Many of the words my students already know when we learn the song, which is at some point after the Christmas break for first year students. If you do storytelling, you will have used many of these words too as you develop the characters of your stories. This song serves many purposes for me, it is a way to dump vocabulary into my kids and they don’t even realize it’s happening, as they are too busy trying to beat each other to coordinate saying the words and doing the signs. They want to do it all the time, which is great because we get a ton of repetition. It is also a great active and quick brain break that serves as a review.
I hope you enjoy it!