Up in the Tree – Song & Felt Art

Getting started Building a tree Putting animals on the tree

Hi Everyone!

I’d like to share a series of blog posts with you about creating felt art with young children! I love creating children’s music, and the accompanying felt art images, characters, and storyboards I use in making animations for my Sukey’s Circle! DVDs. I thought you’d like to join in.

In the music and movement classes I teach, I include felt art for all to share. I begin by creating my own storyboards for stage and picture books, and then modify them for children’s play in my PlayMove&sing classes. I cut lots of felt shapes and colors so the children can create their own storyboards while we play, sing and move together.

Up in the Tree is about a bird, a monkey, and an owl who sing, laugh and hoot while looking down from up high in the tree. When we sing the song, we use lots of sound effects and body movements and imitate the animals we are playing with in felt.

Up in the Tree is one of the songs that will be included on my new Sukey’s Circle! Vol. 4 Mini Animation DVD, scheduled for production in 2014.

Stay tuned for upcoming posts on Colors of the Rainbow, Five Little Ducks, and Sunny’s Song!

      Click here to listen...Up In The Tree - Sukey Molloy
  (I Like to Sing with Sukey Molloy, 2007)

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The Sun Shines

The Sun ShinesHi Everyone! I’m excited about my new single, The Sun Shines. I released it just last month, and am offering it as a free download. Just click on the link below, and have the song forever! I wrote The Sun Shines while walking along the Hudson River. It’s a cheery song about the special warmth and joy we feel when the sun shines on our bodies. Just click to download the song, and please spread the word. Share it with a friend!

Introducing Errol Robinson…

Erroll RobinsonUpon remembering Nona, I felt it would make her very happy for me to introduce you to her son, Errol Robinson. Errol is like an older brother to me, and among other talents, he has made a career as a performing vocal artist. Like Nona, Errol is Panamanian born, and in his career, he has toured Europe, and Central and South America, and has performed before TV audiences as well as on radio and commercial spots. Errol showcases his talent with classic cover songs, reminiscent of an era gone by. Errol lives in Washington D.C. with his wife Christine. I thought Nona would love to have us hear Errol sing, as she loved to do. Errol sang for Nona and other residents at the Carroll Manor Nursing Home in DC shortly before she passed away at the age of 105. Here’s Errol Robinson singing Have Yourself a Merry Christmas, and, Wish You the Merriest. Thank you Errol.

 

Have Yourself a Merry Christmas, sung by Errol Robinson

      Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - Errol Robinson

 Wish You the Merriest, sung by Errol Robinson

      Wish You The Merriest - Errol Robinson

Tick Tock Goes to Panama

Sukey & Tick Tock

I am eager to share this wonderful coincidence with you. My neighbor and client, Danny Carragher, saw one of my Sukey’s Circle mini shows while vacationing in Panama, and his kids were thrilled to see Tick Tock in the archipelago. One never knows where Tick Tock might show up.

Read on!

 

Dear Sukey,

So nice running into you the other day! I just had to let you know about a funny thing that happened to us on vacation! We decided to take the family “off the grid” and flew down to Panama where we spent one night on the Panama Canal (quite amazing) and then early

the next morning took a prop plane to northern Panama and a 40 minute boat ride through the archipelago of Bocas del Toro to Isla Popa, a small island with one hotel and 5 indigenous tribes (or so we were told). Our room was smack dab in the middle of the rain forest and for the first few days we did nothing but swing in hammocks and jump in the ocean. One night the boys were a bit restless waiting for us to get ready for dinner so we decided to turn the TV on in our room (they actually had one, though we were told the satellite reception was spotty). After flipping through the channels a bit I found what looked like the children’s station and turned to head back to the bedroom… when suddenly we heard it – YOU, and the “Hello, Everyone” song (in Spanish!) coming from the television! I think it was our little guy, Cooper, who screamed first – “It’s Sukey!!!” The boys were in heaven… and, just when I thought they couldn’t adore you more, you’ve now been deemed an INTERNATIONAL superstar in their eyes. 🙂

Danny

El Circulo de Sukey! Upcoming Bi-lingual DVD

El Circulo de Sukey!  con Sukey MolloyThe release of my new Sukey’s Circle (El Circulo de Sukey!) DVD is getting closer and I’m particularly excited about the fact that it’s bi-lingual! Children will be able to watch and listen in both English and Spanish, and it’s a really great opportunity for learning. I don’t speak Spanish myself, and I wish I had learned when I was young. However, during the recording and translating sessions, I was able to learn and sing many of the songs in Spanish, and am now becoming interested in learning the language! I’m excited to know that children who watch the new Sukey’s Circle! DVD will have the same opportunity to appreciate and learn the songs and dialogue in Spanish as well as English.

Here is a sample of yours truly singing Hola Todos (Hello Everyone), and, a sample of Maya Solovey singing Tic Toc (Tick Tock). Sing along with us!

Hola Todos (Hello Everyone)

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Tic Toc (Tick Tock)

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Enjoy!

Sukey

New Sukey’s Circle! DVD: Release date July 30th

Sunny and Tick TockI’m back from a family trip to Nepal and excited about the upcoming release of my newly recreated Sukey’s Circle “made-for-TV” Mini Shows DVD. As you know, Sukey’s Circle! is currently airing on BabyFirstTV in both Spanish and English, and I’ve been getting lots of fun emails and tweets from around the globe.

Sukey’s Circle! episodes are created specifically for families with children age 2-5 with an emphasis on active viewing, thoughtful listening, and participatory learning. Each of the 15 mini-shows features live action scenes and felt art animations which are set to my award winning music, and include my favorite Sunshine Family friends, Sunny and Tick Tock.

You can pre-order Sukey’s Circle! Vol. 3: Mini Shows directly from my website prior to the July 30th release date. I’d love to hear from you with comments and reviews!

Click Here To Preorder Sukey’s Circle! Vol. 3: Mini Shows

Birthday Parties!

sukeymoonEnjoy a PlayMove&Sing birthday party created for you and your child’s special day.

  • Circle Time options
  • Music and Art Play options
  • Live performance options
  • PlayMove&Sing party favor options
  • Choice of party locations
  • Assistance with party planning

Click here to download Birthday Party flyer (PDF)


Birthday Concerts
with Sukey Molloy & Friends!

 

Experience the joy of Sukey Molloy’s award-winning music and movement play themes when she appears in concert with her Sunshine character friends. Sukey’s up close, gentle style encourages lively participation and creates that just right mix of accessible lyrics, playful themes, and rhythmic melodies to make children feel happy.

Sukey Molloy & Friends! perform both as a duo, and as a trio (band), creating birthday concerts for children ages one to five in the tri-state area.

Click here to contact us, or call 845-353-2268 for fees and more information


Birthday Parties
with Sukey Molloy!

 

Celebrate your child’s special day with Sukey Molloy’s solo interactive series of play activities created from her award winning music. Sukey offers that ‘just right’ mix of movement, play and song bringing a gentle, magical atmosphere only Sukey can create. Activities include play with musical instruments, scarves, balls, finger puppets, felt art, and sing-along fun. Parties are created for children ages 1-5 years (with adult) and are offered in the tri-state area.

Click here to contact us, or call 845-353-2268 for fees and more information.

 

Circle Time Kits

Circle Time Kits assist teachers with essential tools for organizing and enriching circle time fun.

Leaders learn new songs and activities, and share circle time fun in an atmosphere of interactive, joyful play. Assemble individual kits to fit your particular program needs and budget. Kits are made to order. Allow 2-3 weeks for delivery.

Contact info@playmovesing.com or 845-353-2268 if you need assistance with your order.


Circle Time Kit
($75)includes:
Hello puppet, goodbye puppet, two CD’s with song books 




Circle Time Kit Deluxe
($130)includes:
Hello puppet, goodbye puppet, two CDs with songbooks, 4 audio picture books




Circle Time Kit Super Deluxe
($220)includes:
Hello puppet, Goodbye puppet, two CDs with songbooks, 4 audio picture books, Sunny puppet, Tick Tock puppet




Circle Time Kit Super Deluxe with DVDs
($250)includes:
Hello puppet, goodbye puppet, two CDs with songbooks, 4 audio picture books, Sunny puppet, Tick Tock puppet, Sukey’s Circle! DVD Volume 1 and Sukey’s Circle! DVD Volume 2.




Circle Time Kit with DVD Add On:
($30)Add Sukey’s Circle! DVD volume 1 and Sukey’s Circle! Volume 2 to any kit




Circle Time Kit Super Deluxe with 2 DVDs and Sukey Molloy Master Class:
($350)Purchase Circle Time Kit Super Deluxe with DVDs and have Sukey Molloy visit your location for a Master class.




Add Sukey Molloy Master class to any kit
($125)Purchase any kit and have Sukey visit your location to give a master class.



hello puppet

hello puppet

goodbye puppet

goodbye puppet

tick tock puppet

tick tock puppet

sunny puppet

sunny puppet

cds with songbooks

cds with songbooks

audio picturebooks

audio picturebooks

sukeys circle! dvds

sukeys circle! dvds

Thank you!

Thank you for your purchase!

We hope you enjoy your PlayMove&Sing product.

Schools & Libraries

Schools & Libraries

Invite Sukey to your school or library!

Sukey MolloyClick here to visit the Sukey Live page with information about booking Sukey Molloy & Friends for concerts and special events.

See below for information about booking Sukey for individual or class series.

Fees are available upon request and are arranged individually for each location.

Classes with Sukey for up to 18 children (with adult) age 6 – 35 mos. Solo or with duo accompaniment – featuring songs, lap rides, musical instruments, balls, scarves, and finger puppets. Pre-walker babies 6-13 mos., and walking toddlers 14-35 mos. – may attend separately or together. All classes are interactive.

Classes with Sukey for up to 18 children (with adult) age 3-5 yrs. Solo or with duo accompaniment – featuring songs, musical instruments, balls, scarves, puppets, felt board play, and motion activities. All classes are interactive.

Classes with Sukey Family Style up to 18 children (with adult) mixed ages. Solo or with duo accompaniment – featuring songs, musical instruments, balls, scarves, puppets, felt board play, and motion activities. All classes are interactive and appropriate for birth- 5 yrs.

Performances and Concerts with Sukey as a duo, or with full trio band, for mixed ages birth – 6 yrs. Click here.

Click here to contact us, or call 845-353-2268 for more information