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End of the lullaby?

David Kirkham
David Kirkham (21 posts) Former Principal, NAIS Manila View Profile

As a father of young children, I was quite saddened to read this article recently published in the Daily Telegraph Education section December 2018 written by Camilla Turner. 


Singing to children is just as important as reading to them.

The musical three R’s of rhythm, rhyming and repetition are crucial to a child’s mental and emotional development.

 And, by participating in the shared activity of singing, parents are strengthening the bonds between parent and child. Laura Jane-Foley, Soprano Singer and Ambassador for the Lullaby Trust

As a busy father of two young children, the time spent with them is so important to me. Having the opportunity to sing and play with them gives me the chance to experience life through their eyes .

For them everything is new, everything is exciting and everything is enjoyable. I may not be the best singer in the world but a few minutes singing with my children is worth more than anything and always brings a smile to everyone involved.