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Archive for the ‘Kids’ Dances’ Category

Music for Little Dancing Feet

Little children love to move! Movement helps children develop their gross motor skills and helps with socialisation and emotional development.  Watching babies and toddlers move to music and song is one of life’s great joys. We have plenty of resources for little dancing feet!

 You Can Dance! from The Learning Station is a dance fitness and movement collection that has every style from ballroom to disco. Kids will have lots of fun trying hip-hop, salsa, cha cha and more. Having fun and moving is great for fitness and heath. What better way to encourage fitness than by dancing? The Learning Station is a favourite at Educational Esteem – The Learning Station is a US trio of musician/entertainers with an early education background. The trio has recorded 28 albums so the trio is well and truly a leader in early childhood music and learning. Read more

Musical Fun from the Learning Station

 

All aboard for some fun and games with all the great resources from The Learning Station!

The Learning Station is a US trio of musician/entertainers with an early education background. The trio has recorded over 300 songs and 28 albums so their track record with creating engaging and educational music experiences is hard to beat.

A good collection to start with is Tony Chestnut – 14 lively and action songs that promote participation and free expression. Anything is possible at The Learning Station. On this CD you can travel to the yankety-yank with a bullfrog, go shopping in search of the perfect pet and exploring the jungle with five little monkeys. Read more

Shenanigans – Bush Dances for Kids

Australian bush dancing was pretty big in the 1980s and it’s now making something of a comeback. But for children, bush dancing has always been a very fun, active and inclusive form of dance. The music is provided by bush bands, like Shenanigans, who have been performing and producing music for children and adults for over 30 years! Shenanigans are one of Australia’s best-known and regarded educational troupes who have conducted bush dance and world dance and multicultural workshops at hundreds of schools over the years.

Shenanigans’ Bush Dances of New Holland is a terrific resource for primary aged children onwards and includes dances from a variety of styles and cultures, including standard Australian bush dances. Other cultural influences on the collection are ‘Louisiana Saturday Night’, the Serbian ‘Scissor Dance’ and the old English ‘Sellenger’s Round’. Read more

Kindergarten Music Collection

Kindergarten is a magical time for children and their development. In Australia it is traditionally the year before children enter the primary school system. Aussie kids get a year of government-funded kinder when they are four and an unfunded, more informal year known as three-year-old kindergarten. Day care and preschool settings also form part of the early learning years.

At Educational Esteem we have an excellent range of the best kindergarten music and learning resources that are perfect for early learning settings and at home. Read more

Tennessee Wig Walk

I’m a bow-legged chicken, I’m a knock kneed hen
Never been so happy since I don’t know when
I walk with a wiggle and a giggle and a squawk
Doing the Tennessee wig walk.

Hear a tune on the fiddle and my heart’s aflow ???
Though I’m broke and weary and my back is sore
I walk with a wiggle and a giggle and a squawk
Doing the Tennessee wig walk.

Put your toes together, your knees apart
Bend your back, get ready to start
Flap your elbows just for luck
Then you wiggle and you waddle like a baby duck.

Come and dance with me honey, tap your toes and glide
And we’ll always be together side by side,
I walk with a wiggle and a giggle and a squawk
Doing the Tennessee wig walk