Music and Dance Storytime @ HRL

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Music and Dance Picture Books to Share: 

You can find these books and more in our catalog under the tag: #let’sdance

Music and Dance Songs, Poems, and Fingerplays to Share:

Mi Cuerpo (My Body)
Mi cuerpo, mi cuerpo hace musica
Mi cuerpo, mi cuerpo hace musica
Mis manos hacen (clap, clap, clap)
Mis pies hacen (stomp, stomp, stomp)
Mi boca hace la la la
Mi cuerpo hace cha, cha, cha

My body, my body makin’ music sing
My body, my body makin’ music sing
My hands say (clap clap clap)
My feet say (stomp stomp stomp)
My mouth says (la la la)
My body says (cha cha cha!)

Let’s Get the Rhythm Rhyme

Let’s get the rhythm of our knees (x3)
If you please..
Let’s get the rhythm of our knees.

Let’s get the rhythm of our shoulders (x3)
Big boulders..
Let’s get the rhythm of our shoulders.

Let’s get the rhythm of our heads (x3)
Oh dread..
Let’s get the rhythm of our heads.

Let’s get the rhythm of our feet (x3)
How neat..
Let’s get the rhythm of our feet.

Old MacDonald Had a Band
Old Macdonald had a band, E I E I O
And in this band he had some shakers, E I E I O
With a shake, shake here and a shake, shake there
Here a shake, there a shake, everywhere a shake, shake
Old MacDonald had a band, E I E I O
Old Macdonald had a band, E I E I O
And in this band he had some rhythm sticks, E I E I O
With a tap, tap here and a tap, tap there
Here a tap, there a tap, everywhere a tap, tap
Old MacDonald had a band, E I E I O
Old Macdonald had a band, E I E I O
And in this band he had some scarves, E I E I O
With a wave, wave here and a wave, wave there
Here a wave, there a wave, everywhere a wave, wave
Old MacDonald had a band, E I E I O
Old Macdonald had a band, E I E I O
And in this band he had some bells, E I E I O
With a ring, ring here and a ring, ring there
Here a ring, there a ring, everywhere a ring, ring
Old MacDonald had a band, E I E I O

Come and Dance with Me
Come on and do a dance with me, it’s just a little step or two.
I’ll teach you how. We’ll start right now.
It’s a simple dance to do.
First you clap your hands, then you stomp your feet
It’s a simple dance to do.

Wait! I forgot to tell you! There’s another little step or two.
Turn around, And touch your toes.
Put it together!
Clap your hands, stomp your feet
Turn around, and touch your toes
It’s a simple dance to do!

Wait! I forgot to tell you! There’s another little step or two.
Pull your ears, and flap your arms
It’s a simple dance to do!
Clap your hands, and stomp your feet.
Turn around, and touch your toes.
Pull your ears, and flap your arms
It’s a simple dance to do

Wait! I forgot to tell you
There’s another step and then we’re through.
Stretch up high, all fall down.
Ready?
Clap your hands, stomp your feet
Turn around, and touch your toes
Pull your ears, and flap your arms
Now stretch up high, and all fall down.
It’s a simple dance to do!

Dancing With Bears
One two three, one two three
Dancing with bears
One two three, one two three,
Dancing ’round chairs
One two three, one two three
That’s what we’ll do
One two three, one two three
Dancing with you!

Dancing Sheep 
Shhh!  It’s time to go to sleep
  (put finger to mouth, pretend to sleep)
But into my bedroom one sheep creeps.
  (creep fingers)

“Don’t go to bed,” the one sheep said.
“I would rather dance instead!”

Soon he was…  (draw these words out)
Dancing on the ceiling!
  (move hands above head in “dancing” motion)
He was dancing on the floor!
  (move hands on floor as mentioned above)
He was dancing on the window!
  (move hands to one side)
He was dancing on the door!
  (move hands to other side)

He kept on…

Dancing on the ceiling!
  (sing faster)
He was dancing on the floor!
He was dancing on the window!
He was dancing on the door!
(repeat several times getting faster each time through)

“Stop that dancing, silly sheep.
It is time to go to sleep!”

Soon the sheep lay on the floor.
Soon the sheep began to snore.

So I started …  (draw these words out)
Dancing on the ceiling!
I was dancing on the floor!
I was dancing on the window!
I was dancing on the door!

Join us for storytime at one of our Handley Regional Library Branches this week!

Check the calendar for the dates and times of storytimes at your local branch library.

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