I came across a song for the classroom while introducing concepts. What's a cock horse, you might ask? The Free Dictionary says it's an old English word; something used as a toy horse, such as the knee of an adult or a rocking horse.
Listen to the song on YouTube, here.
Mittens and Boots
Sung to: Ride a Cock Horse
These are our mittens,
What are they for?
They keep our hands warm
When we go out the door.
And these are our boots,
They will keep our feet dry
In piles of cold snow
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When we play outside.
Learning manners can be fun,
Please and thank you,
"Yes ma'am," "no sir" are some,
Say them every day.
When we learn them well,
You can always tell.
Pardon me, you're welcome too,
Use manners every day.
Close Your Eyes
Now is the time for us to rest,
Close your eyes and do your best,
I'll stay with you while you sleep,
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When you awake, we'll do something neat.
You can order this beautiful book, here. Magic Hoofbeats (Fantastic Horse Tales) is so great!
This book is guaranteed to become a much treasured volume in any child's collection. A must for horse lovers everywhere, the book is written by horse whisperer Josepha Sherman and illustrated in radiant hues by artist Linda Wingerter.
Bramble and Maggie: Horse Meets Girl (Candlewick Sparks)
Happy reading and singing!
“You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me.” -- C. S. Lewis
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