Sing Along: Little Green Frog with Amy

Kids love sound effects and will naturally explore and experiment with the different sounds they hear. This is a great starting place for language development! What animal sounds can you hear in words you know?

https://youtu.be/O5HMw1sQPsQ

Lyrics:

Mmm ahh went the little green frog one day.
Mmm ahh went the little green frog.
Mmm ahh went the little green frog one day.
And they all went mmm, mmm, ahh.
But… We all know frogs go, (clap) shanananana
(clap) Shanananana, (clap) shanananana.
We all know frogs go, (clap) shanananana.
They don’t go mmm, mmm, ahh.
Bloop, bloop went the little blue fish one day.
Bloop, bloop went the little blue fish.
Bloop, bloop went the little blue fish one day.
And they all went bloop, bloop, bloop.
But.. We know fish go (kiss) kissy, kissy kiss.
Kissy, kissy kiss., kissy, kissy kiss.
We know fish go kissy, kissy kiss.
They don’t go bloop, bloop, bloop.

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Rhyme Time: The Clapping Mouse with Amy

Rhythm and rhyme are important parts of language development, so find songs, rhymes, stories, and more that incorporate different beats to them!

https://youtu.be/kkC5IgC59CA

Words:

Behind the tree * *
And under the house * *
There lived a teeny * *
Tiny mouse * *
She loved to sing * *
She loved to tap * *
But most of all * *
She loved to clap * *
She clapped all night * *
She clapped all day * *
She clapped to frighten * *
The cat away * * * * * * * ******

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mediaLAB Tips & Tricks: Scanning Photos

Learn quick tips & tricks to help you design your next mediaLAB project. This week’s topic: Scanning Photos.

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Rhyme Time: Rainy Rhymes with Amy

Incorporating toys and instruments into storytimes is a great way to have some extra fun and play! Scarves and light fabrics are fun for peek-a-boo and tickles!

https://youtu.be/TmKjPzvLxJI

Words:

Rain on the grass, rain on the tree,
Rain on the roof top but not on me!

Rain is falling down. Splash!
Rain is falling down. Splash!
Pitter patter, pitter patter
Rain is falling down. Splash!
Sun is peeking out. Peek!
Sun is peeking out. Peek!
Peeking here, peeking there,
Sun is peeking out. Peek!

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mediaLAB Tips & Tricks: FX PhotoKey

Learn quick tips & tricks to help you design your next mediaLAB project. This week’s topic: FX PhotoKey.

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Rhyme Time: Round and Round the Garden with Amy

Rhyme time is the perfect bonding time with baby. Rhyme time can also be the spark for an imaginative adventure with your preschooler!

Words:

Round and round the garden,
Went the Teddy bear.
One step, two step
And tickle me under there.

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Rhyme Time: Bouncy Bouncy Baby with Amy

Did you know… nonsense words have value for early language learners?! These silly words emphasize unique word sounds, which are the foundation of language!

Words

Bouncy bouncy baby
Thribbidee-obidee-oopsee-day,
Bouncy bouncy baby,
this is the way we play.
I’m smart, I’m smart, so smart, so smart,
Because I knew just how to do it
From the start.
It’s spring, it’s spring,
that counts, that counts,
And when daddy gets home,
I’ll show him how to
Bounce, bounce, bounce, bounce!
Bouncy bouncy baby
Thribbidee-obidee-oopsee-day,
Bouncy bouncy baby,
this is the way we play.

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hackLAB Tips & Tricks: The Bend Tool in Inkscape.

Learn quick tips & tricks to help you design your next hackLAB project. This week’s topic: The Bend Tool in Inkscape.

Rhyme Time: Nursery Rhymes with Amy

Nursery rhymes have incredible power! Research has shown that children who have 8 rhymes memorized by 4 years old are stronger readers by the time they are 8 years old. Miss Amy is sharing some of these classic rhymes!

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hackLAB Tips & Tricks: Moving Items on the Cricut Mat

Learn quick tips & tricks to help you design your next hackLAB project. This week’s topic: Moving Items on the Cricut Mat.