Posts Tagged ‘ages 3-6’

Road Trip!

Friday, June 26th, 2009

Okay, so maybe you and your kids are not part of the select (lucky) group that can read in the car without getting sick.  Never fear!  Travel time is not lost time when you use music to enhance your pre-reader’s early literacy skills.  Grab two chopsticks, pencils, crayons, or sticks and make your own rhythm sticks!  Sing these fun songs:

This Is the Way We Tap Our Sticks (to the tune of “Here We Go ‘Round the Mulberry Bush”)
This is the way we tap our sticks,
Tap our sticks, tap our sticks.
This is the way we tap our sticks,
So early in the morning.

Everybody Count to Six (to the tune of “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star”)
Everybody count to six,
One, two, three, four, five, six.
Tap to six upon your sticks,
One, two, three, four, five, six.
Additional verses (change only the third line):
Scrape to six upon your sticks…
Pound to six upon your sticks…
Hammer to six upon your sticks…

Or, check out some CDs and tap along!

Reserve it! Reserve it!

If your kids love music, join us every other Thursday for Get Musical.  Check out our Events Calendar to register for more information!

Ocean Occassions

Thursday, May 7th, 2009

Celebrate ocean occasions!

Read Who’s in the Ocean? by Chris Gilvan-Cartwright

Read Mr. Gumpy’s Outing by John Burningham

Sing ♫ The Goldfish ♫ from Victor Vito by Laurie Berkner

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Recite the Baby Octopus rhyme.

Eight long legs and two big eyes
Salty tears when he cries
Digs his home at the bottom of the sea
Can you guess what he can be?
Try to catch him watch him hide
Watch him wiggle watch him slide
Feed him a fish so he won’t fuss
He’s a baby OC-TO-PUS!

Read Swimmy by Leo Lionni


Then join us next time for Preschool Storytime! Check our Events calendar for upcoming sessions.

(Performed on April 7th & 9th, 2009 by Miss Carol.)