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Sing “Sing” With Me!

I got a my very own green screen! Of course, I barely know how to use it. Nothing fancy this week – just a color background with a border. :) But more fun to come….

I’m also very excited about this week’s song – I’ve been wanting to do this one for ages, but it’s very difficult on guitar. And then Rachel wrote and asked me if I’d do this, and I started practicing on my ukulele.  It’s definitely far from perfect, but the sentiment of and message of this song is so joyful and I figured I’d go with what Joe Raposo said…”Don’t worry that it’s not good enough, for anyone else to hear…just sing….” So – I went for it!

Here’s the lyrics in case you want to sing along:

Sing, sing a song
Sing out loud, sing out strong.
Sing of good things not bad.
Sing of happy, not sad.

Sing, sing a song.
Make it simple, to last your whole life long.
Don’t worry that it’s not good enough
for anyone else to hear.
Just sing. Sing a Song.

La la la la la, la la la la la la
la la la la la la la

La la la la la, la la la la la la
la la la la la la la

Enjoy singing out loud and out strong!!

xoxo

Nina

Pat-A-Cake

This is one of those “I wonder why I hadn’t done this sooner” videos. :)

Not sure how this much time passed without me doing the classic, Pat-A-Cake. but it did.

In this video we do it a total of four times in a row – two times with the usual “straight” beat, and then two times with a Miss-Nina-Funky-Beat.

I think your kids will enjoy it – and maybe you will too!

Hit play and get your pat-a-cake groove on!

xoxo

Miss Nina

Sing-Along Friends!

Hello everyone!

Hope you’re doing well and having a great week so far.

I’m happy to report that I just got back from a very rejuvenating vacation (Yay for beaches! Yay for family time!), AND am starting a brand new job (at Gymboree Play & Music in Manhattan – back to where Miss Nina was “born”!). Fun stuff!!

But once again, a limited amount of time for videos. So, for this week, I’ve got another fun playlist for you. Your kids will love this one – Piper does! This is a playlist of all interactive, sing-along songs by other YouTube-ers who do similar things to what I do. Here’s the list of the people and songs included on this 10 video playlist:

  1. Happy & You Know It – Miss Nina
  2. The Turtle Song – Suzi Shelton (Sing With Suzi series)
  3. Old MacDonald – Patty Shukla (Mommy & Me Channel)
  4. Shoo Fly – Alina Celeste
  5. ABC Song – MotherGoose Club Playhouse
  6. Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes – Debbie Doo
  7. Finger Family (Daddy Finger) – Katie Cutie Kids TV
  8. Apples & Bananas – The Wiggles
  9. Five Little Ducks – Little Story Bug
  10. Hurry, Hurry! Start The Firetruck – Miss Nina

Just click the photo above and you’ll start with the first video on the list and the next 9 will play automatically. Or head on over to YouTube to check out the playlist.

Feel free to share this post, playlist or my most recent email with your friends via email, Facebook, Twitter or whatever your preference is! And then be sure and check out all of the above artists’ YouTube Channels for more sing-along fun. You can’t ever have too many sing-alongs! :)

Have a wonderful week and I’ll see you next time! xoxo

Ain’t It Great To Be Crazy?

Summer’s drawing to a close….kind of. Here in the Northeastern US many don’t head back to school until after Labor Day in September. But I’ve seen a few back-to-school photos in my Facebook feed from other areas of the country.

So, although the new beginnings are on my mind, I still can’t get this one summer camp song out of my head! Apparently, the version I learned is actually a couple of different songs put together – but it all works because every part of the song is, well, crazy. And, ain’t it great to be crazy?! :)

I’m sure you’ll know some, if not all, of this one. So grab your kiddo, and sing-along!

xoxo

Miss Nina

Poison Ivy Playlist

Okay – that’s not really the name of the playlist – it’s the cause for me making one.

I have poison ivy in the crease of my arm (making strumming a guitar VERY uncomfortable), and on my face. Ugh. Yes – on my FACE.  Trust me – you don’t want to see me in a video this week. :)

So – I got a little help from my friends and colleagues in the Kindie World. Kind –  Kids + Indie = Kindie Music. I’ve got a playlist her for you with some of my faves, and there are plenty, plenty more great artists out there making fun, fabulous music for families. I’ll add more to this playlist over time. But for now, here’s 14 videos – new, old and some favorites of mine. I list them below by band name first and the song title:

  1. The Pop-Ups – Potty – Make It A Puppet (from their new video series)
  2. Recess Monkey – Grandma’s House
  3. Justin Roberts & The Not Ready For Nap Time Players – Obsessed By Trucks
  4. The Suzi Shelton  Band – Go, Fire Truck, Go!
  5. The Stacey Peasley Band – Summer Day
  6. Joanie Leeds & The Nightlights – Kids Place
  7. The Laure Berkner Band – We Are The Dinosaurs
  8. The Okee Dokee Brothers – Jamboree
  9. Secret Agent 23 Skidoo – Gotta Be Me
  10. Karen K & The Jitterbugs – Spring Day
  11. Dan Zanes – Jump Up
  12. Miss Nina – The Brown Bear Rap
  13. The Pop-Ups – All These Shapes

Enjoy! I know Piper and I will be watching these today. If you want me to add a video to the list – leave a comment below!

Have a great week and I hope to see you next week, all healed and Poison Ivy Free!

xoxo

Miss Nina