Brrrr…it’s cold! The perfect time to build a snowman. Introduce clothing and parts of the body with “I’m A Little Snowman.”
“The Wheels on the Bus” is a popular american children’s nursury rhyme. This is a really popular song which kids just love to sing along to. The song introduces some great vocab and makes for a good ‘present simple’ lesson. The actions of the song are really easy and mimic what is happening in the song.
“Row, Row, Row Your Boat” is a popular american children’s nursury rhyme. The most common modern version is often sung as a round for four voice parts. The earliest printing of the song is from 1852, when the lyrics were published with similar lyrics to those used today, but with a very different tune. The modern tune was first recorded with the lyrics in 1881 in The Franklin Square Song Collection.
“The Grand Old Duke of York” (also sung as The Noble Duke of York) is an English children’s nursery rhyme, often performed as an action song. Like many popular nursery rhymes the origins of the song have been much debated and remain unclear. The catchy tune of this rhyme greatly facilitates its teaching.
Im A Little Teapot is a short and simple action song to sing with preschoolers. Originally, the song was written to help students master the “Waltz Clog” tap dance routine. Indeed, the song may be accompanied with actions: extending one arm in a curve like the spout, placing the other arm like the handle, and bending sideways to mimic pouring.
“Brother John” is a nursery rhyme of French origin traditionally sung in a round. Its original title is “Frère Jacques”. The song is about a monk who has overslept and is urged to wake up and sound the bell for the “matins”.
“Red and Yellow” is a colour song perfect for practicing colours identification with the kids.
“Five Little Shamrocks” is a number song for Saint Patrick’s Day. It is the perfect song for practicing numbers identification with the kids.
“Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” is a traditional children’s nursery rhyme about a star at least 250 years old! The full song speaking to the wonder that is the shining star and how it lights the way for travelers.
“Baa, Baa, Black Sheep” is an English nursery rhyme. The earliest surviving version dates from 1731. It is sung to a variant of the French melody “Ah ! Vous dirai-je maman”. Uncorroborated theories have been advanced to explain the meaning of the rhyme. In 1930, Katherine Elwes Thomas in The Real Personages of Mother Goose suggested the rhyme referred to resentment at the heavy taxation on wool.