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    What a great way to teach children and families the importance of minimising illness

    Mrs B

    Cute Little Poems Regarding Sick Children

    Mary had a little lamb,

    She also had the flu.

    And when she left her daycare,

    The others had it too.

    So anytime your child is sick,

    Please keep her home with you.

    Then the children in our daycare

    Will be happier and healthier too!


    Revised Version:

    Mary had a little cold,

    But wouldn’t stay at home.

    And everywhere that Mary went

    The cold was sure to roam.

    It wandered into Molly’s eyes

    And filled them full of tears.

    It jumped from there to Bobby’s nose

    And thence to Jimmy’s ears.

    It painted Annie’s throat bright red

    And swelled poor Johnny’s head,

    Dora had a fever

    And a cough put Jack to bed.

    The moral of this little tale,

    Is very quickly said-

    Mary could have saved a lot of pain

    With just one day in bed!


5 Responses to Teaching children about illness the fun way …

  • Wendy wrote on August 15, 2012 at 7:49 // Reply

    OMG that is awesome!!
    I might just add that to my next newsletter!!

  • Sue Maundet wrote on August 15, 2012 at 4:16 // Reply

    Great rhyme !!! Lots of illness in the services at present!

  • Jane Kennedy wrote on August 15, 2012 at 4:42 // Reply

    That is awesome! I want to learn it off by heart straight away..children will love this! Rhymes…we need to teach children more of them..language development is greatly enhanced and enriched by the teaching of all sorts of rhymes.Research has shown that the teaching of rhymes to children helps with their language and speech development. The teaching of rhymes has been used effectively with children in highly disadvantaged areas, to promote their speech and language abilities. It often promotes humour too..and everyone needs a sense of humour for survival!! Ask Mrs. B:)

    • Mrs B wrote on August 16, 2012 at 6:25 // Reply

      Miss J, you are an amazing teacher – thank you
      Mrs B

  • Jaye wrote on August 21, 2012 at 5:12 // Reply

    haha Love it!


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