Five Little Ducks

Posted: Thursday, May 8, 2008, 9:57 am

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Although the mama duck in this song probably doesn't appreciate her brood's disappearing act, your child will, all while improving her/his early literacy skills.

Five little ducks went out one day
(hold up five fingers)
Under the bridge and far away.
Mama duck said, "Quack, quack, quack!"
(quack loudly)
But only four little ducks came back.
(hold up four fingers)

Repeat the above verses, reducing the number of ducks each time: 4, 3, 2, 1.

Finally, sing:

No little ducks went out one day
(Shake head "no")
Under the bridge and far away.
Mama duck said, "Quack, quack, quack!"
(quack loudly)
And five little ducks came wandering back.
(hold up five fingers again)

Help your child be ready to read by practicing early literacy skills. Teaching children rhymes and songs is a great way to help children develop the ability to hear and play with the smaller sounds in words.

Babies/Toddlers: Introduce this rhyme by talking about different animals that kids might see on a farm. Encourage your child to make the sounds of different animals.

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