Wednesday, August 10, 2016

ECRR Storytime 8/9/16 and 8/10/16: All 5 Practices

Books read:
Say hello like this by Mary Murphy
Frog on a log by Kes Gray

Other book suggestions:
Is everyone ready for fun? by Jan Thomas
Tap the magic tree by Christie Matheson

All my friends like dancing (modified version of "Mama's Little Baby", to the tune of "Shortening Bread")
All my friends like dancing,
Dancing, dancing,
All my friends like dancing with me!

All my friends like jumping,
Jumping, jumping,
All my friends like jumping high!
Other verses can include running fast, spinning round, etc.

The Grand Old Duke of York
The grand old Duke of York,
He had ten thousand men.
He marched them up to the top of the hill (lift arms in the air)
And he marched them down again (touch ground)
And when they're up, they're up. (lift arms)
And when they're down they're down. (touch ground)
But when they're only halfway up (raise hands halfway)
They're neither up nor down. (reach up then down)

Rhyme Game (if two words I say rhyme, the kids have to jump)

Wiggling Worms (modified from Kids Activities)
Wiggle them up, (wiggle hands up)
Wiggle them down, (wiggle hands down)
Wiggle them around and around. (wiggle hands in circle)
Wiggle them fast, (wiggle hands fast)
Wiggle them slow, (wiggle hands slowly)
Wiggle them high, (wiggle hands up)
Wiggle them low. (wiggle hands down)
Wiggle them on your feet, (wiggle on feet)
Wiggle them on your head, (wiggle on head)
Wiggle them, wiggle them,
Straight to bed. (pretend to sleep)

Pin the Frog on the Log 

Popcorn Kernels (with scarves, to the tune of "Frere Jacques", from Jbrary)
Popcorn kernels, popcorn kernels,
In the pot, in the pot, (ball up scarf and hide in hands)
Shake them, shake them, shake them, (shake)
Shake them, shake them, shake them,
Till they pop! Till they pop! (throw scarf in the air) 

Silly Hat Song (from SurLaLune Storytime)
(Tune: This Old Man)
On my head, I wear my hat.
It is such a silly hat
That my head will wiggle waggle to and fro
Where else can my silly hat go?
(Repeat using foot, elbow and knee)

Craft: We decorated a paper plate frog face with stickers. It can be used for playing, talking (as a puppet) or singing a frog related song.

Literacy tip of the week: Having fun together with books, songs and stories will help your child develop a love of reading.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

ECRR Storytime 8/1/16 and 8/2/16: Singing

Books read:
Brown Bear, Brown Bear by Bill Martin Jr.
If you're happy and you know it by James Warhola

Other book suggestions:
If you're a monster and you know it by Rebecca Emberley
Row, row, row your boat by Jane Cabrera

ASL Sign of the Week: Music

If you're happy and you know it

Stomping in the Sun (adapted from Librarian vs. Storytime)
We're stomping in the sun, (stomp feet)
We're stomping in the sun,
We can't go yet,
We're having fun!
We're stomping in the sun!
Other verses can include clapping, hopping, twirling, dancing, etc.

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!" 

Everyone can shake (with shakers, modified from Jbrary)
Everyone can shake, shake, shake
Everyone can shake, shake, shake
Everyone can shake, shake, shake
And now it's time to stop.
Additional verses: 
Everyone can tap, Everyone can clap, Everyone can wave, etc.

Wheels on the Bus

Row, Row, Row Your Boat (with chute)

We decorated a printable of puppets that could be used to sing "Old MacDonald".

Literacy tip of the week: Singing helps children recognize the different parts that make up words because different syllables fall on different beats.