Noodle Loaf - Music Education Podcast for Kids

Dan Saks

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Noodle Loaf is an interactive music education podcast for kids that has received the Common Sense Media Selection seal for creating high quality kids content. Episodes contain fun music for kids, movement activities, rhythm games and plenty of learning through play! The show is created by musician, early childhood music educator and best selling children's book author, Dan Saks.

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109 episodes

The 100th Episode Song Share Celebration

THIS IS OUR 100TH EPISODE! If it is your first time listening I suggest starting with a different episode.  If it is your 100th time listening then hooray for us! To celebrate this milestone, we turn the mic around to our listeners and listen to them singing their favorite songs from the show as well as songs that they have written.  We got kids from all over, like The Bronx, Scotland and New Zealand, singing songs they wrote.  Anywhere you go in this world kids are making up songs and singing them together because singing together is just about the most humanly  fundamental thing two people can do. Sometimes folks who write songs get together to do a song share.  This episode is something like that.  You'll hear kids sharing their favorite songs from the show, many of them with slight changes either from misheard lyrics or modifications they felt were necessary.  That is the folk process after all.  You'll hear families harmonizing, part singing, vocal jamming and riffing back and forth the way families have been doing for centuries.  And you'll hear some of the most creative and joyful original songs you've every heard, all written and performed by the single digit class.  Pete Seeger said "Our Greatest songs are yet unsung."  Well a few of them just got sung. I hope you enjoy them and feel inspired to record a few of your own to share with your friends.  Thanks for coming to our celebration. Yours, Dan Saks ✪✪✪ Echo Songs, Vol. 2 OUT NOW!: https://noodleloaf.bandcamp.com/album/echo-songs-vol-2 ✪✪✪ ✪✪✪ I have written three pictures books celebrating families. They make great gifts :) https://bookshop.org/lists/books-by-dan-saks https://t.co/IUznYDdLYt?amp=1 ✪✪✪ WAYS TO SHOW NOODLE LOVE: ✪ Join our Patreon http://www.patreon.com/noodleloaf to get a show shout out, handwritten letter and phone jingle!  www.patreon.com/noodleloaf http://www.patreon.com/noodleloaf ✪ SUBSCRIBE and/or LEAVE A REVIEW on Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/noodle-loaf/id1359035306 ✪ Get some Noodle Loaf gear at noodleloaf.threadless.com http://noodleloaf.threadless.com/. Find us on noodleloaf.com http://www.noodleloaf.com/ Twitter https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ and Instagram https://www.instagram.com/terms/unblock/?next=/noodleloafshow/ or write to us at noodleloafshow@gmail.com

32m
Jun 22
Working Together

Anyone cane name a problem, but can you name a solution?  Anyone can make a doodle, but can you make up a song about yours?  Press play and find out! Our ECHO SONG this week is WE CAN FIX IT, a song that makes the case for problem solving.  It's a fabulous life skill with a catchy hook.  Have fun singing along to this groovy song! ✪ Take out your pencils because we've got a GUIDED DOODLE! You won't know what it is you are drawing.  You may never know.  But I do and more importantly, fun will be had. ✪ Now that your doodle is drawn, it is time to improvise a song about the characters you just drew.  I give you prompts and you sing the answers.  It's equal parts simple and ridiculous and that's why we call it KARAYOUKE.  ✪ We hope you enjoy our music and games for preschoolers, kindergarteners and early elementary age kids!  It's like a music lesson for kids that sneaks in counting skills. ✪✪✪ Echo Songs, Vol. 2 OUT NOW!: https://noodleloaf.bandcamp.com/album/echo-songs-vol-2 ✪✪✪ ✪✪✪ I have written three pictures books celebrating families. They make great gifts :) https://bookshop.org/lists/books-by-dan-saks https://t.co/IUznYDdLYt?amp=1 ✪✪✪ WAYS TO SHOW NOODLE LOVE: ✪ Join our Patreon http://www.patreon.com/noodleloaf to get a show shout out, handwritten letter and phone jingle!  www.patreon.com/noodleloaf http://www.patreon.com/noodleloaf ✪ SUBSCRIBE and/or LEAVE A REVIEW on Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/noodle-loaf/id1359035306 ✪ Get some Noodle Loaf gear at noodleloaf.threadless.com http://noodleloaf.threadless.com/. ✪ Want to add your voice to the Noodle Loaf choir? The echo song and instructions are here: http://noodleloafshow.com/how-to-join-our-theme-song-choir https://noodleloaf.com/choir Find us on noodleloaf.com http://www.noodleloaf.com/ Twitter https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ and Instagram https://www.instagram.com/terms/unblock/?next=/noodleloafshow/ or write to us at noodleloafshow@gmail.com

12m
Jun 08
Beach Bird

It's new album week! And it is also AAPI month! So much to celebrate, such a good time.   Our ECHO SONG this week is I GOT A BICYCLE, an ode to two wheels and our planet.  This is a Noodlino favorite song that made it on to Echo Songs, Vol. 2 now available in all the music places! Get on your bike and ride! ✪ Next up, we've got a round of TRIVIA in honor of AAPI Month.  It's called Bird or Traditional Asian Instrument and it is a great way to learn about some musical instruments from China, Japan and Vietnam as well as brush up on your bird songs. It's a wild ride! ✪ We continue our riff on birds with a RHYME TIME game all about shore birds, birds that live by the ocean.  This finish the rap couplet song will test your phonological quickness and prime you for any future rap crew hype person auditions.  ✪ We hope you enjoy our music and games for preschoolers, kindergarteners and early elementary age kids!  It's like a music lesson for kids that loves you back. ✪✪✪ Echo Songs, Vol. 2 OUT NOW!: https://noodleloaf.bandcamp.com/album/echo-songs-vol-2 ✪✪✪ ✪✪✪ I have written three pictures books celebrating families. They make great gifts :) https://bookshop.org/lists/books-by-dan-saks https://t.co/IUznYDdLYt?amp=1 ✪✪✪ WAYS TO SHOW NOODLE LOVE: ✪ Join our Patreon http://www.patreon.com/noodleloaf to get a show shout out, handwritten letter and phone jingle!  www.patreon.com/noodleloaf http://www.patreon.com/noodleloaf ✪ SUBSCRIBE and/or LEAVE A REVIEW on Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/noodle-loaf/id1359035306 ✪ Get some Noodle Loaf gear at noodleloaf.threadless.com http://noodleloaf.threadless.com/. ✪ Want to add your voice to the Noodle Loaf choir? The echo song and instructions are here: http://noodleloafshow.com/how-to-join-our-theme-song-choir https://noodleloaf.com/choir Find us on noodleloaf.com http://www.noodleloaf.com/ Twitter https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ and Instagram https://www.instagram.com/terms/unblock/?next=/noodleloafshow/ or write to us at noodleloafshow@gmail.com

13m
May 25
Moon Dust

Dinosaur songs, truck stories and even an ode to napkins.  Something for everyone! (Especially people that like music and games) This CLAP IT BACK manages to squeeze in tributes to a few of the many celebrations happening this month like International Drum Month, Jewish American Heritage Month, National Bike Month and American Cheese Month.  What a great way to gain a strong sense of rhythm! ✪ We're also celebrating the release of Echo Songs, Vol. 2, a new collection of ECHO SONGS from the podcast.  Here is a fan favorite song, I AM A LONELY T REX, about friendly but lonely T Rex.  Why won't anyone play with him? Is it because he'll eat them? Probably. ✪ A TINY SONG twofer! One is by me about napkins. The other is by Noodlinos Sydney and Andi and it is about Fun in the Tub. ✪ We end with a YOU MAKE THE STORY game all about trucks, and a little about geese. Good luck! ✪ We hope you enjoy our music and games for preschoolers, kindergarteners and early elementary age kids!  It's like a music lesson for kids that both is and ins't about geese. ✪✪✪ Echo Songs, Vol. 2 OUT NOW!: https://noodleloaf.bandcamp.com/album/echo-songs-vol-2 ✪✪✪ ✪✪✪ I have written three pictures books celebrating families. They make great gifts :) https://bookshop.org/lists/books-by-dan-saks https://t.co/IUznYDdLYt?amp=1 ✪✪✪ WAYS TO SHOW NOODLE LOVE: ✪ Join our Patreon http://www.patreon.com/noodleloaf to get a show shout out, handwritten letter and phone jingle!  www.patreon.com/noodleloaf http://www.patreon.com/noodleloaf ✪ SUBSCRIBE and/or LEAVE A REVIEW on Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/noodle-loaf/id1359035306 ✪ Get some Noodle Loaf gear at noodleloaf.threadless.com http://noodleloaf.threadless.com/. ✪ Want to add your voice to the Noodle Loaf choir? The echo song and instructions are here: http://noodleloafshow.com/how-to-join-our-theme-song-choir https://noodleloaf.com/choir Find us on noodleloaf.com http://www.noodleloaf.com/ Twitter https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ and Instagram https://www.instagram.com/terms/unblock/?next=/noodleloafshow/ or write to us at noodleloafshow@gmail.com

12m
May 11
Feeling So Serene

We won't let all these April Fools hoaxes keep us from having some interactive educational music based fun! A delightful CLAP IT BACK about rainbows and love (dedicated to the governments of Texas and Florida)  ✪ A TINY SONG called MOZZARELLA STICKS that is a round for kids AKA a canon for kids.  Try it out and share what you got by tagging @noodleloafshow! ✪ Our ECHO SONG this episode is called OUTSIDE and it is about how soul nourishing the browns and greens of the forest can be. ✪ Did you know that you are a songwriter?  Well, I did.  And this lyrical and melodic improvisation game called KARAYOUKE intends to prove it ✪ We hope you enjoy our music and games for preschoolers, kindergarteners and early elementary age kids!  It's like a music lesson for kids that's 10 minutes long that is based on the life of the BeeGees.  APRIL FOOLS! ✪✪✪ I have written three pictures books celebrating families. They make great gifts :) https://bookshop.org/lists/books-by-dan-saks https://t.co/IUznYDdLYt?amp=1 ✪✪✪ WAYS TO SHOW NOODLE LOVE: ✪ Join our Patreon http://www.patreon.com/noodleloaf to get a show shout out, handwritten letter and phone jingle!  www.patreon.com/noodleloaf http://www.patreon.com/noodleloaf ✪ SUBSCRIBE and/or LEAVE A REVIEW on Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/noodle-loaf/id1359035306 ✪ Get some Noodle Loaf gear at noodleloaf.threadless.com http://noodleloaf.threadless.com/. ✪ Want to add your voice to the Noodle Loaf choir? The echo song and instructions are here: http://noodleloafshow.com/how-to-join-our-theme-song-choir https://noodleloaf.com/choir Find us on noodleloaf.com http://www.noodleloaf.com/ Twitter https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ and Instagram https://www.instagram.com/terms/unblock/?next=/noodleloafshow/ or write to us at noodleloafshow@gmail.com

12m
Apr 01
Really Old Radios

Come for the eyeball dance, stay for the tongue twister song.  It's about a very well built boat built by billions of babies.  Babies can't build boats you say?  Can so, you just need one billion of them.  This show is actually a music education multi-vitamin.  True facts.  You'll see. We begin with DANCE DANCE NOODLEUTION, a movement isolation game that puts your limbs in direct competition with each other.  The Great American Extremity Dance Off.  ✪ This ECHO SONG is a real tongue twister.  VERY WELL BUILT BOAT will not only held develop your sense of pitch but it wall also help you tone your tongue hamstrings. ✪ A RHYME TIME of the finish-the-rap variety.  Finally you can fulfill your dreams of being the person on stage at a rap show that finishes the lead MC's lines.  Hone you phonological skills and impress your kids.  Kangols optional. We hope you enjoy our music and games for preschoolers, kindergarteners and early elementary age kids!  It's like a music lesson for kids that's 10 minutes long with songs in 4/4 coded with 1s and 0s. ✪✪✪ I have written three pictures books celebrating families. They make great gifts :) https://bookshop.org/lists/books-by-dan-saks https://t.co/IUznYDdLYt?amp=1 ✪✪✪ WAYS TO SHOW NOODLE LOVE: ✪ Join our Patreon http://www.patreon.com/noodleloaf to get a show shout out, handwritten letter and phone jingle!  www.patreon.com/noodleloaf http://www.patreon.com/noodleloaf ✪ SUBSCRIBE and/or LEAVE A REVIEW on Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/noodle-loaf/id1359035306 ✪ Get some Noodle Loaf gear at noodleloaf.threadless.com http://noodleloaf.threadless.com/. ✪ Want to add your voice to the Noodle Loaf choir? The echo song and instructions are here: http://noodleloafshow.com/how-to-join-our-theme-song-choir https://noodleloaf.com/choir Find us on noodleloaf.com http://www.noodleloaf.com/ Twitter https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ and Instagram https://www.instagram.com/terms/unblock/?next=/noodleloafshow/ or write to us at noodleloafshow@gmail.com

11m
Mar 16
Pants Pants Pants

In today's episode we question our pants, celebrate the enormous gifts of James Baldwin and work together to make up a story about a creature who lives in a tree.  Clearly a certain streaming service should have put their production dollars into Noodle Loaf instead of that other podcaster guy.   We kick things off like we kick off our pants after a long day spent jogging in a rain storm, by questioning the need for pants in the first place.  This CALL AND RESPONSE game was inspired by some listeners who sent in a song they made up to help get keep up morale during wiggly diaper changes.  I flipped it and made it into a game.  Just like their baby flips and tries to make diaper changes into a game. ✪ James Baldwin Used His Words to say so many things.  He was enormously gifted at eloquently and poignantly critiquing the world around him.  This ECHO SONG is a tribute to his talent.  ✪ In our Mad Libs spinoff, YOU MAKE THE STORY, you get to fill in the blanks in real time to create whatever story your imagination wants to invent.  ✪ We hope you enjoy our music and games for preschoolers, kindergarteners and early elementary age kids!  It's like a music lesson for kids that is 100% non-GMO. ✪✪✪ I have written three pictures books celebrating families. They make great gifts :) https://bookshop.org/lists/books-by-dan-saks https://t.co/IUznYDdLYt?amp=1 ✪✪✪ WAYS TO SHOW NOODLE LOVE: ✪ Join our Patreon http://www.patreon.com/noodleloaf to get a show shout out, handwritten letter and phone jingle!  www.patreon.com/noodleloaf http://www.patreon.com/noodleloaf ✪ SUBSCRIBE and/or LEAVE A REVIEW on Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/noodle-loaf/id1359035306 ✪ Get some Noodle Loaf gear at noodleloaf.threadless.com http://noodleloaf.threadless.com/. ✪ Want to add your voice to the Noodle Loaf choir? The echo song and instructions are here: http://noodleloafshow.com/how-to-join-our-theme-song-choir https://noodleloaf.com/choir Find us on noodleloaf.com http://www.noodleloaf.com/ Twitter https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ and Instagram https://www.instagram.com/terms/unblock/?next=/noodleloafshow/ or write to us at noodleloafshow@gmail.com

13m
Feb 09
Onomatopeia

Music people! You have arrived just in time to make rhymes, sing songs and do some creative movement games all with your host in chief, Dan Saks.  Today's episode raises a glass to celebrating Autism Awareness month way ahead of schedule.  We'll also be toasting old school flows and the art of snowman building.  If none of that makes sense it's because you haven't listened to the show yet. So do that pls.  This RHYME TIME is a little different than our usual version.  In this one, your job is to channel your inner Run DMC to anticipate and finish the rhyme at the each of our rapper's couplets. So don a Kangol and loosely lace your Adidas cause it's about to get tricky to rock a thyme that's right on time.  ✪ Today's ECHO SONG was inspired by a family of long time Noodlinos who requested I write an echo song to celebrate neurodiversity, or as they put it, Different Brains.  This neurodiversity awareness song for kids is an appreciation for the different kinds of brains we all have and will hopefully help neurotypical kids see themselves in the autistic children in their communities.  ✪ Who doesn't love a TIME TO MOVE game that employs a lil musique concrète to create an imaginary snowman building creative movement game? Hopefully, not you because that's what this game is. Enjoy! ✪ We hope you enjoy our music and games for preschoolers, kindergarteners and early elementary age kids!  It's like a music lesson for kids that is equal parts music and love. 30 DAY FREE TRIAL AT DIY: HTTPS://DIY.ORG/?REF=NOODLELOAF ✪✪✪ I have written three pictures books celebrating families. They make great gifts :) https://bookshop.org/lists/books-by-dan-saks https://t.co/IUznYDdLYt?amp=1 ✪✪✪ WAYS TO SHOW NOODLE LOVE: ✪ Join our Patreon http://www.patreon.com/noodleloaf to get a show shout out, handwritten letter and phone jingle!  www.patreon.com/noodleloaf http://www.patreon.com/noodleloaf ✪ SUBSCRIBE and/or LEAVE A REVIEW on Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/noodle-loaf/id1359035306 ✪ Get some Noodle Loaf gear at noodleloaf.threadless.com http://noodleloaf.threadless.com/. ✪ Want to add your voice to the Noodle Loaf choir? The echo song and instructions are here: http://noodleloafshow.com/how-to-join-our-theme-song-choir http://noodleloaf.com/choir Find us on noodleloaf.com http://www.noodleloaf.com/ Twitter https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ and Instagram https://www.instagram.com/terms/unblock/?next=/noodleloafshow/ or write to us at noodleloafshow@gmail.com

14m
Jan 26
Sticky Sneaker Baby Bump

Lots to sing and dance about today like salty soups, sticky sneaks and bananas.  Flying bananas that is.  So warm up your larynxes and press play on another episode of play based music education for humans. The kids wrote most of this CLAP IT BACK rhythm game.  That means the lyrics are especially odd but the rhythms are just as dynamite as ever.  Rosin up your clapping hands and play along. ✪ The people have spoken and they have said that they want more TINY SONGs from Loafy Noodles.  So he's back with his new hit Salty Soup Sally about Sally who always makes her soups super salty.  Minestrone anyone?  ✪ Today's ECHO SONG is dedicated to grown ups who want kids to do what they tell them to do.  The song is called DO NOT ASK ME WHY, as in do not ask me why I write such ridiculous songs.  ✪ It's a Dance & Freeze round of our TIME TO MOVE segment.  Isolate one or more limbs, make em shimmy, and then freeze!  That's the game.  The game is fun.  You like fun.  Enjoy.   ✪ We hope you enjoy our music and games for preschoolers, kindergarteners and early elementary age kids!  It's like a music lesson for kids that have no relation to college credits. ✪✪✪ I have written three pictures books celebrating families. They make great gifts :) https://bookshop.org/lists/books-by-dan-saks https://t.co/IUznYDdLYt?amp=1 ✪✪✪ WAYS TO SHOW NOODLE LOVE: ✪ Join our Patreon http://www.patreon.com/noodleloaf to get a show shout out, handwritten letter and phone jingle!  www.patreon.com/noodleloaf http://www.patreon.com/noodleloaf ✪ SUBSCRIBE and/or LEAVE A REVIEW on Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/noodle-loaf/id1359035306 ✪ Get some Noodle Loaf gear at noodleloaf.threadless.com http://noodleloaf.threadless.com/. ✪ Want to add your voice to the Noodle Loaf choir? The echo song and instructions are here: http://noodleloafshow.com/how-to-join-our-theme-song-choir http://noodleloaf.com/choir Find us on noodleloaf.com http://www.noodleloaf.com/ Twitter https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ and Instagram https://www.instagram.com/terms/unblock/?next=/noodleloafshow/ or write to us at noodleloafshow@gmail.com

15m
Jan 12
Thingamabob

The best thing about chores is identifying the sound they make using your ears.  It's downhill from there BUT with some groovy tunes on, any chore becomes a dance party.  Amiright?  Except duvet related chores, those are just a chore. We begin with an ECHO SONG about being the insatiable desire to take a thing apart to see how it works and then feelings that arise when you realize that putting it back together may not be in the cards.  This happens in my life more often than I'd care to admit.  Might as well sing a song about it that promotes pitch awareness in a Gypsy Punk style. ✪ Perk up your ears in this aural awareness game NAME THAT SOUND.  I will play the audio of various household chores and you must identify them.  You don't have to identify WITH them. It's not an empathy exercise, just a sound naming game.  Enjoy! ✪ And lastly, I take those chore sounds and remix them into a funky groove with which you are encouraged to JAM ALONG.  Your body and surroundings become drums in this body percussion and found object percussion activity. Make it funky! ✪ We hope you enjoy our music and games for preschoolers, kindergarteners and early elementary age kids!  It's like a music lesson for kids that encourages household responsibility. ✪✪✪ I have written three pictures books celebrating families. They make great gifts :) https://bookshop.org/lists/books-by-dan-saks https://t.co/IUznYDdLYt?amp=1 ✪✪✪ WAYS TO SHOW NOODLE LOVE: ✪ Join our Patreon http://www.patreon.com/noodleloaf to get a show shout out, handwritten letter and phone jingle!  www.patreon.com/noodleloaf http://www.patreon.com/noodleloaf ✪ SUBSCRIBE and/or LEAVE A REVIEW on Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/noodle-loaf/id1359035306 ✪ Get some Noodle Loaf gear at noodleloaf.threadless.com http://noodleloaf.threadless.com/. ✪ Want to add your voice to the Noodle Loaf choir? The echo song and instructions are here: http://noodleloafshow.com/how-to-join-our-theme-song-choir http://noodleloaf.com/choir Find us on noodleloaf.com http://www.noodleloaf.com/ Twitter https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ and Instagram https://www.instagram.com/terms/unblock/?next=/noodleloafshow/ or write to us at noodleloafshow@gmail.com

11m
Nov 24, 2021
Frogger Than Frogway

Things are really starting to happen round here.  Things are getting cooking.  Rubber is meeting road.  Flubber is eating toad.  Let's goooooo music fun and games for kids and grown growns!!!  (now hiring people who know what to write in this space - no experience necessary - payment is in guitar picks) We begin with a FEEL THE RHYTHM designed to make humans look silly while learning music fundamentals.  We put the FUN, the DUH and the MENTAL in fundamentals. Is this thing on?  Anyhow, I like this game a lot and hope you do too.  ✪ A TINY SONG called Big Chunk Charlie, about a guy who is always eating up the granola chunks.  I'll be waiting outside for my Grammy delivery if you need me. ✪ Today's ECHO SONG is I Want a Monkey to Hug Me.  It is about interacting with animals in ways both pleasing and not.  It is about consensual hugs.  It is about developing pitch matching skills. Is is about time a monkey gave me a nice big hug. ✪ A throwback in more ways than one: We close with HEAD, SHOULDERS, KNEES & TOES.  Try to keep up...or else. ✪ We hope you enjoy our music and games for preschoolers, kindergarteners and early elementary age kids!  It's like a music lesson for kids that uses the word "flubber" in its show notes. ✪✪✪ I have written three pictures books celebrating families. They make great gifts :) https://bookshop.org/lists/books-by-dan-saks https://t.co/IUznYDdLYt?amp=1 ✪✪✪ WAYS TO SHOW NOODLE LOVE: ✪ Join our Patreon http://www.patreon.com/noodleloaf to get a show shout out, handwritten letter and phone jingle!  www.patreon.com/noodleloaf http://www.patreon.com/noodleloaf ✪ SUBSCRIBE and/or LEAVE A REVIEW on Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/noodle-loaf/id1359035306 ✪ Get some Noodle Loaf gear at noodleloaf.threadless.com http://noodleloaf.threadless.com/. ✪ Want to add your voice to the Noodle Loaf choir? The echo song and instructions are here: http://noodleloafshow.com/how-to-join-our-theme-song-choir http://noodleloaf.com/choir Find us on noodleloaf.com http://www.noodleloaf.com/ Twitter https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ and Instagram https://www.instagram.com/terms/unblock/?next=/noodleloafshow/ or write to us at noodleloafshow@gmail.com

14m
Nov 10, 2021
Whippledooders

Kids will dig this play based rhyme infused educational music filled podcast as much as you enjoyed this keyword laden introductory sentence.  This episode begins with a RHYME TIME game about kindness. Can you figure out what action each kindness verb could lead to?  i.e. Make, Send, Offer? I love when phonological exercises extend into making the world a nicer place. ✪ This week's ECHO SONG is the 4th installment of our annual homage to the art of the homemade costume, "I Made a Costume pt.4."  "A big cardboard box / wrapped around me / two tiny hats / I'm a battery."  Happy Halloween! ✪ And we close the episode with a GUIDED DOODLE where listeners are invited to participate in drawing a mystery drawing.  You will need something with which to draw and something on which to draw upon.  Like pencil and paper for example.  Share your drawings by tagging @noodleloafshow wherever you like to tag stuff. ✪ We hope you enjoy our music and games for preschoolers, kindergarteners and early elementary age kids!  It's like a music lesson for kids that occasionally involves drawing pictures. ✪✪✪ I have written three pictures books celebrating families. They make great gifts :) https://bookshop.org/lists/books-by-dan-saks https://t.co/IUznYDdLYt?amp=1 ✪✪✪ WAYS TO SHOW NOODLE LOVE: ✪ Join our Patreon http://www.patreon.com/noodleloaf to get a show shout out, handwritten letter and phone jingle!  www.patreon.com/noodleloaf http://www.patreon.com/noodleloaf ✪ SUBSCRIBE and/or LEAVE A REVIEW on Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/noodle-loaf/id1359035306 ✪ Get some Noodle Loaf gear at noodleloaf.threadless.com http://noodleloaf.threadless.com/. ✪ Want to add your voice to the Noodle Loaf choir? The echo song and instructions are here: http://noodleloafshow.com/how-to-join-our-theme-song-choir http://noodleloaf.com/choir Find us on noodleloaf.com http://www.noodleloaf.com/ Twitter https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ and Instagram https://www.instagram.com/terms/unblock/?next=/noodleloafshow/ or write to us at noodleloafshow@gmail.com

12m
Oct 27, 2021
From The Tap

Go on, open up the packet.  What's inside? 10 minutes of interactive music education  games for children?? Fantastic! Here are the games on today's show: First up a CLAP IT BACK game called "What's On The Menu"  I say things that are on the menu.  You clap back the rhythm of the words. It's fun, easy and helps develop a sense of rhythm.  If the foods were actually available then it would be a very promising new restaurant concept. ✪ Before today's echo songs you'll hear a brief description of how some songs are written which will help demystify how an instant classic like FUNKY LITTLE PORCUPINE comes to be. It's not rocket scientist.  It's much fancier. ✪ We end with a CALL AND RESPONSE written by the eternal Ella Jenkins.  The song is called Dulce Dulce and it is a fun music game that will help your child learn rhythm, melody and the Spanish word "Dulce."  Ella Jenkins was not Hispanic but hopefully this Spanish word song will inspire some Hispanic Heritage Month singing and playing even as the official celebration month draws to an end. ✪ We hope you enjoy our music and games for preschoolers, kindergarteners and early elementary age kids!  It's like a music lesson for kids you can do on the way to your swimming lesson. I wrote a book!!!: ✪✪✪ FAMILIES GROW https://bookshop.org/a/9590/9780593223673 - an Amazon Best Book of the Month - by Dan Saks and Brooke Smart available from Penguin Random House ✪✪✪ https://bookshop.org/a/9590/9780593223673 https://t.co/IUznYDdLYt?amp=1 WAYS TO SHOW NOODLE LOVE: ✪ Join our Patreon http://www.patreon.com/noodleloaf to get a show shout out and a handwritten letter!  www.patreon.com/noodleloaf http://www.patreon.com/noodleloaf ✪ SUBSCRIBE and/or LEAVE A REVIEW on Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/noodle-loaf/id1359035306 ✪ Get some Noodle Loaf gear at noodleloaf.threadless.com http://noodleloaf.threadless.com/. ✪ Want to add your voice to the Noodle Loaf choir? The echo song and instructions are here: http://noodleloafshow.com/how-to-join-our-theme-song-choir http://noodleloaf.com/choir Find us on noodleloaf.com http://www.noodleloaf.com/ Twitter https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ and Instagram https://www.instagram.com/terms/unblock/?next=/noodleloafshow/ or write to us at noodleloafshow@gmail.com

10m
Oct 13, 2021
Magic Gloves

Great Bowls of Groovy Gemelli Noodlinos! It's a new Noodle Loaf noodlesode!  Too much?  Ok, I'll tone it down.  Press play for fun music and games for kids.  Thank you.   First up a special edition of our TRIVIA game called INSTRUMENT OR ITALIAN CHEESE.  This music appreciation game tests you knowledge of both Italian cheeses and orchestral instruments to make sure you never attempt to grate a piccolo over your pappardelle.  ✪ This episode's echo song, called BEFORE I GET UP, is a gentle wake up song that teaches morning mindfulness and may possibly help your child wake up happy and get ready faster.  If nothing else it should help them develop a sense of pitch and rhythm. ✪ We end with a TIME TO MOVE game that involves magic gloves and finger dancing.  I learned a version of this game from Dr. John Feierabend, an early music education wizard.  It is a great game for teaching awareness of flow and tempo.  It is also big time fun. ✪ We hope you enjoy our music and games for preschoolers, kindergarteners and early elementary age kids!  It's like a music lesson for kids you can do on the way to your music lesson for kids. I wrote a book!!!: ✪✪✪ FAMILIES GROW https://bookshop.org/a/9590/9780593223673 - an Amazon Best Book of the Month - by Dan Saks and Brooke Smart available from Penguin Random House ✪✪✪ https://bookshop.org/a/9590/9780593223673 https://t.co/IUznYDdLYt?amp=1 WAYS TO SHOW NOODLE LOVE: ✪ Join our Patreon http://www.patreon.com/noodleloaf to get a show shout out and a handwritten letter!  www.patreon.com/noodleloaf http://www.patreon.com/noodleloaf ✪ SUBSCRIBE and/or LEAVE A REVIEW on Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/noodle-loaf/id1359035306 ✪ Get some Noodle Loaf gear at noodleloaf.threadless.com http://noodleloaf.threadless.com/. ✪ Want to add your voice to the Noodle Loaf choir? The echo song and instructions are here: http://noodleloafshow.com/how-to-join-our-theme-song-choir http://noodleloaf.com/choir Find us on noodleloaf.com http://www.noodleloaf.com/ Twitter https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ and Instagram https://www.instagram.com/terms/unblock/?next=/noodleloafshow/ or write to us at noodleloafshow@gmail.com

12m
Sep 29, 2021
Oodles of Balloons

You won't learn to spell in today's episode, but you may learn to mispronounce the word "barber."  You will also learn how to plan for special occasions.  In other words you will learn MOST of the most important things.  And if you enjoy singing songs then that's even better. Birthdays, graduations, growing your first eyebrow...what do these things all have in common?  They are all very special occasions. This ECHO SONG is an all purpose special occasion celebration song.  It helps children develop their sense of pitch, rhythm and hosting. ✪ Today's RHYME TIME is a collaboration with Tibbs and MG from the very silly show PAPER BAG PARTY. https://www.youtube.com/paperbagparty They need your help making rhymes! If you don't listen to this episode then they will be wandering forever in a land of unfinished quatrains.  HELP THEM PLEASE!!! ✪ Does your child sit in the car or their room or a shopping cart making up songs for hours about whatevs?  If you said yes then this is the music game for them.  It builds verbal skills and improvisational skills and it is called KARAYOUKE ✪ We hope you enjoy our music and games for preschoolers, kindergarteners and early elementary age kids!  It's like a music lesson for kids hiding in side your smart speaker. I wrote a book!!!: ✪✪✪ FAMILIES GROW https://bookshop.org/a/9590/9780593223673 - an Amazon Best Book of the Month - by Dan Saks and Brooke Smart available from Penguin Random House ✪✪✪ https://bookshop.org/a/9590/9780593223673 https://t.co/IUznYDdLYt?amp=1 WAYS TO SHOW NOODLE LOVE: ✪ Join our Patreon http://www.patreon.com/noodleloaf to get a show shout out and a handwritten letter!  www.patreon.com/noodleloaf http://www.patreon.com/noodleloaf ✪ SUBSCRIBE and/or LEAVE A REVIEW on Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/noodle-loaf/id1359035306 ✪ Get some Noodle Loaf gear at noodleloaf.threadless.com http://noodleloaf.threadless.com/. ✪ Want to add your voice to the Noodle Loaf choir? The echo song and instructions are here: http://noodleloafshow.com/how-to-join-our-theme-song-choir http://noodleloaf.com/choir Find us on noodleloaf.com http://www.noodleloaf.com/ Twitter https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ and Instagram https://www.instagram.com/terms/unblock/?next=/noodleloafshow/ or write to us at noodleloafshow@gmail.com

13m
Sep 15, 2021
Hello Donkey Potato

I am introducing a new episode titling concept that is akin to how certain race horses are named.  See, this episode contains pieces of previous episodes as well as new material.  Thus, the episode title pays homage to that lineage to form the poetic phrase: "Hello Donkey Potato."  Race horse names are often nods to their parents i.e. a horse named Waffle Toes may have been sired by Brekky Pie and Foot Fingers.  I expect this innovation to spread rapidly throughout the world of podcasting.  It is my gift to the industry...my legacy.  But enough about the title, what fun music and games for kids lies within these 1s and 0s? We begin with a TIME TO MOVE movement game called Bubble Bubble Pop.  Kids will use their hands, fingers and claps to perform a dance that develops small motor skills AND big movement thrills.  ✪ Nextly, we share a Noodle Loaf version of the ECHO SONG mega-hit, Down By The Bay.  This was recorded when Joni was a good bit shorter than she currently is.  Not to worry, I have adjusted the mic to accommodate her latest height.  We've added our own punchlines to this song.  How did we do? ✪ Who doesn't love a listening skill building game like NAME THAT SOUND? I don't want to give away any answers but let's just say you're going to need an extra pair of socks to play this one.  ✪ A TINY SONG that is about a Donkey Farm and about how everyone is going there tonight.  Not too much to add to that. ✪ We hope you enjoy our music and games for preschoolers, kindergarteners and early elementary age kids!  It's like a music lesson for kids you can play at 1.25x speed. I wrote a book!!!: ✪✪✪ FAMILIES GROW https://bookshop.org/a/9590/9780593223673 - an Amazon Best Book of the Month - by Dan Saks and Brooke Smart available from Penguin Random House ✪✪✪ https://bookshop.org/a/9590/9780593223673 https://t.co/IUznYDdLYt?amp=1 WAYS TO SHOW NOODLE LOVE: ✪ Join our Patreon http://www.patreon.com/noodleloaf to get a show shout out and a handwritten letter!  www.patreon.com/noodleloaf http://www.patreon.com/noodleloaf ✪ SUBSCRIBE and/or LEAVE A REVIEW on Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/noodle-loaf/id1359035306 ✪ Get some Noodle Loaf gear at noodleloaf.threadless.com http://noodleloaf.threadless.com/. ✪ Want to add your voice to the Noodle Loaf choir? The echo song and instructions are here: http://noodleloafshow.com/how-to-join-our-theme-song-choir http://noodleloaf.com/choir Find us on noodleloaf.com http://www.noodleloaf.com/ Twitter https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ and Instagram https://www.instagram.com/terms/unblock/?next=/noodleloafshow/ or write to us at noodleloafshow@gmail.com

11m
Aug 18, 2021
Duck Truck Goose - Encore

Sorry kids, the song about the history of Kraftwerk didn't make the final edit but don't fret, there is a clapping game about robots.  There is also a Western folk song and opportunities to make use of your ears and hands so make sure to have those nearby before hitting play.   We begin with a song game called CLAP IT BACK about robots.  But is it a song about robots?  Or an homage to Phil Collins?  Can it be both? This is a great way to develop Rhythmic Awareness and 80s pop icon awareness. ✪ Kids love classic Western cinema so here is an old Western folk song that also happens to be an ECHO SONG.  So hop up in the saddle and join us on the trail.  ✪ The word "Aural" is confusing when heard aurally.  That is ironic.  There is nothing we can do about that but what we can do is develop Aural Awareness via a game called NAME THAT SOUND.  We'll play a sound, you try to name it.  ✪ If you like Rhythmic Improvisation and Body Percussion then you will love JAM ALONG.  Stomp, clap, pat and snap your funkiest groove along to our funkiest groove.   ✪ We hope you enjoy our music and games for preschoolers, kindergarteners and early elementary age kids!  It's like a music lesson for kids you can pack in your picnic basket. I wrote a book!!!: ✪✪✪ FAMILIES CAN https://bit.ly/familiesbelongbook - an Amazon Best Book of the Year So Far - by Dan Saks and Brooke Smart available from Penguin Random House ✪✪✪ http://tinyurl.com/familiescan https://t.co/IUznYDdLYt?amp=1 WAYS TO SHOW NOODLE LOVE: ✪ Join our Patreon http://www.patreon.com/noodleloaf to get a show shout out and a handwritten letter!  www.patreon.com/noodleloaf http://www.patreon.com/noodleloaf ✪ SUBSCRIBE and/or LEAVE A REVIEW on Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/noodle-loaf/id1359035306 ✪ Get some Noodle Loaf gear at noodleloaf.threadless.com http://noodleloaf.threadless.com/. ✪ Want to add your voice to the Noodle Loaf choir? The echo song and instructions are here: http://noodleloafshow.com/how-to-join-our-theme-song-choir http://noodleloaf.com/choir Find us on noodleloaf.com http://www.noodleloaf.com/ Twitter https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ and Instagram https://www.instagram.com/terms/unblock/?next=/noodleloafshow/ or write to us at noodleloafshow@gmail.com

11m
Aug 04, 2021
Kablamski

It's getting hot in here, so plant some carrot seeds.  I am getting so hot, I'm gonna plant some carrot seeeeds.  There's a song about planting carrot seeds in this episode and those are not the lyrics.  We don't do parodies.  We do music for kids and that grown ups dig too.  We do music empowerment through play.  We jam out, you jam along. The ECHO SONG in today's show, A Carrot Seed was inspired by my cousins' farm Soul Fire Farm https://www.soulfirefarm.org/ in Upstate NY.  Their farm sows veg and justice in equal measure and is definitely worth getting to know.  To Do List: Sing along with this fun song for kids, Plant a carrot, Check out Soul Fire Farm.  ✪ This FINISH THE PATTERN game explores the music concept of timbre.  Timbre is just a fancy way of saying the way a sound sounds.  A guitar and a piano playing middle C play the same notes but have very different timbres.  I think trying to find words to describe timbres makes for a fun vocab game that also nurtures a sense of music appreciation so stay tuned for the bonus round where we do just that! ✪ And since we're big fans of recycling, we recycle those patterns to play a game called JAM ALONG.  If you're having fun and feeling empowered to be part of the band then you are doing it right! ✪ We hope you enjoy our music and games for preschoolers, kindergarteners and early elementary age kids!  It's like a music lesson for kids you can do at the beach, at the pool or at the lakeside glampsite. CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR COPY OF THE MEATSHOWER BY MICK SULLIVAN: https://www.noodleloaf.com/meatshower I wrote a book!!!: ✪✪✪ FAMILIES CAN https://bit.ly/familiesbelongbook - an Amazon Best Book of the Year So Far - by Dan Saks and Brooke Smart available from Penguin Random House ✪✪✪ http://tinyurl.com/familiescan https://t.co/IUznYDdLYt?amp=1 WAYS TO SHOW NOODLE LOVE: ✪ Join our Patreon http://www.patreon.com/noodleloaf to get a show shout out and a handwritten letter!  www.patreon.com/noodleloaf http://www.patreon.com/noodleloaf ✪ SUBSCRIBE and/or LEAVE A REVIEW on Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/noodle-loaf/id1359035306 ✪ Get some Noodle Loaf gear at noodleloaf.threadless.com http://noodleloaf.threadless.com/. ✪ Want to add your voice to the Noodle Loaf choir? The echo song and instructions are here: http://noodleloafshow.com/how-to-join-our-theme-song-choir http://noodleloaf.com/choir Find us on noodleloaf.com http://www.noodleloaf.com/ Twitter https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ and Instagram https://www.instagram.com/terms/unblock/?next=/noodleloafshow/ or write to us at noodleloafshow@gmail.com

13m
Jun 30, 2021
Spaghetti Birds

Warm up your vocals with a round of singing slide.  Sing a party plan with our echo song.  Name some sounds.  And then take some time for yourself, because you deserve it. SINGING SLIDE is based on a vocal warm up game that music teachers like to play with their students.  Kids mimic a slide whistle which gets them singing in their head voices and exploring their vocal range.  It gives me the opportunity to record myself playing slide whistle which always comes as a surprise to my neighbors. ✪ Party Time!  This ECHO SONG about planning a party has an animal themed twist.  Speaking of which animal themed twist would make for a great kids party theme.  Giraffe Limbo etc. Echo songs are a great way for kids to learn melodies, build their melodic vocabularies and tune their sense of pitch.  Huzzah! ✪ Mystery sounds abound in this round of NAME THAT SOUND. Our very own Noodle Loaf game show announcer will guide you through the process of identifying some old-timey sounds.  Unclog your ears for some close listening and a little bit of learning about technology from days gone by.  ✪ We hope you enjoy our music and games for preschoolers, kindergarteners and early elementary age kids!  It's like a music lesson for kids you can listen to without needing a jukebox and a quarter. I wrote a book!!!: ✪✪✪ FAMILIES CAN https://bit.ly/familiesbelongbook - an Amazon Best Book of the Month - by Dan Saks and Brooke Smart available from Penguin Random House ✪✪✪ http://tinyurl.com/familiescan https://t.co/IUznYDdLYt?amp=1 WAYS TO SHOW NOODLE LOVE: ✪ Join our Patreon http://www.patreon.com/noodleloaf to get a show shout out and a handwritten letter!  www.patreon.com/noodleloaf http://www.patreon.com/noodleloaf ✪ SUBSCRIBE and/or LEAVE A REVIEW on Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/noodle-loaf/id1359035306 ✪ Get some Noodle Loaf gear at noodleloaf.threadless.com http://noodleloaf.threadless.com/. ✪ Want to add your voice to the Noodle Loaf choir? The echo song and instructions are here: http://noodleloafshow.com/how-to-join-our-theme-song-choir http://noodleloaf.com/choir Find us on noodleloaf.com http://www.noodleloaf.com/ Twitter https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ and Instagram https://www.instagram.com/terms/unblock/?next=/noodleloafshow/ or write to us at noodleloafshow@gmail.com

11m
Jun 02, 2021
Kangaroo Water Park

If you like smoothies then you'll love this new episode of Noodle Loaf.  It's got mangoes (rhythm games), bananas (singing) and freshly squeezed orange juice (mad-lib style story games).  Press play and take a gulp! Our CLAP IT BACK game gives you and your family a chance to learn rhythmic phrases.  Syllables, cadence, rhythm, tempo, beat...so many skills to glean from this game.  It also incorporates a technique used in music classrooms and pedagogies like the Suzuki method.  Things get tricky as the game goes on, so hold on to your smoothies! ✪ This ECHO SONG doesn't have a lot of words.  Some songs don't need a lot of words to do what they need to do.  Other songs (like Hurricane by Bob Dylan) need a ton of words.  This is not that.  The name of this song is "Sister Oh Sister" and it is meant to evoke feelings about the people in your life, after all. ✪ We recently found a half filled book of Mad-Libs on a neighbors' stoop.  We had a lot of fun with it and it was exciting to see how different another families brand of hijinks felt in comparison to our own. This game is similar.  It is called YOU MAKE THE STORY and your job is to add your own words to help tell the story.  In this case you are opening up a pizzeria.  Good luck with your new pizzeria endeavor! ✪ We hope you enjoy our music and games for preschoolers, kindergarteners and early elementary age kids!  It's like a music lesson for kids you can slurp up like a smoothie but without the brain freeze. I wrote a book!!!: ✪✪✪ FAMILIES CAN https://bit.ly/familiesbelongbook - an Amazon Best Book of the Month - by Dan Saks and Brooke Smart available from Penguin Random House ✪✪✪ http://tinyurl.com/familiescan https://t.co/IUznYDdLYt?amp=1 WAYS TO SHOW NOODLE LOVE: ✪ Join our Patreon http://www.patreon.com/noodleloaf to get a show shout out and a handwritten letter!  www.patreon.com/noodleloaf http://www.patreon.com/noodleloaf ✪ SUBSCRIBE and/or LEAVE A REVIEW on Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/noodle-loaf/id1359035306 ✪ Get some Noodle Loaf gear at noodleloaf.threadless.com http://noodleloaf.threadless.com/. ✪ Want to add your voice to the Noodle Loaf choir? The echo song and instructions are here: http://noodleloafshow.com/how-to-join-our-theme-song-choir http://noodleloaf.com/choir Find us on noodleloaf.com http://www.noodleloaf.com/ Twitter https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ and Instagram https://www.instagram.com/terms/unblock/?next=/noodleloafshow/ or write to us at noodleloafshow@gmail.com

12m
May 20, 2021
Don't Forget Goofin'

Songs about robots, subways and feeling grateful for scientists!  This episode has the very special guest, Tracy Bonham & Melodeon Music House, plus lots of learning about music through play. ✪ First Up, TIME TO MOVE - Dance Robot Dance.  Pretend you are a robot that has two settings.  Setting 1: when you hear music you do your best robot dance.  Setting 2: When the music stops you shape your body like the thing that I say. i.e. grapes.  This is a fun creative movement game that promotes body awareness, smiles and dancing to a song about robots. ✪ COUNTING THE SILENCE.  Kids love counting.  Grown-ups love silence.  This game has something for everyone! ✪ All you have to do during a STORY SONG is sit back and enjoy the song. This song is about feeling grateful for all the people big and small who have helped their communities get through this past year, and especially everyone involved in the vaccine roll-out from the scientists to the people who rolled up their sleeves to stop Covid's spread.  You can hear this song wherever music streamed including Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/2FIyQU8vHnG2dPXPpOx5e7?si=N26FtAfoTgCBFtgRDkJJGQ ✪ This episode's ECHO SONG is provided by the wonderful musician and music educator Tracy Bonham & Melodeon Music House.  The song is called Let's Take The Subway.  It's a fun children's song for learning about letters, pitch matching, song form and that famous New York City rat race.  You can find it on her new album Young Maestro's Vol. 1: https://open.spotify.com/album/0Kn0cPtHeY3cMYIv626LTH?si=pA-xbY3ZRGO6ZbaEQqSpRw We hope you enjoy our music and games for preschoolers, kindergarteners and early elementary age kids!  It's like a music lesson for kids you can listen to during your daily public transit commute. I wrote a book!!!: ✪✪✪ FAMILIES CAN https://bit.ly/familiesbelongbook - an Amazon Best Book of the Month - by Dan Saks and Brooke Smart available from Penguin Random House ✪✪✪ http://tinyurl.com/familiescan https://t.co/IUznYDdLYt?amp=1 WAYS TO SHOW NOODLE LOVE: ✪ Join our Patreon http://www.patreon.com/noodleloaf to get a show shout out and a handwritten letter!  www.patreon.com/noodleloaf http://www.patreon.com/noodleloaf ✪ SUBSCRIBE and/or LEAVE A REVIEW on Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/noodle-loaf/id1359035306 ✪ Get some Noodle Loaf gear at noodleloaf.threadless.com http://noodleloaf.threadless.com/. ✪ Want to add your voice to the Noodle Loaf choir? The echo song and instructions are here: http://noodleloafshow.com/how-to-join-our-theme-song-choir http://noodleloaf.com/choir Find us on noodleloaf.com http://www.noodleloaf.com/ Twitter https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ and Instagram https://www.instagram.com/terms/unblock/?next=/noodleloafshow/ or write to us at noodleloafshow@gmail.com

13m
May 07, 2021
Dinosaurs and Dumplings

Music and learning, singing and goofing.  Enter here for children's songs about dinosaurs and dumplings.  But fair warning, you may be asked to rhyme something with "Cilantro."  If you're comfortable with that possibility then press play on this educational podcast for kids and enjoy. ✪ We begin with a rhyming game.  Freshen up phonological awareness, fine tune your flow and polish your poetry with this edition of Rhyme Time.  Our categories this go round are fancy colors, types of dumplings, herbs, handicrafts and kinds of trucks.  Watch out for the extra hard herbal bonus round! ✪ This week's echo song is about a lonesome dinosaur.  Why won't anyone play with the T. Rex?  Is it because he'll eat them?  This echo song explores themes of h̶u̶m̶a̶n̶ dinosaur nature while developing a child's sense of pitch and humor.  It's music for kids that dinosaurs will love too. ✪ We haven't had a vocal jam in a while which means it's time for a vocal jam.  Think of it as an instant a capella group but better because the group is your family and instead of pop songs you're just saying names of dumplings.  This is a great intro to harmony and part singing for kids and is also great as a family singalong.  Learn the parts and perform it next time you're at a dumplings shop!  Great idea! WE HOPE YOU ENJOY OUR MUSIC AND GAMES FOR PRESCHOOLERS, KINDERGARTENERS AND EARLY ELEMENTARY AGE KIDS!  IT'S LIKE A MUSIC LESSON FOR KIDS YOU CAN LISTEN TO DURING TEA TIME. ✪✪✪ FAMILIES CAN https://bit.ly/familiesbelongbook - an Amazon Best Book of the Month - by Dan Saks and Brooke Smart available from Penguin Random House ✪✪✪ http://tinyurl.com/familiescan https://t.co/IUznYDdLYt?amp=1 WAYS TO SHOW NOODLE LOVE: ✪ Join our Patreon http://www.patreon.com/noodleloaf to get a show shout out and a handwritten letter!  www.patreon.com/noodleloaf http://www.patreon.com/noodleloaf ✪ SUBSCRIBE and/or LEAVE A REVIEW on Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/noodle-loaf/id1359035306 ✪ Get some Noodle Loaf gear at noodleloaf.threadless.com http://noodleloaf.threadless.com/.     ✪ Want to add your voice to the Noodle Loaf choir? The echo song and instructions are here: http://noodleloafshow.com/how-to-join-our-theme-song-choir http://noodleloaf.com/choir  Find us on noodleloaf.com http://www.noodleloaf.com/ Twitter https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ and Instagram https://www.instagram.com/terms/unblock/?next=/noodleloafshow/ or write to us at noodleloafshow@gmail.com

12m
Apr 14, 2021
Feeling for Mangoes

Press play and brace yourself for some music games, a song about fruits and April Fools jokes aplenty.  We'll play a drawing game called Guided Doodling where you will doodle a mystery drawing based on the narrated instructions.  Will it be an octopus?  Probably not, but maybe? A little more details on the various music activities beloooooow: Finish The Pattern - Our pattern recognition game teams up with solfege for some real live music game fun.  Fair warning, there are animal sounds and some amateur beatboxing.   ✪ Echo Song - Mango Season - Our repeat after me style sing along song is all about some of our favorite fruits! Mangoes, watermelons and strawberries. A fun fact about this upbeat children's song is that you can insert whatever your favorite fruits or veggies are.  If you love kohlrabi then you would just sing "Wake Me Up When Its Kohlrabi Season."  This is a no judgement zone.  You do you.   ✪ Guided Doodle - Get yourself a pencil and paper, we are going to draw together.  Noodle Loaf provides the classical music of Vivaldi and some instructions on how to draw a mystery drawing.  You do your best to draw what we describe.  There's a good chance you will draw something other than what we are imagining, but that's ok.  The important thing is we are hanging out, listening to calm music and drawing together. ✪ We hope you enjoy our music and games for preschoolers, kindergarteners and early elementary age kids!  It's like a music lesson for kids you can  listen to in your sleep.  April Fools!  Awake is better. ✪✪✪ FAMILIES CAN https://bit.ly/familiesbelongbook - an Amazon Best Book of the Month - by Dan Saks and Brooke Smart available from Penguin Random House ✪✪✪ http://tinyurl.com/familiescan https://t.co/IUznYDdLYt?amp=1 WAYS TO SHOW NOODLE LOVE: ✪ Join our Patreon http://www.patreon.com/noodleloaf to get a show shout out and a handwritten letter!  www.patreon.com/noodleloaf http://www.patreon.com/noodleloaf ✪ SUBSCRIBE and/or LEAVE A REVIEW on Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/noodle-loaf/id1359035306 ✪ Get some Noodle Loaf gear at noodleloaf.threadless.com http://noodleloaf.threadless.com/.   ✪ Want to add your voice to the Noodle Loaf choir? The echo song and instructions are here: http://noodleloafshow.com/how-to-join-our-theme-song-choir http://noodleloaf.com/choir Find us on noodleloaf.com http://www.noodleloaf.com/ Twitter https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ and Instagram https://www.instagram.com/terms/unblock/?next=/noodleloafshow/ or write to us at noodleloafshow@gmail.com

11m
Mar 31, 2021
Special Drums Special Rhythms

Fun.  Fun Music.  Fun Music For Kids.  Fun Music For Kids And Their Grown Growns.  Fun Music For Kids And Their Grown Growns That Involves Saying The Names of Birds Wrong.  i.e. Curdnal. Pretty Birdies - Echo Song - A repeat after me song about different birds! But we're not just singing bird names over here, we are singing them incorrectly because that's something we like to do. I don't know if your kids will learn about birds by singing along but there's a chance they'll develop their senses of pitch and rhythm.  ✪ Learn About Tablas with Sufyan - Noodlino Sufyan is a 7 year old from Brooklyn, NY who has been studying how to play the tabla.  He tells us a little about the instrument and demonstrates a couple bols (rhythmic sequences) that he has learned.  He is cool.  Tablas are cool.  You are cool.  ✪ Clap It Back - In this rhythm game about drums of the world, we clap back the rhythms of phrases describing various world drums over Sufyan's tablatastic grooves.  It's a bit of music appreciation mixed with some drumming fundamentals.  ✪ KaraYOUke - If your child has been waiting patiently for someone to ask them to write a song about donkey teeth, then they need wait no more! This game asks you and your children to write your owns based on prompts you hear.  We provide the music and the prompts, your family writes the songs.  It's a songwriting lesson and a mad-lib but more fun than either one by itself. ✪ We hope you enjoy our music and games for preschoolers, kindergarteners and early elementary age kids!  It's like a music lesson but it's free and you don't have to drive to it. ✪✪✪ FAMILIES BELONG https://bit.ly/familiesbelongbook - one of Amazon's Best Books of 2020 - by Dan Saks available from Penguin Random House ✪✪✪ https://bit.ly/familiesbelongbook WAYS TO SHOW NOODLE LOVE: ✪ Join our Patreon http://www.patreon.com/noodleloaf to get a show shout out and a handwritten letter!  www.patreon.com/noodleloaf http://www.patreon.com/noodleloaf ✪ SUBSCRIBE and/or LEAVE A REVIEW on Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/noodle-loaf/id1359035306 ✪ Get some Noodle Loaf gear at noodleloaf.threadless.com http://noodleloaf.threadless.com/.   ✪ Want to add your voice to the Noodle Loaf choir? The echo song and instructions are here: http://noodleloafshow.com/how-to-join-our-theme-song-choir http://noodleloaf.com/choir Find us on noodleloaf.com http://www.noodleloaf.com/ Twitter https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ and Instagram https://www.instagram.com/terms/unblock/?next=/noodleloafshow/ or write to us at noodleloafshow@gmail.com

11m
Mar 17, 2021
ANNOUNCEMENT: Echo Songs, Vol. 1 OUT NOW

Fans of children's music that adults love too rejoice!  Noodle Loaf has just released the album Echo Songs, Vol. 1, a collection of 20 Noodlino favorite repeat-after-me style songs as heard on the podcast for kids...Noodle Loaf.  Now you can have your favorite sing along songs all in one place, on whatever music streaming service you prefer i.e. Spotify, iTunes, Tidal etc.   Echo Songs, Vol. 1 is available with AND without the echo so your family can choose your favorite way to enjoy these fun kids songs.  Happy Singing! Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/0Xh0luIYb2Ltlojtf3PXR5?si=L6oa2DBlQNa0YdAmBJYRUQ iTunes: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/noodle-loaf/1547508009

1m
Mar 12, 2021
Good Jam

Hey Noodlinos! Music activities for kids abound in this here podcast installment of the mighty Noodle Loaf show.  So grab some toast and a kid (preferably your own) be it a preschooler, a kindergartener or even a big kid because we've got some goooood jams to share with you. Time To Move - Our first music game is of the creative movement variety.  Children are invited to move like various objects, animals and people, all to our laid back kid friendly groove.  Can you be like water?  ✪ Echo Song - Good Jelly - In this repeat after me style sing along song, listeners take part in an inner and outer search for a better jar of jelly.  As it turns out it wasn't jelly we were looking for after all.  (it's jam).  For fans of silly kids music only. ✪ Jam Along - Speaking of good jam, here is a rhythm game to get your family groove on to.  This improvisational drumming activity is a favorite of every budding Buddy Rich.  The only rule is, it's got to be funky. ✪ We hope you enjoy our music and games for preschoolers, kindergarteners and early elementary age kids!  It's like a music lesson you can eat on the way to school. ✪✪✪ FAMILIES BELONG https://bit.ly/familiesbelongbook - one of Amazon's Best Books of 2020 - by Dan Saks available from Penguin Random House ✪✪✪ https://bit.ly/familiesbelongbook WAYS TO SHOW NOODLE LOVE: ✪ Join our Patreon http://www.patreon.com/noodleloaf to get a show shout out and a handwritten letter!  www.patreon.com/noodleloaf http://www.patreon.com/noodleloaf  ✪ SUBSCRIBE and/or LEAVE A REVIEW on Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/noodle-loaf/id1359035306 ✪ Get some Noodle Loaf gear at noodleloaf.threadless.com http://noodleloaf.threadless.com/.   ✪ WANT TO ADD YOUR VOICE TO THE NOODLE LOAF CHOIR? The echo song and instructions are here: http://noodleloafshow.com/how-to-join-our-theme-song-choir http://noodleloaf.com/choir Find us on noodleloaf.com http://www.noodleloaf.com/ Twitter https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ and Instagram https://www.instagram.com/terms/unblock/?next=/noodleloafshow/ or write to us at noodleloafshow@gmail.com

12m
Mar 03, 2021
Space Dancing

Gather up your toddlers, kindergarteners, elementary aged children and forever young grown ups for some singing, moving and good old fashioned trivia for kids. We continue our Black History celebration on this episode with music and movement, a call and response song; one of many black history songs for kids we'll enjoy this month, and of course, giggles. Echo song - we'll sing about Dr. Mae Jemison in ""First Black Woman in Space"", an echo song for kids focused on pitch matching ✪ Time to Move - a creative movement activity practicing flow and weight, age appropriate for all kids. ✪ Trivia - Next up is Black History trivia for children where listeners must guess whether the stated object was a Motown Group or made by a Black Inventor. Great for general knowledge, and as always, music appreciation for kids. ✪ ✪✪✪ OH LET US SING!: BLACK HISTORY ECHO SONGS  ✪✪✪  ✪✪✪ FAMILIES BELONG https://bit.ly/familiesbelongbook - one of Amazon's Best Books of 2020 - by Dan Saks available from Penguin Random House ✪✪✪ https://bit.ly/familiesbelongbook WAYS TO SHOW NOODLE LOVE: ✪ Join our Patreon to access bonus content and a handwritten letter for a limited time!  www.patreon.com/noodleloaf  ✪ SUBSCRIBE and/or LEAVE A REVIEW on Apple Podcasts ✪ Get some Noodle Loaf gear at noodleloaf.threadless.com.   ✪ WANT TO ADD YOUR VOICE TO THE NOODLE LOAF CHOIR? The echo song and instructions are here: http://noodleloaf.com/choir Find us on noodleloaf.com Twitter and Instagram or write to us at noodleloafshow@gmail.com

13m
Feb 17, 2021
Pedal On!

We continue celebrating Black History Month on our kids podcast by channeling the great tradition of Civil Rights songs, with a song about James Baldwin for kids and a song about the Black sports hero Major Taylor. Hooray for fun music for kids about inspiring Black figures! Both of these songs appear on our new Black History EP called "Oh Let Us Sing!" which features five children’s songs about five inspiring historical Black figures. Playground Game - The episode begins with the classic playground sing along song for kids, Pizza Pizza Daddy-O. We do our own spin on this creative movement game for our kids podcast but you're encouraged to search online for the old school version. ✪ Echo Song - Then we help children develop pitch and singing confidence with our original echo song, one of a few of our Black History songs for kids, James Baldwin Used His Words. It's a Black History song for preschoolers and up. ✪ Clap It Back - We also get into a music activity for kids about the traditional African-American food, cornbread, during our rhythm, game segment. This game promotes rhythmic awareness and provides a recipe you can cook with your children too! You can find the skillet cornbread recipe that inspired the music game here: Better than Jiffy ✪ Echo Song - Our final echo song, Pedal On!, is about the great Black sports hero Major Taylor who was not only a cycling champion but is also remembered as a civil rights hero. ✪ We hope you enjoy our music and games for preschoolers, kindergarteners and early elementary age kids! THE CORNBREAD RECIPE FEATURED IN TODAY'S SHOW: https://www.brandisdiary.com/brandisdiary/betterthanjiffy ✪✪✪ OH LET US SING!: BLACK HISTORY ECHO SONGS  ✪✪✪  ✪✪✪ FAMILIES BELONG https://bit.ly/familiesbelongbook - one of Amazon's Best Books of 2020 - by Dan Saks available from Penguin Random House ✪✪✪ https://bit.ly/familiesbelongbook WAYS TO SHOW NOODLE LOVE: ✪ Join our Patreon to access bonus content and a handwritten letter for a limited time!  www.patreon.com/noodleloaf  ✪ SUBSCRIBE and/or LEAVE A REVIEW on Apple Podcasts ✪ Get some Noodle Loaf gear at noodleloaf.threadless.com.   ✪ WANT TO ADD YOUR VOICE TO THE NOODLE LOAF CHOIR? The echo song and instructions are here: http://noodleloaf.com/choir Find us on noodleloaf.com Twitter, Facebook https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ and Instagram https://www.instagram.com/terms/unblock/?next=/noodleloafshow/ or write to us at noodleloafshow@gmail.com

15m
Feb 03, 2021
Little Purple Wildflowers

It's a new dawn, it's a new day, it's a new EP from Noodle Loaf! In honor of MLK's birthday and Black History Month, Noodle Loaf has released an album of five Black History songs for kids. Each is an original echo song, available with and without the echo for maximum sing-along-ability. Check that out on your choice of music platform after you listen to this hot and fresh new podcast episode! Echo Song - "Oh Let Us Sing of Dr. King" is a celebration of Dr. King's dream of equality, and is one of the five Black History songs for kids on our newest EP. Kids can practice pitch matching, and reflect on Dr. King's message of love. ✪ KaraYOUke - Nothing goes with melodic and verbal improvisation like an ABC phonics song for kids! Improvise the words to a song using words that start with the alphabet letters: ABCDE. Learn the alphabet and improvisational songwriting at the same time. ✪ Time To Move - a creative movement song, which also gives space for mindfulness with a guided meditation for kids through nature imagery ✪ ✪✪✪ OH LET US SING!: BLACK HISTORY ECHO SONGS  ✪✪✪  ✪✪✪ FAMILIES BELONG https://bit.ly/familiesbelongbook - one of Amazon's Best Books of 2020 - by Dan Saks available from Penguin Random House ✪✪✪ https://bit.ly/familiesbelongbook WAYS TO SHOW NOODLE LOVE: ✪ Join our Patreon to access bonus content and a handwritten letter for a limited time!  www.patreon.com/noodleloaf  ✪ SUBSCRIBE and/or LEAVE A REVIEW on Apple Podcasts ✪ Get some Noodle Loaf gear at noodleloaf.threadless.com.   ✪ WANT TO ADD YOUR VOICE TO THE NOODLE LOAF CHOIR? The echo song and instructions are here: http://noodleloaf.com/choir Find us on noodleloaf.com Twitter, Facebook https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ and Instagram https://www.instagram.com/terms/unblock/?next=/noodleloafshow/ or write to us at noodleloafshow@gmail.com

12m
Jan 13, 2021
Sounds Like Thunder

Monday Soup, Tuesday Soup, Wednesday Soup, Thursday Soup, Friday Soup, Saturday Soup, Sunday...Nachos! Yes, finally a days of the week song for kids that is about soup. Because who said music activities for kids can't be about soup? Not me. Time To Move - We begin the show with a movement game for children that promotes steady beat awareness and the dance concept of weight. It also promotes goofiness and giggles. ✪ Echo Song - When Will the Rain Stop? - This episode's repeat after me song is a social emotional learning song about acknowledging why you're sad and figuring out what your options are when feeling those feelings. There may be a metaphor in there, we're not sure. What we do know is that rain always stops eventually and that a singalong song for children is a great way to pass the time while you wait ✪ Days of the Week Song - Monday Soup - This music game for kids has more hearty ingredients in it than a chunky minestrone. Not only will your kids learn the days of the week but they will also do some pitch matching and develop their sense of rhythm while they're at it. They may also scream "NACHOS!" ✪ All of our fun music and games are good for preschoolers, kindergarteners and early elementary age kids! It's like a music lesson you can eat on the way to school. And less messy than soup. ✪✪✪ FAMILIES BELONG https://bit.ly/familiesbelongbook - one of Amazon's Best Books of 2020 - by Dan Saks available from Penguin Random House ✪✪✪ https://bit.ly/familiesbelongbook WAYS TO SHOW NOODLE LOVE: ✪ Join our Patreon to access bonus content and a handwritten letter for a limited time!  www.patreon.com/noodleloaf  ✪ SUBSCRIBE and/or LEAVE A REVIEW on Apple Podcasts ✪ Get some Noodle Loaf gear at noodleloaf.threadless.com.   ✪ WANT TO ADD YOUR VOICE TO THE NOODLE LOAF CHOIR? The echo song and instructions are here: http://noodleloaf.com/choir Find us on noodleloaf.com Twitter, Facebook https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ and Instagram https://www.instagram.com/terms/unblock/?next=/noodleloafshow/ or write to us at noodleloafshow@gmail.com

12m
Dec 23, 2020