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Noodle Loaf is an interactive music education podcast for kids. Episodes contain fun music for kids, movement activities, rhythm games and plenty of learning through play!

Noodle Loaf - Music Education Podcast for Kids Dan Saks

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.3 • 518 Ratings

Noodle Loaf is an interactive music education podcast for kids. Episodes contain fun music for kids, movement activities, rhythm games and plenty of learning through play!

    Oodles of Balloons

    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. 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 - an Amazon Best Book of the Month - by Dan Saks and Brooke Smart available from Penguin Random House ✪✪✪

    https://bookshop.org/a/9590/9780593223673

    WAYS TO SHOW NOODLE LOVE:

    ✪ Join our Patreon to get a show shout out and a handwritten letter!  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

    • 12 min
    Hello Donkey Potato

    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 - an Amazon Best Book of the Month - by Dan Saks and Brooke Smart available from Penguin Random House ✪✪✪

    https://bookshop.org/a/9590/9780593223673

    WAYS TO SHOW NOODLE LOVE:

    ✪ Join our Patreon to get a show shout out and a handwritten letter!  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

    • 11 min
    Duck Truck Goose - Encore

    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 - an Amazon Best Book of the Year So Far - by Dan Saks and Brooke Smart available from Penguin Random House ✪✪✪

    http://tinyurl.com/familiescan

    WAYS TO SHOW NOODLE LOVE:

    ✪ Join our Patreon to get a show shout out and a handwritten letter!  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

    • 11 min
    Kablamski

    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 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 - an Amazon Best Book of the Year So Far - by Dan Saks and Brooke Smart available from Penguin Random House ✪✪✪

    http://tinyurl.com/familiescan

    WAYS TO SHOW NOODLE LOVE:

    ✪ Join our Patreon to get a show shout out and a handwritten letter!  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

    • 13 min
    Spaghetti Birds

    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 - an Amazon Best Book of the Month - by Dan Saks and Brooke Smart available from Penguin Random House ✪✪✪

    http://tinyurl.com/familiescan

    WAYS TO SHOW NOODLE LOVE:

    ✪ Join our Patreon to get a show shout out and a handwritten letter!  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

    • 11 min
    Kangaroo Water Park

    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 - an Amazon Best Book of the Month - by Dan Saks and Brooke Smart available from Penguin Random House ✪✪✪

    http://tinyurl.com/familiescan

    WAYS TO SHOW NOODLE LOVE:

    ✪ Join our Patreon to get a show shout out and a handwritten letter!  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

    • 12 min

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