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Music and Movement – One Love

One Love Storytime with music from Bob Marley.

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Stories and Crafts – Art

November 5, 2019

Books: 
Parker Looks Up by Parker Curry and Jessica Curry
I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More 
by Karen Beaumont
Isabella Artist Extraordinaire 
by Jennifer Fosberry

Music:
“I’m Gonna Catch You” by Laurie Berkner
“Silly Dance Contest” by Jim Gill

Songs, Rhymes, & Fingerplays:

Opening Song: 

IF YOU’RE HAPPY AND YOU KNOW IT
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands.
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands.
If you’re happy and you know it, then your face will surely show it.
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands.

Stomp your feet, Shout hooray, Take a seat

Little Mouse, Little Mouse
Little Mouse, Little Mouse, are you in the (insert color) house?

Put Your Hands Up High

Put your hands up high,
put your hands down low,
Put your hands in the middle and wiggle to and fro.
Put your elbows in the front, put your elbows in the back,
Put your elbows in the middle and say “quack, quack, quack!”

Closing Song:

We Wave Goodbye Like This
Tune: Farmer in the Dell
We wave goodbye like this.
We wave goodbye like this.
We clap our hands for all our friends.
We wave goodbye like this.

Craft:

Water color painting

November 5, 2019 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Toddler Storytime- Welcome Back!

 

September 6, 2018

Books: 
Say Hello by Rachel Isadora
Some Birds by Matt Spink

Music:
Say Hello to the Morning” by Kathy Reid-Naiman
Mother Gooney Bird” by Daniel Cook (we danced with scarves)

Sign of the Week:
Banana
Banana

Songs, Rhymes, & Fingerplays:

Opening Song: Hello Friends
(Using 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
• If You’re Happy and You Know It
• Row, Row, Row Your Boat

Silly Pizza Song
(We use American Sign Language for the words in all caps.)
When I’m feeling HUNGRY and I don’t feel like STOPPING,
I think of silly pizza with all my favorite toppings!

I like BANANAS on my pizza, I like BANANA pizza PLEASE.
Put the BANANA on my pizza, don’t forget the extra CHEESE!

Action Rhyme
Roly poly, roly poly,
fast, fast, fast, fast, fast, fast
Roly roly poly, roly roly poly,
slow, slow, slow, slow, slow, slow
(in/out, up/down)

Movement Song
(Tune: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star)
Little bird, little bird, fly around,
Up to the sky, down to the ground.
Little bird, little bird, flap your wings.
Open your beak and sweetly sing.
Little bird, little bird, fly to your nest.
Now it is time to take a rest.

Closing Song: Goodbye Friends
(Using American Sign Language)
Goodbye friends, goodbye friends,
goodbye friends, it’s time to say goodbye!

September 6, 2018 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Music Around the World Storytime- North America

July 31, 2018

Books

Biblioburro: A True Story From Columbia by Jeanette Winter
The Rainforest Grew All Around by Susan K. Mitchell (We sang this book together while acting out the various animals in the story.)
We’re Roaming in the Rainforest: An Amazon Adventure by Laurie Krebs

Music

Come My Little Donkey by Anna Moo (We danced with rhythm sticks to this song!)
The Animal Boogie, Track 2 by Fred Penner and Debbie Harter (We danced with shakers to this song!)

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Song: Hello in Different Languages
Hello, hello friend,
Hello friend, hello!

Portugueese:
Olá, olá amigo,
Olá amigo, olá!

Rhythm Stick Song: Rhyme from Argentina
We first chanted this rhyme in English and then repeated the rhyme in Spanish.

Spanish:
Caracol, -col, -col,
Saca tus cuernos al sol,
Saca uno, saca dos,
Caracol, -col, -col.

English:
Snail, -ail, -ail.
Take your horns out in the sun.
Take out one, take out two.
Snail, -ail, -ail.

Song: It’s Time to Say Goodbye
It’s time to say goodbye to our friends. (clap, clap)
It’s time to say goodbye to our friends. (clap, clap)
Storytime is done today,
So come again another day.
It’s time to say goodbye to our friends. (clap, clap)

July 31, 2018 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Music Around the World Storytime- North America

July 24, 2018

Books

Hula Lullaby by Leslie Erin Eitter Kono
Off We Go to Mexico by Laurie Krebs

Music

Right On by The Moonlighters (We danced with scarves to this song!)
Macarena Months by Dr. Jean
Sesame Street: ABCs En Español by Gina Rodriguez and Elmo
La Bamba by Juan Dies (We danced with shakers to this song!)

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Song: Hello in Different Languages
Hello, hello friend,
Hello friend, hello!

Spanish:
Hola, hola amigos
Hola amigos, hola!

Scarf Song: Canadian Action Rhyme
(Tune: The Farmer and the Dell)
Jelly in the bowl.
Jelly in the bowl.
Wiggle-waggle, Wiggle waggle.
Jelly in the bowl.

Song: It’s Time to Say Goodbye
It’s time to say goodbye to our friends. (clap, clap)
It’s time to say goodbye to our friends. (clap, clap)
Storytime is done today,
So come again another day.
It’s time to say goodbye to our friends. (clap, clap)

July 24, 2018 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Music Around the World Storytime- Europe

July 17, 2018

Books

Everybody Bonjours! by Leslie Kimmelman
Vincent’s Colors by Vincent Van Gogh, Assembled by The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Music

Frère Jacques by Raffi (We danced with ribbons to this song!)
Beethoven’s Five Finger Play by Jim Gill
Allouette by Various Artists, Outrageous Orange (We danced with shakers to this song!)

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Song: Hello in Different Languages
Hello, hello friend,
Hello friend, hello!

French:
Bonjour, bonjour mes amis,
Bonjour mes amis, bonjour!

Ribbon Song: Ribbons Twirling
(Tune: Frère Jacques)
Ribbons twirling, ribbons twirling
All around, all around
Spin them really fast, spin them really slow
To the ground, to the ground.

English Nursery Rhyme: Baa Baa Black Sheep
Baa baa black sheep, have you any wool?
Yes sir, yes sir, three bags full!
One for the master, one for the dame,
And one for the little boy who lives down the lane.
Baa baa black sheep, have you any wool?
Yes sir, yes sir, three bags full!

Song: It’s Time to Say Goodbye
It’s time to say goodbye to our friends. (clap, clap)
It’s time to say goodbye to our friends. (clap, clap)
Storytime is done today,
So come again another day.
It’s time to say goodbye to our friends. (clap, clap)

July 17, 2018 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Music Around the World Storytime- Africa

July 10, 2018

Books

Mommy’s Khimar by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow
Baby Goes to Market by Atinuke

Music

Uele Moliha Makasi by Chantal Grosleziat, Songs from the Baobab: African lullabies & nursery Rhymes
Eya Be by Haby Sy, Songs from the Baobab: African lullabies & nursery Rhymes
Colors of Africa by Georgiana Stewart

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Song: Hello in Different Languages
Hello, hello friend,
Hello friend, hello!

Afrikaans:
Hallo, Hallo almal,
Hallo almal, hallo!

Rhythm Stick Song: Row, Row, Row Your Boat (Rivers in Africa)

Row, row, row your boat gently down the Nile
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily life sure makes us smile
Row, row, row your boat gently down the Congo
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily
tap your rows like a bongo
Row, row, row your boat gently down the Zambezi
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily
cover your mouth when you sneezy

Nursery Rhyme: Eya Be (From Songs from the Baobab: African lullabies & nursery Rhymes
This one says, “Waa! Waa!” (little finger)
This one says, “What’s wrong with him?” (ring finger)
This one says, “He’s hungry” (middle finger)
This one says: “There is flour in the flour bin” (index finger)
And add, “make us something to eat!”
This one says, “I’m gonna tell Mommy when she comes home” (thumb)
The thumb is a tattletale! (ring finger, middle, index)

Song: It’s Time to Say Goodbye
It’s time to say goodbye to our friends. (clap, clap)
It’s time to say goodbye to our friends. (clap, clap)
Storytime is done today,
So come again another day.
It’s time to say goodbye to our friends. (clap, clap)

July 10, 2018 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

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