So, the point is to get more melodies going in your child's brain to get them thinking musically about words, events, feelings, etc. An easy way to do this is to just put activities or thoughts to simple melodies.
You can use any number of familiar tunes to accomplish this. Here are some suggestions to get you thinking:
- Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
- Jingle Bells
- There's a Hole In the Bucket
- London Bridge
- Hot Cross Buns
- Polly Put the Kettle On
- Here We Go 'Round the Mulberry Bush
Today's singing subject: Getting Dressed.
It went something like this: We'll use the name.... Susie!
"Susie" put your pants on please, pants on please, pants on please.
"Susie" put your pants on please; then we'll go outside.
"Susie" put your shirt on next, shirt on next, shirt on next.
"Susie" put your shirt on next, then we'll go and play!
You can use it to help teach body parts to younger kids, or left and right to older ones....
One leg goes inside your pants,
next leg goes inside one too.
Out comes a foot, then there's two
Now we pull them up, up, woo!
Now our pants are on our legs,
Next our shirt goes over our head.
They don't need to rhyme... but you can always make up nonsense words to make a rhyme, which kids usually love.
They may start to sing along with you, make up their own words to finish the thread, or just stare at you like you have three heads. Either way, they are listening and hearing melody and descriptive words, helping them to learn how to make melodies of their own.
The above "getting dressed" singing took about 2-3 minutes, then they were off to play, singing as they went!
So, welcome to "Make It a Song" Mondays.
Share what YOU made into a song today!