Sing a Song of Hobbies

Sing a Song of Hobbies

January is National Hobby Month. Before you yawn and run away take a minute to write the ways you like to spend your free time. If you are like the average American, one them is likely to be watching TV. Check out this list of the 50 most popular hobbies. Did you have...
Winter Songs for Preschoolers

Winter Songs for Preschoolers

Winter is a magical place when you are a child. Exploring it with songs, movement and singable books is a lot of fun. Here are a few ideas for your next winter themed gathering with preschoolers. Winter songs to sing The Winter Song (tune: Farmer in the Dell) –...
Looking at the Bright Side

Looking at the Bright Side

On December 21st, we are encouraged to celebrate Look at the Bright Side Day. None of us can be optimistic all the time. Sometimes “the light in me sees the light in you”.   A few years ago, I shared some shadow and flashlight ideas for all ages. Here are...
Sing of Toys

Sing of Toys

Christmas, Santa and toys seem to go together. As I child, I looked forward to the arrival of the winter Sears catalogue where I could create my Christmas wish list. When my daughter was young, she would clip pictures from the department store fliers for her wish...
Sweet Music

Sweet Music

Sweet music…what does it make you think about? The Alicia Keys’ song? A special moment in your life? A favorite song? All of the above? Our memories are often captured in and around music.  This includes our happy moments along with our sad ones....
Coffee Inspired Drumming

Coffee Inspired Drumming

For me. participating in a drum circle is a lot like having coffee. It energizes me. It warms me up. It makes me smile. That is why I call my drum circles Java Boom. You can have coffee inspired drumming with some coffee rhythms. With all the options you can drum the...