Monday, November 21, 2016

Tales for Toddlers - November 9

Welcome back to Tales for Toddlers! This fun program is geared towards children 2 and under, though all are welcome to attend. We read stories, sing songs, play with puppets, and just have fun!

We read:

If You're Happy and You Know It, by Anna McQuinn


Little Elephant Listens, by Michael Dahl


Llama Llama Gram and Grandpa, by Anna Dewdney


We sang:

ABCs


Twinkle Twinkle Little Star


Itsy-Bitsy Spider


Old MacDonald Had a Farm


That's all for this week! We'll see you next time!

6 Weeks of Colour - Ice Cream!

Our last week of colour got chilly! We learned all about ice cream!

Interesting facts about ice cream:

- The ice cream sundae was born in 1880 (136 years ago!)
- The tallest ice cream cone was over 9 feet tall! (scooped in Italy)
- A cow gives enough milk to make 2 gallons of ice cream per day!
- It takes about 50 licks to finish a single scoop ice cream cone
- Brain freeze happens when ice cream touches the roof of your mouth
- 1 in 10 people admit to licking the bowl clean after eating their ice cream
- 1 in 5 people admit that they share their ice cream with their pet

We read:

Wemberly's Ice Cream Star, by Kevin Henkes


I Am An Ice Cream Truck,  by Ace Landers


Yummy Ice Cream, by Emma Quay


Should I Share My Ice Cream? by Mo Willems


Splat the Cat: I Scream for Ice Cream, by Laura Driscoll


Izzy the Ice-Cream Fairy, by Tim Bugbird


Ice Cream Summer, by Peter Sis


The Ice Cream King, by Steven Metzger


Vanilla Ice Cream, by Bob Graham


We sang:

I Scream for Ice Cream


Next we made our craft: ice cream!




For snack, we had some tasty ice cream - chocolate and vanilla!



That's all for this week! We'll see you next time!

Tales for Toddlers - October 12

Welcome back to Tales for Toddlers! This fun program is geared towards children 2 and under, though all are welcome to attend. We read stories, sing songs, play with puppets, and just have fun!

We read:

The Mixed-Up Chameleon, by Eric Carle


Mommy! Mommy! by Taro Gomi


Pete the Cat: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, by James Dean


Pete the Cat: The Wheels on the Bus, by James Dean


If You're Happy and You Know It: Jungle Edition, by James Warhola


How Do Dinosaurs Say I'm Mad? by Jane Yolen


We sang:

ABCs


Patty-Cake


That's all for this week! We'll see you next time! 

6 Weeks of Colour - Rainbow Fish!

Our fifth week of colour went under the sea! We learned all about Rainbow Fish!

Interesting facts about rainbow fish:

- There are over 70 different kinds of rainbow fish
- As they get older, they get more bright and colourful
- When they were first discovered, they were called Sunfish
- They are gentle and peaceful fish

We read:

Playtime With Rainbow Fish, by Marcus Pfister


Rainbow Fish: Tattle Tale, by Sonia Sander


Rainbow Fish: the Dangerous Deep, by Leslie Goldman


The Rainbow Fish, by Marcus Pfister


Rainbow Fish & Friends: Hide-and-Seek, by Susan Hill Long


Rainbow Fish: the Good Luck Charm, by Sonia Sander


Rainbow Fish to the Rescue! by Marcus Pfister


Good Night, Little Rainbow Fish, by Marcus Pfister


We sang:

Colour Rhyme

Rainbow fish, rainbow fish,
Swimming in the sea.
Won't you please share a scale with me?

A red one for my mom,
Orange for my dad,
My sister sure likes yellow,
Green would make her sad.
Blue is best for brother,
Purple for my puppy!
As for me, the best of all!
Pink will make me happy!

Three Rainbow Fish (Tune: Three Blind Mice) 

Three rainbow fish,
Three rainbow fish,
See how they swim,
See how they swim.
Their tails go left and their tails go right,
Their gills breathe in and their gills breathe out.
Have you ever seen such a colourful sight,
As three rainbow fish.

For a feltboard story, we sang Five Rainbow Fish Went Out One Day 


Five rainbow fish went out one day,
Into the sea and far away,
Mama fish said, "glub, glub, glub, glub,"
But only four rainbow fish came back.

Four, three, two, one ...

Sad mama fish went out one day,
Into the sea and far away.
Mama fish said, "glub, glub, glub, glub,"
And all of her rainbow fish came back! 


Next we made our craft:








For snack, we had some delicious grapes! Next week, ice cream!

Tales for Toddlers - October 19

Welcome back to Tales for Toddlers! This fun program is geared towards children 2 and under, though all are welcome to attend. We read stories, sing songs, play with puppets, and just have fun!

We read:

Planting a Rainbow, by Lois Ehlert


I Can Roar! by Frank Asch


Blue Bus, Red Balloon, a Book of Colors, by Brian Biggs


Tickly Toes, by Susan Hood


Still a Gorilla! by Kim Norman


We sang:

The Itsy Bitsy Spider

The itsy bitsy spider climbed up the water spout,
Down came the rain and washed the spider out.
Out came the sun and dried up all the rain,
So the itsy bitsy spider climbed up the spout again.

The Great Big Spider (same as itsy bitsy, only he's really big!)

The GREAT BIG SPIDER climbed up the water spout,
Down came the rain and washed the spider out,
Out came the sun and dried up all the rain,
So the GREAT BIG SPIDER climbed up the spout again!

Daddy Bought a Motor Car

Twinkle twinkle little star,
Daddy bought a motor car,
Pushed the button,
Pull the choke!
Off we go in a puff of smoke!
Twinkle twinkle little star,
Daddy bought a motor car.


That's all for this week! See you next time!

Friday, October 7, 2016

Tales for Toddlers - October 5

Welcome back to Tales for Toddlers! This fun program is geared towards children 2 and under, though all are welcome to attend. We read stories, sing songs, play with puppets, and just have fun!

We read:

Good Morning Toucan


Good Night, Owl


Fruity Cutie Colors, by Tom Arma


The Bear on the Bed, by Ruth Miller


A New House for Mouse, by Petr Horacek


Our feltboard story was The Three Billy Goats Gruff


We sang:

Spider-Man


ABCs


B-I-N-G-O


Daddy Bought a Motor Car

Twinkle twinkle little star,
Daddy bought a motor car.
Push the button, pull the choke,
Off we go in a puff of smoke!
Twinkle twinkle little star,
Daddy bought a motor car.

I'm a Little Teapot


That's all for this week! See you next time!