“The Turtle Song” music therapy song for toddlers and preschoolers
-Realm: Music for Speech therapy songs / aims. -Age: 0 to 5 plus -Goal Area: Expressive language -Name of Activity: You can’t make a turtle come out. -Objective: To elicit language -Materials: A puppet turtle works wonders. I pair this with the following song often. -Method: Crunch puppet together to simulate a turtle. Have the children shout “come out!” several times to coax the shy turtle. How long can they stretch their sentences. Sometimes I even get “Come out of your shell right now!” But, he only comes out when he hears the word “please?” You can work out a whole routine. Ask the children their names, or to say hello. This is a great motivator for eliciting exp. Language. -Adaptations: (optional) -Submitted by: (optional name and email) Margie@musictherapytunes.com Melody: Popeye the sailor man Chords: C F C Lyrics: You can’t make a turtle come out. F G C You can’t make a turtle come out. F C You can shake him all over or tickle or shout, C G7 C G7 C but you can’t make a turtle come out. Come out!!
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