Mudcat Café message #94704 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #12161   Message #94704
Posted By: MMario
13-Jul-99 - 08:45 AM
Thread Name: nursery rhymes-Did You Teach 'Em To Your Kids?
Subject: RE: Did You Teach 'Em To Your Kids?
I don't have any of my own, but been baby sitting 34 years and helped raise 13 nieces and nephews - Oz books, Thornton Burgess (DAN! Was it the TWB Green Forest series?) because they were all set in my home town; The Hobbit, science fiction (whatever I was reading at the time - kid in one arm, book in the other and reading aloud) especially the "Pern" books. Music every night. Nursery rhymes and counting rhymes and silly songs. Stories passed down from my father - (He used to make them up for us) One nephew had a coverlet with dragons embroidered all over it. His bedtime story every night was made up on the spot by his father about whichever dragon my nephew chose.

MMario