The joy of nursery rhymes: Twinkle, twinkle little bat

I am over at Writing to be Read with a post about The joy of nursery rhymes, their benefits to small children and some of my favourites. I read recently that reading nursery rhymes and rhyming verse poems as an adult can help prevent dementia which I thought was quite interesting. Thank you, Kaye Lynne Booth, for hosting me.

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“Twinkle, twinkle, little star
How I wonder what you are
Up above the world so high
Like a diamond in the sky
Twinkle, twinkle little star
How I wonder what you are”

Do you remember the words of this nursery rhyme? It has always been one of my favourites and the first one I remember hearing as a child. There was something about it that captured my imagination. Today, the words of this nursery rhyme are imprinted on my brain and remind me of the Blue Fairy in Pinocchio, one of my favourite childhood books.

When I was 9 years old, Alice in Wonderland was my favourite book [it still is a favourite and I have a number of different copies of it]. The words of Lewis Carroll’s adaption of Twinkle twinkle little star stayed with me and is still the version I think of first.

TWINKLE TWINKLE LITTLE BAT: A Singable Poem with Pictures and a Play on a  Classic | Film alice in wonderland, Parody songs, Alice in wonderland

I had difficult babies…

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24 thoughts on “The joy of nursery rhymes: Twinkle, twinkle little bat

  1. Thank you so much for this lovely post, Robbie reminded me of nursery rhymes which I loved as a child then when we had the cassettes, my children would eat their food once they were shown on the cassette recorder and today am singing with my grandson. They sure have a jingle to them and are ever fresh and beautiful to rhyme. A new version of Twinkle, Twinkle little star was quite hilarious.

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  2. I had never heard that Roald Dahl poem, but it certainly captured my sentiments about television. One of my grandkids is an avid reader. The other is more of a builder and explorer. Neither watches much tv since their parents have never used it to keep them occupied.

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    1. Certain behaviours are certainly taught and children do copy their parents. My sons both read, one more than the other and Michael also loves to build. He drags out our huge lego box and builds for hours. I am sure you do know this song as it is from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. It is the one the Oompa Loompas sing about Mike TeeVee when he shrinks.

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