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« on: July 10, 2007, 02:15:25 pm »

A recent survey found that more than a quarter of parents couldn't remember a single nursery rhyme.  Singing to children has been proven to help them learn but only 37 per cent of parents apparently ever do this and then it's mostly pop songs.


I can't believe the majority of parents couldn't come up with Baa Baa Black Sheep or Jack and Jill or something.  And surely less traditional stuff like "The Wheels on the Bus" counts?
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« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2007, 03:43:05 pm »
That's the Telly Tubby culture for you.

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« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2007, 07:11:38 pm »

I never stopped singing songs to my kids when they were small. We shared hundreds of nusery rhymes and silly little songs, some of which I made up, including the following:


A camel came to breakfast

He didn't like his porridge

We gave him marmalade on toast

And sent him home to Norwich!
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« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2007, 07:28:54 pm »
Hey diddle diddle,
the cat did a piddle
the cow crapped over the moon
the little dog laughed to see such fun
and the dish got pregnant by the spoon.paulham2007-07-10 18:39:01

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« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2007, 07:35:51 pm »
LOL  Not forgetting all the alternative versions of "Mary had a little lamb"
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« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2007, 09:59:43 pm »
baa baa BLACK sheep?
 

RACIST! Wink
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« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2007, 11:12:23 pm »
I like twinkle twinkle little star.
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« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2007, 11:24:48 pm »
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« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2007, 01:48:19 am »
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« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2007, 03:33:59 pm »

when my kids were little we sang nursery rhymes all the time..Smilewe would sing the alphabet then a rhyme..alphbet then a rhyme..this would go on for ages until we ran out of rhymes..


i'm sure if you asked most of the kids today if they knew Ding Dong Bell they would ask which band sang it..LOL

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« Reply #10 on: July 14, 2007, 11:08:26 pm »
My mum and grandparents sang me nursery rhymes, and I still remember them.
I would sing them to my kids and hopefully after a while sing them with my kids.

It would be great to pass that down. Like a gift from my grandparents to them.

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« Reply #11 on: July 15, 2007, 05:30:00 pm »
Was delighted to see spanish kids last night holding hands and singing Ring a ring a rosey, couldn't understand the song but the tune was the same and they all fell down at the end.
 

 

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« Reply #12 on: July 15, 2007, 10:05:04 pm »
That's so sweet.
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« Reply #13 on: July 16, 2007, 01:07:42 am »
a song about dying of plague... totally sweet. Wink
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« Reply #14 on: July 16, 2007, 01:17:01 am »
LOL
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