Monday, January 5, 2009

Winter Warm-Up!

Rage against what is potentially the bleakest month of the year by joining us for some rhythm, rhyme, and repetition. All through January we'll celebrate the joy of winter by...

On a Wintry Morning by Dori Chaconas
The First Day of Winter by Denise Fleming
When Winter Comes by Nancy Van Laan

Our counting song, "Ten snowflakes floating to the ground...icicles melting in the sun... snowballs flying through the air..."
For some active fun, get ready to march and bounce to "Knees Up Mother Brown!"

FINGER PLAYING: In honor of snowmen everywhere...
"Three Balls"
Here's a ball, (make ball with thumb and index finger)
And here's a ball. (make ball with arms stretched out in front and fingertips touching)
A great big ball, I see! (put arms up and touch fingers over head)
Shall we count them?
Are you ready?
One, Two, Three! (make all three balls in succession)

Finally, available after our group session, we'll have plenty of winter themed books for you to read with your child including, one of my favorites from childhood, The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats.

Looking forward to seeing everyone!

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