This is a lap rhyme and a circle game song.

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Game Instructions

Lap Rhyme: Sing the song with the child on your lap. Move them back and forth until the last line. On the last line you lean them back while still holding their hands.

Circle Game: The children go around in a circle and on "Plouf!" they fall down. It's just like the English game for Ring around the Rosie.

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Many thanks to Edit' Dupont for contributing and singing this song for Mama Lisa's World.

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Sheet Music

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Thanks and Acknowledgements

Photo: Monique Palomares

Merci beaucoup!

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