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song for family theme



MarionG
Netherlands

song for family theme
 
Hi everyone,
I know this has been asked before, I read thru the posts I found on the subject but didn ´t find anything suitable.....
I am teaching family members to (just a bit above) beginners. I am looking for a song which is not too difficult  wich has at least a few family members....(no ´our house ´ by Madness or ´we are family ´ by sisters sledge)
I am looking for a real song, not an ´esl ´ song.....Maybe someone has an idea?
please....

4 Oct 2010      



Josynews
Brazil

Hi Marion! Maybe you could use daughters by Jonn Mayer or Ode to my family by The Cramberries. They could be very handy.  Just check them and see if they are suitable for your student ´s ages and interests right?
Regards,
Josy

4 Oct 2010     



MarionG
Netherlands

Thank you so much Josy,
I looked at the songs you mentioned, especially the ´daughters ´ is really nice!!!
It is not really suitable for my class since they are a bit too young (9yrs old) I realize I didn ´t mention that. But I really like the song and its message, I ´ll keep it in mind for my higher grades for sure!!
Any other suggestions? anyone?

4 Oct 2010     



teacheraline
United Kingdom

Hi Marion, there ´s the song "Dance with my father", by Celine Dion or Luther Vandross. The song is really beautiful... I confess it makes me cry! lol I really hope it ´s useful! :D

Good luck! :D

4 Oct 2010     



MarionG
Netherlands

Wow some of the songs out today are truly beautiful!
My own father is diagnosed with cancer and the song gave me goose bumps!
Again, I think maybe most of my students are to young to really appreciate this song (even though sadly, a few of them lost their fathers already, one of them only this summer so that would be too ´fresh ´ a hurt)
But it is truly beautiful!! thank you so much for letting me know!

4 Oct 2010     



douglas
United States

It ´s the wrong season, but how about "Grandma Got Runover by a Reindeer" LOL

 
Edit:  Sorry Marion, I´m sure the song won´t work--I was just having a little fun.

4 Oct 2010     



libertybelle
United States

He ´s Got the whole world in his hands.

4 Oct 2010     



MarionG
Netherlands

Douglass, I would LOVE to hear that song!!
(I just discovered a Hebrew parody on mary poppins, singing cheerfully that she ran over  a grandma..)
Libertybelle,
never thought of that one but it just might work! thanks!

4 Oct 2010     



Pinky Makus
Canada

Would any of these help?

http://www.songsforteaching.com/familysongs.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXsqprkgyG8&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQ0od1mxrvg&feature=related


4 Oct 2010     



douglas
United States

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNevIpeiRWo&feature=related
 
Here you go Marion.

4 Oct 2010     



baiba
Latvia

Hi Marion

Check this song, there are all the names of the family members.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQ0od1mxrvg&feature=related

4 Oct 2010     

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