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Winter

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Books

Big Snow by Jonathan Bean
Snowballs by Lois Ehlert
Snowmen at Night by Caralyn Buehner, illus. by Mark Buehner
Snow by Lauren Taylor

Music

“Let’s Play in the Snow” by Rachel Buchman, Sing a Song of Seasons
“Snow Day” by Justin Roberts, Jungle Gym

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Song: Winter Hokey Pokey
You put your mittens in, you take your mittens out
You put your boots in, you take your boots out
You put your hat in, you put your hat out
You put your coat in, you put your coat out

Flannelboard Rhyme: Snowball, Snowball
(Flannel board with multiple mittens, one hides a snowball behind it)
Snowball, snowball
Cold and round!
Behind which mitten
Can you be found?

Fingerplay: Snowflakes, Snowflakes
Snowflakes, snowflakes dancing round, (Dance fingers around.)
Gently falling to the ground. (Wiggle fingers downward.)
See them drifting to and fro. (Sway fingers back and forth)
See them twirling fast, then slow. (Wiggle fingers in fast and slow circles.)
Snowflakes, snowflakes dancing round. (Dance fingers around.)
Gently falling to the ground. (Wiggle fingers downward.)

Song: Hat, Scarf, Parka, Boots
Sing it to “Head and Shoulders, Knees and Toes.” Touch each part of your body as you sing: feet, chest, neck, and head.
Hat, scarf, parka, boots, parka, boots
Hat, scarf, parka, boots, parka, boots
In wintertime we wear snowsuits!
Hat, scarf, parka, boots, parka, boots

Boots, parka, scarf and hat, scarf and hat
Boots, parka, scarf and hat, scarf and hat
In wintertime we dress like that!
Boots, parka, scarf and hat, scarf and hat!

Puppet Rhyme: There’s Something in the Snow
There’s something in the snow, now what can it be?
There’s something in the snow that I can’t really see.
Hear its funny sound…HOWL HOWL HOWL
A wolf is what I found! HOWL HOWL HOWL
(CHIRP, CHIRP, CHIRP, A bird is what I found! / GRR GRR GRR, A bear is what I found! / SCRITCH, SCRITCH, SCRITCH, A squirrel is what I found!)

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January 25, 2018 at 6:00 pm Leave a comment

Toddler Storytime- Snow!

 

January 25, 2018

Books:
Mouse’s First Snow by Lauren Thompson
Snow Scene by Richard Jackson

Felt Story:  Hot Cocoa Marshmallow Counting
Hot cocoa
Hot cocoa
In a mug
In a mug
When the weather’s cold, I
Love to drink it up.
Glug, glug, glug
Glug, glug, glug

Music:
I Can Make a Snowman” by Carole Peterson
The Freeze” by Carole Peterson (we danced with shakers)

Letter of the Week:
This week we learned the letter Nn. 

Songs, Rhymes, & Fingerplays:

Opening Song: Hello Friends
(Using American Sign Language)
Say hello with your hands.
Hello friends, hello friends.
Say hello with your hands.
Hello friends.

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

Transition Rhyme
Snowman, snowman, turn around.
Snowman, snowman, touch the ground
Snowman, snowman, jump up high.
Snowman, snowman, make the snow fly.
Snowman, snowman, run, run, run.
Snowman, snowman, here’s the sun.
Snowman, snowman, sway, sway, sway.
Snowman, snowman, melt away.

Closing Song: Goodbye Friends
(Using American Sign Language)
Say goodbye with your hands.
Goodbye friends, goodbye friends.
Say goodbye with your hands.
Goodbye friends.

January 25, 2018 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Toddler Storytime- Friendship

Books
 Strictly No Elephants by Lisa Mantchev
How Do Dinosaurs Stay Friends? by Jane Yolen and Mark Teague

Felt Story
“All Are Welcome”

Song
“I’m A Little Snowman” by Carole Peterson
“Snowflake, Snowflake” by Carole Peterson
“Snow on the Rooftops” by Kathy Reid-Naiman

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

Songs & Rhymes

Open Song: Welcome, Welcome Everyone
Welcome, welcome everyone,
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

If You’re Ready for a Story
If you’re ready for a story clap your hands.
If you’re ready for a story stomp your feet.
Clap your hands and stomp your feet.
Make your hands all nice and neat.
If you’re ready for a story take a seat.

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!

January 26, 2017 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

Toddler Storytime- Winter Animals

Books
 No Two Alike by Keith Baker
 I Am Small by Emma Dodd

Early Literacy Tip
The more types of reading materials there are in the home, the higher children are in reading proficiency, according to the Educational Testing Service.

Felt Story
“One Little Bunny Chant”

Song
“Let’s Count the Animals” by
“Silly Squirrel Dance” by Sesame Street
Letter of the Week
This week we are learning about the letter Ll.

Songs & Rhymes

Open Song: Welcome, Welcome Everyone
Welcome, welcome everyone,
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

If You’re Ready for a Story
If you’re ready for a story clap your hands.
If you’re ready for a story stomp your feet.
Clap your hands and stomp your feet.
Make your hands all nice and neat.
If you’re ready for a story take a seat.

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!

January 12, 2017 at 12:22 pm Leave a comment

Toddler Storytime- Snow

Books
Snowball Fight by Jimmy Fallon
Bear and Hare Snow by Emily Gravett

Felt Story
“Five Little Snowflakes”

Song
“I’m A Little Snowman” by Carole Peterson
“Snowflake, Snowflake” by Carole Peterson
“Snow on the Rooftops” by Kathy Reid-Naiman

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

Songs & Rhymes

Open Song: Welcome, Welcome Everyone
Welcome, welcome everyone,
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

If You’re Ready for a Story
If you’re ready for a story clap your hands.
If you’re ready for a story stomp your feet.
Clap your hands and stomp your feet.
Make your hands all nice and neat.
If you’re ready for a story take a seat.

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!

January 12, 2017 at 12:16 pm Leave a comment

Snowmen Storytime

Tuesday, Jan 10th, 2017

Books

Wolf’s Song by Britta Teckentrup
Snow Friends by Christina Butler
Snowmen at Night by Caralyn Buehner

Music

Let’s Play in the Snow by Rachel Buchanan – Sing a Song of Seasons
Dance Freeze, Melt by Eric Litwin – Rockin’ Red

 Activities

Craft:
We made a snowman globe

Felt Board:
We did the First day of Winter by Denise Fleming on a Snowman Felt Board

Songs & Rhymes

Rhyme:

A funny little snowman
Had a carrot nose
Along came a rabbit
And what do you suppose?
That hungry little rabbit
Looking for his lunch,
Ate that snowman’s nose
With a crunch, crunch, crunch!

Song: 

On the First day of Winter my best friend gave to me…

 1 a red cap with a gold snap
 2 bright blue mittens
 3 striped scarves
 4 prickly pinecones
 5 birdseed pockets
tiny twigs
 7 maple leaves
 8 orange berries
 9 big black buttons
10 salty peanuts

Rhyme:

Snow on the rooftops
Snow on the trees
Snow on the green grass
Snow on me.
Snow on my mittens
Snow on my nose
Snow on my head
Snow on my toes.
Whirling, twirling, swirling down
Down & down & down & down.

Rhyme:

Way up high in the winter sky,
(raise hands above head)
Two little snowflakes, caught my eye,
(point up)
Down to the ground they fell without a sound.
(flutter hands down to the ground)
And before very long, it was snowing all around!
(turn in circle with hands fluttering)

January 10, 2017 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Winter

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Books

The First Day of Winter by Denise Fleming
Snowmen at Night by Caralyn Buehner, illus. by Mark Buehner
The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
Snow! Snow! Snow! by Lee Harper

Music

“Let’s Play in the Snow” by Rachel Buchman, Sing a Song of Seasons

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Song: Hello Everybody
Well hello everybody can you touch your nose?
Touch your nose, touch your nose, touch your nose
Well hello everybody can you touch your nose?
Touch your nose
Repeat with toes, pat your head, rub your tummy

Fingerplay: Snowflakes, Snowflakes
Snowflakes, snowflakes dancing round, (Dance fingers around.)
Gently falling to the ground. (Wiggle fingers downward.)
See them drifting to and fro. (Sway fingers back and forth)
See them twirling fast, then slow. (Wiggle fingers in fast and slow circles.)
Snowflakes, snowflakes dancing round. (Dance fingers around.)
Gently falling to the ground. (Wiggle fingers downward.)

Flannelboard Rhyme: Snowball, Snowball
(Flannel board with multiple mittens, one hides a snowball behind it)
Snowball, snowball
Cold and round!
Behind which mitten
Can you be found?

Song: Winter Hokey Pokey
You put your mittens (hands) in, you take your mittens out
You put your mittens in, and you shake them all about
You do the Winter Pokey and you turn yourself around
That’s what it’s all about
Repeat with boots (feet), hat (head), coat (whole body)

Song: Ten Little Snowflakes
One little, two little, three little snowflakes . . .
Ten little snowflakes falling down

Ten little, nine little, eight little snowflakes . .
One little snowflake twirling round

Twirl, twirl, twirl like snowflakes . . .
Twirl like snowflakes – then fall down!

Fall, fall, fall like snowflakes . . .
Fall like snowflakes to the ground.

January 14, 2016 at 6:00 pm Leave a comment

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