Routine Songs

I make up songs all the time to narrate what we are doing. Ladybug seems to do better with limits when it is in a song. It changes it from a power struggle to an activity or dancing to her. ...And sometimes a song is just what I need to help herd the children to the next place. :)

Most of the time my songs have too many syllables for the tune and they don't rhyme...  But sometimes it magically works and I just hope that I can remember how I sang it. Yesterday while Ladybug was having a HARD time remembering to sit on the sofa we found a song that seemed to work and she even was asking for it again. I pulled out my phone and recorded the tune so the next time we needed the reminder. I also thought if we watched the video it would help set in stone the fact that we sit on the sofa. :)

So since I recorded that one and people have asked me to teach them some of my songs, I figured I would record some of the others. I am sure you'll recognize the clean up song... that is not original. ...and I learned the first part of Rub Rub Rub while working at a Child Development Center... but added the second verse. 




If you have any questions please let me know. ...and if you know of some more routine songs PLEASE  let me know! :)
TIME TO CHANGE YOUR SHORTS (diaper):
It's time to change your shorts. 
It's time to change your shorts.
Hi ho the dario.
It's time to change your shorts. 


SIT ON THE SOFA:
Sit. Sit. Sit on the Sofa.
Sit. Sit. Sit on the Sofa.
Sit. Sit. Sit on the Sofa.
Stand on the ground


RUB RUB RUB:
Rub rub rub.  Scrub scrub scrub.
Round about.  In and out.
Watch those bubbles go down the spout.

Wash your face.  Here it goes.
Wash you cheeks and chin and nose.


COLOR ON THE PAPER (window):
Color on the paper.
The paper. The paper.
Color on the paper.
That's where it's pretty.


ONE MORE MINUTE:
One more minute.
One more minute to play.


CLEAN UP:
Clean up. Clean up
Everybody. Everywhere.
Clean up. Clean up
Everybody do your share.


UP THE STAIRS:
Up, up, up the Stairs.
Up the stairs we go.
Climbing. Climbing.
That's the way we know.


DOWN  THE  STAIRS:
Down, down, down the Stairs.
Down the stairs we go.
Crawling backwards.
That's the way we know.

2 comments:

Raising Reagan said...

What a fun list of songs! Having a toddler around I have heard variations to some of these. Thank you for sharing!

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Hannah White said...

We make up a lot of songs too.. preschoolers are very receptive to it!! Thanks for sharing this with us at Eco-Kids Tuesday! Hope to see you again today! http://likemamalikedaughter.blogspot.com/2013/02/bunnys-bento-box-eco-kids-tuesday.html

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