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Toddler Storytime- Frogs!

 

April 19, 2018

Books: 
Toad on the Road by Stephen Shaskan
AH HA! by Jeff Mack

Music:
Speckled Frogs” by Various Artists
Little Green Frog” by Daniel Cook (we danced with shakers)

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

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
Once there were some little worms.
All they did, was squirm and squirm.
They wiggled up and they wiggled down.
They wiggled and wiggled all around.
They wiggled and wiggled and wiggled until,
They were tired and could sit very still.

The Frog
(Tune: The Farmer in the Dell)
The frog lives in the pond,
His tongue is oh so long.
It reaches high to catch a fly,
And then he sings this song.
Ribbit, ribbit, ribbit,
Ribbit, ribbit, ribbit,
Ribbit, ribbit, ribbit, ribbit,
And he sings that song!

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

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

Toddler Storytime- Art!

 

April 12, 2018

Books: 
Art by Patrick McDonnell
The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse by Eric Carle

Music:
Color Wheel Dance” by Various Artists

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

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.

Spoken Song
If your clothes have any red, any red [2 x’s]
If your clothes have any red, rub your belly and tap your head,
If your clothes have any red, any red.
Other verses:
If your clothes have any blue, try to stand up on one shoe,
If your clothes have any green, pretend to play the tambourine,
If your clothes have any pink, make your eyes go blink blink blink
If your clothes have any yellow, wiggle your body like its jello,
If your clothes have any brown, make your body sit back down

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
Once there were some little worms.
All they did, was squirm and squirm.
They wiggled up and they wiggled down.
They wiggled and wiggled all around.
They wiggled and wiggled and wiggled until,
They were tired and could sit very still.

This Is the Way
This is the way we stir the paint, stir the paint, stir the paint
This is the way we stir the paint when we’re getting artsy.
(dip our brush, paint the paper, blow it dry, frame the picture)

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

April 12, 2018 at 6:57 pm Leave a comment

Toddler Storytime- Cars!

 

April 5, 2018

Books: 
Sputter, Sputter, Sput by Babs Bell
Moo! by David LaRochelle

Felt Story:  Lots of  Cars!
There are lots of cars driving down the street (pretend to have a steering wheel)
Tell me what color do you see? (place color car on felt board)
Big cars, little cars (spread arms big and little)
Beep! Beep! Beep!
Look at all the cars driving down the street!

Music:
Stop at the Red Light” by Various Artists
Stop & Go” by Greg and Steve (we danced with instruments)

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

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
Once there were some little worms.
All they did, was squirm and squirm.
They wiggled up and they wiggled down.
They wiggled and wiggled all around.
They wiggled and wiggled and wiggled until,
They were tired and could sit very still.

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

April 5, 2018 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Toddler Storytime- Teeth!

 

March 29, 2018

Books: 
Clarabella’s Teeth by An Vrombaut
Pony Brushes His Teeth  by Michael Dahl

Felt Story: Hiding Tooth
Look and see, look and see
Can you find the tooth for me?
Is it under the [color] pillow?

Music:
Stick to the Glue” by Jim Gill
Brush Your Teeth” by Raffi (we danced with shakers)

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

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
Once there were some little worms.
All they did, was squirm and squirm.
They wiggled up and they wiggled down.
They wiggled and wiggled all around.
They wiggled and wiggled and wiggled until,
They were tired and could sit very still.

This is the Way we Brush Our Teeth
This is the way we brush our teeth,
Brush our teeth, brush our teeth
This is the way we brush our teeth
So early in the morning
Tip: You can change out “brush” to make getting ready a little more fun!(examples: floss our teeth, rinse our teeth, change our shirt)

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

March 29, 2018 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Toddler Storytime- It’s Springtime!

 

March 22, 2018

Books: 
Skunk’s Spring Surprise by Leslea Newman
Ten in the Meadow by John Butler

Felt Story: 
Over in the Meadow

Music:
“Macarena Monthsby Dr. Jean
“Flitter Flutterby Johnette Downing (we danced with scarves)

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

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
Once there were some little worms.
All they did, was squirm and squirm.
They wiggled up and they wiggled down.
They wiggled and wiggled all around.
They wiggled and wiggled and wiggled until,
They were tired and could sit very still.

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

March 22, 2018 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

Toddler Storytime- Let’s Count!

 

March 15, 2018

Books: 
Let’s Count Goats by Mem Fox
Ten Little Fingers, Two Small Hands  by Kristy Dempsey

Felt Story:  Counting!

Music:
Let’s Count the Animalsby Georgiana Stewart
Hip Hop Body Rock” by Eric Litwin (we danced with shakers)

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

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
Once there were some little worms.
All they did, was squirm and squirm.
They wiggled up and they wiggled down.
They wiggled and wiggled all around.
They wiggled and wiggled and wiggled until,
They were tired and could sit very still.

Here is the Beehive
Here is the beehive (make a fist)
Where are the bees?
Hiding inside where nobody sees
Watch them come creeping out of the hive
One, two, three, four, five (release one finger at a time from the fist/hive)
…BUZZ-ZZZ (wiggle fingers)

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

March 15, 2018 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Toddler Storytime- Under the Sea!

 

March 8, 2018

Books: 
My Octopus Arms by Keith Baker
How Many Hugs by Heather Swain

Felt Story:  Four Little Starfish
Four little starfish swimming in the sea,
The purple one swam away and that left three!
Three Little star fish in the ocean so blue,
The orange one swam away and that left two!
Two little starfish having so much fun,
The blue one swam away and that left one!
One little starfish, all his friends are gone.
The yellow swam home and that left none!

Music:
Baby FishbyDr. Jean
The Goldfish” by Laurie Berkner(we danced with fish puppets)

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

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.

Octopus Rhyme
Once I saw an octopus,
In the deep blue sea.
I called “Hey there, Octopus!
Won’t you swim with me?”
Then out came her tentacles,
So very long and straight.
One, two, three, four,
Five, six, seven, eight

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

March 8, 2018 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

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