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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 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.

You can sign up for a reminder using the form or check back here on Monday 6 July.

This project is made possible with the support of the Wellbeing Fund.


Week One

6–10 July 2020

Rosanne Brackenridge will be 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

Roseanne has a song to make you smile about a hen. All you need is your hot potato hands and best hen-pecking voice.

Watch the British Sign Language version of this video.

Tuesday - Little Green Frog Song

Eilidh has an action song for us today. In ‘An coileachan’ we learn how to tell a little cockerel to go to sleep.

Watch the British Sign Language version of this video.

Wednesday - Hi Lo Chicalo

You’ll need a small bouncy ball for today's activity. This song is about a swan on Columba’s Loch.

Thursday - Katie Bairdie

Gug-gùg/Cuk-oo. Can you guess what kind of bird we’re singing about in today’s song?

Watch the British Sign Language version of this video.

Friday - Live Session 5

Join us at 11am on Friday 10 July when we will sing our favourite together.