Posted by lindamartinandersen on March 21, 2014
“Sing Along…” by Linda Martin Andersen
“A Writer’s Playground”–A place to find wordplay, writing, and monthly calendar activities for kids and those young at heart.
March is Sing With Your Child Month.
I am very fortunate that my maternal grandfather loved to sing silly songs. I remember singing along with him. Sometimes, our family sang songs like “On Top of Old Smokey,” as we traveled on vacation. What memories do you have of singing along with an adult? I hope you’ll share comments here. Even better, go sing with someone. Have fun!
History of Sing-along Songs:
Sing-along with Mitch Miller. Check out early TV programs featuring the bouncing ball. Notice that the singers stood still. http://www.emmytvlegends.org/interviews/shows/sing-along-with-mitch
Do you own a sing-along collection? Here’s a Disney one. http://www.amazon.com/Sing-Along-Songs-Disneyland-Fun/dp/B0009X75W4
Sing-along Songs I remember well:
There’s a Hole in the Bucket. Sesame Street video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAfCQ-t7xY0
There’s a Hole in the Bottom of the Sea video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pSjoLnby6E
Shave and a Haircut (Two Bits!): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxU-SgOtVSM
Oh My Darling Clementine: http://www.scoutsongs.com/lyrics/clementine.html Why do you think these are called Scout songs?
Found a Peanut: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMJ2wugESQo
Create Your Own Piggyback Songs (changing lyrics)
Three Steps to Writing Better Piggyback Songs: http://www.thegeorgecenter.com/2013/01/04/3-steps-to-writing-better-piggyback-songs/
Thank you for visiting “A Writer’s Playground.” Please come again soon. Bring a friend.
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