Wednesday, February 11, 2015

M is for the Magical World of Music!

M is for matchstick, monkey, manners, milk, mud, medicine, mask, mail, Mozart, miles, magical, and music!

This week's story time was all about music!

We read:

Jazz Baby, by Lisa Wheeler

"“Brother’s hands tap.
Sister’s hands snap.
Itty-bitty Baby’s hands clap-clap-clap!”

I don’t think it’s possible to read Jazz Baby by Lisa Wheeler and R. Gregory Christie  aloud without bouncing a bit. This book, which earned the Geisel Honor Award, works on so many levels.  Your Music Smart kids will be pulled into the the rhythm of the rhyme (and no one does rhyme as well as Lisa Wheeler).  Your Body Smart kids can snap or tap along as you read. With all the “doo-wop-doo”s and “bop-bop-bop”s, this is a perfect springboard to introduce onomatopoeia." - Kristen Remenar 

There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly, by Simms Taback

"Everyone knows the song about the old lady who swallowed a fly, a spider, a bird, and even worse, but who's ever seen what's going on inside the old lady's stomach? With his inventive die-cut artwork, Simms Taback, illustrator of The Road Builders gives young readers a rollicking, eye-popping version of the well-loved poem." - Viking Books for Young Readers

If You're Happy and You Know It!, by Jan Ormerod

"Here's a new take on the popular song known to every child. In this version, a collection of animals put their own twist on the words. A new version that stresses individuality and won't fail to amuse every child." - Star Bright Books

If You're Happy and You Know It: Jungle Edition, by James Warhola

"A fun, roar-out-loud jungle version of the favorite kids' song, IF YOU'RE HAPPY AND YOU KNOW IT!

If you're happy and you know it, give a roar!

This jungle version of the classic song IF YOU'RE HAPPY AND YOU KNOW IT! is a real read-along sing-along safari! Get ready to stomp your feet, flap your wings, and scratch your fur!" - Orchard Books 

We made ribbon sticks!

We played with musical instruments, and formed a marching band! 

We had so much musical fun this week! Next up, n is for nose!