Family Story Time – November 7, 2014

Welcome Song: Hello, Friends

Book 1: Down on the Farm / Merrily Kutner

farm

Hand Rhymes

  • I wake up my hands
  • Wiggle your fingers
  • Open-shut them
  • Roly poly
  • Mm-ah went the little green frog one day

Book 2: Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons

buttons

Action Songs

  • Bend and stretch
  • Zoom zoom
  • Twinkle twinkle little star
  • Head and shoulders
  • Tick tock tick tock
  • The elevator song

Goodbye Song: Goodbye, Friends!

 

Down on the Farm is such a fun book! I adore rhythmic texts that I can turn into jazz chants, and this one has a great, simple refrain that is repeated on every page – “down on the farm, down on the farm.” The book is a little long for my squirrely little ones, even with lots of animal noises thrown in for good measure, so I skipped a few pages (a trick I learned as I was a student is to fasten pages together with paper clips to adapt books for different audiences), but no one seemed to mind.

Just a side note – “roof” and “woof” don’t rhyme well unless you have an American accent….

Holy smokes we had a big crowd today, this biggest I’ve ever had at this branch. It was a bit zany, to say the least!!

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