July 27, 2011

A new hello

Artist: Rob Reid
Album: More family storytimes: 24 creative programs for all ages

And here's a delightful hello, echo, chant to set a light-hearted mood amongst a group of children and their grown-ups:

Hello, kids! (Hello, kids!)
Moms and dads! (Moms and Dads!)
And everybody else! (And everybody else!)
And everybody else! (And everybody else!)

There is no one way to perform this - I've chanted it without any melody. The real fun is repeating this little ditty in different voices:

-high pitched or low
-operatic
-"doggy" (woof-woof-woof!)
-under water (while running fingers over lips)
-raspberrying
-whisper
-mouthing words

And what other ways can you think of?

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