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Play the Gentle Way

Play nice with Dad's models to keep them from breaking
Touch them gently, no throwing or flipping
Sometimes you need to play the gentle way

Play calmly when you're with your family
Babies like to play nice and gently
Sometimes you need to play the gentle way

You don't need to play rough
You can play in a gentle way
You don't need to play loud
You can play in a quiet way

Gently rock back and forth a dolly
Use gentle hands when you pet a puppy
Sometimes you need to play the gentle way
Sometimes you need to play the quiet way

When you're calm, there are special things you can do
Like pet a bunny or make art with glue
Sometimes you need to play the gentle way

If you build a block tower too fast
It can fall to the floor
But when you're calm
You can add more and more
Sometimes you need to play the gentle way
Sometimes you need to play the gentle way

The cake can get all smushed if you run too fast
So slow it down and have fun at last
Sometimes you need to play the gentle way
Sometimes you need to play the gentle way


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