July 28

Sing a Song

The Bees' Party

The bees gave a party and invited all they knew
The wasps and the hornets and a few mosquitoes, too
Yo-ho, and hey! every orchard tree was humming with a
On that sunny summer day.

The bees said, "Good-day, and won't you make yourself at home?"
The band played sweet music, which it made upon a comb
A lovely scene was that happy party, gaily singing
As they danced upon the green.

Miss Wasp asked the Bumblebee if he would sing a song
She said they would listen if it wasn't very long
The bee said, "Oh, very gladly I will sing for you, but
Is the only tune I know."

The hours passed too quickly and the day was too-soon sped
The wasps and the hornets said "good-night" and went to bed
But ho! and hey! the mosquitoes never stopped their singing
'Til the dawning of the day.

Try This

Introduce your child to jazz and classical music today. Have him or her tell you what he or she is thinking about during the music.

Read a book

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Tito Puente, Mambo King by Monica Brown

Here is a book recommendation for today. Check out the picture book collection at your local library, where there are lots of books to choose from! Find nearby libraries.

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