Language Arts Just Got FUNNER

December 19, 2015

 

Language Arts just got FUNNER (Yes, I know that’s incorrect, but it’s true).

 

Below are links to three songs you might want to teach your kids.

Shhhhhh – don’t tell them the songs will help them learn to read and pronounce hard words like “Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia”, “Tarantulas” and “Koala”

 

Warning – they will sing the songs, non-stop, whenever you are driving anywhere;

especially on long trips!

– OK – I warned you.

 

Just click: The Long Word Song 

The Long Word Song (Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia) is a funny song by Bryant Oden. Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia (Hippo poto monstroses quiped alio phobia) is a real word that means fear of long words.
 

Other funny songs for kids by Bryant Oden include Tarantulas and Paula the Koala (see below).

LYRICS to The Long Word Song:

I’ve been afraid of big words since I was a kid
I thought that I’d get over it somehow I never did
Usually it’s no big deal but every now and then
You’re audaciously loquacious (ahh!) it kicks in again

I went to a specialist and said what’s wrong with me
Based upon your test results, it’s not hard to see
You’re afraid of lengthy words you’re not the only one
Here’s what your condition’s called but this won’t be much fun

Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia
Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia
If you’re afraid it’s no big deal, here’s one you should know-a
Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia

I’m not even joking, no I kid you not
Though it’s absurd that’s the word I don’t like it a lot
There’s one thing I know for sure so listen if you please
Whoever came up with the word did not have the disease

[Chorus]

I was in my science class when I started screaming
It was cuz of a video the teacher was streaming
It was about a lung disease I hope they all get better
But whoever named it gave it way too many letters

I mean really who would name a disease 
Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanocon­iosis
Not very sensitive to people who have

[chorus]
[chorus]
 

 

Just click: The Tarantula Song

Tarantulas (The Tarantula Song) is another funny Songdrops song by Bryant Oden

 

LYRICS to The Tarantula Song:

Tarantulas tarantulas
Everybody loves tarantulas
If there's just fuzz where your hamster was
It's probably because of tarantulas

They're so soft and their so furry
And they're so cute if your visions blurry
all of mine got free but don't you worry
Though they're crawling up your wall in a big hurry 

Tarantulas tarantulas
Everybody loves tarantulas
If there's just fuzz where your hamster was
It's probably because of tarantulas

Can you feel that itch on the top of your head
It could be one of them crawling instead
But it won't bite unless it senses fear
So just stay calm 'til it's gone in a year

Tarantulas tarantulas
Everybody loves tarantulas
If there's just fuzz where your hamster was
It's probably because of tarantulas

 

 

Just click: Paula the Koala

Paula the Koala is yet another funny Songdrops song by Bryant Oden

 

LYRICS to Paula the Koala:

Paula the koala
She moved to Guatemala
Cuz she heard the trees there were a little taller
Turned out they were smaller
So she moved to lake Eufuala
Then to Walla Walla Washington

So if you live in Walla Walla
And you see a koala
You can bet your bottom dollar
That koala's name is Paula
Paula the koala
Who lives in walla walla
Walla walla Washington

She's cute
She's kind
She;s the coolest marsupial that you could ever find
She's sweet She's smart
She's a smalla with a great big heart

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