Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Name that Tune

Today I took Lena to a Bookstart meeting at the local library. Bookstart is a program in England to promote a love of reading from a young age. They have a little pack of baby books they give you and an application form for the library too. The books are free, so if nothing else, I think it's nice to get a couple of age-appropriate books for your child to read with them.

The kids ranged in age from about 2 to 6 months, so Lena was the youngest. It was nice to see a different mix of ages though, to get a feeling of what the little ones can do at different ages. Of course, two minutes before we arrived, Lena fell asleep. So I was left on my own with the other parents and children to sing along.

I knew most of the songs, but what was interesting was that the tune was different for a few songs. Head & Shoulders, Knees and Toes had a totally different tune, Baa Baa Black Sheep was slightly different at points too. Also, there were small differences in the words, which threw me off as well. Funny to think that such easy children's songs, that are made easy to sing and remember, could still vary as much as they do.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yes my dear the songs are a tad different to what you’re used to. Just wait until you hear the rap version of "Baa Baa Black Sheep" :-)

You could always lead the into a H3 version of "Swing Low......"

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Axel Grease