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Play School Season 289

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Season 289, Episode 01 Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes (1)

S289 E01

Dec 16, 2013
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Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes (1) Dec 16, 2013 Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes is about getting children up and active. It is a series which celebrates this special time in the life span when young children are finding out about what their bodies can do. Through play, dance and drama the presenters and toys invite young children and their families to explore and develop the skills of body movement and action.Theme Notes Series 289: Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes Episode 1PRESENTERS Leah Vandenberg and Alex PappsPIANIST Peter DasentSTORY My Nose, Your Nose by Melanie Walsh Published by Doubleday, a division of Random House Children’s Publishing UK Used by permission of the Random House Group LimitedFILM Getting New Glasses (Play School, ABC)SONGSPeek a Boo Composer: Traditional Publisher: Origin / ABC Music PublishingTwo Little Eyes Composer: Mary Miller & Paula L. Zajan Publisher: Allans MusicHow Are You Feeling? Composer: Peter Dasent & Sophie Emtage Publisher: Origin/ControlDancing Face Composer: Peter Dasent & Arthur Baysting Publisher: Origin/ControlI Jump Out of Bed in the Morning Composer: Traditional Publisher: Origin / ABC Music PublishingHead and Shoulders Composer: Traditional Publisher: Origin / ABC Music PublishingDer Glumph Composer: Traditional Publisher: Origin / ABC Music Publishing  IDEAS FOR LATER Look at faces in books and magazines and all around you – babies and older people, boys and girls, dogs and cats. Look for eyes, ears, mouth and nose. Make a feelings puppet. Draw a happy face and a sad face on each side of a paper plate. Attach your paper plate to a stick and play with your happy/sad puppet face. Visit an optometrist and have a look at all the different sorts of glassesMAKE AND DOHow to Make a Dolly Marionette PuppetYou will need: - 1 medium sized soft ball - 4 small soft balls - Piece of silky fabric approx. 1 metre x 25cm - Piece of white cotton fabric 80 cm x 25 cm - 6 hair elastics - 2 wooden spoons - StringPlace silk fabric on firm flat surface. Place the white fabric over the top. Place the large ball halfway along the fabric and wrap the fabric around the ball. Secure with a hair elastic to make the head.Hold the end of the white fabric and add a hair elastic to create an arm. Repeat with the other end of the white fabric to create the other arm.Take one end of the silky fabric and add a hair elastic half way along to create a knee joint. Use a small ball at the end to create a foot. Wrap the fabric around the ball and secure with a hair elastic repeat this with the other end of the silky fabric to create the second leg.To create a face, add stickers to the large ball for eyes, nose and mouth.Using a hair elastic or two connect the two wooden spoons together to form a cross. Tie string from each hand and foot to the ends of the spoons. Tie an additional string from the head the centre point of the two spoons. This creates the mechanism which will help you to make your dolly puppet dance.

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Season 289, Episode 02 Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes (2)

S289 E02

Dec 17, 2013
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Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes (2) Dec 17, 2013 Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes is about getting children up and active. It is a series which celebrates this special time in the life span when young children are finding out about what their bodies can do. Through play, dance and drama the presenters and toys invite young children and their families to explore and develop the skills of body movement and action.Theme Notes Series 289: Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes Episode 2PRESENTERS Leah Vandenberg and Jay Laga’aiaPIANIST Peter DasentTOLD STORY The Magician’s New Trick (A story told by the Play School team)FILM “Henna Hand Painting” (Play School, ABC)SONGSOpen Shut Them Composer: Traditional Publisher: Origin / ABC Music PublishingWash Your Dirty Hands Composer: Traditional Publisher: Origin / ABC Music PublishingMy Hands Are Clapping Composer: Traditional Publisher: Origin / ABC Music PublishingHead and Shoulders Composer: Traditional Publisher: Origin / ABC Music PublishingLike a Leaf or Feather Composer: Mary Champion De Crespigny Publisher: EMI MusicLet Everyone Clap Hands with Me Composer: Mary Miller & Paula L. Zajan Publisher: Music Sales AustraliaThumbelina Composer: Frank Loesser Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing  IDEAS FOR LATER Visit a park or garden and see how many different sorts of flowers you can find. Pretend you are a marionette puppet – bend and stretch and dance on your toes. Create a family of dancing fingers by drawing faces on the fingers of a pair of disposable gloves.MAKE AND DOHow to Make Thumb BallerinasYou will need: - 2 pieces of silky fabric (approx. 30cm square) - Scissors to cut a hole in the centre - A fine textaDraw a face on the inside of your thumb using a fine texta. Place your thumb through the hole in the fabric and then make your thumb dance. MAKE AND DOHow to Make Flower Hand PrintsYou will need: - 2 plastic plates - 2 colours of paint - Apron - Large pieces of paperPour paint on plastic plate. Place flat hand in paint. Using a circular motion create flower petals. Add small spots using finger tips to create the centre of the flower. Hang painting to dry.

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Season 289, Episode 03 Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes (3)

S289 E03

Dec 18, 2013
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Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes (3) Dec 18, 2013 Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes is about getting children up and active. It is a series which celebrates this special time in the life span when young children are finding out about what their bodies can do. Through play, dance and drama the presenters and toys invite young children and their families to explore and develop the skills of body movement and action.Theme Notes Series 289: Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes Episode 3PRESENTERS Emma Palmer and Alex PappsPIANIST Peter DasentTOLD STORY The Elves & The Shoemakers (A story told by the Play School team)FILM “Play Gym” (Play School, ABC)SONGSEency Weency Spider Composer: Traditional Publisher: Origin / ABC Music PublishingMr Funny Feet Composer: M. Graham & J.McKinlay Publisher: ES Wigg and Son Ltd.Mama’s Little Baby Loves Shortnin’ Bread Composer: James Whitcomb Riley (public domain) Publisher: Origin / ABC Music PublishingWhistle While You Work Composer: Larry Morey & Frank Churchill Publisher: Bourne Music CompanyI Like to Sing Composer: Peter Dasent & Garth Frost Publisher: Origin/ControlHead and Shoulders Composer: Traditional Publisher: Origin / ABC Music PublishingClog Dance Composer: Ferdinand Hérold Publisher: Origin / ABC Music / ControlStomp Stomp Composer: Tiny Grimes Publisher: Universal Music Publishing  IDEAS FOR LATER Take a walk at the beach and see the prints your feet leave behind as you walk, Look for big and little foot prints and the prints left by sea birds Play shoe shops using lots of pairs of shoes and pretend money. Punch some holes in a paper plate and use a shoe lace to thread in and out to do some simple swing. In and out, in and out.MAKE AND DOHow to Make an Obstacle CourseYou will need: - Pillows - Crepe paper - Blue and brown fabric or towelsCut strips of crepe paper into streamers to create grass or reeds.Use these and other household objects to create an obstacle course that you can climb, walk or swim over, under, and through. MAKE AND DOHow to Make Fruity FeetYou will need: - Greek Yoghurt - Banana - Kiwi fruit - Green and red grapes - Blueberries - Raspberries - Mixing bowl - 2 dessert spoonsPotato masher or potato ricer Flat platePlace yoghurt in bowl.Peel and chop the banana. Mash the banana or use the potato ricer. Add to the yoghurt and mix well.Spread banana yoghurt into the plate.Add a slice of kiwi fruit for the heel and ball of the foot.Use a green grape for big toe, raspberry, red grape, blueberry and a little sultana grape for the other toes.Enjoy eating your fruity feet.

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Season 289, Episode 04 Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes (4)

S289 E04

Dec 19, 2013
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Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes (4) Dec 19, 2013 Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes is about getting children up and active. It is a series which celebrates this special time in the life span when young children are finding out about what their bodies can do. Through play, dance and drama the presenters and toys invite young children and their families to explore and develop the skills of body movement and action.Theme Notes Series 289: Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes Episode 4PRESENTERS Emma Palmer and Jay Laga’aiaPIANIST Peter DasentSTORY “Bear Takes A Trip” Author: Stella Blackstone Illustrator: Debbie Harter Publisher: Barefoot BooksFILM “Riding for the Disabled” (Play School, ABC)SONGSYou Can Stamp Your Feet Composer: Judith Whitfield & Paul Reade Publisher: Essex MusicHead and Shoulders Composer: Traditional Publisher: Origin / ABC Music PublishingMy Horsey’s A-Walking Composer: Colin Buchanan Publisher: RondorDrip Drop Composer: Robyn Mapleson & Peter Mapleson Publisher: ABC Music PublishingThe Daring Young Man On The Flying Trapeze Composer: Gaston Lyle, Alfred Lee & George Leybourne (Public Domain) Publisher: Origin / ABC Music PublishingHumpty Dumpty Composer: Traditional Publisher: Origin / ABC Music PublishingBravo Bravissimo Composer: Traditional Publisher: Origin / ABC Music Publishing  IDEAS FOR LATERUse a broom for a hobby horse and go for a gallop, a walk and a trot.Play a different memory game using a tray of household objects. Take turns taking an object away. The other person has to guess what is missing.  Pack a back pack for a picnic. You could make a sandwich and fill a water bottle. Add some fruit and don’t forget a sun hat. Put on your back pack and have a veranda or back yard picnic.Find a large piece of paper – big enough for you to lie on. Ask someone to trace around your body using a crayon. Have a look at your outline and add a face and paste on some scraps of paper or fabric for clothes. Use tack to stick your outline to the wall and see just how big you are.MAKE AND DO  How to Make a Collage Toy FriendYou will need: - A toy that can lie flat to be traced Crayon - Large piece of paper - Coloured fabric and paper scraps - Scraps of wool - Ribbon - Paste - Paste brush  Trace carefully around the toy using a crayon.Use paper and fabric scraps to create clothes by pasting onto the drawn outline. Add wool for hair and other adornments like ribbons.

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Season 289, Episode 05 Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes (5)

S289 E05

Dec 20, 2013
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Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes (5) Dec 20, 2013 Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes is about getting children up and active. It is a series which celebrates this special time in the life span when young children are finding out about what their bodies can do. Through play, dance and drama the presenters and toys invite young children and their families to explore and develop the skills of body movement and action.Theme Notes Series 289: Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes Episode 5PRESENTERS Abi Tucker and Andrew McFarlanePIANIST Peter DasentSTORY “Animal Chatter” Author & Illustrator: John Burningham Publisher: Walker Books AustraliaFILMS Sea Lions on Kangaroo Island (Play School, ABC) Children & Teachers from Menindee Central School sing “Head & Shoulders” in the Barkindji language (Play School, ABC)SONGSHead and Shoulders Composer: Traditional Publisher: Origin / ABC Music PublishingHead and Shoulders (in the Barkindji language) Composer: TraditionalWobbly Walk Composer: George Spartels & F. BurgoEverybody Do This Composer: Traditional Publisher: Origin / ABC Music PublishingLeo The Lion Composer: Harry Snyder & Herman Renner Publisher: Prentice-Hall Inc.The Spotty Song Composer: June Tillman IDEAS FOR LATERTake a rainy day walk in boots and a rain coat. See if you can see a rainbow or find some puddles to splash in.Sing Old McDonald had a Farm and have lots of fun making animal noises.Make your own walkie talkie using a small cardboard box and a pipe cleaner for an aerial. Attach a post it note and add some numbers to press to make a call. MAKE AND DO  Make How to make a Lion MaskYou will need: - Paper plates with centre cut out - Length of hat elastic - Yellow, orange and brown crepe paper cut in short lengths - Paste brushes - Wool scraps - 4 Cardboard trianglesMake a small hole on each side of the paper plate. Thread through hat elastic.Adjust the length to fit the size of the head.Paste crepe paper scraps or wool scraps around edge of plate to create a lion’s mane.

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