Learn & Play! with Five Little Ducks Felt Board & Song

Five Little Ducks, included on my ‘I Like to Sing’ CD, is one of my favorite songs for play with movement, storytelling and felt. It’s great for working with adding and subtracting, and playing with hide and seek when the ducks disappear behind the hill on each verse.

You can create your very own ‘Five Little Ducks’ felt storyboard to use at home or in the classroom while you sing along with the song!

You’ll need to purchase a 9×12 inch adhesive foam board(s), adhere a 9×12 inch background color felt on the board, and cut the felt ducks and other shapes out of additional colorful pieces of felt. You can sing the song while you move the felt pieces on and off the board along with the lyrics.

When you’ve finished with the story/play and boards, simply store the small pieces in zip lock bags, and place the boards in a safe place for next time!

Here’s a link to order my ‘Five Little Ducks song!

And the link to order my ‘Five Little Ducks’ Craft Kit!

Learn & Play! with The Story of Little Flame in the Arctic Felt Board, Book & Song

The Story of Little Flame in the Arctic, included on my latest Five Little Oysters CD release, is the story of a little flame who lives far to the north and shines her light in the nighttime sky for all who need it to see.

You can create your very own Story of Little Flame felt storyboard to use at home or in the classroom while you listen to and recreate the story. You’ll need to purchase a 9×12 inch adhesive foam board(s), adhere a 9×12 inch background color felt on the board, and cut the felt flame, mountain, stars and animals out of additional colorful pieces of felt. You can listen to and tell the story while you move the felt pieces on and off the board in any way you wish.

When you’ve finished with the story and boards, simply store the small pieces in zip lock bags, and place the boards in a safe place for next time!

Here’s a link to order my ‘The Story of Little Flame in the Arctic’ song!

And here’s a link to order my ‘The Story of Little Flame in the Arctic’ audio picture book!

Five Little Oysters! CD        

Learn & Play! with The Ants Go Marching Felt Board, Book & Song

The Ants Go Marching song included on my latest Five Little Oysters CD release is one of my favorite traditional melodies. This song features counting from one to five, while marching, storytelling, and keeping time with the music.

You can create your very own felt storyboard to use at home or in the classroom while you sing and march with the song. Purchase a 9×12 inch adhesive foam board(s), adhere a 9×12 inch background color felt on the board, and then cut the felt ants and other shapes from the story/song out of additional colorful pieces of felt. You can sing, count, and add the ants on and off the board in any way you wish as you sing along.

When you’re finished with the song/play and boards, simply store the small pieces in zip lock bags, and place the boards in a safe place for next time!

Here’s a link to order my ‘The Ants Go Marching’ song!

And here’s a link to order my ‘The Ants Go Marching’ audio picture book!

Five Little Oysters! CD        

Learn & Play! with Five Little Oysters Felt Board, Book & Song

Five Little Oysters, the title song on my latest CD release, features one of my favorite songs for stimulating learning play with children ages 2-5. The song features counting/ adding and subtracting, rhythmic listening, rolling movement for hands and whole body, and active storytelling.

While you sing, you can create your very own felt storyboard to use at home or in the classroom. Purchase a 9×12 inch adhesive foam board(s), adhere a 9×12 inch background color felt on each board, and then cut felt oysters, sand and waves from colorful pieces of felt. You can sing, count, add and subtract the oysters, put the oysters on and off the board, and manipulate the felt play in any way you wish!

When you’re finished with the song/play and boards, simply store the small pieces in zip lock bags, and place the boards in a safe place for next time!

        

Here’s a link to order my Five Little Oysters song!

And here’s a link to order my Five Little Oysters audio picture book!

Five Little Oysters! CD        

My Guest Blog Post at Rockmommy!

I was pleased to contribute a blog post to the Rockmommy website, all about the Importance of Movement, Learning and Growing…

Thank you Marisa!

Read it here!

My Interview on Good Stuff Kids

Listen to my interview with Mike Mason on Good Stuff Kids.

Thank you Mike!

Sukey Molloy is here for episode #180! We talked a lot about child development, particularly brain development, and her brand new record ‘Five Little Oysters.” It was fascinating to hear how Sukey uses different artistic mediums and her knowledge on other subjects to enhance her music. Here’s a teaser: Felt and Sound Effects…

“Sukey Molloy puts a big smile on traditional favorites and mixes them with original songs, poetry, and a story for the release of her fifth album, Five Little Oysters! Listeners are invited into a personal, intimate world of familiar old time favorites as Molloy changes up the lyrics with lots of special effects, creative rhythmic nuances, and colorful percussive textures, and highlights educational, learning fun with counting, farm animals, and cozy family listening for children of all ages!

Listen here.

Sukey Talks To Kidskintha.com about her new CD “Five Little Oysters!

Five Little Oysters! CD  

 

Hi! I’m delighted to announce the upcoming Oct. 5th release of my brand new album, Five Little Oysters! Co-produced with my long time friend and Grammy winning recording engineer Larry Alexander. Five Little Oysters features lots of old time traditional favorites along with original new tunes and story. Here are some excerpts from an interview I gave with Megan Meehan at Kidskintha. Enjoy! You can click on the link HERE to see the full interview.

 

Megan Meehan: What is unique and most exciting about your forthcoming album?

Sukey Molloy: Larry Alexander and I were absolutely thrilled to uncover and bring new life to so many traditional songs, and to arrange them with so many layers of special effects, instrumentation, percussion, and creative nuance. We always keep the children in mind, and never hold back when looking for that perfect sound to enter directly into a child’s delicate world. Larry and I spent hours looking for that ‘just right’ train sound for “I’ve Been Working on the Railroad.”

We also had great fun with some of my new songs, bringing the melodies and lyrics and sounds alive with exceptional musicians who have been on all my albums. It is such a treat and honor to have so many extraordinary musicians to call upon…

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MM: What inspires your songs and do you typically write lyrics or melodies first?

SM: What inspires my songs is being together with families and children, and learning what brings them into relation with each other, and the activities we engage in together, whether on stage or in a library or at a school.

To support learning and self-expression, I love to change up lyrics to traditional songs. It’s fascinating how a song will last for hundreds of years. What is it about that song that keeps calling us back? I choose a song, like “It’s Raining It’s Pouring” (“A Tisket a Tasket”) and develop it so the children can participate while singing. I think carefully how each new verse relates developmentally to the age and interest of the child, and can serve learning, creativity, fun, and a sense of self…

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MM: Is there anything else that you would like to mention?

SM: Celebrity Parents Magazine wrote: “Sukey is deniably today’s Mister Rogers.”

This is the highest compliment I could receive. In Mister Rogers’ acceptance speech for an award from PBS, he said that the six feet of space between the television screen, and the child viewing, is for him, ‘sacred’ – and this has remained the guiding principle in all my work.

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I have a little story to leave you with. My husband and I were at Colonial Williamsburg years back with our two sons, Jonathan, a baby, and James, 5.

We were never a big television family, but James watched Mister Rogers faithfully and loved him. We were strolling along the village walkways, with James pretending to be a soldier, and we spotted a large carriage, drawn by four large horses. There was a camera crew both in front and behind, and when I pointed, James suddenly called out, ‘Mister Rogers!’ and started running full speed toward the scene. We ran behind him, and sure enough, there was Mister Rogers, sitting up in the front of the carriage, being filmed! When Mister Rogers saw this little five-year-old boy running toward the carriage, he stopped the crew, halted the horses, and opened his arms wide. James ran up the three carriage steps and right onto Mister Rogers’ lap. My husband and I watched as Mister Rogers asked him his name, spoke with him about ‘things’, and then after a bit, in the most natural and respectful way, told James it was time for him to continue on. They had a handshake, or a hug, I can’t remember which, then waved goodbye, and off Mister Rogers went, down the road in his horse drawn carriage, out of sight.

It was deeply affirming to find that Mister Rogers was truly the same humble man we knew on screen, and to witness him give his love to our child.

New DVD Release & Online Show!

Hi Everyone!


I have great news! My brand new DVD, Sukey’s House! with Sukey Molloy & Friends, will be released on Feb. 17th, featuring all 18 of the songs filmed in my living room during the Sukey’s House series. The DVD includes Volumes 1&2 (released last summer as digital downloads) along with my all-new Volume 3. Sukey’s House highlights lively participation with age-appropriate lyrics about numbers, colors and shapes, themes from the natural world, emotions such as friendship and happiness, and learning the days of the week. Filming Sukey’s House! with my band, was really great fun, and I can’t wait for you to order it!

Click Here to Preorder the DVD

 

Here’s sneak peek of one of the new shows from Volume 3

 

Live Online Show!

Saturday, Feb 18th at 11am Eastern

Join me for a special live online show to celebrate my brand new DVD release! The DVD celebration will come directly from my living room to yours! Please join me for this special Sukey’s House! DVD Release Celebration and invite your family and friends!

CLICK HERE to visit Concert Window to get more information about the show. Admission is FREE! This is a special one-time online event so please bring the whole family, and the neighbors too! We’ll sing songs from the DVD, and share some fun indoor family activities together. CLICK HERE to visit my Concert Window page, and don’t miss the show!
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My new Sukey’s House! DVD (Vols. 1, 2 & 3) includes the following 18 songs. Remember, you can pre-order today!

Volume 1: Put My Scarf on My Head, Here We Go Up, Colors of the Rainbow, I Saw a Duck Three, Old MacDonald, I Am Happy

Volume 2: Open Shut Them, Riding on a Ferry, Be Happy Don’t Worry, Three Little Ducks, Down in the Meadow, Night is Falling

Volume 3 (*previously unreleased): Itsy Bitsy Spider, Today is Monday, Little Boy Blue, Cuckoo Bird, Three Itching Mice, Twinkle Little Star

Sukey’s House! Vol. 2 now available!

sukeyshousev2-webGuess what? I’ve officially released Sukey’s House! Volume 2 for streaming and digital download through Amazon.com.

As with Volume 1, Sukey’s House! Volume 2 was filmed at my house with my band Sukey Molloy & Friends, along with favorite ‘Sukey’s Circle’ friends Sunny and Tick Tock. I hope you’ll join us in the warmth of my living room for music, movement activities and sing along fun the whole family can enjoy.

As a special surprise, I’ve included here one of the song/videos for you to see. I thought your children would enjoy seeing Sunny & Tick Tock get ready for their late afternoon nap.

Sukey’s House! Volume 2 includes the six titles: Open Shut Them, Riding on a Ferry, Be Happy Don’t Worry, Three Little Ducks, Down in the Meadow, and Night is Falling. Let me know which ones you like the best! They are available exclusively for streaming and digital download on Amazon.com.

You’re invited to Sukey’s House!

sukeyshousev1-smI’d like to share some ‘sneak peek’ news about my upcoming new video to be released in July. It’s called Sukey’s House! with Sukey Molloy & Friends and was created exclusively for digital download.

Sukey’s House! was filmed in my home along the Hudson River in New York, and I’m delighted that my band, Sukey Molloy & Friends, could be with me. Sunny & Tick Tock joined us too. In the video, I share music, movement activities, and sing along fun in the warmth of my own living room, and I know this will offer great summer viewing for the whole family.

Joining me from my band are: Stephen Benson on acoustic guitar, and Axel Belohoubek on keyboards, and of course myself, singing vocals and playing the auto harp. Sunny and Tick Tock are at my house too, seated and listening throughout, and sometimes even taking a nap.

I thought it would be great fun to invite children, families and friends into my own home via video, and to share a bit of summer fun in the coziness of my living room. I hope you’ll join me once the video is released. Stay tuned for the digital download release date.

Sukey’s House! Volume 1 songs include the titles below and I had fun singing them for you. I hope the music and movement activities, storyboards and puppets give you lots of family play this summer.

I Put My Scarf on My Head Here We Go Up Colors of the Rainbow
scarf2 up2 rainbow
I Saw a Duck Old MacDonald I Am Happy
duck mac happy

Stay tuned for the release date in July!