Posts tagged ‘storytime’

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!

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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

Music Around the World Storytime- Australia

June 26, 2018

Books

Possum Magic by Mem Fox
Wombat Walkabout by Carol Diggery Shields
Diary of a Baby Wombat by Jackie French

Music

Kangaroos Hopping by Russ
Kangaroo Brown by Kathy Reid-Naiman
Kookaburra by Various Artists

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

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

Australian Dialect:
G ‘day, g ‘day old mate,
g ‘day old mate, g ‘day

Call and Response Rhyme: Barramundi
Barramundi (swim like a fish)
(repeat)
Cockatoo! (place hand on head like a cockatoo)
(repeat)
Cuddly koala (hug yourself)
(repeat)
Kangaroo! (hop around)
(repeat)

Nursery Rhyme: Old Jumpety-Bumpety-Hop-and-Go-One
Old Jumpety-Bumpety-Hop-and-Go-One
Was lying asleep on his side in the sun.
This old kangaroo, he was whisking the flies
With his long glossy tail from his ears and his eyes.
Jumpety-Bumpety-Hop-and-Go-One
Was lying asleep on his side in the sun,
Jumpety-Bumpety-Hop!

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)

June 26, 2018 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Music Around the World Storytime- Asia

June 19, 2018

Books

Hush! A Thai Lullaby by Minfong Ho
No Kimchi For Me! by Aram Kim
Round is a Mooncake: A Book of Shapes by Roseanne Thong

Music

Korean Folk Songs by Robert Choi (This book comes with the CD we used in Storytime. You can view the songs we listened to below.)

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

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

Chinese:
Ni hao, ni hao pengyou,
ni hao pengyou, ni hao!

Movement Rhyme: Translated Chinese Tongue Twister
青青山上一根藤,青藤底下挂铜铃,风吹藤动铜铃动,风停藤停铜铃停。

Qīng qīng shān shàng yī gēn téng,qīng téng dĭ xià guà tóng líng,Fēng chuī téng dòng tóng líng dòng,fēng tíng téng tíng tóng líng tíng.

Translated:
On a green mountain grows a vine.
Under the vine there hangs a copper bell.
When the wind blows,
the vine moves, and so does the bell.
When the wind stops,
the vine stops, and the bell stops too.

Song: Mountain Rabbit (from Korean Folk Songs book/CD)
Jack rabbit, jack rabbit,
where are you going?
Over the mountain peaks,
I’ll climb them on my own.
Bouncing as you’re running,
where are you going?
Ripe and shiny chestnuts,
I’ll find and bring them home.

Song: Tadpole Song (from Korean Folk Songs book/CD)
There’s a tadpole swimming in a stream, wriggling, wriggling, wriggling around.
Back legs out, front legs out, hopping, hopping, now he’s a frog.
Wriggle, wriggle, wriggle, wriggle, wriggle, wriggle, wriggling around.
Back legs out, front legs out, hopping, hopping, now he’s a frog.

Song: Butterfly (from Korean Folk Songs book/CD)
Put your scarves in the air, in the air
Butterfly, butterfly, come on over, fly to me.
Brightly colored butterflies, dancing, dancing, in the breeze.
Spring winds make the petals laugh, laughing, laughing happily.
Sparrows chirp, tweet, tweet, tweet, singing dancing in the trees.

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)

June 19, 2018 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

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