Sunday, October 20, 2013

Two little Apples

At the beginning of the year in music class we spend the first few weeks getting to know one another, and so we sing about new friends at school and about our families at home.  You might hear some of these songs from your little one these days:  There Were Ten in the Bed, There is Somebody Waiting for Me, or Shoo, Fly!
We usually tap a steady beat as we sing, and some of our songs have actions, or a game that is incorporated with the singing.  We also do lots of circle games and dances as we sing, to promote the social aspect of making music together.
We are also singing music with fall harvest in mind, and you may hear Can you Plant a Cabbage Seed? or the words to Two Little Apples at home.  This last is a spoken rhyme, with actions, and very popular in the class right now, so with a little encouragement, you might even get your child to speak it for you.  Here are the words, so you know what you are listening for:

Two little apples, hanging on a tree.
Two little apples, smiling at me.
I shook that tree as hard as I could,
Down came the apples!
Mmm, they were good!

~Ms. Susanne

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