Table of Contents

List of Figures  ix                                                          

Preface  xv                                                                           

Acknowledgments  xix                                                              

How to Use the Songs and CD xxi

CD Track Play List  xxiii                                            

                                                           

1: Sing a Song of Storytime ó Kids, Music and Programs  1

Children and Music: A Perfect Match  1

            References  2            

            Incorporating Music into Programs  2                              

Encouraging Tips for Reluctant Singers  4                        

Planning Programs  4

          Value of Themes  4

          Semi Theme-Based Programs  5

          Organizing the Elements  7

Name Tag Activities  8                                  

                        Quiet Down Fingerplays  9                     

                        Books  9                                                  

            Participation Activities  9                         

                        Magnetic and Prop Stories  10                    

                        Videos  10                                                           

            Crafts  10                                                            

Presenting Programs  10                                            

                        Be Prepared  11                                                                                      

                        Encourage Participation  11                                                                    

                        Maintain Crowd Control  12          

                                      

2:  Susan's Songbook  13

 

  1.     Apples  13      

  2.     Building a Snowman  14

  3.     Come and Join the Band  17                 

  4.     Come Join In  19    

  5.     Frog Surprise  20    

  6.     I Love Gloves  23       

  7.     Ice Cream  25                            

  8.     Iíll Listen  27    

  9.     Iím So Mad!  28  

10.      Itís Almost the Holidays  31  

11.      Iíve Got Wiggles  34

12.      Kitty Cat, Pounce  35                           

13.      Little Chicks  38  

14.      My Monster  41

15.      Oh, I See a Butterfly  43

16.      Picnic  46         

17.      Playing with My Parents  50

18.      Popcorn  51

19.      Rainbow Farm  54

20.      Roll the Snow  57  

21.      Searching for My Clothes  58 

22.      Somethingís Hiding in a Flower  61      

23.      Spring Flowers  65

24.      Stand Up  67  

25.      Strange Thing Happened to Me  68         

26.      Three Frogs on a Log  71  

27.      Turkey Cheer  74   

28.      U.S.A.  75     

29.      We Can  77  

30.      What Grows in My Garden?  80 

31.      Xs and Os  82      

32.      Zoo Animals  83    

 

3:  A Fresh Take on Favoritesó New Lyrics to Traditional Tunes  87

 

  1.     Before I Go to Bed  87                                          

  2.     Building a New House  88                     

  3.     Caps  89                     

  4.     Car Sounds  91         

  5.     Cars  92                     

  6.     Clowns Galore  93                     

  7.     Counting Sheep  94      

  8.     Crayon Box  95         

  9.     Crayons  96                    

10.     Do You Have a Ladybug?  98         

11.     Do You Know What Time It Is?  100         

12.     Earth Song  101         

13.     Fish Tank  102         

14.     Hooray for Winter!  104         

15.     I Am a Pirate, Itís True  105                     

16.     I Like  107         

17.     Iím a School Bus  108         

18.     In and Out the Doors  109         

19.     Kites  110                     

20.     Little Birds  112         

21.     My Bike  113                     

22.     Oh, I Work at the Zoo  114         

23.     Oh, Letís Sing a Song of Storytime  115         

24.     One Little Penguin  116          

25.     Penguin Baby  117         

26.     Possums  119        

27.     Pumpkins, Pumpkins  120         

28.     Round the World  121         

29.     Seashells  122         

30.     Shaker  124         

31.     Sing a Song of Storytime  125          

32.     Spring Is Here  126

33.     Stars  127        

34.     Summer Is  129         

35.     Toolbox  129

36.     Washing the Car  132         

37.     Wave Your Rainbow  133         

38.     We Are Going on a Bike Ride  135                   

39.     Youíre My Friend  136

 

4:  Traditional Songs, Camp Songs and Chants  137    

    

  1.     Aiken Drum  137                                           

  2.     Ants Go Marching  141                                            

  3.     Applesauce Chant  143                                                                                

  4.     Bingo  144                                                                       

  5.     Crazy Chant  147                                                           

  6.     Down on Grandpaís Farm  148                                       

  7.     Five Green Apples  150                                                 

  8.     I Like My Bike Chant  152                                                 

  9.     Magalena Hagalena  153                                               

                

5:  Stories that Sing!  155                

          Overview  155     

          Reference  155                         

                              

          Stories with Musical Refrains  155                                

  1.     Beautiful Monkey  155                                          

  2.     Bunny Hop Hop  158                                       

  3.     Joey Goes Fishing  161                                           

  4.     Nobody Loves Me  166                                        

 

          Story Songs  170                                              

  1.     Little Red Hen  170                                                 

  2.     Tiny Tina  173                 

 

6. Sources  177

Source A:  "Singable" Picture Books  177                           

Source B:  Recommended Recordings  186                  

Source C:  Resources for Program Planning  186           

 

Index of Picture Book Titles  189

Index of Storytime Themes  193  

Index of Picture Book Authors  195

About the Illustrator  197

About the Author  199

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