#23 – scat singing with Annette Lowman

sail in a sieve to the land of scat singing. The great jazz singer Annette Lowman travels along sharing tips for how kids can start scat singing too. Maya, Avery and Chloe share examples of how they started singing scat. Visit buttonsandfigs.com for a free downloadable activity to help you shoo-bop-shoo-bop-shoo-bop-bop-bow!


#22 – Wacky Waffle nonsense – Shel Silverstein inspires

sail in a sieve to Ms. Weck’s class of Wacky Waffles, 3rd graders from the Horace Mann School in Oak Park, Ill.  the Wacky Waffles LOVE Shel Silverstein and so do we at Buttons & Figs!  using Shel Silverstein poems as inspiration, these kids wrote their own nonsense poems to share with our listeners!  be sure to visit a library near you for some Shel Silverstein inspired wackiness!


Buttons & Figs kids on the cover!

Children & Libraries magazine featured an article written by Kitty Felde, creator and host of Book Club for Kids, and Pamela Rogers, head fig of Buttons & Figs, about kids and podcasts and put Buttons & Figs kids on the cover!  Take a read for all sorts of ways to introduce families, kids and teachers to the world of kid’s podcasts.

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The Fig is ONE!

Thank YOU for listening, sharing, creating, recording, and loving nonsense.  Here’s a little look at the nonsense we made together.  Beau—-oootiful Soo—oop, I say.  Well, actually the Mock Turtle said it first.




#20 – Tongue Twisters at the Library

sail in a sieve, with this last bit of summer nonsense, back to the Oak Park Public Library! using inspiration from “Dr. Knickerbocker and Other Rhymes”, a Canadian collection of over 100 rhymes, riddles, jump rope rhymes, taunts, tongue twisters and nonsense verse, selected by David Booth, illustrated by Maryann Kovalski, the kids at the library wrote some great tongue twisters…try saying them faster than your friends!