Friday, September 11, 2009

COOL DADDY RAT - Fun with SCAT

So...you're reading COOL DADDY RAT, and your kids seem puzzled. What are those funny lines of nonsense text, anyway? SCAT? What is that? Well, children know scat--they've heard it even as babies. They just need to be reminded. Here is the famous Louis Prima scat from the Jungle Book. Have your kids raise their hands when they hear the scat. (NOTE: You must actually be at my blogsite to hear/view these clips. www.kristyncrow.blogspot.com. ) Or join in:








Now, Ella Fitzgerald was a great jazz singer from the 1960s. She was the queen of scat, and here's why. (You won't need to watch the whole clip to get the idea):






So now that we're getting familiar with scat, have your kids watch this fun clip:




Yep, scat is cool. Scat is fun. Scat is for everyone!






Now just in case you thought scat was ancient, old, and dried-up, oh no, no, no. Scat is alive and well. It lives and breathes in some of our best current musicians:






So now you know why Ace just had to make his scattin' debut. He couldn't contain himself:


Now, how 'bout you? Can you feel it, too?

Zabba Zabba Zot Zot a Dibbity Dooby DOWWWWWWWWWW.

CLICK HERE TO FIND TEN FUN ACTIVITIES TO GO ALONG WITH COOL DADDY RAT.

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