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Fingerplays

I Wiggle

I wiggle, wiggle, wiggle my fingers,
I wiggle, wiggle, wiggle my toes,
I wiggle, wiggle, wiggle my shoulders,
I wiggle, wiggle, wiggle my nose.
Now no more wiggles are left in me.
So I'll sit still as still as can be.


Two Little Hands

Two little hands go clap, clap, clap.
Two little feet go tap, tap, tap.
Two little fists go thump, thump, thump.
Two little legs go jump, jump, jump.
Only one little body turns around.
And now everyone sits quietly down.


Row, Row, Row Your Boat

Row, row, row your boat
Gently down the stream.
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily
Life is but a dream.

Clap, clap, clap your hands
Wave them in the breeze.
Put them up, put them down.
Life is but a dream.


Apple Tree

Way up high in the apple tree,
Two little apples were smiling at me.
So, I shook that tree as hard as I could
And down came the apples,
Mmmmm - they were good!


Five Little Ducks

Five little ducks that I once new,
Big ones, little ones, tall ones, too.
But the one little duck with the feather on his back
All he could do was "Quack, quack, quack."

Down to the river they would go,
Waddling, waddling, to and fro.
But the one little duck with the feather on his back,
All he could do was "Quack, quack, quack."

Up from the river they would come,
With a ho, ho, ho and a hum, hum, hum.
But the one little duck with the feather on his back,
All he could do was Quack, quack, quack."


Head & Shoulders

Head and shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes
Head and shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes*

1. Pat your tummy and wiggle your nose
Head and shoulders knees and toes, knees and toes

2. Stretch your arms, look how tall you can grow
Head and shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes

3. Clap you hands and around you go!
Head and shoulders knees and toes, knees and toes.

* (For older children: Eyes, ears, and mouth; your elbows and your nose
Head and shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes.)


I Don't Care

Shake your arms and I don't care,
Shake your arms and I don't care,
Shake your arms and I don't care,
Shake it everyday.

Shake your leg...
Wave your arm...
Wiggle your hips...
March, march, march...


Tips for Making Storytime an Enjoyable Experience

  • Our goal is to have fun with rhymes, songs, books, and other language building play. We understand that your child may not sit still during every activity.
  • Please plan to arrive 5 minutes early so your child can get settled before storytime begins.
  • Please put toys and food away. They distract your child and other children. If bottles, blankets or other can't-live-without items are necessary, we will work with your child.

Morning Storytime: (Newborn - age 5)
Provides active young children with stories, fingerplays and songs based on simple concepts, repetition and lots of movement.

Lapsit Storytime: (Newborn - age 2)
Provides babies with a first group experience in enjoying books, nursery rhymes, songs and fingerplays.

  • If your child is crying loudly, or otherwise distracting the group, please feel free to step out and regroup.
  • Don't forget to share the rhymes and activities you have learned during storytime throughout the day!
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