Length: 5-15 min.
Kindegarten, 1, 2
Language Arts and Literature
Scholastic ETV Consortium
Scholastic Song and Music Series
Celebrate music and literature together with this great series from Scholastic. Stories such as Alligators All Around, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and Hush Little Baby interweave beloved stories and poems with music, helping students learn the basics such as the months of the year and the alphabet. And some are just plain fun to sing along with!
1. All the Colors of the Earth — Evocative text and beautiful art along with a captivating musical score and narration, celebrate the glorious diversity of children laughing, loving, and glowing with life. (6:38) Study Guide
2. Foolish Frog — Pete Seeger’s favorite American folksong about a vain bullfrog will have you singing along. (7:37) Study Guide
3. Patrick — The countryside comes alive with Patrick’s fiddle music—and children will too! (6:41) Study Guide
4. Alligators All Around — (2:07) Study Guide
5. Frog Went A-Courtin’ — John Langstaff sings and narrates this 400-year -old Scottish ballad about the courtship of Mr. Frog and Miss Mouse. Audience participation invited. (11:54) Study Guide
6. This Land is Your Land — Everyone’s favorite folk song, written by Woody Guthrie and sung by son, Arlo, is brought to glorious, toe-tapping life in this richly illustrated production. (15:27) Study Guide
7. Chicken Soup with Rice — Learning the names of the months of the year is fun and educational with the rhyme and repetition of Sendak’s classic verse. (4:27) Study Guide
8. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom — In this lively alphabet rhyme, all the letters of the alphabet race each other up the coconut tree. (5:06) Study Guide
9. Changes, Changes — Two enterprising wooden dolls solve a series of problems by arranging and rearranging, a set of wooden blocks to music performed solely on wooden instruments. A nonverbal classic. (5:21) Study Guide
10. Pierre — Pierre flaunts an “I don’t care” attitude until an encounter with a lion changes everything. (5:51) Study Guide
11. Hush Little Baby — This popular folk lullaby, first sung to sleepy children in England before the tune came to America, is evoked here with authenticity and charm. (4:46) Study Guide
12. The Erie Canal — All that happens along 15 miles of the Erie Canal is chronicled in this cheery and informative song about one of the engineering marvels of the world. (6:53) Study Guide
13. Keeping House — Musical Lizzie Firkin, hates housekeeping so much that she sends for Robin Puckertucker to clean, so that she has time to sing and dance. (9:05) Study Guide
14. Musical Max — When the neighbors start complaining about the noise, Max stops practicing his trombone, bass, xylophone, flute, harmonica, cymbals and synthesizer. A wonderful introduction to music. (9:09) Study Guide
15. Lentil — Lentil and his harmonica save the day when Colonel Carter comes to town and the marching band can’t play a single note. (8:46) Study Guide
16. One Was Johnny — Designed to help children learn to count, Sendak’s rhyming verse also introduces them to animals. (2:20) Study Guide
17. Over in the Meadow — John Langstaff’s endearing version of an old counting song for children is filled with the beauty and wonder of meadow life. (9:24) Study Guide
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