Thematic Speech and Language Goals of Talk It Rock It Song SETS

We have so many songs, and may be difficult to know what song to choose for a particular language concept or speech sound. To guide you, we have grouped our songs according to very specific speech and language goals, anywhere from categories of objects to sound sequencing practice. Many of our songs contain multiple speech and language goals, but this list will get you started in choosing songs specific to the needs of your child or your students.


Our Talk It Rock It Song Sets grouped thematically (Our Spanish set, Digo y canto, is not included in this list):

These song sets listed below are grouped according to specific speech and language goals.

Imitation Exploration Song CD Set 1 – IE (abbreviation)
Rock and Roll with a Language Goal Song Set 2 – RR
Drills for Sounds Song Set 3 – DS
Animals Movin’ and Groovin’ Song Set 5 – AMG


Common vocabulary – receptive and expressive


Songs can often be used to teach specific vocabulary of certain categories or a more general collection of common objects. Here are some examples of how to group some of our songs according to common vocabulary and categories of objects.
Action words, motor imitation
IE – Puppy, Puppy, Puppy; Monkey Song
IE – Bouncy, Bouncy, Bouncy
RR – What Happened?; Slide; Round We Go
RR – Ball, Ball, Ball; Singing a Song
DS – Jump on the Choo Choo
DS – Shake and Wave; Fish, Birds, Bunnies; Ride the Horsie; In, Out, Up, Down
AMG – Monkeys in a Tree, Animal School, Monkeys on the Bed, Two Little Birdies, Walking Elephants, Animal Jive


Animals
IE – Puppy, Puppy, Puppy; Monkey Song, Animals
IE – Yee Haw
RR – Bananas
DS– Howls and Hoots; A Monkey, A Moose, A Mouse; Fish, Sharks, and Shells; Hissing Snake; Tiny Tony
DS– Hippopotamus; Ride the Horsie; In, Out, Up, Down; Fish, Birds, Bunnies; I See a Bug
AMG – Hooray, On the Farm, Monkeys in a Tree, Ah Choo!, Horsie Go to Town, Animal School, Monkeys on the Bed, Who Are You?, Two Little Birdies, Stand Up!, Walking Elephants, Animal Jive


Body Parts
IE – Barefoot Toes
RR – Snowman
DS– Tiny Tony


Clothing
IE – Put Them On
RR – I Dressed Myself
RR – Where Did My Shoes Go?


Foods
IE – Milk and Juice
IE – Let’s Eat
RR – Cheese and Macaroni; Scrambled Eggs;
Bananas
DS– Happy Birthday Cake and Cookies


Multiple Common Objects
IE – Bye Bye
IE – Hi
RR – I Love
RR – What’s That?
DS– What’s That?; Talk and Look


Daily Routines and Social Stories
IE – Owie; Dump and Fill
IE – Bath Time
RR – Slide; Round We Go; Uh-Oh
RR – Help Me Mama; Stop at the Door
DS – All Done Playing; No, No, Nigh, Night


Vehicles
IE – Express Train, Go in My Car
IE – Booga Choo Choo
RR– Go
DS– Jump on the Choo Choo; Wheels
DS – Bus, Boat, Bike


Language Concepts and Grammar


Colors
DS– I See a Bug
AMG – Two Little Birdies


Prepositions
DS – In, Out, Up, Down
RR – Ha Ha Hiding; Where Did My Shoes Go?
IE – Dump and Fill
RR – Slide


Conjunction “and”
RR – Cheese and Macaroni

Adjective “different”
RR – Brush


Pronoun “I”
RR – What Happened?
RR – I Hear
DS– I See a Bug


Contraction “It’s” and contraction “a”
RR and DS– What’s That?


Phonemic Awareness
We encourage parents and professionals to use our songs and files of printable pictures to create books for early literacy training. Children need to be exposed to the printed word, to sounds within words, to rhyming tasks, and to sequencing sounds to create words. Music is one of the best ways to do this. We have listed just some of the songs that relate specifically to the concept of phonemic awareness – awareness of sounds within words. However, ANY of our songs can be a literacy training tool. We have also included some of the songs that are perfect for creating books for following along with the song.
IE – Put the Sound on the End – Final consonant sounds
RR – I Love – Rhyming words
RR – Alphabeat – Beginning letter sounds
DS– Sounds Make Words – Sound segmentation


Stories for creating books
IE– Baby Blowing Bubbles; Animals; Bye Bye; Milk and Juice
IE – Hi
RR – I Love
DS–Howls and Hoots
DS – I See a Bug


Specific Speech Sound Practice and Imitation of Sounds, Words, and Phrases


Many of our songs vary in complexity from single sound productions to simple phrases all within the same song. Many of our songs also incorporate “chains of three” which repeat the same word three times sequentially to help children with imitate sounds in running speech without the complexity of using phrases.


Noises and Animal sounds
IE – Animals; Noisy, Noisy, Noisy; Puppy, Puppy, Puppy
IE – Yee Haw
DS– Ha, Ha, Ha; Howls and Hoots
AMG – Hooray!, On the Farm, Ah Choo!, Who Are You?, Animal Jive


Vowels and Vowel + Vowel combinations
IE – Monkey Song; Go in My Car
RR– Bananas
DS– Vowels; Howls and Hoots; Wheels
DS – Ride the Horsie


CV words and nonsense sounds, CVC words, and Chains of Three
B, P, and M sounds
IE– Bye Bye; Baby Blowing Bubbles; Puppy, Puppy, Puppy
IE – The New BMW
RR – Ball, Ball, Ball
DS – A Monkey, A Moose, A Mouse
DS – Bus, Boat, Bike


W and Y sounds
IE – The New BMW
DS – Wheels
DS – Ride the Horsie


N, T, and D sounds
IE – Tongue Tip Time
RR – I Dressed Myself; Uh-Oh
RR – Singing a Song
DS – No, No, Nigh, Night


K and G sounds
IE – Go in My Car
IE– Yee Haw
RR – Go
DS – Happy Birthday Cake and Cookies


H sound
DS – Ha, Ha, Ha; Howls and Hoots
RR – Ha Ha Hiding; Help Me Mama


F and SH sounds
DS – Fish, Sharks, and Shells


CH and J sounds
IE – Express Train
DS – Jump on the Choo Choo


L sound
RR – I Love


S sound
DS – Hissing Snake


Final Consonants in words
IE – Put the Sound on the End
DS – Bus, Boat, Bike; I See a Bug


VCV productions
IE– Gonna Get You


C1V1C2V2 – Two-syllable productions
B, G, CH combinations

IE2 – Booga Choo ChooCH+W combinations
IE – Express Train


T +N and D + Y combinations
DS – Tiny Tony


G+N combinations
RR– Ha Ha Hiding


W+R combinations
RR – Where Did My Shoes Go?


H+G combinations
DS – I See a Bug


Multiple consonant combinations
DS – Let Me Hear You Say


Isolated sounds, Single word repetition – CVC and CVCV, and Chains of 3
IE– Milk and Juice; Baby Blowing Bubbles; Put the Sound on the End
IE – Hi; Let’s Eat
RR – I Love
DS – Jump on the Choo Choo; Happy Birthday Cake and Cookies; A Monkey, A Moose, A Mouse; Tiny Tony; Fish, Sharks, and Shells
DS – Bus, Boat, Bike; Hippopotamus; Talk and Look; I See a Bug


2-word phrase repetition and 2-4 syllable words
IE – Puppy, Puppy, Puppy; Barefoot Toes; Bye Bye
IE – Hi
RR – Cheese and Macaroni; Bananas; No Way
RR – Where Did My Shoes Go?; Snowman; Alphabeat
DS – Happy Birthday Cake and Cookies; A Monkey, A Moose, A Mouse; Wheels
DS – Bus, Boat, Bike; I See a Bug; Let Me Hear You Say; Talk and Look; In, Out, Up, Down
AMG – Animal School, Walking Elephants


Consonant sound blending
DS – A Monkey, A Moose, A Mouse;
DS – Let Me Hear You Say


Phrase imitation
IE – Yee Haw
RR – I Love; Scrambled Eggs
RR – Ha Ha Hiding; Help Me Mama; What’s That?
DS – Wheels
AMG – Monkeys in a Tree, Monkeys on the Bed, Walking Elephants


Understanding and Answering Questions
IE – Yee Haw
RR – I Hear; Where Did My Shoes Go?; What’s That?
RR – What Happened?; No Way; Round We Go
IE – Milk and Juice
DS – What’s That?
AMG – Who Are You?


Following Directions
IE – Baby Blowing Bubbles; Puppy, Puppy, Puppy
RR – Go
RR– Ball, Ball, Ball; Singing a Song
DS – Shake and Wave; Fish, Birds, Bunnies; Ride the Horsie; Talk and Look; In, Out, Up, Down
AMG – Stand Up!


Interaction Games
IE – Row Your Boat; Bouncy, Bouncy, Bouncy
R – Round We Go
RR – Ball, Ball, Ball; Ha, Ha Hiding
AMG – Ah Choo!, Monkeys in a Tree, Monkeys on the Bed, Who Are You? Walking Elephant


Sequencing Tasks
IE – Go in My Car
RR – I Dressed Myself; Scrambled Eggs

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