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Baby Time: November 8, 2017

Books

Funny Face, Sunny Face by Sally Symes, illus. by Rosalind Beardshaw
Five Little Chicks by Nancy Tafuri

Music

“Shake It to the East” by Kathy Reid-Naiman, Reaching for the Stars

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

Dance Your Fingers
Dance your fingers up
Dance your fingers down
Dance your fingers to the side
Dance them all around
Dance them on your shoulders
Dance them on your head
Dance them on your tummy
And put them all to bed

Bouncing Song
Source
Bounce and bounce and bounce and stop
Bounce and bounce and bounce and stop
Bounce and bounce and bounce and stop
Now bounce that baby right up to the top (lift baby up)
Rock and rock and rock and stop . . .
Tickle and tickle and tickle and stop . . .

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

Bicycle
(Baby faces parent)
Here comes our choo-choo train,
Chuggin’ down the track
Now it’s going forward
Now it’s going back
Now our bell is ringing
Now our whistle blows
What a lot of noise it makes
Everywhere it goes!

Criss Cross Applesauce
Criss, cross, applesauce (draw x on child’s back)
Spiders running up your back (walk fingers up back)
Cool breeze (blow gently)
Tight squeeze (hug)
Now you’ve got the shivers! (tickle)

Alphabet Song
A, B, C, D, E, F, G,
H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P,
Q, R, S,
T, U, V,
W, X,
Y and Z
Now I know my ABCs.
Next time sing them backwards with me!

Z, Y, X, W, V, U, T,
S, R, Q, P, O, N, M, L, K
J, I, H,
G, F, E,
D, C,
B and A
Now I’ve said my ZYXs.
Bet that’s not what you expected!

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!!)

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November 8, 2017 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Toddler Storytime- Hair & Mustaches

October 26, 2017

Books:
Mustache Baby by Bridget Heos
Book-o-beards: A Wearable Book by Donald Lemke
Hair by Leslie Patricelli

Felt Story:  Mr. Lou’s Mustache
There once lived a man named Mr. Lou,
He had a mustache that grew, and grew, and GREW!
On Monday it was as tiny as his nose,
On Tuesday it was as wide as his smile.
On Wednesday it stretched as far as his ears.
On Thursday it was as wide as his shoulders!
But on Friday Mr. Lou caught the flu… ACHOOO!
and off went the mustache into the air as it flew, flew, FLEW!

Songs:
Pig On Her Head” by Laurie Berkner Band
Stop & Go” by Greg & Steve (We danced with shakers)

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

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.

October 26, 2017 at 2:39 pm Leave a comment

Toddler Storytime- Trains

October 19, 2017

Books:
Trains! by Judy Abbot
Freight Train by Donald Crews

Felt Story: Engine

Songs:
Engine, Engine” by Bob McGarth
The Wheels are Rolling” by Kathy Reid-Naiman (We danced with shakers)

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

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.

October 19, 2017 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

Music & Movement – October 13, 2017

Books

Fly, Blanky, Fly by Anne Margaret Lewis, illus. by Elise Chavarri
Groovy Joe: Dance Party Countdown by Eric Litwin, illus. by Tom Lichtenheld

Music

“Let’s Get Started” by Merry Music Maker, Kids on the Move
“Shake With You” by Learning Groove, Bouncy Blue
“Old Man Wiggle” by Merry Music Maker, Big Time Fun
“Swing Your Partner” by Jim Gill, Jim Gill Sings Moving Rhythms for Modern Times
“Hokey Pokey” by Stacy Buehler, Songs for Wiggleworms

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: Dance Your Fingers
Dance your fingers up
Dance your fingers downDance your fingers to the side
Dance them all around. Dance them on our shoulders
Dance them on your head Dance them on your tummy
And put them all to bed.

Shaker Song: Everyone Can Shake
Everyone can shake, shake, shake
Everyone can shake, shake, shake
Everyone can shake, shake, shake
And then we make a stop
Tap, wave

Movement Rhyme: Clap Your Hands
Clap your hands, clap your hands, clap them just like me.
Touch your shoulders, touch your shoulders, touch them just like me.
Tap your knees, tap your knees, tap them just like me.
Shake your head, shake your head, shake it just like me.
Sit, sit, sit right down, sit right down like me.
Fold your hands, fold your hands and let them quiet be.

Song: ABCs
A B C D E F G
H I J K L M N O P
Q R S T U V
W X Y Z

Now I know my ABCs,
Next time won’t you . . .
Clap, Jump, Stomp
With me!

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!”

October 13, 2017 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Bedtime

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Books

If Animals Kissed Good Night by Ann Whitford Paul, illus. by David Walker
Go Sleep In Your Own Bed! by Candace Fleming & Lori Nichols
Tuck Me In! by Dean Hacohen & Sherry Scharschmidt
One More Hug for Madison by Caroline Jayne Church

Music

“Goodnight” by Laurie Berkner, Victor Vito
“Six on the Bed” by The Learning Station, Here We Go Loopty Loo
“Wake Up” from Dragon Tales: Dragon Tunes
“Pajama Time” by Adam Bryant, Sandra Boynton’s Phildelphia Chickens

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Movement Rhyme: I Dreamt I Was
I dreamt I was an elephant
With a trunk so very long (Make trunk with one arm)
Eating lots of leaves
To grow up strong.
I dreamt I was an octopus
With eight long arms (Wave arms)
Swimming through the ocean
With my undersea charms.
I dreamt I was a butterfly
With wings bold and bright (Clasp thumbs together, flap hands as butterfly wings)
Flying all day long
Until the dark of night.
I dreamt I was a child
Reading’s what I loved to do
(Open hands, as a book)
When I woke up, (Stretch, yawn)
My dream came true!

Flannel Nursery Rhyme: Hey Diddle Diddle
Hey, Diddle Diddle, the cat and the fiddle.
The cow jumped over the moon.
The little dog laughed to see such a sport.
And the dish ran away with the spoon.

Flannel Nursery Rhyme: Hickory Dickory Dock
Hickory, dickory, dock,
The mouse ran up the clock
The clock struck one,
The mouse ran down,
Hickory, dickory, dock.

Song: Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
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.

Craft: Teddy Bear Bedtime

October 12, 2017 at 6:00 pm Leave a comment

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.

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

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