Category Archives: Education

20Feb/18
Chubby Cheeks

An In-Depth Look into Children Songs like Chubby Cheeks

We know. The title might sound a bit silly. After all, you may have never seen children songs anything more than what they really seem to be, which is, just children songs.

However, there’s actually more to them than you may think.

They are a part of the process of your kid’s pre-schooling or initial mental development. If the poem makes sense to them, it may help them better understand the more important, more complex things they are going to learn in the next few years of their life.

Chubby Cheeks – What makes it different?

Chubby Cheeks isn’t one of those typical kids songs that’s one-size-fits-all. As you can probably tell, it’s a little ‘girlish’ song, and only the girl kids may be able to find it relevant to them.

Some people also wonder whether the song is a ‘mother-daughter’ thing or something like that, but honestly there doesn’t seem to be any specific answer to that. Although you can tell that it’s dedicated to a girl kid, ‘who’ dedicates it to her is far from obvious from the lyrics of the song.

But something that’s clearly evident is that the poem is all about praising the kid’s beauty, which she seems to be enjoying. This is because at the end, we hear her saying “Yes, yes, yes,” and the lyrics and the rhyming don’t fail to reflect the enthusiasm in those last three words.

Not as popular as some other children songs

While Chubby Cheeks is still very popular in schools across the world, it’s not AS popular as some of the other songs that are more generic like Rain Rain Go Away. One of the reasons for this may be that the song is a little girlish and not as relevant to boys as it is to girls.

Secondly, there’s also not much information at all about when it was written, the author and other such important details.

24Jan/18
Five Little Ducks

Five Little Ducks – Not Just Another Children’s Song

Five Little Ducks is perhaps one of the most creative kids’ songs ever made. It’s not as wildly popular as some of the other children songs, but that hasn’t prevented it from being one of the favorite children’s songs for parents to introduce their kid to subtraction while also letting them have a lot of fun.

The Story

Similarly, unlike many of the other preschool songs, Five Little Ducks isn’t a bunch of random lines of lyrics that have a perfect rhyming. It has a perfect meaning, and may even get your little one curious.

Don’t worry though, in the end it will only be pure fun and also some encourage to get familiar with subtraction, which is obviously something that may help them once their academic life starts.

The story is basically that the five little ducks in question go on a short and fun journey. However, on returning, they find one of them is missing. This happens day after day, every day.

But don’t let that trick you into thinking something goes wrong with the cute little ducklings; they are all fine. The story has a happy ending, and it sure may have a happy ending for your little one too as they may get to learn about subtraction, one of the most important elements of mathematics, a subject they will be learning as soon as they start their academic activities.

Different Versions

Although Five Little Ducks hasn’t attracted a lot of international fame, it sure has people genuinely working on it to get more and more out of the creativity the lyrics boast of.

While the first video version was released in the year 1996, it was also accompanied by an instrumental version. Then, in 2006, another version hit the children’s songs world, followed up by a 2013 version.

18Jan/18
Ringa Ringa Roses

Ringa Ringa Roses – One of the Oldest Children Songs

There seem to be a ton of children songs out there but a few of the oldest ones are the most popular ones. This is especially true when it comes to a song like Ringa Ringa Roses, as it’s probably still the first song a kid learns when they get into school.

Now, although it’s often confused with one of the most popular kids songs, it’s more of a nursery rhyme than a song. Not that we are trying to get too technical here, but maybe you’d be interested in knowing what exactly it is, irrespective of what it may generally be termed as.

Birth of Ringa Ringa Roses

The first time this song was introduced to the world was in 1881. However, many believe there was another version of this song released as back as in the 1790s, along with some other similar rhymes. These songs, or rather earlier versions of the song in question, were originally believed to be from Europe.

Other Languages

This song has also been translated to many other languages, thanks to its huge popularity. Some of the different languages it has been translated in include:

  • German
  • Swedish
  • In Netherlands the version of this song is called “Gira, gira rosa” with their main official language being Dutch
  • European languages
  • Croatian, Serbian and Bosnian languages

The bottom line is, this is probably a song that most children throughout the world know about. Most children, irrespective of their country of residence, learn it as their first poem, nursery rhyme or a song, whatever you would like to call it.

Meaning

Finally, as far as the meaning of this song is concerned, not much is known about it. There were some people that tried to explain its meaning, but it was only believed to be speculation than something reliable.