Thursday, September 21, 2017

Baby Storytime 9/21/17

Book read:
Daytime Nighttime by William Low

ASL sign of the week: Book

Good Morning Everybody (adapted from Hello Everybody from Jbrary)
Well good morning everybody can you touch your nose, touch your nose, touch your nose?
Well good morning everybody can you touch your nose, touch your nose?

Well good morning everybody can you touch your toes, touch your toes, touch your toes?
Well good morning everybody can you touch your toes?
(Other actions can include clap your hands, jump up high, stomp your feet, etc) 

Friend of Mine (to the tune of "Mary Had A Little Lamb", from Kelly's Kindergarten)
Will you be a friend of mine, friend of mine, friend of mine?
Will you be a friend of mine and (insert action) around with me?

Acka backa soda cracker (from Northport Library)
Acka backa soda cracker
Acka backa boo! (rock or bounce baby)
Acka backa soda cracker,
I love you! (give baby a hug)

Acka backa soda cracker,
Acka backa boo!
Acka backa soda cracker,
Up goes you! (lift baby)

I'm a little cuckoo clock (from KCLS)
Tick tock, tick tock, (rock baby)
I'm a little cuckoo clock!
Tick tock, tick tock,
It's one o'clock!
CUCKOO! (lift baby once)

Tick tock, tick tock,
I'm a little cuckoo clock!
Tick tock, tick tock,
It's two o'clock!
CUCKOO! CUCKOO! (lift baby twice)

Wheels on the Bus

10 Little Bubbles (while popping bubbles, to the tune of "Ten Little Indians")
One little,
Two little,
Three little bubbles,
Four little,
Five little,
Six little bubbles.
Seven little,
Eight little,
Nine little bubbles.
Ten little bubbles in the air.

Literacy tip of the week: When you read stories with your baby you are teaching them facts about the world and building their background knowledge.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Night and Day Storytime 9/18/17 and 9/19/17

Books read: 
Hello Day! by Anita Lobel
The Napping House by Audrey Wood (big book version)

ASL Signs of the Week: Morning and Night

This Is The Way
This is the way we stretch in bed,
stretch in bed, stretch in bed.
This is the way we stretch in bed,
so early in the morning.
(repeat with brushing teeth, combing hair, etc)

Good Morning Everybody (adapted from Hello Everybody from Jbrary)
Well good morning everybody can you touch your nose, touch your nose, touch your nose?
Well good morning everybody can you touch your nose, touch your nose?

Well good morning everybody can you touch your toes, touch your toes, touch your toes?
Well good morning everybody can you touch your toes?
(Other actions can include clap your hands, jump up high, stomp your feet, etc)

Mama's Sleeping (with rhythm sticks, from Getting Giggles)
Mama's sleeping, don't wake her up. (tap sticks quietly)
Mama's sleeping, don't wake her up.
Mama's sleeping don't wake her up.
Mama's sleeping don't wake her up.
We must be very quiet!

Wake up Mama! It's time to play! (tap sticks loudly)
Wake up Mama! It's time to play!
Wake up Mama! It's time to play!
Let's be very noisy! 

I'm a little cuckoo clock

Tick tock, tick tock, (rock back and forth)
I'm a little cuckoo clock.
Tick tock, tick tock,
It's one o'clock! (jump once)

Tick tock, tick tock,
I'm a little cuckoo clock.
Tick tock, tick tock,
It's two o'clock! (jump twice)

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

Twinkle Stars (from King County Library)

Twinkle, twinkle, little stars (wiggle fingers)
Stand and twinkle where you are (stand and wiggle fingers)
Twinkle high and twinkle low (hands in air then at your feet)
Twinkle fast and twinkle slow (shake hands fast then slowly)
Twinkle, twinkle little stars
Now sit and twinkle where you are (sit down)

Ten in the Bed (traditional)

Hey Diddle Diddle (with stuffed cow on our parachute) 

Craft: We glued torn paper onto a template of the sun.  

Literacy tip of the week: Bedtime stories are a great way to incorporate books into your child's daily routine. The quality time you spend reading together now will help your child develop positive associations with books.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Baby Storytime 8/10/17

Book read:
Five little monkeys jumping on the bed by Eileen Christelow

Fly Baby Fly (modified from Johnson County Library, to the tune of "Skip to My Lou")
Fly, fly, fly baby fly!
Fly, fly, fly baby fly!
Fly, fly, fly baby fly!
Fly around with me!

Here we go up, up, up (from Reading With Red)
Here we go up, up, up! (reach up)
Here we go down, down, down! (touch floor)
Here we go back and forth! (sway side to side)
And here we go round and round! (turn around)

My Pony Macaroni (from Eugene Library)
I have a little pony (bounce baby)
His name is Macaroni.
He trots and trots and then he STOPS! (stop)
My funny little pony! 

We Hit the Floor Together (to the tune of "The Farmer in the Dell", from Abby Librarian)
We hit the floor together,
We hit the floor together,
We hit the floor together,
Because it's fun to do!
Repeat with different actions: clap hands, nod heads, sway side to side, say hello, etc.

I'm a little cuckoo clock (from Born to Read)
Tick tock, tick tock, (rock baby back and forth)
I'm a little cuckoo clock.
Tick tock, tick tock,
It's one o'clock! (lift baby once)

Tick tock, tick tock,
I'm a little cuckoo clock.
Tick tock, tick tock,
It's two o'clock! (lift baby twice)

Wheels on the bus

10 Little Bubbles (while popping bubbles, to the tune of "Ten Little Indians")
One little,
Two little,
Three little bubbles,
Four little,
Five little,
Six little bubbles.
Seven little,
Eight little,
Nine little bubbles.
Ten little bubbles in the air.

Literacy tip of the week: Play is very important to your child's literacy development. Allow your baby plenty of time to play, explore and learn about their world!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Houses and Homes Storytime for Toddlers 8/8/17

Book read:
Do lions live on lily pads? by Melanie Walsh

Other book suggestions:
The Napping House by Audrey Wood
My house by Byron Barton

ASL sign of the week: House

In and out the door (from Susan Dailey)
March in and out the front door.
March in and out the front door.
March in and out the front door.
Then make a doorbell sound.

Jump in and out the back door.
Jump in and out the back door.
Jump in and out the back door.
Bend down and touch the ground.

Slide in and out the side door.
Slide in and out the side door.
Slide in and out the side door.
Then turn all around.

Jumping and Counting Houses (from Sunflower Storytime)

Let's All Do a Little Clapping 
(Tune:"We Wish You a Merry Christmas", modified from Storytime Katie)
Let's all do a little clapping,
Let's all do a little clapping,
Let's all do a little clapping,
and spread love right here!
Other actions can include jumping, stomping, spinning, etc


If you're happy and you know it

Craft: We made "houses" out of precut square and triangle shapes.

Literacy tip of the week: Loving experiences reading with a you will help your child create positive associations towards books.

Build Your Brain for Preschoolers 8/7/17: Parachute Fun

Book read: 
Monsters Love Colors by Mike Austin

Ring Around the Rosie

Pop Goes the Weasel

Hot Poppin' Popcorn by the Wiggles (with scrunched up paper as "popcorn")

Cover up (from Storytime Katie)
Kids sit on the floor and I called out  body parts they needed to cover with the parachute.

Counting as we bounced a beach ball on the chute

Row, row, row your boat


Our traditional goodbye song (modified to fit chute movements)

Literacy tip of the week: The parachute helps build the hand strength used when writing. It also provides great practice in self regulation and following directions!

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Baby Storytime 8/3/17

Book:
Old MacDonald had a farm (big book version) 

Hello Everybody (to the tune of from Jbrary)
Well hello everybody can you touch your nose, touch your nose, touch your nose?
Well hello everybody can you touch your nose, touch your nose?

Well hello everybody can you touch your toes, touch your toes, touch your toes?
Well hello everybody can you touch your toes?
(Other actions can include clap your hands, jump up high, stomp your feet, etc)

Giddyup, Giddyup (from King County Library System)
Giddyup, giddyup ride to town, (bounce baby on your lap)
Giddyup, giddyup, up and down.
Giddyup fast, (bounce quickly)
Giddyup slow, (bounce slowly)
Giddyup, giddyup, WHOA! (dip baby backwards)

Itsy Bitsy Spider

We Hit the Floor Together (to the tune of "The Farmer in the Dell", from Abby Librarian)
We hit the floor together,
We hit the floor together,
We hit the floor together,
Because it's fun to do!
Repeat with different actions: clap hands, nod heads, sway side to side, say hello, etc.

10 Little Bubbles (while popping bubbles, to the tune of "Ten Little Indians")
One little,
Two little,
Three little bubbles,
Four little,
Five little,
Six little bubbles.
Seven little,
Eight little,
Nine little bubbles.
Ten little bubbles in the air.

I'm a little cuckoo clock (from Born to Read)
Tick tock, tick tock, (rock baby back and forth)
I'm a little cuckoo clock.
Tick tock, tick tock,
It's one o'clock! (lift baby once)

Tick tock, tick tock,
I'm a little cuckoo clock.
Tick tock, tick tock,
It's two o'clock! (lift baby twice)

Wheels on the bus

Literacy tip of the week: Singing helps babies learn how to recognize the parts that make up words. This makes singable books a great choice of reading material.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Letter B Storytime 8/1/17

Book read: 
Hooray for Birds by Lucy Cousins

Other book suggestions:
Baby Bear Sees Blue by Ashley Wolff
Banana by Ed Vere
Butterfly, Butterfly by Peter Horacek

ASL Sign of the Week: Letter B

Bouncing, Bouncing (adapted from NIEHS)
Bouncing, bouncing (bounce baby)
Hop, hop, hop! Hop, hop, hop!
Bouncing, bouncing bouncing,
Bouncing, bouncing,
Now we stop! (stop)
Other actions can include clapping, stomping, flying, etc.

This is Big (from Mel's Desk)
This is big, big, big. (arms wide)
This is small, small, small. (bring arms together)
This is short, short, short. (crouch down)
This is tall, tall, tall. (reach high)
This is fast, fast, fast. (run fast)
This is slow, slow, slow. (run slowly)
This is yes, yes, yes. (shake head yes)
This is no, no, no. (shake head no)

This Is The Way (from Mel's Desk)
This is the way we wash our arms,
Wash our arms, wash our arms.
This is the way we wash our arms,
When we're in the bathtub.
(repeat using legs, tummy, head, etc) 

10 Little Bubbles (while popping bubbles, to the tune of "Ten Little Indians")
One little,
Two little,
Three little bubbles,
Four little,
Five little,
Six little bubbles.
Seven little,
Eight little,
Nine little bubbles.
Ten little bubbles in the air.

Bouncy Bear (with stuffed bear on chute)
Bouncy, bouncy, bouncy bear!
Bounce him here, and bounce him there.
Fly him high up in the air!

Literacy tip of the week:  Make up songs to tunes you already know. It is a fun way to show your child how you can play with words and sounds.