Jun 15, 2016 · 3 min read

Nursery Rhymes — Where Supply The Traditional Ones Gone?

Nursery Rhymes — Where Have All The original Ones Gone?

If you are scanning this article you, probably, use a toddler or two seen creating havoc. If, much like me, you’re wondering where each of the traditional nursery rhymes go to, I’m here to treat the specific situation! peppa pig

Do you remember the standard children’s songs from the kindergarten years such as Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Baa Baa Black Sheep, Old MacDonald Stood a Farm, Incy Wincy/Itsy Witsy Spider, ABC, etc? I reckon that which you remember them sung inside a certain way, with some other emphasis and stresses on certain keywords. You can not forget the melodies either — impossible! In fact a great deal of melodies are reused on multiple nursery rhymes including Twinkle Twinkle has the same melody because A, B, C Song and Baa Baa Black Sheep.

So that you can imagine my horror when recently, once i was trying to entertain my youngest daughter (15 months old) with some videos online and almost none of the aforementioned kids’ songs were as I recalled! Was my difficulty in remembering things to blame here?

I needed to exhibit my baby every one of the nursery rhymes that I had grown up with, as did my very own mother/father and theirs too. I was stunned (or should that read “shocked”?) to find out how disastrously bad the vast majority of the web videos were. After all they were really awful! At the best, some were genuinely laugh out loud, but for each of the wrong reasons(!) possibly at worst some were downright scary and possibly not ideal for young kids. Possibly the ratio of excellent:bad quality was around 1:40! Furthermore noticed that the majority of the YouTube nursery rhyme videos had incredibly long intros — 20, 30 or higher seconds of pre-ambling material, promotions as well as other irrelevant material before actually commencing the primary theme. I probably don’t need to show you dear parent, that only 20 seconds can seems like an incredibly long time if you have a wriggling and slightly bored baby on the lap!

Not only are the websites and animations mainly of your incredibly bad quality the specific songs and lyrics themselves were often incorrect, because singer/company’s first language was often not actually English. Where had all of the real nursery rhymes gone I wondered? There is very little online learning resources that mirrored my childhood memories. “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” had now become “Dwingle Dwingle” as well as the little boy from Baa Baa Black Sheep now lived inside the lane (whatever which means!)

It is necessary that individuals don’t lose our traditional songs on the unrelenting technological changes that allow anyone to upload any material they enjoy to the internet. It is vital that prime standards are adhered to and that we pass our playground songs on accurately. I urge you to definitely take a look at some of the nursery rhyme videos for yourself to view how awful they’ve got become. You’ll laugh at some and shy away from others but following the initial laughter has died down you also will glance at the sadness of your respective childhood memories losing your way.

The volume of views a youtube video has brought or where it seems like inside the search results unfortunately doesn’t give any suggestion of quality. So, where to find the great things and overlook the bad? My recommendations are as follows:

Go to YouTube (not Google) to find
Use the nursery rhyme’s complete name — i.e. “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” is better than “Twinkle Twinkle” and employ speech marks around title.
Adding the saying “British” or “English” can really help
Click search options and under “Features” (far right) click Hi-def.

Inspired from the not enough quality nursery rhyme videos available and with no previous experience, I assembled a group of men and women: myself, husband and a pair of daughters(!), to generate a solution.

It absolutely was great fun (also expensive!) and also at times it was very stressful project operating a remote team of animators, but we have been hugely happy with the final result. Our hope and dream is to create more of these traditional nursery rhyme animations and upload them all to YouTube so they really turned into a free resource for every one. peppa pig

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