Monday, March 7, 2011

Let's Sing Together video #2

It  has been a while since the first Let's Sing Together video - for a variety of reasons, but mostly because the Dude's approach to singing time is that of excited audience member.  It concerned me for a bit, because what parent doesn't want to have the most interactive kid at library story time??  Plus the only other child I've parented has the memory of an elephant and can sing you just about every song she's ever heard.... but I'm having a change of heart - because though our singing time usually consists of me singing to him, he is a VERY appreciative recipient of the music.  So what if he doesn't want to parrot out the actions with me?  It's obvious he's a human sponge.

This is an adorable fingerplay song called Open Shut Them that I learned with WonderGirl in her early library storytime days.  I've heard it with music, or just chanted, but either way it's a winner.  We're only doing the first 4 lines because I'm trying to focus on the "Open" and "Shut" parts of the song.  I can get him to open his hand, but when we shut them he starts giggling and it stalls things.  Not that I'm complaining - it's flippin' adorable.  Here are the actual wordy words:

Open, Shut Them

Open, shut them; Open, shut them,
Give a little clap,
Open, shut them; Open, shut them,
Lay them in your lap.
Creep them; creep them,
Slowly Creep them; creep them,
Right up to your chin,
Open wide your little mouth
But do not put them in. 

Open, shut them; Open, shut them,
To your shoulder fly
Let them, like the little birdies Flutter to the sky.
Falling, falling, downward falling
Almost to the ground,
Quickly raising all your fingers
Twirl them 'round and 'round and 'round


Anonymous said...

Refreshingly honest...and oh so cute!

Jane said...

I love when the look on the kid's face clearly says "Mother, what are you making me do? Can I go eat sand again?"

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