A Tune for Tuesday: Gogo

Gogo from “Too-da-la” CD by Kindermusik Available from Kindermusik.com/ en/albums/219-too-da-la When your class needs a little silliness to work off some steam, “Gogo” is perfect. This is an African movement/dance song. The motions are fun and there’s even a part where children can make a funny face! I usually make extra-silly faces myself to amuse and […]

Once Upon a Monday: Peepsqueak Wants a Friend

Peepsqueak Wants a Friend by Leslie Ann Clark I just discovered this story recently and my students love it! All of the other chicks in the farmyard are in 2’s (they each have a friend) but Peepsqueak is only 1. He goes off to look for a friend, telling each pair of friends (I sing this to the […]

Fun Fun Friday: Birthday Edition!

Birthdays bring out a lot of fun and funny comments and conversations! First child: Saturday’s my birthday! Second child: No, it isn’t! First child: Yeah it is! Second child: No, your party’s on Saturday! First Child: Then when’s my birthday? Second Child: Today!   Child: It’s my birthday today! Me: Happy Birthday! How old are you? […]

Fun Fun Friday: Vacation Edition!

Every Friday this blog will be devoted to the wonderfully fun things young children say and do. Today: Special Vacation Edition!   Me: Where’s Marco today? Child: He’s on vacation. Other Child: No, he’s not! He’s getting married! Third Child: No, he’s not! His uncle’s getting married! First Child: Well, he’s still on vacation!   […]

A Thought for Thursday: “Shake Up Your Curriculum With Rhythm Instruments”

This article of mine originally appeared in Early Childhood News: ”Shake Up” Your Music Curriculum With Rhythm Instruments! By Abigail Connors  As an early childhood professional, you’re well aware of the seemingly insatiable need of children to express themselves by making noise – a lot of noise! Rhythm instruments provide a uniquely effective way to […]