Sing Books with Emily, the Blog

Sing Books with Emily Songbook “Little Songs” Theme for Burke Library in Alexandria, VA: 5/30/2017 Visit

Posted on: May 28, 2017

This post is for Sing Books with Emily Songbook Series Little Songs Volume 1 at Burke Library in Alexandria, VA on 5/30/2017

Sing Books with Emily Songbook Series: Learn songs, make a family songbook, sing with kids.

I was delighted to visit the  Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library in Alexandria, VA for a Sing Books with Emily Songbook session on Tuesday, May 30, 2017, 11-11:30am.

Most of time I do most of the singing at Sing Books gatherings.  But part of my mission with Sing Books with Emily is to encourage folks (parents, extended family, caregivers, community members, educators) to learn songs themselves and SING with children.  Doing this nurtures so many benefits, including:

  • cultural enrichment
  • sharing of knowledge
  • emergent reading
  • sharing of values
  • emotional communication and maturity
  • LOVE
  • empathy
  • FUN!

To further this mission, I conduct Sing Books with Emily Songbook visits, including the one at the Burke Library on 5/30/2017.

The Songbook visits go like this:

  • Guests gather the song pages that have the song lyrics on them.  These sheets are made like coloring pages so the kids can color and decorate them.  If anyone is interested in song sheets that also have guitar chords, you will find those below.
  • First, I explain that these songs are meant to be easy to sing.  Many of the songs will probably have familiar tunes.  If not, guests can reference this post for sound players to remember the tunes or use the sound players for singing along whenever they choose.
  • Then, we start singing the songs! One at a time, I sing the song then invite friends to sing with me.  We sing each song a couple of times to help guest become familiar with the tunes then move on to the next one.
  • Guests can keep their sheets (stapled together into a booklet or put into sheet protectors and binders or prong folders, there are many ways to make a book!).  Keeping and decorating the booklet will help you create a family song book.
  • Remember: kids can decorate the pages and enjoy singing these songs with family and friends.

**********************
THE SONGS

There are many resources for each song below.  Each title is linked to a post about that song (which includes things like song history, videos, sound players).  The link after the text that says, “To view or print this card, click here:” will take you to a printable PDF of that songs sheet.  There is a song sheet with guitar chords and a song sheet with just lyrics for most songs.  Most songs also have embedded sound players that you can use to sing or learn the songs.  Once you have learned the tunes, please feel free to sing the songs a capella and in any key that best suits your voice.

Have fun!

*
SBWE SBS - Little Songs Cover
Sing Books with Emily Songbook Series: Little Songs
Page Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE Songbook Series
To view or print this cover, click here:
SBWE SBS – Little Songs Cover

*
SBWE SBS ABC letters caps WITH SIGN and chords portrait
ABCs Chart with ASL Alphabet and Guitar Chords for SBWE Songbook Series
Traditional Words and Tune
Card Assembled by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
To view or print this card, click here:
SBWE SBS ABC letters caps WITH SIGN and chords portrait

*
SBWE SBS ABC letters caps w sign no chords

ABCs Chart with ASL Alphabet for SBWE Songbook Series
Traditional Words and Tune
Page Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE Songbook Series
To view or print this card, click here:
SBWE SBS ABC letters caps w sign no chords

*
five little owls w chords ELEG SBWE SBS 2

Five Little Owls w chords for SBWE Songbook Series (Updated) 
Rhyme by Anonymous
Tune and Chords by ELEG for SBWE
Page Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE Songbook Series
To view or print this page, click here:
five little owls w chords ELEG SBWE SBS 2

Sing Along with Emily , here:

*
five little owls ELEG SBWE SBS no chords
Five Little Owls for SBWE Songbook Series (no chords)
Rhyme by Anonymous
Tune and Chords by ELEG for SBWE
Page Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE Songbook Series
To view or print this page, click here:
five little owls ELEG SBWE SBS no chords

Sing Along with Emily , here:

*
I Saw a Ship SBWE simple w chords
I Saw a Ship (Simple Version for SBWE w chords)
Mother Goose Nursery Rhyme
Tune, Arrangement, and Chords by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this song sheet, click here:
I Saw a Ship SBWE simple w chords

*
Sing this rhyme with Emily, here:

*
I Saw a Ship SBWE simple no chords

I Saw a Ship (Simple Version for SBWE no chords)
Mother Goose Nursery Rhyme
Tune, Arrangement, and Chords by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this song sheet, click here:
I Saw a Ship SBWE simple no chords

*
Sing this rhyme with Emily, here:

*
eensy weensy itsy bitsy w chords 4 sbwe
ITSY BITSY / EENSY WEENSY SPIDER (for SBWE, songsheet w chords)
Traditional Words and Tune
Additional Words by Raffi and Michael Creber
To view or print this page, click here:
eensy weensy itsy bitsy w chords 4 sbwe

*
eensy weensy w raffi verse (no chords)
ITSY BITSY / EENSY WEENSY SPIDER (for SBWE, song sheet no chords)
Traditional Words and Tune
Additional Words by Raffi and Michael Creber
To view or print this page, click here:
eensy weensy w raffi verse (no chords)

*
I don’t have guitar chords for this one, but this can be sun a capella or with the embedded sound player:
SBWE SBS Last Song
Last Song (SBWE Songbook Series)

Poem by James Guthrie
Music by Emily Gleichenhaus and Paul Raiman
Page Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE Songbook Series
To view or print this book, click here:
SBWE SBS Last Song

Sing-Along with Emily:

http://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/last-song

*
SBWE SBS Little Turtle w chords
The Little Turtle Song Sheet w Guitar Chords
Poem by Vachel Lindsay
Traditional Tune with Chords by ELEG for SBWE SBS
Page Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE Songbook Series
To view or print this page, click here:
SBWE SBS Little Turtle w chords

Sing THE LITTLE TURTLE in G with Emily

*
SBWE SBS Little Turtle
The Little Turtle
Poem by Vachel Lindsay
Traditional Tune
Page Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE Songbook Series
To view or print this page, click here:
SBWE SBS Little Turtle

Sing THE LITTLE TURTLE in G with Emily

*
Soft Kitty for SBWE (w chords)
SOFT KITTY (song sheet w chords)
Song by Edith Newlin
From: Songs for the Nursery School
Adapted from English Folk-Tune
Chords by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
Soft Kitty for SBWE (w chords)

Sing with Emily, here:

*
Soft Kitty for SBWE (no chords)
SOFT KITTY (song sheet no chords)
Song by Edith Newlin
From: Songs for the Nursery School
Adapted from English Folk-Tune
To view or print this page, click here:
Soft Kitty for SBWE (no chords)

Sing with Emily, here:

**********************
I have created many more song sheets than just these.  You can find most of them at these two links:

*
SING-ALONG RESOURCES AND PRINTABLE MATERIALS
This is the place to find Print Materials Created by Emily
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/sing-along-resources-2/

*
EMILY’S SING BOOKS REPERTOIRE
The Sing Books with Emily Repertoire of Illustrated Song
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/the-sing-books-with-emily-repertoire-of-illustrated-song/

**********************
We also sang a few other illustrated songs:

*
bird lullaby 4 sbwe cover only
Birds, a Poetic Companion (Inspired by Jack Prelutsky’s “Bird Lullaby”)
Music by Jack Prelutsky
Photos of birds found online

*
take me home country roads
Take Me Home, Country Roads

Words and Music by John Denver, Taffy Nivert and Bill Danoff
Words Adapted by Christopher Canyon
Illustrated by Christopher Canyon

*

Take Me Out to the Ball Game
Words by Jack Norworth
Music by Albert Von Tilzer
Illustrated by Amiko Hirao
Performed by Carly Simon

*
up up up
Up, Up, Up

Words and Music by Susan Reed
Illustrated by Rachel Oldfield
Published by Barefoot Books 

*

You’re a Grand Old Flag
Words and Music by George M. Cohan
Illustrated by Warren Kimble

**********************
SING BOOKS WITH EMILY, Wednesday, August 2, 2017, 11-11:30 at Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library in Alexandria, VA

I will return to  Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library on Wednesday, August 2, 2017, 11-11:30.

In this visit, I’ll bring lots and lots of illustrated songs which kids can feel free to pick from the bags.  I’ll sing whatever kids pick out.

I hope to see you then!

**********************
Related Posts

*
LIKE Sing Books with Emily on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/SingBooksWithEmily/

*
Sing Books with Emily on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/SingBooksEmily

*
EMILY’S SING BOOKS REPERTOIRE
The Sing Books with Emily Repertoire of Illustrated Song
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/the-sing-books-with-emily-repertoire-of-illustrated-song/

*
SING BOOKS WITH EMILY SONGBOOK SERIES (SBWE SBS): HOST PAGE
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/sbwe-song-book-series/

*
SING-ALONG RESOURCES AND PRINTABLE MATERIALS
This is the place to find Print Materials Created by Emily
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/sing-along-resources-2/

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Calendar of SBWE Posts

May 2017
M T W T F S S
« Apr   Jun »
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031  

Archives

%d bloggers like this: