Sunday, September 21, 2014

Fall Programming - Week 4

Baby Rhyme Time
This week we are having some traditional fun by reading Knock at the Door by Kemp and Humpty Dumpty by Annie Kubler.  To extend the fun at home, sing your favorite song or rhyme to your baby that you remember from your childhood!

Rhyme: To Market, to Market
To market, to market, to buy a fat pig.
Home again, home again, jiggety jig.
To market, to market, to buy a fat hog.
Home again, home again, jiggety jog.
To market, to market, to buy a plum bun.
Home again, home again, market is done.

Rhyme: My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean
My Bonnie lies over the ocean, (sway)
My Bonnie lies over sea,
My Bonnie lies over the ocean,
Oh, bring back my Bonnie to me.
Bring back, bring back, (Lift baby up and down)
Oh, bring back my Bonnie to me, to me.
Bring back, bring back,
Oh, bring back my Bonnie to me.

Wonderful Ones
We are passing our Hugs and Kisses to our little ones this week!  We had fun reading I Love You as Big as the World by David Van Buren and Baby Loves Hugs and Kisses by Michael Lawrence.  To continue at home read the books Mommy Hugs and Daddy Hugs by Karen Katz.

Rhyme: Hugs and Kisses Every Day
The baby at the house goes hug, hug, hug,
Hug, hug, hug, hug, hug, hug.
The baby at the house goes hug, hug, hug,
Every day.
(Continue next verse with Mom - kiss)

Rhyme: Tommy Thumbs Up
(Using thumbs, follow actions)
Tommy Thumbs up and Tommy Thumbs down,
Tommy Thumbs dancing all around the town.

Dance them on your shoulders,
Dance them on your head.
Dance them on your knees and
Tuck them into bed.

Wiggles 'n' Giggles - At our Rakow Branch
We are having more fun with our babies this week!  We read the books Silly Baby by Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick and We Have a Baby by Cathryn Falwell.  To continue the fun at home with your baby and help boost your baby's development ask, "Where's your nose?" in a singsong voice.  Then gently touch your baby's nose as you say "There's your nose!" with delight.  Repeating this fame and playing it with different parts of baby's body or even nearby objects will help your baby start to learn the meaning of different words.

Rhyme: Ten Little Babies (Tune: Ten Little Indians)
One little, two little, three little babies,
Four little, five little, six little babies,
Seven little, eight little, nine little babies,
Ten baby girls and boys!

Rhyme: Baby Face Game
Two little eyes
To look around
Two little ears
To hear each sound.
One little nose
To smell what's sweet.
One little mouth
That likes to eat.

Terrific Twos
More fall fun this week with Apples! We read the book The Apple Pie Tree by Zoe Hall and Ten Red Apples by Virginia Miller.  To extend at home, try out different types of thinly sliced apples with the family to see which you like best!

Rhyme: Away Up High in the Apple Tree
Away up high in the apple tree (point up)
Two red apples smile down at me. (hold up 2 fingers, then point to mouth)
I shook that tree as hard as I could (shake arms)
Down came the apples and mmmmm they were good! (down motion and then rub tummy)

Rhyme: Five little Apples
Five little apples sitting ina tree,
Teasing Mr. Slinky Worm, "can't eat me"
Along comes Mr. Slinky Worm as quiet as can be and
Crunched that apple right out of the tree!
(Repeat with four, three, two, one little apple)

1, 2, 3 Go!
We are continuing Farm-time fun!  This week we read the books All Kinds of Kisses by Nancy Tafuri and The Fairy Tale Cake by Mark Sperring.  A great local resource we have in the area is Randall Oaks Barn and Zoo.  To find out more information about visiting you can go here: Randall Oaks Barnyard Zoo.

Fingerplay: This Little Piggy Went to Market
This little piggy went to market.
This little piggy stayed home.
This little piggy had roast beef.
This little piggy had none.
And this little piggy cried "Wee, wee, wee!"
All the way home.

Rhyme: Five Fat Peas
Five fat peas in a pea pod pressed,
One grew, two grew, so did all the rest.
The grew and grew,
And did not stop,
Until one day,
The pod went POP!

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