Sunday, March 6, 2011

music baby

In January, Sarah and Natalie started a weekly Kindermusik class.  They are both having a GREAT time.  For Sarah, returning to Kindermusik is like reuniting with an old friend.   For Natalie, however, it's her first Kindermusik experience, and it's been delightful to watch.  She loves the instruments and the games and especially the songs!  

Part of the take-home materials are CDs of the songs from class.  Both girls love to listen to the CDs in the car.  Now that we've been in the class for a few weeks, Natalie is becoming more familiar with the music and is starting to sing along...which is both precious and hilarious.  

One of the songs on the CD is "Skinnamarink."  The lyrics are:

Skinnamarink-a-doo I love you
Skinnamarink-a-doo I love you
I love you in the morning and in the afternoon
I love you in the evening and underneath the moon
Skinnamarink-a-doo I love you.

Or as Natalie sings it, "Dink, dink, wuv you!"

Then there's the song "Toodala."  This was one of Natalie's initial favorites.  It's a nonsense song, with simple lyrics: 

Mighty pretty motion, toodala
Toodala, toodala.
Mighty pretty motion, toodala
Toodala-la lady.

From the very first time that she heard the song, Natalie sang along, "Too-de-wa."  In fact, even as I type this, she is singing “Too-de-wa” into a toy headset.

The last song that I really enjoy listening to her attempts at singing is the good-bye number at the end of class. Those lyrics are:

Sing your way through the week
Sing and sway cheek to cheek
Sing and play, every day
Sing, sing, sing

Good-bye to sisters,
Good-bye to brothers,
Good-bye to grown-ups,
Sing good-bye.

Of course, Natalie's version is simply “Sing, sing, bye.” 

I would love to get a recording of her versions of the music sometime, but I don't know if I'll be able to do that.  She tends to not perform on command.  ;)  But hopefully "recording" it here will at least preserve the memory.  She's awfully cute to hear!   


Tara said...

Very cute!

Do you think she might sing on command into one of those recordable cards or books? Like, you can have her look at the story in the book and sing out it and slyly record her. My mom told me the books can be found at Wal-Mart. That'd be a really fun keepsake.

karen said...

I don't know...might be worth a shot! But usually I can't get her to recreate anything exactly when I want her to!