Yes, the tune used is infact here we go around the Mulbery Bush. Even today we used it during a VI tactile lesson and as soon as the song was introduced during the activity Scarlett became calm and was far more responsive to the task.
Thank you for all the kind feedback from this post, it is a great method I use with Scarlett and so easy for all other parents to use too.
I sing "This is the way..." to the tune of "Here we go round the mulberry bush" too. I love how flexible the song is and you can plug in any activity. Great idea to use singing for O & M lessons too -- "This is the way we walk to the gym...".
For children who are learning to speak, you can also leave the last word off and wait for them to fill it in. For example, while helping them to hold a toothbrush, you can sing, "This is the way we brush our ___" and the child adds "teeth". The song is also great for teaching body parts, e.g. "This is the way we wash our ..." hands, face, ears, nose, etc.
It's a wonderful inspiration to others to hear how well Scarlett is doing with this! Thank you for sharing her story.
As a COMS, I too have learned that recently Music has become an integral part of my lessons with the youngins!!!
Please let me know to what tune do you sing, "This is the way we brush our hair, we brush our hair, we brush our hair..." It sounds like "Here we go around the mulberry bush, the mulberry bush, etc."
Thank you for this insight into how as a parent, you have worked positively to find the way to open the door for your daughter. It takes patience and dedication to do that. I really enjoyed reading your post.