Time for Twos Storytime – Thursday 11/20/14 – Peekaboo!

We’re celebrating one of childhood’s favorite games this week – peekaboo!

Our books:

    

Action Rhyme – Fingers Like to Wiggle Waggle

Finger like to wiggle, waggle,
Wiggle, waggle, wiggle, waggle.
Fingers like to wiggle, waggle,
way out to the sides.

Repeat with other places to wiggle, waggle fingers – on top of your head, way down by the floor, up and down your legs, etc.

Don’t forget to check my Pinterest page for lots of fun “peekaboo” crafts, activities, and snacks!

This week is our final storytime for 2014.  Please join us for our holiday programs in December.  Our regular storytimes will begin again in mid-January.  Check our website for updates!

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Lapsit Storytime – Thursday 11/20/14 – Peekaboo!

Does your baby enjoy  playing “peekaboo?”  It’s one of the first games your baby will play, and probably is their favorite.  Our stories this week are all about playing “peekaboo!”

         

Bounce Rhyme – Pop! Goes the Weasel

All around the cobbler’s bench,
the monkey chased the weasel.
The monkey thought it all was fun,
Pop!  Goes the weasel.

Nursery Rhyme – Little Boy Blue

My Pinterest page has a lot of ideas of how to play different peekaboo games with your baby, as well as some cute crafts.

This week is our final storytime for 2014.  Please join us for our holiday programs this December.  Our regular storytime program will resume mid-January, with registration starting right after the new year.  See you then – and happy holidays!

Family Storytime – Wednesday 11/19/14 – Playtime!

All kids love to play, and that’s why I enjoy this week’s theme of “playime” so much!

Our books:

              

We will be enjoying some classic songs and action rhymes during storytime too.  Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear is a classic action rhyme that many of you will remember from your own childhood.  And If You’re Happy and You Know It is a children’s classic that everyone enjoys!

Visit my Pinterest page for lots of fun ideas to keep you busy this week, and during the holiday season – including this cute Peek-A-Book Turkey!

This week is our final storytime for 2014.  Please join us in December for our holiday programs.  Regular storytime will begin again in mid-January.  Check our website for additional information.

Toddler Time – Wednesday 11/19/14 – Peekaboo!

Tonight is our last Toddler Time of 2014.  Thanks for participating!

Tonight we are reading stories about playtime and “peekaboo.”

Our story:

Head over to my Pinterest page for some cute “Peekaboo” ideas – including an adorable DIY peekaboo puzzle.

Be sure to visit the Allentown Public Library over the holiday season for fun programs for the whole family.  Our normal storytime schedule will resume with sign ups early in 2015.

Preschool Storytime- Thanksgiving

Hi everyone! I can’t believe ten weeks have passed by so quickly!  This is our last storytime for our fall session, but don’t worry we will be having holiday storytimes in December. Please check out our schedule of events.  Just pick up a schedule or check our website.  This week we will talking about Thanksgiving, turkey and what we are thankful for.

Song – So Happy You’re Here by Hap Palmer

Book – “Thanks for Thanksgiving”-by Julie Markes – At Thanksgiving time, children express their gratitude for the people and things in their lives.

Flannelboard – “Tommy Turkey”

Tommy was all brown and didn’t like the way he looked. He went for a walk and met a duck who was yellow and orange. The duck said, “Ha ha ha ho ho hee. You’re the funniest turkey I ever did see.” Tommy said, “I want to be orange and yellow like you.” So he put on orange and yellow feathers and didn’t like them. Then he met a snake who said, “Ha ha ha ho ho hee. You’re the funniest turkey I ever did see.” Tommy said ” I want to be green like you. So he put on green feathers and didn’t like them. Then he met a cardinal who said, “Ha ha ha ho ho hee. You’re the funniest turkey I ever did see.” Tommy said “I want to be red like you>” So he put on red feathers and didn’t like them either. Then he met the wise old owl. Tommy said, ” I don’t like the way I look, Mr. Owl.” Mr. Owl suggested that the children give him a bath and make all his colors run together. Well, he was the happiest and most beautiful turkey in the world and this is how the turkey got so many colors.

Credit – http://forums.atozteacherstuff.com/showthread.php?t=7725

Book – “Bear says Thanks” – Bear thanks his friends for bringing food dishes to his dinner party and finds a way of sharing something of his own.

Song- Thanksgiving Feast

(Sung To:Are you sleeping?)
We eat turkey, we eat turkey
Oh so good, oh so good
Always on Thanksgiving, always on Thanksgiving
Yum,yum,yum… yum,yum,yum

We eat pumpkin pie, we eat pumpkin pie
Oh so good, oh so good
Always on Thanksgiving, always on Thanksgiving
Yum,yum,yum… yum,yum,yum

We eat yams, we eat yams
Oh so good, oh so good
Always on Thanksgiving, always on Thanksgiving
Yum,yum,yum… yum,yum,yum

We eat mashed potatoes, we eat mashed potatoes
Oh so good, oh so good
Always on Thanksgiving, always on Thanksgiving
Yum,yum,yum… yum,yum,yum

Let your children make up their own verses

Credit- http://www.everythingpreschool.com/themes/thanksgiving/songs.htm

 Book – “Run, Turkey, Run!” – Diane Mayr – The day before Thanksgiving, Turkey tries to disguise himself as other animals in order to avoid being caught by the farmer.

Book- “I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie” – by Alison Jackson – I know an old lady who swallowed a pie, a Thanksgiving pie, which was really too dry
And with that the feast begins! After the pie the old lady swallows a whole squash, all of the salad, and the entire turkey! As Mother and Father watch in shock, the two children are delighted to see the old lady growing fatter and fatter. And, in the end, the old lady makes a surprising and humorous contribution to the holiday.

 Closing Song – Shout and Whisper – by Hap Palmer

-Miss Ellen

Time for Twos Storytime – Thursday 11/13/14 – Parts of the Body

This is another fun week for two-year-olds, as they are so good at naming the parts of the body!  This is a great age for you to let your toddler be smarter than you: point out parts of the body and occasionally call it the wrong name.  Your toddler will be so proud that they know where their elbow is and you don’t!

Our books this week:

 

Rhyme – Dance Your Fingers

Dance your fingers up!
Dance your fingers down!
Dance them to the side!
Dance them all around!
Dance them on your shoulders!
Dance them on your head!
Dance them on your tummy!
Now put them all to bed.

We will be singing Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes – this version is a little different from others, but I like the fun costumes the kids wear!

Don’t forget to check our Pintrest page for fun “parts of the body” activities to do with your child!

Lapsit Storytime – Thursday 12/13/14 – Parts of the Body

How did we get to the middle of November?????  After today, we have just one more regular storytime for the fall session.  I will have handouts for both our holiday schedule as well as January storytime for you soon!

This week we will be looking at our body.  For the babies, we will focus on simple parts – eyes, nose, ears, fingers, toes.  You can help expand your baby’s vocabulary by pointing out different parts of baby’s body – when dressing, taking a bath, or playing.  Point out elbows, knees, throat, back, chest and more.  Your baby will not only learn about her body, but also new words that she will master in no time!

Our books:

 

We will use the “This Little Piggy” rhyme to tickle some toes!

This little piggy went to market,
This little piggy stayed home.
This little piggy had roast beef,
This little piggy had none.
And this little piggy cried “wee, wee, wee” all the way home.

Our bounce rhyme is “Pizza Pizza Pumpernickel”

Pizza pizza pumpernickel
My little guy should have a tickle!
One for his nose!
One for his toes!
And one for his belly where the hot dog goes!

We will also take a look at the classic nursery rhyme “Jack and Jill.”

Jack and Jill went up the hill,
To fetch a pail of water.
Jack fell down and broke his crown,
and Jill came tumbling after.

Don’t forget to visit Pintrest for activity ideas to do with your child at home!