First 5 Years

Opposites!

Opposites: Big dog and little dogUp and down!  Big and little!  Play with opposites in these stories, songs and fingerplays.  



Babies

Book Jacket: Big, Little
Little, Big
by Leslie Patricelli
ISBN: 0763619515
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Song: "Up, Up, Up"
(Sing to the tune of "Here We Go Looby Loo.")
 
Here we go up, up, up, (raise baby’s hands high)
Here we go down, down, down. (lower baby’s hands)
Here we go up, up, up, (raise baby’s hands high)
Here we go round, round, round. (roll baby’s hands around)

Toddlers

Video: "Open, Shut Them"

 

Book Jacket: How Do Dinosaurs Go Up and Down
How Do Dinosaurs Go Up and Down: A Book of Opposites
by Jane Yolen; illustrated by Mark Teague
ISBN: 9780545279420
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Fingerplay: "Open, Shut Them"
Open, shut them. (open & close hands)
Open, shut them. (open & close hands)
Give a little clap, clap, and clap. (clap hands)
Open, shut them. (open & close hands)
Open, shut them. (open & close hands)
Put them in your lap. (put hands in your lap)
   
Creep them, creep them, (creep fingers up body)
Creep them, creep them, (creep fingers up body)
Right up to your chin.  (gently pull chin downward)
Open up your little mouth, (open mouth)
But do not let them in. (quickly run fingers back down to tummy)

Preschoolers

The Foot Book
The Foot Book
by Dr. Seuss
ISBN: 0394809378
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Action Song: "Hokey Pokey"
(Video of tune)

You put your right hand in,
You put your right hand out,
You put your right hand in
And you shake it all about!
You do the hokey-pokey
And you turn yourself around.
That's what it's all about!
Repeat with left hand.

You put your arms up,
You put your arms down,
You put your arms up,
And you shake them all about!
You do the hokey-pokey
And you turn yourself around.
That’s what it’s all about!

You put your left foot in,
You put your left foot out,
You put your left foot in
And shake it all about!
You do the hokey-pokey
And you turn yourself around.
That’s what it’s all about!
Repeat with right foot.

You make yourself tall,
You make yourself small,
You make yourself tall,
And you shake it all about!
You do the hokey-pokey
And you turn yourself around.
That’s what it’s all about!

You jump your whole self in,
You jump your whole self out,
You jump your whole self in,
And you shake it all about!
You do the hokey-pokey
And you turn yourself around.
That’s what it’s all about!