NURSERY RHYMES & SONGS FIT OR UNFIT FOR CHILDREN
There are nursery rhymes that leave negative thoughts and imagery that make me consider them unfit for children, for example, Rock-a-bye Baby on the treetop, Jack and Jill, Humpty Dumpty, London Bridge. And, then, there are those which reflect actual events in history with meanings or symbolisms that make them more fit for adults than children. For example, Mary Mary Quite Contrary - Mary actually alludes to Mary Tudor or Bloody Mary; the silver bells and cockleshells were instruments of torture; the maids were a device to behead people. We may not agree about what is fit or unfit for children - I think agreeing is less important than actually giving this matter some thought or study. Care to join this challenge? Read challenge requirements carefully. If you're a parent, grandparent or teacher - you're specially invited. This challenge is only open to people 21 years old and above.
1) Make an ALBUM consisting of two pages:
a) Page 1 - a nursery rhyme or song you will NOT RECOMMEND for children. The layout should visibly show the phrase NOT RECOMMENDED.
b) Page 2 - a nursery rhyme or song you will RECOMMEND for children. The layout should visibly show the words RECOMMENDED.
2) Page 1 should contain a JOURNAL about why you're not recommending it - it could be because of its imagery or hidden meaning, history or origin.
3) Page 2 should contain a recommended rhyme or song with NUMBERS, e.g. 3 Little Pigs, 10 Little Indians; 1, 2 tie my shoe, etc.
4) Post only the first page of the album. You may submit up to 5 albums but can win only once.
5) Please fill up the credits section and vote for other scraps aside from your own.
Challenge Starts: Friday, May 01, 2009 12:00 AM EST
Challenge Ends: Thursday, May 07, 2009 11:00 PM EST
Maximum Scrapbooks per Member: 5
All members can vote in this challenge.
(Vote totals will be viewable after voting ends.)
Vote Starts: Tuesday, May 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST
Vote Ends: Thursday, May 07, 2009 12:00 AM EST
This challenge is completed.