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Thread #12161   Message #94472
Posted By: AllisonA(Animaterra)
12-Jul-99 - 04:00 PM
Thread Name: nursery rhymes-Did You Teach 'Em To Your Kids?
Subject: RE: Did You Teach 'Em To Your Kids?
YES! Nursery rhymes, Winnie the Pooh (the REAL one, not the Disneyfication!) Wind in the Willows (ditto) lullabyes (several threads on 'em) ballads, goofy camp songs, later the Little House Books, the Hoobbit and its ilk, now he's into Douglas Adams and she's discovered Redwall, (I'm probably the only parent around who doesn't like that series!). He's also composign music on the computer (latest opus is entitled, "Don't pick a fight with a synthespian") and she's memorizing such folk songs as Griselda and Lovely Agnes. Those nursery rhymes must have had something to do with it!
CarlZen, as an elementary music teacher I've learned to counter that sorry trend by emphasizing nursery rhymes in grades K-2- set to music, they're easy to improvise and sing! Our school is pretty good at laying the basics, so I'm supported in this. But it's sad that we have to do it!
All the best- Allison