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60 Minutes of Love & Sing-Along Fun with Miss Nina

Hello there!!

So, here’s the story:

My hard drive might still be defunct – but that’s not going to stop me! ūüôā We had two 30-minute Valentine’s Day Sing-Alongs last Tuesday, and so although I don’t have a fresh, newly edited video for YouTube today, ¬†I’ve embedded both Facebook Live Sing-Along videos, below, in case you missed them or just want to see them again! ¬†Each video is about 30 minute of straight sing-along fun. ¬†A song list is below each video is the set list in case you want to skip ahead to your child’s favorites.

The Set list for the above video, 2/14/17 Facebook Live 10 am Sing-along #1 is:

  1. Hello Hello (Miss Nina original)
  2. Come On Everybody
  3. Three Little Fishies
  4. Row Row Row Your Boat
  5. The Wheels On The Bus
  6. Skinnamarink
  7. Colors Of You (Miss Nina original)
  8. Have A Heart (finger play)
  9. Riding In My Car (Miss Nina original)
  10. You Are My Sunshine
  11. Bye-Bye Everybody

Set list for the Sing-Along # 2 from 2/14/17 4 pm :

  1. Hello Hello (Miss Nina original)
  2. This Song (Miss Nina original)
  3. Three Little Fishies
  4. Five Little Monkeys Jumping On The Bed
  5. Have A Heart (finger play)
  6. Snuggle Puppy
  7. Skinnamarink
  8. You Are My Sunshine
  9. Riding In My Car
  10. Colors Of You (Miss Nina original)
  11. Bye-Bye, Everybody

Fingers crossed that I’ll be back in business next week with my computer all fixed, and a new video! In the meantime I hope you enjoy these sing-alongs and I wish you a wonderful week!

xoxo

“Have A Heart” – Short & Sweet Preschool Fingerplay for Valentine’s Day

Hi there!

Just a reminder before you watch today’s video that there will be TWO ONLINE LIVE MISS NINA SING-ALONGS TODAY February 14th!!! One at 10 am EST and one at 4 pm EST!

Where? On my Facebook page! It’s totally free to join. Just click below close to start time and you’ll see me there right on time:

https://www.facebook.com/mymissnina

This is just my way of saying thank you for your support and love and….I love you! ūüôā

And speaking of Valentine’s Day – today I’ve got a fun, short little rhyme ad finger play about a heart:

 

You’ll notice in the video that I’m a little hoarse and have a cold, so that’s why I kept it short and sweet today – and no singing. Gotta rest my voice for our sing-alongs on Tuesday!!

If your children get the hang of making this heart with their hands, take a picture and come on over to my facebook page and post about it!

Looking forward to seeing you online very soon….

xoxo

Miss Nina

Miss Nina “I Love You” Video Playlist & New Performance Reel!

Hello there!

So, if you’ve been keeping up with my blog posts and emails, you may remember that last week I was having some serious technological issues. Those are, thankfully, being remedied – but it turns out my computer hard drive was failing, and is now in the shop.

Things will be rectified soon, but I’m left without my files and means to edit or shoot this week. But I still have some goodies for you!!

First I just need to say that I got some amazing, heartfelt and lovely emails and comments from a lot of you last week in response to mine – and I thank you so much for those. ūüôā

I’m definitely feeling the LOVE this week! And of course, Valentine’s Day is coming so it’s perfect timing. ¬†Below I’ve got my I Love You Playlist for you. Nine¬†consecutive love themed kids songs! And the whole list of songs will be right under that video. Additionally….

I want to come and see you! Yes, YOU! ¬†I hear from so many of you all over the country and world and I would love to get out there to you. So if you work for an early childhood institution that hosts performers – ¬†school, library, museum, etc. – or if ¬†you know someone in your area who does please take a look at and share my new “performance reel”! ¬†It’s a montage of photos and videos from Miss Nina solo and full band performances and gives you a little bit of an idea of what my shows are like and the crowd response:

And here’s the I Love You Playlist that I promised! Nine back-to-back videos of Kids Love themed songs:

Here’s the full list:

  1. Bushel and a Peck
  2. Skinnamarink
  3. You Are My Sunshine
  4. Love Grows
  5. Tony Chestnut
  6. Snuggle Puppy
  7. Colors Of You
  8. Smile In My Heart (with Suzi Shelton)
  9. You Have My Heart (with Amelia Robinson)

 

We All Sing With The Same Voice

My apologies for the lateness of this post – I’ve been having a complete¬†technological break down over here.¬†
And I have to say – it feels metaphoric.
Can I be honest with you?
I’m not feeling that great today.
Usually I find a place of joy¬†within myself before writing or recording, and I aim to be a light for children and families. I strive to use music and this platform I’ve¬†developed for myself, to impart¬†Universal values like Joy and Love, Peace and Tolerance.
And, As Miss Nina, I typically stay away from taking a specific political or even religious stance.
But today I feel completely¬†bereft, and frankly very scared,¬†by what’s going on in my country and the¬†Executive actions¬†that are not exhibiting the Universal values I spoke of above.
Between that, and the complete breakdown of my computer and lack of access to my files, I’m feeling a bit powerless today.
So, to have something deliverable for you, and to try and but a little hope in the world,¬†I’m going to share a song and video today from my Facebook Live last week: “We All Sing With The Same Voice.”

 

This song is from Sesame Street and essentially talks about how we’re all different – and yet we all sing with the same voice and sing in harmony. It’s got a message about celebrating diversity, and living in peace together. Today, this is my wish and prayer. ¬† Below I’ll post the Sesame Street version as well as the lyrics.LYRICS:

VERSE 1:
My hair is black and red
My hair is yellow
My eyes are brown and green and blue
My name is Jack and Fred
My name’s Amanda Sue
I’m called Kareem Abdu
My name is you.

VERSE 2:
I live in Southern France
I’m from a Texas ranch
I come from Mecca and Peru
I live across the street
In the mountains, on the beach
I come from everywhere
And my name is you.

CHORUS:
We all sing with the same voice
The same song
The same voice
We all sing with the same voice
And we sing in harmony.

VERSE 3:
Sometimes I get mad and mean
Sometimes I feel happy
And when I want to cry, I do.
When I’m by myself at night,
I hold my teddy tight
Until the morning light
My name is you.

VERSE 4:
I have sisters one, two, three
In my family, there’s just me
I’ve got one daddy, I’ve got two
Grandpa helps me cross the street
My cat walks on furry feet
I love my parakeet
My name is you.

CHORUS

VERSE 5:
I like to run and climb
I like to sit and read
I like to watch my TV, too
And when it’s time for bed,
I like my stories read,
“Sweet dreams” and “love you” said
My name is you.

CHORUS (2x)

Peas Porridge Hot!

Hi there!

I had a lot of fun with this classic Nursery Rhyme this week and am excited to share it with you.

At this time of year preschool curriculums and library story times are often¬† focused on Winter themes and concepts. I’ve been exploring Hot & Cold with my groups – the cold snow that melts when it gets warm, feeling cold and warming up with to food, etc.

So I took the old Nursery rhyme Peas Porridge Hot, put it to a hip-hop beat, and added some lyrics and melody to bring you this:

Most likely you and your kids already know the words – making them feel like pro “Rappers” immediately! ūüôā

If they’re not familiar with this Nursery Rhyme they will pick it up quick, and I’ll also put the lyrics below.

In the video I go over an easy “slap clap” rhythm to do along with me – but feel free to move along any way you want to!

Hope you enjoy watching this video as much as I enjoyed making it! Lol!!

Have a wonderful week and I’ll see you soon…..

PEAS PORRIDGE HOT (beats, additional lyrics & melody by Nina Stone)

Peas Porridge Hot
Peas porridge cold
Peas Porridge in the pot
nine days hold

some like it hot
some like it cold
some like it in the pot
nine days old

Goldilocks likes porridge
the three bears do too.
Do you like porridge?
Well, I like stew.

I like hot food
when the weathe’r cold
But I do not like
food nine days old! Ew!

Peas Porridge Hot
Peas porridge cold
Peas Porridge in the pot
nine days hold

some like it hot
some like it cold
some like it in the pot
nine days old

Well I like hot food
when the weather’s cold
How about marshmallows
in hot cocoa?!

how about hot oatmeal?
Or soup in a big bowl?
How about Peas Porridge?
Hot or Cold?!

Peas Porridge Hot
Peas porridge cold
Peas Porridge in the pot
nine days hold

some like it hot
some like it cold
some like it in the pot
nine days old