Nursery Rhymes

How Nursery Rhymes Took Over My Life

Oli Reed | Posted 12.08.2016 | UK Parents
Oli Reed

One day, hopefully many decades from now, I can picture myself rocking manically in an old folks' home (or mental asylum), still haunted by the sinking realisation that the the Wheels On The Bus may never stop going round and round. Or that the Grand Old Duke of York will never stop marching his troops to the top of the hill. Or that I will be Row, Row, Rowing My Boat gently down the stream until i'm clinically insane.

The Utterly Horrific Stories Behind 8 Nursery Rhymes You Sang As A Kid

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 12.01.2016 | UK

Nursery Rhymes - bit of innocent fun to entertain the little ones on a rainy day, right? Wrong. Those seemingly-innocuous verses that every chil...

The Wrongness of Winklepickers

Arabella Noortman | Posted 21.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Arabella Noortman

I was on the tube the other day, and since I find the proximity of my face to the faces of strangers a rather undesirable experience, I had my gaze directed firmly to the floor. It was then that I observed a pair of shoes that I found both alarmingly ugly, and, quite frankly, unsettling. These shoes, I believe, go by the name of 'winkle pickers'.

Why Your Children Won't Go to Bed

Trevor Holland | Posted 10.04.2014 | UK Comedy
Trevor Holland

I know many parents and one of their most common complaints is that they struggle to get their children to go to bed. Apparently, it's a constant power struggle, in which the parent is rarely the victor.

Schools Easter Concert Removes 'Black' From Favourite Nursery Rhyme

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 11.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Parents were left confused and angry the word "black" was replaced by "little" in the traditional nursery rhyme Baa Baa Black Sheep during an Easter c...

Toddlers Banned From Performing Actions To Twinkle Twinkle So Not To Offend Deaf

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.02.2012 | UK Comedy

Toddlers in North Yorkshire have been banned from performing actions to the nursery rhyme Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, in case it offends deaf people....