Our Herdwick lambs feature in their fourth adventure together in this week’s podcast in a story called “The Rescue.” The adventure was inspired by a true story where I read about a sheep in Wales getting stuck in a stream, unable to get out because of the weight of his sodden woolly coat.
Jared sings our first song where the rooster crows early in the morning. (In fact, it is the rooster crowing that awakens Fenton and sets off the whole Herdwick adventure.) It is a counting song, where you can count the “cock-a-doodles” for the time before the final “cock-a-doodle-doodle-doo.” This song works well with a group of children. I use a large die that each child rolls in turn, and we sing the number on the die for the time with the appropriate numbers of “cock-a-doodles.”
Anneliese sings the second song about mother animals searching for their little ones. I use this song as an opportunity to note that young animals often have a different name than the adults. Children find it amusing when they discover young goats are kids too! In the podcast, I give you an opportunity to think of your own animal (and sound) to add to the song.
This podcast is available to subscribers, who have access to four original podcasts every month, at the cost of only $35 for a whole year. If you are not a subscriber yet, you are welcome to listen to the sample podcast free of charge. This one is called RABBITS and can be found on the main page or by clicking “samples” on the menu.