Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Nursery Rhyme Joy

Yesterday, Abigail and Anna sat on the couch singing Nursery Rhymes together.

One of the best things about Nursery Rhymes is that they are easy to learn and also easy to remember from a visual prompt, such as a picture book illustration. Each time Abigail turned the page, she would ask Anna, "Do you know this one?" Most of the time, Anna would burst into singing immediately.
In this case, neither knew the rhyme, but Anna said, "That's okay Abi, we can still look at the pictures."I love a book with hundreds of pages and a picture on every page! (It makes me wonder if that was the real reason why psalters had all those intricate pictures in the margins: to give the kids something to look at while they sat with their parents in church meetings, through long elaborate liturgies, before Sunday School was invented.)

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