The Braille Rap Song

I am listening to the Braille Rap Song as I type this.  Let me be perfectly honest:  it’s irritating as heck.  I could conceivably go insane from listening to it repeatedly.  However, I think Peanut will probably love it, particularly since there are actions to go along with the song, and I think it will very likely help him learn braille.

You can listen to the Braille Rap Song and download your own copy at http://www.aph.org/edresearch/braille_rap/index.html

The Braille Rap Song Lyrics

A dot one is an A
Are you ready to play?
An A is a dot one
Reach for the sun.

The student stretches his hand toward the ceiling imitating reaching for the sun.

A dot one-two is a B
Braille is fun to me
A B is a dot one-two
On the floor tap your shoe.

The student taps his foot on the floor to the beat of the music

A dot one-four is a C
Oh me! Oh me!
A C is a dot one-four
Stomp the floor.

The student stomps the floor following the lead of the teacher.

A dot one-four-five is a D
Now listen carefully
A dot one-four-five is a D
Buzz like a bee.

The student makes the z-z-z-z sound.

A dot one-five is an E
I guarantee!
A dot one-five is an E
Touch your knee.

The student puts his hand on his knee.

A dot one-two-four is an F
You did it yourself
An F is a dot one-two-four
Knock on the door.

The student makes the motion of knocking on an imaginary door.

A dot one-two-four-five is a G
Braille is easy to me
A dot one-two-four-five is a G
With your chin touch your knee.

The student puts his chin on his knee.

An H is a dot one-two-five
Four and one is five
An H is a dot one-two-five
Count from one to five.

The students count from one to five following the lead of the teacher.

A dot two-four is an I
Oh my! Oh my!
A dot two-four is an I
Find your eye.

The student touches the corner of his eye.

A dot two-four-five is a J
Hey! Hey! What do you say
A dot two-four-five is a J
Touch your ankle today.

The student will put his hand on his ankle.

A dot one-three is a K
This is the same everyday
A dot one-three is a K
Touch your wrist it’s okay.

The student will touch his wrist with his hand.

A dot one-two-three is an L
Isn’t this swell
An L is a dot one-two-three
You’re as silly as a monkey.

The student acts like a monkey.

A dot one-three-four is an M
A.M. or P.M
A dot one-three-four is an M
Give your hair a trim.

The student will take his index and middle finger and pretend they are scissors and imitate cutting his hair.

A dot one-three-four-five is an N
Let’s do it again!
A dot one-three-four-five is an N
Count your fingers on your chin.

The student will count five of his fingers by touching his chin with them.

A dot one-three-five is an O
Now we’re ready to go
A dot one-three-five is an O
Wiggle your toe.

The student will wiggle his toes.

A dot one-two-three-four is a P
I see!  I see!
A dot one-two-three-four is a  P
Count to three.

The student will count from 1 to 3.

A dot one-two-three-four-five is a Q
Yes, it’s true
A dot one-two-three-four-five is a Q
Wash your hair with shampoo.

The student will pretend to wash his hair.

A dot one-two-three-five is an R
You are a superstar
A dot one-two-three-five is an R
Move your hands near and far.

The student will put his hands on his chest and stretch them out.

A dot two-three-four is an S
I must confess
A dot two-three-four is an S
You’re making progress!

A dot two-three-four-five is a T
Oh me! Oh me!
A dot two-three-four-five is a T
Two plus one is three.

The student counts from 1 to 3.

A dot one-three-six is a U
Whoop de do
A dot one-three-six is a U
One plus one is two.

The student counts from 1 to 2.

A dot one-two-three-six is a V
Listen carefully
A dot one-two-three-six is a V
Relax and smile at me.

The student will physically relax his body and smile.

A dot two-four-five-six is a W
Could you, would you
A dot two-four-five-six is a W
Tell a friend I love you.

The student will turn and tell his classmate “I love you”

A dot one-three-four-six is an X
Lickety tick lickety tick
A dot one-three-four-six is and X
Stretch your neck.

The student will look up and stretch his neck.

A dot one-three-four-five-six is a Y
Can you answer why?
A dot one-three-four-five-six is a Y
Put your arms on your thighs.

The student will bend his arms in a L shape and bend forward and touch his thighs.

A dot one-three-five-six is a Z
Your must agree
A dot one-three-five-six is a Z
Now you are worry-free!

The student will raise his hands in the sky and wave.

If your child is a fan of a certain horrific purple dinosaur found on PBS, you’ll be able to handle the Braille Rap Song.  Just repeat to yourself, “it’s so s/he can learn to read.  it’s so s/he can learn to read,” and treat yourself to a Coke or chocolatey treat after your kiddo’s gone to bed.

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