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The Power of Poetry and Song

The power of poetry and song is amazing. As an adult I take in music and its lyrics and there’s such a pay off. The power from a song or a poem is profound.

I was playing Bob Marley and then Roddy Woomble one morning and my daughters rhythm changed between the artists and even between the songs. I wasn’t so much surprised, rather reminded how I could use this. Once you acknowledge we stimulate our emotions in the direction we want them to go, by what we view or listen to and poems and songs can be a big part of this, then I believe we can use this to our advantage.

I still remember rhymes like ‘The Grand Old Duke of York’ because of the rhythm and other songs because of the rhyme and who doesn’t remember how to sing ABC?

So I began to change the mood with songs when I needed to. This one I use when I do up her straps in her high chair and car seat.

(To the tune of Frère Jacques)

Do your straps up
Do your straps up
Keep you safe
Keep you safe
Nothing matters more
Nothing matters more
Than our Grace

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