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Farm Themed Books and Music for Children

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A farm is full of life and inspiration for children. Some of the best-loved children’s songs are about farms (Old Macdonald Had a Farm, anyone?).

In Play School on the Farm DVD, the much-loved team explore the animals that live on farms through song, dance, stories and activities. Presenters Justine Clarke, Matt Passmore and Karen Pang take little viewers on a journey of a farm – Justine and Matt set up a play farm, real sheep come to visit the Play School set and the toys enjoy a game of cricket. Songs to sing along to include “Old McDonald”, “Little Boy Blue”, “Baa Baa Black Sheep”. Read more

Science Resources for Children

Science Is Fun

 

Science is all around us. It can be a daunting subject at school but there are some great ways to introduce children to the wonders of nature and science concepts.

Have you ever thought about singing about science? Educational Esteem has so many great resources.

Singing Science from music entertainment and education group Tickle Tune Typhoon creates plenty of opportunities for children to sing about animals, chemicals, astronomy among other things – and all in an eclectic mix of musical styles. There’s cool tunes like “Everything Grows”, “Life In My Cells”, “That’s Botany” and “Strange Food”. The band uses rhythm and rhyme, creative movement and sign language to motivate students to get excited about learning. Read more

Children’s music artists from Canada

 

In terms of music for children the maple leaf rules!

Children’s music artists from Canada are highly respected by education professionals and loved by families around the world.

Probably the best known Canadian artist is Raffi with his distinctive style and respect for children. Raffi has been recognised with many awards, including the Order of Canada for his “Child Honouring” work – his vision for creating a humane and sustainable world by addressing the universal needs of children. One Light One Sun is one of his most popular collections and features his moving ‘One Light, One Sun” , the silly  ‘Apples and Bananas” and “De Colores” — a beautiful ballad in Spanish. Another wonderful collection is Quiet Time and Raffi makes nap time, bedtime, cuddle time or just winding down time a warm and loving experience for families to enjoy and share. In his gentle, humorous way, Raffi sings much-loved tunes like ‘Twinkle Twinkle, Little Star’ and ‘Rockabye Baby’ as well as his classic original compositions like ‘Blessed Be’ and ‘Thanks A Lot’. Raffi’s music both soothes and spreads a gentle message of mindfulness and gratitude. Read more

Food-Smart Kids

Food is an essential part of life and also a way to teach children about health and improve literacy.  There are the names and colours of fruit and vegetables and finding out where the food comes from, as well as providing a great topic for imaginative play. Research consistently links between child nutrition and the ability of children to realise their full potential so education about food is vital.
Food can equal fun too! Read more

The banana boat song (Day-o)

All: Day-o, day-ay-ay-o
All: Daylight come and he wanna go home
All: Day, he say day, he say day, he say day,
All: He say day, he say day-ay-ay-o
All: Daylight come and he wanna go home

Boys: Work all night on a drink a’rum
Girls: Daylight come and he wanna go home
Boys: Stack banana till thee morning come
Girls: Daylight come and he wanna go home

Boys: Come, Mr. Tally Mon, tally me banana
Girls: Daylight come and he wanna go home
Boys: Come, Mr. Tally Mon, tally me banana
Girls: Daylight come and he wanna go home

Boys: It’s six foot, seven foot, eight foot, Bunch!
Girls: Daylight come and he wanna go home
Boys: Six foot, seven foot, eight foot, Bunch!
Girls: Daylight come and he wanna go home

Boys: Day, he say day-ay-ay-o
Girls: Daylight come and he wanna go home
Boys: Day, he say day, he say day, he say day,
Boys: He say day, he say day
Girls: Daylight come and he wanna go home

Boys: A beautiful bunch a’ripe banana
Girls: Daylight come and he wanna go home
Boys: Hide thee deadly black tarantula
Girls: Daylight come and he wanna go home

Boys: It’s six foot, seven foot, eight foot, Bunch!
Girls: Daylight come and he wanna go home
Boys: Six foot, seven foot, eight foot, Bunch!
Girls: Daylight come and he wanna go home

Boys: Day, he say day-ay-ay-o
Girls: Daylight come and he wanna go home
Boys: Day, he say day, he say day, he say day,
Boys: He say day, he say day
Girls: Daylight come and he wanna go home

Boys: Come, Mr. Tally Mon, tally me banana
Girls: Daylight come and he wanna go home
Boys: Come, Mr. Tally Mon, tally me banana
Girls: Daylight come and he wanna go home

All: Day-o, day-ay-ay-o
All: Daylight come and he wanna go home
All: Day, he say day, he say day, he say day,
All: He say day, he say day-ay-ay-o
All: Daylight come and he wanna go hoooome

Peanut Butter

Chorus:

Peanut, peanut butter, jelly!
Peanut, peanut butter, jelly!

First you take the peanuts and you pick ’em, you pick ’em,
You pick ’em, pick ’em, pick ’em
Then you crush ’em, crush ’em,
You crush ’em, crush ’em, crush ’em
Then you spread ’em, spread ’em,
You spread ’em, spread ’em, spread ’em…
Then you take the berries and you pick ’em, you pick ’em,
You pick ’em, pick ’em, pick ’em
Then you crush ’em, crush ’em,
You crush ’em, crush ’em, crush ’em
Then you spread ’em, spread ’em,
You spread ’em, spread ’em, spread ’em…

Actions:

Pick: pretend to pick berries
Crush: squish something between your hands
Spread: use one hand to spread pb/jam over other hand

Recommended products:

Hot Cross Buns

Hot cross buns!
Hot cross buns!
One a penny, two a penny,

Hot cross buns!
Hot cross buns!
Hot cross buns!
If you have no daughters,
Give them to your sons!

Toffee Apple by Peter Combe

Mm-mm – very nice

Toffee apple, nice and licky, one for Judy, one for Nicky
Crunchy munchy, very sticky, don’t forget to clean your teeth
Toffee apple, nice and licky, one for Judy, one for Nicky
Crunchy munchy, very sticky, don’t forget to clean your teeth

Daddy have a bite – chomp, chomp, chomp
Mummy have a bite – chomp, chomp, chomp
Chew it well – nyum, nyum, nyum, Mm-mm, very nice

Toffee apple, nice and licky, one for Judy, one for Nicky
Crunchy munchy, very sticky, don’t forget to clean your teeth
Toffee apple, nice and licky, one for Judy, one for Nicky
Crunchy munchy, very sticky, don’t forget to clean your teeth

Daddy have a bite – chomp, chomp, chomp
Mummy have a bite – chomp, chomp, chomp
Micky have a munch – munch, munch, munch
Vicki have a munch – munch, munch, munch
Chew it well – nyum, nyum, nyum – Mm-mm, very nice

Toffee apple, nice and licky, one for Judy, one for Nicky
Crunchy munchy, very sticky, don’t forget to clean your teeth
Toffee apple, nice and licky, one for Judy, one for Nicky
Crunchy munchy, very sticky, don’t forget to clean your teeth

Daddy have a bite – chomp, chomp, chomp
Mummy have a bite – chomp, chomp, chomp
Micky have a munch – munch, munch, munch
Vicki have a munch – munch, munch, munch

Tommy have a taste – nyum, nyum, nyum
Connie have a taste – nyum, nyum, nyum
Chew it well – nyum, nyum, nyum – Mm-mm, very nice

Toffee apple, nice and licky, one for Judy, one for Nicky
Crunchy munchy, very sticky, don’t forget to clean your teeth
Toffee apple, nice and licky, one for Judy, one for Nicky
Crunchy munchy, very sticky, don’t forget to clean your teeth

Daddy have a bite – chomp, chomp, chomp
Mummy have a bite – chomp, chomp, chomp
Micky have a munch – munch, munch, munch
Vicki have a munch – munch, munch, munch
Tommy have a taste – nyum, nyum, nyum

Connie have a taste – nyum, nyum, nyum

Toffee apple gone – gone, gone, gone
Down in the tummy – gone, gone, gone
Can I have some more – no, no, no
Please, daddy, please – no, no, no
Why, daddy, why – I’ll tell you why
There is toffee apple all – over – your – face
[slurp, slurp, slurp] Mm, [slurp, slurp, slurp] very nice

Toffee apple, nice and licky, one for Judy, one for Nicky
Crunchy munchy, very sticky, don’t forget to clean your teeth
Toffee apple, nice and licky, one for Judy, one for Nicky
Crunchy munchy, very sticky, don’t forget to clean your teeth