Welcome to the Tempo Tots North London video library.
Whether you are joining us for a month, 6 months or more, I hope you and your little ones will enjoy these exclusive videos, which are inspired by my years of LIVE, interactive music-making classes with families and children 0-4 years.
Each video has been created to provide an engaging and accessible experience, exploring a range of themes, and promoting learning and development. No props or resources are needed, but you may find a list of suggested items to hand, for some videos.
NEW! 4 ways to twinkle twinkle
Come and twinkle with a nursery favourite!
Twinkle twinkle little star, imagination, nurseryrhymes, neurodevelopment, speech development, flexibility, action song, makaton, french, sensory play, brille brille petite etoile, sparkle sparkle
Its great to try out new ways of doing familiar songs with little ones - not only does it keep things fresh for us, but it promotes neural flexibility and supports development of imagination within a familiar musical structure. This video includes lyrics in French, Makaton (gestural communication) and a snowy version. See if you can learn a new way with Twinkle Twinkle today, and send in your twinkle twinkle play and any new actions you can make up!
NEW! Songs with scarves - the Dingle Dangle Scarecrow
Sing quiet and loud, fast and slow with the dingle dangle scarecrow!
dingle dangle scarecrow, sensory play, dynamics, tempo, music education
New and exclusive! 2 brand new verses of the dingle dangle scarecrow - you won't here these anywhere else because I only just made them up! Exploring slow and fast along with quiet and loud, and learn some musical terms for tempo and dynamics.
When all the cows are sleeping
And the sun has gone to bed
Up jumped the scarecrow
And this is what he said:
I’m a Dingle Dangle Scarecrow
With a flippy floppy hat,
I can shake my arms like this,
I can shake my legs like that
When the dogs are in the kennel
And the doves are in the loft,
Up jumped the scarecrow
And whispered very soft - sh!:
When the horses in the stable
And the moon behind a cloud,
Up jumped the scarecrow
And shouted very loud!:
When all the sheep are snoring
And the cockerels start to crow
Up jumped the scarecrow
And said it very slow:
When the birds begin to sing
And the night is nearly past
Up jumped the scarecrow
And sang it very fast:
NEW! Songs with scarves - movement, sensory & imaginative play
Motivate fine and gross motor skills, and support development of imagination and symbolic play with sensory music
imaginative play, imagination, sensory play, motor skills, sequencing, incywincy
Includes sensory ideas for littler ones, incy wincy, imaginative play with the scarves - Can you make a... and a bit of sequencing and gross motor play with dancing scarves.
WEATHER with Pooh & Piglet
Musical weather sounds and story time!
weather, symbolic play, listening, imagination, storytelling, storytime, poohbear, piglet, snow, sun, rain, hail, wind, shekere, singing bowl, chimes, calimba
Join Emma on a creative musical adventure through different kinds of weather, and then settle in for a bit of Pooh and Piglet on a snowy walk, finishing with a tiddley pom singalong!
Farm - Phonics - Fun!
What sounds will we find on the farm today?
phonics, farm, animals, speech development, speech sounds, communication, pig, sheep, horse, tractor, chicken, mouse, dog
This 10 minute vid is all about voice sounds explored through the world of the farm and animals. Sing along with a NEW phonics song - you might recognise that tune - see if you can tell me what it is?! And see if your little one can fill in the spaces in the ABC song as Emma uses musical cueing to encourage vocal participation. There's also some fun Makaton animal signs to learn along the way, which is a great simple gestural communication system designed to enhance verbal understanding and communication.
Caterpillar & 5 a day
I am a little caterpillar and I wiggle like this…
caterpillar, butterfly, cocoon, metamorphosis, body awareness, 5 a day, sensory play, healthy eating, story song, action song, motor skills, coordination, imaginative play
Get your wiggling fingers ready – its time to tell the story of the caterpillar and the butterfly! This video includes the music box, 5 a day song and action story song: ‘I am a little caterpillar’.
Transport: Listening bag
Beep beep, Choo Choo, nee naw nee naw!
transport, looking, listening, listeningbag, things that go, travel, attention, imagination, tractor, songs, rocket, digger, vehicle, train, fire engine, dump truck
Listening bag, what's inside...? Time to look and listen with the Fire engine, Tractor, Train whistle, Bus horn, Dump truck and more! Also features favourite book Dig Dig Digging, and an original rhyme about the Cement mixer, inspired by Tempo Tots regular, Sebastian at a recent zoom class. Encourage your little one to participate and shout out what they can see!
Things that Go
Dig Dig Digging, Margaret Mayo & Alex Ayliffe, 2001, Orchard Books
Run, run as fast as you can!
storytime, makaton, singalong, imagination, animals, gingerbreadman, sequencing, cognitivefunction, memory, attention
Sing and sign along with this story song about the Gingerbread Man, who will he meet along the way?!
Encourage your little one to do the actions as we go along - knocking on the door, running their feet and singing the Gingerbread Man’s song, as well as the Makaton which you will learn in the video.
For littler ones not yet copying actions, make this a sensory story by doing the actions on their bodies, singing the song and using your voice creatively to do the fun animal sounds and voices.
Toys and instruments to support engagement:
- have to hand a drum or any hard surface and encourage your little one to tap along to make the sound of the Gingerbread Man running.
- bring a cow, a sheep and a dog to meet along the way.
- try drawing a Gingerbread Man, which your little one can decorate as a craft activity, and then make that into your character in the story.
HUGE thanks to mummy Laura who kindly gave permission to include a bit of her little one doing amazing joining in with this story on a recent zoom class. Stay tuned at the end of the video to see this highlight!
Is an eel the same as a fish?
An original poem
ocean, sea, marinelife, eel, fish, snake, anatomy, poetry
Recently in an Ocean sounds class, Hannah suggested finding an eel in the sea, and we were wondering if eels are the same as snakes. We didn't know, but after a bit of reading, I discovered something surprising! So this one's for Hannah, who always inspires curiosity.
Frogs & Fuzzies 2!
The ants go marching two by two, hurrah, hurrah!
nature, nurseryrhymes, creativity, creepycrawlies, pondlife, imaginativeplay, imagination, symbolicplay, wildlife, insects
Our second Frogs & Fuzzies adventure explores more mini beasts, with books, activities and music about frogs, spiders, ladybirds, caterpillars and many more creepy crawling friends!
Share your favourite Frogs & Fuzzies moment on instagram & Facebook and tag #tempototsnorth !
A tale of two buses...
Cos who doesn't love a bus or two!
travel, bus, wheels on the bus, imaginativeplay, transport, things that go, grossmotorskills, coordination, actionsongs, singalong, speechdevelopment, mybigredbus
For ONMIBUS fans everywhere: a double header of My Big Red Bus and The Wheels on the Bus
Frogs & Fuzzies 1
Mm-mmm said the little green frog
storytime, nature, attention, nursery rhymes, imaginativeplay, incywincy, insects, wildlife, frogs, ponds, books
Our first Frogs and Fuzzies video! Featuring the guiro, the little green frog and Fred & Finn. Check out Frogs & Fuzzies 2 for more minibeasts!
Share your favourite Frogs & Fuzzies moment on instagram & Facebook and tag #tempototsnorth
D is for DOGS!
And duck, and dump truck, and dinosaur…
dogs, doggies, phonics, vocalconfidence, pitch, speechdevelopment, ducks
Explore vocal pitch with big dog and little dog, and practice your D phonics with an I Spy listening bag.
00:10 Big dog & little dog
01:10 How much is that doggy in the window?
01:40 Listening bag - I spy with my little eye - phonics all about D
Rain and shine
What is the sound of the rain, or the sun?
rain, incywincy, nurseryrhymes, sunshine, koshi, shekere, imaginativeplay, symbolicplay, creativity, mindfulmusic, mindfulness
Provoke your little one's imagination and play along with Emma as we explore imaginative and symbolic play about the weather, with the magical shekere and koshi chimes.
What you will need: your hands to make the rain and icy wincy, and a shaker to play along.
00:10 Rainy sounds and Makaton with the shekere and song: tap tap tap - play along
01:30 Incy wincy Spider
03:00 Sunshine sounds with the koshi chimes and song: 'Look up high' by Shirley Stump
Look up high, to the sky,
See the clouds, passing by.
Reach up high, to the sun,
Close your eyes, count from one.
One two three, four five six,
seven eight nine, feeling fine.
Christmas: Simply Songs
No chatting, just music, all music
Christmassongs, christmascarols, carols, christmas, traditionalsongs, jinglebells, silentnight, frosty, rudolph, deckthehalls, merrychristmas, merryandbright, songs, singalong
Sing, play or dance along to Christmas favourites - delivered straight up, no messing around! Includes Jingle bells, The 12 Days of Christmas, Rudolph and Frosty, as well as Silent and Night and In the Bleak Midwinter for a moment of quieter contemplation.
What you will need: some instruments - your own or homemade, and some space to play!
00:30 Jingle bells
01:40 The 12 Days of Christmas
05:10 Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
06:10 Deck the Halls
07:40 O Christmas Tree
08:30 Frosty the Snowman
09:30 Silent Night
10:30 In the Bleak Midwinter
11:20 We wish you a Merry Christmas
Christmas: Listening Bag and Story Time!
Now its time to come and sit, come and sit, come and sit
listening, looking, attention, listeningbag, storytime, christmas, twinkletwinkle, santa, robin, nature, snow, christmastree
This Christmas video is all about looking and listening. Our festive listening bag contains snow, stars, Santa and more! With a mystery melody to guess, original music and classic tunes in English and French, we finish with a Christmas Eve story about Santa’s London deliveries - listen out for a place near you!
What you will need: just somewhere comfy and quiet to sit, and an adult to help you read the words.
00:50 Christmas tree
01:20 Sparkle sparkle flakes of snow with subtitles
02:30 Christmas robin
03:30 Music box - guess that tune!
04:30 Christmas Star - Twinkle twinkle little star, learn this song in French!
06:00 When Santa got stuck in the chimney
07:00 Santa’s sleigh is on its way to London!
Christmas: action songs
Merry music and movement for warming up!
Christmassongs, christmas, animals, horsey, Movement, coordination, balance, finemotorskills, grossmotorskills, farm animals, bells, incywincy, sleepingbunnies, jinglebells
This Christmas video is all about warming up and getting ready to play and sing along to the other Christmas videos, but its great to do on its own too! With festive variations on old favourites including the Grand Old Santa Claus, Sleeping Christmas Elves and poor old Incy Wincy gets a fright when he climbs up the Christmas tree...
What you will need: some bells and some space to move around
00:30 Hello song
01:00 If you’re happy and you know it
03:00 Incy wincy spider
04:20 Sleeping Bunnies and Sleeping Elves!
06:30 Grand Old Santa Claus
07:10 Jingle Bells and O Christmas Tree - See if you can feel the meter in the music, tap or play along in 4/4 and 3/4!
10:00 Row your boat - with a wintry, festive feel!
On the farm
Get your shakey shakey arms and shakey shakey legs ready to dance with the Dingle Dangle Scarecrow! Also with the big red tractor and listening bag with horsey horsey, hopping bunny, chick chick chicken & baa baa black sheep.