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Here's a video of the kindergartners from Coventry Elementary School in Yorktown, VA, singing along with my "Storytime Boogie." I love it when they know the song in advance. (I always send a CD in advance of my visit.) But even if they don't know it, they're still bouncing and bobbing to the music in no time.
It's cute the way all the heads are swaying to the lullaby at the beginning of the song, then start bopping when the music speeds up.
I often use this song as a closing for presentations to younger students, say 3rd grade and younger, depending on the school and area. If 3rd graders seem too sophisticated for the song, or are mixed in with older students, I close with something else.
I wrote this a few years ago with a different title and lyrics, originally titled "The Lullaby Boogie." But when I started doing school visits, I rewrote it as "The Storytime Boogie," a song which encourages reading at bedtime. I also created a music video of the song which you can view on YouTube, HERE. And, of course, you can visit my website by clicking my name below.
Storytime Boogie ©2006 by Kim Norman