Infant Toddler Storytimes – July 29 – Frogs!

FROGS!!!

Did you know that froggies jump high and froggies jump low?  (Great way to reinforce our opposites.)

And did you know that they eat flies???  (Already introducing next week’s theme-bugs.)

And did you know that they can be very curious about what OTHER animals eat?   (Hint:  Curiosity isn’t only dangerous for cats!)

There was a lot going on in our storytimes about frogs today!  We had quite a bit of hopping and ribbiting which made for a jumpin’ good time!

Here are SOME of the books and activities we shared:

    

For Infants:

Songs:  Welcome Song, Hello Babies (in sign), Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Itsy Bitsy Spider, Goodbye Babies (in sign)

Bounces for infants:  Dickery Dickery Dare, The Grand Old Duke of York, This is the way the Ladies Ride…Trit Trot to Boston

Nursery Rhyme Flannel:  Twinkle, Twinkle  Little Star…

Tickle:  Round and Round the Garden…

Action Song:  Clap Tap and Bend

 For Toddlers:

Flannelboard: 

Five Little Froggies Sitting on a Well

Five little froggies sitting on a well

One looked up and DOWN he fell

Froggies jump high, froggies jump low

How many froggies left sitting in a row

1, 2, 3, 4…

Four little froggies sitting on a well…

(Continue with 4, 3, 2, 1)

 Action Rhyme:

Little Green Frog (For Infants & Toddlers)

(Action Song!  Actions in [ ]’s)

Mm, Mm went the little green frog one day,

Mm, Mm went the little green frog,

Mm, Mm went the little green frog one day,

And they all went Mm, Mm, Aahh!
 [stick tongue out on 2nd “Mm” and open mouth wide for Aahh!]

But we all know frogs go, [CLAP]
Lahdeedahdeedah!
 [CLAP]
Lahdeedahdeedah!
 [CLAP]
Lahdeedahdeedah!
We all know frogs go,
 [CLAP]
Lahdeedahdeedah!
They don’t go 
[stick tongue out on 2nd “Mm” and open mouth wide for Aahh!]

Other action rhymes/fingerplays for toddlers:  Open Shut Them, This is Big, My Head My Shoulders My Knees My Toes 

Songs:  Clap Your Hands (Wiggleworms CD), Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Itsy Bitsy Spider, Big Gigantic Spider, Hello & Goodbye Babies (in sign)

DVD:  Where’s the Frog (For Toddlers)

Other fun frog books:

      

  

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