Noodle Loaf - Music Education Podcast for Kids

By Dan Saks

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 Sep 12, 2020
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Katie
 Mar 6, 2020
My 2yo and 5yo love this podcast!

Luke
 Dec 11, 2019
The kids love this, especially on car rides!

Vaani
 Sep 21, 2019
So boring. I prefer funny stories. ,😠

Description

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.

Episode Date
The 100th Episode Song Share Celebration
00:32:03

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

Jun 22, 2022
Working Together
00:12:32

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

Jun 08, 2022
Beach Bird
00:13:33

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

May 25, 2022
Moon Dust
00:12:21

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

May 11, 2022
Feeling So Serene
00:12:46

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

Apr 01, 2022
Really Old Radios
00:11:32

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

Mar 16, 2022
Pants Pants Pants
00:13:19

In today's episode we question our pants, celebrate the enormous gifts of James Baldwin and work together to make up a story about a creature who lives in a tree.  Clearly a certain streaming service should have put their production dollars into Noodle Loaf instead of that other podcaster guy.  

We kick things off like we kick off our pants after a long day spent jogging in a rain storm, by questioning the need for pants in the first place.  This Call and Response game was inspired by some listeners who sent in a song they made up to help get keep up morale during wiggly diaper changes.  I flipped it and made it into a game.  Just like their baby flips and tries to make diaper changes into a game. ✪

James Baldwin Used His Words to say so many things.  He was enormously gifted at eloquently and poignantly critiquing the world around him.  This Echo Song is a tribute to his talent.  ✪

In our Mad Libs spinoff, You Make The Story, you get to fill in the blanks in real time to create whatever story your imagination wants to invent.  ✪

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 is 100% non-GMO.

✪✪✪ 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

Feb 09, 2022
Onomatopeia
00:13:50

Music people! You have arrived just in time to make rhymes, sing songs and do some creative movement games all with your host in chief, Dan Saks.  Today's episode raises a glass to celebrating Autism Awareness month way ahead of schedule.  We'll also be toasting old school flows and the art of snowman building.  If none of that makes sense it's because you haven't listened to the show yet. So do that pls. 

This Rhyme Time is a little different than our usual version.  In this one, your job is to channel your inner Run DMC to anticipate and finish the rhyme at the each of our rapper's couplets. So don a Kangol and loosely lace your Adidas cause it's about to get tricky to rock a thyme that's right on time.  ✪

Today's Echo Song was inspired by a family of long time Noodlinos who requested I write an echo song to celebrate neurodiversity, or as they put it, Different Brains.  This neurodiversity awareness song for kids is an appreciation for the different kinds of brains we all have and will hopefully help neurotypical kids see themselves in the autistic children in their communities.  ✪

Who doesn't love a Time To Move game that employs a lil musique concrète to create an imaginary snowman building creative movement game? Hopefully, not you because that's what this game is. Enjoy! ✪

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 is equal parts music and love.

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✪✪✪ 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: http://noodleloaf.com/choir

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

Jan 26, 2022
Sticky Sneaker Baby Bump
00:15:26

Lots to sing and dance about today like salty soups, sticky sneaks and bananas.  Flying bananas that is.  So warm up your larynxes and press play on another episode of play based music education for humans.

The kids wrote most of this Clap It Back rhythm game.  That means the lyrics are especially odd but the rhythms are just as dynamite as ever.  Rosin up your clapping hands and play along. ✪

The people have spoken and they have said that they want more Tiny Songs from Loafy Noodles.  So he's back with his new hit Salty Soup Sally about Sally who always makes her soups super salty.  Minestrone anyone?  ✪

Today's Echo Song is dedicated to grown ups who want kids to do what they tell them to do.  The song is called Do Not Ask Me Why, as in do not ask me why I write such ridiculous songs.  ✪

It's a Dance & Freeze round of our Time to Move segment.  Isolate one or more limbs, make em shimmy, and then freeze!  That's the game.  The game is fun.  You like fun.  Enjoy.   ✪

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 have no relation to college credits.

✪✪✪ 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: http://noodleloaf.com/choir

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

Jan 12, 2022
Thingamabob
00:11:21

The best thing about chores is identifying the sound they make using your ears.  It's downhill from there BUT with some groovy tunes on, any chore becomes a dance party.  Amiright?  Except duvet related chores, those are just a chore.

We begin with an Echo Song about being the insatiable desire to take a thing apart to see how it works and then feelings that arise when you realize that putting it back together may not be in the cards.  This happens in my life more often than I'd care to admit.  Might as well sing a song about it that promotes pitch awareness in a Gypsy Punk style. ✪

Perk up your ears in this aural awareness game Name That Sound.  I will play the audio of various household chores and you must identify them.  You don't have to identify WITH them. It's not an empathy exercise, just a sound naming game.  Enjoy! ✪

And lastly, I take those chore sounds and remix them into a funky groove with which you are encouraged to Jam Along.  Your body and surroundings become drums in this body percussion and found object percussion activity. Make it funky! ✪

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 encourages household responsibility.

✪✪✪ 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: http://noodleloaf.com/choir

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

Nov 24, 2021
Frogger Than Frogway
00:14:38

Things are really starting to happen round here.  Things are getting cooking.  Rubber is meeting road.  Flubber is eating toad.  Let's goooooo music fun and games for kids and grown growns!!!  (now hiring people who know what to write in this space - no experience necessary - payment is in guitar picks)

We begin with a Feel The Rhythm designed to make humans look silly while learning music fundamentals.  We put the FUN, the DUH and the MENTAL in fundamentals. Is this thing on?  Anyhow, I like this game a lot and hope you do too.  ✪

A Tiny Song called Big Chunk Charlie, about a guy who is always eating up the granola chunks.  I'll be waiting outside for my Grammy delivery if you need me. ✪

Today's Echo Song is I Want a Monkey to Hug Me.  It is about interacting with animals in ways both pleasing and not.  It is about consensual hugs.  It is about developing pitch matching skills. Is is about time a monkey gave me a nice big hug. ✪

A throwback in more ways than one: We close with Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes.  Try to keep up...or else. ✪

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 uses the word "flubber" in its show notes.

✪✪✪ 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: http://noodleloaf.com/choir

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

Nov 10, 2021
Whippledooders
00:11:49

Kids will dig this play based rhyme infused educational music filled podcast as much as you enjoyed this keyword laden introductory sentence. 

This episode begins with a Rhyme Time game about kindness. Can you figure out what action each kindness verb could lead to?  i.e. Make, Send, Offer? I love when phonological exercises extend into making the world a nicer place. ✪

This week's Echo Song is the 4th installment of our annual homage to the art of the homemade costume, "I Made a Costume pt.4."  "A big cardboard box / wrapped around me / two tiny hats / I'm a battery."  Happy Halloween! ✪

And we close the episode with a Guided Doodle where listeners are invited to participate in drawing a mystery drawing.  You will need something with which to draw and something on which to draw upon.  Like pencil and paper for example.  Share your drawings by tagging @noodleloafshow wherever you like to tag stuff. ✪

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 occasionally involves drawing pictures.

✪✪✪ 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: http://noodleloaf.com/choir

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

Oct 27, 2021
From The Tap
00:10:59

Go on, open up the packet.  What's inside? 10 minutes of interactive music education  games for children?? Fantastic! Here are the games on today's show:

First up a Clap It Back game called "What's On The Menu"  I say things that are on the menu.  You clap back the rhythm of the words. It's fun, easy and helps develop a sense of rhythm.  If the foods were actually available then it would be a very promising new restaurant concept. ✪

Before today's echo songs you'll hear a brief description of how some songs are written which will help demystify how an instant classic like Funky Little Porcupine comes to be. It's not rocket scientist.  It's much fancier. ✪

We end with a Call and Response written by the eternal Ella Jenkins.  The song is called Dulce Dulce and it is a fun music game that will help your child learn rhythm, melody and the Spanish word "Dulce."  Ella Jenkins was not Hispanic but hopefully this Spanish word song will inspire some Hispanic Heritage Month singing and playing even as the official celebration month draws to an end. ✪

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 on the way to your swimming lesson.

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

Oct 13, 2021
Magic Gloves
00:12:27

Great Bowls of Groovy Gemelli Noodlinos! It's a new Noodle Loaf noodlesode!  Too much?  Ok, I'll tone it down.  Press play for fun music and games for kids.  Thank you.  

First up a special edition of our Trivia game called Instrument or Italian Cheese.  This music appreciation game tests you knowledge of both Italian cheeses and orchestral instruments to make sure you never attempt to grate a piccolo over your pappardelle.  ✪

This episode's echo song, called Before I Get Up, is a gentle wake up song that teaches morning mindfulness and may possibly help your child wake up happy and get ready faster.  If nothing else it should help them develop a sense of pitch and rhythm. ✪

We end with a Time To Move game that involves magic gloves and finger dancing.  I learned a version of this game from Dr. John Feierabend, an early music education wizard.  It is a great game for teaching awareness of flow and tempo.  It is also big time fun. ✪

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 on the way to your music lesson for kids.

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

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Sep 29, 2021
Oodles of Balloons
00:12:27

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 ✪✪✪

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Sep 15, 2021
Hello Donkey Potato
00:11:46

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 ✪✪✪

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Aug 18, 2021
Duck Truck Goose - Encore
00:12:04

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 ✪✪✪

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Aug 04, 2021
Kablamski
00:13:38

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.

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Jun 30, 2021
Spaghetti Birds
00:12:04

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 ✪✪✪

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Jun 02, 2021
Kangaroo Water Park
00:13:07

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 ✪✪✪

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May 20, 2021
Don't Forget Goofin'
00:13:58

Songs about robots, subways and feeling grateful for scientists!  This episode has the very special guest, Tracy Bonham & Melodeon Music House, plus lots of learning about music through play.

✪ First Up, Time To Move - Dance Robot Dance.  Pretend you are a robot that has two settings.  Setting 1: when you hear music you do your best robot dance.  Setting 2: When the music stops you shape your body like the thing that I say. i.e. grapes.  This is a fun creative movement game that promotes body awareness, smiles and dancing to a song about robots.

Counting the silence.  Kids love counting.  Grown-ups love silence.  This game has something for everyone!

✪ All you have to do during a Story Song is sit back and enjoy the song. This song is about feeling grateful for all the people big and small who have helped their communities get through this past year, and especially everyone involved in the vaccine roll-out from the scientists to the people who rolled up their sleeves to stop Covid's spread.  You can hear this song wherever music streamed including Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/2FIyQU8vHnG2dPXPpOx5e7?si=N26FtAfoTgCBFtgRDkJJGQ

✪ This episode's Echo Song is provided by the wonderful musician and music educator Tracy Bonham & Melodeon Music House.  The song is called Let's Take The Subway.  It's a fun children's song for learning about letters, pitch matching, song form and that famous New York City rat race.  You can find it on her new album Young Maestro's Vol. 1: https://open.spotify.com/album/0Kn0cPtHeY3cMYIv626LTH?si=pA-xbY3ZRGO6ZbaEQqSpRw

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 during your daily public transit commute.

I wrote a book!!!: ✪✪✪ FAMILIES CAN - an Amazon Best Book of the Month - by Dan Saks and Brooke Smart available from Penguin Random House ✪✪✪

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May 07, 2021
Dinosaurs and Dumplings
00:12:43

Music and learning, singing and goofing. Enter here for children's songs about dinosaurs and dumplings. But fair warning, you may be asked to rhyme something with "Cilantro." If you're comfortable with that possibility then press play on this educational podcast for kids and enjoy.

We begin with a rhyming game. Freshen up phonological awareness, fine tune your flow and polish your poetry with this edition of Rhyme Time. Our categories this go round are fancy colors, types of dumplings, herbs, handicrafts and kinds of trucks. Watch out for the extra hard herbal bonus round!

This week's echo song is about a lonesome dinosaur. Why won't anyone play with the T. Rex? Is it because he'll eat them? This Echo Song explores themes of h̶u̶m̶a̶n̶ dinosaur nature while developing a child's sense of pitch and humor. It's music for kids that dinosaurs will love too.

We haven't had a Vocal Jam in a while which means it's time for a vocal jam. Think of it as an instant a cappella group but better because the group is your family and instead of pop songs you're just saying names of dumplings. This is a great intro to harmony and part singing for kids and is also great as a family singalong. Learn the parts and perform it next time you're at a dumplings shop! Great idea!

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 during tea time.

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

http://tinyurl.com/familiescan

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Apr 14, 2021
Feeling for Mangoes
00:12:27

Press play and brace yourself for some music games, a song about fruits and April Fools jokes aplenty.  We'll play a drawing game called Guided Doodling where you will doodle a mystery drawing based on the narrated instructions.  Will it be an octopus?  Probably not, but maybe? A little more details on the various music activities beloooooow: Finish The Pattern - Our pattern recognition game teams up with solfege for some real live music game fun.  Fair warning, there are animal sounds and some amateur beatboxing.  

✪ Echo Song - Mango Season - Our repeat after me style sing along song is all about some of our favorite fruits! Mangoes, watermelons and strawberries. A fun fact about this upbeat children's song is that you can insert whatever your favorite fruits or veggies are.  If you love kohlrabi then you would just sing "Wake Me Up When Its Kohlrabi Season."  This is a no judgement zone.  You do you.  

✪ Guided Doodle - Get yourself a pencil and paper, we are going to draw together.  Noodle Loaf provides the classical music of Vivaldi and some instructions on how to draw a mystery drawing.  You do your best to draw what we describe.  There's a good chance you will draw something other than what we are imagining, but that's ok.  The important thing is we are hanging out, listening to calm music and drawing together.

✪ 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 in your sleep.  April Fools!  Awake is better.

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

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Mar 31, 2021
Special Drums Special Rhythms
00:12:05

Fun.  Fun Music.  Fun Music For Kids.  Fun Music For Kids And Their Grown Growns.  Fun Music For Kids And Their Grown Growns That Involves Saying The Names of Birds Wrong.  i.e. Curdnal.

Pretty Birdies - Echo Song - A repeat after me song about different birds! But we're not just singing bird names over here, we are singing them incorrectly because that's something we like to do. I don't know if your kids will learn about birds by singing along but there's a chance they'll develop their senses of pitch and rhythm.  

Learn About Tablas with Sufyan - Noodlino Sufyan is a 7 year old from Brooklyn, NY who has been studying how to play the tabla.  He tells us a little about the instrument and demonstrates a couple bols (rhythmic sequences) that he has learned.  He is cool.  Tablas are cool.  You are cool.  

Clap It Back - In this rhythm game about drums of the world, we clap back the rhythms of phrases describing various world drums over Sufyan's tablatastic grooves.  It's a bit of music appreciation mixed with some drumming fundamentals.  

KaraYOUke - If your child has been waiting patiently for someone to ask them to write a song about donkey teeth, then they need wait no more! This game asks you and your children to write your owns based on prompts you hear.  We provide the music and the prompts, your family writes the songs.  It's a songwriting lesson and a mad-lib but more fun than either one by itself.

We hope you enjoy our music and games for preschoolers, kindergarteners and early elementary age kids!  It's like a music lesson but it's free and you don't have to drive to it.

✪✪✪ FAMILIES BELONG - one of Amazon's Best Books of 2020 - by Dan Saks available from Penguin Random House ✪✪✪

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Mar 17, 2021
ANNOUNCEMENT: Echo Songs, Vol. 1 OUT NOW
00:02:18
Fans of children's music that adults love too rejoice!  Noodle Loaf has just released the album Echo Songs, Vol. 1, a collection of 20 Noodlino favorite repeat-after-me style songs as heard on the podcast for kids...Noodle Loaf.  Now you can have your favorite sing along songs all in one place, on whatever music streaming service you prefer i.e. Spotify, iTunes, Tidal etc.   Echo Songs, Vol. 1 is available with AND without the echo so your family can choose your favorite way to enjoy these fun kids songs.  Happy Singing! Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/0Xh0luIYb2Ltlojtf3PXR5?si=L6oa2DBlQNa0YdAmBJYRUQ iTunes: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/noodle-loaf/1547508009
Mar 12, 2021
Good Jam
00:13:01

Hey Noodlinos! Music activities for kids abound in this here podcast installment of the mighty Noodle Loaf show.  So grab some toast and a kid (preferably your own) be it a preschooler, a kindergartener or even a big kid because we've got some goooood jams to share with you.

Time To Move - Our first music game is of the creative movement variety.  Children are invited to move like various objects, animals and people, all to our laid back kid friendly groove.  Can you be like water?  ✪

Echo Song - Good Jelly - In this repeat after me style sing along song, listeners take part in an inner and outer search for a better jar of jelly.  As it turns out it wasn't jelly we were looking for after all.  (it's jam).  For fans of silly kids music only. ✪

Jam Along - Speaking of good jam, here is a rhythm game to get your family groove on to.  This improvisational drumming activity is a favorite of every budding Buddy Rich.  The only rule is, it's got to be funky. ✪

We hope you enjoy our music and games for preschoolers, kindergarteners and early elementary age kids!  It's like a music lesson you can eat on the way to school.

✪✪✪ FAMILIES BELONG - one of Amazon's Best Books of 2020 - by Dan Saks available from Penguin Random House ✪✪✪

https://bit.ly/familiesbelongbook

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Mar 03, 2021
Space Dancing
00:14:08

Gather up your toddlers, kindergarteners, elementary aged children and forever young grown ups for some singing, moving and good old fashioned trivia for kids. We continue our Black History celebration on this episode with music and movement, a call and response song; one of many black history songs for kids we'll enjoy this month, and of course, giggles.

Echo song - we'll sing about Dr. Mae Jemison in ""First Black Woman in Space"", an echo song for kids focused on pitch matching ✪

Time to Move - a creative movement activity practicing flow and weight, age appropriate for all kids. ✪

Trivia - Next up is Black History trivia for children where listeners must guess whether the stated object was a Motown Group or made by a Black Inventor. Great for general knowledge, and as always, music appreciation for kids. ✪

✪✪✪ OH LET US SING!: BLACK HISTORY ECHO SONGS  ✪✪✪ 

✪✪✪ FAMILIES BELONG - one of Amazon's Best Books of 2020 - by Dan Saks available from Penguin Random House ✪✪✪

https://bit.ly/familiesbelongbook

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Feb 17, 2021
Pedal On!
00:15:50

We continue celebrating Black History Month on our kids podcast by channeling the great tradition of Civil Rights songs, with a song about James Baldwin for kids and a song about the Black sports hero Major Taylor. Hooray for fun music for kids about inspiring Black figures! Both of these songs appear on our new Black History EP called "Oh Let Us Sing!" which features five children’s songs about five inspiring historical Black figures.

Playground Game - The episode begins with the classic playground sing along song for kids, Pizza Pizza Daddy-O. We do our own spin on this creative movement game for our kids podcast but you're encouraged to search online for the old school version. ✪

Echo Song - Then we help children develop pitch and singing confidence with our original echo song, one of a few of our Black History songs for kids, James Baldwin Used His Words. It's a Black History song for preschoolers and up. ✪

Clap It Back - We also get into a music activity for kids about the traditional African-American food, cornbread, during our rhythm, game segment. This game promotes rhythmic awareness and provides a recipe you can cook with your children too! You can find the skillet cornbread recipe that inspired the music game here: Better than Jiffy

Echo Song - Our final echo song, Pedal On!, is about the great Black sports hero Major Taylor who was not only a cycling champion but is also remembered as a civil rights hero. ✪

We hope you enjoy our music and games for preschoolers, kindergarteners and early elementary age kids!

The cornbread recipe featured in today's show: https://www.brandisdiary.com/brandisdiary/betterthanjiffy

✪✪✪ OH LET US SING!: BLACK HISTORY ECHO SONGS  ✪✪✪ 

✪✪✪ FAMILIES BELONG - one of Amazon's Best Books of 2020 - by Dan Saks available from Penguin Random House ✪✪✪

https://bit.ly/familiesbelongbook

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Feb 03, 2021
Little Purple Wildflowers
00:12:53

It's a new dawn, it's a new day, it's a new EP from Noodle Loaf! In honor of MLK's birthday and Black History Month, Noodle Loaf has released an album of five Black History songs for kids. Each is an original echo song, available with and without the echo for maximum sing-along-ability. Check that out on your choice of music platform after you listen to this hot and fresh new podcast episode!

Echo Song - "Oh Let Us Sing of Dr. King" is a celebration of Dr. King's dream of equality, and is one of the five Black History songs for kids on our newest EP. Kids can practice pitch matching, and reflect on Dr. King's message of love. ✪

KaraYOUke - Nothing goes with melodic and verbal improvisation like an ABC phonics song for kids! Improvise the words to a song using words that start with the alphabet letters: ABCDE. Learn the alphabet and improvisational songwriting at the same time. ✪

Time To Move - a creative movement song, which also gives space for mindfulness with a guided meditation for kids through nature imagery ✪

✪✪✪ OH LET US SING!: BLACK HISTORY ECHO SONGS  ✪✪✪ 

✪✪✪ FAMILIES BELONG - one of Amazon's Best Books of 2020 - by Dan Saks available from Penguin Random House ✪✪✪

https://bit.ly/familiesbelongbook

WAYS TO SHOW NOODLE LOVE:

 Join our Patreon to access bonus content and a handwritten letter for a limited time!  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:
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Jan 13, 2021
Sounds Like Thunder
00:12:52

Monday Soup, Tuesday Soup, Wednesday Soup, Thursday Soup, Friday Soup, Saturday Soup, Sunday...Nachos! Yes, finally a days of the week song for kids that is about soup. Because who said music activities for kids can't be about soup? Not me.

Time To Move - We begin the show with a movement game for children that promotes steady beat awareness and the dance concept of weight. It also promotes goofiness and giggles. ✪

Echo Song - When Will the Rain Stop? - This episode's repeat after me song is a social emotional learning song about acknowledging why you're sad and figuring out what your options are when feeling those feelings. There may be a metaphor in there, we're not sure. What we do know is that rain always stops eventually and that a singalong song for children is a great way to pass the time while you wait ✪

Days of the Week Song - Monday Soup - This music game for kids has more hearty ingredients in it than a chunky minestrone. Not only will your kids learn the days of the week but they will also do some pitch matching and develop their sense of rhythm while they're at it. They may also scream "NACHOS!" ✪

All of our fun music and games are good for preschoolers, kindergarteners and early elementary age kids! It's like a music lesson you can eat on the way to school. And less messy than soup.

✪✪✪ FAMILIES BELONG - one of Amazon's Best Books of 2020 - by Dan Saks available from Penguin Random House ✪✪✪

https://bit.ly/familiesbelongbook

WAYS TO SHOW NOODLE LOVE:

 Join our Patreon to access bonus content and a handwritten letter for a limited time!  www.patreon.com/noodleloaf 

✪ SUBSCRIBE and/or LEAVE A REVIEW on Apple Podcasts

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Dec 23, 2020
Sustainable Beats
00:12:20

You don't get to clean up if you don't make a mess.  So go make a mess and then sing along with our clean up song for kids.  That's an order! PLUS we'll use our ears to name mystery sounds and use our mouths to make rhymes.  It's a full face work out for families you don't want to miss.

Name That Sound - First up, a listening activity for kids about writing. Listening about writing...is that like dancing about architecture? I dunno, but I do know that it is a great way to develop aural awareness in kids. ✪

Echo Song - Cleaning So Clean - Our repeat after me song about clean up time will you have you and your kids whistling all the way to the dust bank. That doesn't make sense. Anyhow, it will make cleaning more fun. And it will also develop a sense of pitch in children, and whimsy too. ✪

Rhyme Time - A rhyming game for kids set to a funky beat! Not only will children develop their phonological awareness without having to learn the word phonological, but they may also learn to rap. This rhyme game is a favorite of parents probably because they get to show off all the big words they know. ✪

We hope you enjoy our music and games for preschoolers, kindergarteners and early elementary age kids! It's like a music lesson for your commute to school.

✪✪✪ FAMILIES BELONG - the new board book from Dan Saks available from Penguin Random House ✪✪✪

https://bit.ly/familiesbelongbook

WAYS TO SHOW NOODLE LOVE:

 Join our Patreon for 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:
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Nov 18, 2020
Going With The Flow
00:15:03

A bit of a theme going on in this one.  Who improvises?  Who does not?  What does improvise mean? What does amprovise mean?  As far as I know, it does not mean anything. Nonetheless this episode is fun and educational and fun and introduces the concept of improvisation to children.

This Clap It Back rhythm game is two lessons in one and a whole lot of fun. Children will gain rhythmic awareness and learn the sections of the orchestra, namely woodwinds, percussion, brass and strings. Plus we rhyme "piccolos" with "cover holes." ✪

This episode’s Echo Song called Improvise  has special guest appearances by podcasters Alex Goldman of Reply All, Mick Sullivan of the Past and the Curious, Pamela Rogers of Buttons and Figs and Nosaj from the rap group New Kingdom. The song teaches the definition of "Improvising" in the musical sense and in the sense of going with the flow when life throws you curveballs. It's a song about resilience and having a good attitude for kids and the grown ups who love them even when they spill all of the snacks all of the time. ✪

Story Song - My Mother is a Baby - This is a song tale about a mother who is a baby, not a metaphorical baby, but an actual baby. It's a silly song for kids that's a little bit Elvis, a little bit Shel Silverstein and a whole lotta fun. ✪

You get to play this mad libs for kids in real time. I like to play this on long car rides where each person in the car takes turning filling in the blank. This You Make The Story is about cooking poorly. ✪

✪✪✪ FAMILIES BELONG - the new board book from Dan Saks available from Penguin Random House ✪✪✪

https://bit.ly/familiesbelongbook

WAYS TO SHOW NOODLE LOVE:

 Join our Patreon for a shout out on the show and a handwritten letter in the mail!  www.patreon.com/noodleloaf 

✪ Donate: paypal.me/dansaks

✪ SUBSCRIBE and/or LEAVE A REVIEW on Apple Podcasts

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

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Nov 04, 2020
Like an Overjoyed Seal
00:13:08

To play this music activity for kids filled podcast you will need a body, a head, paper and crayons or something like crayons, like pencils.  And some time.  And a desire to have fun.  That's more or less it.  You'll see.

Dance Dance Noodleution - A fun movement song designed to get your kids up and dancing. If only music for kids was always this goofy and funky..ahem....goofunky. This creative movement activity teachers body isolation and general body awareness and is great to use a brain break in classroom. Try it, you'll see. ✪

Echo Song - I Made a Costume pt. 3 - Our 3rd edition of our song about Halloween for kids once again focuses on the art of the homemade costume. Singalong as we list some homemade costume ideas that may or may not actually make sense like a water fountain and a box of crayons. What other kids podcast provides music education and Halloween costume ideas. Not The Daily with Michael Barbaro. You'll see. ✪

Floor Banana - A very short song about floor bananas. I don't want to eat them. You'll see. ✪

Guided Doodle ft. Mozart - Arts and crafts meets music appreciation in this drawing activity for kids. Grab a pencil and paper and then listen to the instructions to create your own mystery drawing. You won't know what it is you are drawing, but that's the fun. Share your doodle on Instagram by tagging @noodleloafshow so we can see if they came out the same or not. You'll see. ✪

We hope you enjoy our music and games for preschoolers, kindergarteners and early elementary age kids! It's like a music lesson you can have during breakfast.

 ✪✪✪ FAMILIES BELONG - the new board book from Dan Saks available from Penguin Random House ✪✪✪

https://bit.ly/familiesbelongbook

WAYS TO SHOW NOODLE LOVE:

✪ Please consider becoming a patron if Noodle Loaf brings some music education value to your home. Membership starts at $3:  www.patreon.com/noodleloaf 

✪ Donate: paypal.me/dansaks

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✪ 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:
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Oct 21, 2020
Totopos y Popotes
00:13:27

Today's song combines the power of growth mindset affirmations with the joy music fundamentals! Specifically solfege.  I think you're going to like it.  You'll also enjoy our Hispanic Heritage Month game "Instrument or Food" that celebrates those aspects of Latinx traditions.  And maybe you'll even enjoy a movement game that promotes spatial relations and body awareness.  Maybe not! Only one way to find out...press play :)

Trivia - Instrument or Food - A Hispanic Heritage Month quiz for kids about Latinx music and foods. I say a word, you guess if you'd prefer to eat it or play it. ✪

Call and Response / Echo Song - That's So Mi - Who couldn't use a little music for kids that introduces the concept Sol Sol Mi solfege while having kids recite positive affirmations? It's social emotional learning (SEL) combined with music fundamentals and it's fun to sing too. ✪

Time to Move - Two Part Show - This movement activity for kids develops the dance concepts of spatial relations and body awareness through play. This can be used in classrooms with preschoolers through early elementary students. ✪

We hope you enjoy our music and games for preschoolers, kindergarteners and early elementary age kids! It's like a music lesson for your commute to school.

✪✪✪ FAMILIES BELONG - the new board book from Dan Saks available from Penguin Random House ✪✪✪

https://bit.ly/familiesbelongbook

WAYS TO SHOW NOODLE LOVE:

✪ If Noodle Loaf brings some music education value to your life, please consider becoming a patron. Membership starts at $3:  www.patreon.com/noodleloaf 

✪ Donate: paypal.me/dansaks

✪ 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:
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Oct 07, 2020
Funky Shades
00:12:32

Sure, I could use this space here to explain photosynthesis but wouldn't you rather learn about it via clapping? I would. And so would your child. Which is why this episode has a song explaining photosynthesis. And plenty of other educational music for kids too!

Time To Move - Loud is Big, Soft is Small - We kick things off with a creative movement song about musical dynamics. Big and small. Loud and Soft. Silly and fun! ✪

Clap It Back - Leaves - A song about photosynthesis! A rhythm game about life science! A podcast for kids that has it all! ✪

Echo Song - That Spells Friend - A repeat after me song about friendship that not only helps kids identify what a friend is but helps them spell it too. It's a social emotional learning (SEL) song that's both tasty and healthy. ✪

We hope you enjoy our music and games for preschoolers, kindergarteners and early elementary age kids! It's like a music lesson for your ride to school.

✪✪✪ FAMILIES BELONG - the new board book from Dan Saks available from Penguin Random House ✪✪✪

https://bit.ly/familiesbelongbook

WAYS TO SHOW NOODLE LOVE:

✪ If Noodle Loaf brings some music education value to your life, please consider becoming a patron. Membership starts at $3: www.patreon.com/noodleloaf

Donate: paypal.me/dansaks

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

Sep 23, 2020
Juggling Tambourines
00:13:38

This episode contains gratuitous goofiness and clandestine education. If you're not careful you may find yourself giggling and learning in equal measure. Proceed with caution. Fun children's song that parents will love too lie within. You've been warned.

Echo Song - Muuuuuud - We kick things off with a song about nature that encourages messy play and saying the word "mud" in a funny voice. Recommended for fans of Waldorf schooling and Waldorf salads. ✪

Story Song - Leg Bone - From the archives of legendary kids musician Old Blind Loafy Noodles comes this funny story song. It is not an authoratative song about the human body but it is a silly song for kids that might teach children about song form. ✪

Time To Move - Go Bananas - Preschoolers have long loved this action song, but now with a funky groove it is perfect for early elementary age kids too. The music game encourages kids to make up their own dances so make sure all drinks are secured. ✪

KaraYOUke - A songwriting lesson for kids wearing a karaoke robe. We provide the music and the vocab, you provide the melody and the lyrics. This music game develops melodic and verbal improvisational skills and may turn your child into the next Dolly Parton. ✪

We hope you enjoy our music and games for preschoolers, kindergarteners and early elementary age kids! Making music making friends!

✪✪✪ FAMILIES BELONG - the new board book from Dan Saks available from Penguin Random House ✪✪✪

https://bit.ly/familiesbelongbook

WAYS TO SHOW NOODLE LOVE:

✪ If Noodle Loaf brings some music education value to your life, please consider becoming a patron. Membership starts at $3: www.patreon.com/noodleloaf

Donate: paypal.me/dansaks

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

Sep 09, 2020
Olive Fun
00:14:26

Music can be used to learn things besides music.  Or so I've been told. Today we test that hypothesis to see if the kids in our midst can retain essential general trivia like the fact that Michael Bolton's birth name was Michael Bolotin.  This could be a breakthrough in kids podcast technology.

Time To Move - Be a butterfly! Be a rug! Be filled with jelly! This brain break style movement activity for kids will not only get your wiggles out, it will put them back in again too. Because you’re gonna need wiggles where we’re going. ✪

Singing Slide - This vocal warmup game for kids is brought to you by slide whistles. Echo the sound the slide whistle makes to warm up your voice before singing the next song. ✪

Echo Song - I Love Fun - This echo song AKA repeat after me song is a fine piece of children’s music. So fine. So fun. It’s about how things are made and how things that are made can facilitate fun. That explanation doesn’t make it sound fun, but it is. Trust. ✪

Clap Facts - Trivia and Clap It Back combine to create Clap Facts, a general knowledge game for children where they clap back statements that are true and freeze after statements that are false. Lava is basically melted rocks: clap it. Dinosaurs lived on Earth with humans: no claps ✪

All these children’s songs and games are great for elementary age kids and younger. Take this kids podcast on the go in your car, airplane and/or dirigible.

✪✪✪ FAMILIES BELONG - the new board book from Dan Saks available from Penguin Random House ✪✪✪

https://bit.ly/familiesbelongbook

WAYS TO SHOW NOODLE LOVE:

✪ If Noodle Loaf brings some music education value to your life, please consider becoming a patron. Membership starts at $3:  www.patreon.com/noodleloaf 

✪ Donate: paypal.me/dansaks

✪ 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:
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Aug 27, 2020
Peck of Pumpkin Poodle
00:18:22

A little extra noodle in our loaf this go round to keep your family singing, rhyming, jamming and goofin’.

Clap it Back - We begin with a rhythm song for kids called Weird Picnic.  This clapping game develops rhythmic awareness in children and has some fun with the very strange eating scenarios families have been experiencing recently. ✪

Rhyme Time - This rhyming game will grow a phonological wunderkind right in your home.  It’s a children’s music activity that parents love too. ✪

Echo Song - Summer Is Hot - This kids song about summer celebrates sun with singing.  Repeat after me styler songs are a great way to help kids learn musical pitch, rhythm and singing confidence. ✪

Kids Talking About Stuff  - Kids have a candid discussion about skin color.  Can it be it was all so simple then? ✪

Finish The Pattern - This music game develops pattern recognition and promotes the art of making music with your mouth be it for beatboxing or voice foley ✪

Jam Along - We end the show with a jam session.  Break out your improvisational drumming chops and play along with this kid-friendly funky groove. ✪

✪✪✪ FAMILIES BELONG - the new board book from Dan Saks available from Penguin Random House ✪✪✪

https://bit.ly/familiesbelongbook

WAYS TO SHOW NOODLE LOVE:

✪ If Noodle Loaf brings some music education value to your life, please consider becoming a patron. Membership starts at $3: www.patreon.com/noodleloaf

Donate: paypal.me/dansaks

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

Jul 01, 2020
Passin' and Tappin'
00:13:19

We've got new games, we've got old games, but that's not all, we've also got bird calls.  So keep on your all day pajamas, cancel your bear salon appointment and smash that play button because we’ve got children’s songs and games by the bucket full just for you.

Feel The Rhythm - Kids are going to feel the rhythm in their bodies during this creative movement activity. They will need some kind of small object to play the game. It will also help if the enjoy music activities for kids. If they don’t, they should check out This American Life instead. ✪

Echo Song - Exclaim! - Words help share how you feel. But in the event you can’t come up with the right words, then pick up a guitar and scream. This is a song about feelings, a song about emotions and a song about the power of music to help kids express themselves either verbally or sonically. ✪

KaraYOUke - A songwriting activity for kids in a karaoke costume. We provide the music and the prompts, kids write the melody and the lyrics. This music game develops melodic and verbal improvisational skills and may turn your child into the next Burt Bacharach. ✪

✪✪✪ FAMILIES BELONG - the new board book from Dan Saks available from Penguin Random House ✪✪✪

https://bit.ly/familiesbelongbook

WAYS TO SHOW NOODLE LOVE:

✪ If Noodle Loaf brings some music education value to your life, please consider becoming a patron. Membership starts at $3:  www.patreon.com/noodleloaf 

✪ Donate: paypal.me/dansaks

✪ 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, Facebook and Instagram or write to us at noodleloafshow@gmail.com

May 13, 2020
Hot Beets
00:11:40

Hey Noodlinos! Have you checked out our new YouTube channel yet?  We're making vids inspired by the music games you know and love.  Check it out here! These videos are great for school brain breaks, car rides and dentist waiting rooms.

But first!!!

Finish The Pattern - In this pattern recognition game, kids learn about the upright bass and how a walking bass line works. It’s a jazz appreciation game that you can play with your face. ✪

Echo Song - There's a Zoo - This song was inspired by a video playdate my child was having with her friend. Her friend said, “want to see the zoo inside my closet?” And the typewriters were immediately off to the races here at Noodle Loaf HQ. It’s a repeat after me style children’s song which helps kids with ear training for pitch and singing confidence. ✪

Jokes - Kids like jokes. Jokes like kids. These are jokes for kids by kids. ✪

Jam Along - We make a rhythm on a tree and invite you to jam along with us. This game encourages nature play, creativity and funkiness. For fans of Waldorf, Montessori and nature schools. BYOSticks. ✪

✪✪✪ FAMILIES BELONG - the new board book from Dan Saks available from Penguin Random House ✪✪✪

https://bit.ly/familiesbelongbook

WAYS TO SHOW NOODLE LOVE:

✪ If Noodle Loaf brings some music education value to your life, please consider becoming a patron. Membership starts at $3: www.patreon.com/noodleloaf

Donate: paypal.me/dansaks

✪ 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, Facebook and Instagram or write to us at noodleloafshow@gmail.com

Apr 29, 2020
Periwinkle
00:13:16

You shared photos of forts with us.  We wrote a rhythm game about fortographs.  Balls in your court Noodlinos!

Lots of fun on this show featuring contributions from special guests Ed Droste from Grizzly Bear and Piera Gelardi:

The kids went through a major fort phase during which we coined the term “fortograph.”  You’re welcome English language.  This Clap It Back rhythm game is all about forts, fortographs and developing a strong sense of rhythm ✪

Friend of the show (and family) Piera Gelardi wrote this All Day Pajamas song when her daughter was just a baby.  She was envious of her child’s ability to wear pajamas all day without the judging stares of passersby.  Piera sings lead on this Echo Song so Dan could stay home in his pajamas all day. ✪

Jokes (lolz) ✪

You know Ed Droste from the indie rock mega star band Grizzly Bear, but did you know that Ed is really good at knowing the differences between instruments and animals?  That is why he is the special guest on this edition of Instrument or Animal, a trivia and music appreciation game where we say a word and you have to guess which category it falls under. ✪

✪✪✪NEW YOUTUBE CHANNEL!!!✪✪✪

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Apr 15, 2020
Torte in a Fort
00:13:51

Two truths and a lie. True tooths and a fly.  Few sleuths in a sty etc. etc.  Red Herrings abound in this early April release.  Catch them, or be caught!

The cool thing about you is that you can pretty much make a song up about anything anytime.  This game called KaraYOUke gives you ample opportunity to do that and develop your improvisation abilities in the process. ✪

A hip-hop Echo Song about forts.  Everyone can pretty much stop writing songs now. ✪

I take you on an Audio Walk through a snowy forest.  Great for close listening and building aural awareness.  And just being in tune with nature which is a great tune to be in. ✪

Take the skills you’ve learned so far and let em loose during a round of Jam Along, an improvisational rhythm game for all. ✪

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Apr 01, 2020
Video Playdate
00:10:02

Won't you sing and dance with us?  We've got a new song about video playdates, because there has been a major increase in those in our lives and possibly yours as well.  Might as well sing about it :)

Video Playdate (Echo Song / Pitch Matching) ✪

Time To Move - Robot Dance (Creative Movement) ✪

You Make The Story (Verbal Improvisation) ✪

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Mar 25, 2020
Knobs and Faders
00:12:39

Hey, how's it going?  What's new?  All is great you say?  That's great to hear.  Nothing to report on our end.  Just some extra down time to fill with singing and dancing and drawing and having fun.  Let's do those things together, ok?  Great, bye!

Who doesn’t love a good rhyme? Barn / Yarn.  Isn’t that fun?! Rhyme Time is our phonological awareness building party game. Highly recommended for fans of fun times. ✪

Knobs and faders keep you in control and so do salad bars.  Cause you can take whatever you want.  No onions? No problem. Extra feta? The more the betta.  This Echo Song celebrates healthy eating and empowerment through choice.  It also helps kids learn to sing. ✪

Kids Talking About Stuff is just that ✪

For the Guided Doodle grab a pencil and paper and then follow the instructions to draw a mystery drawing.  This one develops listening skills, music appreciation and a sense of wonder. ✪

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Mar 18, 2020
I Feelin' It
00:14:20

Boom Bam!  It's show note writing time! In today's episode we have a rhythm game about washing hands. #topical #yikes 
Also, a song about the colors of the rainbow and we present our 2nd annual Trinidad Carnival recap. 

Clap It Back (Rhythm Awareness) ✪

ROY G BIV (Echo Song / Pitch Matching) ✪

Carnival Recap (Music/Culture Appreciation) ✪

Jam Along (Rhythmic Improvisation) ✪

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Mar 04, 2020
Sparklebird
00:12:05

Get ready for some part singing!  Your family is about to become an acapella group.  But then you'll go solo so you can individually profess your admiration for the great Harriet Tubman.  With nothing left to prove on vocal terrain, you will decide to express yourself using only your body.  An entire music career in a 10 minute podcast.  Good luck.

Vocal Jam (Part Singing / Harmonic Awareness) ✪

Harriet Tubman (Echo Song / Pitch Matching) ✪

Time To Move (Creative Movement) ✪

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Feb 12, 2020
Many a Skipper
00:13:30

2 for 1 BOGO Madness. Press play once and you can CLAP AND SING about stars in the night sky.  Plus kazoo name that tune?  I mean helllloooooooooo.  Target ain't got nuthin on tha loaf.

Clap It Back (Rhythm Awareness) ✪

I Wish I May (The Star Song) - (Echo Song / Pitch Matching) ✪

Name That Tune (Music Appreciation / Melody Recognition) ✪

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Jan 29, 2020
Wobbly Tooths
00:12:01

These words aren't going to rhyme themselves.  That's where you come in.  Hats Pear Shoe Bum Tin.  Cat Hair Yukon Gin.  Matts Dared Lou "Jump In!" etc.  There's an echo song that is kind of about Stevie Wonder, at least peripherally.  And a mad lib style game but with more leeway.  I strongly advise a listen.

Rhyme Time (Improvisation / Phonological Awareness) ✪

Magic and Surprises (Echo Song / Pitch Matching) ✪

You Make The Story (Verbal Improvisation) ✪

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Jan 15, 2020
I Run On Grapes
00:11:54

I definitely prefer seedless grapes, yet I understand on an intellectual level that seeds are needed to grow more grapes.  The whole situation is unclear to me. What I do know is that the grapes that I eat power the bike that I ride, and that is what is important here.  The Noodle Loaf team takes a stab at singing those feelings in a trap song format on today's show.  How'd we do?  Also Popcatépetl.  

Time to Move - Robot Dance (Creative Movement) ✪

I Got  A Bicycle  (Echo Song / Pitch Matching) ✪

Clap It Back (Listening Skills / Beat Awareness) ✪

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Dec 11, 2019
Less Honking More Singing
00:12:12

Finally an echo song celebrating how much everyone in your family loves wearing a lot of layers in the winter time.  Plus some patterns to finish, some songs to make up on the spot and a funky funky groove over which you are invited to jam.  Traffic?  What traffic?

I'm Layering Up (Echo Song / Pitch Matching) ✪

KaraYOUke (Verbal and Melodic Improvisation) ✪

Finish The Pattern (Pattern Recognition) ✪

Jam Along (Rhythmic Improvisation) ✪

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Nov 27, 2019
Poppin' Bubs
00:12:17

I came in the door, I said it before, I never let the mic noodlize me no more and neither should you.  Special guest Alex Rappaport is on the show with a fun song about pollinators.  Plus Instrument and Bone expert Conrad helps us tell one from the other.  It is fun and good!

Instrument or Bone (Music Appreciation / General Knowledge) ✪

Pollinator Serenade (Echo Song / Pitch Matching) ✪

Time To Move (Creative Movement) ✪

 

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Nov 13, 2019
A Little Stringed To Stringiest
00:13:52

Ethiopia set the world record for most trees planted on one day and you've cued up the latest episode of Noodle Loaf, so one could say you and Ethiopia are both making good choices!

Time To Move (Creative Movement) ✪

Narwhals Are Real (Echo Song / Pitch Matching) ✪

Stump A Grown Up (Music Appreciation) ✪

Guided Doodle (Music Appreciation / Listening Skills) ✪

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Oct 30, 2019
Pluots on Pluto
00:12:05

Welcome to this show's show notes! Here's this star I mentioned during the outro: ✪  Pretty sweet right?

Trivia (General Knowledge / Music Appreciation) ✪

I Made A Costume pt.2 (Echo Song / Pitch Matching) ✪

Vocal Jam (Part Singing / Voice-Body Percussion Combination) ✪

 

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Oct 16, 2019
Chipper Whippoorwill
00:11:03

I just read a scientific report that said music is so great!  Here's the relevant data:

Rhyme Time (Improvisation / Phonological Awareness) ✪

Jokes (lolz) ✪

Bear Salon (Echo Song / Pitch Matching) ✪

Clap it Back (Listening Skills / Beat Awareness) ✪

 

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Oct 02, 2019
Music Games and Fun Are Here
00:11:04

Welcome children and birds! Lots of fun within. Strap on your singing beards and join in the funnnnnnnn....k

Time To Move (Creative Movement) ✪ 

Doin' Alright (Echo Song / Pitch Matching) ✪

You Make The Story (Verbal Improvisation) ✪

 

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Sep 18, 2019
Winky Dinky Little Pinky
00:13:35

We're back with more singing, dancing, laughing and learning! So dub the show onto a blank cassette, pop it into your tape deck, press rewind and then join in the Noodle Loaf fun!

Dance Dance Noodlution (Creative Movement) ✪ 

Snuggling (Echo Song / Pitch Matching) ✪

KaraYOUke (Verbal and Melodic Improvisation) ✪

Kids Talking About Stuff ✪

Jam Along (Rhythmic Improvisation) ✪

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Sep 04, 2019
ENCORE - Honus Burpytoad
00:12:36

It's an encore airing of a fan favorite episode! We'll be back soon with new episodes but in the meantime, enjoy this one and all the other ones! Yay!

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This is not a tub.  This is a podcast powered by my good vibes.  Here's what's on the "agenda" for today's show:

Clap It Back (Listening Skills/Beat Awareness) ✪

Shampoo Unicorn (Echo Song/Pitch Matching) ✪

Time To Move (Creative Movement) ✪

Pertinent Links Of Note:

1. Procure a SHAMPOO UNICORN t-shirt: http://ht.ly/wxB030n0DOZ 

2. Add your fam's favorite tune to our You Make The Playlist: http://ht.ly/wCzw30n0DZ8 

3. Show Us Some Noodle Love:
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Used in today's show:
"Largo Concerto No 5 - JS Bach"
(freemusicpublicdomain.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Aug 21, 2019
ENCORE - Howdjadoo
00:10:42

It's an encore airing of a fan favorite episode! We'll be back soon with new episodes but in the meantime, enjoy this one and all the other ones! Yay!

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Howji hijie heejie hojie? I dooji fineji, thanks. Especially since we get to play more fun music games together this week!

Pro tip: Have something to write with/on handy for this week's #GuidedDoodle, then share your drawing with us on the social media platform of your choosing.  Tag @NoodleLoafShow and let us know what you drew. 

Time To Move (Bubble Bubble Pop - Action Song) ✪
I Say Hello (Echo Song) ✪
Guided Doodle (Listening Skills / Music Appreciation) ✪

SURVEY:  https://goo.gl/forms/1yJRztipkHLzV8e52

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Aug 07, 2019
Treasurelint
00:14:22

Big fun for little voices abound in today's episode.  There'll be learning and laughter but the learning part is top secret so don't tell!

Rhyme Time (Improvisation/Phonological Awareness) ✪ 

Time To Move (Creative Movement) ✪

I Can Cook (Echo Song / Pitch Matching) ✪

Finish The Pattern (Pattern Recognition / Beatboxing 101) ✪

Jam Along (Rhythmic Improvisation)

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Jul 10, 2019
ENCORE: Dingo Bingo Bongo Pride-O
00:13:46

It's an encore airing of a fan favorite episode with a bonus segment about rainbows.  Rainbows?  Yup! Rainbows for Pride month as part of the Kids Listen Pride week! This episode also features our ode to diverse families called "A Family Can Be" AND has a guest appearance by Adam from Guster. Guster?  Yup! Guster! So spread the love and noodle your loaf along with us.

A Family Can (Echo Song/Pitch Matching) ✪

Trivia: Instrument or Animal w/Adam Gardner (Music Appreciation) ✪

Clap It Back - Put A Little Rainbow (Rhythm Awareness)✪

You Make The Story (Improvisation) ✪


This episode is a part of a Kids Listen Pride Sweeps!

Check out the other kids podcasts taking part at the links below:
Be Calm on Ahway Island: https://www.ahwayisland.com/
But Why: https://www.npr.org/podcasts/474377890/but-why-a-podcast-for-curious-kids
Circle Round: https://www.wbur.org/circleround
Just Us Weirdos: https://justusweirdos.com/
Girl Tales: https://girltalespodcast.com/
Stories Podcast: http://storiespodcast.com/
The Good Words Podcast: http://goodwordspodcast.libsyn.com/
What If World: http://www.whatifworldpodcast.com/episodes

GUEST: GUSTER's Adam Gardner

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Jun 26, 2019
Old Blind Loafy Noodles
00:13:25

Kids telling jokes and story telling folks meet Magic Number claps and made up folk singers for another episode of music and learning and singing and run on sentences.  

Clap It Back (Rhythm Awareness) ✪ 

Jokes (Laughs are Good) ✪

There Was A Man And He Was Mad (Story Song / Listening Skills) ✪

You Make The Story (Verbal Improvisation) ✪

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Jun 12, 2019
Swinging Swingily
00:17:38

Special instrument or animal expert Dave Zamboni of The Zambonis is on the show! Turns out he knows more than just hockey trivia. Plus a song about snails and I sing the Wikipedia entry on "Kites".

Trivia - Instrument or Animal (Music Appreciation / General Knowledge) ✪

Snail 2 3 4 (Echo Song / Pitch Matching) ✪

Time To Move (Creative Movement) ✪

Vocal Jam (Part Singing / Voice-Body Percussion Combination) ✪

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May 29, 2019
Kids Listen Road Trip Mixtape #2
00:56:15

We've teamed up with a bunch of other great podcasts for kids for this special Kids Listen Sampler.  If there was a J-Card, here is what it would say:

Side A
1. What If World
2. Story Spectacular
3. Noodle Loaf
4. Book Power for Kids
5. Little Stories for Tiny People
Side B
6. Be Calm on Ahway Island
7. Cool Facts About Animals
8. Circle Round
9. The Good Words Podcast
10. Girl Tales

All of these shows can be found on the Kids Listen app available for iPhoneses and Androidses or via their websites:

http://www.whatifworldpodcast.com/
http://storyspectacular.com/
http://www.noodleloafshow.com/
http://bookpowerforkids.com/
http://www.littlestoriestinypeople.com/
https://www.ahwayisland.com/
http://coolfactsaboutanimalspodcast.wordpress.com/
http://www.wbur.org/circleround
http://goodwordspodcast.com/
https://girltalespodcast.com/

May 22, 2019
More Songs About Rhyming and Food
00:14:16

Put on your rhyming hat, your singing pants and your drawing cummerbund because today's show has those things inside of it.  We have a splendid variety of music and creativity based activities for you and your family to enjoy together.  What will the mystery drawing be?  What food is typically served with Akara? What rhymes with Pangolin?  These questions and more may or may not be answered within!

Rhyme Time (Improvisation/Phonological Awareness) ✪

Go Together (Echo Song / Pitch Matching) ✪

KaraYOUke (Verbal and Melodic Improvisation) ✪

Guided Doodle (Listening Skills / Music Appreciation) ✪

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May 15, 2019
Alligator Breath
00:13:43

We begin with a two part ode to friendship. And what better activities to enjoy with a friend than the naming of sounds followed by the jamming along to said sounds which have been artfully remixed into a funky funky beat?  And more!

Kids Talking About Stuff ✪

A Friend Like You (Echo Song / Pitch Matching) ✪

Name That Sound (Aural Awareness) ✪

Jam Along (Rhythmic Improvisation) ✪

WAYS TO SHOW NOODLE LOVE:

✪ Donate: paypal.me/dansaks

✪ SUBSCRIBE and/or LEAVE A REVIEW on Apple Podcasts

✪ Join our Patreon to access our secret Echo Song podcast feed

✪ 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. Find us on TwitterFacebook and Instagram or write to us at noodleloafshow@gmail.com

May 01, 2019
Turtle Table
00:10:11

If y'all want to party like we do, if y'all want to party like us, then by all means, please do.  Here's what to expect at aforementioned party:

Call and Response (Rhythmic Awareness) ✪

The World Is Big, The World Is Small (Echo Song / Pitch Matching) ✪

You Make The Story (Verbal Improvisation) ✪

WAYS TO SHOW NOODLE LOVE:

✪ Donate: paypal.me/dansaks

✪ SUBSCRIBE and/or LEAVE A REVIEW on Apple Podcasts

✪ Join our Patreon to access our secret Echo Song podcast feed

✪ 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. Find us on TwitterFacebook and Instagram or write to us at noodleloafshow@gmail.com

Apr 22, 2019
Some Drums Bap
00:10:09

Slide your way into our island breezy echo song about finding the good vibes in everything.  Then bring that positive energy to our jam sesh.  It's all good Noodlinos, it's all good.  

Singing Slide (Vocal Warm-Up) ✪

It's All Good (Echo Song / Pitch Matching) ✪

Jam Along (Rhythmic Improvisation/Body Percussion)

WAYS TO SHOW NOODLE LOVE:

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✪ Join our Patreon to access our secret Echo Song podcast feed

✪ 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. Find us on TwitterFacebook and Instagram or write to us at noodleloafshow@gmail.com.

Apr 15, 2019
Bloomin' and Boomin'
00:12:16

For the first time ever in the world of kids podcasts, a Chaka Demus and Pliers joke as part of a rhythm exercise.  Did I mention we have a Patreon?  Plus! a new song segment that's like a picture book for your ears.  Let me know if you like it at noodleloafshow@gmail.com 

Clap It Back (Rhythm Awareness) ✪

Time To Move (Creative Movement) ✪

A Painter Who Lives in a Box (Story Song / Listening Skills) ✪

WAYS TO SHOW NOODLE LOVE:

✪ Donate: paypal.me/dansaks

✪ SUBSCRIBE and/or LEAVE A REVIEW on Apple Podcasts

✪ Join our Patreon to access our secret Echo Song podcast feed

✪ 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. Find us on TwitterFacebook and Instagram or write to us at noodleloafshow@gmail.com.

Apr 08, 2019
Poodle Poaf
00:13:19

Do you like falsehoods and fallacies?  How about music and games?  A touch of tomfoolery?  We've got it all folks in this April Fools themed episode we call Poodle Poaf.  It's part of the #KidsListen April Fools Sweeps event along with other fine shows like Multiverse and Good Stuff Kids.  Press play and brace for giggles and rhymes.  

Pizza Penguin (Echo Song/Pitch Matching) ✪

Kids Talking About Stuff - Steel Pan Trinidad Carnival Edition (Music Appreciation) ✪

Dance Dance Noodlution (Creative Movement) ✪

WAYS TO SHOW NOODLE LOVE:

✪ Tell one friend about Noodle Loaf

✪ Donate: paypal.me/dansaks

✪ SUBSCRIBE and/or LEAVE A REVIEW on Apple Podcasts

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✪ 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. Find us on TwitterFacebook and Instagram or write to us at noodleloafshow@gmail.com.

Apr 01, 2019
ENCORE: Ready Set Noodle Loaf
00:09:56

originally aired March 12th 2018

Can you Name That Sound?  Want to learn an echo song about an owl?  Or just sit back and listen to kids talk about stuff?  All that and more on this WORLD PREMIERE of Noodle Loaf, a fun thing to listen to.

Kids Talking About Stuff ✪

Name That Sound (Aural Awareness) ✪

A Wise Old Owl (Echo Song / Pitch Matching) ✪

Stump A Grown Up (General Knowledge) ✪

What? No Way! (General Knowledge) ✪

Rhyme Time (Phonological Awareness) ✪

WAYS TO SHOW NOODLE LOVE:

✪ Tell one friend about Noodle Loaf

✪ Donate: paypal.me/dansaks

✪ SUBSCRIBE and/or LEAVE A REVIEW on Apple Podcasts

✪ Join our Patreon to access our secret Echo Song podcast feed

✪ 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. Find us on TwitterFacebook and Instagram or write to us at noodleloafshow@gmail.com.

Mar 18, 2019
ENCORE: Two Pieces of Salad
00:11:31

originally published April 9th 2018

Rhythm Games, Echo Songs, Trivi-trivi-triviaaaaaa and more good times await you!

Clap It Back (Rhythm Awareness) ✪

Kids Talking About Stuff ✪

A Poem ✪

Trivia (General Knowledge) ✪

Bill Grogan's Goat (Echo Song / Pitch Matching) ✪

WAYS TO SHOW NOODLE LOVE:

✪ Tell one friend about Noodle Loaf

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✪ SUBSCRIBE and/or LEAVE A REVIEW on Apple Podcasts

✪ Join our Patreon to access our secret Echo Song podcast feed

✪ 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. Find us on TwitterFacebook and Instagram or write to us at noodleloafshow@gmail.com.

Mar 11, 2019
No Ordinary Loaf
00:11:43

Our final Black History Month episode of the month celebrates the under celebrated bicycle racing champion of the world, Major Taylor.  You can learn all about him and how his "fame was undermined by prejudice" in this article here: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/obituaries/major-taylor-overlooked.html

Plus! We clap our way through a yummy recipe for skillet cornbread inspired by the recipe from this website here:  http://www.brandisdiary.com/brandisdiary/betterthanjiffy

And more!

Major Taylor (Echo Song / Pitch Matching) ✪

Clap It Back (Rhythm Awareness) ✪

Time To Move (Creative Movement / Tonal Awareness) ✪

 

WAYS TO SHOW NOODLE LOVE:

✪ Tell one friend about Noodle Loaf

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✪ SUBSCRIBE and/or LEAVE A REVIEW on Apple Podcasts

✪ Join our Patreon to access our secret Echo Song podcast feed

✪ 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. Find us on TwitterFacebook and Instagram or write to us at noodleloafshow@gmail.com.

Feb 25, 2019
Ear Worms and Eye Rolls
00:10:20

Our celebration of Black History Month continues with a joyful Gospel song called "Glory Glory," shared with us by Eli "Paperboy" Reed.  And as if that wasn't enough we've got rhyming games and a fill-in-the-blank story about why we get upset and what to do when we're feeling that way.  

Rhyme Time (Improvisation/Phonological Awareness) ✪

Glory Glory (Echo Song/Pitch Matching) ✪

You Make The Story (Verbal Improvisation) ✪

Special thanks to Eli "Paperboy" Reed for sharing this week's song.  Find out more about his music at http://elipaperboyreed.com/

WAYS TO SHOW NOODLE LOVE:

✪ Tell one friend about Noodle Loaf

✪ Donate: paypal.me/dansaks

✪ SUBSCRIBE and/or LEAVE A REVIEW on Apple Podcasts

✪ Join our Patreon to access our secret Echo Song podcast feed

✪ 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. Find us on TwitterFacebook and Instagram or write to us at noodleloafshow@gmail.com.

Feb 18, 2019
Something is a-Wigglin'
00:10:12

We're Noodlefornia Dreaming on such a winter's day.  How about all you mama's and papa's?  All this month we'll be sharing some fun Black History Month songs and games, but they're also just great songs and games that are fun to sing and play during all the months.  Even June, for example.

Pizza Pizza Daddy-O (Creative Movement) ✪

My Aunt Came Back (Echo Song/Pitch Matching) ✪

KaraYOUke (Melodic and Verbal Improvisation) ✪

WAYS TO SHOW NOODLE LOVE:

✪ Tell one friend about Noodle Loaf

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✪ SUBSCRIBE and/or LEAVE A REVIEW on Apple Podcasts

✪ Join our Patreon to access our secret Echo Song podcast feed

✪ 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. Find us on TwitterFacebook and Instagram or write to us at noodleloafshow@gmail.com.

Feb 11, 2019
Solfege It's Been Good To Know Ya
00:12:02

Something for everyone in today's episode, be you interested in alternative Aardvark names or Ocarina fun facts, or just some good ol' fashioned Solfege pattern finishing.  Plus a So-Mi-So "Call and Response" song about a singing head cat.

Finish The Pattern (Pattern Recognition / Solfege) ✪

On My Head (Call and Response / Pitch Matching) ✪

Trivia - Instrument or Animal (Music Appreciation / General Knowledge) ✪ 

WAYS TO SHOW NOODLE LOVE:

✪ Tell one friend about Noodle Loaf

✪ Donate: paypal.me/dansaks

✪ SUBSCRIBE and/or LEAVE A REVIEW on Apple Podcasts

✪ Join our Patreon to access our secret Echo Song podcast feed

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

✪ Want to add your voice to the Noodle Loaf choir?
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Feb 04, 2019
Duck Truck Goose
00:11:46

Your challenge this week?  Tell one other family about all the fun they are missing by not listening to Noodle Loaf.  Let's bubble our audience!  I mean double.  Do I?   

Clap It Back (Rhythm Awareness) ✪

Trail To Mexico (Echo Song/Pitch Matching) ✪

Name That Sound (Aural Awareness) ✪

Jam Along (Rhythmic Improvisation/Body Percussion) ✪ 

 

✪ Tell one friend about Noodle Loaf

✪ Donate: paypal.me/dansaks

✪ SUBSCRIBE and/or LEAVE A REVIEW on Apple Podcasts

✪ Join our Patreon to access our secret Echo Song podcast feed

✪ 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. Find us on TwitterFacebook and Instagram or write to us at noodleloafshow@gmail.com.

Jan 28, 2019
Weird Beard
00:09:37

In which we have fun with rhymes, do an action song about winter time bundling/unbundling and pay tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. the best way we know how, by singing.

Rhyme Time (Improvisation/Phonological Awareness) ✪

Oh Let Us Sing (Echo Song/Pitch Matching) ✪

Time To Move (Creative Movement) ✪ 

Co-hosts Joni & Shiloh are having birthdays soon.  Want to email a drawing to say hello and happy birthday?  No presh, but I know they'd love it if you do :) noodleloafshow@gmail.com  


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✪ Want to add your voice to the Noodle Loaf choir?
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Jan 21, 2019
Correxico
00:09:50

Hello my mustachioed mammal friends! It's Noodle Loaf time.  Singing? check. Moving? check. Laughing? check check check.  Ready, Set, Noodle Loaf!!!

Time to Move (Creative Movement) ✪

Red Balloon (Echo Song/Pitch Matching) ✪

Trivia (Music Appreciation) ✪ 

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✪ Want to add your voice to the Noodle Loaf choir?
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Jan 14, 2019
Honus Burpytoad
00:12:36

This is not a tub.  This is a podcast powered by my good vibes.  And we're back with more music fun times!  Here's what's on the "agenda" for today's show:  

The episode kicks off with a riveting round of Clap It Back.  This music game helps kids develop their listening skills and sense of rhythm.  It is also fun and silly, which never hurts. ✪

You know when you are in the bath and you use shampoo to make a horn?  That’s a shampoo unicorn horn and this is an Echo Song about that and about making believe the tub is all kinds of exciting things.  Develop imagination and sense of pitch at the same time? Yes please. ✪

We end with a relaxing guided creative movement Time To Move game about snowflakes.  This is a great way to develop body awareness, music appreciation and expressiveness.  If ever there was a movement multi-vitamin this would be it.  ✪This is not a tub.  This is a podcast powered by my good vibes.  And we're back with more music fun times!  Here's what's on the "agenda" for today's show:

Clap It Back (Listening Skills/Beat Awareness) ✪
Shampoo Unicorn (Echo Song/Pitch Matching) ✪This is not a tub.  This is a podcast powered by my good vibes.  And we're back with more music fun times!  Here's what's on the "agenda" for today's show:  The episode kicks off with a riveting round of Clap It Back.  This music game helps kids develop their listening skills and sense of rhythm.  It is also fun and silly, which never hurts. ✪

You know when you are in the bath and you use shampoo to make a horn?  That’s a shampoo unicorn horn and this is an Echo Song about that and about making believe the tub is all kinds of exciting things.  Develop imagination and sense of pitch at the same time? Yes please. ✪

We end with a relaxing guided creative movement Time To Move game about snowflakes.  This is a great way to develop body awareness, music appreciation and expressiveness.  If ever there was a movement multi-vitamin this would be it.  ✪
Time To Move (Creative Movement) ✪

YOUR HOLIDAY TO-DO LIST:

1. Buy a SHAMPOO UNICORN t-shirt: http://ht.ly/wxB030n0DOZ 

2. Add your fam's favorite tune to our You Make The Playlist: http://ht.ly/wCzw30n0DZ8 

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Used in today's show:
"Largo Concerto No 5 - JS Bach"
(freemusicpublicdomain.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Dec 17, 2018
Dingo Bingo Bongo
00:12:04

We were sitting here eating gustew when who should stop by?  Adam Gardner from the big deal rock band Guster.  Not only is he a talented musician but he also knows a LOT about what's an instrument and what's an animal.  He helps us out with the today's trivia game.  We also have a very special echo song about all the kinds of beautiful families there are in the world and more!

A Family Can (Echo Song/Pitch Matching) ✪
Trivia: Instrument or Animal w/Adam Gardner (Music Appreciation) ✪
You Make The Story (Improvisation) ✪

GUEST: GUSTER's Adam Gardner

SURVEY:  https://goo.gl/forms/1yJRztipkHLzV8e52 (THANK YOU IF YOU'VE SUBMITTED ONE!  IT'S SO HELPFUL!!!)

Show Us Some Noodle Love:
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Nov 12, 2018
Doodle-Dee Do
00:11:24

My kids have been loving the I Had A Rooster book by Laura Vaccaro Seeger recently, so we decided to put that song in this week's show.  It's a bona fide classic kids song and now you get to make animal songs along with us as we sing it.  PLUS we do what one does when a donkey sound presents itself to us...we jam it out.

I Had A Rooster (Cumulative Song) ✪
Finish The Pattern (Pattern Recognition) ✪
Jam Along (Improvisation/Body Percussion) ✪

SURVEY:  https://goo.gl/forms/1yJRztipkHLzV8e52 (THANK YOU IF YOU'VE SUBMITTED ONE!  IT'S SO HELPFUL!!!)

Show Us Some Noodle Love:
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✪ Want to add your voice to the Noodle Loaf choir?
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Nov 05, 2018
It's Not A Tuber
00:11:16

More interactive music education games from the Team Noodle Loaf coming coming atcha! This episode has a lot of stuff about beats.  We love beats!  BTW, if you're not sure what the Chop Chop game is supposed to look like, ask the Google and you will find many vids showing the motions.  

Clap It Back (Listening Skills/Beat Awareness) ✪
Chop Chop Chippity Chop (Steady Beat) ✪
Dance Dance Noodlution (Movement) ✪

SURVEY:  https://goo.gl/forms/1yJRztipkHLzV8e52 (THANK YOU IF YOU'VE SUBMITTED ONE!  IT'S SO HELPFUL!!!)

Show Us Some Noodle Love:
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✪ Want to add your voice to the Noodle Loaf choir?
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Oct 29, 2018
Pillowcase Pants
00:11:52

Ever wonder what it sounds like when a tiny dog knocks on a door and asks for candy? Finding out has never been easier thanks to today's edition of Name That Sound.  Plus! Let your inner and outer children be inspired by Saint Saens' Danse Macabre as you paint an imaginary bubble from the inside.  Also!!! An echo song about the joy of making your own costume.  

Name That Sound (Listening Skills) ✪
I Made a Costume (Echo Song/Pitch Matching) ✪
Bubble Painting (Creative Movement) ✪

SURVEY:  https://goo.gl/forms/1yJRztipkHLzV8e52

Show Us Some Noodle Love:
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✪ Want to add your voice to the Noodle Loaf choir?
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Oct 22, 2018
Autumnaton
00:10:40

I love a good pattern and we've got plenty of them on today's show.  We also update an old echo song that updated a different old echo song which I recently learned was an update of a really old echo song about the Canadian military.  Hello operator?  But the big news is we have a guest beatboxer laying the groove in our Jam Along segment.  Woot woot!

Finish The Pattern (Pattern Recognition) ✪
Rick A Bamboo (Echo Song) ✪
Jam Along (Rhythm and Improvisation) ✪

SURVEY:  https://goo.gl/forms/1yJRztipkHLzV8e52

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Oct 08, 2018
Razzle Dazzle
00:11:43

Mystery abounds in this edition of Noodle Loaf as we ask the eternal question, is it an animal or is it a musical instrument?  Even the echo song reverberates with enigma.  Where are we going and will you be awake when we get there?  One things for sure, a land expanse demands the clapping of our hands.

Trivia: Instrument or Animal edition (Music Appreciation) ✪
At the Top of the Hill - (Echo Song) ✪
Clap It Back (Rhythm Awareness) ✪

SURVEY:  https://goo.gl/forms/1yJRztipkHLzV8e52

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Oct 01, 2018
Howdjadoo
00:12:40

Howji hijie heejie hojie? I dooji fineji, thanks. Especially since we get to play more fun music games together this week!

Pro tip: Have something to write with/on handy for this week's #GuidedDoodle, then share your drawing with us on the social media platform of your choosing.  Tag @NoodleLoafShow and let us know what you drew.  We'll shout you out in a future episodeji!

Time To Move (Bubble Bubble Pop - Action Song) ✪
I Say Hello (Echo Song) ✪
Guided Doodle (Listening Skills / Music Appreciation) ✪

SURVEY:  https://goo.gl/forms/1yJRztipkHLzV8e52

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Sep 24, 2018
The Nut Butter Solution
00:11:58

We kick off with a sticky predicament. A blueberry problem so to speak.  It requires moving in slow jelly motion.  I'd love to see some footage of this game! Share your nut butter quest on social medias with @noodleloafshow pls.  And is that the Pogues doing an echo song?  Nope.  Enjoy the show!

Time to Move - Blueberry Problem (Creative Movement) ✪
Name That Sound (Listening Skills) ✪
Go Away Buzzy Bee (Echo Song) ✪

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Sep 17, 2018
Shiny Happy People Singing
00:10:40

They say you should dance like nobody's looking at the kitchen utensils.  And that writing about architecture is like singing about worms.  And that learning about dinosaurs is called paleontology, not to be confused with Patreontology which is the study of supporting Noodle Loaf.  This may or may not all make sense after hearing today's show.

Time To Move - Knife Fork Spoon Spatula (Creative Movement) ✪
The Littlest Worm (Echo Song) ✪
Stump a Grown Up with Mike Meraz from Aaron's World (Science) ✪

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Want to add your voice to the Noodle Loaf choir? The echo song and instructions are here. Find us on TwitterFacebook and Instagram or write us at noodleloafshow@gmail.com.

Sep 10, 2018
Hello Hello Hellooo
00:13:14

Learning through play! Or to quote Beyoncé "I Play, Okay, I Play."  At least that's what I think she says.  Maybe I need new headphones.  Regardless, we're back with more music education in the form of songs, games and good times.  

Singing Slide (vocal warm-up) ✪
Down By The Bay (echo song) ✪
You Make The Story (improvisation) ✪
Time To Move (creative movement) ✪

Ways to keep the shows coming:
✪ SUBSCRIBE and LEAVE A REVIEW on Apple Podcasts
✪ Join our Patreon to access our secret Echo Song podcast feed
✪ 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. Find us on TwitterFacebook and Instagram or write us at noodleloafshow@gmail.com.

 

Sep 03, 2018
Noodle Loaf - The Trailer
00:01:32

Hello potential new listener! This trailer is for the grown ups.  It's basically just me, Dan, letting you know what the show is all about. In brief, it's about music and learning and singing and laughing.  

You can read other people's thoughts on the show here:

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/the-best-podcasts-for-kids

and here:

https://medium.com/kidslisten/noodle-loaf-feed-your-familys-ears-3252e1225df2

I look forward to making music with you!

Aug 20, 2018
Kids Listen Road Trip Mixtape
00:39:24

We've teamed up with some of the best kids podcasts out there to bring you our final summer bonus episode, the Kids Listen Road Trip Mixtape.  So sit back and enjoy this playlist of mini episodes from Circle Round, Story Spectacular, Little Stories for Tiny People, Book Club for Kids, What If World and of course, Noodle Loaf.

All these shows can be found on the Kids Listen app or wherever you listen to your podcasts.

We'll be back soon with Season Two! In the meantime, please please please tell your friends about Noodle Loaf and take a moment to leave us an Apple Podcasts review.  Those help other families find the show which helps more singing happen in the world :)

ALSO! Want to add your voice to the Noodle Loaf choir? The echo song and instructions are here. Find us on TwitterFacebook and Instagram or write us at noodleloafshow@gmail.com.

And if you want to get a cool Noodle Loaf shirt like Zoe, just go to noodleloaf.threadless.com

Got a minute to give us some feedback?  Please take this Noodle Loaf survey: https://goo.gl/forms/QAwyZTgY7t3KP9ko2

Aug 06, 2018
Together Like A Song
00:10:20

We saw the Noodle Loaf in the sky above a traffic clogged highway and are swooping in to rescue your road trip with another summer bonus episode.  

Echo Song (Families Belong Together) ✪
Jokes ✪
Clap It Back ✪
Time To Move ✪

We love love love reading your Apple Podcasts reviews. Please write us one when you can :) And don't forget to subscribe! It helps more people find the show which we also love love love.

Want to add your voice to the Noodle Loaf choir? The echo song and instructions are here. Find us on TwitterFacebook and Instagram or write us at noodleloafshow@gmail.com.

AND check out the Noodle Loaf store for tees, doodle books, and more! www.noodleloaf.threadless.com

Jul 08, 2018
Tickle Me Yeezy
00:12:33

Happy Summer Noodle Loafers! We missed you, so here's a bonus ep to get your summer road trips off on the right tire. Listen closely for your chance to win a Noodle Loaf t-shirt and/or a special recording of your child singing our new Echo Song.  Too good!

Finish The Pattern ✪
Echo Song (Now That We Know) How To Add Your Voice
Guided Doodle ✪
Jam Along ✪

Contest 1: Five listeners who share this episode on FB or Twitter (before July 1st) will be randomly chosen to win a version of "Now That We Know" with only your child's voice! Don't forget to tag @NoodleLoafShow.

Contest 2: Upload a photo of your child's Guided Doodle (before July 1st) with what you think I think you were drawing. One correct answer will win a Noodle Loaf T-Shirt from noodleloaf.threadless.com.

More singing, more smiling and more Apple Podcasts reviews pls :)  Those help other families find the show which helps more singing happen in the world. 

ALSO! Want to add your voice to the Noodle Loaf choir? The echo song and instructions are here. Find us on TwitterFacebook and Instagram or write us at noodleloafshow@gmail.com.

Jun 25, 2018
A Spectacular Ending
00:14:34

Season One's grand finale! And we're ending with a boom bap boom. We've got a guest appearance by Angela Ferrari. We've got an echo song about getting dirty. And a whale sounds remix. Look out Kanye!

Echo Song (Take A Little Water) ✪
You Make The Story (by Story Spectacular) ✪
Name That Sound ✪
Jam Along ✪

More singing, more smiling and more iTunes reviews pls :)  Those help other families find the show which helps more singing happen in the world. 

ALSO! Want to add your voice to the Noodle Loaf choir? The echo song and instructions are here.  We're taking a little break but you can stay in tune with us here: TwitterFacebook or Instagram or write us at noodleloafshow@gmail.com.

Jun 04, 2018
What A Bam Bam
00:13:06

Going for a drive with the kids? Start praying for traffic because we've got all new games this week!  The miles will fly by as you dance, play name that tune (kazoo edition) and morph your family into an a capella ensemble.  Tell Waze to take the long way home!

Dance Dance Noodlution ✪
Name That Tune ✪
Vocal Jam ✪

More singing, more smiling and more iTunes reviews pls :)  Those help other families find the show which helps more singing happen in the world. More singing, fewer screens = yes.

ALSO! Want to add your voice to the Noodle Loaf choir? The echo song and instructions are here.  PLUS! share your family's Vocal Jam sesh with us at noodleloafshow@gmail or just tag a video of your jam with @noodleloafshow on TwitterFacebook or Instagram

May 28, 2018
Some Sun Summertime
00:11:09

When was the last time you clapped the rhythm of ice cream flavors?  Has it been awhile?  Well the long wait is over!  Also, to celebrate the transition from school year into summertime we have a special Echo Song and Name That Sound to get your music brain beach ready.  

Clap It Back ✪
Echo Song (School's Out Soon) ✪
Name That Sound ✪ 

More singing, more smiling and more iTunes reviews pls :)  ALSO! Add your voice to the Noodle Loaf choir.  The echo song and instructions are here.  Plus! You can find more school's out podcast specials by searching #kidslistensummer on social media. 

May 21, 2018
Fribble Frabble
00:10:00

Noodle. Loaf. Noodle noodle loaf loaf. Sing, say, dance and play. Get involved. Get into it. Tell a friend. Make a sandwich. Eat the sandwich. Rinse. Repeat.

Finish The Pattern ✪
Call and Response ✪
Name That Sound ✪

More singing, more smiling and more iTunes reviews pls :)  ALSO! Add your voice to the Noodle Loaf choir.  The echo song and instructions are here.  

May 14, 2018
You Would Need To Be A Potato
00:11:22

The sun is shining, the birds are singing and we have Mr. Eric from What If World delivering a special segment that includes an amphibious Elvis you don't want to miss.  

Kids Talking About Stuff ✪
Name That Sound ✪
You Make The Story ✪

More singing, more smiling and more iTunes reviews pls :)  ALSO! Add your voice to the Noodle Loaf choir.  The echo song and instructions are here.

May 07, 2018
Zagga Zy Xylophone
00:11:27

We've got company! New friends join the Noodle Loaf choir and a special guest singer sings a silly echo song by Peter Alsop

Echo Song (Rabbit On My Shoulder) ✪
Trivia ✪
If You're Happy And You Know It ✪
Jam Along ✪

If you like the show, do us a solid by subscribing and leaving a review on iTunes.  It helps other families find us and makes us smile :) 

Apr 30, 2018
You Sing The Theme Song
00:01:13
Here's how to add your voice to the Noodle Loaf theme song: You need two devices (phones or computers). Device 1: Your child listens to the song using headphones. Device 2: Using "Voice Notes" or another recording app, record your child singing the echo parts of the song. Find someplace quiet to do the recording.  Feel free to send a few takes of your child singing.   Send the recording you made to noodleloafshow@gmail.com. That's it! We're excited to sing with you!
Apr 23, 2018
Little Stories Tiny Theme Song
00:12:05
Listen to this episode before "You Sing The Theme Song" to know what that's all about.  Plus, you'll get to hear our special guest Rhea from Little Stories for Tiny People and more! Name That Sound ✪ Finish The Pattern ✪ You Make The Story ✪ Echo Song (Theme Song) ✪ Your iTunes reviews and emails mean a lot to us!  Thanks!  noodleloafshow@gmail.com
Apr 23, 2018
All Covered In Juice
00:11:12
How did the moose get covered in juice? How many strings on a guitar with one popped string? You've got questions. We've got answers! Echo Song (The Moose Song)✪ Trivia ✪ Singing Slide ✪ Stump A Grown Up ✪ And THANK YOU to everyone who has subscribed and left an iTunes review so far!  If you haven't, please do! It helps the show be a show :) Be in touch at noodleloafshow@gmail.com or @noodleloafshow on FB & Twitter.
Apr 16, 2018
Two Pieces of Salad
00:11:31
Rhythm Games, Echo Songs, Trivi-trivi-triviaaaaaa and more good times await you! Segments in this episode: Clap It Back ✪ Kids Talking About Stuff ✪ A Poem ✪ Trivia ✪ Echo Song (Bill Grogan's Goat 2) ✪ And THANK YOU to everyone who has subscribed and left an iTunes review so far!  If you haven't, please do! It helps the show be a show :) Also, we love hearing from you. Write us at noodleloafshow@gmail.com or find us on Facebook.
Apr 09, 2018
Dinosaur Bones and Skee Ball
00:12:52
Oh My! No More Pie :/ But that's ok because here's another heaping portion of Noodle Loaf hot out of the podoven. Your ears will say yum! Segments in this episode: Kids Talking About Stuff ✪ Echo Song (No More Pie) ✪ You Make The Story ✪ Name That Sound ✪ Head Shoulders Knees and Toes ✪ Have you SUBSCRIBED and left a REVIEW on iTunes? Please do! It really helps the show go on. Also, we love hearing from you. Write us at noodleloafshow@gmail.com or find us on Facebook.
Apr 02, 2018
A Rainbow With Two Flowers Under It
00:11:45
Who Fed The Chickens??? You did! You also named that sound and made your own story. How did you do it? You listened to Noodle Loaf! Segments is this episode: Kids Talking About Stuff ✪ Name That Sound (Musical Instrument Edition) ✪ Echo Song (Who Fed The Chickens?) ✪ Knock Knock ✪ You Make The Story ✪ Jam Along ✪ And THANK YOU to everyone who has subscribed and left an iTunes review so far!  If you haven't, please do! It helps the show be a show :) Follow us: www.facebook.
Mar 26, 2018
How You Make A Tissue Dance
00:09:28
Come for the jokes stay for the slide whistle.  Then see if you can finish the pattern. Can you? If you can make a MOOOOOOOO sound, then you probably can!  Segments in this episode: Jokes ✪ Name That Sound ✪ Echo Song - Tongo ✪ Singing Slide ✪ Finish The Pattern ✪ And THANK YOU to everyone who has subscribed so far!  If you haven't, please do! It helps the show be a show :) Also, we love hearing from you. Write us at noodleloafshow@gmail.com
Mar 19, 2018
Cause It Makes Moos
00:09:47
We've got kids talking about stuff like putting birthday cake on your head. We take you out west for this week's echo song, Purple Light. We've gotten music games like name that sound and jam along.  We've got it all folks! Segments in this episode: Kids Talking About Stuff ✪ Name That Sound ✪ Echo Song - Purple Light ✪ Finish The Pattern ✪ Jam Along ✪ Don't forget to subscribe to Noodle Loaf :)
Mar 12, 2018
Ready Set Noodle Loaf
00:09:56
Can you Name That Sound?  Want to learn an echo song about an owl?  Or just sit back and listen to kids talk about stuff?  All that and more on this WORLD PREMIERE of Noodle Loaf, a fun thing to listen to. Segments in this episode: Kids Talking About Stuff ✪ Name That Sound ✪ Echo Song - A Wise Old Owl ✪ Stump A Grown Up ✪ What? No Way! ✪ Rhyme Time ✪
Mar 12, 2018
For The Grown Ups - What To Expect
00:02:56
A Noodle Loaf primer for grown ups only, to introduce your host and the concept for the show without boring your children.
Mar 12, 2018