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Thread #81350   Message #1503358
Posted By: Azizi
17-Jun-05 - 08:42 PM
Thread Name: I'm Rubber . You're Glue: Children's Rhymes
Subject: RE: I'm Rubber . You're Glue: Children's Rhymes
Here are two examples of "Concentration" from a website called "Wheee! Blog". These posts are used with permission from that site moderator and are provided as they were found {with misspelling etc}:

"Um i can remember consentraition goes like...

Consentration *clap clap clap*
64 *clap clap clap*
no repeats*clap clap clap*
or heastitations*clap clap clap*
ill go first *clap clap clap*
u'll go second *clap clap clap**continues to how many ppl their are*
the catergory is *clap clap clap*
ANYTHING *thats u want it to be and begin naming things that has to do with that catergory and u cant repeat or heastate and the catergory can be literally anything like anything its self and clap in between*

posted by Karie at September 21, 2003

-snip-

"wats up. i know one it goes:

the game is clap clap clap
concentration clap clap clap
no repeats clap clap clap
or hesitations clap clap clap
catagorization clap clap clap
(what ever you pick) clap clap clap

posted by j-me at April 26, 2005


Click Wheee! Blog for more examples of contemporary children's school yard rhymes.

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More comments on "Concentration": This is another game that is good for teaching mental alertness {not to mention good sportmanship and other social skills}.

The girls and boys stand in a wide circle. In Pittsburgh I have heard the words as follows:


Concentration
No repeats or hesitations
Name of ____

On "name of" someone selects a category such as "Girl's Names" , "Fruits", "Sports".

While reciting the first part of the rhyme {"Concentration, no repeat or hesitation, name of ___ ", each child alternately claps the hands of the children standing on either side, and his or her own hands. When clapping the hands of the children standing on either side one palm is up and the other palm is down.

The game then is played almost like "Clap Billyeola", but without the hand slapping. One at a time, in clock wise order, each child has to quickly name something in the declared category-and there can be no repeats or hesitations. If the child names something that doesn't belong to that category, or if he or she hesitates, or repeats a word, or object that had been previously given, he or she is "Out".

The object of the game is to be the last person remaining. That person is "The Winner".


Azizi Powell