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Grandma’s Spectacles

Here’s a fun one that I recently learned. And although I haven’t done it in a class setting yet, I know your kids will really enjoy it because there is all kinds of early childhood fun here! From concepts like big and little, to having fun with low and high voices, to imaginary play/make-believe and more.

This one is easy to learn, easy to do and easy to remember. So – get your little one and hit play!

Enjoy and I’ll “see” you next week. xoxo

Five Little Pumpkins – with Tap Dancing!

TAPPY HALLOWEEN!

I did my version of this preschool classroom favorite last year around this time.   It’s a great “Halloween” song for the preschool set because it’s festive, but not overly scary. I generally focus on pumpkins during Halloween – keeps it fun and festive for the young ones. They can enjoy the scary stuff somewhere down the line.

Anyhow! I really loved doing this song last year and wanted to do it a gain – but  in a new way. Also, I’ve been wanting to tap dance in one of my videos for quite some time. So – voila! This video happened – Five Little Pumpkins + tap dancings = Halloween Fun! Time for a very Tappy Halloween.

If your child loves tap dancing already, then they will love this. If they’ve never seen tap dancing before, they’ll probably love it to. I’ve got to extend huge thanks to my husband for the suggestions that completely improved this video in every way. I love you, Mister Nina!

I hope you enjoy this, yet another, spin on Five Little Pumpkins. We’re still a couple of weeks away, but I wish you a Happy, Tappy Halloween!

xoxo

Open, Shut Them

It’s been one of those super busy weeks, so in lieu of a new video, I’m posting a blast from the past.  (The “past” being about 2 1/2 years ago. :) )  And once again, a song choice inspired by Piper.

At the time of this video, Piper was about the size of a sweet potato in my belly, but currently at 19 months this song is one of her favorites.

It’s a great song for early childhood because it focuses on simple opposing concepts, and engages children’s gross and fine motor skills in a simple way that they can easily master. Both physically and verbally!

So….check it out! Enjoy and I will see you next week.

xoxo

Miss Nina’s Goodbye Song a.k.a Bye-Bye, Everybody

Hey there!

So….although I’ve published a video with this song in it before (http://mymissnina.com/bye-bye-small-wonder/) I’d not done it as a sing-along song/typical Miss Nina weekly video!

So here it is, the Sha Doo Be Doop version!

When I sang this song in the classroom, rather than saying goodbye in different languages, I used that part of the song to say goodbye to each child by name. It wasn’t until I was up in Woodstock. recording the CD, that I came up with the extra verses, and the idea of using different languages.

There’s nine in total: English, Hebrew, Spanish, French, Afrikans, Japanese, Hindi, Italian, and German.

So, it’s an educational song, for sure. But it’s also just a lot of fun to dance to! :)

Enjoy and I’ll see you next time!

xoxo

Little Red Caboose

Okay, so it’s another song that I came across while watching videos with Piper. :) And I couldn’t get it out of my head, I found it so catchy.  I’m sure I heard it while growing up, I just can’t place where or when exactly.

In any case,  it’s just such a fun little tune to sing. If you search the web you’ll find several variations of this song with multiple verses. But the main part of the song “Little Red Caboose….” is always the same. So in my version we stick to that, with the exception of two lines somewhere in the middle. But I wanted to be sure to sing it through several time because I know the kids just love to sing-along and move-along to this one.

So…..join me! Here’s the lyrics:

Little Red Caboose (chug chug chug), Little Red Caboose (chug chug chug)
Little Red Caboose behind the train.
Smoke stack on it’s back back back back
Coming down the track track track track
Little Red Caboose Behind the Train!

Enjoy the video and have a wonderful week!

xoxo