there was a crooked man

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lots of these old nursery rhymes are still with us after, like, centuries! They can still be fun, even if we don't know what the heck a stile is. (It's a ladder/platform thingie that helps one over a hedgerow, by the way.) Rhymes help us more readily understand the meanings of sentences (because we can anticipate the coming rhyming word). Children eventually pick up the sound-alikeness of some words and preschoolers discover that they can substitute other rhyming words. Rhyming is a simple game with a easy-to-grasp (for a preschooler) rule.

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There was a crooked man
Who walked a crooked mile.
He found a crooked sixpence
Upon a crooked stile.
He had a crooked cat
That chased a crooked mouse,
And they all live together
In a little crooked house.

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from songs i like to sing with you, released March 23, 2014

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mark adamczyk Lake Bluff, Illinois

I've been singing songs and enjoying music with families, professionally, for more than a decade. I'm not so much a performer (I save that for my "grownup" music in the evenings) as I am a facilitator, encouraging and enabling people to sing and make music on their own. Listening to somebody else sing a song is fine, but singing on your own and with your family can be much more fulfilling and fun! ... more

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