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See ya later alligator, after awhile crocodile! Today we read stories and rhymes about our green friends that live in the swamp!

Books:
Very Boring Alligator – Jean Gralley
There’s An Alligator Under My Bed – Mercer Mayer
For Pete’s Sake – Ellen Stoll Walsh
Egad, Alligator! – Harriet Ziefert

Songs and Rhymes: (Words in Songs and Rhymes Index)
Shake My Sillies Out
Five Little Monkeys
Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes
I Have a Little Gator
Down By the Bay
Itsy Bitsy Spider
Wiggles
The Wheels on the Bus
Alligator, Alligator
If You’re Happy and You Know It
Goodbye Song

Music used: Storytime playlist
Animal Sounds – The Aggrolites (Yo Gabba Gabba)
Furry, Happy Monsters – R.E.M. (Sesame Street version)
1…2…3…4… – Feist (Sesame Street version)
We’re Going to the Zoo – Raffi
Banana! – The Aggrolites (Yo Gabba Gabba)
Rubber Ducky – Sesame Street
Bananaphone! – Raffi
Shake My Silles Out – Raffi
Down By the Bay – Raffi

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Today we read stories about adorable baby animals – how they get around, how they play, and how they go to sleep!

Books:
Babies on the Go – Linda Ashman
Hush Little Ones – John Butler
Kiss Kiss! – Margaret Wild & Bridget Strevens Marzo

Songs and Rhymes: (Words in Songs and Rhymes Index)
Welcome Song
This is the Way We…
10 Little Fingers
Jack in the Box
The Elephant Goes
Put Your Hands Up High
Kissing Rhyme
Zoom!
Head and Shoulders
Itsy Bitsy Spider
Clap Your Hands
Teddy Bear Teddy Bear
Goodbye Song

Music used: Songs for 1s and 2s – Tom Glazer

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We were feeling quite silly today, so silly stories and silly songs were just what we needed!

Books:
The Cow That Laid an Egg – Andy Cutbill
Silly Sally – Audrey Wood
Tumble Bumble – Felicia Bond
Animals should definitely not wear clothing. – Judi Barrett

Songs and Rhymes: (Words in Songs and Rhymes Index)
Shake My Sillies Out
Wiggles
Wheels on the Bus
Down By the Bay
Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes
Silly Song
Itsy Bitsy Spider
I’m a Little Teapot
Hokey Pokey
Goodbye Song

Music used: Storytime playlist
Animal Sounds – The Aggrolites (Yo Gabba Gabba)
1…2…3…4… – Feist (Sesame Street version)
We’re Going to the Zoo – Raffi
Banana! – The Aggrolites (Yo Gabba Gabba)
Bananaphone! – Raffi
Shake My Silles Out – Raffi
Down By the Bay – Raffi

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Trains! – Baby Storytime

Toot, toot! Today we chugged and puffed our way through some great stories and rhymes about trains!

Books:
I Love Trains! – Philemon Sturges
Freight Train (big book) – Donald Crews
A Train Goes Clickety-Clack – Jonathan London

Songs and Rhymes: (Words in Songs and Rhymes Index)
Welcome Song
Head and Shoulders
The Wheels on the Bus
This is a Choo Choo Train
Zoom!
Merry Duke of York
Put Your Hands Up High
Let’s Go Riding in an Elevator
Train Rhyme
This is the Way We…
Itsy Bitsy Spider
Clap Your Hands
If You’re Happy and You Know It
Goodbye Song

Music used: Happy Rhythms and Rhymes – Tom Glazer

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Spring is in the air! It’s been Spring for awhile here in Arizona already, but today we celebrated it officially with colorful stories about flowers and animals!

Books:
Cold Little Duck, Duck, Duck – Lisa Westberg Peters
Where is Spring? – Yang-Huan
Planting a Rainbow (Big Book) – Lois Ehlert
Wake Up, It’s Spring! – Lisa Campbell Ernst

Songs and Rhymes: (Words in Songs and Rhymes Index)
Shake My Sillies Out
Spring Wind
Five in the Bed
Baby Bumblebee
Itsy Bitsy Spider
Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes
Five Little Flowers
Down By the Bay
I’m a Little Teapot
If You’re Happy and You Know It
Goodbye Song

Music used: Raffi compilation

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Mice! – Baby Storytime

Squeak, squeak! Today we shared stories about mice!

Books:
Maisy Big, Maisy Small – Lucy Cousins
The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear – Don & Audrey Wood
Mouse Mess – Linnea Riley

Songs and Rhymes: (Words in Songs and Rhymes Index)
Welcome Song
Wheels on the Bus
Head and Shoulders
Let’s Go Riding in an Elevator
Cheek, Chin
This is the Way…
Peekaboo!
Itsy Bitsy Spider
Zoom!
Jack-in-the-Box
Clap Your Hands
Put Your Hands Up High
If You’re Happy and You Know It
Goodbye Song

Music used: Songs for 1s and 2s – Tom Glazer

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Bugs, bugs, bugs! We shared books, songs, and a flannel story all about the little creepy crawlies in our own backyards!

Books:
I Love Bugs – Philemon Sturges
In the Tall, Tall Grass – Denise Fleming
The Very Lonely Firefly – Eric Carle
The Eensy-Weensy Spider – Mary Ann Hoberman

Flannel Story:
Charlie C the Centipede (from Yo Gabba Gabba)

Songs and Rhymes: (Words in Songs and Rhymes Index)
Shake My Sillies Out
Bugs
Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes
Ants Go Marching
Down By the Bay
Insect Song
I’m a Little Teapot
Baby Bumblebee
If You’re Happy and You Know It
Goodbye Song

Music used: Raffi compilation

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