With Summer I love to dive into some turtle tales! And to help our Turtle Cousins come up out of their shells, here is a little rhyme to learn and share with your young’uns:
Turtle moves so very slow.
He peers into the sea below.
Splash! He dives and swims so free.
But now and then he peeks at me …
Now and then he peeks at me.
When I do this, I will change the word “sea” to “lake.” We live really far from the sea, but close to lakes. This will provide our early language learners and ELL students a stronger connection to their immediate environment.
When it comes to nursery rhymes and folksongs, it’s always OK to make these minor changes. They can help your local audiences make connections quicker and easier. ACCESS! Just try to keep the rhyming pattern, the rhythm and the cadence consistent. Then your changes will feel natural, not stilted.