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Episode 4: Herdwick Lambs

Our Herdwick lambs feature in their fourth adventure together in this 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 wooly coat.

In our first song 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.”

The second song is 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, you have an opportunity to think of your own animal to add to the song.

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