Podcast

Noodle Loaf

An interactive podcast for kids with music, games and silliness galore, created by a music education specialist dad. For about 10 minutes at a time, Noodle Loaf invites the family to join together for some creative fun. Bring some singing, saying, dancing and playing to your family time.

Episodes

  • ENCORE: Ready Set Noodle Loaf

    Mar 18 2019

    originally aired March 12th 2018 Can you Name That Sound?  Want to learn an echo song about an owl?  Or just sit back and listen to kids talk about stuff?  All that and more on this WORLD PREMIERE of Noodle Loaf, a fun thing to listen to. Kids Talking About Stuff ✪ Name That Sound (Aural Awareness) ✪ A Wise Old Owl (Echo Song / Pitch Matching) ✪ Stump A Grown Up (General Knowledge) ✪ What? No Way! (General Knowledge) ✪ Rhyme Time (Phonological Awareness) ✪ WAYS TO SHOW NOODLE LOVE: ✪ Tell one fr...more

  • ENCORE: Two Pieces of Salad

    Mar 11 2019

    originally published April 9th 2018 Rhythm Games, Echo Songs, Trivi-trivi-triviaaaaaa and more good times await you! Clap It Back (Rhythm Awareness) ✪ Kids Talking About Stuff ✪ A Poem ✪ Trivia (General Knowledge) ✪ Bill Grogan's Goat (Echo Song / Pitch Matching) ✪ WAYS TO SHOW NOODLE LOVE: ✪ Tell one friend about Noodle Loaf ✪ Donate: paypal.me/dansaks ✪ SUBSCRIBE and/or LEAVE A REVIEW on Apple Podcasts ✪ Join our Patreon to access our secret Echo Song podcast feed ✪ Get some Noodle Loaf gear a...more

  • No Ordinary Loaf

    Feb 25 2019

    Our final Black History Month episode of the month celebrates the under celebrated bicycle racing champion of the world, Major Taylor.  You can learn all about him and how his "fame was undermined by prejudice" in this article here: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/obituaries/major-taylor-overlooked.html Plus! We clap our way through a yummy recipe for skillet cornbread inspired by the recipe from this website here:  http://www.brandisdiary.com/brandisdiary/betterthanjiffy And more! Majo...more

  • Ear Worms and Eye Rolls

    Feb 18 2019

    Our celebration of Black History Month continues with a joyful Gospel song called "Glory Glory," shared with us by Eli "Paperboy" Reed.  And as if that wasn't enough we've got rhyming games and a fill-in-the-blank story about why we get upset and what to do when we're feeling that way.   Rhyme Time (Improvisation/Phonological Awareness) ✪ Glory Glory (Echo Song/Pitch Matching) ✪ You Make The Story (Verbal Improvisation) ✪ Special thanks to Eli "Paperboy" Reed for sharing this week's song.  Find ...more

  • Something is a-Wigglin'

    Feb 11 2019

    We're Noodlefornia Dreaming on such a winter's day.  How about all you mama's and papa's?  All this month we'll be sharing some fun Black History Month songs and games, but they're also just great songs and games that are fun to sing and play during all the months.  Even June, for example. Pizza Pizza Daddy-O (Creative Movement) ✪ My Aunt Came Back (Echo Song/Pitch Matching) ✪ KaraYOUke (Melodic and Verbal Improvisation) ✪ WAYS TO SHOW NOODLE LOVE: ✪ Tell one friend about Noodle Loaf ✪ Donate: p...more

  • Solfege It's Been Good To Know Ya

    Feb 04 2019

    Something for everyone in today's episode, be you interested in alternative Aardvark names or Ocarina fun facts, or just some good ol' fashioned Solfege pattern finishing.  Plus a So-Mi-So "Call and Response" song about a singing head cat. Finish The Pattern (Pattern Recognition / Solfege) ✪ On My Head (Call and Response / Pitch Matching) ✪ Trivia - Instrument or Animal (Music Appreciation / General Knowledge) ✪  WAYS TO SHOW NOODLE LOVE: ✪ Tell one friend about Noodle Loaf ✪ Donate: paypal.me/d...more

  • Duck Truck Goose

    Jan 28 2019

    Your challenge this week?  Tell one other family about all the fun they are missing by not listening to Noodle Loaf.  Let's bubble our audience!  I mean double.  Do I?    Clap It Back (Rhythm Awareness) ✪ Trail To Mexico (Echo Song/Pitch Matching) ✪ Name That Sound (Aural Awareness) ✪ Jam Along (Rhythmic Improvisation/Body Percussion) ✪    ✪ Tell one friend about Noodle Loaf ✪ Donate: paypal.me/dansaks ✪ SUBSCRIBE and/or LEAVE A REVIEW on Apple Podcasts ✪ Join our Patreon to access our secret Ec...more

  • Weird Beard

    Jan 21 2019

    In which we have fun with rhymes, do an action song about winter time bundling/unbundling and pay tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. the best way we know how, by singing. Rhyme Time (Improvisation/Phonological Awareness) ✪ Oh Let Us Sing (Echo Song/Pitch Matching) ✪ Time To Move (Creative Movement) ✪  Co-hosts Joni & Shiloh are having birthdays soon.  Want to email a drawing to say hello and happy birthday?  No presh, but I know they'd love it if you do :) noodleloafshow@gmail.com   ✪ Donate: pa...more

  • Correxico

    Jan 14 2019

    Hello my mustachioed mammal friends! It's Noodle Loaf time.  Singing? check. Moving? check. Laughing? check check check.  Ready, Set, Noodle Loaf!!! Time to Move (Creative Movement) ✪ Red Balloon (Echo Song/Pitch Matching) ✪ Trivia (Music Appreciation) ✪  ✪ Donate: paypal.me/dansaks ✪ SUBSCRIBE and/or LEAVE A REVIEW on Apple Podcasts ✪ Join our Patreon to access our secret Echo Song podcast feed ✪ Get some Noodle Loaf gear at noodleloaf.threadless.com ✪ Want to add your voice to the Noodle Lo...more

  • Honus Burpytoad

    Dec 17 2018

    This is not a tub.  This is a podcast powered by my good vibes.  And we're back with more music fun times!  Here's what's on the "agenda" for today's show: Clap It Back (Listening Skills/Beat Awareness) ✪ Shampoo Unicorn (Echo Song/Pitch Matching) ✪ Time To Move (Creative Movement) ✪ YOUR HOLIDAY TO-DO LIST: 1. Buy a SHAMPOO UNICORN t-shirt: http://ht.ly/wxB030n0DOZ  2. Add your fam's favorite tune to our You Make The Playlist: http://ht.ly/wCzw30n0DZ8  3. Show Us Some Noodle Love: ✪ Donate: pa...more

  • Dingo Bingo Bongo

    Nov 12 2018

    We were sitting here eating gustew when who should stop by?  Adam Gardner from the big deal rock band Guster.  Not only is he a talented musician but he also knows a LOT about what's an instrument and what's an animal.  He helps us out with the today's trivia game.  We also have a very special echo song about all the kinds of beautiful families there are in the world and more! A Family Can (Echo Song/Pitch Matching) ✪ Trivia: Instrument or Animal w/Adam Gardner (Music Appreciation) ✪ You Make Th...more

  • Doodle-Dee Do

    Nov 05 2018

    My kids have been loving the I Had A Rooster book by Laura Vaccaro Seeger recently, so we decided to put that song in this week's show.  It's a bona fide classic kids song and now you get to make animal songs along with us as we sing it.  PLUS we do what one does when a donkey sound presents itself to us...we jam it out. I Had A Rooster (Cumulative Song) ✪ Finish The Pattern (Pattern Recognition) ✪ Jam Along (Improvisation/Body Percussion) ✪ SURVEY:  https://goo.gl/forms/1yJRztipkHLzV8e52 (THAN...more

  • It's Not A Tuber

    Oct 29 2018

    More interactive music education games from the Team Noodle Loaf coming coming atcha! This episode has a lot of stuff about beats.  We love beats!  BTW, if you're not sure what the Chop Chop game is supposed to look like, ask the Google and you will find many vids showing the motions.   Clap It Back (Listening Skills/Beat Awareness) ✪ Chop Chop Chippity Chop (Steady Beat) ✪ Dance Dance Noodleution (Movement) ✪ SURVEY:  https://goo.gl/forms/1yJRztipkHLzV8e52 (THANK YOU IF YOU'VE SUBMITTED ONE!  I...more

  • Pillowcase Pants

    Oct 22 2018

    Ever wonder what it sounds like when a tiny dog knocks on a door and asks for candy? Finding out has never been easier thanks to today's edition of Name That Sound.  Plus! Let your inner and outer children be inspired by Saint Saens' Danse Macabre as you paint an imaginary bubble from the inside.  Also!!! An echo song about the joy of making your own costume.   Name That Sound (Listening Skills) ✪ I Made a Costume (Echo Song/Pitch Matching) ✪ Bubble Painting (Creative Movement) ✪ SURVEY:  https:...more

  • Autumnaton

    Oct 08 2018

    I love a good pattern and we've got plenty of them on today's show.  We also update an old echo song that updated a different old echo song which I recently learned was an update of a really old echo song about the Canadian military.  Hello operator?  But the big news is we have a guest beatboxer laying the groove in our Jam Along segment.  Woot woot! Finish The Pattern (Pattern Recognition) ✪ Rick A Bamboo (Echo Song) ✪ Jam Along (Rhythm and Improvisation) ✪ SURVEY:  https://goo.gl/forms/1yJRzt...more

  • Razzle Dazzle

    Oct 01 2018

    Mystery abounds in this edition of Noodle Loaf as we ask the eternal question, is it an animal or is it a musical instrument?  Even the echo song reverberates with enigma.  Where are we going and will you be awake when we get there?  One things for sure, a land expanse demands the clapping of our hands. Trivia: Instrument or Animal edition (Music Appreciation) ✪ At the Top of the Hill - (Echo Song) ✪ Clap It Back (Rhythm Awareness) ✪ SURVEY:  https://goo.gl/forms/1yJRztipkHLzV8e52 Show Us Some N...more

  • Howdjadoo

    Sep 24 2018

    Howji hijie heejie hojie? I dooji fineji, thanks. Especially since we get to play more fun music games together this week! Pro tip: Have something to write with/on handy for this week's #GuidedDoodle, then share your drawing with us on the social media platform of your choosing.  Tag @NoodleLoafShow and let us know what you drew.  We'll shout you out in a future episodeji! Time To Move (Bubble Bubble Pop - Action Song) ✪ I Say Hello (Echo Song) ✪ Guided Doodle (Listening Skills / Music Appreciat...more

  • The Nut Butter Solution

    Sep 17 2018

    We kick off with a sticky predicament. A blueberry problem so to speak.  It requires moving in slow jelly motion.  I'd love to see some footage of this game! Share your nut butter quest on social medias with @noodleloafshow pls.  And is that the Pogues doing an echo song?  Nope.  Enjoy the show! Time to Move - Blueberry Problem (Creative Movement) ✪ Name That Sound (Listening Skills) ✪ Go Away Buzzy Bee (Echo Song) ✪ Show Us Some Noodle Love:✪ SUBSCRIBE and/or LEAVE A REVIEW on Apple Podcasts✪ J...more

  • Shiny Happy People Singing

    Sep 10 2018

    They say you should dance like nobody's looking at the kitchen utensils.  And that writing about architecture is like singing about worms.  And that learning about dinosaurs is called paleontology, not to be confused with Patreontology which is the study of supporting Noodle Loaf.  This may or may not all make sense after hearing today's show. Time To Move - Knife Fork Spoon Spatula (Creative Movement) ✪ The Littlest Worm (Echo Song) ✪ Stump a Grown Up with Mike Meraz from Aaron's World (Scienc...more

  • Hello Hello Hellooo

    Sep 03 2018

    Learning through play! Or to quote Beyoncé "I Play, Okay, I Play."  At least that's what I think she says.  Maybe I need new headphones.  Regardless, we're back with more music education in the form of songs, games and good times.   Singing Slide (vocal warm-up) ✪ Down By The Bay (echo song) ✪ You Make The Story (improvisation) ✪ Time To Move (creative movement) ✪ Ways to keep the shows coming:✪ SUBSCRIBE and LEAVE A REVIEW on Apple Podcasts✪ Join our Patreon to access our secret Echo Song podca...more

  • Season Two Trailer

    Aug 20 2018

    Just a quick hello to let you know that Noodle Loaf will be returning with new songs and games and music education in the form of play in just a couple weeks.  So continue enjoying our previous episodes and telling your friends about us!  And keep sending in your kids singing the Noodle Loaf theme song too :) While we wait for the new shows, why not leave us a review on Apple Podcasts? It helps other families find us and makes us feel great! And don't forget to subscribe so you find out as soon ...more

  • Kids Listen Road Trip Mixtape

    Aug 06 2018

    We've teamed up with some of the best kids podcasts out there to bring you our final summer bonus episode, the Kids Listen Road Trip Mixtape.  So sit back and enjoy this playlist of mini episodes from Circle Round, Story Spectacular, Little Stories for Tiny People, Book Club for Kids, What If World and of course, Noodle Loaf. All these shows can be found on the Kids Listen app or wherever you listen to your podcasts. We'll be back soon with Season Two! In the meantime, please please please tell ...more

  • Together Like A Song

    Jul 08 2018

    We saw the Noodle Loaf in the sky above a traffic clogged highway and are swooping in to rescue your road trip with another summer bonus episode.   Echo Song (Families Belong Together) ✪ Jokes ✪ Clap It Back ✪ Time To Move ✪ We love love love reading your Apple Podcasts reviews. Please write us one when you can :) And don't forget to subscribe! It helps more people find the show which we also love love love. Want to add your voice to the Noodle Loaf choir? The echo song and instructions are here...more

  • Tickle Me Yeezy

    Jun 25 2018

    Happy Summer Noodle Loafers! We missed you, so here's a bonus ep to get your summer road trips off on the right tire. Listen closely for your chance to win a Noodle Loaf t-shirt and/or a special recording of your child singing our new Echo Song.  Too good! Finish The Pattern ✪ Echo Song (Now That We Know) How To Add Your Voice ✪ Guided Doodling ✪ Jam Along ✪ Contest 1: Five listeners who share this episode on FB or Twitter (before July 1st) will be randomly chosen to win a version of "Now That W...more

  • A Spectacular Ending

    Jun 04 2018

    Season One's grand finale! And we're ending with a boom bap boom. We've got a guest appearance by Angela Ferrari. We've got an echo song about getting dirty. And a whale sounds remix. Look out Kanye! Echo Song (Take A Little Water) ✪ You Make The Story (by Story Spectacular) ✪ Name That Sound ✪ Jam Along ✪ More singing, more smiling and more iTunes reviews pls :)  Those help other families find the show which helps more singing happen in the world.  ALSO! Want to add your voice to the Noodle Lo...more

  • What A Bam Bam

    May 28 2018

    Going for a drive with the kids? Start praying for traffic because we've got all new games this week!  The miles will fly by as you dance, play name that tune (kazoo edition) and morph your family into an a capella ensemble.  Tell Waze to take the long way home! Dance Dance Noodleution ✪ Name That Tune ✪ Vocal Jam ✪ More singing, more smiling and more iTunes reviews pls :)  Those help other families find the show which helps more singing happen in the world. More singing, fewer screens = yes. AL...more

  • Some Sun Summertime

    May 21 2018

    When was the last time you clapped the rhythm of ice cream flavors?  Has it been awhile?  Well the long wait is over!  Also, to celebrate the transition from school year into summertime we have a special Echo Song and Name That Sound to get your music brain beach ready.   Clap It Back ✪ Echo Song (School's Out Soon) ✪ Name That Sound ✪  More singing, more smiling and more iTunes reviews pls :)  ALSO! Add your voice to the Noodle Loaf choir.  The echo song and instructions are here.  Plus! You ca...more

  • Fribble Frabble

    May 14 2018

    Noodle. Loaf. Noodle noodle loaf loaf. Sing, say, dance and play. Get involved. Get into it. Tell a friend. Make a sandwich. Eat the sandwich. Rinse. Repeat. Finish The Pattern ✪ Call and Response ✪ Name That Sound ✪ More singing, more smiling and more iTunes reviews pls :)  ALSO! Add your voice to the Noodle Loaf choir.  The echo song and instructions are here.  

  • You Would Need To Be A Potato

    May 07 2018

    The sun is shining, the birds are singing and we have Mr. Eric from What If World delivering a special segment that includes an amphibious Elvis you don't want to miss.   Kids Talking About Stuff ✪ Name That Sound ✪ You Make The Story ✪ More singing, more smiling and more iTunes reviews pls :)  ALSO! Add your voice to the Noodle Loaf choir.  The echo song and instructions are here.

  • Zagga Zy Xylophone

    Apr 30 2018

    We've got company! New friends join the Noodle Loaf choir and a special guest singer sings a silly echo song by Peter Alsop.  Echo Song (Rabbit On My Shoulder) ✪ Trivia ✪ If You're Happy And You Know It ✪ Jam Along ✪ If you like the show, do us a solid by subscribing and leaving a review on iTunes.  It helps other families find us and makes us smile :) 

  • You Sing The Theme Song

    Apr 23 2018

    Here's how to add your voice to the Noodle Loaf theme song: You need two devices (phones or computers). Device 1: Your child listens to the song using headphones. Device 2: Using "Voice Notes" or another recording app, record your child singing the echo parts of the song. Find someplace quiet to do the recording.  Feel free to send a few takes of your child singing.   Send the recording you made to noodleloafshow@gmail.com. That's it! We're excited to sing with you!

  • Little Stories Tiny Theme Song

    Apr 23 2018

    Listen to this episode before "You Sing The Theme Song" to know what that's all about.  Plus, you'll get to hear our special guest Rhea from Little Stories for Tiny People and more! Name That Sound ✪ Finish The Pattern ✪ You Make The Story ✪ Echo Song (Theme Song) ✪ Your iTunes reviews and emails mean a lot to us!  Thanks!  noodleloafshow@gmail.com

  • All Covered In Juice

    Apr 16 2018

    How did the moose get covered in juice? How many strings on a guitar with one popped string? You've got questions. We've got answers! Echo Song (The Moose Song)✪ Trivia ✪ Singing Slide ✪ Stump A Grown Up ✪ And THANK YOU to everyone who has subscribed and left an iTunes review so far!  If you haven't, please do! It helps the show be a show :) Be in touch!  noodleloafshow@gmail.comFacebook  Twitter

  • Two Pieces of Salad

    Apr 09 2018

    Rhythm Games, Echo Songs, Trivi-trivi-triviaaaaaa and more good times await you! Segments in this episode: Clap It Back ✪ Kids Talking About Stuff ✪ A Poem ✪ Trivia ✪ Echo Song (Bill Grogan's Goat 2) ✪ And THANK YOU to everyone who has subscribed and left an iTunes review so far!  If you haven't, please do! It helps the show be a show :) Also, we love hearing from you. Write us at noodleloafshow@gmail.com or find us on Facebook.

  • Dinosaur Bones and Skee Ball

    Apr 02 2018

    Oh My! No More Pie :/ But that's ok because here's another heaping portion of Noodle Loaf hot out of the podoven. Your ears will say yum! Segments in this episode: Kids Talking About Stuff ✪ Echo Song (No More Pie) ✪ You Make The Story ✪ Name That Sound ✪ Head Shoulders Knees and Toes ✪ And THANK YOU to everyone who has subscribed and left an iTunes review so far!  If you haven't, please do! It helps the show be a show :) Also, we love hearing from you. Write us at noodleloafshow@gmail.com or fi...more

  • A Rainbow With Two Flowers Under It

    Mar 26 2018

    Who Fed The Chickens??? You did! You also named that sound and made your own story. How did you do it? You listened to Noodle Loaf! Segments is this episode: Kids Talking About Stuff ✪ Name That Sound (Musical Instrument Edition) ✪ Echo Song (Who Fed The Chickens?) ✪ Knock Knock ✪ You Make The Story ✪ Jam Along ✪ And THANK YOU to everyone who has subscribed and left an iTunes review so far!  If you haven't, please do! It helps the show be a show :) Also, we love hearing from you. Write us at noo...more

  • How You Make A Tissue Dance

    Mar 19 2018

    Come for the jokes stay for the slide whistle.  Then see if you can finish the pattern. Can you? If you can make a MOOOOOOOO sound, then you probably can!  Segments in this episode: Jokes ✪ Name That Sound ✪ Echo Song - Tongo ✪ Singing Slide ✪ Finish The Pattern ✪ And THANK YOU to everyone who has subscribed so far!  If you haven't, please do! It helps the show be a show :) Also, we love hearing from you. Write us at noodleloafshow@gmail.com or find us on Facebook.

  • Cause It Makes Moos

    Mar 12 2018

    We've got kids talking about stuff like putting birthday cake on your head. We take you out west for this week's echo song, Purple Light. We've gotten music games like name that sound and jam along.  We've got it all folks! Segments in this episode: Kids Talking About Stuff ✪ Name That Sound ✪ Echo Song - Purple Light ✪ Finish The Pattern ✪ Jam Along ✪ Don't forget to subscribe to Noodle Loaf :)

  • Ready Set Noodle Loaf

    Mar 12 2018

    Can you Name That Sound?  Want to learn an echo song about an owl?  Or just sit back and listen to kids talk about stuff?  All that and more on this WORLD PREMIERE of Noodle Loaf, a fun thing to listen to.   Segments in this episode: Kids Talking About Stuff ✪ Name That Sound ✪ Echo Song - A Wise Old Owl ✪ Stump A Grown Up ✪ What? No Way! ✪ Rhyme Time ✪

  • For The Grown Ups - What To Expect

    Mar 12 2018

    A Noodle Loaf primer for grown ups only, to introduce your host and the concept for the show without boring your children.