Herdwick Lambs

Podcast 4: Herdwick Lambs


  • SONG: Everybody Sing With Me
  • SONG: Early In The Morning
  • STORY: The Rescue
  • SONG: The Mother Sheep

In this fourth podcast in the Herdwick series, our lambs have another adventure together 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.

In our song  “Early in the Morning” 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 last 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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