- Beat Motion "Keeping the Beat #23"- Find ways to show the beat of the music on your body. Parents copy child. Child copy parents.
- Pitch Exploration "Propeller"- Pretend that you are sending a propellor to fly into the sky. Trace the path it flies with your voice and copy each other.
- Echo Song "Down by the Bay"- Sing each line of the song parent echoing child. Try again with child echoing parent.
- Simple Song "Fais Dodo"- Sing together, alone, take turns singing a verse, while showing how many friends on hand.
- Movement Exploration (body part leading) "Making Circles"- Make a circle with one finger. Make the same motion with your wrist, then elbow, shoulder, whole top of your body, etc. Try initiating a different motion this time like tapping or swinging.
- Movement for Form and Expression "Move It #5"- Have your child show you the choreographed moves to this song. Perform together.
- Arioso "Moo"- Oh no! You turned into a singing cow! Can you make up your own cow song? You can only use the word "Moo"!
- Beat Motion "Cobbler, Cobbler"- Sing song and add movements.
- Songtale "Father Grumble"- Listen to the story together and follow along. Try to sing the story together.
Song Lyrics and Recordings
- Beat Motion "Keeping the Beat #23"-
- Pitch Exploration "Propeller"- no lyrics or recordings needed
- Echo Song "Down by the Bay"-
Down by the bay
Where the watermelons grow
Back to my home
I dare not go
For if I do
My mother would say
**Enter rhyme here like "Did you ever see a bear coming his hair?"
Down by the Bay!
- Simple Song "Fais Dodo"-
Fais dodo, and let us go dreaming
Fais dodo, come dreaming with me.
- Movement Exploration (body parts) "Making Circles"-
Music- Any music of your choice, here's what I like- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUQHGpxrz-8
- Movement for Form and Expression "Move It #5"-
The kids know this one as the one where we play in the leaves in our back yard.
- Arioso "Moo"-
- Beat Motion "Cobbler, Cobbler"-
Lyrics to song-
Cobbler, cobbler, mend my shoe
Have it done by half past two
Too ra, Loo ra, Loo
Half past two is much to late
Have it done by half past eight
Too ra, Loo ra, Loo
- Songtale "Father Grumble"-
There was an old man who lived in the woods as you can plainly see
Who said he could do more work in a day than his wife could do in three
"If that be so," the old woman said. "Then this you must allow."
"That you should do my work for a day while I go drive the plow."
“But you must milk the Tiny cow, for fear she should go dry,
And you must feed the little pigs that are within the sty.
And you must watch the bracket hen or she'd lay astray,
And you must wind the reel of yarn that I spun yesterday.”
The old woman took the staff in her hand and went to drive the plow.
The old man took the pail in his hand and went to milk the cow.
But Tiny hinched and Tiny flinched and Tiny cocked her nose.
And Tiny gave the man such a kick that blood ran down his toes.
‘Twas, “Hey my good cow,” and “Ho my good cow,” and “Now my good cow stand still,”
If I ever milk this cow again, ’twill be against my will.”
And when he milked the tiny cow for fear she should go dry,
Then went to feed the pigs that are within the sty,
And then he watched the bracket hen for fear she’d lay astray,
But he forgot the reel of yarn his wife spun yesterday.
He swore by all the leaves on the tree and all the stars in heaven,
That his wife could do more work in a day than he could do in seven.