As my baby grows into a child, nursery rhymes are being sung more and more. This is a tale of one nursery rhyme which still makes me smile.
Last summer, my toddler was playing in the garden. He wandered, well staggered, toddler style over to the slide and looked amused at something on the top.
"pider, pider" He exclaimed!
"Oh no" was my reaction inside my head - "Don't let your fear of spiders show on your face now!" I crept over to my toddler and saw what he saw - a teeny tiny beetle, not even a spider. This didn't stop him starting to sing to the creature. I was so delighted with the cuteness I joined in.
So there we were, the two of us singing away to the beetle that really should have been a spider. Incy Wincy Spider was the song of choice - of course!
Incy Wincy Spider words:
Incy Wincy Spider climbed the water spout;
Down came the rain
And washed poor Incy out;
Out came the sun
And dried up all the rain;
And Incy Wincy Spider climbed the spout again.
I suppose the morals of the tale are
1. Don't pass on your fears of spiders to your children, they see them all as cute creatures that need singing to.
2. Make sure you know all the words and actions to nursery rhymes - you never know when an impromptu session will start!
Spiders - kids just love them, but I really can't bring myself to love them too!
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