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Can you access youtube at your school? There are lots of things I would like to use but it is blocked by our filters.
Also, what do you mean by 'time fillers'? I never have enough time.
We use Boogie babies on the Cbeebies website. There are a whole range of themed songs with dance movements. Sometimes on wet playtimes we put them on and I just can't resist joining in even when I am not on duty :-)
BEXJ recommended this on another EY thread.
My class like the music videos from Priory Woods School. I've downloaded some on to my laptop, so if the internet is down at school we can still use them. They're useful to play just before lunchtime - especially when I'm only sending a few children at a time to wash their hands, so that we don't have massive queues at the toilets.
We sometimes play them at snack time as well - although I discourage children from choosing "banana phone". Otherwise it takes them half the morning to eat their fruit as they are too busy playing with it!
Hey - Firstly you can access youtube videos at home and save them to play at school on your computer. Just copy and paste URL into keepvid.com or saveyoutube.com .
Secondly I recommend looking up Pete the Cat - Rocking in my school shoes and Pete and his white shoes. You can see the rocking in my school shoes on youtube and download from haprercollinswebsite or buy them on itunes. Great songs and books you can buy to go with them. So catchy. There is also another song by Eirc LItwin called, 1, 2, 3, Whee which I downloaded from youtube ... fabulous jazzy songs. I ALSO downloaded his story song of the 3 little pigs because it is geuninely the best story telling version and jazziest sing along song I've ever heard about the 3 little pigs.
Also I recommend you look on youtube at the following; All songs/ story songs my kids love.
Will you have a smartboard in Spetember because I'd recommend if you do, finding some good literacy and maths games for interactive group activities :D Good luck.
Wow! What a great list, doctorinthetardis. A lot of those are new to me - I'll enjoy trawling through them.
My children also like Harry Kindergarten's videos. He's uploaded a couple of hundred so you have to search carefully - I tend to use the ones with him, rather than the ones with children singing his songs.
They're good for number (eg learning that teen numbers always start with a 1, counting in 10s etc), and for rote learning eg days of the week, months of the year etc).
I like the Cbeebies Go Go Mango song, catchy! Got it on Youtube.
I also recommend the Barefoot Books Portside Pirates song ... my kids think it is the best pirate video ever! Very good.
Ooh and also 'Can an elephant Jump?' - such a good song.
And Laurie Berkner - We are the Dinosaurs - the kids get to stomp around the room like dinoosaurs - they love it!
Can you tell the interests of my class?? LOL.
DENISE4444Hi you can convert you tube to mp4, if you type in you tube converter to google, i learnt how to dot this at the weekend and am VERY proud of myself LOL
Thanks for this I've just had a go and it worked!
To Ucan2 - We still can't get youtube at school. I even involved our IT technician who got on to all relevant authorities just so I could use a Dfe video on the Phonics Screening for a staff meeting. In the end a colleague's husband recorded it for me. I'll be able to do it myself now!
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