Product Review: *GUEST POST* by Sukey Molloy on Sukey’s Circle DVDs (Vol 1 & 2) (For Preschool+ and Families)

Product Review:  *GUEST POST* by Sukey Molloy on Sukey’s Circle DVDs (Vol 1 & 2) (For Preschool+ and Families)

Strikes the right balance of simplicity, bright graphics, and repetition… – School Library Journal Review

Just a Quick Intro from Momma’s Bacon:  I am really honored that Sukey Molloy asked if she could do a guest post on my blog.  This is my first guest blog in almost 11 months of publicly blogging and I am very fortunate to have someone like Sukey (see my past review of her fab children’s CD, I Am Sleepy! here), a well-known children musician and all around cool gal, be my first guest.  I hope you welcome her with open arms and, who knows, this may be a nice trend on my blog in the future.  I certainly welcome more creative and fun guest’s that will talk and share great products for our kids!  Welcome, Sukey!  Take it away!

Watch, Listen, Move and Learn! – The Tick Tock Song

“Movement is essential to learning and to the manifestation of life itself. Movement awakens and activates many of our mental capacities. Movement integrates and anchors new information and experience into our neural networks. And movement is vital to all the actions by which we embody and express our learning, our understanding, and ourselves.” Carla Hannaford, PH.D., Smart Moves, Great River Books, ©2005, Pg. 15

Guided movement play gives children a special feeling of “I can!” and helps build important skills to take through life. Movements such as rocking, spinning and turning help children to develop good balance by stimulating the vestibular system. Movements like jumping, clapping and hopping help children strengthen joints, tendons, ligaments and muscles by stimulating the proprioceptive system. By creating opportunities for children to experience gross motor learning in an atmosphere of joyful play, we help them build self-confidence while having physical fun!

“Few things make children happier than learning something new, feeling a new physical sensation, and finding out what their bodies can do.” Garland O’Quinn, Jr. PH.D., Teaching Developmental Gymnastics, University of Texas Press, ©1990, Pg. 8

The Tick Tock song was created for children to explore rhythmic motion while rocking from side to side like the pendulum of a clock. It invites children to try rocking, chiming, ringing, jumping, hopping, clapping and sleeping as they sing and move along. Tick Tock can be enjoyed as a full body movement song for children 2 – 5 years, or as a lap sit activity for pre-walkers. Enjoy!

Check it out! Here is the video of Tick Tock clock for you to follow along with your child. 

Tick Tock

Follow the italic indications as you sing and move.

(Stand or sit and rock from side to side with arms outstretched)

Tick tock, tick tock, I have a little clock,

Tick tock, tick tock, it’s “ticking” on the dot.

(Raise arms over head and wiggle hands)

Tick tock, tick tock, I have a little clock,

Tick tock, tick tock, it’s “ringing” on the dot.

(Mimic chiming with arms opening and closing overhead)

Tick tock, tick tock, I have a little clock,

Tick tock, tick tock, it’s “chiming” on the dot.

(Turn in place while seated, or stand and turn with arms out to the side)

Tick tock, tick tock, I have a little clock,

Tick tock, tick tock, it’s “spinning” on its top.

(Clap hands in rhythm)

Tick tock, tick tock, I have a little clock,

Tick tock, tick tock, it’s “clapping” on the dot.

(Stand and hop in place)

Tick tock, tick tock, I have a little clock,

Tick tock, tick tock, it’s “hopping” on its spot.

(Stand and jump in place)

Tick tock, tick tock, I have a little clock,

Tick tock, tick tock, it’s “jumping” on its spot.

(Lie down on the floor and pretend to go to sleep)

Tick tock, tick tock, I have a little clock,

Tick tock, tick tock, it’s “sleeping” on its spot.

Shhhh…

About Sukey Molloy: Sukey Molloy is a children’s music performer, award winning recording and video artist, and former professional modern dancer. Based in Nyack, NY, Sukey has studied Developmental Movement, Kidnastics, and Infant Development, and has designed and taught music and movement programs in nursery schools, after-school programs, and elementary schools.  In 2005 Sukey launched her own program of “Mommy & Me” classes and teacher training workshops, creating PlayMove&Sing Inc.  Sukey Molloy’s CDs and DVDs area available at www.sukeymolloy.com.

Check it out!  Click here to watch the Sukey’s Circle! Trailer (2 min).

Sukey’s Circle DVDs (Vol 1 & 2) (For Preschool+ and Families)

www.sukeymolloy.com

List Price:  $15.99 per Volume

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