Kindergarten - Reciting Poems, Rhymes And Songs

 
     
 
     
 
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Reciting poems, rhymes and songs
Recite short poems, rhymes and songs
Be able to memorize short poems, rhymes and songs. Recall and recite the poems, rhymes and songs.
 

Sample Problems

(1)

Finish the line “Twinkle, twinkle _____ _____.”

(2)

Finish the nursery rhyme “Old Mother Hubbard went….”

(3)

What comes next, “Little Miss Moffat…”

Learning Tips

(1)

Memorizing poems, songs and rhymes seems to be a bit easier for kids and adults because they usually have some sort of rhythmic pattern or tune. Start by only memorizing a sentence at a time. Work on memorizing the poem, song, rhyme for no more than 15 minutes or so. Any longer may just create frustration for both you and your child.


Start with a poem, song, rhyme that has about four lines. Focus on the rhythmic pattern. If it doesn’t already have one, create it. After a while you can work on memorizing longer poems, songs, or rhymes.

(2)

Work on memorizing the Pledge of Allegiance or something that is recited regularly.

Extra Help Problems

(1)

Recite the first line of the following rhymes/songs/ poems and have your child continue on their own.


Jack Sprat could eat no fat,
His wife could eat no lean,
And so betwixt the two of them
They licked the platter clean

(2)

Hickory, dickory, dock,
The mouse ran up the clock.
The clock struck one,
The mouse ran down!
Hickory, dickory, dock.

(3)

Baa, baa, black sheep,
Have you any wool?
Yes sir, yes sir,
Three bags full;
One for the master,
And one for the dame,
And one for the little boy
Who lives down the lane.

(4)

(Tune of Frere Jaques)

What's the weather?
What's the weather?
What's the weather like today?
Is it rainy?
Is it windy?
Are their clouds or is there sun?

(5)

I'm a little teapot, short and stout
Here is my handle [one hand on hip], here is my spout [other arm out straight]
When I get all steamed up, hear me shout
Just tip me over and pour me out!
[as song ends, lean over and tip arm out like a spout]

I'm a clever teapot, yes it's true
Here's an example of what I can do
I can change my handle to my spout [switch arm positions and repeat tipping motion]
Just tip me over and pour me out

(6)

Let's start at the very beginning
A very good place to start
When you read you begin with

A-B-C
When you sing you begin with do-re-mi

Do-re-mi

Do-re-mi
The first three notes just happen to be
Do-re-mi

Do-re-mi

Do-re-mi-fa-so-la-ti

Oh, let's see if I can make it easier

Doe, a deer, a female deer
Ray, a drop of golden sun
Me, a name I call myself
Far, a long long way to run
Sew, a needle pulling thread
La, a note to follow sew
Tea, I drink with jam and bread
That will bring us back to do...oh oh oh

Doe, a deer, a female deer
Ray, a drop of golden sun
Me, a name I call myself
Far, a long long way to run
Sew, a needle pulling thread
La, a note to follow sew
Tea, I drink with jam and bread
That will bring us back to Do

Doe, a deer, a female deer
Ray, a drop of golden sun
Me, a name I call myself
Far, a long long way to run
Sew, a needle pulling thread
La, a note to follow sew
Tea, I drink with jam and bread
That will bring us back to do

Do re mi fa so la ti do, so do

(7)

The world is so full of a number of things,
I'm sure we should be as happy as kings.

(8)

When I was down beside the sea
A wooden spade they gave to me
To dig the sandy shore.
My holes were empty like a cup,
In every hole the sea came up,
Till it could come no more.

(9)

Who has seen the wind?
Neither I nor you;
But when the leaves hang trembling
The wind is passing through.

Who has seen the wind?
Neither you nor I;
But when the trees bow down their heads
The wind is passing by.


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