Leo The Lion

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Leo the Lion
Is the king of the jungle
His jaws are open wide!
Leo the lion
When he roars it's a warning
That you better run away and hide!

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Information About Leo The Lion

Leo the Lion is a popular finger-play/action song for pre-school children. Children's interest is engaged and sustained through a combination of words with hand/ finger movements.

Similar to other finger-play nursery rhymes, such as, for instance, 'Incy Wincy Spider' or 'This Little Piggy', this little song can be used to introduce children to poetry and new concepts.

The actions involved (like forming a lion's mouth with the hands, then opening and closing the 'mouth' as the lion 'roars', for example) also assist in children's development of skills like following instructions, fine motor coordination, and so on.

Leo the Lion can also be used as an introduction to teaching children about lions, the jungle, etc. After singing the song, teachers could, for example, show children images of real lions, where they live, how they hunt, and so on.

The song can even be used to demonstrate the potential danger of not heeding warnings. The fact that if you do not run away when hearing the lion roar, you may get eaten could, for example, be used to illustrate the need to look both ways before crossing a road to prevent being run over.

In an alternative version of the song, the song lyrics are sung in the first person (I'm Leo. . . ; I am King. . . ; my jaws are. . . ). Which of these versions came first, or who wrote this nursery rhyme is not known.

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Chris, United Kingdom

9 November 2016 at 8:22am

You do know Lions are not jungle animals. They live on the savannas of Africa. Not very educational.

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Chloe, Canada

19 September 2014 at 10:57pm

This is a bit educational.

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Kiarna, Australia

27 August 2014 at 11:18am

I love Leo the lion

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nadra, london

2 December 2013 at 7:26pm

pretty good im 8 now this song was for my bithday now im 9

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Monroe, United Kingdom

22 April 2013 at 9:44pm

awesome song im in singing playgrounds as a song leader

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Alan, United States

6 March 2013 at 4:25am

So show the chiords for the song

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Kacey, Greenland

30 April 2012 at 1:01pm

me and my friends made a club called pongo world and my name is leo lion

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Sophie, Farnborough

23 July 2010 at 11:38am

would be good if you could listen to the song as well!

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Dewi, Bogor,indonesia

16 October 2009 at 9:43am

can i listen this song?

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Sally, Australia-canebra

28 June 2009 at 1:44am

do u have more songs?

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This song has been printed from the BusSongs.com website.