Will your child be ready for kindergarten?

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Kindergarten Readiness – Music for Sharing

This week, as prompted by a recent Michele Borba presentation, our topic is the social skill of sharing. Like any other skill it becomes easier with practice, (given that the situation is fair and reasonable). Children respond to songs better than nagging, so here is a way to remind kids and teach them sharing strategies. Using the tune for Here We Go ‘Round the Mulberry Bush or This Is The Way We Go To School we sing and make up verses as needed:

Here is a way that we can share, we can share, we can share. Here is a way that we can share: We’ll take turns.
Here is a way that we can share, we can share, we can share. Here is a way that we can share: We’ll play together.
Here is a way that we can share, we can share, we can share. Here is a way that we can share: We’ll each have some.

Just about whatever solution seems to be called for can be fit into the song. Now, the song is giving the message, not the grownup, and somehow children seem to be less resistant and more responsive.  Any other suggestions for great sharing songs?