If our children spend more time in front of screens than in front of books, they may miss out. If our children are grown and gone, we may forget some of those folktales and nursery rhymes that delighted us when we were young. My daughter and I got into a competition with nursery rhymes while driving in the car several years ago. By the time we arrived home, we both wanted to be able to win the game and suddenly the nursery rhyme books sitting on the shelves were snatched up and studied. It's been a while since we've played, but we recorded the song game for you. I think I learned it in girl scouts or at a girl scout camp decades ago. The male voice is my husband who needs to practice if he wants to beat me and my daughter. To play the game, everyone sings the alphabet (listen to the recording) and immediately after it's sung, the first player sings a nursery rhyme to the tune of the song. Then it's everyone singing again, followed by the second player singing a different nursery rhyme. Each player gets a chance to sing a nursery rhyme and the game just continues without repeating any nursery rhyme. You're out if you can't think of one when it's your turn, or you repeat one, or you goof up. My husband would have been out on the first try but for the sake of the recording, we allowed him to stay in the game, until he couldn't think of a nursery rhyme on his second try. So, have fun...but study up before you have a go!
Marian, that's me!
I love stories! I love to read fairy tales, fables, stories from around the world. I especially love scifi and fantasy. And I like to write. And watch movies. And play board games. And do theatre things.