Children's Singing Games (Classic Reprint)

Children's Singing Games (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Children's Singing Games These singing games have been preserved by oral tradition over such a long period Of time that they must contain something which is peculiarly attractive to Children. Their value has not, perhaps, always been appreciated by adults, although Of recent years many educationists have testified to the worth of the singing game as a factor in the education Of the young. Under the guise Of amusement, of a kind that children dearly love, these games bring into play many of those mental and physical activities which it is the especial function of education to develop. They stimulate the dramatic and mimetic faculties, feed the imagination, exercise the voice and limbs, teach discipline and restraint, and inculcate lessons in courtesy and good manners. In the early stages of musical education they are especially helpful. Distinct utterance of the words is imperative - otherwise the singing game is simply meaningless - and Clear enunciation is the basis of all good singing. Rhythm, too, can be most easily taught when, as in these singing games, tune is closely associated with physical movement. The unpretentious little melodies, moreover, are pure and wholesome and serve their purpose with a simple directness which is most convincing, while they are, of course, well adapted to the needs of immature voices. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 204g
  • Forgotten Books
  • English
  • 33 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0332039250
  • 9780332039251