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Baby Mariah

Bev Bos is one of our favorite advocates of children and early childhood education. This is one of many songs she recorded with Michael Leeman, who now directs Bev's old school.
We use it with older children as a way to talk about their younger siblings, about themselves, and their family. We also use it with infant classes to hear from the teachers about each baby.



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I wonder, I wonder, I wonder
what Baby Mariah can do;
I wonder, I wonder, I wonder
what Baby Mariah can do.
She can crawl on the floor,
She can lay down and snore,
Climb a tree and look at the view...
I wonder, I wonder, I wonder
what Baby Mariah can do.

Feel free to sub in other babies' names! Or, use it with older children, addressing them directly:
I wonder, I wonder, I wonder
what Neela can possibly can do;
I wonder, I wonder, I wonder
what Neela can possibly can do.
She can climb on the rocks,
She can pull on her socks,
Climb a tree and look at the view...
I wonder, I wonder, I wonder
what Neela can possibly can do.

Children can have turns in ones or twos, usually. (For two children, sing "what Neela & David can do", for example.) But what about family?
I wonder, I wonder, I wonder
what grandpas can possibly can do;
I wonder, I wonder, I wonder
what grandpas can possibly can do.
They grow hair on their chin,
They can give a big grin,
Climb a tree and look at the view...
I wonder, I wonder, I wonder
what grandpas can possibly can do.

We usually end with the following line:
And I wonder, I wonder, I wonder
how all of us learned these things, too.