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Leap’s Phonics Pond – Help requested

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

d – Do you Remember Sweet Betsy from Pike?

e – fun sound

f – Farmer in the Dell

g – Same sound/rhythm as “k”

h – Part two of the ABC song: h-i-j-k-l-m-n-o-p

i – I’ve Been Working on the Railroad

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!?

p – Pop Goes the Weasel

q – Part three of the ABC song:  q-r-s-t-u-v

r – Row, Row Your Boat

s – She’ll Be Coming Round the Mountain

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?



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