“Big Fluffy Unicorns Dancing on Rainbows” blared from the P.A. system… repeatedly. Now there’s a way to start your Friday!
Everyday starts with a song before the pledge and announcements, often times the songs are chosen by students. I hoping this one was chosen by the 3rd graders reciting the pledge, because if it was chosen by our principal, I think it may be time for spring break:)
I like beginning the school day with music- I’m often singing and/or dancing along with the songs. Occasionally, I …well…dislike….no let’s be honest- hate the song and then it kinda messes up my day. Other days, the song is one of my favorites and it makes my day. And I sing it all day long.
Today, at first I laughed out loud, but then after the 3rd or 4th time, lets just say the bloom was off the Rose. I just wanted it to end. But it reminded me of little ones and repetition. They love to watch or listen to the same thing over and over. I have read that this is for a few reasons: with each repetition kids see something new and gain a deeper understanding, kids who were read the same book over and over picked up new words and retained the meaning better than kids who were read different books (Get the Story Straight: Contextual Repetition promotes word learning from Storyboooks Published online 2011 Feb 17. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2011.00017) repeating things is comforting, familiarity makes them feel safe and knowing what to expect empowers kids. So I get it-it’s all good
But Pink Fluffy Unicorns Dancing on Rainbows 10 times over? Well you be the judge…