TIPS & IDEAS FOR PARENTS, TEACHERS AND GROUP LEADERS
Music with Babies, Toddlers and 4 to 7 Year Olds
IDEAS FOR USING THE “TOODLE TOODELY DOO” VIDEO, SONG AND BOOK
This song is perfect as an action song and the children characters in the video show you the actions so you and children can copy them! Of course…. there’s always room for your own creativity so have fun with it! In the parts where the song lyrics are about the animals, we suggest that you create hand actions to represent the animals. For example, the duck can be hands that “quack” in front of you, the cow has “horns” using a finger on either side of the top of your head. Or the children can pretend to be the animals in the song in those parts.
We now have finger puppets to go with the animal characters in Toodle Toodely Doo book, song and video. They are super cute and we’re told that children are having a lot of fun with them! These can “quack” or “jump” as they appear in the music or book. The animals are: duck, frog, fish, sheep, panda and cow.
Ask children if they remember the French word for “hello” which is said by the frog (Bonjour), the Japanese word for “hello” said by the fish (Ohayo), the Spanish word said by the sheep (Hola), the Maori word said by the sheep (Kia Ora), the Chinese word said by the panda (Ni hao). Also ask what the duck and cow say? There are two versions of the video – one for Australia/New Zealand and a version for outside Aust/N.Z.
Follow up with discussion questions like “Where did the children put the frog/fish/bath/panda/cow?”, “Where did the duck go?”, “There’s lots of animals in the zoo at the end…… what did you see?”, “There’s one animal in the zoo that’s wearing pyjamas – did you see what that was?”
The book was published in October 2017 and with its release came the finger puppets so there is now, like Black and White Cow, a complete set available – a book with CD and mp3 song, 2 videos (one has sing-along lyrics), and 6 matching animal finger puppets, making our sets quite unique in the marketplace. They are already very popular as gift sets for children. The book is great for all aged children with an interest in animals and story books, including babies, and the finger puppets are better suited to children aged from around 2 or 3 years.