Dust the CDs off

I really must remember to put our CDs on more often. They are a fabulous resource and completely underused in this house. So that’s what we did this afternoon, we dug out our crazy eclectic mix of hand me down CDs, CDs from car boots and CDs we’ve received as presents and cranked up the volume. We had a right old time bopping along to the various ‘Sing along Disney CDs, classical mixes, traditional nursery rhymes , times tables chants and travelling songs. We had them all out! What fun. Slow, slow, slow and educational too. So next time you’re reaching for the TV control DONT (!!!) grab for the CDs instead and ‘rock the house’ Grand Old Duke of York style !!!

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Do the hokey cokey

Have I blogged about this ? Apologies if I have! There’s never a dull moment when this song’s in town. If my two are lagging on the way home from school or if anyone’s feeling a little sad, this song’s guaranteed to get us home and raise a smile.  We especially love it when we get to the ‘woaaaaaaaah’ bit. If you’ve forgotten how it goes, here’s a little reminder. …….

You put your right arm in
your right arm out
In, out, in, out,
You shake it all about.
You do the Hokey Cokey and you turn around
That’s what it’s all about…

Woah hokey cokey,
Woah hokey cokey,
Woah hokey cokey,
Knees bent, arms stretched, ra ra ra!

You put your left arm in
your left arm out…..

You put your right leg in
your right leg out…..

You put your left leg in
your left leg out….

You put your whole self in
your whole self out…..

Try it today !!!!!

Sing a round

We had our first go at this in the bath the other night, we started with ‘Row row row the boat’ (a very apt song given our watery location) and went from there!! And it really didn’t take long for my daughter to get to grips with singing a round. It is a little tricky trying to sing your part and not be put off by the other singers but she managed it beautifully. After a couple of goes we were in full swing, my daughter starting first and me falling in behind and vice versa. My son also joined in too (between splashes!! ) After perfecting our ‘rowing’ we moved on to the slightly trickier round of ‘Frere Jacques’, plumping for the French version rather than the English version. Had to check the words to be honest as there’s always a bit of ad-libbing from mummy!!  So for all of you out there who also have a tendency to make up to the words as you go along, here you go…………….. xxxxx

Frère Jacques, frère Jacques,
Dormez-vous ? Dormez-vous ?
Sonnez les matines ! Sonnez les matines !
Ding, daing, dong. Ding, daing, dong.