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Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Songs with names

http://www.teachpreschool.org/2011/06/literacy-beginnings-chapter-two/

While reading Teach Preschools' reflection on chapter 2 of 'Literacy Beginnings', I was reminded of the songs we sing which includes a child's name. The children get so excited when they hear their name in a familiar tune. I have one child that literally vibrates with excitement when she hears her name.
Here are a few lyrics I want to share - please feel free to add some of your own!


Buzzy, Buzzy Baby Bee

Buzzy, buzzy baby bee,
Won't you say your name for me? (point to child)
(I have a pointer in the shape of a bee, which I use to point to, or tap a child on the head - they giggle when this happens)
Jacob!
Good morning, Jacob!
I'm so glad you're here with me.


Good Morning Train                                                        
The Good morning train is coming
How are you? Choo- Choo
The good morning train is coming
How are you? Choo-Choo
the good morning train is coming,
the good morning train is coming,
the good morning train is coming
How are you? Choo-choo...
Say good morning (child's name)
How are you? Choo-choo
Say good morning (another child's name)
How are you? Choo-choo
Say good morning to ___________
Say good morning to _____________
Say good morning ___________
How are you? choo-choo

Then you go through each child in your class with the same verse over again until you have included each child's name.... Oh and don’t forget the teachers as well! J

This can be sung as each child gets up and makes a train with the child whose name was called before them, until all children are a part of a long train. Move about the room!



Tub song

(Child’s name) where are you going? (Point to child)
Upstairs to take a bath! (Stomp feet like you are going upstairs)
________ jumps into the tub “SPLASH”! (Clap hands loudly)
________ pulls out the plug “POP”! (Pretend to pull out a plug)
Oh my goodness, bless my soul there goes ________ down the hole! (Twirl pointer finger in the air)
Glub, glub, glub! (Wiggle like you are going down a drain)

Then continue for each child!

4 comments:

  1. We do 'Bee, bee, bumblebee, can you say your name for me?' and 'Tell me what your name is, I wonder if you know? Your name is ......... - hello, hello, hello!'

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  2. That's cute - I am sure there are many variations!

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  3. We clap our hands for every syllable...

    Ticky Tacky Bumble bee
    Won't you say your name for me?
    What's your name?

    Child says: Si-mon (with two claps)
    We repeat Si-mon (with two claps)

    Go on to next child...and so on...

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