Rain Music

Be still. Listen.

Does the music make you think of rain or water?

Garrett Arney plays Rain Dance, by Alice Gomez, on the marimba.

 

Kalani shows you how to play the Rainstick.

 

Yundi plays Raindrop, by Chopin, on the piano.

Philip Glass plays music on the piano that sounds like water.

 

The Willson Suite orchestra plays Gentle Rain by Robert W. Smith.

Do you hear the sound of “raindrops”?

 

Mud!

Mud is soft and sticky.

Mud is a mixture of water and soil.

Elephants bathe in the mud to keep cool!

 

Watch this mudskipper move in the mud.

 

Some people use mud to build houses.

 

Do you like to play in the mud?

 

I Like My Dad

Let’s learn to sing Count On Me by Bruno Mars.

I count one water buffalo in the field.

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Water buffalo ploughing in a paddy field in Chongqing, China.

By Laurent Bélanger (Own work), via Wikimedia Commons

 

I count two tigers playing in the snow.

 

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Tiger mother and her cub playing in the snow.

 

I count three thorns on the stem.

Three Thorns on Rose Stem

I count four firefighters spraying water on the fire.

Four Firefighters

 

One Big Milkshake

Check out these kid-friendly recipes.

Bananas

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Milk

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Pears

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Plums

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Strawberries

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Milkshake

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Sing and dance to the Milkshake song!

#music #motor skills

Where can we buy fruits in Singapore?

#culture #environmental awareness

Play Activities

  • Pretend Play (Smoothie Shop)
  • Make your own milkshake recipe

Early Numeracy

  • numbers used in recipe
  • sequencing (which fruit do you add first, then the next)
  • talk about texture of various fruits
  • discuss how heavy or light a different fruits feel
  • use words like “more” or “less”

Motor Skills Development

  • hopping
  • peeling fruit
  • pouring