Singing in the Kitchen

I’m going to link this up to What My Children Are Reading because we’ve been getting some music books recently.
<a href=”http://ws.amazon.com/widgets/q?rt=tf_cw&ServiceVersion=20070822&MarketPlace=US&ID=V20070822%2FUS%2Fadvenofmommy-20%2F8010%2F73d88e9a-6156-4625-a4d3-f68962667c99&Operation=NoScript”>Amazon.com Widgets</a> <a href=”http://ws.amazon.com/widgets/q?rt=tf_mfw&ServiceVersion=20070822&MarketPlace=US&ID=V20070822%2FUS%2Fadvenofmommy-20%2F8001%2F75c9e6fc-eba3-4981-a0ff-f429d2c6ccd9&Operation=NoScript”>Amazon.com Widgets</a> Ever since reading this book, I’ve added something new into our homeschool day, and it’s made a huge difference. We start off the morning with singing. I tend to stick to fold songs, which you’ll notice are the books I’ve linked to up there. They’re the songs I remember singing as a kid, and songs that have a lot of movement in them, and a lot of fun silly songs. If you saw my post over on ABC & 123 then  you know I’ve also been using songs for working on phonemic awareness.  From what I’ve found the best song to book come from Raffi and Mary Ann Hoberman.  I’ve had great luck with both of those.

The kids and I have been singing all of the songs from the CD included with “Singing in the Kitchen,” and I plan on making an instrument basket.  So far I’ve got some dowel rods that we’ve been using as drum sticks and just banging together or on the floor.  My next one I think is going to be some shaker eggs using Easter eggs.

As you can tell, I’m really enjoying this book, and I almost think the CD alone is worth the price of the book, but I’m a fan of folk music and am likely to be singing songs like that anyways.  If you’re not a fan of folk music, but you’re wanting to incorporate more music then you’ll probably like the great suggestions of the book itself more.

I’m kinda tempted to learn to play the guitar.  I think it would be so much fun to sit upstairs with a guitar and sing with the kids.  A girl can dream.

But, I would recommend the book, it’s a lot of fun, and a nice quick read.

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DISCLOSURE:  I did receive a copy of this book in exchange for a review, I was not paid for my opinion, and given that the songs are now rather stuck in my head, I sincerely doubt I’m making up my opinion.

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11 thoughts on “Singing in the Kitchen

  1. I love these books! We built a whole co-op class around them last year, and Scholastic has mini books for many of them that you can print. We would learn a song, sing and dance – add instruments – and then the children could color their minibooks with the words. They had quite a collection of books at the end of co-op!

    I'm linking with you tomorrow for Science Sunday – it's been a while!

  2. We love coming across “new” (to us) songs with actions. A good ole sing-a-long always lifts everyones spirits so it's it's great to have a good repertoire of fun, catch songs ready to go.

  3. I've heard many good things about this book, and the books you have linked at the top are so fun 🙂 Thanks for linking!!

    Definitely learn the guitar, if you have the chance! I have always wanted to play…my dad and some of my brothers play. I did have a guitar for a while, but at the time I lived too far from my brother who would have taught me, and I lost the motivation 😦
    Lauren has a guitar now and my brother has taught her a bit. I am sure she'll start up again when she's ready.

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