Bagpuss at Playsongs
Just a sidestep from Playsongs is the wonderful Bagpuss. The bridge between them is Sandra Kerr, who made the music for Bagpuss, and who is an inseparable part of the music of Playsongs.
We proudly offer ~ here on the Playsongs website ~ digital booklets of all the music from Bagpuss, which she created.
There are thirteen Bagpuss booklets, one for each episode. They include the musical notation of the songs and instrumentals, as well as singing and sound-making suggestions to try out at home. Join the Bagpuss Band. Try a free download here.
Together with John Faulkner, I created the sounds, music and songs, which helped Oliver Postgate make the Bagpuss series ~ voted the best children's TV programme of all time. Thanks to so many people's requests, I've brought all that musical magic together here for everyone to access and join in ~ with voices, instruments, sound-makers, hands and feet.
Dressing Song ~ All by yourself
from the Playsongs Grand Day Out collection
Zips, buttons, which way up, which way round ~ all those problems for a little toddler to master, just to get a coat on. We've got songs and rhymes to help with getting dressed. Here's an encouraging one from Playsongs Grand Day Out.
Dance ~ Five Little Owls
from the Five Little Owls collection
Dancing with a babe-in-arms, or hand in hand with a just-standing toddler is one of the great joys of playing together. Our collections are full of dance opportunities and this one comes from Five Little Owls, our counting song collection.
Fingerplay ~ Mousie Brown
from the Playsongs Grand Exercise collection
The dexterity to manage a fingerplay develops slowly, but you can caress baby's fingers, and tap your toddlers fingertips to support them as they learn how to work their fingers independently. Our collections all have fingerplays. Some are so simple; others have hand actions like this one from Playsongs Grand Exercise.
Croon ~ The Mailboat
from the Sleepytime Playsongs collection
Croons are a simple, repetitive sing-song type of lullaby. They have a calming effect on a little baby. They also have a calming effect on the parent or carer so they're mutually benefitial, particularly on those wakeful nights. All our collections of songs and rhymes include croons like this from Sleepytime Playsongs.