Mary Had a Little Lamb

Posted: Monday, October 1, 2007, 9:10 am

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Lambs may be disruptive at school but they can make for some bouncy fun at home, as demonstrated by this classic song.

While you are singing this song or reading the corresponding book, bounce your baby along with the cadence.

Mary had a little lamb,
Little lamb, little lamb,
Mary had a little lamb,
Its fleece was white as snow.

Everywhere that Mary went,
Mary went, Mary went,
Everywhere that Mary went,
The lamb was sure to go.

It followed her to school one day,
School one day, school one day,
It followed her to school one day,
Which was against the rules.

It made the children laugh and play,
Laugh and play, laugh and play,
It made the children laugh and play,
To see a lamb in school.

What makes the lamb love Mary so, Mary so, Mary so?
What makes the lamb love Mary so, the eager children cried.

Help your child be ready to read by practicing early literacy skills.

You can help by:

  • Pointing out and reading signs
  • Reading labels
  • Writing things down

Babies: Check out a copy of Sarah Josepha Hale's Mary Had a Little Lamb. Read the story while pointing things out in the picture and name items and words aloud.

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