Spring for Kids: A 15-Minute Special

Enjoy this 15-minute special with the whole family! Through songs and silly sketches, Al the Alligator helps Ms. Christina get excited for spring. Al is a puppet by Aurora.

Contents

-Lamb in the Heather on xylophone
-Chorus of Sing, Rhyme, and Play Song
-Hello Song
-Goodbye Winter, Hello Spring
-Hide and Seek with Zeke in colorful eggs
Today’s Word: WORM
Lamb in the Heather — Click for a free, hand-drawn coloring page
-Al’s final surprise
Rattlin’ Bog – Click for a free, hand-drawn coloring page


Sing Rhyme and Play on YouTube features original early literacy songs, rhymes, and games — free to use for educational purposes and free from harmful origins.


Letter Bus Song

Ms. Christina shares her original “Letter Bus” song on ukulele, for letter identification and phonics. Now with the whole alphabet!

→See playlist with each letter individually.←


Or click each letter here:

Yy

Zz


Lyrics and Chords:


Printable Coloring Page:


Sing Rhyme and Play on YouTube features original early literacy songs, rhymes, and games — free to use for educational purposes and free from harmful origins.


Lamb in the Heather: Song for Kids

New, Original Song in Irish Folk Song Style

Ms. Christina performs “Lamb in the Heather” — an original song by Ms. Christina and Ryan McCoy — on ukulele. Great for spring programming, Saint Patrick’s Day, and teaching action words in your classroom or storytime! See here for a ukulele tutorial.

Lyrics and Chords:

Skills and benefits:

Vocabulary, phonological awareness, verbs, symbols of Ireland.


See this ukulele tutorial to learn how to play “Lamb in the Heather” chord by chord.

Sing Rhyme and Play on YouTube features original early literacy songs, rhymes, and games — free to use for educational purposes and free from harmful origins.


The Stew Song With Ukulele And Felt Board

Enjoy this traditional food in your classroom or story time!

Ms. Christina and her special assistant share “The Stew Song” about a traditional food in many cultures, performed with ukulele and felt cutouts. This particular stew is vegetarian — you can add any ingredients you like!

Lyrics and Chords:


Skills and benefits:

Phonological awareness, vocabulary, appreciate healthy foods, traditional foods, stew, holidays, cultural awareness.



Book Pairings:

THANK YOU, OMU! by Oge Mora
IS THAT WISE, PIG? by Jan Thomas

Sing Rhyme and Play on YouTube features original early literacy songs, rhymes, and games — free to use for educational purposes and free from harmful origins.


The Rattlin’ Bog: Action Song

Traditional Irish Folk Song for Story Time

Ms. Christina performs “The Rattlin’ Bog,” a traditional Irish folk song, on ukulele and as an action rhyme for story time and circle time.

Lyrics and Chords:

Skills and benefits:

Vocabulary, phonological awareness, sequencing, nature, Irish folk music.


Sing Rhyme and Play on YouTube features original early literacy songs, rhymes, and games — free to use for educational purposes and free from harmful origins.


Today’s Word: LOVE – Spelling Song

A Song for Valentine’s Day, PRIDE, Spelling, Counting, and Ordinal Numbers

Ms. Christina gets some “LOVE” as she spells out the word in her original “Today’s Word” song on ukulele. Al is a puppet by Aurora.

Lyrics and Chords:

Skills and benefits:

Vocabulary, phonological awareness, phonics, spelling, counting, ordinal numbers, letter identification, celebrate love, Valentine’s Day, PRIDE.


Sing Rhyme and Play on YouTube features original early literacy songs, rhymes, and games — free to use for educational purposes and free from harmful origins.


Chinese Zodiac Song

Happy Lunar New Year!

Ms. Christina and her special assistant perform her original “Chinese Zodiac Song” on ukulele.

May this song encourage you to learn more about the twelve animals of the Chinese Zodiac and the Lunar New Year!

Chords and Lyrics:

Skills and benefits:

Phonological awareness, animal identification, sequencing, ordinal numbers, cultural awareness, learn about holidays, Chinese Zodiac, Lunar New Year.


Sing Rhyme and Play on YouTube features original early literacy songs, rhymes, and games — free to use for educational purposes and free from harmful origins.


Ms. Christina’s Early Learning Tips (ELTs)

Ms. Christina’s Early Learning Tips (ELTs)

Printable PDF:

Sing!

SINGING introduces new vocabulary, slows down words, and repeats them. CLAPPING along draws attention to the syllables and increases phonological awareness.

Rhyme!

FINGER PLAYS and ACTION RHYMES introduce new vocabulary while improving manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination — which are important skills for handwriting — while movement and rhyme aid memory.

Play!

NARRATIVE PLAY promotes emotional intelligence, creativity, and gives kids a chance to practice new language and concepts without pressure. Have them make their own simple puppets and act out their own stories.

Searching games like HIDE AND SEEK introduce new vocabulary and problem solving as kids try to figure out where the hidden object or person is.

Read!

READING just twenty (20) minutes with your child every day exposes them to 1.8 million words a year and sets the foundation for all subsequent learning. Have your child practice telling you the title of the book, the author’s name, and their favorite part or character.

Review!

Find the songs and fingerplays on “Sing, Rhyme, and Play with Ms. Christina” on YouTube and practice them together with your child. You’ll both have fun and they’ll be learning from their BEST TEACHER, YOU!

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