POTTSTOWN PA – Is there anything more difficult than keeping young children happy, satisfied and, dare we say it? – quiet – while traveling on a family vacation?
No, we couldn’t think of something tougher, either.
That said, the bloggers of the Pottstown Early Action for Kindergarten Readiness (PEAK) program in the Pottstown (PA) School District may have come up with an entertaining idea that can occupy 10 or so minutes of a parent’s time, and if nothing else put smiles on their toddlers’ faces.
Monday’s (July 23, 2012) PEAK Blog post suggests using well-known children’s tunes like “I’m A Little Teapot” and “Where Is Thumbkin” to sing about a subject their songwriters never intended to address: bubbles.
Bubbles float (although having them bob around a moving vehicle probably isn’t safe or wise). Bubbles shimmer. Bubbles can be counted. Bubbles pop, and when they do, they tickle. For all those reasons bubbles are worth singing about, PEAK staffers figure, so they created five bubble songs.
They’re probably good for about 2 minutes each, or 10 minutes total. How you keep the kids occupied beyond that is, well, beyond us.
- Read a story by author Mary, titled “Singing About Bubbles” and published Monday at The PEAK Blog, here.