Opening song: Hello song
This song was fun because it sings the alphabet three times through, getting a little bit faster each time. I was thankful for some of the older siblings in attendance, who helped the little ones get into it by singing along at top volume.
Song: If You'd Like to Read a Book
Book: Jazz Baby by Lisa Wheeler and R. Gregory Christie
Song: Session 1: The Wheels on the Bus; Session 2: The Wheels on the Bus
The jazz songs I used in the first session weren't very successful, so I didn't use as many in session 2.
Song: I'm a Little Teapot
Song: Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes (Session 2 only)
Book: A Tisket-A Tasket by Ella Fitzgerald, illustrated by Ora Eitan
I played Ella Fitzgerald singing this song, and turned the pages of the book along with it. I absolutely love the song, and though the book didn't 100% follow the recording I had, I think it still worked well. A little boy mourns the loss of the little yellow basket that held a letter for his mother. He's convinced a little girl took it, and spends the rest of the book searching for it. The song leaves us hanging, without ever finding out the fate of the basket, but the book resolves the ending, and we find out the little girl didn't take the basket at all - there were two yellow baskets all along.
Song: Session 1: Ten Little Monkeys; Session 2: Monkeys on the Bed
Book: Jazzmatazz by Stephanie Calmenson, illustrated by Bruce Degen
Song: There's a Little Wheel a-Turnin' in my Heart
Song: One, Two, I Love You (Numbers Are Our Friends) (Session 1 only)
Book: What a Wonderful World by George David Weiss and Bob Thiele, illustrated by Ashley Bryan
Goodbye Song: Skinnamarink