This little church mouse sure can. Shakers are an integral part of my instrument collection because not only do they sound great, but they are colorful and easy to play. I often incorporate them into the songs I write — particularly those targeting movements and following directions — for those same reasons.
“Surely You Can Shake It” is new to the Listen & Learn collection. The song combines several goals, including shaking up high, down low, slowly, and quickly.
It’s fun to hear my students make (or at least, attempt to make) the “ch” sound along with me. An easy way to target other speech sounds would be to change “ch” to “shh”, “sss” or just about any other syllable. If you haven’t already noticed, I’m a big fan of using a single song to address multiple goals!