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Wednesday, 18 November 2009

HELP! HELP! HELP!

Can anyone among the mothers and teachers out there suggest a well-known English Christmas carol or song that I might possibly be able to teach a bunch of 5-year-olds??? I'm thinking Away in a manger...Am I insane?

14 comments:

Karin said...

That one is perfect! Very traditional - there are two different melodies. Or try 'Go, tell it on the mountain.'Both should be on Google - even YouTube. Have fun!

Anonymous said...

What's wrong with Jingle Bells?

LindyLouMac said...

I think it is a lovely idea, it was one of to my favourites when our girls were little.

Mind you I admire you attempting to teach it to Italian five year olds. Maybe you can put the performance on You Tube for us all to share eventually?

Anonymous said...

At my children's Kindergarten it is Jingle Bells every year. I don't know if it is the only song known by the teachers or the only one children can learn.

♥ Braja said...

No! You're not! It's perfect...I love it.....

Sarah said...

Away in the manger gets my vote.

Sick to death of jiggle ball

LadyFi said...

Silent Night might be easy too?

Sarah said...

Or how about this verse, repeated, often.

O Come All Ye Faithful
Joyful and triumphant,
O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem.
Come and behold Him,
Born the King of Angels;
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
Christ the Lord.


They know the tune.

Joy said...

Away in the Manger is a good one. Starts out high but goes down the scale pretty good.
Silent Night or Go Tell it on The Mountain would be cute for them too.
It will sound like little angels singing I'm sure.
♥ Joy

Brenda said...

I think its a good choice too. And the childrens voices sound so sweet when they sing it.

chrysalis said...

Think theres one called _ Lully, Lullay, oh little tiny child. A lullaby. Will look it up in my carol book.

Anonymous said...

Just be careful that Italians kiddies don't sing about "round John Virgin". I wince when I remember what we South Africans made of those beautiful English carols! Ilse

Louise said...

Looks like Away in a Manger it is. That's if I can get them to stop killing each other with gymnastics equipment and destroying the maraccas by hammering them against one another's heads...and L-I-S-T-E-N! (Don't ask...)

Sarah said...

Don't hold your breath love, don't hold your breath.

Have you tried tying them to the climbing bars with skipping ropes ?

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

HELP! HELP! HELP!

Can anyone among the mothers and teachers out there suggest a well-known English Christmas carol or song that I might possibly be able to teach a bunch of 5-year-olds??? I'm thinking Away in a manger...Am I insane?

14 comments:

Karin said...

That one is perfect! Very traditional - there are two different melodies. Or try 'Go, tell it on the mountain.'Both should be on Google - even YouTube. Have fun!

Anonymous said...

What's wrong with Jingle Bells?

LindyLouMac said...

I think it is a lovely idea, it was one of to my favourites when our girls were little.

Mind you I admire you attempting to teach it to Italian five year olds. Maybe you can put the performance on You Tube for us all to share eventually?

Anonymous said...

At my children's Kindergarten it is Jingle Bells every year. I don't know if it is the only song known by the teachers or the only one children can learn.

♥ Braja said...

No! You're not! It's perfect...I love it.....

Sarah said...

Away in the manger gets my vote.

Sick to death of jiggle ball

LadyFi said...

Silent Night might be easy too?

Sarah said...

Or how about this verse, repeated, often.

O Come All Ye Faithful
Joyful and triumphant,
O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem.
Come and behold Him,
Born the King of Angels;
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
Christ the Lord.


They know the tune.

Joy said...

Away in the Manger is a good one. Starts out high but goes down the scale pretty good.
Silent Night or Go Tell it on The Mountain would be cute for them too.
It will sound like little angels singing I'm sure.
♥ Joy

Brenda said...

I think its a good choice too. And the childrens voices sound so sweet when they sing it.

chrysalis said...

Think theres one called _ Lully, Lullay, oh little tiny child. A lullaby. Will look it up in my carol book.

Anonymous said...

Just be careful that Italians kiddies don't sing about "round John Virgin". I wince when I remember what we South Africans made of those beautiful English carols! Ilse

Louise said...

Looks like Away in a Manger it is. That's if I can get them to stop killing each other with gymnastics equipment and destroying the maraccas by hammering them against one another's heads...and L-I-S-T-E-N! (Don't ask...)

Sarah said...

Don't hold your breath love, don't hold your breath.

Have you tried tying them to the climbing bars with skipping ropes ?