Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Cow Storytime 3/28/17 and 3/29/17

Books read:
The cow who clucked by Denise Fleming
Moo! by David LaRochelle

Other book suggestions:
Cows to the rescue by John Himmelman
Chilly Milly Moo by Fiona Ross

ASL sign of the week: Cow

If You're a Cow and You Know It (to the tune of "If You're Happy and You Know It")
If you're a cow and you know it stomp your feet. (stomp feet)
If you're a cow and you know it stomp your feet.
If you're a cow and you know it and your face will surely show it.
If you're a cow and you know it stomp your feet.
Other verses include: shake you tail, eat grass, say "Moo!"

Cow Pokey (like Hokey Pokey except with hooves, tails, etc)

I'm a cow (by the Wiggles) 

A hippopotamus got on a city bus (from Jbrary)
A hip, a hip, a hippotamus,
Got on, got on, got on a city bus.
And all, and all, and all the people said,
"You're squishing us!" (hug)

A sheep, a sheep, a sheep
Got on, got on, got on a a city bus.
And all, and all, and all the people said,
"Baaaack up!" (lean back)

A cow, a cow, a cow
Got on, got on, got on a city bus.
And all, and all, and all the pople said,
"Mooove over!" (rock from side to side)

Hey Diddle Diddle (with stuffed cow on the parachute)

Zoom, Zoom, Zoom (bouncing cow on parachute, from Reading with Red)

Zoom, zoom, zoom!
We're going to the moon.
Zoom, zoom, zoom!
We'll be there very soon.
5 ,4, 3, 2, 1!  Blast off! 

Craft: We painted a cow template.

Literacy tip of the week: Let your child see your reading. It will help them see reading as a valuable and enjoyable activity.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Afternoon Storytime 3/27/17

Book read: 
Gilbert Goldfish wants a pet by Kelly DiPucchio

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

The Goldfish by Laurie Berkner


Put your hands up high (from 2016 CSLP Manual)
Put your hands up high,
Put your hands down low,
Put your hands to the side,
And wiggle just so.
Put your elbows to the front.
Put your elbows in back.
Put your elbows to the side,
And "Quack, Quack, Quack!"

Pop Goes the Weasel (with parachute) 

Color matching (place parachute on ground, kids must place body parts on different colors)

Craft: We used torn paper to decorate a paper plate goldfish.

Literacy tip of the week: Talk with your child about the world around them. It is a great way to introduce new vocabulary!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Baby Storytime 3/23/17

Book read: 
Tip Tip Dig Dig by Emma Garcia

ASL sign of the week: Flower

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 springtime cheer!

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)

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)

Bumping up and down my little red fire truck (modified from 2015 CSLP manual)
Bumping up and down my little red fire truck, (bounce on lap)
Bumping up and down in my little red fire truck,
Bumping up and down in my little red fire truck,
Through the streets we go!

Rolling down the street in my blue police car, (roll hands around)
Rolling down the street in my blue police car,
Rolling down the street in my blue police car,
Through the streets we go!

Swaying back and forth in my little tugboat, (rock back and forth)
Swaying back and forth in my little tugboat,
Swaying back and forth in my little tugboat,
Through the waves we go!

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.

The Elevator Song (with parachute, from Jbrary)
Oh 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.
This is what we do when we go out the door:
We take the elevator up and the elevator down.
We take the elevator up and the elevator down.
And we turn around.

Literacy tip of the week: Accommodate your baby's attention span by keeping reading time short and sweet when necessary. It is always okay to try again later!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Ms. Kelly's Favorites for Preschoolers 3/22/17

Book read:
Plant the tiny seed by Christie Matheson

ASL Sign of the Week: Happy

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)

Monkey See, Monkey Do (from Perry Public Library)
Monkey see, monkey do,
Little monkey in the zoo,
Little monkey in the tree,
Can you (insert action) like me?

Bananas Unite (from Jbrary)
Bananas unite! (hands connected above head)
Peel bananas, peel bananas! (move hands down)
Chop bananas, chop bananas! (chopping motion)
Mash bananas, mash bananas! (mashing motion)
Go bananas! Go bananas!

The Elevator Song (done with parachute, from Jbrary)
Oh 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.
This is what we do when we go out the door:
We take the elevator up and the elevator down.
We take the elevator up and the elevator down.
And we turn around.

Craft: We decorated a flower template with torn paper.

Literacy tip of the week: Your child will notice new things each time you read a book together, so don't be afraid to reread the same title more than once. 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Ms. Kelly's Favorites for Toddlers 3/21/17

Book read:
Plant the tiny seed by Christie Matheson

ASL Sign of the Week: Happy

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)

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

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

The Freeze on "Kids in Motion" by Greg and Steve

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.

Craft: We decorated a flower template with torn paper.

Literacy tip of the week: When a child rocks back and forth, as in "I'm a little cuckoo clock", they are practicing balancing and are alternating which side of their brain is in charge.



Thursday, March 16, 2017

Baby Storytime 3/16/17

Book read: 
Peek-A-Moo! by Marie Torres Cimarusti

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!   

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

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 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.

Row Row Row Your Boat (with parachute)

Hickory Dickory Dock (with parachute)

Literacy tip of the week: Most babies understand object permanence around 6 months. It is at this point they realize you don't disappear when they can't see you. This makes peekaboo all the more fun!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

It's Not Easy Being Green Storytime 3/14/17 and 3/15/17

Books read: 
In the tall, tall grass by Denise Fleming
Snip, snap! What's that? by Mara Bergman

ASL sign of the week: Green

If you like green (to the tune of "Did you ever see a lassie?")
If you like green, like green, like green,
If you like green clap your hands!
If you like green, like green, like green,
If you like green jump up and down!
Other actions can include stomp your feet, spin all around, etc.

The Alligator Jump (modified from Storytime with Ms. Tara)
Alligators jump, (jump)
Alligators slide, (slide back and forth)
All the alligators move from side to side.
Alligators jump, (jump)
Alligators giggle, (pretend to laugh)
All the alligators like to turn around and wiggle! (shake your behind)

Funny, Funny, Froggy (from Perry Public Library)
Funny, funny froggy,
Hop, hop hop!  (jump)
Funny, funny froggy,
Stop, stop, stop! (stop)
Funny, funny froggy,
Don't run away! (run)
Funny, funny froggy,
Stay and play!

Red Light, Green Light

Colored Eggs and Ham Game (with set of colored eggs, found at Jen in the Library)
I am Sam.
Sam I am.
I do so like (insert color) eggs and ham.

One green leaf (with scarves, adapted from Storytime Underground)
One green leaf, waiting for the wind to blow,
Wave it high, wave it low,
Throw it high!
Where did it go?

We wave our leaves (adapted from "We Hit the Floor Together" by Abby Librarian)
We wave our leaves together, together,
We wave our leaves together, together,
We wave our leaves together,
Because it's fun to do!

Craft: We decorated a print out of the Letter G with green stickers.

Literacy tip of the week: When you read to your child and talk to them about ideas in books you are building their understanding of the world. This will help them make sense of what they read in the future.