Revised Baby shark song (+ concepts & language teaching tips)

Here are some alternative lyrics to this popular song. Sing it slower to fit in these fantastic 3-4 year old (fast/ slow) concepts, past tense (swam) and a complex sentence structure instead of the 'do-do-do-do, baby shark' lyrics'.

The Shark song (with the above concepts added)

 

Baby Shark swam fast, very, very fast

Baby Shark swam fast, very, very fast

Baby Shark, swam fast, oh so very fast

in the sea!

 

 

*Daddy Shark, swam fast, very, very fast

Daddy Shark swam fast, very, very fast

Daddy Shark, swam fast, oh so very fast,

Wait for me! *(Replace with Mummy)

 

*Grandpa (Poppy) Shark, swam slowly, oh so very slow

Grandpa Shark, swam slowly, oh so very slow

Grandpa Shark swam slowly, oh so very slow,

Grandpa, come! *(Replace with Grandma/ Nanna).

 

Language teaching tips

  • To teach a complex sentence, replace the last line in each verse with 'to catch fish!"

  • For more learning opportunities of concepts and vocabulary items within this ocean theme, add ocean themed toys, finger puppets, books or toy fish (e.g. bath toys). 

  • When your child makes a comment about the song, repeat what they say and add to it with additional language. In this way they learn to use longer sentences (Jason: a shark, Mum: Yes a shark catches the fish). 

 

Words by Inge Gaudin (SP)

 

If you would like more information about whether your child understands concepts for their age, or would like an evaluation of your child's comprehension skills, feel free to contact us on +61 (08) 9344 2900 | 0402 134 257 | reception@vivaspeech.com.au | inge@vivaspeech.com.au

 

We are located in Perth, Western Australia (Joondalup, Tuart Hill & school based)

 

A comprehension assessment evaluates a child/ student's understanding of concepts, instructions and questions. If they are 6 years and above, the assessment can also include a reading comprehension component. 

 

AFRIKAANS WORDS

 

Die Haai Liedjie - Afrikaans woorde (vinnig/ stadig, jy & werk woorde: swem, vang)

 

Baba haai, swem vinnig, baie, baie vinnig. 

Baba haai, swem vinnig, baie, baie vinnig. 

Baba haai, jy's vinnig, o so baie vinnig.

in die see!

 

Pappa haai, swem vinnig, baie, baie vinnig. 

Pappa haai, swem vinnig, baie, baie vinnig. 

Pappa haai, swem vinnig. 

O so baie vinnig.

Wag vir my! (vervang ook met Mamma)

 

Oupa haai, swem stadig, baie, baie stadig. 

Oupa haai, swem stadig, baie, baie stadig. 

Oupa haai, swem stadig, regtig baie stadig.

Oupa, kom! (vervang ook met Ouma)

 

Woorde deur Inge Gaudin (SP)

 

 

 

Baby Shark

 

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