April!

Here are the songs and rhymes Itsy Bitsy Story Time will use in APRIL:

Finger Rhyme: This is Big

This is big, big, big (open hands and arms out wide)
This is small, small, small (bring hands close together)
This is short, short, short (turn hands one on top of the other but not quite touching)
And this is tall, tall, tall (bring one hand up high and the other down low)
This is fast, fast, fast (roll arms quickly)
And this is slow, slow, slow (roll arms slowly)
This is yes, yes, yes (nod head)
And this is no, no, no (shake head)

(Source: Traditional)

Song: If You’re Happy and You Know It

If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands!
If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands!
If you’re happy and you know it, then your face will surely show it,
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands!

If you’re sad and you know it, cry boo-hoo…
If you’re excited and you know it jump for joy….
If you’re hungry and you know it rub your tummy…
If you’re full and you know it say no thank you….
If you’re dirty and you know it wash your hands….
If you’re clean and you know it shout hooray! Hooray! etc.

(Source: Traditional)

Time to Bounce!

Oh the noble Duke of York,
He had ten thousand men,
He’d march them up to the top of the hill,
And he’d march them down again.
And when they were up, they were up,
And when they were down, they were down,
And when they were only half way up,
They were neither up nor down down down!

(Source: Traditional)

Let’s Move: The Elevator Song

Oh the city is great, and the city is grand,
There are lots of tall buildings on a little piece of land,
We live way up on the 57th floor,
And this is what we do when we go out the door:
Take the elevator up, take the elevator down,
Take the elevator up, take the elevator down,
Take the elevator up, take the elevator down,
And turn around!

(Source: Jbrary! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfrn5_v_eCM)

Rainbow Streamer Rhyme: Cool Cats

Hey there ________, you’re a real cool cat,
You’ve got a lot of this, and you’ve got a lot of that,
So come on in and get down,
ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-ch.
To the left ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-ch,
To the right, ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-ch,
Up in the air, ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-ch,
And get down, ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-ch

(Repeat with each child’s name)

(Source:  Jbrary again!  Love them! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASTlOXQkEHI)

Rainbow Streamer Song: Over, Around, Under and Through

Around, around, around, around,
Over and under and through.
Around, around, around, around,
Over and under and through.
Near!
Far!
Near!
Far!
Around, around, around, around,
Over and under and through!

(Repeat faster and faster!)

(Source: My lovable furry old pal Grover: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKu3NE7Omkw\)

Stop Light Song:

This is a song about stop lights,
You can see them all ’round town!
Red’s at the TOP,
And red means STOP!
Green’s at the BOTTOM,
And green means GO!
And yellow means please slow down,
And be careful too!

BONUS LINK:

Looking for a guide as to some of the concepts your child should be familiar with by around age 3?  Check out this great list:
On/Off
Same/Different
Happy/Sad
Full/Empty
Loud/Quiet
Old/Young
Sharp/Dull
Tall/Short
In front of/Behind
Up/Down
More/Less
Top/Bottom
Big/Little
All/None
Front/Back
Thick/Thin
Old/New
Long/Short
Hard/Soft
Over/Under
Hot/Cold
Smooth/Rough
High/Low
Always/Never
Heavy/Light
Forward/Backward
Above/Below

(Source: http://www.superduperinc.com/handouts/pdf/52_teaching_basic_concepts.pdf)

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