06 March 2014

Little Piggies for TCKs

Does your little TCK ever mix up cultures?

Well, mine do. So sometimes I'll change nursery rhymes to help them keep things correctly categorized. Move their toes along with my kids' and add stanzas that fit into your multicultural lives.


This Little Piggie Goes Around the World

This little piggie went to Hawaii
This little piggie stayed home
This little piggie had kalua pig with rice
This little piggie had none
And this little piggie when weeeweeewee all the way home

This little piggie went to Korea
This little piggie stayed home
This little piggie had kimbap
This little piggie had none
And this little piggie when weeeweeewee all the way home

This little piggie went to Thailand
This little piggie stayed home
This little piggie had thom kha gai
This little piggie had none
And this little piggie when weeeweeewee all the way home

This little piggie went to Texas
This little piggie stayed home
This little piggie had waffle fries and sweet iced tea
This little piggie had none
And this little piggie when weeeweeewee all the way home

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And here's a familiar tune that can carry any information easily:
("Here we go round the Mulberry Bush")

This Is the Way to Greet Each Other . . . All Around the World

This is the way we say "howzit," say "howzit," say "howzit"
This is the way we say "howzit,"
When we are in Hawaii


This is the way we wai with our hands, wai with our hands, wai with our hands,
This is the way we wai with our hands,
When we are in Thailand.

This is the way we bow to our elders, bow to our elders, bow to our elders,
This is the way we bow to our elders,
When we are in Korea.
PC

This is the way we say "howdy," say "howdy," say "howdy,"
This is the way we say "howdy,"
When we are in Texas.


Have fun!






Do you have nursery rhymes that help your children learn about culture? Will you share them with us?

4 comments:

  1. What a great idea! Songs stick with kids, so I'm sure this is very helpful for them. And so creative.

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    1. I totally agree that songs help kids remember!

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  2. Malia, those rhymes are adorable! Thank you for sharing them with us!

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    1. Thanks! And you're welcome! ^.^

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