Tuesday, September 18, 2012

0-2 Storytime: Sheep!

New library, new system, new storytimes! The weekday storytime I now do is for 0-2, which is a new age range for me (before I did 0-1 and 1-2 seperately.) A few things have changed-- we don't all read a book together anymore because I have a much bigger programming space and a much bigger turnout. It's also not really a lapsit program anymore. So, it's a lot of rhymes and three easier books. Here's how it went down last week!

(to the tune of Happy Birthday)

Good morning to you
Good morning to you
We’re glad that you’re here
Good morning to you

Way up in the sky, the little birds fly,
While down in the nest, the little birds rest.
With a wing to the left, and a wing to the right,
The little birds sleep all through the night.
Shhhhh! They’re sleeping!
The bright sun comes up, the dew falls away,
"Good Morning, Good Morning!" the little birds say.

Five little fingers on this hand (hold up one hand with fingers extended)
Five little fingers on that hand (hold up other hand)
A dear little nose (point to nose)
A mouth like a rose (pucker lips and point to mouth)
Two cheeks so tiny (pretend to pinch cheeks)
Two eyes, two ears (point to each)
And ten little toes (wiggle toes with toddler and point to them)
That’s the way the baby grows (stretch arms up over head)

Little Bo Peep has lost her sheep,
And can’t tell where to find them;
Leave them alone, and they’ll come home
Wagging their tails behind them.

Book: Where Is the Green Sheep? by Mem Fox, illustrated by Judy Horacek

Mary had a little lamb, little lamb, little lamb
Mary had a little lamb its fleece as white as snow
And everywhere that Mary went, Mary went, Mary went
And everywhere that Mary went that lamb was sure to go.
It followed her to school one day, school one day, school one day
It followed her to school one day which was against the rule.
It made the children laugh and play, laugh and play, laugh and play
It made the children laugh and play to see a lamb at school.
Mary had a little lamb, little lamb, little lamb
Mary had a little lamb its fleece as white as snow

Hickory dickory dock (tick tock, tick tock)
The mouse ran up the clock
The clock struck one, the mouse ran down
Hickory dickory dock (tick tock, tick tock)

Hickory dickory dock (tick tock, tick tock)
The mouse ran up the clock
The clock struck two, the mouse said “woo”
Hickory dickory dock (tick tock, tick tock)

Hickory dickory dock (tick tock, tick tock)
The mouse ran up the clock
The clock struck three, the mouse said “wee”
Hickory dickory dock (tick tock, tick tock)

Hickory dickory dock (tick tock, tick tock)
The mouse ran up the clock
The clock struck four, the mouse said “no more”
Hickory dickory dock (tick tock, tick tock)

Book: Counting Ovejas by Sarah Weeks, illustrated by David Diaz

Now, this one's bilingual and I do not speak Spanish at all. Luckily, the text has pronunciation RIGHT UNDERNEATH, which is super helpful. Also, before I started the story I asked "who here speaks Spanish? [few hands up] Ok, this book is in Spanish and English, and I don't speak Spanish, so will you please correct me on the Spanish parts? THANKS!" And after I read the Spanish, I'd kinda look at the them and they'd correct me or smile and nod. The Spanish isn't super hard because the text is very simple and reptitivie. Uno oveja blanco/ 1 white sheep. Adios oveja blanco/ Good bye white sheep! Dos ovejas verdes [note-- it might not be verdes-- can't remember which colors go with which sheep and don't have the book in front of me]/ 2 green sheep. Adios ovejas verdes/ Goodbye green sheep! etc. etc. It worked really well.

Flannel Board:

Baa baa black sheep, have you any wool?
Yes sir, yes sir, three bags full.
One for the master, one for the dame, one for the little boy who lives down the lane
Baa baa black sheep, have you any wool?
Yes sir, yes sir, three bags full.

I'll do a flannel board Friday post on this (hopefully this Friday) but basically, I have a black sheep cut out, and then have different colors of fleece to put on the black sheep, so the legs and face stay black), so we do it a few times with red sheep, white sheep, blue sheep, etc.

(melody: “Wheels on the Bus”)

I can make my hands go clap, clap, clap,
Clap, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap.
I can make my hands go clap, clap, clap.
They’re a part of me.

I can make my feet go stamp, stamp, stamp…
I can make my legs go hop, hop, hop…

(to the tune of “you are my sunshine")

You have two arms, they are for waving
You have two feet to go stump stump
You have to eyes, they are for blinking
And a bottom to sit with a bump.

This little lambie went to the market,
This little lambie went to the fair.
This little lambie had roast beef,
This little lambie had none,
And this little lambie went “baa baa baa” all the way home!

With baby’s thumb representing the first little lambie, lightly wiggle each finger in turn.

Book: Wee Little Lamb by Lauren Thompson, illustrated by John Butler

Baa Baa Black Sheep (I have A LOT of other fleece colors and they tend to only sit still for 3-4 verses, so I did it twice, using different colors.)

Old MacDonald had a Farm
E-I-E-I-O
And on that farm he had a sheep
E-I-E-I-O
With a "baa baa" here and a "baa baa" there
Here a "baa" there a "baa"
Everywhere a "baa baa"
Old MacDonald had a Farm
E-I-E-I-O

Repeat with a other animals, ending with a tiger, because everyone likes to ROAR. And then you stop and say "Wait a minute! A tiger?! Do tigers live on farms?! What was Old MacDonald THINKING?!"

Patty cake, patty cake
Baker’s man
Bake me a cake as fast as you can!
Roll it, and pat it
And mark it with a B
And throw it in the oven for baby and me!

Clap baby’s hands for the first three lines. When rolling the cake, roll your hands, and then pat
your knees when patting the cake. Draw a B on baby’s hand or tummy when marking the cake
and mime throwing it in the oven at the end.

(to the tune of Shortnin’ Bread)

Every little cell in my body is happy
Every little cell in my body is well
Every little cell in my body is happy
Every little cell in my body is well
I’m so glad every little cell
In my body is happy and well
I’m so glad every little cell
In my body is happy and well
Every little cell in my body is happy
Every little cell in my body is well

(To the tune of “Happy Birthday”)

Goodbye to you
Goodbye to you
We’re glad that you came
Goodbye to you

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for posting this. I love the emphasis on nursery rhymes and can't wait to see your Baa, Baa, Black Sheep flannel.

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