Jun got her very own computer (Leap’s Phonics Pond) for Christmas. Grammy found it at a recycle shop and got it for a steal. Of course, being the knowledgeable parents we are – or are not – we didn’t know exactly how much of a steal till I checked it out on Amazon. Nice $50 price tag.
It teaches lower case letters, gives a quiz on those letters, teaches and tests on phonics, does some basic spelling and…the reason for this post – has a song or some kind of music assigned to each letter. Well, my musical Junnie LOVES the music feature. However, there are no words to the songs. I have been trying to recognize the songs and remember/search for the lyrics so I can teach her the songs too. So far I have come up with the following. I hope it might be helpful to someone else too! There are a few I can’t figure out. If you can…PLEASE tell me! THANKS!
a – Part one of the ABC song: a-b-c-d-e-f-g
b – Billy Boy
c – Clementine
e – fun sound
g – Same sound/rhythm as “k”
h – Part two of the ABC song: h-i-j-k-l-m-n-o-p
j – Jimmy Crack Corn
k – Same sound/rhythm as “g”
l – London Bridge
m – fun sound
n – Sounds like the tune of I’ll Fly Away. Again – should start with an “n”, though, shouldn’t it?
o – ?? but sounds like some song!?
q – Part three of the ABC song: q-r-s-t-u-v
t – This Old Man
u – fun sound
v – fun sound
w – Part four of the ABC song: w-x-y-z, Now I know my ABC’s, next time won’t you sing with me!
x – fun sound
y – Yankee Doodle
z – fun sound
Any ideas on the question marks?