It was all about music and rhythm in this week’s storytimes.
The first five activities were done with both groups. After that I’ve noted which activity went with each group. You will notice the Toddler group had an extra book and songs were shifted a little. The older kids can stay with me for a little longer than the one year olds so I could squeeze in that extra song book just fine.
Hands Are Clapping (Hands, Feet, Bodies wiggling)
Two Little Blackbirds (This week they were sitting on a cloud being quiet and loud. I didn’t like ending on loud, so with the help of a co-worker we made it blackbirds sitting in a loft, one named loud and one named soft!)
Book: Jazz Baby by Lisa Wheeler
Tiny Tots: If You’re Happy and You Know It (clap, stomp, tickle)
Tiny Tots: Itsy Bitsy Spider by Annie Kubler
Toddlers: Hush Little Baby by Marla Frazee
Toddlers: If You’re Happy and You Know It (clap, stomp, tickle)
Toddlers: Itsy Bitsy Spider by Annie Kubler
Both: Shakers: We’re Tapping by Kathy Reid-Naiman
Both: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star by Jane Cabrera
Splish Splash by Bobby Darin
Activity: Musical Instruments with Dance Party music playing
Parent message: At this age we’re really working on social and emotional development, so not only will we play and have fun with the instruments, but we will practice sharing and not hitting our neighbors over the head. 😉