We went for a while to a Waldorf-based school for proeohcsl (till they got too spooky cult for us) and they showed us how great singing is for lots of things with kids. Washing hands, we always do the alphabet (ensures long enough time to remove grunge) or Wash the fronts, wash the backs, wash your little paddy whacks! Rubber ducky song from Sesame Street for the bath, naturelment, and others. As for the kids singing, they are lovers of repetition for sure, as I vividly recall listening to Doctor Foster went to Glouchester in a shower of rain.. for hours (it seemed) driving through the Frech countryside this summer. They do sometimes get the words wrong, as in he stepped in a puzzle right up to his muzzle , vs puddle and middle, which was very cute. Reminds me also of the SF Chronicel columnist Jon Carroll, who does columns sometimes recording the misunderstood lyrics of songs, sent in by his reader, as in the Jimi Hendrix lyric, scuze me, while i kiss this guy!
1 months ago.