Posts Tagged ‘miss lisa’

Under the Big Top

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

Get over your winter blues with a circus at home!  Pretend to juggle with cotton balls.  Place a long piece of masking tape on the floor and practice walking it like a tight rope walker.  Pretend to be a lion and lion tamer.  Do somersaults and other amazing acrobatic feats.  Do the action rhyme listed below, then pop some popcorn and enjoy some great circus books!


Funny Clown, Funny Clown (Tune: Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear)
Funny clown, funny clown,
spin around.
Funny clown, funny clown,
jump up and down.
Funny clown, funny clown,
shake your hips.
Funny clown, funny clown,
wiggle your lips.
Funny clown, funny clown,
touch your toes.
Funny clown, funny clown,
honk your nose.

If you love this idea, check out Saturday Tales every week at 11:00 for more great storytime themes!

Best Not-Too-Scary Picture Books

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

It’s that time of year — ghosts and goblins will soon be trolling our streets looking for treats.  Get the kids in the mood with these fun books guaranteed NOT to keep them up all night!

Complement your reading by really getting into character with this fun action rhyme!

Monsters Galore!
Monsters galore, can you roar?  (roar)
Monsters galore, can you soar?  (flying motion)
Monsters galore, please shut the door.  (clap hands once)
Monsters galore, fall on the floor!  (fall down)

Come to Saturday Tales October 17 at 11:00 for more Silly Monster fun with Miss Lisa!

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!

A Little “Mo”jo

Friday, May 8th, 2009

Find mo’ books by Mo Willems.