Music is part of our school day, every day. Thank goodness! We have many favorite songs, from rhyming to silly, classics to new discoveries, patriotic, quiet and loud, and… well, I play all kinds of music for children. They love the Beatles and Vivaldi and Frank Sinatra. They love “Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed.” They love the Supremes and Woody Guthrie. They love music that identifies instruments.
What do children love every single day? Our wake-up song, “Pata Pata”. We play this when rest time is over. Oh my goodness! Children love to dance, and see this YouTube video from the Ed Sullivan show.
Happiness flows. Children want to gently wake up a friend who is sleeping. Other children want to move and dance. Everyone comes together. It’s that kind of a song, and we play it every day. Thank goodness for music.