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March 31, 2010

Bedtime Stories

Join us on Monday, April 5, at 7 p.m. for our monthly half-hour Bedtime Stories program. We'll sing, dance, learn some rhymes, hear some stories and then begin to calm down for a trip to Dreamland. The program is perfect for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and their grown-ups. No need to register; feel free to come in p.j.s, slippers and robes, and bring your favorite stuffed animal, blanket or other love object!

Posted by at 03:15 PM

Robin Songs

With the arrival of spring, we're seeing lots of robins around our area. In Tuesday's Circle Time, we read a book called My Spring Robin by Anne Rockwell, and danced to the song Rockin' Robin. Next week, we'll dance to another robin song called Red Robin. Read on to see the lyrics for these two songs.

Rockin' Robin
He rocks in the tree tops all day long
Hoppin' and a-boppin' and singing his song
All the little birdies on Jaybird Street
Love to hear the robin go tweet tweet tweet

Rockin' robin, tweet tweet tweet
Rockin' robin' tweet tweetly-tweet
Blow rockin' robin
'Cause we're really gonna rock tonight

Every little swallow, every chick-a-dee
Every little bird in the tall oak tree
The wise old owl, the big black crow
Flappin' their wings singing go bird go

Rockin' robin, tweet tweet tweet
Rockin' robin' tweet tweetly-tweet
Blow rockin' robin
'Cause we're really gonna rock tonight
Yeah yeah

Pretty little raven at the bird-band stand
Told them how to do the bob and it was grand
They started going steady and bless my soul
He out-bopped the buzzard and the oriol

He rocks in the tree tops all day long
Hoppin' and a-boppin' and singing his song
All the little birdies on Jaybird Street
Love to hear the robin go tweet tweet tweet

Rockin' robin, tweet tweet tweet
Rockin' robin' tweet tweetly-tweet
Blow rockin' robin
'Cause we're really gonna rock tonight.

Red Robin

When The Red, Red, Robin
Comes bob, bob, bobbin'
Along, along,
There'll be no more sobbin'
When he starts throbbin'
His old sweet song.
Wake up, wake up you sleepy head,
Get up, get up, get out of bed,
Cheer up, cheer up, the sun is red,
Live, love, laugh and be happy.
What if I've been blue,
Now I'm walkin' through
Fields of flow'rs,
Rain may glisten
But still I listen
For hours and hours.
I'm just a kid again, doin' what I did again,
Singing a song,
When The Red, Red, Robin
Comes bob, bob, bobbin' along.


Posted by at 03:13 PM

March 25, 2010

French Circle Time

Our French Circle Time, also known as Petites Chansons will take place on Saturday March 27 at 10 a.m. This is a half-hour earlier than the usual 10:30 a.m. start because we want to make sure everyone has time to get to the Takoma Park Easter Egg Hunt BEFORE it starts. The hunt, which takes place at Ed Wilhelm field very near the Library, starts at 11 a.m. sharp, and the eggs are usually all gathered in just a few minutes!

Posted by at 05:01 PM