Give yourself a good laugh and watch this awesome rendition of the Reading Rainbow song, with Jarrett Krosoczka, Levar Burton and a surprise guest*, sung at the recent Children's Choice Book Awards. It will get you singing and laughing!
Katie Couric investigatives if it is really possible to “shake your sillies out” This is an important matter that we all need to pay attention to. Watch the video to learn the outcome of her investigation.
I used this song in storytime today. I created large pictures of each "L" thing they mention, with the word written underneath, and the letter L highlighted. It's a fun way to learn vocabulary (linoleum, anyone?), letters and letter sounds, become more familiar with print, and just say some silly words. We sang it through once, looking at the words and pictures, and then I put on a cd of the song for us to sing again.
Everybody needs a little Friday Fun! So we're going to start a new series on the CLEL Blog: Friday Funday! Each Friday we will feature something which is related to children and learning, but not necessarily completely early literacy focused. What it will always be, however, is FUN!
Dr. James J. Heckman, Henry Schultz Distinguished Service Professor of Economics at The University of Chicago and a nobel-prize-winning economist, has spent his career studying the economics of human potential. Through his study, he has found that there are great economic gains to be had by investing in early childhood development. In fact, the rate of return on investment is 10%!