109 episodes

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.

Noodle Loaf - Music Education Podcast for Kids Dan Saks

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.2 • 614 Ratings

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.

    The 100th Episode Song Share Celebration

    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 ✪✪✪

    WAYS TO SHOW NOODLE LOVE:

    ✪ Join our Patreon to get a show shout out, handwritten letter and phone jingle!  www.patreon.com/noodleloaf

    ✪ SUBSCRIBE and/or LEAVE A REVIEW on Apple Podcasts

    ✪ Get some Noodle Loaf gear at noodleloaf.threadless.com.

    Find us on noodleloaf.com Twitter and Instagram or write to us at noodleloafshow@gmail.com

    • 32 min
    Working Together

    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 ✪✪✪

    WAYS TO SHOW NOODLE LOVE:

    ✪ Join our Patreon to get a show shout out, handwritten letter and phone jingle!  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: https://noodleloaf.com/choir

    Find us on noodleloaf.com Twitter and Instagram or write to us at noodleloafshow@gmail.com

    • 12 min
    Beach Bird

    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 ✪✪✪

    WAYS TO SHOW NOODLE LOVE:

    ✪ Join our Patreon to get a show shout out, handwritten letter and phone jingle!  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: https://noodleloaf.com/choir

    Find us on noodleloaf.com Twitter and Instagram or write to us at noodleloafshow@gmail.com

    • 13 min
    Moon Dust

    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 ✪✪✪

    WAYS TO SHOW NOODLE LOVE:

    ✪ Join our Patreon to get a show shout out, handwritten letter and phone jingle!  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: https://noodleloaf.com/choir

    Find us on noodleloaf.com Twitter and Instagram or write to us at noodleloafshow@gmail.com

    • 12 min
    Feeling So Serene

    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.) Develop rhythmic awareness while committing to a more compassionate world. ✪

    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. A great way to enhance pitch recognition and celebrate nature.  ✪

    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 ✪✪✪

    WAYS TO SHOW NOODLE LOVE:

    ✪ Join our Patreon to get a show shout out, handwritten letter and phone jingle!  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: https://noodleloaf.com/choir

    Find us on noodleloaf.com Twitter and Instagram or write to us at noodleloafshow@gmail.com

    • 12 min
    Really Old Radios

    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 ✪✪✪

    WAYS TO SHOW NOODLE LOVE:

    ✪ Join our Patreon to get a show shout out, handwritten letter and phone jingle!  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: https://noodleloaf.com/choir

    Find us on noodleloaf.com Twitter and Instagram or write to us at noodleloafshow@gmail.com

    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

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614 Ratings

614 Ratings

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A big lump with knobs! IT HAS THE JUICE *Backround sings it has the juice.*

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I’m 10 and love this podcast!

I love this podcast because I love music and activities to do when I’m bored 😁 Keep making podcasts! Your doing amazing! :D

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