I guess music is on my mind these days. I’ve been going through my music resources a lot these days and having a lot of fun finding songs I had never discovered before.
This week I was asked to bring some activity to our school’s Parent Council meeting. I taught them one of the songs and dances in this great book.
Singing Games and Playparty Games by Richard Chase — This book has fabulously clear instructions for dances and games that you can do to music with a group. Tonight I taught the parents the first song in the book called “Turn the Glasses Over.” People always enjoy getting together, moving and singing in a coordinated way (even if they may seem reluctant at first.)
The songs in the book are simple, familiar melodies so they’re quick and easy to learn. The dances have really great, clear instructions with good accompanying illustrations. You’ll easily be able to follow them to lead a dance yourself. Bring one to your child’s next birthday party and have fun!