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I love you! A Bushel & A Peck – by Frank Loesser

I was thinking about this song and video a lot today and decided it would be the perfect “rerun” for us.

It reminded me of summer for two reasons.

I made this video in 2013, pregnant with Piper, on a beach vacation and I feel like you can feel summertime radiating through the video!

And several several several years ago (!!) I spend two months in Ohio as a performer in a really fun production of Guys & Dolls and had the opportunity to sing and dance in an adorable number to this song. Here’s a little Throw-back-Tuesday pic of that for ya:

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LOVED that costume!

Also – my mom used to sing this song to me when I was a little girl. I loved the “doodle loodle loodles” at the end. Which is why I had opted to make a video of it for you and your little ones!  (However, Piper does not like me to sing this song to her for some reason – LOL!)

Enjoy the song! Share your love and  put some joy in this world. There’s enough of the other stuff out there already – but we could certainly use a lot more people breaking into love songs, couldn’t we?

Have a great week! xoxo

Wash Our Hands! Instructive & Funny Song for Kids

Several years ago, when I was teaching in the classroom, a parent asked if I’d write a song for washing our hands. The next day, this is the song I had for her, and one that I continued to use every snack & story time before we’d eat.

And then, in 2013, I put it on an album! If you’d like to download the single (or the whole album) you can find Sha Doo Be Doop and this song on iTunes and on Amazon.

And just click play on the video to learn the song. I sing it twice – first a cappella and then with a backing track so it sounds just like the album version!

Enjoy the video, and hopefully you’ll have a fun new song to sing every time your little one(s) washes their hands!

The Green Grass Grows All Around

Well hello there!

We are post-July 4th weekend today (it’s July 5th as I type this!) and we are well into Summer and Sumer Camp!

I had a lovely time this weekend with my family and took a full break. So today, we have a very popular video as an encore presentation. It’s from 2013 and it’s me and Joanie Leeds singing Woody Guthrie’s “The Green Grass Grows All Around” – a summer camp classic!

It’s a great sing-along song with plenty of motions to follow along to – and of course, we get super silly fast at the end!

(In this video, three-month-old Piper – who is now three years old! – is just off camera in her little swing kicking and cooing while we filmed. Sweet memories! )

I hope you also had a great weekend and wish you a wonderful week ahead!

xoxo

Miss Nina

For Independence Day! America, The Beautiful

In honor of the upcoming July 4th holiday, I’ve opted for a patriotic sing-along this week.

This song has four verses, but today we’re just singing the first verse, twice.

It’s the most well known one, and paints a beautiful picture of our scenic country.

There’s definitely A LOT going on in the USA these days, and you may or may not be feeling patriotic. But after taking a trip out West a couple of weeks ago, I feel so proud of the beauty of the USA. Our scenery is as diverse as our people and I find both so incredibly gorgeous.  So that’s why I felt “America, The Beautiful” was the perfect song for this week.

I”ve got the lyrics in the video and I”ll post them here as well.

Enjoy the video and I wish you a wonderful week and, if you’re in the United States – happy 4th of July!

Lyrics:
O beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!
America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
And crown thy good with brother/sisterhood
From sea to shining sea!

 

Down By The Bay – Raffi Sing-Along

Happy Summer!!!

Wow – it has been an eventful Spring for sure – my new album released, and had great celebrations all over the East Coast in PA, NJ, MD, VA, NY and i just got back from a FANTASTIC time in IOWA!!!

Time to take a little break – we could all use one! So here’s a video from way back in the summer of 2013 when I was just newly a mommy and it’s a perfect summer song: Down By The Bay by Raffi.

I used some photos for the web in this video, but if you have Raffi’s book – go grab it and read/sing-along!

Enjoy the video and the first official week of summer!!!!

xoxo

Nina