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Fly, fly, fly

Another autumnal round (remember Autumn time?) as the days get colder and winter approaches. This is really a warm up singing exercise and is beautifully melancholic. Fly, fly, fly The leaves are leaving the branch Cold is the wind Winter … Continue reading

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Autumn time

This is a beautiful round from Libana that children would find hard to sing. It’s not a nursery rhyme, but works as a lullaby or song for quiet moments. Autumn time, red leaves fall While the weeping sky looks over … Continue reading

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Here’s the beehive

A finger rhyme- clench your fist for the beehive, and put each finger out in turn for the bees. It’s a good one to play under the towel at bath time or under the duvet too! Here’s the beehive, but … Continue reading

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All around the buttercup

Although it’s apparently a traditional song, I first came across  this one in Candy Verney’s The Singing Year, which is a wonderful book full of songs and activities which reflect the changing seasons. In this game, one child is the … Continue reading

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Oats and beans and barley grow

A seasonal tune….. from Rhymetime at Home (the yellow one). Sorry- tracks are only up for a while. There are plenty of new ones on the way. Oats and beans and barley grow Oats and beans and barley grow Do … Continue reading

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In and out the dusky bluebells

Last week the bluebell woods were in full splendour, so get out this weekend to see them if you can. This is a lovely game to play in Spring, with children weaving in and out of the arches of adult … Continue reading

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The Unlucky Farmer

The Book Barn, just outside Bristol, is an enormous warehouse packed to the rafters with second-hand books. There is an awful lot of rubbish, but also some real gems. I could easily lose a day in there, browsing through piles … Continue reading

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