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March 15, 2006

The wheels on the bus go round and round...

So I have decided to sing nursery rhymes to Guido Jack in english (I'm only speak italian to him otherwise).

Two reasons:
-I don't know very many italian nursery rhymes
-The ones that I know all have some sort of religious reference (go figure): it's all about priests, nuns, churches...not for me.

Anyways, I have learned a few american nursery rhymes and I have fun singing them to The Guids.

Our favorite is "the wheels on the bus", in which I hold his hands (or feet) and move them along to mimic the different parts of the bus that I'm singing about: doors open and shut, windows go up and down, horn goes beep beep, etc.

Recently I addded this verse to the song: "Rosa Parks on the bus says "I won't get up", "I won't get up", "I won't get up" (repeat) "and that was really important for the human rights movement", which is hard to fit in the same time it would take to say "all through the town", but it's kind of fun to do as well.

Anyways, I am going to try and incorporate some more educational verses in the songs I sing...got any tips? I'm thinking of adding something pro-choice, pro-gay-marriage, pro-stem-cell-research...we'll see what I can come up with.

Posted by patata at March 15, 2006 05:58 PM


I have also found that it is easy to alter "The Ants Go Marching" The little one always stops to do something that rhymes with the number of ants. So, one by one... the little one stops to suck her thumb or picket Enron... And two by two... the little one cures bird flu... You could have a lot of fun with it, I know that I do.

Posted by: Andi at March 21, 2006 03:36 PM