Well, hello there!
If you’re reading this on or before Tuesday, February 9th @ 11:30 am EST – best sure and join me HERE for a FREE ONLINE SING-ALONG!
Yes – it’s Free! No strings attached.
Just to show my thanks and appreciation for all of you and how much your support and enjoyment of my videos and music means to me! We’ll do 30 minutes live stream sing-along fun at this link on YouTube:
And if it’s before or after that time – here’s this week’s video for you. A song by Woody Guthrie called “Put Your Finger In The Air”. It’s just plain silly. But we like silly. So click below to watch! Have a wonderful day and a very Happy Valentine’s Day Weekend!
About 6 months ago I bought a Green Screen! So now I’m able to set up a, like, a small video recording studio at my house and do my thing. It’s really cool. But the learning curve is steep! You may have noticed that I’ve been fooling around with it and the editing. I’m starting to get the hang of it, but am quickly learning that, well, I need to learn a lot more about lighting!
So, I had some fun with the screen and this week’s video “Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear”. I remember watching the “big kids” on the playground jump rope to this one. I always loved it – and I’ve learned I”m not the only one.
No jump rope necessary now. Just a fun way to get up and move your body a little bit to this easy, delightful chant. Enjoy enjoy enjoy! xoxo
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear turn around
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear touch the ground
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear jump up high
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear touch the sky.
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear reach down low
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear touch your toes.
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear turn out the light,
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear say good-night.
Aaaah! At long last I got my day to shoot video & have some new material for you. Woohoo! And it’s a Raffi song. One of his originals called “I’m In The Mood.”
Well I was in the mood for some singing, clapping, stomping and jumping when I made this video – I hope your little ones are too. 😉
Check out the video below – and keep an ear and an eye out for more from me.
I just sent all the materials off to manufacture the new album! The official release date is now May 6th – but you can still pre-order your copy or digital download on my IndieGoGo page now and get the new music before the rest of the world! (And for those of you who already ordered your copy, digital downloads will be coming very soon, and CDs should arrive in February!)
Have a wonderful week and I’ll see you next Tuesday in your inbox!
You know, we started the very top of the year with ear infections and colds here at Miss Nina Central. But we took the time we needed, nurtured ourselves and as Executive Mom I decided that deadlines and videos can wait until we’re all feeling our best.
And don’t you know that stomach flu landed on us this weekend? Me first. Now Mister Nina. I am praying Piper doesn’t pick it up….!
So once again I’m sad to say that the making of new content had to take a backseat to sickness. Again. Perhaps of all my dreams and goals for 2016 the main one should be on our family’s health! You may soon be seeing posts from me about Green Smoothies and my new workout routine – lol!
So, until we’re all back on our feet here, I’ve got two things for you and your kids – one wintry video to celebrate the recent snow fall and winter weather in the Northeast – and one video playlist.
We’ve got the “Snow-ky Pokey” from last year – a fun take on the Hokey Pokey, and I’ve got a new playlist of Piper’s recent favorites. She’s suddenly fond of any kind of story song – and the sillier the better. So below you’ll find 12 of her new favorite songs from the Doughnut song to On Top Of Spaghetti and more.
Enjoy – and here’s hoping I’ve got nothing to report next week!
PIPER’S NEW FAVORITES:
Today I AM CELEBRATING AND BREATHING A HUGE SIGH OF RELIEF!!!
Last January 2015, after many stops and starts with my former producer, I said “I’m making a new album this year and I’m starting it now!”
I found the wonderful Marc Bazerman and we began the process of scheduling the recording, and I started rehearsing with the band.
And yesterday at @ 4 pm, a year later, it was finally completed!
There’s a few more things to be done – mastering & manufacturing – but the music, the recording, editing, re-recording, overdubs, tweaking IS FINALLY DONE!
This has truly been a labor of love. And yes, i meant to stress labor. LOL!
(And perhaps deciding to take on a project like this in our first year as homeowners/mortgage-have-ers wasn’t the best financial decision of my Life….. )
I almost don’t know what to do with myself. Except now I’m so excited to get it out there to you. Although it doesn’t officially release until April 8, I’ll have the CDs in my hands by the end of the month!
And, I’m happy to report that I’ve got a new video for you:
Although I didn’t post to the website last week, I sent an email (and posted on my Facebook Page ) how I had so many plans for the start of the New Year – but the year had other plans for me, Lol! A sick Piper and a sick Mister Nina kept me busy….but everyone’s healthy again and I’ve got a new video this week.
This week’s video is a super fun sing-along and move along song, in a call & response style. I’ll paste the main lyrics below. They are always the verse, but the movement part, you can totally make your own. So, aside from a move-along song, you can change that part to directive, task oriented singing lik, “Pick up your toys (Ranky Tanky), and put them in the box (Ranky Tanky)…” Or however you’d like to use it!
I hope your kids enjoy this one and I hope you find it useful as well! Lyrics are below. Have a great week!
Ranky Tanky Lyrics:
There was an old lady from Brewster, She had two hens and a rooster. The rooster died, the old lady cried; she couldn't sell eggs like she used to....