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Thread #20909   Message #220308
Posted By: coriander
30-Apr-00 - 05:27 AM
Thread Name: Children's rhymes and playground songs
Subject: Children's rhymes and playground songs - English
Whilst visiting a friend who has moved over to the States, she expressed an interest in teaching her son (due June!) traditional English childrens songs, nursery rhymes etc. I pointed her in the direction of Mudcat kids section for those we know, but also said I would look out some when I got back.

I decided it would be fun to put together a booklet, and maybe a tape, of rhymes, playground & party games etc, with a little bit of background on origins, and also to do a bit more in depth research for my own interest. A conversation with my sister-in-law about nursery rhyme origins somewhat whetted my appetite!!

I have access to some information, but wondered if any Mudcatters can help. Any regional songs or games, origins, interesting stories, or any other help would be gratefully received.