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Story and Craft, September 11 – Bugs

Today at story time we made new friends, read stories about bugs and made our own little butterfly friends to take home.

Books

Some Bugs by Angela DiTerlizzi and Brendan Wensel

Bow-Wow Bugs a Bug By Mark Newgarden & Megan Montague Cash

Caterpillar Dreams By Clive Mcfarland

Music

Ladybug by Frank Leto

Craft

Today we used colorful pipe cleaners and tissue paper to built little butterflies just like Henri became in Caterpillar Dreams.

Rhyme

The Ants Go Marching Two by Two

The ants came marching two by two, hurrah! hurrah!
The ants came marching two by two, hurrah! hurrah!
The ants came marching two by two
The little one stopped to tie his shoe.
They all go marching down in the ground and out of the rain,
Boom, Boom, Boom.

The ants came marching three by three…
The little one stopped to climb a tree.

The ants came marching four by four…
The little one stopped to shut the door….

The ants came marching five by five…
The little one stopped to take a dive….

… The ants came marching ten by ten
The little one stopped to say THE END!

Thanks For Visiting! Hope to see you all next week.

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September 11, 2018 at 11:57 am Leave a comment

Music & Movement – March 3, 2017

Books

Whoops! by Suzi Moore
Say What? by Angela DiTerlizzi

Music

“Super Silly Tango” by Eric Litwin 
“The Silly Song”
by Dragon Tales
“Ta-Ra-Ra Boom-De-Ay” by Kidsongs
“Silly Dance Contest” by Jim Gill

Activities

Movement Props:
Danced with ribbons.

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:

It’s time to sit on the floor;
It’s time to sit on the floor.
It’s time to sit on the floor
And clap your hands!

It’s time to clap like this;
It’s time to clap like this.
It’s time to sit on the floor
And clap like this!

Movement Rhyme (with ribbons): 

We spin our ribbons together
We spin our ribbons together
We spin our ribbons together
because it’s fun to do.

Spin them up high
Spin them down low
Spin them in the middle
Because it’s fun to do.

Movement Rhyme:

Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle around.
Stop! Don’t make a sound.

Ears to listen, eyes to see,
Lock your lips. Hide the key.

Hands in your lap, one and two,
Now I have a story for you.

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 3, 2017 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

Toddler Storytime- My Body

Books
 Nose to Toes, You Are Yummy by Tim Harrington
We’ve All Got Bellybuttons by David Martin

Felt Board
“Here Comes a Little Bird”

Song
“Head, Shoulders, knees, and toes”  by The Wiggles, Toot, Toot!
“Beanie Bag Dance” by Greg and Steve, Kids In Action

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

Early Literacy Fact of the Week
Brain connections form through the 5 senses – sight, sound, touch, taste and smell. Simple things like holding your child, talking and singing with the child and reading to the child will form these brain connections.
Songs & Rhymes

Open Song: Wake Up Feet
Wake up feet, wake up feet
Wake up feet and wiggle, wiggle, wiggle
Wake up feet, wake up feet
Wake up and wiggle in the morning.

other verses: hands, eyes, ears

Song Cube:
• I’m a Little Teapot
• ABC’s
• Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
• The Itsy Bitsy Spider
• Five Green Speckled Frogs
• Wheels on the Bus

Eight Pink Fingers
Eight pink fingers standing up tall,
Two little ears to hear mommy call;
One little nose that I can blow,
Ten pink toes all in a row.
Two little thumbs that wiggle up and down;
Two little feet to stamp on the ground;
Hands to clap and eyes to see,
What fun it is to be just me!

Hands Go Up
Hands go up and hands go down.
I can turn myself around.
I can reach down to my shoe.
I can listen so can you.
Now let’s sit, I’ll show you how.
The next story is starting now.

Closing Song: I Think It’s Time We Have To Go
I think it’s time, we have to go.
Wave your elbows, wave your toes.
Wave your tongue, wave your nose.
Wave your knees, wave your lips.
Blow me a kiss with your fingertips.
Wave your chin, wave your eye.
Now it’s time to wave goodbye.

November 10, 2016 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

Toddler Storytime- Numbers and Letters

Books
Swallow the Leader by Danna Smith
The Alphabet Parade by Charles Ghinga

Felt Board
“One, Two Buckle My Shoe”

Song
“On the Count of Five”  by Hap Palmer, Sally the Swinging Snake
“Alphabet Forwards and Backwards”  by Dr. Jean, Keep On Singing and Dancing With Dr. Jean

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

Early Literacy Fact of the Week

When talking with your child it’s important to be patient. It can take at least ten seconds for a child to respond to a question. They need that time to comprehend the question and come up with a response.

Songs & Rhymes

Open Song: Wake Up Feet
Wake up feet, wake up feet
Wake up feet and wiggle, wiggle, wiggle
Wake up feet, wake up feet
Wake up and wiggle in the morning.

other verses: hands, eyes, ears

Song Cube:
• I’m a Little Teapot
• ABC’s
• Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
• The Itsy Bitsy Spider
• Five Green Speckled Frogs
• Wheels on the Bus

Hands Go Up
Hands go up and hands go down.
I can turn myself around.
I can reach down to my shoe.
I can listen so can you.
Now let’s sit, I’ll show you how.
The next story is starting now.

Closing Song: I Think It’s Time We Have To Go
I think it’s time, we have to go.
Wave your elbows, wave your toes.
Wave your tongue, wave your nose.
Wave your knees, wave your lips.
Blow me a kiss with your fingertips.
Wave your chin, wave your eye.
Now it’s time to wave goodbye.

November 3, 2016 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

Music & Movement – October 28, 2016

Books

There Was an Old Monster by Jan Thomas
Monster Mash 
by David Catrow

Music

Bendable Stretchable  by Various Artists- Action Songs for Preschoolers
Monster Face by Roger Day- Ready to Fly
Bean Bag Rock by Various Artists- Action Songs for Preschoolers
We Will Stomp by Eric Litwin- Yummy Yellow
Paper Ball Toss by Laura Johnson- Circle Time Songs & Games

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: 

Raise your hands above your head,
Clap them one, two, three,
Rest them now upon your hips,
Slowly bend your knees.
Up again and stand up tall,
Put your right foot out.
Shake your fingers,
Nod your head,
And twist yourself about.
Wiggle your whole body now,
Kindly take a bow,
Stand up straight,
Plant your feet,
And quietly take a seat.

Song: with props
 
Stretch your bean bag high,
Stretch your bean bag low.
Shake your bean bag fast,
Shake your bean bag slow.
Spin your bean bag round and round,
Now make it stop.
Hold your bean bag in your hands,
Never let it drop.

Movement Rhyme:
Monster, monster, turn around.
Monster, monster, touch the ground.
Monster, monster, reach up high.
Monster, monster, bug your eyes.
Monster, monster, bend your knees.
Monster, monster, growl and sneeze.
Monster, monster, jump up and down.
Monster, monster, sit back down.

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 29, 2016 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

Toddler Storytime- Feet

Books
 Dancing Feet by Lindsey Craig
Who Has These Feet? by Laura Hulburt

Felt Board
“Dirty Socks”

Songs
“Shaker Hop”  by Carole Peterson, Dancing Feet

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

Early Literacy Fact of the Week:

Sing
Clap along with rhymes when you sing or listen to a song. This helps children hear the syllables in words and helps develop motor skills.

Songs & Rhymes

Open Song: Wake Up Feet
Wake up feet, wake up feet
Wake up feet and wiggle, wiggle, wiggle
Wake up feet, wake up feet
Wake up and wiggle in the morning.

other verses: hands, eyes, ears

Song Cube:
• I’m a Little Teapot
• ABC’s
• Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
• The Itsy Bitsy Spider
• Five Green Speckled Frogs
• Wheels on the Bus

Feet
Feet, feet, feet,
Feet are really neat.
From the bottom of your heel,
To the top of your big toe,
Your feet are with you,
Wherever you go!
Your feet help you jump and dance and spin.
They take you outside and bring you back in.
Your feet are with you night and day.
Your feet just love to hop and play.
So take your feet on a play date,
‘Cause happy feet are really great!

Tiny Feet
Tiny feet tiptoe.
Tiny feet run.
Tiny feet have a lot of fun.
Tiny feet kick and jump and play.
Tiny feet love a cool, fall day.

Hands Go Up
Hands go up and hands go down.
I can turn myself around.
I can reach down to my shoe.
I can listen so can you.
Now let’s sit, I’ll show you how.
The next story is starting now.

Closing Song: I Think It’s Time We Have To Go
I think it’s time, we have to go.
Wave your elbows, wave your toes.
Wave your tongue, wave your nose.
Wave your knees, wave your lips.
Blow me a kiss with your fingertips.
Wave your chin, wave your eye.
Now it’s time to wave goodbye.

October 27, 2016 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

Toddler Storytime- Books

Books
 Old MacDonald Had a Truck by Steve Goetz
 Things That Go Vroom by Sterling Children’s Books

Felt Board
“Cars Are Sleeping In their Homes”

Song
“Engine, Engine by Bob McGarth, Take Me to Your Library
“Going to Kentucky by Sue Schnitzer, Wiggle and Whirl

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

Early Literacy Fact of the Week

Not having fun?
• Try reading a different story or a different time during the day. Reading with a very young child is primarily about building positive experiences with books, not finishing every book you start.

Songs & Rhymes

Open Song: Wake Up Feet
Wake up feet, wake up feet
Wake up feet and wiggle, wiggle, wiggle
Wake up feet, wake up feet
Wake up and wiggle in the morning.

other verses: hands, eyes, ears

Song Cube:
• I’m a Little Teapot
• ABC’s
• Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
• The Itsy Bitsy Spider
• Five Green Speckled Frogs
• Wheels on the Bus

Zoom, Zoom, Zoom
Zoom, Zoom, Zoom
(rub hands together, back and forth while pointing them up in the air)
We’re going to the moon.
Zoom, Zoom, Zoom
We’re going to the moon.
If you want to take a trip,
Climb aboard my rocket ship.
Zoom, Zoom, Zoom
We’re going to the moon.
We are flying all around
Into space where stars are found
Zoom, zoom, zoom
We’re going to the moon.
5, 4, 3, 2, 1,
(hold 5 fingers up and count down)
Blast off!

Choo-Choo Train
Here is the choo-choo train
Puffing down the track.
Now it’s going forward,
Now it’s going back.
Now the bell is ringing,
Now the whistle blows.
What a lot of noise it makes
Everywhere it goes.

Hands Go Up
Hands go up and hands go down.
I can turn myself around.
I can reach down to my shoe.
I can listen so can you.
Now let’s sit, I’ll show you how.
The next story is starting now.

Closing Song: I Think It’s Time We Have To Go
I think it’s time, we have to go.
Wave your elbows, wave your toes.
Wave your tongue, wave your nose.
Wave your knees, wave your lips.
Blow me a kiss with your fingertips.
Wave your chin, wave your eye.
Now it’s time to wave goodbye.

October 20, 2016 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

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