Willoughby Wallaby Woo

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Willoughby wallaby wee, an elephant sat on me
Willoughby wallaby woo, an elephant sat on you
Willoughby wallaby Wustin, an elephant sat on Justin
Willoughby wallaby Wania, an elephant sat on Tania.

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Information About Willoughby Wallaby Woo

Willoughby Wallaby Woo is a simple, silly tune that will get young children to laugh out loud and practice their sounds.

The song uses consonant substitution, which is a great reading skill for pre-school children, making it very adaptable for the singer. Exchanging names in the last two lines allows introduction and practice of new sounds.

A great idea is to get the children to sit in a semi circle or circle with the singer in the middle. The singer should use an elephant puppet that will gain greater engagement with the children and make them laugh louder as the elephant puppet sits on each of the children's heads.

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Chloe, Canada

3 December 2015 at 11:59pm

I love BusSongs!

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Alice, United States

8 May 2013 at 7:36pm


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Amber, United States

1 April 2013 at 7:06pm

Friends, this isn't a tounge twister song. This is a phonological song to help introduce phonic sounds to preschool aged children. This song is used to help children learn sounds of letters, and rhyming. Great song to do it with to!

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Molly, United States

13 January 2013 at 3:06pm

Ha ha that elephant sat on Justin Bieber!

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Sudipta, United States

19 August 2012 at 6:29pm

I like this song but not really a Tongue Twister

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Zach, United States

2 April 2012 at 8:06pm


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Hope, British Indian Ocean Territory

20 December 2011 at 4:28pm

really wieard

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Sora, Japan

29 November 2011 at 1:29am

wooow not a tounge twister AT ALL! oh well XD

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Lauren, United Kingdom

14 November 2011 at 9:32am

that was NOT a tongue twister!

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Anonymus, Australia

13 November 2011 at 10:30pm

Hey Cristi, thanks. That is a good idea. Might try that! Thanks again :)

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Cristi, United States

3 September 2011 at 11:13pm

To Anonymus from Australia... In our preschool class, after the children get comfortable with the song, we change the first letter of the main lyrics to a new letter. It would look like this... Billoughby Ballaby Bee, an elephant sat on me, Billoughby ballaby bo, an elephant sat on you, Billoughby ballaby Billiam, an elephant sat on William... Not only does it focus on rhyming, but you can now also work on phonetics with other letter sounds. (and we actually sing it as 'William' when we do the song to help them grasp the /w/ sound at the beginning of his name is like the /w/ in the other words of the song.)

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Sudipta, United States

20 June 2011 at 10:20pm

I think you might have noticed that this is my 2nd comment I just really wanted to say it really isn't a tongue twister.

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Anonymus, Australia

24 March 2011 at 7:40am

I use this song with the kids at my child care centre / day care ... BUT i try not to sing it certain days.. especially when a boy named William is in... I mean.. what should i say? a Willoughby Wallaby ?, an elephant sat on William..? lol

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Karen, United States

22 March 2011 at 7:44pm

I love this song....its a great phonological song, and kids of all ages love it. Definitely going on my CDA binder.

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Kayla, United States

11 March 2011 at 1:54am

this is a hard song if you think about it you know if you would post a comment under me you will win 3,000,000,000 dollars

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Nonya, United States

20 November 2010 at 3:26am

heres anther tonge twister: 6 sick snails slowly slithered in space! Stort but difficult to say 5 times fast! i made it up!

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Sudipta, United States

29 October 2010 at 1:44am

This tongue twister is very cool and I heard this song at my friends house! But a different version.

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Emily, Lancashire

9 July 2010 at 8:47pm

it is really weird because i,ve never ever heardof that before! see ya.

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Taliya, Australia

8 June 2010 at 12:05pm

cool tongue twister but a little bit childish

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Kylie, Nsw, Au

4 May 2010 at 5:07am

This song is used in my workplace so that the children are sent to the bathroom one at a time to wash there hands

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