Lámh, Lámh Eile; A Rhyme in Irish to Teach Body Parts
Lámh, Lámh Eile;
A Rhyme to Teach Body Parts in Irish
This is one of two rhymes/songs that I used to teach my daughter all the main body parts in Irish, as Gaeilge.
Tip, as 'lámh' can be hand or arm, and 'cos' leg or foot, I would say the rhyme twice and the 2nd time, show the latter.
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Lámh, Lámh Eile
Lámh, lámh eile, a haon a dó,
Cos, cos eile, a haon a dó,
Súil, súil eile, a haon a dó,
Cluas, cluas eile, a haon, a do,
Ceann, srón, béal, smig,
Agus fiacla bána im' bhéal istigh.
Lámh, Lámh Eile, as Béarla
*please note that this translates literally and the Irish version sounds much better :)
Arm, another arm, one, two.
Leg, another leg, one, two.
Eye, another eye, one, two.
Ear another ear, one, two.
Head, nose, mouth, chin,
and white teeth in my mouth inside.
*'lámh' can be hand either, and 'cos' can be foot.
Putting into practice
- Start with watching the video with your little one and sing along.
- Practice a lot yourself so you're comfortable.
- You'll soon learn it off by heart and be able to enjoy it whenever.
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