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Activity of the Month

Submitted by: Lou Anne Hicks


Long and Short Sounds

A fun way  to learn short and long sounds is to sing songs with animal sounds.   The  song below  is sung to the melody of the first part of the song   "Galumph Went the Little Green Frog".  We can sing about the pig, dog, and duck for short sounds. We can sing about the cow, sheep, and horse for long sounds.

Oink, oink went the little pink pig one day.
Oink, oink went the little pink pig.
Oink, oink went the little pink pig one day and she lived on the farm.
Repeat with  Woof, Woof, went the little gray dog.
Quack, quack went the little yellow duck.
Moooo, moooo went the little brown cow one day.
Moooo, mooo went the little brown cow.
Moooo, moooo went the little brown cow one day and she lived on the farm.
Repeat with  Baaaa, Baaaa went the little white sheep.
Neigh, Neigh went the little brown cow.

Here is a link to the tune if it is unfamiliar: https://youtu.be/QjYkG8jDsJU