We were singing our heads off in the car today, so much so that my husband ended up coming off the motorway at the wrong junction and had to do a u-ey to get us back on track!! We were singing and all doing the actions and for that one moment in time I felt a real sense of togetherness with my family that we rarely share in our fast paced lives. It made me realise that we should sing more, but no don’t worry I haven’t got any ideas of turning us into the next Osmonds (!!!) , perhaps we just need to add a few more songs to our repertoire because when I think about it, I only really know a handful of tunes and even then I might only know the first verse and chorus but not the whole thing. Songs like the Teddy Bears’ picnic, Do-re-mi, She’ll be coming round the mountain. All these songs I think I know the words to, but when I get going I soon realise I don’t!!!!! So here we go ‘This Old Man’ and others, I’m going to learn your verses once and for all !
P.S. I love this page on why singing is so important for children