Next Tuesday, January 29, “The First Lady of Children’s Music,” ELLA JENKINS, will release her 33rd album on Smithsonian Folkways. Get Moving with Ella Jenkins is “a collection of 15 recordings, including 3 previously unreleased on CD, featuring Ella’s core principals: rhythmic movement, careful listening, singing and improvisation.”
Throughout the course of her nearly 60-year career, Jenkins has worked to integrate these skills into early childhood education. “The activities featured in these songs help children reach the 60 minutes of play recommended by First Lady Michelle Obama as part of her “Let’s Move” program to prevent childhood obesity.”
Readers of The Rock Father are encouraged to sample a trio of tracks over at Smithsonian Folkways’ website via this link.
Get Moving with Ella Jenkins – Tracklisting:
2. Stop and Go
3. Teddy Bear
4. Did You Feed My Cow?
5. Who Fed the Chickens?
6. Hop, Skip, and Jump To My Lou
7. London Bridge is Falling Down/Moshi Moshi Ano-Ne
8. Head and Shoulder
9. Jumping With Variations
10. And One and Two
11. One Potato, Two Potato
12. Play Your Instruments
13. Follow the Leader
14. Show Me
15. Shake Hands With Friends
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