“Matilda” superb speech and music therapy song

-Age: 0-5 and beyond
-Goal Area: expressive language and vocalization, oro motor skills, vowel sequencing …..
-Name of Activity: Matilda the Gorilla
-Objective: Kids will sing the vowels “ooh” and “ah.”
-Materials: lyrics and children
-Method: Sing and encourage any vocalizaiton (See VIDEO Page!)
-Adaptations: Children can jump or clap etc. during the verses.
-Submitted by: (optional name and email)  Margie@musictherapytunes.com
( This song is amazingly successful.  It is “magic” with the children. They “all” respond well to it.  Does anybody know  who wrote it???)
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I had a pet gorilla    and her name it was Matilda.
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Matilda loved to sing songs every day. This is what Matilda
the gorilla   would say.
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Chorus: Ooh, ooh, ooh.  Ah, ah, ah.     Ooh, ooh, ooh.  Ah, ah, ah.     
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Ooh, ooh, ooh.   Ah, ah, ah. 
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Singin ooh,   ah, ah, ah.
  1. 2             We went walking through the park. The people would laugh…and the dogs would bark.
           They never understood what Matilda would sing. Cause she was singing her gorilla thing.
   3.    Finally the circus man came along. He said “Matilda, I know where you belong. “
           Now in the circus, you can see Matilda and her gorilla family.
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