2016 Library Summer Reading Program

"Reading Aerobics; Music, Fitness & Fun!"

Rick's "Reading Aerobics" music and puppet program is an upbeat and entertaining family concert that fits in well with New England's 2016 library summer reading theme "On Your Mark, Get Set, Read".

This program includes songs about books, reading, and libraries, as well as songs about sports and athletes and other fitness themes. It also features Rick's lively interactive movement songs so the audience will actually get some exercise when attending this performance.

Rick's performances feature singing and song-leading of original and familiar songs (with guitar accompaniment), movement activities, child-participation, and lots of silliness and fun for the whole family. They also include appearances by Rick's singing animal puppets Henry the Horse, Quackleberry Duck and others.

  • Songlist

  • 1. Interactive Movement Songs

    "The Sit Down, Stand Up, Sit Down, Stand Up, Sit Down, Stand Up, Sit Down Song"

  • "The Stop and Go Dancing Song"

  • "The Wiggling Dance"

    "Everybody Likes To Jump"

  • 2. Sports & Fitness Songs

  • "The Fitness Train" (the fitness train visits some of our favorite athletes and sports heroes)

  • "Love of the Game" (Bill Harley's song about teaching sportsmanship)

  • "Take Me Out To The Ballgame" (a new parody of the old song about PLAYING sports)

  • "Sports and Math" (from keeping score to keeping time there's lots of math in sports)

  • 3. Songs About Books & Reading

    "I Like To Read" (an upbeat song about books, reading and going to the library)

  • "Reading is Easy"

  • "I Read A Book Every Day"

  • "The Cat In The Hat"

  • "I Dreamed I Went To Hogwarts"

  • "Quackleberry Duck Learns To Read" (A Quackleberry Duck puppet skit)

(note: a 45-minute program includes about 12 songs so all of these songs won't be included in each show)


Fitness Is Fun