Teddy Bear Band’s music and it’s foundation in child development.
It’s Teddy Bear Band! Get ready for some fun because “You’re in the Show”! Kids sense: “I did it”, “I was in the show”, and “I did it with all the other kids”! Teddy Bear Band’s music is created to inspire a high a level of “serious fun” as a catalyst for participation, exercise and musical enjoyment. BYOTB ! Teddy bears are invited to join the party as objects of interaction to help children with participation and add to the fun with opportunities for parents/teachers to interact with kids with TBB’s adult friendly music.
(Songs with their descriptions and instructions are below)
Teddy Bear Band also suggests it’s new live performance DVD “The Teddy Bear Band Show” requested by parents/teachers so any age viewer can clearly “get it and get into it”! Visit www.teddybearband.com for TBB’s introductory video on the home page and information on the DVD by clicking the “Music” link.
The Teddy Bear Band difference (Imagination and Education)
Most children’s music has a primary purpose of entertaining by telling a story, singing along, or teaching. TBB’s first commitment is to participation. The music is crafted so that any intended educational concept receives it’s primary support as children “learn by doing”. Educational support is provided in lyrics as well.
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“Teddy Bear Party” (Songs, descriptions and instructions)
The Bear Paw Press (Promotes listening, socialization, exercise, & confidence)
Time to make friends! Put one hand up to your friends hand who’s next to you, or paw if it’s a bear, and give a little push. (If you don’t know the person, you get to make a new friend!) Now do the same with your other hand. When everyone is connected, start rocking back and forth to the music and....keep rockin’ and makin’ friends!
Land And Sea (Promotes listening, imagination, exercise, and confidence)
We’re going on vacation to visit some bears! Bring your bear along and pretend we’re flying to Clapping Land, Stamping Land, and Turning Land.
People & Their Bears (Promotes imagination, exercise, respect & confidence)
Time to dance! This song has a fun beat for dancing with your teddy bear while promoting friendship and respect for one another.
Show And Tell (A listening, thinking, and rhyming game)
Put on your thinking cap, attach your radar ears, and listen carefully. Teddy Bear Band will sing a verse and leave out one rhyming word. Guess the missing, rhyming word, and “Show and Tell” your answer. Make up your own verses!
Teddy Bear Twist (Promotes listening, exercise, imagination, and confidence)
Another fun dance for you and your bear! Do the Teddy Bear Twist! Take one foot, put the front part on the floor, and move your heel from side to side. Then do the same with your other foot. Now teach the dance to your bear. Listen to the words for more moves to add to the dance and some fun things to do with your teddy bear. Have your family or teacher show you how they do “the twist”!
Playin' Guitar (Promotes exercise,listening, imagination, and confidence)
Pretend you’re holding a guitar and playing it. Donny from Teddy Bear Band says “fix your hair, put on your sunglasses, and curl your lip up like Elvis (the guy on the stamp). Listen to the words. Be ready for jumpin’, bumpin’(hip to hip), and Playin’ Guitar!
Teddy Bear Turn Around (Promotes imagination listening, and confidence)
Pretend you’re in a movie with your teddy bear. Listen to the words and “turn around”, “touch the ground”, etc. Wow...You’re in the show!
Bear In The Air! (Promotes listening, exercise, confidence, and respect)
Does your bear like to go up in the air? If your bear says “Yes”, listen to the words and carefully toss your bear so you can catch it. Then put your bear on your knee, hip, in your hair, as the words say. (Be careful of other kids, lamps, and other things around you.) Thanks!
Hug Your Bear (Promotes listening and empathy).
Sit down and show your bear how much you care for it! Hug it, fluff up it’s hair, squeeze it’s toes (gently), and tickle on it’s nose. Listen for more ways to show your bear how much you care.
Let's Walk (Promotes exercise, imagination, socialization, and confidence).
Walk in place or follow a leader in a single file line. When Teddy Bear Band says “turn to your side” say “ how do you do” to your neighbor. A family walk provides exercise, time to talk, and new things to experience...for free!
Rockabye (Promotes imagination, exercise, and self reliance).
Follow the words. 1) Rock your teddy. (Hold on tight when the wind blows!) Set your teddy down. 2) Put your fingers in the air (for birds), and make them fly when the wind blows. 3) You’re a bird! Flap your wings and fly around town. Jump! Spin around! Fly around town! Land on the ground and sit down. Make a new nest and take a little rest. Whew.... you did it!
The Teddy Bear Band Game (Promotes listening, exercise, and confidence).
Just listen to the words and play this game by yourself, with friends, family, or with your bear!
Teddy Bear Swing (Promotes exercise, confidence, and imagination).
Hold your arms down and hold your bear if you have one. Swing your arms from side to side, start moving your feet too. You’re doing The Teddy Bear Swing!
Teddy Bear's Picnic (Promotes rest, imagination, and hospitality).
Time to rest! You can lay out a blanket and maybe have a picnic and snack with your bear. You're at the “Teddy Bear’s Picnic” with Teddy Bear Band!
This Old Bear (Promotes imagination, exercise, and confidence).
1) You or your bear can play “knick Knack” by tapping with it’s paws on your shoe, knee, etc. 2) When Teddy Bear Band sings “Bear in the air”, carefully toss your teddy bear and catch it.
The Teddy Bear Band Boogie (Promotes listening, exercise, and confidence).
Clap your hands, flap your ears, and clap your knees or help your bear do “The Teddy Bear Band Boogie!”
Teddy Bear Dreams (Promotes imagination and rest).
It’s important to rest! Lay down with your bear and pretend to take a little nap. Listen to the words and dream with the Teddy Bear Band.