Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Teaching young children English through Songs




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For children from the ages of 4 -6 I bring my guitar and teach them to sing along with me.  Each lesson, I bring a new song that I will be posting on this page.  So by the end of the year there will be a lot of songs that you can choose from!  

Of course I start with the Alphabet song: 


The Alphabet Song Guitar Tab

Guitar Tab and Guitar Chords to the Alphabet Song

Chords Used: C (x32010) | F (xx3211) | G7 (320001) | G (320003)
C              F       C
A - B - C - D- E - F - G

F       C       G7     C
H - I - J - K - LMNO - P

C       F   C       G
Q - R - S - T - U - V

C   F   C     G
W - X - Y and Z

C     F       C
Now I know my ABC's

F         C         G7        C
next time won't you sing with me.



Then I do a variation on Bingo, they don't really understand the clap substitution so I sing the same song, with a different first letter: 

Bingo  

Guitar Chords and Lyrics to BINGO

Chords Used: C (x32010) | F (xx3211) | G (320003)) | Am (x02210)
      C            F     C
There was a farmer had a dog,
    C     G       C
And Bingo was his name-o.
C   F
B-I-N-G-O
G   C
B-I-N-G-O
Am  F
B-I-N-G-O
    G             C
And Bingo was his name-o.
Then sing Tingo, Ringo, Wingo, Singo. 
Purim is coming up so here's a variation of If you are Happy and you Know it, Then as they will know the tune another time in the the year I'll bring the original version. 
Purim Song: (Tune: If You're Happy and You Know It)
           F                                                      C7
If you hear the name of Haman stomp your feet. (stomp feet twice) repeat
          Bb                                                      F                                    Bb
If you hear the name of Haman, if you hear the name of Haman, if you hear
          C7                                 F
the name of Haman stomp your feet (stomp feet twice)
If you hear the name of Esther clap your hands......
If you hear the name of Ahasuerus turn around.....
If you hear the name of Mordecai shout hooray....
                                        
  If you want to teach numbers then this is an all time favorite 


5 little monkeys lyrics and chords

Thank you to: victor@victorjohnson.com

5 little monkeys

traditional
(D) 5 little monkeys jumping on the bed

1 fell off and (A) bumped it’s head

(D) Momma called the doctor and the (G) doctor said

“No more monkeys (A) jumping on the (D) bed”!
(D) 4 little monkeys jumping on the bed

1 fell off and (A) bumped it’s head

(D) Momma called the doctor and the (G) doctor said

(D) “No more monkeys (A) jumping on the (D) bed”!

(D) 3 little monkeys jumping on the bed

1 fell off and (A) bumped it’s head

(D) Momma called the doctor and the (G) doctor said
D) “No more monkeys (A) jumping on the (D) bed”!
(D) 2 little monkeys jumping on the bed
1
 fell off and (A) bumped it’s head

(D) Momma called the doctor and the (G) doctor said
(
D) “No more monkeys (A) jumping on the (D) bed”!
(D) 1 little monkey jumping on the bed

He fell off and (A) bumped it’s head

(D) Momma called the doctor and the (G) doctor said
(
D) “No more monkeys (A) jumping on the (D) bed”!
                 
 This song has lots of vocabulary words: Teach spider, water spout, and the idiom itsy bitsy first. 

 The Itsy-Bitsy Spider

C
The itsy-bitsy spider

G                  C
Went up the water spout.

C           
Down came the ran and

F                            C
Washed the spider out.

C        
Out came the sun and

G                      C
Dried up all the rain


And the itsy-bitsy spider

G                  C
Went up the spout again

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