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Music and Movement

October 11, 2019

Friendship!

Books
Just Right for Two by Tracey Corderoy and Rosalind Beardshaw
The Friend Ship by Kat Yeh

Music
“Jumping and Counting” by Jim Gill
“I Know A Chicken” by The Laurie Berkner Band
“Alabama Mississippi” by Jim Gill

Yoga Pose of the Week: Mouse

Image result for mouse yoga pose

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

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.

Breathplay:
Open Them, Shut Them

Open and shut them, open and shut them 
Give a little clap, clap, clap
Open and shut them, open and shut them
Put them in your lap

Creep them, creep them
Creep them, creep them
Right up to your chin
Open up your little mouth
But do not let them in! (shake finger ‘no’)

Open and shut them, open and shut them
Give a little clap, clap, clap
Open and shut them, open and shut them
And put them in your lap

Prop Song:
Rhyme: Little Mouse
Little mouse, little mouse,
Are you in the ______ house?

Movement Rhyme: Wave Goodbye
(Tune: Frère Jacques)
Goodbye friends, goodbye friends
Sing this tune, sing this tune,
It’s time to wave goodbye,
it’s time to wave goodbye
See you soon, see you soon.

Goodbye friends, goodbye friends
Close your eyes, close your eyes
Take a deep breathe in… (breathe in instead of repeating this line)
Now breathe out goodbye… (breathe out instead of repeating this line)

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October 11, 2019 at 9:55 am Leave a comment

Music & Movement – October 4, 2019

Books

How Do You Dance by Thyra Heder
That’s How! by Christoph Niemann

Music

“Spaghetti Legs” by Jim Gill
“Dance, Freeze, Melt” by Eric Litwin
“Popcorn Calling Me” by Laurie Berkner (with Shaker Eggs)
“In and Out the Window” by Anne Marie Akin (Circle Time Activity with Stretchy Band)

Yoga Pose of the Week: Hot Air Balloon

Let’s go on a hot air balloon trip together! Step inside, have a seat, and get comfortable. We have to blow up our hot air balloon now! Once your balloon is full, let the wind take you back and forth. What do you see down there?

Hot Air Balloon

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.

Shaker Egg Rhyme
Pop, pop, pop, put the corn in the pot.
Pop, pop, pop, shake it shake it ‘til it’s hot.
Pop, pop, pop, lift the lid and what have you got?!

Popcorn!!

Little Clapping Mouse
Behind the tree (clap, clap)
And under the house (clap, clap)
There lived a teeny (clap, clap)
Tiny mouse (clap, clap)

She loved to sing (clap, clap)
She loved to tap (clap, clap)
But most of all (clap, clap)
She loved to clap (clap, clap)

She clapped all night (clap, clap)
She clapped all day (clap, clap)
She clapped to frighten (clap, clap)
The cat away (a lot of claps)

Flip the Lid: Hand Brain Model

When we feel upset, angry, or overwhelmed, it’s important to take a moment to “put our lids back on”. Some ways you can help calm down are practicing yoga poses or other stretches, slowly counting to 10, and focusing on one thing at a time like the way your stomach moves in and out when you breath.

Movement Rhyme: Wave Goodbye
(Tune: Frère Jacques)
Goodbye friends, goodbye friends
Sing this tune, sing this tune,
It’s time to wave goodbye,
it’s time to wave goodbye
See you soon, see you soon.

Goodbye friends, goodbye friends
Close your eyes, close your eyes
Take a deep breathe in… (breathe in instead of repeating this line)
Now breathe out goodbye… (breathe out instead of repeating this line)

October 4, 2019 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Music & Movement – September 20, 2019

Books

Hickory Dickory Dock by Keith Baker
There Was an Old Women Who Lived in a Shoe by Jane Cabrera

Music

“My Energy” by Laurie Berkner
“Mouse in My Toolbox” by Laurie Berkner
“Hickory Dickory Dock” by Baby Loves Jazz (with Rhythm Sticks)
“Stick to the Glue” by Jim Gill

Yoga Pose of the Week: Clock Stretch

Sit on the floor with your legs apart. Reach your arms up high pretending they are arms of a clock. Count to twelve moving your arms in the shape of a clock. Now put your arms to the side and tick them back and forth.

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.

Rhythm Stick Rhyme
Tick tock, tick tock goes the clock
Waiting for someone to knock, knock, knock
My oh my
It’s a cat!

bunny, duck, walrus, unicorn, robot

Shoe Song
I have loud shoes, how about you?
I have loud shoes, how about you?
I have loud shoes, how about you?
Stomp your shoes like I do!

I have stinky shoes, how about you?
I have stinky shoes, how about you?
I have stinky shoes, how about you?
Wiggle your shoes like I do!

I have two shoes, how about you?
I have two shoes, how about you?
I have two shoes, how about you?
Touch your shoes like I do!

Flip the Lid: Hand Brain Model

When we feel upset, angry, or overwhelmed, it’s important to take a moment to “put our lids back on”. Some ways you can help calm down are practicing yoga poses or other stretches, slowly counting to 10, and focusing on one thing at a time like the way your stomach moves in and out when you breath.

Movement Rhyme: Wave Goodbye
(Tune: Frère Jacques)
Goodbye friends, goodbye friends
Sing this tune, sing this tune,
It’s time to wave goodbye,
it’s time to wave goodbye
See you soon, see you soon.

Goodbye friends, goodbye friends
Close your eyes, close your eyes
Take a deep breathe in… (breathe in instead of repeating this line)
Now breathe out goodbye… (breathe out instead of repeating this line)

September 20, 2019 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Evening Music & Movement Storytime – June 20, 2019

Space!

Books
Touch the Brightest Star by Christie Matheson
Fly Blanky Fly by Margaret Lewis
Higher! Higher! by Leslie Patricelli

Music
Reaching for the Stars by Kathy Reid-Newman
Take the Sun by Caspar Babypants
Rocketship Run by Laurie Berkner

Yoga Pose of the Week: Moon
Reach your arms up high over your head, bringing your palms together. Tilt your upper body to one side. Come back to center. Tilt your body to the other side.

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Song: We Wave Our Hands and Say Hola (Spanish)
We wave our hands and say hello,
We wave our hands and say hello,
We wave our hands and say hello,
We say hello together.

We wave our hands and say hola,
We wave our hands and say hola,
We wave our hands and sayhola,
We say hola together.

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
Twinkle, twinkle little star,
How I wonder what you are.
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky.
Twinkle, twinkle little star,
How I wonder what you are.

Breathplay: Wake Up Your Face
Sit up tall, open your eyes wide and blink three times. Wiggle your eyebrows, wiggle your nose like a bunny, wiggle your cheeks, open your mouth, wiggle your jaw, stick your tongue out and wiggle. Can you make a fish face? Wiggle your head around and roll it around. Hold still. Sit up tall and one long breath, let it go.

Prop Song: Zoom Zoom Zoom!
Zoom, zoom, zoom
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.
In 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 Blast off!
Fun/Sun, Far/Stars

Circle Time: Turbulence In Space (with Parachute)
We’re blasting off to space in our rocket ship. Hold on! Things may get a little bumpy!

Movement Rhyme: Wave Goodbye
(Tune: Frère Jacques)
Goodbye friends, goodbye friends
Sing this tune, sing this tune,
It’s time to wave goodbye,
it’s time to wave goodbye
See you soon, see you soon.

Goodbye friends, goodbye friends
Close your eyes, close your eyes
Take a deep breathe in… (breathe in instead of repeating this line)
Now breathe out goodbye… (breathe out instead of repeating this line)

June 20, 2019 at 7:00 pm Leave a comment

Music & Movement – March 29, 2019

Books
Is Everyone Ready for Fun?  by Jan Thomas
Do Cows Meow? by Salina Yoon

Music
Uptown Funk by Rockabye Baby
The Crazy Dance by Go Fish
The Goldfish by Laurie Berkner
Under the Sea from The Little Mermaid

Yoga Pose of the Week: Train
Stand with your hands at your waist, with one hand up to pull the horn. “Choo choo!” Now move the train by moving your feet like you’re marching in place. Go slow…and faster!

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.

Rhyme: Bananas Unite!
Bananas unite!
Peel bananas, peel, peel bananas
Chop bananas, chop chop bananas
Mash bananas, mash mash bananas
Eat bananas, eat, eat bananas
Go Bananas!
From Jbrary

Breathplay: Bumblebee Breath
Breathe in nice and deep, and when you breathe out, buzz like a bee! Bzzzzzzzzzz

Song: Old MacDonald Had a Farm
Old MACDONALD had a farm
E-I-E-I-O
And on his farm he had a cow
E-I-E-I-O
With a moo moo here
And a moo moo there
Here a moo, there a moo
Everywhere a moo moo
Old MacDonald had a farm
E-I-E-I-O
Pig, Chicken, Dog

Movement Rhyme: Wave Goodbye
(Tune: Frère Jacques)
Goodbye friends, goodbye friends
Sing this tune, sing this tune,
It’s time to wave goodbye,
it’s time to wave goodbye
See you soon, see you soon.

Goodbye friends, goodbye friends
Close your eyes, close your eyes
Take a deep breathe in… (breathe in instead of repeating this line)
Now breathe out goodbye… (breathe out instead of repeating this line)

March 29, 2019 at 3:04 pm Leave a comment

PJ Storytime – Ocean – March 14, 2019

March 14, 2019

Books:
Hooray For Fish! by Lucy Cousins
Poor Little Guy by Elanna Allen
The Blobfish Book by Jessica Olien

Music:
Baby Shark by Pinkfong
The Goldfish by Laurie Berkner
Under the Sea from The Little Mermaid

Yoga Pose of the Month:
Seahorse (From Yoga Whale by Sarah Jane Hinder)

Come onto your knees and lower your bottom. Breathe in and raise your arms out in front of you. Now, lift up your bottom and bob up and down in the sea like a seahorse!

Songs, Rhymes, & Fingerplays:

Opening Song: The More We Get Together
The more we get together
Together, together
The more we get together
The happier we’ll be
Cause your friends are my friends
And my friends are your friends
The more we get together
The happier we’ll be

Song: The Sharks In the Sea
The sharks in the sea go chomp, chomp, chomp!
Chomp, chomp, chomp!
Chomp, chomp, chomp!
The sharks in the sea go chomp, chomp, chomp
All day long!

The fish in the sea go swim, swim, swim…
The lobsters in the sea go pinch, pinch, pinch…
The clam in the sea goes open and shut…
The sea horse in the sea rocks back and forth…
The octopus in the sea goes wiggle, wiggle, wiggle…

Fish Puppet Prop Song:
One red fish was swimming in the water
Swimming in the water, swimming in the water
One red fish was swimming in the water
Bubble, bubble, bubble, pop!
Two blue fish
Three yellow fish
Four green fish
Five purple fish

Breathplay: Catch a Bubble With Your Mouth
When you breathe in, count to 1,2,3 and catch a bubble in your mouth. Now breathe the bubble out in 1,2,3,4,5.

Craft
3D Fish Ornaments

3d paper fish ornaments

March 14, 2019 at 8:30 pm Leave a comment

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