Saturday, November 28, 2015

Lap Sit Week of 11/23/2015

I was on vacation this week, but it sounds like everybody had a lot of fun with my coworkers! Here's what (I hear) happened while I was gone:

If You're Ready For a Story (to the tune of If You're Happy and You Know It)
If you're ready for a story clap your hands (clap clap)
If you're ready for a story clap your hands (clap clap)
If you're ready for a story, If you're ready for a story
If you're ready for a story clap your hands (clap clap)
If you're ready for a story stomp your feet (stomp stomp)
If you're ready for a story stomp your feet (stomp stomp)
If you're ready for a story, If you're ready for a story
If you're ready for a story stomp your feet (stomp stomp)
If you're ready for a story wave hello (wave)
If you're ready for a story wave hello (wave)
If you're ready for a story, If you're ready for a story
If you're ready for a story wave hello (wave)

Big Big Big
This is big big big- this is small small small
This is short short short- this is tall tall tall
This is fast fast fast- this is slow slow slow
This is yes yes yes- this is no no no

ABCs

Open/Shut Them
Open/shut them, open/shut them- give a little clap clap clap
Open/shut them, open/shut them- put them in your lap lap lap
Creep them crawl them, creep them crawl them
Right up to your chinny chin chin
Open wide your little mouth- but do not let them in!

Book #1: What Does Baby Love? by Karen Katz


Itsy Bitsy Spider
The itsy bitsy spider went up the water spout
Down came the rain and washed the spider out
Out came the sun and dried up all the rain
And the itsy bitsy spider went up the spout again

Wheels On the Bus
The wheels on the bus go round and round, round and round, round and round
The wheels on the bus go round and round, all through the town
The kids on the bus go up and down, up and down, up and down
The kids on the bus go up and down, all through the town
The grownups on the bus go shh shh shh, shh shh shh, shh shh shh
The grownups on the bus go shh shh shh, all through the town

Row Row Row Your Boat
Row row row your boat gently down the stream
Merrily merrily merrily merrily, life is but a dream

Book #2: Moo, Baa, La La La! by Sandra Boynton


A Bouncing We Will Go
A bouncing we will go, a bouncing we will go
Hi-ho the derry-o, a bouncing we will go
A rocking we will go, a rocking we will go
Hi-ho the derry-o, a rocking we will go
A tickling we will go, a tickling we will go
Hi-ho the derry-o, a tickling we will go

Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes
Head, shoulders, knees, and toes- knees and toes
Head, shoulders, knees, and toes- knees and toes
Eyes and ears and mouth and nose
Head, shoulders, knees, and toes- knees and toes

5 Little Monkeys Jumping On the Bed
Five little monkeys jumping on the bed
One fell off and bumped his head
Momma called the doctor and the doctor said
No more monkeys jumping on the bed!
Four little monkeys jumping on the bed
One fell off and bumped his head
Momma called the doctor and the doctor said
No more monkeys jumping on the bed!
Three little monkeys jumping on the bed
One fell off and bumped his head
Momma called the doctor and the doctor said
No more monkeys jumping on the bed!
Two little monkeys jumping on the bed
One fell off and bumped his head
Momma called the doctor and the doctor said
No more monkeys jumping on the bed!
One little monkey jumping on the bed
He fell off and bumped his head
Momma called the doctor and the doctor said
No more monkeys jumping on the bed!

Grr Grr Went the Big Brown Bear
Grr grr went the big brown bear one day
Grr grr went the big brown bear
Grr grr went the big brown bear one day
And the bear went grr grr grr
But- we know bears go huggy huggy hug
huggy huggy hug, huggy huggy hug
We know bears go huggy huggy hug
They don't go grr grr grr
Bloop bloop went the little blue fish one day
Bloop bloop went the little blue fish
Bloop bloop went the little blue fish one day
And the fish went bloop bloop bloop
But- we know fish go kissy kissy kiss
kissy kissy kiss, kissy kissy kiss
We know fish go kissy kissy kiss
They don't go bloop bloop bloop

Book #3: Five Silly Turkeys


Bubbles

Goodbye Song
Story time is over now, over now, over now
Story time is over now- see you next time!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Lap Sit Week of 11/16/2015

Here's what we were up to at story time this week:

If You're Ready For a Story (to the tune of If You're Happy and You Know It)
Clap your hands, stomp your feet, wave hello

Big Big Big
This is big big big- this is small small small
This is short short short- this is tall tall tall
This is fast fast fast- this is slow slow slow
This is yes yes yes- this is no no no

ABCs

Open/Shut Them
Open/shut them, open/shut them- give a little clap clap clap
Open/shut them, open/shut them- put them in your lap lap lap
Creep them crawl them, creep them crawl them
Right up to your chinny chin chin
Open wide your little mouth- but do not let them in!

Book #1: Roar, Roar Baby! by Karen Katz


Bumping Up and Down
Bumping up and down in my little red wagon
Bumping up and down in my little red wagon
Bumping up and down in my little red wagon
Won't you be my darling?
One wheel's off and the axel's broken
One wheel's off and the axel's broken
One wheel's off and the axel's broken
Won't you be my darling

Grr Grr Went the Big Brown Bear
Grr grr went the big brown bear one day
Grr grr went the big brown bear
Grr grr went the big brown bear one day
And the bear went grr grr grr
But- we know bears go huggy huggy hug
huggy huggy hug, huggy huggy hug
We know bears go huggy huggy hug
They don't go grr grr grr
Bloop bloop went the little blue fish one day
Bloop bloop went the little blue fish
Bloop bloop went the little blue fish one day
And the fish went bloop bloop bloop
But- we know fish go kissy kissy kiss
kissy kissy kiss, kissy kissy kiss
We know fish go kissy kissy kiss
They don't go bloop bloop bloop

Roly Poly
Roly poly, roly poly
Up up up, up up up
Roly roly poly, roly roly poly
Down down down, down down down
Roly poly, roly poly
fast fast fast, fast fast fast
Roly roly poly, roly roly poly
Slow slow slow, slow slow slow

Book #2: Noodle Loves the Park by Marion Billet


Lift One Foot
Lift one foot and then the other
Lift one foot and then the other
Lift one foot and then the other
Lift them both together
Lift one arm and then the other
Lift one arm and then the other
Lift one arm and then the other
Lift them both together

The Elevator Song
The city is great and the city is grand
There's a whole lot of people on a little piece of land
And we live way up on the 57th floor
So here's what we do when we go out the door
We take the elevator up, take the elevator down
Take the elevator up, take the elevator down
Take the elevator up, take the elevator down
And we turn around

Popcorn Kernels
Popcorn kernels, popcorn kernels
In the pot, in the pot
Shake them shake them shake them, shake them shake them shake them
'Til they pop! 'Til they pop!

One Bright Scarf
One bright scarf waiting for the wind to blow
Wiggle it high and wiggle it low
Shake it fast and shake it slow
Where did it go?

Bubbles

Goodbye Song
Story time is over now, over now, over now
Story time is over now- see you next time!

Monday, November 16, 2015

What I Read This Week 11/16

Moletown by Torben Kuhlmann

This was an interesting book because it had a few words at the beginning and end but was otherwise nearly wordless. The illustrations were really interesting even though they were not bright. I think kids could come up with really great stories while looking at this one and it would be great for kids who want to read but can't quite read on their own yet.

You’re a Crab! A Moody Day Book by Jenny Whitehead

I loved the really detailed almost watercolor illustrations in this book. I was also really pleased with the positive language throughout the story. For example, being angry is never bad, it's just something that happens to everybody.

My Leaf Book by Monica Wellington

My library can never have enough seasonal books and I love the fun but realistic illustrations of leaves in this one. It would be a lot of fun to make your own leaf book after reading and there are fun facts on most pages for more advanced readers.

Thankful by Eileen Spinelli

Again, I think my library could own a thousand books for each holiday and season and we would still not have enough. This is a good addition to our collection because it is great for thinking about what others might be thankful for and for starting your own conversation with your child or class.

The Nuts: Sing and Dance in Your Polka Dot Pants and The Nuts: Bedtime at the Nut House by Eric Litwin


Fans of Pete the Cat will love the author’s new series which is even more silly than any of the Pete the Cat books. This series shares the same upbeat tone and I love books that can be read or sung. You can also find the song recordings from the two books on thenutfamily.com

What the Dinosaurs Did Last Night: A Very Messy Adventure by Refe and Susan Tuma

The toy dinosaurs in this story get up to all sorts of Toy Story/Elf on the Shelf-esque hijinks. It's very silly and I like the photographs instead of illustrations. Kids will get a kick out of the goofy dinosaurs getting into trouble.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Lap Sit Week of 11/9/2015

Here's what we were up to at storytime this week:

If You're Ready For a Story (to the tune of If You're Happy and You Know It)
Clap your hands, stomp your feet, wave hello

Big Big Big
This is big big big- this is small small small
This is short short short- this is tall tall tall
This is fast fast fast- this is slow slow slow
This is yes yes yes- this is no no no

ABCs

Open/Shut Them
Open/shut them, open/shut them- give a little clap clap clap
Open/shut them, open/shut them- put them in your lap lap lap
Creep them crawl them, creep them crawl them
Right up to your chinny chin chin
Open wide your little mouth- but do not let them in!

Book #1: What a Hoot! by Frann Preston-Gannon

Bumping Up and Down
Bumping up and down in my little red wagon
Bumping up and down in my little red wagon
Bumping up and down in my little red wagon
Won't you be my darling?
One wheel's off and the axel's broken
One wheel's off and the axel's broken
One wheel's off and the axel's broken
Won't you be my darling?

Everybody Knows I Love My Toes
Everybody knows I love my toes
Everybody knows I love my toes
I love my elbows, my ears, my knees, and my nose
But everybody knows I love my toes

Grr Grr Went the Big Brown Bear
Grr grr went the big brown bear one day
Grr grr went the big brown bear 
Grr grr went the big brown bear one day
And the bear went grr grr grr
But- we knows bears go huggy huggy hug
huggy huggy hug, huggy huggy hug
We know bears go huggy huggy huggy
They don't go grr grr grr

Book #2: Zoom, Zoom, Baby! by Karen Katz

A Bouncing We Will Go
A bouncing we will go, a bouncing we will go
Hi-ho the derry-o a bouncing we will go
A rocking we will go, a rocking we will go
Hi-ho the derry-o a rocking we will go
A tickling we will go, a tickling we will go
Hi-ho the derry-o a tickling we will go

Wheels on the Bus
The wheels on  the bus go round and round, round and round, round and round
The wheels on the bus go round and round, all through the town
The kids on the bus go up and down, up and down, up and down
The kids on the bus go up and down, all through the town
The grownups on the bus go shh shh shh, shh shh shh, shh shh shh
The grownups on the bus go shh shh shh, all through the town

Itsy Bitsy Spider
The itsy bitsy spider went up the water spout
Down came the rain and washed the spider out
Out came the sun and dried up all the rain
And the itsy bitsy spider went up the spout again

Book #3: Baby Baby Baby by Marilyn Janovitz

Bubbles 

Goodbye Song
Storytime is over now, over now, over now
Storytime is over now- see you next time!

Friday, November 6, 2015

Lap Sit Week of 11/2/2015

Here's what we were up to at story time this week:



If You're Ready For a Story (to the tune of If You're Happy and You Know It)
Clap your hands, stomp your feet, wave hello

Big Big Big
This is big big big- this is small small small
This is short short short- this is tall tall tall
This is fast fast fast- this is slow slow slow
This is yes yes yes- this is no no no

ABCs

Open/Shut Them
Open/shut them, open/shut them- give a little clap clap clap
Open/shut them, open/shut them- put them in your lap lap lap
Creep them crawl them, creep them crawl them
Right up to your chinny chin chin
Open wide your little mouth- but do not let them in!

Book #1: Who's in the Forest? by Phyllis Gershator

Hands are Clapping
Hands are clapping, clap clap clap
Hands are clapping, clap clap clap
Hands are clapping, clap clap clap
Clap your hands my darling
Toes are tapping, tap tap tap
Toes are tapping, tap tap tap
Toes are tapping, tap tap tap
Tap your toes my darling
Eyes are hiding, peekaboo!
Eyes are hiding, peekaboo!
Eyes are hiding, peekaboo!
Eyes are hiding my darling

Everybody Knows I Love My Toes
Everybody knows I love my toes
Everybody knows I love my toes
I love my elbows, my ears, my knees, and my nose
But everybody knows I love my toes

Wheels on the Bus
The wheels on the bus go round and round
round and round, round and round
The wheels on the bus go round and round
All through the town
(repeat with wipers on the bus go swish swish swish/horn on the bus goes beep beep beep)

Book #2: Are You a Cow? by Sandra Boynton

Itsy Bitsy Spider
The itsy bitsy spider went up the water spout
Down came the rain and washed the spider out
Out came the sun and dried up all the rain
And the itsy bitsy spider went up the spout again

In and Out the Window
Go in and out the window, the window, the window
Go in and out the window as we've done before
Go this way and that way, and this way and that way
Go in and out the window as we've done before
(Repeat with up and down the ladder)

Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes
Head, shoulders, knees, and toes- knees and toes
Head, shoulders, knees, and toes- knees and toes
Eyes and ears and mouth and nose
Head, shoulders, knees, and toes- knees and toes

Shimmy Shake (The Wiggles You Make Me Feel Like Dancing CD) + Egg Shakers



Bubbles

Goodbye Song
Story time is over now, over now, over now
Story time is over now- see you next time!

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