Toddler Storytime – March 1, 2016 – Music!

It was all about music in our toddler storytime today!  We sang songs and did some jazz scat…here are some of the books, songs & activities we shared:

OUR FIRST BOOK:

jazz baby

A high energy foray into jazz by Lisa Wheeler and R. Gregory Christie, Jazz Baby will have your toddlers clappin’ and bee boppin’ to that rooty toot toot sound.  “Go Daddy Go!” says Jazz Baby who listens to sister snap, Granny scat and Uncle soft shoe…a great introduction into the rhythm of the jazz beat.  Great fun for the toddler groups – one toddler couldn’t stop laughing at those crazy sounds.  Really fun read for a music-themed storytime.


 

OUR FLANNEL BOARD:

Five Green and Speckled Frogs (Folk Song)

frogs-on-log-spread

Five Green and speckled frogs,
Sitting on a hollow log,
Eating some most delicious bugs,
Yum, Yum.
One frog jumped in the pool,
Where it was nice and cool,
Now there are only four green, speckled frogs,
Glub, glub.

Four Green and speckled frogs,
Sitting on a hollow log,
Eating some most delicious bugs,
Yum, Yum.
One frog jumped in the pool,
Where it was nice and cool,
Now there are only three green, speckled frogs,
Glub, glub.

Three Green and speckled frogs,
Sitting on a hollow log,
Eating some most delicious bugs,
Yum, Yum.
One frog jumped in the pool,
Where it was nice and cool,
Now there are only two green, speckled frogs,
Glub, glub.

Two Green and speckled frogs,
Sitting on a hollow log,
Eating some most delicious bugs,
Yum, Yum.
One frog jumped in the pool,
Where it was nice and cool,
Now there is only one green, speckled frog,
Glub, glub.

One Green and speckled frog,
Sitting on a hollow log,
Eating some most delicious bugs,
Yum, Yum.
One frog jumped in the pool,
Where it was nice and cool,
Now there are no green, speckled frogs,
Glub, glub.

This song was originally posted at:
http://bussongs.com/songs/five-green-and-speckled-frogs.php


OUR SECOND BOOK:

little white duck

Great visuals and words that can be read or sung!  This is a classic children’s song made into book form, with lyrics by Walt Whippo and illustrations by Joan Paley.  The main characters are the narrator (a little mouse playing the guitar and singing the song), a little white duck (who starts everything off), a little green frog, a little black bug and, for drama, a little red snake (who ends up eating the black bug and scaring everyone else away).  Big hit with the toddlers!


 

OUR MOVEMENT SONG with Instruments:

We’re Going to the Market (using egg shakers and bells)

(to the tune of We’re Going to Kentucky…)

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We’re going to the market,

We’re going to the fair

To see a senorita with flowers in her hair,

So shake it baby shake it,

Shake it if you can, shake it like a milkshake

and drink it from the can.

Shake it to the bottom, shake it to the top,

And turn around and turn around until I holler STOP!


OUR DVD:

The Wheels on the Bus (in song)

wheels on the bus


 

TRANSITION ACTIVITIES:

 Open Shut Them

Open shut them, open shut them (hands open and close)

Give a little clap clap clap (hands clap)

Open shut them, open shut them (hands open and close)

Place them in your lap, lap, lap. (place hands in lap)

Creep them crawl them, creep them crawl them (crawl fingers up both arms)

Right up to your chinny, chin, chin (tap fingers onto chin)

Open up your little mouth BUT (keep tapping and open mouth)

DO NOT LET THEM IN!!! (quickly place both hands behind back)

Roll Your Hands

Roll, roll, roll your hands as fast as fast can be

Do it now, let me see, do it now with me.

Clap, clap, clap your hands as loud as loud can be

Do it now, let me see, do it now with me.

Tap, tap, tap your feet as softly as can be

Do it now, let me see, do it now with me.

Shake, shake, shake your feet as quickly as can be

Do it now, let me see, do it now with me.

Roll, roll, roll your hands as fast as fast can be

Do it now, let me see, do it now with me.

(Carol Hammett & Elaine Bueffel, Toddlers on Parade CD)

toddlers on parade

OUR OPENING & CLOSING SONGS:

Welcome, Welcome

Welcome, welcome everyone,

Now we’re here, let’s have some fun

First we clap our hands just so,

Then we bend and touch our toes

Welcome, welcome, everyone

Now we’re here, let’s have some fun!

 

Clap Everybody and Say Hello

                                                                                                 sally go round the sun

Clap everybody and say hello,

Clap everybody and say hello,

Clap everybody and say hello,

No matter what the weather…

REPEAT verse with Stamp, Wiggle, Jump & Sing

(Kathy Reid-Naiman, Sally Go Round the Sun CD)

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!

Itsy Bitsy Spider

The itsy bitsy spider went up the water spout

Down came the rain and washed the spider out!

Out came the sun and dried up all the rain

And the itsy bitsy spider went up the spout again!

I’m a Little Teapot

I’m a little teapot, short and stout

Here is my handle, here is my spout

When I get all full of steam I shout

Tip me over and pour me out!

Two Little Blackbirds

Two little blackbirds sitting on a hill

One named Jack and the other named Jill

Fly away Jack and fly away Jill

Come back Jack and come back Jill


OUR GOODBYE SONG & STRETCH:

Goodbye Friends (in sign) – to the tune of  “Goodnight Ladies

Goodbye friends, goodbye friends, goodbye friends,

It’s time to say goodbye….

Tickle the Clouds

Tickle the clouds,

Tickle your toes

Turn around and tickle your nose

Reach down low,

each up high,

storytime’s over,

Let’s wave bye bye!


 

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