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Baby Time: October 23, 2019

Books
Barnyard Boogie by Tim McCanna, illus. by Allison Black
Peek-a-Boo Zoo! by Jane Cabrera

Music
“Old MacDonald” by Mr. Eric & Mr. Michael, Bouncy Blue
“Down on Grandpa’s Farm” by Raffi, One Light, One Sun (with shakers)

Baby Sign Language
No

Community Resource
Impression 5

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

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

Pease Porridge Hot
Pease porridge hot!
Pease porridge cold!
Pease porridge in the pot
Nine days old.
Some like it hot,
Some like it cold,
I like it in the pot
Nine days old!

Spots, Spots, Spots
Tune: Lead up to “Charge!” (baseball song), then changes to “99 Bottles”

Spots, spots, spots, spots (gently poke at baby)
Spots, spots, spots spots
A leopard has lots of spots
What a lot of spots he’s got
A tiger’s stripes are always nice (use fingers to run down baby’s body)
But a leopard has lots of spots
Spots, spots, spots, spots
Spots, spots, spots spots
Tickle!

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)

Popcorn (with shakers)
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!

 

October 23, 2019 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Music & Movement – October 4, 2019

Books

How Do You Dance by Thyra Heder
That’s How! by Christoph Niemann

Music

“Spaghetti Legs” by Jim Gill
“Dance, Freeze, Melt” by Eric Litwin
“Popcorn Calling Me” by Laurie Berkner (with Shaker Eggs)
“In and Out the Window” by Anne Marie Akin (Circle Time Activity with Stretchy Band)

Yoga Pose of the Week: Hot Air Balloon

Let’s go on a hot air balloon trip together! Step inside, have a seat, and get comfortable. We have to blow up our hot air balloon now! Once your balloon is full, let the wind take you back and forth. What do you see down there?

Hot Air Balloon

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.

Shaker Egg Rhyme
Pop, pop, pop, put the corn in the pot.
Pop, pop, pop, shake it shake it ‘til it’s hot.
Pop, pop, pop, lift the lid and what have you got?!

Popcorn!!

Little Clapping Mouse
Behind the tree (clap, clap)
And under the house (clap, clap)
There lived a teeny (clap, clap)
Tiny mouse (clap, clap)

She loved to sing (clap, clap)
She loved to tap (clap, clap)
But most of all (clap, clap)
She loved to clap (clap, clap)

She clapped all night (clap, clap)
She clapped all day (clap, clap)
She clapped to frighten (clap, clap)
The cat away (a lot of claps)

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 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 4, 2019 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Stories & Crafts- Forests

October 1, 2019

Books: 
Once Upon a Jungle by Laura Knowles, James Boast
The Rainforest Grows All Around by Susan K. Mitchell

Music:
“My Bonnie” by Jim Gill
“Wimowehby Laurie Berkner (we danced with shaker eggs)

Songs, Rhymes, & Fingerplays:

Opening Song: Hello Song
We clap and sing hello,
We clap and sing hello,
With our friends at Storytime,
We clap and sing hello.

What else can we do to say hello?

We sit and sing hello,
We sit and sing hello,
With our friends at Storytime,
We wave and sing hello

The Animals in the Jungle
We saw many animals in the story, Once Upon a Jungle. Let’s make up a song about them to the tune of The Wheels on the Bus.

The ants in the jungle go march, march, march,
march, march, march,
march, march, march,
The ants in the jungle go march, march, march, all day long

The lizards in the jungle go snap, snap, snap,
snap, snap, snap,
snap, snap, snap
The lizards in the jungle go snap, snap, snap all day long

The monkeys in the jungle say “ooh, ooh, ooh,
ooh, ooh, ooh,
ooh, ooh, ooh,”
The monkeys in the jungle say “ooh, ooh, ooh,” all the day long.

Other Verses:
Panthers/Grr
Parrots/Squawk

Oral Story: Mr. Wiggle and Mr. Waggle
found in the book “What’ll I Do With Baby-O” by Jane Cobb

One day there were two friends.
Mr. Wiggle (shake right fisted thumb) and Mr. Waggle (shake left fisted thumb) and they lived in identical houses!

So Mr. Wiggle went into his house like this:
He opened the door (rotate wrist into flat palm)
He went inside (tuck thumb into palm)
And he closed the door after himself (close fist)

And wouldn’t you know it?
Mr. Waggle went into his house the exact same way!
He opened the door (rotate wrist into flat palm)
He went inside (tuck thumb into palm)
And he closed the door after himself (close fist)

One day, Mr. Wiggle wanted to visit Mr. Waggle so…
He opened the door (rotate closed fist into flat palm)
He went outside (untuck thumb from palm)
And he closed the door after himself (close fist but leave thumb out)

And then he went up the hill and down the hill, up the hill and down the hill, up the hill and down the hill
until he reached Mr. Waggle’s door. (move fisted thumb up and down)

He knocked on the door. (pretend to knock on other fist)
There was no answer, so he said, “Ohhhh Mr. Waaaaggle! Are you home?” (pretend to talk with thumb)
But there was still no answer. (shake head)

Sigh, so he went up the hill and down the hill, up the hill and down the hill, up the hill and down the hill
until he got to his home where he (move fisted thumb up and down)
He opened the door (rotate wrist into flat palm)
He went inside (tuck thumb into palm)
And he closed the door after himself (close fist)

Well the very next day Mr. Waggle (shake left fist) decided he wanted to visit Mr. Wiggle (shake right fist)
So he opened the door (rotate closed fist into flat palm)
He went outside (untuck thumb from palm)
And he closed the door after himself (close fist but leave thumb out)

And then he went up the hill and down the hill, up the hill and down the hill, up the hill and down the hill
until he reached Mr. Wiggle’s door. (move fisted thumb up and down)

He knocked on the door. (pretend to knock on other fist)
There was no answer, so he said, “Ohhhh Mr. Wiiiiiggle! Are you home?” (pretend to talk with thumb)
But there was still no answer. (shake head)

Sigh, so he went up the hill and down the hill, up the hill and down the hill, up the hill and down the hill
until he got to his home where he (move fisted thumb up and down)
He opened the door (rotate wrist into flat palm)
He went inside (tuck thumb into palm)
And he closed the door (close fist)

Well the very next day Mr. Wiggle and Mr. Waggle decided to visit each other at the same time
So at the same time they
Opened the door (rotate closed fist into flat palm)
Went outside (untuck thumb from palm)
And closed the doors after them (close fist but leave thumb out)

And then they both went up the hill and down the hill, up the hill and down the hill, up the hill and down the hill until they met in the middle and they were so excited that they
rolled down the hill
and then ran back up and then
rolled down the hill
and then ran back up.

And then they were tired so they shared all the stories they could think to tell each other.
And when they were tired of that, they waved goodbye

And went up the hill and down the hill, up the hill and down the hill, up the hill and down the hill until they got back to their very own homes
Where they opened the door (rotate wrist into flat palm)
Went inside (tuck thumb into palm)
And closed the door after them (close fist)

And wouldn’t you know it, the next time that Mr. Wiggle and Mr. Waggle wanted to visit each other… do you know what they did?
They used the telephone.

I found this story and video on Jbrary. Watch and follow along from home!

Craft: Forest Collages
Make any type of forest you’d like. What animals will you find in your forest? What type of plants are there? What is the weather like?

October 1, 2019 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Baby Time: September 11, 2019

Books
Look! by Robie H. Harris, illus. by Anoosha Syed
Mama, Look! by Patricia J. Murphy, illus. by David Diaz

Music
“BINGO” from Wiggleworms Love You
“Going to Kentucky” by Sue Schnitzer, Wiggle and Whirl (with shakers)
“B-A-T-H-T-I-M-E” by Shana Banana, Banana Bedtime (with bubbles)

Baby Sign Language
Help

Community Resource
Eaton Great Start

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

They’re a Part of Me
Tune: Wheels on the Bus

My two hands go
Clap, clap, clap
Clap, clap, clap
Clap, clap, clap
My two hands go
Clap, clap, clap
They’re a part of me

My two toes go tap, tap, tap . . .

Jack Be Nimble
Jack be nimble
Jack be quick
Jack jump over the candlestick
Jack be nimble
Jack be spry
Jack jump over the apple pie
Jack be nimble
Jack jump high
Jack fly up into the sky

This Little Piggy
This little piggy went to market,
This little piggy stayed at home.
This little piggy had roast beef,
This little piggy had none.
And this little piggy went “Wee wee wee” all the way home.

Lift One Foot
Tune: Little Red Wagon

Lift one foot, and then the other
Lift one foot, and then the other
Lift one foot, and then the other
Lift them both together

Clap your hands and keep on clapping . . .

Ride Baby Ride (with shakers)
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
Whoa!

Now sing it in a whisper!

 

September 11, 2019 at 8:54 am Leave a comment

Stories & Crafts

September 10, 2019

Books: 
Take Your Pet to School Day by Linda Ashman
Some Pets by Angela DiTerlizzi

Music:
Wheels on the Bus” by Mr. Eric and Mr. Michael
I Know a Chicken” by Laurie Berkner (we danced with shaker eggs)

Songs, Rhymes, & Fingerplays:
Opening Song: Hello Song
We clap and sing hello,
We clap and sing hello,
With our friends at Storytime,
We clap and sing hello.

What else can we do to say hello?

We sit and sing hello,
We sit and sing hello,
With our friends at Storytime,
We wave and sing hello

Act it Out!
We reenacted the story, Take Your Pet to School Day, by signing the following song. (tune: Here we go Round the Mulberry Bush)

This is the way we go to school, go to school, go to school,
This is the way we go to school when we act it out.

This is the way we sing a song, sing a song, sing a song.
This is the way we sing a song when we act it out.

This is the way we read a story…
This is the way we paint today…
This is the way we eat a snack…
This is the way we clean our mess…
This is the way we go back home…

Oral Story: Mr. Wiggle and Mr. Waggle
found in the book “What’ll I Do With Baby-O” by Jane Cobb

One day there were two friends.
Mr. Wiggle (shake right fisted thumb) and Mr. Waggle (shake left fisted thumb) and they lived in identical houses!

So Mr. Wiggle went into his house like this:
He opened the door (rotate wrist into flat palm)
He went inside (tuck thumb into palm)
And he closed the door after himself (close fist)

And wouldn’t you know it?
Mr. Waggle went into his house the exact same way!
He opened the door (rotate wrist into flat palm)
He went inside (tuck thumb into palm)
And he closed the door after himself (close fist)

One day, Mr. Wiggle wanted to visit Mr. Waggle so…
He opened the door (rotate closed fist into flat palm)
He went outside (untuck thumb from palm)
And he closed the door after himself (close fist but leave thumb out)

And then he went up the hill and down the hill, up the hill and down the hill, up the hill and down the hill
until he reached Mr. Waggle’s door. (move fisted thumb up and down)

He knocked on the door. (pretend to knock on other fist)
There was no answer, so he said, “Ohhhh Mr. Waaaaggle! Are you home?” (pretend to talk with thumb)
But there was still no answer. (shake head)

Sigh, so he went up the hill and down the hill, up the hill and down the hill, up the hill and down the hill
until he got to his home where he (move fisted thumb up and down)
He opened the door (rotate wrist into flat palm)
He went inside (tuck thumb into palm)
And he closed the door after himself (close fist)

Well the very next day Mr. Waggle (shake left fist) decided he wanted to visit Mr. Wiggle (shake right fist)
So he opened the door (rotate closed fist into flat palm)
He went outside (untuck thumb from palm)
And he closed the door after himself (close fist but leave thumb out)

And then he went up the hill and down the hill, up the hill and down the hill, up the hill and down the hill
until he reached Mr. Wiggle’s door. (move fisted thumb up and down)

He knocked on the door. (pretend to knock on other fist)
There was no answer, so he said, “Ohhhh Mr. Wiiiiiggle! Are you home?” (pretend to talk with thumb)
But there was still no answer. (shake head)

Sigh, so he went up the hill and down the hill, up the hill and down the hill, up the hill and down the hill
until he got to his home where he (move fisted thumb up and down)
He opened the door (rotate wrist into flat palm)
He went inside (tuck thumb into palm)
And he closed the door (close fist)

Well the very next day Mr. Wiggle and Mr. Waggle decided to visit each other at the same time
So at the same time they
Opened the door (rotate closed fist into flat palm)
Went outside (untuck thumb from palm)
And closed the doors after them (close fist but leave thumb out)

And then they both went up the hill and down the hill, up the hill and down the hill, up the hill and down the hill until they met in the middle and they were so excited that they
rolled down the hill
and then ran back up and then
rolled down the hill
and then ran back up.

And then they were tired so they shared all the stories they could think to tell each other.
And when they were tired of that, they waved goodbye

And went up the hill and down the hill, up the hill and down the hill, up the hill and down the hill until they got back to their very own homes
Where they opened the door (rotate wrist into flat palm)
Went inside (tuck thumb into palm)
And closed the door after them (close fist)

And wouldn’t you know it, the next time that Mr. Wiggle and Mr. Waggle wanted to visit each other… do you know what they did?
They used the telephone.

I found this story and video on Jbrary. Watch and follow along from home!

Shaker Song: happy and you Know it Give a Shake
If you’re happy and you know it give a shake,
If you’re happy and you know it give a shake,
If you’re happy and you really want to show it,
If you’re happy and you know it give a shake!

… shake it fast
… shake it slow

Craft: Pet Paintings
Paint a picture of your pet, dream pet, favorite animal, or anything else you can imagine! Just try to not to make the room as messy as the Art Room in Take Your Pet to School Day by Linda Ashman.

September 10, 2019 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

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?

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

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