songs

Name that Tune!

tv pictureDo you ever find yourself watching a television show when suddenly you hear a great song playing in the background or you hear a new song on the radio and you keep driving around the block to discover the artist?

Well, the next time that happens, check out a few free apps and websites that will find the song and artist in just a few clicks. You can even find songs you hear in advertisements.  

 

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CD Playlist for Families

 

 

 

 

Summer is almost here, and I realize that many of you will be planning a "road trip."  In my world, there is only thing more important than the GPS and that is my music list.  Here is a list of tunes that both you and your children will enjoy.  

 

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Five Green and Speckled Frogs...

...sat on a speckled log, eating some most delicious bugs. Yum! Yum! 

This week we are featuring another flannel board song.  We hope you enjoy watching "5 Green and Specked Frogs" but be warned.   The tune has a way of sticking in your head all day long!

 

 

 

 

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Basic Math Concepts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Many children's songs and fingerplays help reinforce basic math concepts. Whenever possible, I incorporate objects that the children can count or other  visual images such as graphs. This not only makes the information easier for children to understand but also allows me to introduce vocabulary. 

At home, parents can help their children by creating activities and games to talk about math. Take children on a nature walk and allowing them to collect items such as, small stones, sea shells or leaves.

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Love Comes In All Sizes

Valentine's Day is right around the corner and it is a holiday that is celebrated by people of all ages. So, I wanted to share a few items that you might enjoy reading together as a family.

I would also like to recommend, checking with your local HCPL Branch Library,  to see what activities or holiday storytime programs they may have to offer. 




 

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Music Education

Ever find yourself stuck trying to come up with good songs to add to your playlist?  These books will lead you to some of the best recordings ever made.  Use these guides to recall your favorites and discover some new tunes along the way:

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Pre-School Storytime Songs this Week

As many of you know, Ms Susan is on vacation this week, and I had the opportunity to cover her programs. One of the songs we sang, was the "Letter Sound Song."  I like to teach this song to children who already have mastered letter recognition skills, which is the ability to recognize and name the letters in our alphabet.

Below are the words to the song and a suggested book that will pair nicely with it. Please be aware that this song only works with consonant  and short vowel sounds. Therefore, you will want to avoid using blends and long vowels. Examples of how letters sound.

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Music @ Storytime

I use music in my storytimes because it supports the developmental and emotional needs of young children. Music is a universal language that everyone can appreciate. 

I hope that you are able to visit one of our programs, but if you are unable to make it, I would like  to encourage you to try a few new songs and fingerplays at home. Below are some favorites that the children enjoy.

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Fall Songs and Fingerplays

 
 
Music and fingerplays are a huge part of the storytime experience.  Below are a few seasonal tunes that you may enjoy during our programs. 
  
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