Tuesday, December 3, 2013

December 2, 2013 Blog
Fall III Session
This is our last session for the Fall!  We will resume our regular Story times the week of January 6th, 2014….See you then!
Baby Rhyme Time!
This week is all about Nursery Rhymes!  Some traditional rhymes we did this week are The Itsy Bitsy Spider and Jack Be Nimble.    Here are some songs that we used in our program for you to use at home… 

Trot, Trot, Trot
Trot, trot, trot to London.
Trot, trot, trot to Dover.
Look out, baby,
Or you might fall OVER

Parents, to extend the theme, try finding action rhymes to do with your little one!  They love the one-on-one attention and the physical action!  It’s a great way to bond with your baby!

Terrrific Twos! 
This week is about Puppies!  Here are some books to read to your little one:
No, No, Titus! By Claire Masurel and We Love Christmas by Marilyn Janovitz .  Here are some songs and rhymes we used in our program this week….

Call the puppy and give him some milk.
Brush his coat till it shines like silk.
Call the puppy and give him a bone.
Take him for a walk and then bring him home.

This little puppy went shopping
This little puppy trimmed the tree
This little puppy cooked dinner
This little puppy sang to me
And this little puppy cried “Merry Christmas!”
To everyone he did see

To follow up our themes at home, talk about what sounds different animals make.  Be silly with your little one!  Act it out to make it fun!

Story Mix
This week in Story Mix we sang songs and read stories about Christmas!  A couple of books we read are Twelve Plump Cookies by Larry Dane Brimner and The 12 Days of Christmas by Jane Cabrera.  Can you tell our number of the week is 12?!

We also had some Christmas Action Rhymes….


Stir a bowl of gingerbread, smooth and spicy brown. (Pretend to stir.)

Roll it with the rolling pin up and down. (Making rolling motions.)

Take a cookie cutter and make some little men. (Pretend to cut out cookies)
Put them in the oven. Wait… and then (Pretend to slide cookie tray into oven.)                MMMM!


Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake, baker's man

Bake me a cake as fast as you can.
Roll it and pat it, mark it with a "B"
Put it in the oven for Baby and me.

To extend our theme, read some traditional Holiday stories that are important to your family!  As always, as you read, point with your finger to recognize the left to right direction of print, as your child will pick up on this pre-reading skill.  

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