What a Wonderful World

Here's a book for this week. I love singing this one with kids during circle time, and often we play it twice -- once we sing it, and...

Springtime Bird Songs

Here's a collection of songs and a poem about birds: The Two Little Birdies sitting on a Hill nursery rhyme (with some twists that make...

This Little Light of Mine

What do you do in times of chaos and pandemic??? Turn to some old spirituals, and let the musical power of Mavis Staples and Ella Jenkins...

Thanks a lot

I first learned this sweet song from Priscilla Herdman's children's album, but later discovered it was written by Raffi (of course he...

Silly songs for Preschoolers

A few songs to be silly about, just because! Song list: Hello Everybody, Shake the Sillies out, and Mairzie Doats -- with a baby goat...

Let's Go Riding in my Car!

Here's a classic Woody Guthrie song turned into a book that has been the most-requested song-book at ALL the preschools I sing with. Car...

Transportation!

We've been pretty warm and fuzzy with songs about critters and gardens. I think it's time to get singing about things with wheels!!! Song...

Froggy Went a Courtin'

Did you know the song Frog Went a'Courtin' is over 400 years old??? It made its way to North America with Scottish immigrants, and then...

Old McDonald had a Farm (on Orcas!)

Ok, so this was by far my favorite video to make, and will very probably always be a highlight! Is singing "Old McDonald Had a Farm" on...

Inch by Inch (the Garden Song)

The sweet classic song by David Marrett, with illustrations by Ora Eitan. And, just for kicks, here's John Denver in Birkenstocks,...

Garden songs

Those lucky enough to have yards during this quarantine time have been spending lots of time in them! My own garden has never been this...

The Itsy Bitsy Spider

Here's a fun full-body take on a classic, as well as the endearing book by Iza Trapini. One of my favorite things in the world is to be...

Songs about BUGS!

Here on Orcas Island we have had Glorious weather, and have all been out in our yards gardening. When I do that, do I sometimes find...

Brown Bear, Brown Bear

When I worked at a huge daycare center at a community college in CA, there was a teacher who sang this book to the kids..... I was always...

Hand clapping games

It is fabulous to see, even in this time of internet, Disney+, netflix, etc that hand clapping games can still provide so much joy and...

Bear Songs!

Here's a trio of songs with a spotlight on Bears. Song list: The Bear Went Over the Mountain, the Bear Hug song, and the #1 Preschool...

Place in the Choir

Here's a classic song from Bill Staines, beautifully illustrated by Kadir Nelson. Sometimes when I sing it I change it to say "All the...

Jungle Songs

This week are are heading into Africa for some favorites! Song list: Che Che Coole, Walking through the Jungle, and Pole Pole. A special...

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