Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Wee Read - Shake It Up


Early Literacy Tip: Welcome the opportunity to learn new words! Say the word out loud, then describe the meaning of the word and/or find a similar word.

Books

Songs/Rhymes
Hands Up High
Hands up high
Hands down low
Hide those hands,
Now where did they go?
One hand up, the other hand too.
Clap them, fold them, now we're through.
--Manly Library (this link will take you to a PDF version of their toddler songs)

Shake Your Eggs (with egg shakers)
Shake your eggs and shake them high.
Shake your eggs and shake them low.
Shake your eggs and shake them high.
Shake your eggs around you go.
--Librarian Lisa’s Storytimes

We Shake Our Shakers Together (with egg shakers)
Sung to: “The Bear Went Over the Mountain”
--Mother Goose on the Loose by Betsy Diamant-Cohen. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc., 2006.

Put Your Egg on Your Head (with shakers)
Sung to: “There’s a Spider on the Floor”
Put your egg on your head, on your head.
Put your egg on your head, on your head.
Put your egg on your head
Put your egg on your head.
Put your egg on your head, on your head.
continue with toes, tummy, etc.

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,
And you really want to show it,
If you’re happy and you know it,
Clap your hands.
Repeat with stomp your feet, shout hooray, do all three.
--Traditional

Dancing Up and Dancing Down
--Mother Goose on the Loose by Betsy Diamant-Cohen. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc., 2006.

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