Kid’s songs: Bringing Home a Baby Bumblebee

Trying to get Atti to cooperate during speech therapy is a herculean task. This kid has an iron will, which is awesome because it means that when he wants something, he cannot be stopped. But it sucks because often what he wants is to not do what his mom or teachers are asking him to do.

So I had to come up with a way to get him to work on his speech therapy in a way he’d be interested in, which always comes back to music. I was looking for songs that had a lot of the sounds he needs to work on: B’s, P’s, S’s, L’s, and R’s. I remembered the traditional ‘Baby Bumblebee’ song, and Atti thought it was the funniest thing ever. He loves screaming OUCH! at the top of his lungs and falling back on the bed dramatically. So with that success, I kept going and made up verses for all the rest of the letters he needs to practice.

I’m bringing home a baby bumblebee
Won’t my mama be so proud of me
I’m bringing home a baby bumblebee
OUCH! It stung me!

I’m picking up a purple porcupine
I will be so happy when he’s mine
I’m picking up a purple porcupine
OUCH! It poked me!

I’m scooping up a silly slimy snake
I’m so happy, oh for goodness sake
I’m scooping up a silly slimy snake
OUCH! It bit me!

I’m looking at a lizard that’s lean and long
While I sing this happy little song
I’m looking at a lizard that’s lean and long
HEY! It licked me!

I’m rounding up a really rotten rat
Oh just think what mom will say to that!
I’m rounding up a really rotten rat
P.U! It stinks!

A note about use: Since I put this on Youtube I’ve had some professional interest in this. So feel free to sing it with your kids, use it in a classroom, send it to friends (with a link back here), enjoy it all you’d like. But please don’t reprint the lyrics (including on your blog) or record the song without my permission.

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