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Sing & Smile for Ages 5 to 8

6–31 July 2020

 

Sing & Smile is a free project for children aged 5–8 that uses singing to enhance children’s mental health and wellbeing.

Every Monday to Thursday at 11am from 6–31 July we will post a song or rhyme with an accompanying game. On Friday of each week, we will have a live session where we will sing all our favourites together.

This project is made possible with the support of the Wellbeing Fund, along with Sing & Smile for Pre-Fives and This is Your Song.


Week Four

27–31 July 2020

Our final presenter will be Karen Clark, a familiar face in recent months having presented Daily Activities, Wee Summer Sing and Sing & Smile for Pre-Fives.

Karen studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London followed by a successful career as a bassoon soloist, performing and recording with several of Europe’s leading orchestras. Since 2012, Karen has pursued her passion for music education and has worked extensively with NYCOS choirs, projects and delivering training sessions for nursery and primary school teachers. Karen is also a musicianship lecturer at the RCS Junior Conservatoire and the RSNO Junior Chorus.

Week One Presenter, Rosanne Brackenridge
Monday - Donkeys Are in Love With Carrots

Today we have a song all about donkeys’ love for carrots with some actions to enjoy.

Watch the British Sign Language version of this video.

Tuesday - Miss Miss

You can sing this song with a bouncy ball. Can you catch it each time?

Wednesday - Ma, Ma, Will You Buy Me

Today Karen has picked a song about one of her favourite fruits to eat.

Watch the British Sign Language version of this video.

Thursday - My Bonnie Lies over the Ocean

Karen visits the seaside today to teach us one of her favourite songs. Have a chair ready for this activity.

Watch the British Sign Language version of this video.

Friday - Live Session 4

Join us for our final live session at 11am on Friday 31 July we will sing our favourites together.

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Week Three

20–24 July 2020

Celine Donoghue was our third presenter and shared lots of songs that make her smile.

Celine is a graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (formerly Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama) and has toured and recorded extensively from the age of sixteen, performing fiddle, tenor banjo and vocals with the Scottish band Calasaig.

Week One Presenter, Rosanne Brackenridge
Monday - The World Must Be Comin Tae An End

Today Celine teaches us a song about all the things that could go wrong when we go for the messages. You can sing this song with sticks, claves or pencils.

Watch the British Sign Language version of this video.

Tuesday - Dipidu

Today Celine teaches us a welcome song from Uganda. You can play this as a ball game and make up some of your own actions.

Wednesday - Double Double This That

In today's song you can replace the words with anything you like, such as ice cream, popcorn or lollpip. What else can you think of?

Thursday - Tony Chestnut

Once you've learnt the words and actions to this song you can try putting some of the words into your thinking voice as a challenge.

Friday - Live Session 3

On Friday 24 July when we sang our favourites together.

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Week Two

13–17 July 2020

Fiona Hunter was our second presenter for Sing & Smile with a focus on Scots songs and rhymes for the week.

Fiona is an award-winning singer who has toured internationally with Scots song champions Malinky. She has also sang with the large-scale Grit Orchestra for Celtic Connections. As a solo singer, Fiona released her first album in 2014 and won the MC Alba Scot Trad Music Awards’ Scots Singer of the Year title. She releases her second solo album this year.

Week One Presenter, Rosanne Brackenridge
Monday - I Hiv a Little Spider

For Fiona's first Scots song you can either use a small puppet, toy or wriggle your fingers like a spider.

Watch the British Sign Language version of this video.

Tuesday - Broo Broo Brinkie

Today Fiona teaches us a Scots rhyme about our face and the different things we can do with it.

Watch the British Sign Language version of this video.

Wednesday - Herrin's Heid

What will we dae with a herrin’s heid? Join in with Fiona to find out and learn some fun actions.

Watch the British Sign Language version of this video.

Thursday - Daphne Cochrane

Today we have a call and response song with actions about a girl called Daphne Cochrane.

Watch the British Sign Language version of this video.

Friday - Live Session 2

On Friday 17 July we sang our favourite Scot songs together.

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Week One

6–10 July 2020

Rosanne Brackenridge was our first presenter for Sing & Smile. She had a successful career as a soloist with Scottish Opera and English National Opera. More recently, she has enjoyed teaching music in schools and is a Mini Music Maker leader, sharing the joy of singing with very young children and their families.

Taking part in the Sing & Smile project has given her the chance to share some of her favourite songs and she hopes everyone will enjoy them.

Week One Presenter, Rosanne Brackenridge
Monday - You'll Sing a Song

Today Rosanne teaches us a song for singing, humming and clapping.

Watch the British Sign Language version of this video.

Tuesday - Little Green Frog Song

What did the little green frog say in today’s #SingSmile for ages 5 to 8? Learn this song with Rosanne to find out.

Watch the British Sign Language version of this video.

Wednesday - Hi Lo Chicalo

Today's song is a fun way to practice our high and low notes. You can also try turning the song upside down as an extra challenge!

Thursday - Katie Bairdie

Today Rosanne teaches us a Scots song about Katie Bairdie's animals.

Watch the British Sign Language version of this video.

Friday - Live Session 1

On Friday 10 July we sang our favourites together.

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