Experimenting rhythms with the tone bars has guided us into our next concept: form. What are a few forms of folk song games? We sang the song "Bumpety, Bumpety, Yellow Bus" and the children were especially interested in the syllables that make up their names. We dotted the syllables on paper. I could see from the concentration on their faces that they were linking the syllables they hear to the dots. To help us see the song, we drew a song map.
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