Marchie Marchie Marchie Wheeeee!

I love the way Lily’s language is evolving. She amazes me every single day.

It’s so hard to imagine that less then 11 months ago she had never heard English before.

How incredibly adaptable children are.

A lot of my memories of childhood are tied up in word games and songs my mum sang with me as a child.

Even now after all these years, I feel safe and loved when I hear the song ‘Catch a Falling Star’ by Perry Como or when I hear ‘Sing’ by the Carpenters.

I am determined to continue this tradition with Lily. Music is so much a part of our psyche. It triggers the memory part of our brain, and even stimulates our body to release good endorphins.

The words games and sing song rhymes you learn as a child help with counting and to introduce new words to your vocabulary.

One of Lily’s favourite word games at the most is ‘This Little Piggy goes to Market’ she loves having it done to her and loves doing it to others. It’s the cutest thing as she still does not know all the words so she just makes it up.

Most of the time it just comes out as Marchie Marchie Marchie Wheeeee!’

She grabs one of your fingers and says ‘markie’ then grabs another finger and says ‘markie’ then the last and third finger ‘Marchie’ then she wriggles her hand up your arm yelling ‘wheeee! So cute!

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. albyg
    Apr 28, 2008 @ 10:55:29

    don’t forget her version or “Ring-a-rosie”…
    “…tissh, tissh, DOWNNNN” 🙂

    Reply

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