A Spoonful of Sugar and a Giveaway!

Well, the highlight of my day was rather unusual, but quite joyful as well.  Recently I discovered that the little boy I teach has not heard very many of the fairy tales or stories that I would consider "classics" from my childhood.  Stories like The Little Red Hen, Hansel and Gretel, The Gingerbread Man, Jack and the Beanstalk, The Ugly Duckling, etc.  So we check them out at the library and he loves to listen to them online.  Today we watched a 10 minute version of The Velveteen Rabbit online and it was so sweet.  I love that story!  It was fun to watch it with him.

The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams

Later in the day we were discussing poetry and how many syllables are in different words.  To practice, he wanted to play a game to see who could think of the word with the most syllables while we clapped out the beat.  Please tell me you know what I pulled out of my pocket!  Yes, the classic, "supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!"  And he had never heard of it!!  Well say no more.  It took me two seconds to pull up a few YouTube clips of Mary Poppins and we just had ourselves a delightful time singing along, smiling from ear to ear.  So I thought I'd take this opportunity to remind you to make sure your children, students, nieces or nephews get to experience some of the simple joys of our childhoods.  Move over Toy Story!  Today "A Spoonful of Sugar" definitely helped the homeschooling go down!  Here are a few clips to accompany you and your family's sing-a-long at home tonight:

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April said...

Never heard of Mary Poppins? crazy! Thanks for visiting and following my blog! Yours is so upbeat and encouraging!

Venessa said...

I must make a small confession. While I have heard of Mary Poppins, I have actually never seen it! Dont know why, just never have!