I looove my mother’s group. There will be a post in the near future, dedicated to the awesomeness of my mother’s group. Suffice to say, one of the very many perks I get is exposure to other very cool parenting ideas.
This week’s winner: bespoke nursery rhymes and fairy tales.
Charlie Bear’s Mommy – or Lisa, as we like to call her – revealed over a decadent lunch at Sirens this past week how she would change lyrics of well-loved nursery rhymes to include her daughter.
Round and round the garden
Like a Charlie Bear
One step, two step
Tickle under there
There are probably heaps more, but what I really found entertaining were the fairy tales. More importantly, the morals of the story.
Goldilocks and the Three Bears? Moral of the story: little girls shouldn’t break and enter.
The Three Little Pigs? Always build your house with brick, and beware of shonky builders. (Sticks and straw indeed!)
Decided to have a go, and…
The Boy who Cried Wolf – If you want to tell porky pies and get away with it, don’t be daft and tell the same lie five times in a row.
The Ugly Duckling – Late bloomers are often awesomer.
Hansel and Gretel – Don’t accept candy from strangers. Also, always have a risk management plan. One that doesn’t involve bread crumbs as a route marker.
Little Red Riding Hood – Bad guys lie. Sometimes, very badly.
Thought of any others I might find handy for Arddun’s education?
16 January 2012 at 7:47 pm
I think my Miss13 will be very happy with the moral of the Ugly Duckling.
17 January 2012 at 6:47 pm
As am I! Coming from a country with an education system that does no favours for late bloomers, I have to say that late developers and those in need of second chances get special cuddles from me.
18 January 2012 at 6:57 am
I love the fact that your little one is enjoying the playgroup.
Here is a game that you might like to share at the nest gathering.
Letter Box is offering a FREE GIFT of High Frequency Words with pictures, so that little ones can learn easily.
You will find them on http://www.letterboxlearntoread.com
Have fun with your baby,