Move the mouths of the corresponding puppet and respond with the appropriate answering puppet. Continue this turn taking style throughout the song with quick puppet switches when appropriate. I like to have the two puppets dance in a swaying motion during the musical interludes and then make my quick puppet change.
It is so nice for the children to get to see the back and forth style of question and answers with puppets along with the verbal model that they are hearing. It is also important for them to realize that, for example, the mother first answers questions and then goes on to asking the questions.
By emphasizing the different roles, the hope is that the child will be more exploratory in the emergence of their questioning and answering skills. Note that some children are good at asking questions all day long, Its A Question Of Time - Various - Do You Sing English ?
(CD), however, they do not respond so directly when they are asked questions. Even without this activity the children can gain a lot of information about the art of asking and responding Its A Question Of Time - Various - Do You Sing English ?
(CD) questions. To extend this activity in a group setting, you can give the children the puppets, and have them come up two at a time and ask each other questions. At home you and the child can do a modified version of this with one puppet each taking turns asking and answering questions of their own. Many thanks to Alan Riva for permission to display these lyric excerpts.
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