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I’m Bring Home A Baby Bumblebee!

I gotta tell you – I’m actually terrified of bees.

I knew I didn’t like them. But my deep phobia of them became apparent to me this weekend while I was sitting on our deck, enjoying the view of our backyard (and this, as a former Brooklynite, is living the dream!! A Backyard!!), and the biggest bumblebee kept whizzing by.  A really. Big. Bee.

I mean, not just a bee. This one made you say Bumble Bee, it was that big.

Once I escaped and was safe inside….I couldn’t stop thinking about this song.

So, here it is! I learnt this as a little girl. And in the version I sang as a kid, there was a whole bunch of gross stuff involved like licking put the dead bee, etc.

Do not fret – I left that party out. :) The closest we get to that is the smashing up of the baby bumble bee.

Anyhow – it’s a silly, fun song to sing. But warning: do not try to catch a bumble bee in your hands and bring it home. :)


Do As I’m Doin’ – and Follow Me!

This is a song I used for many, many  years in the classroom – to get us from one place to another, to clean up, and as I’m using it today – a simple and fun movement song.

Just a little fun follow-the-leader with me and my pink guitar. So hit play and join me!


Miss Nina

John The Rabbit & How to Make Egg Shakers!

I’m so excited about this video I think I’m going to burst!

It’s a two-in-one for you this week – a song AND A CRAFT!

A super, easy and fun-for-weeks craft!

I teamed up with my friend, Jackie, of Love Jac to bring this to you. In this video she’ll show an  easy, economical way to make an egg shaker, and then we’ll but them to use when we sing John The Rabbit together.

The song is a fun call & response song – the response almost always being “Yes, Ma’am!” and it’s fun to shake the shaker in in between.

So press play to have some fun, and then be sure and click here to visit Jackie’s website, LoveJac.com for cards, classes, crafts, blog posts and more!

Thanks for watching and have a great week!


Me & My Teddy Bear


Hope you all had a wonderful week. Piper and I had a really fun day today! We had TWO, count ‘em, TWO playdates!  fantastic time with our friends from Brooklyn Georgia, Conroy and their mommy, Jackie (Of Love Jac! Woohoo!. And then with our new NJ friends, Harper and her mommy, Jenn. Piper was so wound up there was no napping today and we were crazy by the time night-night time rolled around.

All of the sudden, it’s 10 pm and I haven’t even shot this week’s video!! So – we’re doing a repeat this week of a video from a couple of years ago – Me & My Teddy Bear. It’s a song that I recorded on my first CD, Singing & Dancing Together, and that my mom used to sing to me when she’d rock me to sleep. I’ve always loved it and continue to sing it at my classes and parties every week.

Grab a Teddy Bear or favorite stuffed animal and snuggle up for this sweet song. And keep an eye on me – I tend to fall asleep when I sing this one and need your little ones to yell “WAKE UP!” ;)

And – FYI – there seems to me a lot of talking in this one, so if you want to skip to the song go to the 1:50 mark.

Also – although it’s not the usual Miss Nina format – I’ll be uploading songs from my last CD, Sha Doo Be Doop, to my YouTube Channel. Nothing fancy, just the songs playing with the CD cover on the video. But it’s nice to make the music accessible on YouTube.

Enjoy & I’ll catch you next week with a new video. :)


White Coral Bells – A Springtime Song!

As I mention in this video, when I first heard the title of this song last summer, I dismissed it as a summertime possibility thinking that it was a Christmas song. Boy was I wrong!

This is a Springtime song all about Lilies of the Valley. They are what the metaphoric title is speaking of.

What’s fun, is that the song has a “choral” quality to it, and so I kept the guitar in it’s stand and used a glockenspiel (or mini-xylophone) to play. I only use three notes for the song: A E and D. So if you have one of these, grab it and play along! Doesn’t matter if you don’t know the notes, just follow the colors.

And here are the lyrics in case you want to sing along:

White Coral Bells along a Slender Stalk
Lillie of the Valley decorate my walk.
Oh, don’t you wish that you could hear them ring?
That will only happen when the Fairies sing.

Simple and lovely! Enjoy and hopefully, before we know it, we’ll see some flowers blooming around here, too!


Miss Nina