One of our all-time favorite songs is the classic children’s folk song, B-I-N-G-O. The repetition and pattern make it easy to learn, the beat teaches intonation and rhythm, it helps kids grasp the concept of spelling, and it’s just a whole lot of fun to sing.
It’s also a great song to adapt for teaching other words and basic spelling. You can use this song to sing kids’ names. Even if the names are shorter or longer than five letters, you can adjust how you sing the spelling part so that it fits in the song.
There is a boy who likes baseball And Jeremy is his name-o. J-E-R (pause) E-M-Y
J-E-R (pause) E-M-Y
J-E-R (pause) E-M-Y And Jeremy is his name-o.
This simple variation helps kids learn spelling of their and their friend’s names, and it’s fun to think of ways to describe each child. You can also use the structure of B-I-N-G-O to make songs for different times of the year. For example, for Easter, try making an Easter Bunny song singing B-U-N-N-Y. Be creative and have fun!
We created a special holiday version featuring our favorite jolly man in red, Santa. The familiar tune makes it easy for them to learn right away. Combine this with the excitement of Santa’s impending visit, and you’ve got a great song for the Christmas season.
What other songs can you make using B-I-N-G-O as the theme?
From all of us at Super Simple Learning, we wish you a Merry Christmas!