Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Poetry Month: Songs for Young Children
There has not been much talk of songs during National Poetry Month. I have found that so many of my students buy into poetry when they realize that songs are often a form of poetry. So today, to celebrate National Poetry Month I wanted to share some great song videos I have found online. These are great fun for children to listen to and to watch. But I am also thinking that with programs like Animationish and others that are available, I can see kids creating animated videos and art like this to go with favorite songs. Can you imagine how this can tie into Garageband? I think the possibilities are endless. But, just as importantly, these songs are FUN! A great joyful way to celebrate words with our students. Enjoy!
Some of my favorite songs and sites:
The Elephant Song (and all of the others by Eric Herman)