Songs for transition times and daily chores in ECE.

There are infernally boring tidy-up songs, and then there are just the commands and then there are some nice ones which actually soothe the singer while chivvying others along. this is quite a nice song that I learned once.

Clean Up Time

Tick-tock goes the clock
What does it have to say?
Time for us to pick up our toys
and put them all away

https://blog.bellalunatoys.com/2014/waldorf-verses-songs-for-children.html. The video shows you the tune it is sung to.

She also has a song for folding the washing which would be great to follow onto my one… once they are old hands!! so to speak.

Folding Laundry

Corner to corner
Meet and greet
Fold our cloth so nice and neat!

….and here is my much more long winded version but which could be made fun? Folding washing

Check it out, it is sung to the tune of London Bridge is falling down.

I once wrote a hand washing one, because basically the ‘wet and forget’ strategy of 90% of children is simply, as I read with horror once, and primarily making ‘super highways for germs’. Better not to wash at all frankly!!