Birdie where is your nest

Its been such a buzz to have Baby SOH at music class. Pa supports Baby SOH while I teach the class.

We had so much fun today. Baby SOH is starting to tap her knees to the hello song! So exciting. All the repetition and routine pays off.

Baby SOH loves the song Birdie where is your Nest (and so do the other children).

Birdie birdie where is your nest
(3 repeats)
In the tree that I love best.

Birdie puppet flies around and sits gently on the children on the last phrase.

Baby SOH was also tapping the drum and loves dancing with Pa. Today we did a teddybear dance from the CD Swing from Julie Wylie. Such a lovely gentle dance for children.

We had such family fun.
Love from Nannyjay


About nannyjay

I am an early childhood music specialist, with a passion for music, music for singing, music for children, classical music, contemporary, good quality folk recordings, moving to music that comes from a feeling within. Having recently become a grandmother, the months are flying past too quickly!! I have decided that I would like to record the musical journey Baby SOH and I will take together. Music enhances my own life, and I have seen the contribution music makes to family lives, and children's lives from their youngest days. I am also interested in the contribution music makes to family relationships. I love to sing myself, and so the Kodaly philosophy of music education sits very well with me. Zoltan Kodaly was a Hungarian music educator and composer, and believed that singing is the foundation for all music education. I will soon be attending the early childhood music seminar of the International Society of Music Educators in Beijing, China, which is very exciting. People from the world over meet to share the latest research in music for children 0 - 8 years. So the journey begins.
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3 Responses to Birdie where is your nest

  1. Debra says:

    We used to sing this song growing up and now I sing it to my grandchild.
    We also sing 2 other verses.

    I built my nest in the hollow tree…(3 times)
    Andall the birdies follow m

    (Gently waving arms..)

    Follow follow follow me (R times)
    All the birdies follow me.

    • nannyjay says:

      Hi Debra
      So pleased to hear from another grandmother who sings.

      Thank you for the additional verses, I didnt know about those, and I shall certainly add.

      Its such a lovely gentle song and very well loved. Interested to hear of any other songs or rhymes you loved growing up. Nannyjay

  2. Christine Eastwood says:

    My mother sang this to me as a child and it’s one of my grandson’s favorite songs (all three verses) that he requests I sing to him at naptime. Love this sweet song!

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