Month: February 2012

Valentine’s Day Topics – Cloze Exercises

Music is such a wonderful teaching tool because there are so many activities that you can do with it. Besides singing and gesturing along to the music, you can use activity sheets, flashcards and games to extend the impact of your songs. One activity that we find particularly useful are cloze exercises, or fill-in-the-blank worksheets…. Read more »

What does “Skidamarink” mean?

“Does Skidamarink mean anything?” Actually, Skidamarink does not mean anything.  It’s just a silly, made-up word.  The song is originally from an early 20th century Broadway musical, and over the years has been sung as Skinnamarink, Skinnymarink, Skiddymerink, and more. It’s a great song for Parent/Child classes. The parent and child can face each other… Read more »

Valentine’s Day Topics – Times of Day

“Skidamarink” is our favorite Valentine’s Day song, it’s a little bit silly and very sweet. The actual word “skidamarink” doesn’t ‘mean’ anything, but it’s sure fun to say!! Besides singing it to tell people you love them at Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, or Father’s Day, Skidamarink can also be used to talk about times of… Read more »