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Story Time in the Park: Leaves

Story Time in the Park: Leaves

For our final story time, we decided to look ahead a bit to the fall season.  We focused on a leaf theme and were surprised to find some red and yellow leaves dotting the ground around us. Song Time For songs, we did a few of the same songs as last year's Leaf Day including All the Leaves are the Falling Down (Tune of London Bridges) Do you see the colorful leaves (Tune of Muffin Man) Where is the Red Leaf (Tune of Where is Thumbkin?) Story Time I had a little trouble picking … [Read more...]

Story Time in the Park: Our Favorite Books

Story Time in the Park: Our Favorite Books

It is nearing the end of Story Time (sad!), and we decided to pull out a few of our own childhood favorites to share with the kids in the park.  It was tough deciding a favorite, especially since had used so many favorites in previous weeks, but we finally settled on a few. SONGS For song time, we did some old classics like such as: Open Close Them Wheels on the Bus If You're Happy and You Know It Eensy Weensy Spider The kids really enjoy these classic songs and even young kids … [Read more...]

Story Time in the Park: Dinosaurs

Story Time in the Park: Dinosaurs

DINOSAUR DAYS! I was especially excited about this story time in the park because it featured DINOSAURS!  My kids are both pretty crazy about dinosaurs and the kids at the park seemed to love them too!    I checked out quite a few dinosaur books from the library, but I had to narrow it down to two or three (books listed below).  For song time, I would have loved to sing the song "Dinosaur Walk", but it was a little too complicated for Story Time.  If you do a dinosaur theme at home, be sure to … [Read more...]

Preschool Story Time: Numbers and Counting

Preschool Story Time: Numbers and Counting

For this week's story time, we focused on books with numbers and counting as a central theme.    There are quite a few fingerplays and songs involving counting, so it was tough to choose just a few, but we did our best! SONG TIME 5 Little Fishes 5 Little Monkeys 10 Apples Up on Top (Tune of 10 Little Indians) 1,2 Buckle My Shoe STORY TIME  We started with Three Little Kittens.   We had been reading this book in my house for a few weeks (and even had a Mittens and Kittens day!), so … [Read more...]

Story Time in the Park: Rain

Story Time in the Park: Rain

Welcome to another Story Time post!  The weather is drying up a little bit, but during "Rain Day", it certainly looked like the storm clouds were brewing. Song Time To begin, we sang a few songs including: Rain Rain Go Away It's Raining, It's Pouring (the old man is snoring) The Eensy Weensy Spider httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3v0rJqyCTM You could also do: Mr. Sun, Mr. Sun (please come out and play) If All the Rain Drops httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sh1ZeWhAtRI Story … [Read more...]

Story Time in the Park: Birds

Story Time in the Park: Birds

Ever since we moved to our new house, there have been birds everywhere!  We even have a nesting dove in the kids window! Newly Hatched Baby Doves! At any rate, my kids were especially interested in the Bird-themed story time! SONGS Here's a few songs we did for bird week: Two Little Blackbirds Two little blackbirds sitting on a hill One name Jack and one named Jill Fly away Jack, Fly away Jill Come back Jack, Come back Jill  5 Little Ducks 5 Little Ducks went swimming one day Over … [Read more...]