clean.

Verses: The laundry spins, spins, spins

September 5, 2017 at 3:05 pm Leave a comment

Baby Time: June 21, 2017

Books

Lola Plants a Garden by Anna McQuinn, illus. by Rosalind Beardshaw
Who’s in the Forest by Phyllis Gershator, illus. by Jill McDonald

Music

“Shake My Sillies Out” by Raffi, More Singable Songs

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

Old MacDonald
Old MacDonald had a farm
E-I-E-I-O
And on that farm he had a cow
E-I-E-I-O
With a moo, moo here and a moo, moo there
Here a moo, there a moo
Everywhere a moo, moo
Old MacDonald had a farm
E-I-E-I-O

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)

A Hippopotamus Got on the City Bus
A hip, a hip, a hippopotamus
Got on, got on, got on a city bus
And all, and all, and all the people said
You’re squishing us
A cow, a cow, a cow got on the city bus
And all, and all, and all the people said
Moooooove over
A sheep, a sheep, a sheep got on the bus
And all, and all, and all the people said
Baaaaaack up

Cranes
Cranes reach up
Cranes reach down
Cranes reach out
And all around

Baby Put Your Pants On
Tune: Shortenin’ Bread
(can add verses by substituting different pieces of clothing/body parts)
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)
Leg to the left (wiggle left leg)
Leg to the right (wiggle right leg)
Wiggle and jiggle and pull them up tight (wiggle baby’s legs)
Leg to the left (wiggle left leg)
Leg 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)

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!

June 19, 2017 at 10:00 am 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

Toddler Storytime- Homes

Books:
The House That Zack Built by Alison Murray
The House in the Night by Susan Marie Swanson

Felt Story:
Shapes- House Story

Songs:
In and Out the Window” by Anne-Marie Akin
Bringing Home a Baby Bumble Bee” by Dr. Jean
Day O’Time To Go Home”
byLearning Station

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

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.

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 13, 2017 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

Music & Movement – Apr. 7 , 2017

Books

My Brave Year of Firsts by Jamie Lee Curtis
 The Best Bike Ride Ever by James Proimos
Rachel’s Day in the Garden by Giselle Shardlow

Music

Little Red Wagon by Eric Litwin
Old Brass Wagon by Greg & Steve
I Like to Ride My Bicycle by Sue Schnitzer

Activities

Movement Props:
We danced with shakers.

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 Song: 

I had a little wiggle, deep inside of me.
I tried to make it stop,
But it wouldn’t let me be.
I pulled out that wiggle and threw it like a ball.
Now my wiggle’s gone,
And it’s bouncing down the hall.

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!”

April 7, 2017 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

Music & Movement – March 17, 2017

Books

Who Sank the Boat? by Pamela Allen
Is That Wise, Pig? by Jan Thomas

Music

“Jump” by Milkshake, Bottle of Sunshine
“Hip Hop Body Rock” by Learning Groove, Rockin’ Red
“My Ups and Downs” by Jim Gill, Jim Gill Sings Do Re Me on His Toe Leg Knee
“Jump, Jump”  and “Popcorn” by Joanie Leeds, I’m a Rock Star

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: Sometimes
Reach for the ceiling
Sometimes my hands are at my side,
Then behind my back they hide.
Sometimes I wiggle my fingers so,
Shake them fast, shake them slow.
Sometimes my hands go clap, clap, clap,
Then I rest them in my lap.
Now they’re quiet as can be
Because it’s listening time, you see.

Shaker Song: We’re Going to Shake 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.ac
Shake our shakers … Left and right.
Shake our shakers … Front and back

Movement Rhyme: I Wish I Were
I wish I were a bunny, a bunny, a bunny
I wish I were a bunny, cause bunnies can hop
They hop and they hop and they hop and they hop
I wish I were a bunny cause bunnies can hop
More: Fish-swim, horses-gallop, birds-fly, frogs-leap

Movement Rhyme: Run in Place
Run in place,
Turn around,
Flap your arms,
Now sit right down.
Put your finger on your nose,
And wiggle it around,
Put your finger on your lips,
And make this sound, “Shh.”

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!”

March 17, 2017 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

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