Friday, June 11, 2010

Ring Around a Rosie


Today's picture was taken in 1941, and shows a group of children playing Ring Around a Rosie. The picture was taken in Chicago, Illinois. We played this game when I was a child, but don't know if kids even know about it anymore.

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  1. PJ, I very much enjoyed this week's theme. Many factors dictate that today's play time is very different from what it used to be only a generation ago ...

    I have a 4yro and I'm building him a tree-house on the weekends; I always try to find a way to get him involved, by putting a screw on a stud and having him tighten it, or aking him to hand me the tools, etc. I think we all need to try to make sure our kids get at least some time away from game consoles and TVs and into the outside, in the sunlight :)

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  2. PJ, I very much enjoyed this week's theme. Many factors dictate that today's play time is very different from what it used to be only a generation ago ...

    I have a 4yro and I'm building him a tree-house on the weekends; I always try to find a way to get him involved, by putting a screw on a stud and having him tighten it, or aking him to hand me the tools, etc. I think we all need to try to make sure our kids get at least some time away from game consoles and TVs and into the outside, in the sunlight :)

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  3. My 2 great grand daughters (3&5) sing the song all the time. They sing a second verse that I had never heard before. Something about "Cows in the Meadow".

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  4. sorry for the duplicate: captcha failed and I was asked to re-enter the word; ended-up with two posts :S

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  5. Here is wikipedia take on the song.
    Very interesting.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ring_a_Ring_o'_Roses

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  6. Grandma and I recently went to our 6 Year grand daughters Kindergarden school to have Lunch with her , and when a grandma and Grandpa show up for school you suddenly become all the kids Grandma and Grandpa, and yes we all played a rousing game of Ring Around the Posey at play time. So the answer is yes they still play it.

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  7. Yep, they do still play it. Just heard my 6 year old granddaughter singing Ring Around the Rosie the other day.
    There is hope, PJM!

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  8. Thanks for the trip (way) down memory lane, PJM. I hadn't thought about this game in years. I'm glad to hear kids are still playing it.

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  9. Yes, some kids still play that. And just to tie in with this week's theme, all week my 3 girls have been playing with paper dolls. Anyone remember those?

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