Friday, May 20, 2011

Where Is It?

Welcome Song: Welcome, Everyone
(Tune: Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star)
Welcome, welcome everyone
Now you’re here
We’ll have some fun.
First we’ll clap our hands just so.
Then we’ll bend
And touch our toe.
Welcome, welcome, everyone.
Now you’re here,
We’ll have some fun

Literacy Skill: Vocabulary--knowing the names of things, feelings and concepts.

Book: Little Quack's Hide and Seek by Lauren Thompson
When Mama plays hide and seek with her five ducklings, Little Quack finds the best hiding place of all.

Action Rhyme: Ten Fingers
I have ten fingers.
They all belong to me.
I can make them do things.
Would you like to see?
I can shut them up tight.
I can open them wide.
I can put them on my head.
I can put them at my side.
I can raise them up high.
I can put them down low.
I can set them in my lap,
And fold them just so.

Flannel Rhyme: Little Mouse
Little Mouse, Little Mouse,
Are you in the red house?
Little Mouse, Little Mouse,
You are not in the red house.

Continue with other colors (pink, purple, green, blue, orange)

Literacy Aside: Our next book, Where's Tumpty?, gives kids a vocabulary work out as the book describes many different positional words (under, behind, upside down, etc.).

Book: Where's Tumpty? by Polly Dunbar
Tumpty the elephant tries unsuccessfully to hide by closing his eyes. But his friends can all see him, and they laugh. But then Tumpty finds the way to hide. And his friends search for their missing friend.

Action Song: If You're Happy and You Know It
v.1 Clap your hands
v.2 Stomp your feet
v.3 Turn around
v.4 Jump up and down
v.5 Shout hooray

Book: Has Anyone Seen My Emily Greene? by Norma Fox Mazer
Emily decides to play hide and seek when her father calls her for lunch.

Action Rhyme: Clap Your Hands
Clap your hands, touch your toes.
Turn around and touch your nose.
Flap your arms,
Jump up high,
Wiggle your fingers
And let your hands fly.
Action Rhyme: Hands
My hands upon my head I’ll place
Upon my shoulders, on my face,
At my waist and by my side,
Then behind me they will hide.
Then I'll raise them way up high,
And let my fingers fly, fly, fly,
Then clap, clap, clap--
One - Two -Three!
Now see how quiet they can be.

Book: Where Is the Green Sheep? by Mem Fox
A story about many different sheep, and one that seems to be missing.

Literacy Aside: Books that introduce kids to new words and concepts, such as Where Is the Green Sheep?, are a great way to expand their vocabulary.

Book: Hide & Seek by Brenda Yee
A mouse plays hide-and-seek with the owner of a house.

Closing Song: Hands Go Up
Hands go up and hands go down.
I can turn round and round.
I can jump upon two shoes.
I can clap and so can you!
I can wave,
I’ll show you how.
Storytime is done for now.

Attendance: Friday: 20 and 26 (mostly 0-2 with a very few 3-6, and caregivers)
                     Saturday: 17, 21 (0-8 with caregivers)
Evaluation: This is a FUN program to do.  The kids enjoyed the stories and the theme, although Friday's second session was full of energetic boys and young wanderers.  I ended up cutting out Where Is the Green Sheep? with that session.  With all the younger attendees, I did not use Has Anyone Seen My Emily Greene? until the last session. 

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