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Thread #4300   Message #1373492
Posted By: Azizi
06-Jan-05 - 09:11 PM
Thread Name: Children's Street Songs
Subject: RE: Children's Street Songs
Glad to know that was the right song! O'm glad I could help.

Thanks, Snuffy for the links. It's interesting how rhymes travel across the world and take on cultural baggage as a result of that travel..
Warning: Here's a little bit of serious talk..

I'm one of those adults who wonder what rhymes say about the self-concept, interpersonal relationship, world view, values, attitudes, expectations, and concerns of children in general or of a specific child.

But I don't think children consciously think about any of this. I believe that children "sing" rhymes and do handclap, jump rope and other movements while reciting rhymes because they like doing so.

And maybe my interest in rhymes is a reflection of the fact that I'm still a child at heart.