Nursery Rhymes - Where Supply The Traditional Ones Gone?
Nursery Rhymes - Where Have got all The standard Ones Gone?
If you're reading this article you also, probably, have a toddler or two caught creating havoc. If, much like me, you're wondering where every one of the traditional nursery rhymes go to, I'm here to treat the specific situation!
Do you remember the traditional children's songs from the kindergarten years like Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Baa Baa Black Sheep, Old MacDonald Were built with a Farm, Incy Wincy/Itsy Witsy Spider, ABC, etc? I suppose which you remember them sung in a certain way, with some other emphasis and stresses on certain keywords. You cannot ignore the melodies either - impossible! In reality plenty of melodies are reused on multiple nursery rhymes such as Twinkle Twinkle contains the same melody since the A, B, C Song and Baa Baa Black Sheep.
So you can imagine my horror when recently, after i was trying to entertain my youngest daughter (15 months old) with some videos on the internet and almost none of those aforementioned kids' songs were as I recalled! Was my difficulty in remembering things responsible here?
I needed to exhibit my baby each of the nursery rhymes that I had grown up with, as did my own mother/father and theirs too. I had been stunned (or should that read "shocked"?) to see how disastrously bad most the net videos were. I mean these were really awful! At the best, some were genuinely laugh loudly, but for all of the wrong reasons(!) possibly at worst some were downright scary and possibly even if it's just well suited for young kids. Probably the ratio of excellent:low quality was around 1:40! Furthermore realized 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 key theme. I probably don't really need to show you dear parent, that just 20 seconds can looks like an incredibly while when you have a wriggling and slightly bored baby on the lap!
Not only are the websites and animations mainly of the incredibly poor quality the actual songs and lyrics themselves were often incorrect, because the singer/company's first language was often not actually English. Where had all of the real nursery rhymes gone I wondered? There was clearly very little online language learning resources that mirrored my childhood memories. "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" had now become "Dwingle Dwingle" as well as the young lad from Baa Baa Black Sheep now lived within the lane (whatever meaning!)
It is necessary we don't lose our traditional songs on the unrelenting technological changes that permit anyone to upload any material that like online. It is necessary that top standards are followed and now we pass our playground songs on accurately. I urge you to definitely take a look at some of the nursery rhyme videos by yourself to view how awful they've got become. You may laugh at some and shy away from others but following your initial laughter has died down you will feel the sadness of the childhood memories becoming lost.
The quantity of views videos has received or where seems like inside the serp's unfortunately doesn't give any suggestion of quality. So, where to get the good stuff and disregard the bad? My recommendations are highlighted below:
Go to YouTube (not Google) to go looking
Use the nursery rhyme's full name - i.e. "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" is preferable to "Twinkle Twinkle" and use speech marks around title.
Adding the word "British" or "English" can certainly help
Click search options and under "Features" (far right) click High definition.
Inspired with the deficiency of quality nursery rhyme videos available and with no previous experience, I assembled a group of folks: myself, husband and 2 daughters(!), to get a solution.
It had been thrilling (also expensive!) and at times it turned out very stressful project owning a remote group of animators, but we have been hugely pleased with a final result. Our hope and dream would be to create greater number of these traditional nursery rhyme animations and upload them all to YouTube so they turned into a free source of many.