“The Owl Song” from the Lynn Kleiner CD
“More Kids Make Music, Babies Make Music Too” available on iTunes
Yes, isn’t that a cute picture of a baby owl I found? Lots of fall-themed stories seem to feature owls, and I find this song is a nice tie-in.
It’s one of those songs, like “Little Peter Rabbit” and “My Hat, It Has Three Corners,” in which one word is left out each time the song is repeated, and a motion takes its place. For instance, instead of singing the word “nose,” children point to their noses.
It’s a cute and fun song. I have two caveats, though: it’s too hard for toddlers and twos, and some kindergarten groups may find it too babyish, since it has a very simple tune. For those threes and fours in between, though, it’s engaging and encourages careful listening.
The recording also features sounds like drumbeats to emphasize the missing words, which may help children to follow along.