Time for Two’s Storytime- Boo to You- 10/29/2015

Good morning everyone! Today our theme is Boo to You! I know you are exited for Halloween Day.

-Opening Song: Hello!

Hello, Hello, Hello and how are you?
I’m fine. I’m fine,
And I hope that you are too.

-Opening Fingerplay: Open,Shut Them From CD Early Childhood Classics by Hap Palmer

Open shut them, open shut them
Give a little clap
Open shut them, open shut them
Put them in your lap
Apart together, apart together
Give a little clap
Apart together, apart together
Put them in your lap

I raise my hands oh so high
I bring them down and now they’re low
I raise my hands oh so high
I bring them down and now they’re low
My hands are high, my hands are low
My hands are high, my hands are low

My hand is a bird flying high
The bird flies down and now it’s low
The bird flies up and now it’s high
The bird flies down and now it’s low
My hands are high, my hands are low
My hands are high, my hands are low

Open shut them, open shut them
Give a little clap
Open shut them, open shut them
Put them in your lap
Back and forward, back and forward
Give a little clap
Back and forward, back and forward
Put them in your lap

(We will repeat them every week, toddlers love repetition because it helps them to learn and because it’s familiar and comforting).

-Books that we are going to be reading are:

Pumpkin Party! by: Maudie Powell-Tuck

Where is Baby’s Pumpkin? by: Karen Katz

     Trick or Treat, It’s Halloween! by: Linda Lowery and Richard Keep

-Other songs, rhymes and fingerplays are:

Halloween: (tune: Mary Had a Little Lamb)

Halloween is coming soon,Coming song, coming soon,

Halloween is coming soon, Boo, Boo, Boo!

See the owl flying high, flying high, flying high,

See the owl flying high, Hoot, Hoot, Hoot!

See the pumpkin glowing bright, glowing bright, glowing bright

See the pumpkin glowing bright, On this Halloween Night!

Children laughing, having fun, having fun, having fun,

Children laughing, having fun, Giggle, giggle, giggle

Halloween is here today, here today, here today

Halloween is here today, Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!

Trick or Treating: (Tune: Are You Sleeping?)

Trick or Treating, trick or treating.

Boo Boo Boo

Boo Boo Boo

Trick or Treating, trick or treating

I scare you, I scare you

Pumpking Faces: (Tune: Frere  Jacques)

Happy Pumpking Happy Pumpkin, See him smile, see him smile,

Sitting in the window, sitting in the window, happy smile, happy smile!

Sad Pumpking, Sad pumpking, see him frown, see him frown,

sitting in the window, sitting in the window, sad frown, sad frown!

Five Little Pumpkings (Flannel Board)

Five little pumpkins sitting on a gate.
The first one said, “Oh my it’s getting late.”
The second one said, “There are leaves in the air.”
The third one said, “But we don’t care!”
The fourth one said, “Let’s run and run and run.”
The fifth one said, “We are ready for some fun!”
Then OOOhh OOOhh went the wind
And out went the lights
And the five little pumpkins rolled out of sight

Five Little Bats (Flannel Board)

One little bat was trying to behave. He hung upside down from his feet in a cave.

Another bat flew in, and said, “How do you do?” The second joined the first, and then there were 2!

2 little bats were trying to behave. They hung upside down from their feet in a cave.

To help pass the time, they sang “Do re me” Another bat joined the song, and then there were 3.

3 little bats were trying to behave. They hung upside down from their feet in a cave

From their cave perch, they looked down at the floor, and a new bat joined the game, and then there were 4.

4 little bats were trying to behave. They hung upside down from their feet in a cave.

One little bat zoomed inside and did a dive.

He stayed to take a rest, and with him there were 5.

Twinkle,Twinkle Little Star

Twinkle, twinkle little star
How I wonder what you are.
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky.
Twinkle, twinkle little star,
How I wonder what you are.

Goodbye from CD Songs For Wiggleworms

Songs For Wiggleworms

Thank you everyone! See you next week!

~Miss Gelysmari

Lapsit-Boo to You-10/29/2015

Good morning everyone! Today our theme is Boo to You! I know you are exited for Halloween Day.

-Opening Song: Hello!

Hello, Hello, Hello and how are you?
I’m fine. I’m fine,
And I hope that you are too.

-Opening Fingerplay: Baby’s Game

Touch your ears, pat your nose,
Tickle baby’s little toes.
Hide your eyes, where are you?
Baby’s playing Peek-A-Boo!

(We will repeat them every week, toddlers love repetition because it helps them to learn and because it’s familiar and comforting).

-Books that we are going to be reading are:

    My First Halloween by: Tomie dePaola

   Where is Baby’s Pumpkin? by: Karen Katz

   Pumpkin Party! by: Maudie Powell-Tuck

-Other songs, rhymes and fingerplays are:

Halloween: (tune: Mary Had a Little Lamb)

Halloween is coming soon,Coming song, coming soon,

Halloween is coming soon, Boo, Boo, Boo!

See the owl flying high, flying high, flying high,

See the owl flying high, Hoot, Hoot, Hoot!

See the pumpkin glowing bright, glowing bright, glowing bright

See the pumpkin glowing bright, On this Halloween Night!

Children laughing, having fun, having fun, having fun,

Children laughing, having fun, Giggle, giggle, giggle

Halloween is here today, here today, here today

Halloween is here today, Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!

Trick or Treating: (Tune: Are You Sleeping?)

Trick or Treating, trick or treating.

Boo Boo Boo

Boo Boo Boo

Trick or Treating, trick or treating

I scare you, I scare you

Pumpking Faces: (Tune: Frere  Jacques)

Happy Pumpking Happy Pumpkin, See him smile, see him smile,

Sitting in the window, sitting in the window, happy smile, happy smile!

Sad Pumpking, Sad pumpking, see him frown, see him frown,

sitting in the window, sitting in the window, sad frown, sad frown!

Twinkle,Twinkle Little Star

Twinkle, twinkle little star
How I wonder what you are.
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky.
Twinkle, twinkle little star,
How I wonder what you are.

Goodbye from CD Songs For Wiggleworms

Songs For Wiggleworms

Thank you everyone! See you next week!

~Miss Gelysmari

Preschool Storytime- Halloween 10/28/15

Welcome everyone! Happy Halloween! This week we will be reading stories about Halloween (nothing scary just fun stories). The children can come in an appropriate costume if they want.

Opening song – So Happy You’re Here Today! – Hap Palmer

Book – The Little Old Lady Who was Not Afraid of Anything- by Linda Williams – Once upon a time, there was a little old lady who was not afraid of anything! But one autumn night, while walking in the woods, the little old lady heard . . . clomp, clomp, shake, shake, clap, clap. And the little old lady who was not afraid of anything had the scare of her life!

Flannelboard- “Ten Little Pumpkins”

Ten Little Pumpkins all in a line

One became a jack – lantern

then there were nine.

Nine little pumpkins peeking through the gate

An old witch took one

Then there were eight

Eight little pumpkins, there were never eleven

A green goblin took one

Then there seven

Seven little pumpkins

Full of Jolly tricks

A white ghost took one

Then there were six

Six little pumpkins

Glad to be alive

A black cat took one

Then there were five

Five little pumpkins

By the barn door

A hoot owl took one

Then there were four

Four little pumpkins

As you can plainly see

One became a pumpkin pie

Then there were three

Three little pumpkins

Feeling very blue

One rolled far far away

Then there were two

Two little pumpkins

Alone in the sun

One said so long

And then there was one

One little pumpkin

Left all alone

A little boy chose him

Then there were none.

Ten little pumpkins

In a patch so green

Made everyone happy

One Halloween.

Credit – Childhood

Book – Halloween Night by Elizabeth Hatch – They all come out on this Halloween night–a diving bat, a hooting owl, an inky black cat, a ghost-costumed child, a regular old dog–and each one contributes to a chain of events that transforms a little mouse.

Fingerplay – “Five Little Pumpkins”Five Little Pumpkins
Five little pumpkins sitting on a gate, (show 5 fingers)
The first one said, (1 finger)
“Oh, my, it’s getting late.” (hands on cheeks)
The second one said, (2 fingers)
“There are witches in the air.” (point up and look up)
The third one said, (3 fingers)
“But we don’t care.” (wag pointer finger)
The fourth one said, (4 fingers)
“Let’s run and run and run.” (move arms like you’re running)
The fifth one said, (5 fingers)
“I’m ready for some fun.” (punch up w/both fists)
“Whooo!” went the wind,
and out went the light, (clap on “out”)
And the five little pumpkins (5 fingers)
rolled out of sight. (roll arms)

Credit – http://www.themotherhuddle.com/halloween-fingerplays-and-songs/

Book – Mouse’s First Halloween – by Lauren Thompson- Join Mouse on a spooky fall night. He hears bats flying, leaves falling, and children singing, “Trick or Treat!” What can it mean?

Book – There was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat! – by Lucille Colandro – What won’t this old lady swallow? This time around, a bat, an owl, a cat, a ghost, a goblin, some bones, and a wizard are all on the menu! This Halloween-themed twist on the classic “little old lady” books will delight and entertain all brave readers who dare to read it!

Closing song – “Shout and Whisper” by Hap Palmer

-Miss Ellen

Time for Two’s Storytime-Fall-10/22/2015

Hello everyone! This week we will be reading Fall books! The leaves on the trees are yellow and red and they are falling down, that means that winter is on its way!

-Opening Song: Hello!

Hello, Hello, Hello and how are you?
I’m fine. I’m fine,
And I hope that you are too.

-Opening Fingerplay: Open,Shut Them From CD Early Childhood Classics by Hap Palmer

Open shut them, open shut them
Give a little clap
Open shut them, open shut them
Put them in your lap
Apart together, apart together
Give a little clap
Apart together, apart together
Put them in your lap

I raise my hands oh so high
I bring them down and now they’re low
I raise my hands oh so high
I bring them down and now they’re low
My hands are high, my hands are low
My hands are high, my hands are low

My hand is a bird flying high
The bird flies down and now it’s low
The bird flies up and now it’s high
The bird flies down and now it’s low
My hands are high, my hands are low
My hands are high, my hands are low

Open shut them, open shut them
Give a little clap
Open shut them, open shut them
Put them in your lap
Back and forward, back and forward
Give a little clap
Back and forward, back and forward
Put them in your lap

~Books that we will be reading are:

Let it Fall by: Maryann Cocca-Leffler

   The Busy Little Squirrel by: Nancy Tafuri

  Bunny’s First Snowflake by: Monica Wellington

~Other songs, rhymes and fingerplays are:

Autumn Leaves are Falling Down (sung to London Bridge is Fallling Down)

Autumn leaves are falling down, falling down, falling down.   (flutter fingers down)

Autumn leaves are falling down, We love Autumn!

Take and rake and pile them up, pile them up, pile them  up, (pretend to rake)

Take a rake and pile them up, we love autumn!

Jump in them and toss ‘ em around, toss them ‘ em around, toss ’em around.  (pretend to jump and toss leaves)

Jump in them and toss ’em around, We love autumn!

If We Were a Leaf

If I were a leaf, I would jump down from my tree  (jump)

I’d dance in the wind (dance around)

I’d fly in the breeze  (pretend to fly)

I’d change bright colors

I’d spin in the air (spin around)

Then I’d land on the ground (fall down)

I just don’t know where! (shrug shoulders)

Leaves on the Ground

When the leaves are on the ground (point to floor)

Instead of on the trees (hands up high)

I’d like to make a pile of them (make pretend pile)

Way up to my knees   (point to knees)

I’d like to run and jump in them  (run and jump)

And kick them all around  (kick)

I like the prickly feel of them  (rub hands together)

And the crickly, crackly sound

-Song with maracas: Let’s Make Some Noise By: Raffi, CD Everything Grows.

-Twinkle,Twinkle Little Star

Twinkle, twinkle little star
How I wonder what you are.
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky.
Twinkle, twinkle little star,
How I wonder what you are.

-Goodbye from CD Songs For Wiggleworms

Songs For Wiggleworms

Thank you everyone! See you next week!

~Miss Gelysmari

Lapsit Storytime-Fall-10/22/2015

Hello everyone! This week we will be reading Fall books! The leaves on the trees are yellow and red and they are falling down, that means that winter is on its way!

-Opening Song: Hello!

Hello! Hello! Hello how are you?

I’m fine, I’m fine

And I hope that you are too.

-Opening Fingerplay: Baby’s Game

Touch your ears, pat your nose,
Tickle baby’s little toes.
Hide your eyes, where are you?
Baby’s playing Peek-A-Boo!

(We will repeat them every week, toddlers love repetition because it helps them to learn and because it’s familiar and comforting).

-Fingerplay: Counting Leaves     (count on fingers)

1 leaf, 2 leaves, 3 leaves today

4 leaves, 5 leaves…

woosh!                                          (blow on fingers)

Blowthem all away!                        (fly fingers away)

Books that we are going to be reading are:

     Baby Loves Fall! by: Karen Katz

    I See Fall by: Charles Ghigna

   Bunny’s First Snowflake by: Monica Wellinngton

-Other songs, rhymes and fingerplays are:

-Mother Nature?

Falling, falling,falling leaves

Mother Nature, did you sneeze?  (Achoo!)

Red ones, yellow ones, orange and brown

Big ones, little ones, on the ground

falling, falling, falling leaves

Mother Nature, did you sneeze?  (Achoo!)

-Falling Leaves

Little leaves falling down  (Flutter finger like falling leaves)

Red and yellow, orange and brown

Whirling, twirling, round and round   ( twirl hands in circles)

Falling softly to the ground   ( flutter fingers to floor)

-Song with maracas: Let’s Make Some Noise By: Raffi, CD Everything Grows.

-Twinkle,Twinkle Little Star

Twinkle, twinkle little star
How I wonder what you are.
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky.
Twinkle, twinkle little star,
How I wonder what you are.

-Goodbye from CD Songs For Wiggleworms

Songs For Wiggleworms

Thank you everyone! See you next week!

~Miss Gelysmari

Preschool Storytime – Fall 10/21/15

Hello everyone! This week we will talk about the fall season, apples and pumpkins. I will show pictures of fall things that the children can identify.

Opening song – So Happy You’re Here Today! – by Hap Palmer

Book – I Know It’s Autumn – by Eileen Spinelli – A rhyming celebration of the sights, smells, and sounds of autumn, such as pumpkin muffins, turkey stickers on spelling papers, and piles of raked leaves.

Fingerplay- “Five Little Leaves”
Five little leaves so bright and gay  (Hold up five fingers)
Were dancing about on a tree one day.  (Wiggle fingers on one hand)
The wind came blowing through the town. (Cup hand around mouth and make wind noises)
Ooooooooo……………Ooooooooooooooo………
One little leaf came tumbling down.    (Bend down one finger)

Four little leaves so bright and gay,    (Hold up four fingers)
Were dancing about on a tree one day.  (Wiggle four fingers)
The wind came blowing through the town,   (Cup hand around mouth and make wind noises)
Oooooooo…………….Oooooooooooo……………….
One little leaf came tumbling down   (Bend down another finger)

Three little leaves so bright and gay……………………etc.
Two little leaves so bright and gay………………………etc.
One little leaf so bright and gay…………………………..etc.
Author Unknown

Credit: http://www.preschoolexpress.com/music_station07/fall-leaves-songs-rhymes-sep07.shtml

Book – When the Leaf Blew In – by Steve Metzger – When a leaf blew in…the cow sneezed ‘ah-choo!’ In this engaging story, children get to read about farm animals and the silly things that happen when a leaf blows into the barn.

When the Leaf Blew In

Flannelboard – Five Little Squirrels
Five little squirrels sitting in a tree. (Hold up five fingers.)
The first one said, “It’s getting cold for me.” (Hold up one finger.)
The second one said, “The leaves are falling to the ground.” (Hold up two fingers.)
The third one said, “Let’s get busy; there are nuts to be found.” (Hold up three fingers.)
The fourth one said, “We better not wait.” (Hold up four fingers.)
The fifth one said, “Fall is really great!” (Hold up five fingers.)

Credit: http://twigglemagazine.com/November-activities/squirrel-rhyme-lesson.html

Book – We’re Going on a Leaf Hunt – by Steve Metzger- There are lots of beautiful fall leaves to find! Three friends have a big adventure hiking over a mountain and through a forest to collect leaves of all kinds and colors.

We're Going on a Leaf Hunt

Song/Activity – “All the leaves are falling down”
Tune:  “London Bridges Falling Down”

All the leaves are falling down, falling down, falling down   (Imitate leaves falling down)
All the leaves are falling down, it is fall.

Take the rake and rake them up, rake them up, rake them up  (Imitate raking leaves)
Take the rake and rake them up, it is fall.

Make a pile and jump right in, jump right in, jump right in,  (Children jump forward)
Make a pile and jump right in, it is fall.
Diane Chancy

Credit: http://www.preschoolexpress.com/music_station07/fall-leaves-songs-rhymes-sep07.shtml

Book – Aaaarrgghh! Spider! – by Lydia Monk – Don’t let this lonely spider frighten you! She just wants to be a family pet—and she thinks she would make a better pet than the typical dog or cat. But every time this clever spider tries to impress her chosen family, she scares them instead, until the day she unwittingly enchants them.

Aaaarrgghh! Spider!

Song – The Itsy Bitsy Spider – by Hap Palmer

Cover - Early Childhood Classics

Closing song- Shout and Whisper – Hap Palmer

-Miss Ellen

Preschool Storytime – Down on the Farm – 10/14/15

Hello everyone! This week we are going to talk about farm animals and all the things that happen on a farm!

Opening song – So Happy You’re Here Today – by Hap Palmer

Book – Cock-A-Doodle Quack Quack! – by Ivor Baddiel – It’s Baby Rooster’s job to wake everybody up in the morning, but there’s just one problem—he doesn’t know how! The pigs and cows and ducks all try to help, but nothing seems to work. Luckily, the wise old owl comes to the rescue.

Song – Farm Sounds
(Tune: Wheels on the Bus)
The cows in the barn go moo, moo, moo,
Moo, moo, moo, moo, moo, moo.
The cows in the barn go moo, moo, moo,
All around the farm.
Other verses:
… pigs in the pen go oink, oink, oink
… hens in the coop go cluck, cluck, cluck
… rooster on the fence goes cock-a-doodle-do
… ducks in the pond go quack, quack, quack
… lambs on the hill go baa, baa, baa
Credit: http://nevershushed.com/2013/09/01/farm-animals/

Book – Clip-Clop – by Nicola Smee -One after the other, a group of barnyard friends climb aboard Mr. Horse for a ride. Faster, they beg…faster! But will “faster” lead to disaster? No…just a satisfying ending that kids love.

Book/Song – Pete the Cat Old MacDonald Had a Farm- by James Dean – Join Pete the Cat as he learns the sounds of all the different farm animals—chickens, pigs, and even frogs. Everyone’s favorite groovy cat is groovier than ever in this way-cool adaptation of “Old MacDonald Had a Farm”!

Flannelboard – Five Pigs so Squeaky Clean

(Tune: “Five Green and Speckled Frogs)
Five pigs so squeaky clean
Cleanest you’ve ever seen
Wanted to go outside and play
Oink! Oink!
One jumped into the mud
Landed with a big THUD
Then there were four clean squeaky pigs.etc.

Credit – http://storytimekatie.com/2011/05/06/flannel-friday-5-clean-and-dirty-pigs/

Book – I Spy on the Farm – by Edward Gibbs- Down on the farm there are many colorful and noisy animals to spy. The children look through the spy hole and use the clues to guess which one is next.

Book – Maisy’s Morning on the Farm – by Lucy Cousins – Maisy is  at work on the farm: driving a tractor; feeding the chickens, pigs, and sheep; and milking the cow.

Activity – Farm Chores

(Tune: “Here We Go ‘Round the Mulberry Bush”)*
This is the way we plant our seeds, plant our seeds, plant our seeds
This is the way we plant our seeds so early in the morning
[Water our seeds, weed our seeds, our seeds grow up, pick our plants, eat our plants]
Credit – http://storytimekatie.com/2015/01/20/toddlers-farm/

Song – Barnyard Song

(Tune: If you’re happy and you know it)
If you’re a chicken and you know it say “Cluck, cluck”
If you’re a chicken and you know it say “Cluck, cluck”
If you’re a chicken and you know it, then you really ought to show it,
If you’re a chicken and you know it say “Cluck, cluck”
(repeat song with “pig, say oink, oink”; “cow, say moo, moo”)

Credit – https://www.cantonpl.org/youth/parents/poems/fingerplays/s-z

Closing song – Shout and Whisper – Hap Palmer

-Miss Ellen