112 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
    • 4.1 • 705 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.

    Not a Normal Cat

    Not a Normal Cat

    New Episode! New Book! Singing! Storytelling! Songwriting! Exclamation Points!!! This surprise episode drop is in celebration of Dan's new book, We Share This Earth. It's a rhyming book with beautiful illustrations featuring specific places around the globe and the people who live there.
    ✪ We begin with the Echo Song We Share This Earth that uses text from the book of the same name to bask in the warmth of our global community. The song is available as a single wherever streams get streamed.
    ✪ Next up, we write a story together during a game called You Make The Story. It's like Mad Libs in real time with a soundtrack and no pencils.
    ✪ We finish strong with a round of KaraYOUke. You get to combine your singing and your storytelling into a triumphant display of extemporaneous songwriting. KaraWHOke? KaraYOUke!
    We hope you enjoy our music and games for pre-k, kindergarten and all little kids! It's like a music lesson that happens whenever I write a new book.
    ✪✪✪ WE SHARE THE EARTH BOOK OUT NOW!: https://bookshop.org/a/9590/9780593658291 ✪✪✪
    ✪✪✪ 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:
    ✪ SUBSCRIBE and/or LEAVE A REVIEW on ⁠Apple Podcasts⁠ or Spotify
    ✪ Get some Noodle Loaf gear at ⁠noodleloaf.threadless.com⁠.
    Find us on ⁠noodleloaf.com⁠ and ⁠Instagram⁠ or write to us at ⁠noodleloafshow@gmail.com

    • 11 min
    Breezes Blowing

    Breezes Blowing

    There's never a bad time to sing about Autumn and learn some Spanish but there are particularly good times, and one of those is now.
    ✪ We begin with a Clap It Back song in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. We use the power of rhythm and song to teach you the common Spanish phrase for "I want to eat a snack in a fort with you." You will never be hungry and lonely in a fort in a Spanish speaking country again. De nada.
    ✪ Next up, we get in the Fall spirit with an Echo Song titled Sleepy Trees that will teach you about why trees lose their leaves and polish up your pitch matching capabilities.
    ✪ Lasterly I share a new song called I Like This Outfit. It is dedicated to all the Noodlinos big or small who liked an outfit enough to wear it multiple days in a row. You know who you are.
    We hope you enjoy our music and games for pre-k, kindergarten and all little kids! It's like a music lesson that happens when you least expect it.
    ✪✪✪ WE SHARE THE SCHOOL BOOK OUT NOW!: https://bookshop.org/a/9590/9780593658253 ✪✪✪
    ✪✪✪ 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:
    ✪ SUBSCRIBE and/or LEAVE A REVIEW on ⁠Apple Podcasts⁠ or Spotify
    ✪ Get some Noodle Loaf gear at ⁠noodleloaf.threadless.com⁠.
    Find us on ⁠noodleloaf.com⁠ and ⁠Instagram⁠ or write to us at ⁠noodleloafshow@gmail.com

    • 13 min
    No Birds To Describe You

    No Birds To Describe You

    We are celebrating the release of Dan's new book We Share This School by getting together to sing and rhyme and clap along with a new episode of Noodle Loaf!

    Our Clap It Back this week unusually unusual, even by our standards here at Noodle Loaf. Practice your rhythmic awareness while learning such important non-facts such as "Turnip is short for Turtle Nipple" and "Rutabaga is short for Ruth Bader's Bagel." This rhythm game also explores 4/4 and 3/4 time somehow. ✪

    A special Tiny Song appearance by Kinetic Lawns with a live version of their song "No Birds to Describe You" from their album "1 Love Song." ✪

    The echo song, We All Belong, was inspired by Dan's new book series about communities. This song celebrates our roles within our communities and helps develop a child's sense of pitch and rhythm. ✪

    We finish the episode with a Finish The Pattern game all about breakfast. It goes by fast so try to keep up as we mix up breakfasts and switch up the fixins. ✪

    We hope you enjoy our music and games for preschoolers, kindergarteners and early elementary age kids!  It's like a music lesson that happens once a year but stays with you for a lifetime.

    ✪✪✪ WE SHARE THE SCHOOL BOOK OUT NOW!: https://bookshop.org/a/9590/9780593658253 ✪✪✪

    ✪✪✪ 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 personal recording, 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

    • 14 min
    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

    • 31 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

    • 13 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

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
705 Ratings

705 Ratings

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I don’t get why ur so mad if your not enjoying it then don't listen to it its that simple.And yeah the songs are cheesy in a good way.

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