Raining and (lightly) pouring on Long Island, New York. So, The Duke and The Duchess of Peace sang a favorite nursery rhyme, “It’s raining, it’s pouring, the old man is snoring…” It’s the Royal Song of the Day for 7/29/2011. Rainy days are great days to sing old songs, write new songs, or get creative while cozy inside. The Duke and Duchess of Peace fill all their days — rain or shine — with peaceful, nonviolent, work and entertainment. What song do you sing?
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For more ideas about what to do for fun in bad weather, see this rainy day post at onthewilderside: here.
More about this Royal Song of the Day…
Duchess Susanna writes:
Singing nursery rhymes with children is an excellent form of dramatic play. Learning these simple songs is also a way to instill a sense of history in children, and nurture our shared culture. When we are older, the nursery rhymes we remember are a source of comfort, and also a connection to our family, culture, and community.
What nursery rhymes do you remember? Have you taught them to your sons, daughters, nephews, nieces, students, or your neighbor’s children?
On this rainy day, consider going to the library or bookstore, and finding a book of nursery rhymes. You can reminisce yourself. And, then, maybe you will find a child to share your musical adventure with.
In the comment section, please list your favorite nursery rhyme, or favorite nursery rhyme story.
It’s raining; it’s pouring.
The old man is snoring.
He went to bed and bumped his head,
And he couldn’t get up in the morning
-lyrics at Wikipedia
Shopping notes from Susanna, Duchess of Peace:
My Very First Mother Goose
By Iona Opie. This has words and pictures, you can provide the music
The Duchess really like this book, and has given it as a present to many young families
Wee Sing Nursery Rhymes and Lullabies on CD (Audio)
Wee Sing is a great series for children
The Nursery Rhyme Book
from Music Sales Corporation
Haven’t read this one yet, though, it looks like a good choice for nursery rhymes with easy piano music