Thursday, February 25, 2016

Lap Sit Week of 2/22/2016

And just like that, our last full week of February storytimes is over! Here's what we were up to this week:

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 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
If you're ready for a story wave hello
If you're ready for a story, if you're ready for a story
If you're ready for a story 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: I Say, You Say Animal Sounds by Tad Carpenter

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

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

Bounce Our Babies to the Top
We bounce and bounce and bounce and stop
We bounce and bounce and bounce and stop
We bounce and bounce and bounce and stop
We bounce our babies to the top
We rock and rock and rock and stop
We rock and rock and rock and stop
We rock and rock and rock and stop
We rock our babies to the top
We tickle and tickle and tickle and stop
We tickle and tickle and tickle and stop
We tickle and tickle and tickle and stop
We tickle our babies to the top

Book #2: Where is Baby's Belly Button? by Karen Katz

The Arms Go Up and Down
The arms go up and down
The arms go up and down
High-ho the derry-o
The arms go up and down
The legs go up and down
The legs go up and down
High-ho the derry-o
The legs go up and down

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 agin

Love Somebody, Yes I Do
Love somebody yes I do
Love somebody yes I do
Love somebody yes I do
But I won't tell who
Jiggle like jelly yes I will
Jiggle like jelly yes I will
Jiggle like jelly yes I will
Because I can't sit still

Bubbles in the Air
There are bubbles in the air, in the air
There are bubbles in the air, in the air
There are bubbles in the air
There are bubbles in the air
There are bubbles in the air, in the air
There are bubbles way up high, way up high
There are bubbles way up high, way up high
There are bubbles way up high
Way up high in the sky
There are bubbles way up high, way up high
There are bubbles way down low, way down low
There are bubbles way down low, way down low
There are bubbles way down low
And they tickle on your toes
There are bubbles way down low, way down low

Bubbles

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


Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Flannel Friday- Five Little Monkeys

My finger puppet version of 5 Little Fishies was such a hit this week, I decided to make a finger puppet version of 5 Little Monkeys. It was really simple to make- I just did a Google image search and found a monkey that looked like it would make a good finger puppet. I didn't use a pattern for my crocodile, which is why it ended up looking like a snake with teeth. As long as it can snap, I don't think kids will mind:



We sing:

Five little monkeys swinging in a tree
Teasing Mr. Crocodile- can't catch me!
Along comes Mr. Crocodile, quiet as can be
And SNAPS! that monkey right out of that tree!

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Lap Sit Week of 2/15/2016

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

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 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
If you're ready for a story wave hello
If you're ready for a story, if you're ready for a story
If you're ready for a story 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: Hide and Seek and Ribbon Book

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

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

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

Book #2: Do Crocs Kiss? by Salina Yoon

Acka Backa
Acka backa soda cracker
acka backa boo
Acka backa soda cracker
I love you
Acka backa soda cracker
acka backa boo
Acka backa soda cracker
Up goes you!

Hippopotamus on a City Bus
A hip, a hip, a hippopotamus
Got on, got on, got on a city bus
And all, and all, and all the people said
You're squishing us!
A sheep, a sheep, a sheep got on a bus
And all, and all, and all the people said
Move baaack!
A cow, a cow, a cow got on a bus
And all, and all, and all the people said
Mooove over!

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

Book #3: Noodle Loves to Cuddle

There Are Bubbles in the Air
There are bubbles in the air, in the air
There are bubbles in the air, in the air
There are bubbles in the air
There are bubbles in the air
There are bubbles in the air, in the air
There are bubbles way up high, way up high
There are bubbles way up high, way up high
There are bubbles way up high
Way up high in the sky
There are bubbles way up high, way up high
There are bubbles way down low, way down low
There are bubbles way down low, way down low
There are bubbles way down low
And they tickle on your toes
There are bubbles way down low, way down low

Bubbles

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

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Lap Sit Week of 2/8/2016

This was a great week of milestones at lap sit-- there was a first time clapper, a baby who did all the motions to "Big Big Big" for the first time, and lots of other exciting developments! Here's what we were up to:

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 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
If you're ready for a story wave hello
If you're ready for a story, if you're ready for a story
If you're ready for a story 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: Where Is Baby's Valentine? by Karen Katz

The Arms Go Up and Down
The arms go up and down
The arms go up and down
The arms go up and down
Hi- ho the derry-o the arms go up and down
The legs go up and down
The legs go up and down
The legs go up and down
Hi- ho the derry-o the legs go up and down
The baby goes up and down
The baby goes up and down
The baby goes up and down
Hi- ho the derry-o the baby goes up and down

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?

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: Whose Spots? by Fiona Munro

Baby Hokey Pokey
You put your hands in, you put your hands out
You put your hands in, and shake them all about
You do the hokey pokey and you turn yourself around
That's what it's all about
You put your feet in, you put your feet out
You put your feet in, and shake them all about
You do the hokey pokey and you turn yourself around
That's what it's all about
You put your whole self in, you put your whole self out
You put your whole self in, and shake it all about
You do the hokey pokey and you turn yourself around
That's what it's all about

Slowly Slowly
Slowly, slowly, very slowly, creeps the garden snail
Slowly, slowly, very slowly, up the garden rail
Quickly, quickly, very quickly, runs the little mouse
Quickly, quickly, very quickly, to his little house

A Smooth Road
A smooth road, a smooth road, a smooth road, a smooth road
A bumpy road, a bumpy road, a bumpy road, a bumpy road
A rough road, a rough road, a rough road, a rough road...
a hole!

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

Book #3: In My Meadow by Sara Gillingham

Bubbles

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

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Lap Sit Week of 2/1/2016

Another great week at storytime! We had lots of returning families this week, but also a lot of new faces. Here's what we were up to this week:

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 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
If you're ready for a story wave hello
If you're ready for a story, if you're ready for a story
If you're ready for a story 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: Peek-a-love by Salina Yoon

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

The Arms Go Up and Down
(to the tune of "Farmer in the Dell")
The arms go up and down, the arms go up and down
Hi-ho the derry-o, the arms go up and down
The legs go up and down, the legs go up and down
Hi-ho the derry-o, the legs go up and down
The babies go up and down, the babies go up and down
Hi-ho the derry-o, the babies go up and down

Head and Shoulders Baby
Head and shoulders baby 1-2-3
Head and shoulders baby 1-2-3
Head and shoulders, head and shoulders
Head and shoulders baby 1-2-3
Knees and toes baby 1-2-3
Knees and toes baby 1-2-3
Knees and toes, knees and toes
Knees and toes baby 1-2-3

Book #2: Fun on the Farm by Frida Bing

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?

What Shall We Do With Lazy Baby
What shall we do with lazy baby
What shall we do with lazy baby
What shall we do with lazy baby
Early in the morning
Roll her on the bed and tickle all over
Roll her on the bed and tickle all over
Roll her on the bed and tickle all over
Early in the morning
Heave ho and up she rises
Heave ho and up she rises
Heave ho and up she rises
Early in the morning

Shakin Everywhere (Jim Gill) + egg shakers
(from CD "Jim Gill's Irrational Anthem and More Salutes to Nonsense")

Bubbles

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

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