Come With Me and Swim!

Oh, the freedom of floating and splashing in the water! Whether at the beach, pool or lake, swimming is a wonderful way to play. Even pretending to swim in the bathtub can be fun for you and your child. Here is a brand new song that uses changes in musical time to create the feeling of taking a swim. Enjoy!

 

Come With Me and Swim…E.K. Schwartz 2017

Come with me and swim. Come hold hands and jump right in.

Come with me and swim. Come hold hands and jump right in.

The water is cool, the weather is fine. So take a deep breath, it’s almost time.

Bend your knees. Curl your toes. Take a breath. Hold your nose.

Ready. Set. Go! OH!!

 

Only One Me

When to let go? When to set free?

This is one of the hardest dilemmas of parenting. It is especially challenging when we need to, or choose to, send our children outside of the home for care or for school. How to make it easier? Here is a short but catchy song to help your child (and you) cope with the challenges of letting go. It reminds them and us that no matter how many people there are in this new environment, we still stay ‘me’.

 Only One Me

E.K. Schwartz 2016

There are many, many kids in my school, in my school

There are many, many kids in my school

There are many, many kids in my school, in my school

There are many, many kids in my school

But there’s only one me

Only one me

Only one me in my school

There are many, many toys in my school, in my school

There are many, many toys in my school

There are many, many books in my school, in my school

There are many, many books in my school

But there’s only one me

Only one me

Only one me in my school

Enjoy the music!

Beth

I’m So Glad to Be Me!

Don’t you wish you could bottle the unrestrained joy of infants and toddlers when they are happy and excited? One way young children show enthusiasm is through clapping. Get ready to sing, clap and dance along with this happy new song celebrating those small moments of pleasure.

I’m So Glad to Be Me

E.K. Schwartz 2016

I’m going to clap with my hands

I’m going to dance with my knees

I’m going to sing out loud ‘I’m glad to be me!’

I’m going to clap with my hands

I’m going to dance with my knees

I’m going to sing out loud ‘I’m so glad to be me!’

Here’s my head

And here’s my toes

I know how to think

And I know where to go

Here’s my eyes, I know how to look

I can jump and play and read a book.

I’m going to clap with my hands

I’m going to dance with my knees

I’m going to sing out loud ‘I’m glad to be me!’

I’m going to clap with my hands

I’m going to dance with my knees

I’m going to sing out loud ‘I’m so glad to be me!’

Can’t Sit Still

Waiting in line at the grocery store? or in the Doctor’s waiting room? These are times when a parent’s need to focus and wait really clashes with the child’s need to move. Here is a brand new Sprouting Melodies Sing at Home to help you and your child make it though these tough times. It might just be one of the most fun songs I have ever written!

Enjoy!

Look outside! The wind is blowing

The people are moving and the cars are going

And down in the ground all the flowers are growing

And I can’t sit still.

The wind is blowing, and I can’t sit still

The cars are going, and I can’t sit still

The flowers are growing, and I can’t sit still

No, I can’t sit still

 

Look outside! The bunnies are hopping

The birds are singing and their heads are bopping

And up in the sky the sun is not stopping

And I can’t sit still.

The bunnies are hopping, and I can’t sit still

The birds are bopping, and I can’t sit still

The sun’s not stopping, and I can’t sit still

No, I can’t sit still

 

I can move my body

I can move my feet

I can wiggle, wiggle, wiggle

In my seat

But I can’t sit still

Will You Help Me Cook?

For almost every holiday, we have special foods connected with that holiday.  When we have traditions in our family connected with food, it is really important to bring young children into the kitchen early to learn about those traditions. Give them a small chore, and help them to learn about their family and their culture with the new song about food. Mmm, Mmm, Mmm!

Will You Help Me Cook?

E.K. Schwartz 2015

Pumpkin pie; put it in the oven.

Baked potatoes;  I’ll eat ‘em by the dozen.

Cook me up some carrots and peas,

A little bit of turkey and some gravy, please.

Will you help me cook? Yes! Yes!

Come and take a look. Yes! Yes!

In the recipe book. Yes! Yes!

So cook me up some carrots and peas,

A little bit of turkey and some gravy, please.

 

Enjoy the music!

Beth