By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea - you and me, you and me, oh how happy we will be - with Episode 29 of the Storytime Seedlings Podcast - for storytime anytime, anywhere you want, just click the podcast play button below!
For a handy print out of seashore songs and fingerplays -- click here!
Books by the Beautiful Sea
The Waves on the Beach
(To the tune: The Wheels on the Bus)
The waves on the beach go up and down,
up and down, up and down,
The waves on the beach go up and down
All day long
The crabs on the beach go snap, snap, snap..
The clams on the beach go open and shut...
The sand on the beach goes swish, swish, swish..
By the Beautiful Sea - by Harry Carroll and Harold Atteride
Pre-Literacy Tip: Tongue Twister Fun with Silly Sea Rhymes
Learning about letters, words, sounds and meaning can be silly fun with tongue twister games and the rolling sounds of alliteration, especially with the added dimension of homophones (words that sound the same, but mean different things and are spelled altogether different) - like bear and bare or sea and see.
Try out some Silly Sea Rhymes -- Sally Sells Sea Seashells is quite a challenge - try saying it slow, then fast. The Sailor Went to Sea is a fun first clapping game to play as well, by partnering with your child and slapping hands together on the "sea, sea, sea" and "see, see, see". I guarantee you and your child will be laughing like silly!
Sally Sells Seashells
Sally sells seashells by the seashore.
The shells Sally sells are surely from the sea.
A Sailor Went To Sea
A sailor (hold hand in salute at forehead)
went to sea, sea, sea (clap 3 times)
To see (cup hand to eyes)
what he could see, see, see (clap 3 times)
But all that he could see, see, see (clap 3 times)
Was the bottom of the deep blue!
I'm Lauren Teixeira, Children's Librarian and Podcaster.
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