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OLD GAMES – SINGING GAMES & NURSERY RHYMES PART 3

SINGING GAMES AND NURSERY RHYMES PART 3

Clapping Games: A clapping game is usually played by two players and involves clapping as an accompaniment to a rhyme. Clapping games are found throughout the world and similar games may be known throughout large areas with regional variations. The rhyme helps … Continue reading


OLD GAMES – SINGING GAMES AND NURSERY RHYMES PART 2


SINGING GAMES AND NURSERY RHYMES PART 2

“Catching” Games In these games, two players make an arch while the others pass through in single file while singing a song. The arch is then lowered at the end of the song to “catch” a player. Perhaps the most common example of such a game is “London Bridge is Falling Down.” … Continue reading


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


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