Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Terrific Twos Storytime: Valentine's Day

Clap Your Hands
(From the Old Town School of Folk Music CD “Songs for Wiggleworms”)

ABCs

Open/Shut Them
Open shut them, open shut them
Give a little clap 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!

Count to 10 and Back

Guess Who? by Lola Schaefer


One Little, Two Little
One little, two little, three little hearts
Four little, five little, six little hearts
Seven little, eight little, nine little hearts
Ten little hearts and a kiss!

Skidamarink
from the CD "Wiggleworms Love You"

A Kiss Like This by Mary Murphy


Got a Heart

*Everyone got a felt heart in a different color for this song. After the song we made a rainbow with all of our hearts.
Got a heart, got a heart, got a heart on my nose
First I lost it, then I found it
Got a heart on my nose 
[repeat with as many body parts as you would like]

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?

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
(to the tune of She’ll Be Coming ‘Round the Mountain)
The goodbye train is leaving see you soon (toot toot)
The goodbye train is leaving see you soon (toot toot)
The goodbye train is leaving, the goodbye train is leaving
The goodbye train is leaving see you soon (toot toot)

Big Kids Storytime: Valentine's Day


Bread and Butter
Bread and butter, marmalade and jam
Let’s say hello as [loud, quiet, fast, slow, etc.] as we can- hello!

ABCs

Letter of the Week: E
words we thought of- elevator, elephant, earth, Eliana, Easter, egg

Count to 10 and Back

Groundhug Day by Anne Marie Pace


Got a Heart
*Everyone got a felt heart in a different color for this song. After the song we made a rainbow with all of our hearts.
Got a heart, got a heart, got a heart on my nose
First I lost it, then I found it
Got a heart on my nose 
[repeat with as many body parts as you would like]

When an Elephant Falls in Love by Davide Cali


Storytime Challenge
Today I wanted to practice having the kids speak to the group (to get them ready for next week's show and tell). So the activity itself was pretty simple- everybody took a card with pictures of candy hearts and counted how many were on there. Then, I pulled random names out of a hat and everybody took a turn sitting at the front of the room to announce their answers. It was very quick and simple but parents had fun clapping for everybody and I think it will help next week's show and tell go more smoothly.

Goodbye Song
(to the tune of “Wheels on the Bus”)
The library doors go open and shut, open and shut, open and shut
The library doors go open and shut at the library
We check our books in and out, in and out, in and out
We check our books in and out at the library
Our time is up but we’ll see you next week, see you next week, see you next week
Our time is up but we’ll see you next week at the library

Lap Sit Week of 2/12/2018


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 (hi everyone)
If you’re ready for a story wave hello (hi everyone)
If you’re ready for a story, if you’re ready for a story
If you’re ready for a story wave hello (hi everyone)

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 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!

Group Reading- Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin, Jr.


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


One Little, Two Little
One little, two little, three little hearts
Four little, five little, six little hearts
seven little, eight little, nine little hearts
Ten little hearts and a kiss!

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


She'll Be Coming Around the Mountain She'll be coming around the mountain when she comes (yee haw) She'll be coming around the mountain when she comes (yee haw) She'll be coming around the mountain She'll be coming around the mountain [She'll be riding six white horses, We'll all go out to meet her]



Book #2- Whose Nose? by Fiona Munroe


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!


Roly Poly

Roly poly, roly poly
Out out out, out out out
Roly roly poly, roly roly poly
In in in, in in in
Roly poly, roly poly
Fast fast fast, fast fast fast
Roly roly poly, roly roly poly
Slow slow slow, slow slow slow


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 cow, a cow, a cow got on the bus
and all, and all, and all the people said
Mooove over!
A sheep, a sheep, a sheep got on the bus
And all, and all, and all the people said
Move baaaack!
from Jbrary


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
from Jbrary

Bubbles

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

Friday, February 9, 2018

Lap Sit Week of 2/5/2018


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 (hi everyone)
If you’re ready for a story wave hello (hi everyone)
If you’re ready for a story, if you’re ready for a story
If you’re ready for a story wave hello (hi everyone)

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 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!

Group Reading- Peek-a-Who? by Nina Laden


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 kids on the bus go up and down, grown-ups on the bus go shh shh shh, etc.)


Sign of the Week: eat, more



We Ask to Eat Like This
We ask to eat like this, we ask to eat like this
If we're hungry and want some food, we ask to eat like this
We ask for more like this, we ask for more like this
If we're still hungry and want some more, we ask for more like this
Adapted from Jbrary

She'll Be Coming Around the Mountain
She'll be coming around the mountain when she comes (yee haw)
She'll be coming around the mountain when she comes (yee haw)
She'll be coming around the mountain
She'll be coming around the mountain
[She'll be riding six white horses, We'll all go out to meet her]
She'll be coming around the mountain when she comes (yee haw)

from Jbrary

Book #2- I Like to Squeak! How Do You Speak?


Doggie’s Got a Flea

1, 2, 3 doggie’s got a flea
1, 2, 3 now it’s on me
It’s on my nose, it’s on my toes
It’s on my ear, it’s over here! (tickle)
from Jbrary


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?


I Know a Chicken + egg shakers
from Laurie Berkner's CD "Whaddya Think of That?"

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
from Jbrary

Bubbles

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

Lap Sit Week of 1/29/2018


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 (hi everyone)
If you’re ready for a story wave hello (hi everyone)
If you’re ready for a story, if you’re ready for a story
If you’re ready for a story wave hello (hi everyone)

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 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!

Group Reading- I Kissed the Baby by Mary Murphy


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


Sign of the Week: Stop

Bounce Our Babies

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
from Jbrary


Our Little Baby
Our little baby loves dancing, dancing

Our little baby loves turning round.
Our little baby loves to boogie on down.
Our little baby loves dancing, dancing
Lean to the left,
Lean to the right
Hug that baby nice and tight

from Jbrary

Book #2- In My Tree


Roly Poly

Roly poly, roly poly
Out out out, out out out
Roly roly poly, roly roly poly
In in in, in in in
Roly poly, roly poly
Fast fast fast, fast fast fast
Roly roly poly, roly roly poly
Slow slow slow, slow slow slow


What Shall We Do with Lazy Baby?

*feel free to substitute your own baby’s name
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 him/her on the bed and tickle all over
Roll him/her on the bed and tickle all over
Roll him/her on the bed and tickle all over
Early in the morning
Heave ho and up she/he rises
Heave ho and up she/he rises
Heave ho and up she/he rises
Early in the morning
from Jbrary


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


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
from Jbrary

Bubbles

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

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