- Operation playtime- come join in! 20th January 2009
- #OPT starts tomorrow
- Operation Playtime Day 1 of 12: Blocks
- Operation Playtime Day 2 of 12: Record a nursery rhyme or action song together.
When was the last time you sang a traditional [tag]nursery rhyme[/tag] or song for children? ( No, Barney doesn’t count.) There are so many great fun ones out there that are useful to have up your sleeve when you’re standing in line longer than expected.
Ones with actions & sound effects ( 10 fat sausages); unexpected actions ( sing a song of sixpence); national ones ( London’s burning); family ones. Ask your parents about their childhood rhymes especially if they lived or grew up in a different country/place. It’s fascinating to teach your child a song that your parents sang especially if you can get to record that memory forever. If the traditional rhymes don’t suit you try a modern action song( When all the cows are sleeping etc)
As well as the language, cognitive and concentration/memory benefits; singing songs is just plain fun. Everyone should have a song up their sleeve. Lifts the mood, distracts a child & brings a smile to more than just your face when you hear their version.
Some of nursery rhymes have some interesting meanings from history. Do you know what song you used to sing?
Share your new rhyme or song with your child.
- Put your thoughts in a blog post and use that link, not your blog, into Mr Linky. We want to go right to your post 🙂
- Add a comment here as well if you’d like.
- Follow the other Operation Playtimers and comment on their #OPT post.
See you tomorrow.