Saturday, February 28, 2015

Baby Bloomers, Crawlers, & Totally Tots- Trucks, Trucks, Trucks!

We are down to our last couple of weeks of story time, hard to believe that 7 weeks have gone by already.  I love story time, I like the energy of the kids, and the fact that while I plan and have a vision of how I want the program to run, things change from one session to the next and are never the same.  Like this week I had planned on firetrucks and then ended expanding the theme to trucks in general.  It was awesome. Kids loved it and we had so much fun playing with all sorts of trucks and racing cars.   We started with our regular opening song

Opening Song
Everybody say one, story time has just began
Everybody say two, shake your shoulders show your shoes
Everybody say three, listen very carefully
Everybody say four, and put your bottoms on the floor

A wiggle, wiggle here
A wiggle, wiggle there.
Wiggle your hands up in the air
Wiggle our shoulders and wiggle your hips,
Wiggle your knees and move your lips,
Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle
And wiggle and bend
Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle,
And this is the end!

Book: I Love Trucks! by Philemon Sturges

Perfect book for this age group.

Rhyme: If You Are Happy and You Know It (Emotion version)
If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands
If you’re surprised and you know it say Oh my
If you’re sad and you know if rub your eyes
If you’re scared and you know it shiver and shake
If you’re sleepy and you know it close your eyes
If you are angry and you know it stomp your feet
If you are happy and you know it clap your hands

Nursery Rhyme: Baa, Baa Black Sheep
Song: Walking, Walking

Book: Tip Tip Dig Dig by Emma Garcia

Another great option for Crawlers/Toddlers, even the babies were mesmerized by this book.  The illustrations are big and colorful and you can incorporate motion with each piece of equipment- the bulldozer push push push- use your hands to push; the crane lift, lift, lift- like one hand up. Great!

Your Little Hands
Take your little hands and go clap, clap, clap
Take your little hands and go clap, clap, clap
Take your little hands and go clap, clap, clap
Clap, clap, clap  with your hands.
Take your little toes and go tap, tap, tap…
Tap, tap, tap with your toes.
Take your little ears and go wiggle, wiggle, wiggle….
Take your little eyes and go blink, blink, blink…
Take your little arms and go roll, roll, roll…
Credit: Little Hands Fingerplays & Action Songs

Song: Clap, Clap Your Hands

Book: Supertruck by Stephen Savage

 New book in our collection, minimal text and cute illustrations.  Perfect for ending our story time.

Action Rhyme: Here Are My Ears
Here are my ears. Here is my nose.
Here are my fingers. Here are my toes.
Here are my eyes both open wide.
Here is my mouth with white teeth inside.
Here is my tongue that helps me to speak.
Here is my chin and here are my cheeks.
Here are my hands that help me to play.
Here are my feet for walking today.

Bubble Time

Goodbye Song- We Wave Goodbye Like This
We wave goodbye like this,
We wave goodbye like this,
to all our friends.
We clap our hands like this,
We clap our hands like this,
with all our friends.
Story time has ended.