In the past few weeks, I presented Mother Goose on the Loose trainings in Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, and all over British Columbia. Many of the attendees at the workshops showed me new rhymes and allowed me to make videos with my cell phone.
Although the quality might not be great, the rhymes are!
You can access them by doing a YouTube search for MGOL Rhymes or click on some of the links below!
Also, I will add many new rhymes the nursery rhymes resources page on the MGOL Website.
Here are some of the new rhymes:
From Wibbleton to Wobbleton, a fun knee bounce from Paw Paw, Michigan
Worms Up, Worms Down by Megan in British Columbia
Wind the Bobbin Up, British Columbia Public Libraries
Horsey, Horsey, British Columbia Public Libraries
5 thoughts on “New Rhymes!!!”
I have wanted to add Wibbleton to Wobbleton with my Mother Goose kids. Thanks for including the link so that I could see the motions. They are simple and perfect!
I attended you MGOL workshop in Richmond in September of 2010 and have been doing MGOL ever since! We love it!
I was asked to present to a group of PreK teachers in our local public school. Do you have suggestions for adapting MGOL to a classroom of PreK students? I realize the parent/cargiver aspect of the program is very important, but this may be the only exposure to nursery rhymes that these kids will get.
You have great timing for asking that question. In two weeks, I will begin a 5 weeks series of Mother Goose on the Loose programs for a local preschool. I have been busy adapting it in terms of using less repetition, longer rhymes, more varied activities, and no expectation of parent interaction. Please contact me at the end of November and I’ll have lots to say!
However, if anyone reading this has had experience with presenting MGOL to 3-5 year olds in a preschool setting, please feel free to answer Lisa’s question!
I am a newbie trying to implement MGOL with a slightly older age group—up to age 3. We’ve been at about 6 weeks now and doing the programs as written in the manual has left me feeling like the kids and parents are getting bored with the repetition. Any advice? For instance, last week I dropped the farm animal segment and substituted a read-aloud, “Going to Sleep on the Farm”. I skipped the lullaby and introduced more new rhymes.
The question is, are you bored? If you are getting tired of singing the same songs, then your group may be picking up on your attitude. If that is the case, then by all means, add more variety! You are setting the tone, and you have to choose material that is fun for you in order for it to be fun for everyone else.
Usually, the repetition works well because people enjoy singing along and they can’t do that if they don’t know the songs. When the material is treated as if it is an old friend coming back for a visit, there is a general enthusiasm about welcoming back the friend.
The scripts in the manual are meant to be guidelines and do not need to be followed exactly. Play with them until you come to the formula that works best for you and your audience. And please stay in touch! If you find a particular rhyme or activity that your program attendees really enjoy, I’d love to hear about it.