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criss-cross applesauce

A childish alliterative rhyme for being cross-legged while sitting. Primarily heard in US, South Africa. OK, kids, everyone sit criss-cross applesauce and face the front of class!
See also: applesauce
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Immediately following the clean-up song, one of the teachers or teacher's aides played a "come to the carpet" song followed by a sit/"crisscross applesauce" song.
For the sit/"crisscross applesauce" command, response latency was defined as the duration of time between the initiation of the sit/"crisscross applesauce" song and when the child's buttocks was on the child's designated carpet spot.
For Jake, mean IOA for the clean-up, come to the carpet, and sit/"crisscross applesauce" commands was 89.5% (range, 84-95%), 88.9% (range, 87.8-90%), and 98.9% (range, 97.8-100%), respectively.
Additionally, response latency was obtained for additional commands (come to the carpet and sit/"crisscross applesauce") to determine if the initial clean-up command and the type of command used (group beta vs.
For the sit,/"crisscross applesauce" command, a teacher initiated the sit/"crisscross applesauce" song when it appeared that the majority of the class was on their way to the carpet.
Following the clean-up command, all other procedures for the come to the carpet and sit/"crisscross applesauce" commands were conducted in the same manner as described for the group beta commands.
All other procedures were identical to the procedures outlined in the individual beta commands phase (i.e., command delivered simultaneously with the timer beeps, no specific order for approaching participants) and the group beta commands phase (i.e., delivery of the come to the carpet and sit/"crisscross applesauce" commands).
To determine if the effects of the individual beta and alpha commands generalized to non-targeted commands that occurred directly following the clean-up command, response latency was collected for the come to the carpet and sit/"crisscross applesauce" commands which were only delivered in the group beta command format.
At the same time, response latency for the sit/"crisscross applesauce" command (closed diamonds) demonstrated an upward trend (M = 59.46 s).
For Emma (Figure 2, middle panel), when she received the typical group beta command for the clean-up command (baseline), response latency for the come to the carpet command was relatively stable (with the exception of session six), whereas the response latency for the sit/"crisscross applesauce" command was variable with averages of 27.75 s (range, 0 s to 120 s) and 62.76 s (range, 0 s to 120 s), respectively.
For Jenny (Figure 2, bottom panel), response latency for the come to the carpet command and the sit/"crisscross applesauce" command was variable with a decreasing trend when the clean-up command was provided in a group beta format.
Due to the chained schedule of command sequence utilized in this study (clean-up to come to the carpet to sit/"crisscross applesauce"), the data suggest that targeting the first command within a chained schedule may result in generalization to the other commands within the sequence.