I've worked with children from infants to 12 years of age in the past 14 years. When trying to get their attention so we can go out side I call, "Line up Mice there's cats in the other room!" Then we sing "Tip toe, tip toe, to and fro. Tip toe, tip toe, through the school. Tip toe, tip toe like a mouse. Shhh...." All children know to be in a row and quiet by the time we get to shhh. Then I whisper, "Tip toe, tip toe, right out the door. Good job little mice. Let's go." The class as a group then tip toes through the hall, and in some cases through another classroom filled with "cats" to get to the playground. With younger children 3 years and under I find it helps to keep singing the song until everyone is outside as they learn the song.
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