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Hello my friends!

Music researchers have found correlations between music making and some of the deepest workings of the human brain. Research has linked active music making with increased language discrimination and development, math ability, improved school grades, better-adjusted social behavior, and improvements in spatial-temporal reasoning, a cornerstone for problem solving.

I can say that there’s no activity that I plan with my preschoolers where I am not using a nursery rhyme or a song! Try it and you will see how useful it is for you (as it brings in a variation during your activity as children focus more and more and become more interested and join in, by asking questions or ‘discovering’ new things) and how useful is for children as they will pick up the learning ‘vocabulary’, ‘sequence of events’, etc just by simple singing!

This is an action song that can be sung with children of all ages and the repetitive pattern is also a funny one, so enjoy!

This old man, he played one,
He played knick-knack on my thumb;
With a knick-knack paddywhack,
Give the dog a bone,
This old man came rolling home.

This old man, he played two,
He played knick-knack on my shoe;
With a knick-knack paddywhack,
Give the dog a bone,
This old man came rolling home.

This old man, he played three,
He played knick-knack on my knee;
With a knick-knack paddywhack,
Give the dog a bone,
This old man came rolling home.

This old man, he played four,
He played knick-knack on my door;
With a knick-knack paddywhack,
Give the dog a bone,
This old man came rolling home.

This old man, he played five,
He played knick-knack on my hive;
With a knick-knack paddywhack,
Give the dog a bone,
This old man came rolling home.
Have fun!

Bella


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