This lovely song is great for:

  • Singing to young children and having them join in the actions - they will subconsciously be feeling the 6/8 metre.
  • Singing with confident singers who can accurately sing the "fi" with secure tuning.
  • Preparing and practising 6/8 metre.

Teaching Suggestion

  • For working with tweens, teens and adults we suggest using the song "Come Join Our Song" which has the same melody and rhythm, but more age-appropriate lyrics.
  • This will enable you to teach secondary dominants (bar 7); compound metre (6/8 time), melodic sequence, broken chords and added note chords to older music learners!
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Kodály Analysis:

Ladybug Theme: Minibeasts Games:
Partner: Form: Strophic Song Type:
Scale: Major CSP: C Age: Early Childhood - Middle Primary
Tones: ti low d finalis r m f fi s l ti d high Rhythm: ; ;  
Melodic: d m s ; s d ; f ti low ; ti low r f ; r m fi s l ti d high ; d high l fi s ; s d high ; d high m ; m s d high ; d high s m d ; d f ; f r ti low d finalis
Prep: fi
Prac: fi


Origin: Traditional Arr. Miriam McLatchey

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