Hokey Pokey by Jerry SpinelliWelcome to Hokey Pokey. A place and a time, when childhood is at its best: games to play, bikes to ride, experiences to be had. There are no adults in Hokey Pokey, just kids, and the laws governing Hokey Pokey are simple and finite. But when one of the biggest kids, Jack, has his beloved bike stolen—and by a girl, no less—his entire world, and the world of Hokey Pokey, turns to chaos. Without his bike, Jack feels like everything has started to go wrong. He feels different, not like himself, and he knows something is about to change. And even more troubling he alone hears a faint train whistle. But thats impossible: every kid knows there no trains in Hokey Pokey, only tracks.
Master storyteller Jerry Spinelli has written a dizzingly inventive fable of growing up and letting go, of leaving childhood and its imagination play behind for the more dazzling adventures of adolescence, and of learning to accept not only the sunny part of day, but the unwelcome arrival of night, as well.
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This classic song and dance is perfect for the whole family! The children's rhyming song "The Hokey Pokey" dates back to the s as a variation of an old Shaker song with dance moves included, but it was never published in any form until A British bandleader named Al Tabor is commonly credited with the modern version, and his family insists to this day that he wrote it at the urging of a Canadian officer during the London Blitz in Al called the sing-along song "The Hokey Pokey" after the ice cream vendors of the day, who were often referred to as hokey pokey men. The nursery rhyme song itself is innocuous enough; it is simply a series of movements of various parts of the body with lyrics to match.
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Love the Hokey Pokey and want to teach it to your child? Chances are, she'll encounter a situation at some point where she'll need to know the Hokey Pokey. Many times, this dance is a staple in the physical education curriculum in elementary school. If not, she might encounter it as an adult, like at a wedding or office party. From an intellectual perspective, it also teaches parts of the body, opposite sides and motor skills. Dancing the Hokey Pokey creates self-control and coordination, even if your little one isn't naturally athletic. The release of adrenaline helps your child let off steam and perform quieter activities, once the dance is complete.
What are good songs to sing to a baby? What are good songs to sing in general? Sing to your kids or with your kids. You can sing along to a song or just go acapella in front of their crib. Singing will help you bond with your kids and maybe make some of those nursery songs a little less annoying, so you better start practicing your Do-Re-Mis. You sing them.