Monday, September 22, 2014


during Family week we sang lots of songs about our families, and then pretended to be babies.  We rocked each child to sleep and then played 10 in the bed.  Here's a sample:

And here are the hand motions when we're not rolling across the floor:

There were 5 in the bed and the little one said,

Roll over

I'm squishy!

 So they all rolled over and 1 fell out



And then we talked about music families.  To simplify we stuck with 3 basic music families: 
strum (for stringed instruments), 
blow (for brass and woodwinds) and 
tap (for percussion instruments)

i was amazed at how intuitive the kids were on sorting all sorts of instruments into families based on how they are played.  We played a matching game and tapped our clave's again to a chanting story about a Daddy Teddy Bear (loud), Mommy Teddy Bear (medium) and Baby Teddy Bear (soft)

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