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Songs for Fall 2014

Here are some new Autumn songs we’ve been singing this Fall:

Autumn Leaves are Falling Down (to tune of London Bridge is Falling Down)

Autumn leaves are falling down, falling down, falling down.

Autumn leaves are falling down, down down on the ground.

(Children are standing, and holding their arms up high with their fingers wiggling like the leaves falling down. Begin to Crouch down until they are as low as possible.)

Rake them up and make a pile, make a pile, make a pile.

Rake them up and make a pile, guaranteed to make you smile.

(Children stand up and pretend to rake the leaves. They stop raking and sing” guaranteed to make you smile” while holding their fingers to their lips in a smile.)

Jump into the pile of leaves, pile of leaves, pile of leaves

Jump into the pile of leaves, taking turns if you please.

(Children jump up and down. They stop jumping and sing “taking turns if you please” nice and strong.) 

Autumn leaves are falling down, falling down, falling down

Autumn leaves are falling down, down down on the ground.

(Children are standing, and holding their arms up high with their fingers wiggling like the leaves falling down. Begin to Crouch down until they are as low as possible.)

Five Little Leaves (To tune of 5 Little Ducks Went Out to Play)

Five little leaves so bright today (Hold up five fingers.)

Were dancing about on a tree this way. (Dance in place.)

The wind came blowing through the town, (Sway with the wind.)

And one little leaf came tumbling down. (Gently tumble to the ground.)

Falling, Falling, Falling Leaves

(Tune: Twinkle Little Star)

Falling, Falling, Falling Leaves (flutter fingers)

Mother Nature, did you sneeze? (sneeze aaachooo)

Red ones, yellow ones, orange and brown,

Big ones, little ones on the ground.

Falling, Falling, Falling Leaves, (flutter fingers)

Mother Nature did you sneeze? (sneeze aaachooo)

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Storytime in the Park

Storytime in the Park

Storytime in the Park is a success! My first Storytime in the Park only had 45 people in attendance, but numbers have increased exponentially. I had 130 people attend the storytime at TRUE in the Trees Park!

I only have 3 Storytime in the Park events left. Here’s the schedule:

Wednesday, July 30 at Marine Peace Park at 10:30

Wednesday, August 6 at Jackson Park in North Canoe (or North Canoe Elementary school if Jackson Park is still under construction) at 10:30

Wednesday, August 13 at Jackson Park (or Canoe Beach if Jackson Park is still not ready) at 10:30.

If it rains on any of those days, storytime will be held at the Salmon Arm library instead.

Hope to see you there!

 

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Saturday Storytime & Storytime in the Park

Storytime for the summer has changed. First, there is no ToddlerTime on Thursdays until September. Next, Saturday storytime is now at 10:30 instead of 11:00. Here’s the schedule for Saturdays:

  • July 5 at 10:30 (SRC activity follows at 11:00)
  • July 12 at 10:30 (SRC activity follows at 11:00)
  • July 19 NO STORYTIME
  • July 26 at 10:30 (SRC activity follows at 11:00)
  • August 2 at 10:30 (SRC activity follows at 11:00)
  • August 9 at 10:30 (NO SRC activity follows)

And lastly, Wednesday’s storytime is at 10:30 and run in various parks throughout the community. Here is the schedule of dates and locations:

  • July 2 at Blackburn Park – 681 10 Avenue Southwest
  • July 9 at Fletcher Park – 450 2 Avenue Northeast
  • July 16 at TRUE in the Trees Park (Near the College) – 2552 Trans Canada Highway NE
  • July 23 at Field of Dreams Park – 250 30 Street Southeast
  • July 30 – Marine Peace Park (by the wharf) – 750 Marine Park Drive Northeast
  • August 6 – Jackson Park (in Canoe) – Across from the North Canoe Hall at 7210 – 51 Street NE
  • August 13 – Jackson Park (in Canoe) – Across from the North Canoe Hall at 7210 – 51 Street NE

 

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ToddlerTime on January 30, 2014 Cancelled

ToddlerTime on January 30th will be cancelled due to our annual Salmon Arm Early Years Fair 2014 at the Downtown Activity Centre. I will be there doing face painting and telling stories, so be sure to bring your little ones to my booth.

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Must Be Santa!

At Storytime on Wednesday, I read/sang  Must Be Santa by Tim Moore (illustrated by Pete Whitehead). As I read/sang the story/song I dressed as Santa. The kids loved it! As they swarmed for their hand stamps at the end of the program, an adorable little 3 year old said, “Thanks, Santa!”

It’s amazing how quickly I was able to morph from children’s librarian to Santa Claus in the eyes of these little ones. So fun!

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Song Lyrics for Storytime

Stand Up

Words: Glenna Tate Holbrook    Music: Marjorie Castleton Kjar

I will stand up when “stand up” is said,
Place my hands on top of my head,
Bend down low and touch the floor,
Shake my hands (one, two, three, four),
Hands on hips and turn around,
Give a smile, and then sit down.

Do As I’m Doing

Words: Anon.   Music: Folk Style

Do as I’m doing;
Follow, follow me!
Do as I’m doing;
Follow, follow me!
If I do it high or low,
If I do it fast or slow,
Do as I’m doing;
Follow, follow me!
Do as I’m doing;
Follow, follow me!

Hinges

Words: Aileen Fisher      Music: Jeanne P. Lawler, b. 1924

I’m all made of hinges, ’cause ev’rything bends
From the top of my neck way down to my ends.
I’m hinges in front, and I’m hinges in back;
But I have to be hinges, or else I would crack!

Five Little Lollipops

Five sticky lollipops fixed on sticks
Take a sticky lollipop and lick lick lick
Four sticky lollipops fixed on sticks
Take a sticky lollipop and lick lick lick
Three sticky lollipops fixed on sticks
Take a sticky lollipop and lick lick lick
Two sticky lollipops fixed on sticks
Take a sticky lollipop and lick lick lick
One sticky lollipop fixed on a stick
Take a sticky lollipop and lick lick lick
No sticky lollipops fixed on sticks
No sticky lollipops to lick lick lick

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ToddlerTime Songs

I’m back! Actually, I was never gone. I was just busy doing other things here at the library. However, several of you are requesting lyrics to the songs we sing at ToddlerTime which means it’s time to blog again!

Here are the three most unfamiliar songs:

Lily the Ladybug by Marnie Grey

There was a little ladybug Lily was her name.

A lovely little ladybug, very, very tame.

Her spotted wings went flap, flap, flap.

She flew around the garden, and she landed in my lap.

She crawled down to my knees. She tickled my toes.

She flew around my head, and she landed on my nose.

 

Two Little Snicker Snakes by Marnie Grey (to the tune of Twinkle Little Star)

Two little snicker snakes peeking through the grass.

One named Kevin. The other named Kass.

Slip away Kevin. Slip away Kass.

Come back Kevin. Come back Kass.

Two little snicker snakes peeking through the grass.

One named Kevin. The other named Kass.

 

Popcorn Popping by Georgia W. Bello

I looked out the window, and what did I see?

Popcorn popping on the apricot tree!

Spring had brought me such a nice surprise,

Blossoms popping right before my eyes.

I could take an armful and make a treat,

A popcorn ball that would smell so sweet.

It wasn’t really so, but it seemed to be

Popcorn popping on the apricot tree.