Daycare.com Forum Kidacare by Minute Menu Force of Nature Disinfectant HiMama Childcare App

Go Back   Daycare.com Forum > Curriculum

Curriculum Post any curriculum ideas, activites or projects that wouldbe helpful to our Daycare community. What is your teaching philosophy?

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 09-15-2011, 08:32 AM
kcnjason's Avatar
kcnjason kcnjason is offline
Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 190
Default Singing Songs

We love to sing songs. However, it isn't as fun for them when it's just "me" singing. During circle time do you sing your own songs or do you put in a cd? circle time cd? I need to find a way that they will be more into singing. When it's just me, I seem to lose them. Suggestions?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-15-2011, 08:34 AM
Blackcat31's Avatar
Blackcat31 Blackcat31 is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 18,573
Default

Here is a great thread about songs. Make sure you check out the penguin video/song and the one green jelly bean one too...they are adorable!

http://daycare.com/forum/showthread....=singing+songs
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-15-2011, 09:16 AM
tbutler's Avatar
tbutler tbutler is offline
Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 163
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kcnjason View Post
We love to sing songs. However, it isn't as fun for them when it's just "me" singing. During circle time do you sing your own songs or do you put in a cd? circle time cd? I need to find a way that they will be more into singing. When it's just me, I seem to lose them. Suggestions?
I mostly use cd's during circle time. But we sing them ourselves, no cd, during transitions, outside play, or while walking around the neighborhood. But always a cd during circle time.
__________________
I love my job!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-15-2011, 12:15 PM
kendallina's Avatar
kendallina kendallina is online now
Advanced Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Ohio
Posts: 1,635
Default

I usually just sing, with no cd. My kiddos usually sing with me, although they sometimes need encouragement to do so. We do a lot of movement songs too and they don't usually sing through those because they're usually so focused on the movements.

To encourage them to sing I sometimes start circle time with "warming up our voices", where we lightly tap our throats and make silly sounds (like, eeeee-oooo--eeeee-ooo....). I tell them that this helps them to remember to sing...lol. It usually works.

I always let them choose the songs we sing too, which helps.

Also, sometimes we'll sing a song loudly (like, totally screaming) and they LOVE that. We also sing songs in a whisper, which they sing.

I also allow them to sing a song for the whole group if they want. They really like that, although sometimes it goes on longer than the other kids like .

Sometimes I'll pretend to sing a song and not know the words (I do this with the ABCs a lot), then I tell them that they should sing it without me so I can learn the words.

I've definitely found that by varying things, they're more likely to sing along. I have 3-4 year olds.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-25-2011, 12:48 PM
karen's Avatar
karen karen is offline
Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Lakewood, OH
Posts: 114
Default

At the start of circle time I always do songs that include the kids names.....
Here is one that I start off with
"Look through the window and who do I see
Luke friend Luke waving at me (I am waving to the child as I sing this part)
Hi Luke."
Look through the window and who do I see Michelle friend Michelle waving at me.
I just go down the row until I have said each child's name.

I also insert the kids name when singing songs like 5 little ducks or 5 green and speckled frogs and so on.....The kids can't stop laughing!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-25-2011, 01:38 PM
AmandasFCC's Avatar
AmandasFCC AmandasFCC is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 409
Default

During circle time, I sing. Well, WE sing. I used to use CDs of children's music during free play time but I found that it caused the noise level to escalate to an unbearable level and stopped.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-30-2013, 09:29 AM
Largemouthfrog Largemouthfrog is offline
Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 9
Default Music, animals and lots of fun.

www.largemouthfrog.net - has an interactive site where children can explore music, animals and countries.
Here is their latest music video.
http://youtu.be/bw2nif3jt6w
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 02-15-2013, 04:14 AM
LK5kids's Avatar
LK5kids LK5kids is offline
Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 1,212
Default

I have always used songs from the piggyback series. I am not even sure if they are still in print. They have quite a few books and each book is filled with new songs that are sung to familiar tunes.

They also have C.D.'s

I have always had a song board. Each month there are about 10 cards on the board and the "Child of The Day" picks out the songs we sing. These are index cards with a picture or stickers that relate to the song and the song title printed at the top.

I have the song printed on the back. By doing this, I have never gotten bored with songs.

I may also have some every day choices in there too....like, "Mary Had a Little Lamb."

Ooooooopppps! I didn't know this was an old thread....oh, well!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
sing along, singing songs, songs

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Movement Songs Lynnmom Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 5 07-27-2012 01:18 PM
Circle Time Songs Jenniferdawn Curriculum 5 07-20-2012 02:31 PM
Songs athomemommy Curriculum 2 05-10-2012 01:52 PM
Songs Into Your Daily Curriculum? sahdaycaremom Curriculum 10 10-14-2010 12:51 PM
Songs Your Day Care Kids L♥ve! jenh171 Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 4 09-20-2010 12:36 PM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:03 PM.



Daycare.com         Find A Daycare         List Your Daycare         Toys & Products                 About Us

Daycare.com
Please read our Disclaimer before continuing.

Topics pertain mainly to the following States:

Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming