Thursday, May 9, 2013

Early Head Start

Presented at Golden Hills' Early Head Start classroom on Thursday, May 9, 2013.
Presented at Peter Sarpy's Early Head Start classroom on Thursday, May 16, 2013.

I Love Animals by Flora McDonnell


Hello, Friends!
(tune: "Goodnight Ladies")

Hello friends.
Hello friends.
Hello friends.
We're glad you came today!

(After singing the song I invite an adult to introduce him/herself and their child. We repeat the song, substituting the child's name for the word "friends". We do this until everyone has been introduced and all the children have been serenaded!)

 The Animals on the Farm
(tune: "The Wheels on the Bus")

The cow on the farm says, "Moo, moo, moo."
"Moo, moo, moo, moo, moo, moo."
The cow on the farm says, "Moo, moo, moo."
All day long.

Suggestions for additional verses:
The pig on the farm says...
The dog on the farm says...
The rooster on the farm says...

Goodbye Song
(tune: "London Bridge")

Goodbye, goodbye, we'll see you soon.See you soon, see you soon.
Goodbye, goodbye, we'll see you soon.
On another day!


When Cows Get Up in the Morning
(a gentle bouncing rhyme)

When cows get up in the morning,
They always say "good day!"
When cows get up in the morning,
They always say "good day!"

"Moo, moo, moo!",
That's how they say "good day!"
"Moo, moo, moo!",
That's how they say "good day!"

Help your child think of other farm animals and their respective sounds as you continue this rhyme!

Slowly, Slowly

(Creep fingers slowly up child's back or leg as you slowly say:)
Slowly, slowly, very slowly creeps the garden snail.
Slowly, slowly, very slowly up the wooden trail.

(Run fingers quickly up and down child's body as you quickly say!:)
Quickly, quickly, very quickly runs the little mouse.
Quickly, quickly, very quickly 'round about the house!                                                  

Ten Wild Horses

Ten wild horses came galloping through town.
(hold up both hands)
Five were black and five were brown.
(show one hand for each group of horses)
They galloped up,
And they galloped down.
(Move hands up and down)
And they galloped away and out of town.
(Move hands away and behind body)

I have thoroughly enjoyed visiting the Early Head Start classrooms this year!  At Golden Hills I usually come right at the end of nap time (THEIRS, not mine!) so the children are often still sleepy and cuddly!  The children at Peter Sarpy are usually WIDE AWAKE and ready to sing, play and talk! It has been fun watching the children grow during the past 9 months as they have blossomed and discovered more about their world.  I hope they have enjoyed the stories, songs, fingerplays, puppets and musical instruments I have brought with me on my visits.  I wish you all a wonderfully fun, safe summer!

  ~ Mrs. B

Each Outreach Storytime includes activities that support one or more of the five early literacy practices identified as essential in helping your child develop the skills they need before they can learn to read. The five practices – singing, talking, reading, playing and writing –were developed for Every Child Ready to Read®, an initiative of the Association for Library Services for Children (ALSC) and the Public Library Association (PLA).
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