WORLD

I am very privileged to be fully vaccinated and generally operate within a community of friends who are also vaccinated. For us life is just beginning to get back to normal. We are getting together with friends at the weekend – outside if the weather is good, but are comfortable being inside together if we need to be.

Large parts of the world are not so lucky. There are many countries with little or no vaccinations as yet. While covid is rampant in some areas, the chances for new variants increases, and our vaccines may not be so effective. We need to vaccinate across the world, for until most are vaccinated, none of us are safe.

UNDERESTIMATE

I’m finally getting back to my covid alphabet!!

A short message – don’t underestimate the power of music. We all need music in our lives. Move to music. Listen to music. Sing along with music. And most important – give music to your little ones. There are many sources of music – but your own voice should be your number one choice for your children. Sing with them. Don’t know what to sing? Start with my free FAMILY MUSIC PODCASTS. Once you discover how easy it is, singing will become part of your daily lives.

FAMILY MUSIC 107

Hello friends – here is FAMILY MUSIC podcast 107 and this time you will find:

LET’S SING HELLO TOGETHER

I CAN BUILD A SNOWMAN

SNOW IS FALLING

WHAT SHALL WE DO (UP)

WHEELS ON THE BUS

I’M A LITTLE TEAPOT

WITH MY HEAD (UP)

JIM ALONG (STICKS)

TWINKLE, TWINKLE (STICKS)

TONAL PATTERNS (MIC)

1-2-3-(ECHO)

GOODBYE

Enjoy!!

FAMILY MUSIC 106

Hello friends – here is our FAMILY MUSIC podcast 106 for you to enjoy with your little one(s) whenever and as often as you like!

Enjoy!

It’s quite a long one this week – 20 minutes – so don’t worry if your little one can’t handle all of it at once. That’s the beauty of these podcasts, you can use them as best fit your needs, repeating parts and skipping past other parts.

THIS WEEK:

WILL YOU SING HELLO WITH ME

HURRY, HURRY, DRIVE THE FIRE TRUCK

LITTLE ARABELLA MILLER

I SEE SOMEBODY WEARING ____ (COLORS)

DUPLE RHYTHM PATTERNS (ECHO)

WALKING, WALKING, WALKING (UP)

HOKEY, POKEY (UP)

TROT, TROT, TROT (STICKS)

TAP YOUR STICKS (STICKS)

1,2,3 (ECHO)

I WENT TO THE FARM

GOODBYE

FAMILY MUSIC 105

Each week, on the FAMILY MUSIC podcast I use tapping sticks. On the podcast I suggest alternatives to use if you don’t have any – but they are incredibly easy to make. Simply cut two 7″ pieces from a 3/4″ dowel, sand the ends and you’re good to go. Research has shown this diameter and length work well. (You do NOT want long sticks!)

Here is the link:

And here’s what’s on the podcast:

HELLO, HELLO, HELLO

I’M A LITTLE TEAPOT

RAIN, RAIN, GO AWAY

I LIKE DINOSAURS

TONAL PATTERNS (ECHO)

STOMP, CRASH (UP)

I’VE GOT MY WALKING SHOES ON (UP)

I HEAR THE MILL WHEEL (STICKS)

TAP, TAP, TAP YOUR STICKS (STICKS)

COUNTING SONG (ECHO)

GOODBYE

 

FAMILY MUSIC 104

Here’s the fourth FAMILY MUSIC recording  – made so you can sing along with me at your own convenience whenever you are ready! On this week’s recording:

HELLO, HELLO, HELLO

THE WHEELS ON THE BUS

I’M A LITTLE TEAPOT

MAJOR TONAL PATTERNS                            (ECHO)

I’VE GOT MY WALKING SHOES ON           (UP)

HEAD, SHOULDERS                                          (UP)

TAP YOUR STICKS                                             (STICKS)

TWINKLE, TWINKLE                                         (STICKS)

ONE LITTLE, TWO LITTLE, THREE LITTLE FINGERS

TEN LITTLE FINGERS                                        (RHYME)

GOODBYE

Enjoy!