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Toddler Storytime- Monkeys!

 

February 22, 2018

Books: 
Be Quiet Mike by Leslie Patricelli
Spunky Little Monkey by Bill Martin Jr.

Music:
B-Banana/Monkey See, Monkey Do” by Carole Peterson
I I’ve Got Rhythm” by Splash’n Boots (we danced with shakers)

Letter of the Week:
This week we learned the letter Rr.
We used the following words as examples: Rhinoceros, robot, and rose.

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.

Shaker Rhyme
Shaking your shaker
Shaking it up high
Shaking it down low
Shake it side to side
Tap it on your foot
Tap it on your knee
Shaking your shaker
Very quietly // Very loudly

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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February 22, 2018 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Toddler Storytime- Love!

 

February 15, 2018

Books: 
Elvis Presley’s Love Me Tender by Elvis Presley
Love always Everywhere by Sarah Massini

Felt Story: Who Am I? Heart-shaped Riddles
Clues:
1. I live in the water. I can swim. I have a tail. I also have fins and big eyes.
2. I am a soft and furry pet. I have four legs and a long tail. I have sharp teeth and claws. I like to chase mice.
3. I am small and colorful. I have big wings. I live in gardens and forests. I used to be a caterpillar.

Music:
I Love You (more than my shoe)” by Roger Day
I Really Love to Danceby Laurie Berkner (we danced with shakers)

Letter of the Week:
This week we learned the letter Qq.
We used the following words as examples: question mark, queen, and quack.

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.

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

Toddler Storytime- Manners!

 

February 8, 2018

Books: 
Please Mr. Panda by Steve Antony
How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food? by Jane Yolan

Music:
Spaghetti Legs” by Jim Gill
Hands Are For Clapping” by Jim Gill 
Spin Again” by Jim Gill (we danced with ribbons)

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

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.

February 8, 2018 at 10:15 am Leave a comment

Toddler Storytime- Circus!

 

February 1, 2018

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

Felt Story:  Little Mouse
Little mouse, little mouse,
are you in the [insert color] house?

Music:
Clowns” by Georgiana Stewart
Circus Parade” by Johnette Downing (we danced with scarves)

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

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.

February 1, 2018 at 1:45 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- Goodnight

January 18, 2018

Books:
Pillowland by Laurie Berkner
Babies Can Sleep Anywhere by Lisa Wheeler

Felt Story:  Goodnight Bear (Puppet Show)

Music:
Last Night I had a Dream” by Laurie Berkner
Ten In A Bed” by (we danced with ribbons)

Letter of the Week:
This week we did not learn a new letter, we learned how to say goodnight in baby sign language (ASL) 

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 18, 2018 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

Toddler Storytime- There’s A Bear!

January 11, 2018

Books:
Old Bear by Kevin Henkes
There’s A Bear On My Chair by Donald Ross Collins

Felt Story:  Little Hungry Bears
1 little hungry bear getting ready for winter,
Eating lots of blueberries with a chew, chew, chew.
Along came another friend who was hungry,
And then there were 2.

2 little hungry bears getting ready for winter,
Eating all the fruit that dropped from a tree.
Along came another friend who was hungry,
And then there were 3.

3 little bears getting ready for winter,
They ate all the fruit and were looking for more.
Along came another friend who was hungry,
And then there were 4.

4 little bears getting ready for winter,
Wandering around they spied honey in a hive.
Along came another friend who was hungry,
And then there were 5.

5 friends eating their fill of honey,
When the bees swarmed out of the hive.
5 friends started running,
The bees behind them buzzing “Good-bye!”

Music:
Going On A Bear Hunt” by Eric Litwin
The Bear Went Over the Mountain” by (We danced with shakers)

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

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 11, 2018 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

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