Zoo animal, jungle animals, farm animals, and pets! We love singing about animals, the sounds they make, and the things they can (and can’t) do. The Super Simple Songs – Animals DVD features 12 animal songs, including YouTube favorites, “Hickory, Dickory…Crash!” “Walking In The Jungle,” and “The Animals On The Farm.” Perfect for watching at home, in the classroom, or on the go. Along the way, kids will learn about other topics such as counting, parts of the body, basic time telling, animal sounds, and action verbs. It’s animals, made super fun and super simple! Recommended for children ages 3 and up.
- Format: NTSC
- Label: Super Simple Learning
- Run Time: 31 minutes
- Language: English
Here’s what I love about the DVD:
- nice slow pace (the only exception is when the Animals on the Farm song gets faster & faster at the end).
- repetitive & predictable lines in the songs.
- nice heavy beat.
- most encourage movement.
- pleasant vocals & melodies (parents, teachers & therapists will appreciate tunes that won’t drive you crazy to hear again & again).
- high quality graphics.
- has the potential to be incorporated in so many different ways! Parents, early childhood educators, special educators, ELL teachers, speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, kids yoga teachers, PE teachers & more could all find ways to incorporate this DVD.
- Here are a few ideas I have from the perspective of aSLP & kids yoga teacher:
- Good Morning Mr. Rooster could be used to start the child’s day or start a class or therapy session. Many of the patients I see thrive on having routines and respond well to songs to help with transitions.
- Let’s Go to the Zoo, Walking in the Jungle, Yes I Can! & Wag Your Tail all depict specific movements. Some even have a split screen with an animal on one side and the character on the other both doing the same movement. This could easily be incorporated into goals for gross motor imitation.
- Hickory Dickory – Crash! has 6 animals starting with a tiny mouse. Each animal is bigger than the next. Love the stretched out ending to allow kids time to predict what might happen.
- My Teddy Bear incorporates counting & body parts. I love how the video zooms in on each body part.
- I have a Pet would be fun to incorporate into goals for imitation of animal sounds & vocabulary.
- Yes, I Can! would be fun to target answering yes/no questions either verbally or via AAC.
- Mary Had a Kangaroo would be fun to target adjectives.
- The Animals on the Farm would be another one to target animal sounds. This song does speed up so the last portion may not be appropriate for kids who are easily over stimulated.
- What Do You Hear? would be a fun way to target listening & talking about “I hear a ______” via PECS, AAC or verbally.
- Wag Your Tail would be fun to target “fast / slow”.
- After A While Crocodile is a nice soothing song that would work well to end a class or therapy session. Again using a song to ease that transition.
|01. Good Morning, Mr. Rooster||07. Yes, I Can!|
|02. Let’s Go To The Zoo||08. Mary Had A Kangaroo|
|03. Walking In The Jungle||09. The Animals On The Farm|
|04. Hickory Dickory…Crash!||10. What Do You Hear?|
|05. My Teddy Bear||11. Wag Your Tail|
|06. I Have A Pet||12. After A While, Crocodile|
One of my favorite things about Super Simple Songs is their website full of amazing FREE printables:
Wouldn’t this be too fun? Make these headbands & then wear them as the kids move along to the songs: http://supersimplelearning.com/resource-center/walking-in-the-jungle-headbands/
They even have a free lyrics poster for each song: http://supersimplelearning.com/resource-center/browse/product/super-simple-songs-animals/#lyrics
Super Simple Songs’ social media sites:
Buy it on Amazon.com (price at the time of this post $12.99): http://www.amazon.com/Super-Simple-Songs-Animals-DVD/dp/B00TQ16K58
They also have the songs available on a CD and on iTunes. I’ve had it for several years and it is one of my faves in OMazing Kids speech therapy & kids yoga classes!
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This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to Ashley Light in Florida for the winning entry.
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