Mother Mother

This catchy song is great for:

  • Role play as it can easily be acted out by individual students playing the parts of the sick child, the mother, the doctor, the nurse and the lady with the alligator purse. (5 roles to be acted out.)
  • Teaching the rhythmic element 'sa' (crotchet rest / quarter note rest).
  • Teaching the melodic element 'do'.
  • Teaching 4/4 metre.
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Kodály Analysis:

Mother Mother Theme: Family Games:
Partner: Form: Binary Song Type:
Scale: Tritonic CSP: C - G Age: Early Childhood - Middle Primary
Tones: d finalis m s Rhythm: ; ;  
Melodic: s m s ; s d finalis
Prep: Tritonic, , d
MC: Tritonic, , d
Prac: Tritonic, , d


Origin: American Jump Rope Game
Source: Traditional

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