In this week’s story Kayla has friends over for a play date and does not want to include her little brother Mattie. She even calls him Mattie-complainer! This idea came from real life, when my sister used to call her little boy Mattie-complainer, because that’s what he did. A lot.
The first song is also a game. I usually play it with a scarf or piece of fabric that you hold in front of your face. When I sing “yes it is”, you pull the scarf away from your face. It is easy to put anyone’s name in the song. For very young children, I recommend a see-through scarf, or piece of fabric. This helps children pretend to hide, without feeling excluded.
Jared ends the podcast with a simple, short song called “Wake up you Sleepy Heads.” An easy sing-along.