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Fall Fun

posted Nov 10, 2015, 3:51 PM by Marsha Goodman-Wood   [ updated Nov 10, 2015, 4:56 PM ]
At a recent Circle Time at the Takoma Park Library our theme was fall.  I brought in a couple of songs from other sources that I promised to post for you so you can sing them again at home.  The first is a wonderful song by Chicago performer and teacher, Susan Salidor, called "Hey Little Leaf" which is a fun song to sing and act out with your little ones. Click on the song title to go directly to the video on Susan's website. Click on Susan's name to go to her site where you can explore, check out her other videos, and learn more about her wonderful music.

The other song about the leaves that we enjoyed was called "Down, Down" from Musikgarten's 'Cycle of Seasons' curriculum.  The words are:

    Down, down, down, down
    Leaves fall gently down to the ground.
    Whirling, twirling round and round, 
    Falling softly down to the ground.

When you sing it, stretch up high and wave your arms side to side slowly as you as you sing the first two lines and let your hands be the leaves falling down to the ground.  Then reach up again and slowly twirl around as you mimic the leaves falling to the ground or twirl your arms/hands if you prefer that to turning your whole body. Repeat as many times as you like!  If you weren't there in person or don't remember the tune, make up you own tune. I hope you enjoy the fall leaves and songs!