Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Griffin the Songbird

Griffin is starting to sing along when he hears familiar music--he even sings on his own now! Sometimes the words are clear but the tune is fuzzy; sometimes it's the opposite. Occasionally he'll do hand and finger movements to accompany himself. (Then there was the one time that he got on his hands and knees and started kicking his feet into the air; we finally decided he was imitating a donkey, which he must have learned at daycare because the most my husband and I have ever attempted is a "hee-haw" now and then.)

Anyway, this post is more for me to try to keep track of what he sings. Here goes:

  • The Wheels on the Bus (in English and in French, with new verses like "The mamans on the bus say 'je t'aime...'", "The Griffins on the bus say 'more, more, more...'", and "The Carls on the bus say 'no Griffin, no Griffin, no Griffin'").
  • Ring Around the Rosie (which he refers to as "pocket")
  • Frere Jacques
  • Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
  • Do do, l'enfant do (a French lullaby in which he usually replaces the generic l'enfant with the name of one of his stuffed animals, my name, or even his own name)
  • The alphabet song in English and French (but he loses the lyrics near the end, yelling out "Now I know abcdcdcdcdcdcd!")
  • Tape, tape petites mains
  • Eency Weency Spider
  • No More Monkeys Jumping on the Bed
  • Old McDonald
  • Bits and pieces of songs in other languages from Sesame Street Playground

And quite a few more; I'll consult with Ed for help brainstorming the rest of the list.

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