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Songs and Stories with Mary and Mike: "Let’s Spin Together"

Ms. Thomas and a spinning toy
Image: VPM

Home Learning | Songs and Stories with Mary and Mike

Episode 4 - Around and around and around we go! Let’s stretch our arms like a giant pinwheel and learn to sing a song that reminds us of a big spinning wheel. We will also meet a new instrument that makes its sound by spinning - a hurdy-gurdy! Then watch as our special guest, Ms. Thomas, shows us how to make our very own spinning toy - a whirligig! Come spin with us!

VA Unified Early Learning and Development Standards

  • APL1.1 Being curious learners
  • APL2.1 Playing with toys and materials
  • APL3.3 Thinking flexibly
  • APL3.6 Taking risks and embracing goals
  • SED1.2 Developing self-esteem and confidence
  • HPD3.1 Using eyes and hands together
  • HPD2.1 Developing large muscle control
  • CD4.2 Learning about and through music
  • CD4.4 Using visual arts media to develop skills and express thoughts and feelings

National Standards for Music Education

  • Singing, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music
  • Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music
  • Understanding relationships between music, the other arts, and disciplines outside the arts
  • Understanding music in relation to history and culture