I am so excited about the new years theme and songs. The theme is, "My Eternal Family". It's going to be fun teaching the kids the new songs but it's also going to be a little tricky. Because so many families are different, I've decided to teach them about all the different families. For example, just moms, just dads, kids who might live with their grandparents or aunts and uncles. I don't want any child to feel that just because they might come from a non-traditional family that they won't have the same blessings as a child who may come from a traditional family. I looked all over online to find something to explain it to them and I found this video from Sesame Street. I love the message and am going to teach it to the kids. Hopefully that will bridge the gap any of them may feel.
For the month of January we are learning "The Family Is of God". I spent a few hours the other night (I'm a little bit of a procrastinator sometimes) making a video of this song and "My Eternal Family" (the song for March). I wanted to share, so feel free to let me know if you want either of them and I'll send you the files. I'm posting "The Family Is of God" now and I'll post the other tomorrow. I'm showing the kids the video and then using some props to teach them the first verse. I'll let you know how that goes tomorrow.
EDIT: If you'd like the video, please go here: http://singingasongisfuntodo.blogspot.com/2009/01/new-place-to-download.html. After you download the video, you can use any dvd burning software and burn it to a dvd to show on tv. If you have any questions, just let me know. Thanks!