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OLD GAMES – SINGING GAMES & NURSERY RHYMES


SINGING GAMES AND NURSERY RHYMES

Singing games began to be recorded and studied seriously in the nineteenth century as part of the wider folklore movement. Joseph Strutt’s Sports and Pastimes of the People of England (1801), Robert Chambers Popular Rhymes of Scotland (1826), James Orchard Halliwell’s The Nursery Rhymes of England (1842) and his Popular Rhymes and Nursery Tales … Continue reading


OLD TOYS AND GAMES – JUMP ROPES


History: Since the beginning of times man has instinctively jumped from one object to the next and into open space in need to function and adapt to a constantly changing environment. As a reflex, it is one of the most natural movements of the human body, triggered inherently from the need to attack, gain advantage in combat, escape dangerous animals, … Continue reading


OLD GAMES – QUOITS


Quoits Quick, simple and an easy game to set up, quoits combines and tests both your throwing and accuracy skills and is something that all of the family can enjoy. It may be played in the yard, or taken to the park or beach.

Quoits (koits, kwoits) is a traditional game which involves the throwing of wooden, metal or … Continue reading


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