My heart goes out to the parents of pre-readers as they embark on this home-schooling adventure. So I’m going live with some ideas for the young’uns.
Add your own verses:
As I was going away, way, way
Going away in May, May, May,
I told my little dog to ______, ______, _______,
And she did, so I shouted, “Hurray, ray, ray”
As I was going away.
As I was going way back, back, back
Back along the train track, track, track,
I was so hungry, I had a ______, ______, ______,
Pulled it right out of my ______, ______, ______,
As I was going way back.
As I was sitting on a mat, mat, mat,
I noticed beside me a _______, ______, _______,
At first I thought it was a ________, _______, _______,
But anyway I gave it a _______, ________, ________,
As I sat there on my mat.
Fruitful starting words:
hike; ride; line; ship; lake; king; queen, plus many more.
And don’t forget an old favorite:
Sing the song Willabee, Wallaby (which most kids will know from school) with household objects in place of classmates’ names.
Willabee, Wallaby, wathtub,
An elephant sat in the bathtub.
Willabee, Wallaby, willow,
An elephant sat on the ______________.
And so on.