Movin’& Groovin’ Toddlers

WAHOO! Another dance party! This time with ages 2-4 🙂 This time, I remembered to take photos…. BUT, unfortunately, none of them turned out 🙁 I need to work on my photography skills!

As a reminder, the next round of storytimes starts up next week!

“Can’t Wait to Celebrate” from Jim Gill’s Irrational Anthem
“The Bean Bag” (with bean bags) from Hap Palmer’s Can a Jumbo Jet Sing the Alphabet?
“The Goldfish” (used our bean bags as pillow rocks) from The Best of the Laurie Berkner Band
“Baby Shark” from Pinkfong
“Very, Very Tall” from Old Town School of Folk Music’s Wiggleworms Love You
“Dancing Scarf Blues” (with scarves) from Carole Peterson’s Dancing Feet
“Dance, Freeze, Melt” (kept our scarves out for this one) from Mr. Eric and Mr. Michael’s Rockin’ Red
“Finger in the Air” from Miss Carole’s Baloney!
“I Know a Chicken” (with shakers) from Laurie Berkner’s Whaddaya Think of That?
“Shake with You” (with shakers) from Mr. Eric and Mr. Michael’s Bouncy Blue
 “Monster Mash” (with bubbles) from Halloween Jams Kids Dance Party         
 “Can’t Stop the Feeling” (freestyle/exit music) from Trolls: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

 

Baby Dance Party!

I’ve always wanted to do a dance party at the library… and today was my lucky day! I got to do a dance party with adorable babies! AND… I’ll get to do ANOTHER dance party with 2-4 year-olds later this month (Friday, October 19)!!! I used a lot of music I’ve never used before, too. So much FUN (but admittedly, a bit exhausting). I wish that I would have taken some photos.

“Can’t Wait to Celebrate” from Jim Gill’s Irrational Anthem

After our opening song, we warmed up with some action rhymes/songs. Demonstrations can be found on the Jbrary YouTube Channel. (You can click each rhyme title for a direct link to the demo.)

Tick Tock
Tick tock, tick tock.
(Shift weight of child from knee to knee)
I’m a little cuckoo clock
Tick tock, tick tock.
Now it’s striking one o’clock.
“Cuckoo!!”
(Lift child into air)
(Repeat with two and three o’clock, lifting two and three times)

We Wiggle and Wiggle and Stop
(Suit actions to words)
We wiggle and wiggle and stop
We wiggle and wiggle and stop
We wiggle and wiggle and wiggle and wiggle
and wiggle and wiggle and stop
We clap..
We bounce…
(Other suggestions: wave, shake, tickle, stomp, roll, etc.)

A Hippopotamus Got on a City Bus
(Lap Bounce)
A hip, a hip, a hippopotamus
Got on, got on, got on a city bus
And all, and all, and all the people said,
“You’re squishing us!” (Hug baby)
A cow, a cow, a cow got on the bus
And all, and all, and all the people said,
“Mooooove over!” (Lean to the side)
A sheep, a sheep, a sheep got on the bus
and all, and all, and all the people said,
“Baaaack up!” (Lean back)

Then, we got into the main section with our super fun baby dance playlist. There were movement songs, and we also busted out the scarves and shakers. And we ended with bubbles!

“Wheels on the Bus” from Cedarmont Kids Singers’ 100 Sing-Along-Songs for Kids, Vol. 1

“Baby Hop” from Kimbo Educational’s Diaper Gym

“Baby’s Hokey Pokey” from Georgiana Stewart’s/Kimbo Educational’s Baby Face

“Peek-a-Boo” (with scarves) from Georgiana Stewart’s/Kimbo Educational’s Baby Face

“Blow the Wind” (with scarves) from Carole Stephen’s Season Sings!

“Hip Hop Body Rock” (with shakers) from Mr. Eric and Mr. Michael’s Rockin’ Red

“Monster Mash” (with shakers) from Halloween Jams Kids Dance Party     

“Run Baby Run” from Caspar Babypants’ More Please!

“Can’t Stop the Feeling” (with bubbles) from Trolls: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack