Kindergarten Music: Sing a Song Of Sixpence


Sing a Song Of Sixpence: Kindergarten Music l LadyDpiano

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A sixpence sometimes known as a tanner or sixpenny bit, was a coin worth one-fortieth of a pound sterling, or six pence. It was first minted in the reign of Edward VI and circulated until 1980. Following decimalization in 1970 it had a value of 2½ new pence. The coin was made from silver from its introduction in 1551 to 1947, and thereafter in cupronickel. For more information, visit British Coin. Also, you can read more about the sum of Six Pennies and its origin.

When you're talking with young children about Concepts, (like numbers and seasons), a few songs come to mind sung to the tune "Sing a Song Of Sixpence." It is is a well-known English nursery rhyme, perhaps originating in the 18th century.


Sing a Song Of Numbers


C
Sing a song of numbers,
G7
Count them one by one.
Sing a  song of numbers,
           C
We've only just begun.
One-two-three-four-five-six,
F
Seven-eight-nine-ten.
G7
When we finish counting them,
                                  C
We'll start them once again.

Sing a Song Of Springtime


C
Sing a song of springtime,
G7
Birds fill the air.
Plants are sprouting up again,
              C
And the weather's fair.
The sun is bright and warm with
G
Blossoms on the way.
Isn't it time for
                                 C
A wonderful spring day?

Frost Is In the Air


C
Sing a song of winter,
G7
Frost is in the air.
Sing a song of winter,
C
Snowflakes everywhere.
Sing a song of winter,
G
Hear the sleigh bells chime.
Can you think of anything
                             C
As nice as wintertime?



Sing a Song of Sixpence Book



About This Book


Humpty Dumpty, Jack and Jill, Little Bo Peep — the nursery-rhyme characters in this bright book are as familiar as a favorite pair of cozy slippers. From the shortest nonsense ditty to full stories like "Goldilocks" and "The Three Little Pigs," all twenty-five of these classic rhymes and tales features fresh illustrations by Jane Chapman in bold colors and flat, simple shapes that will appeal to the youngest of children.

Sing a Song of Sixpence (Sesame Beginnings)

Sing a Song of Sixpence (audible)

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Happy reading and singing!





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