Welcome Song: Hello, Friends
Book 1: Down on the Farm / Merrily Kutner
- 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
- 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!!