Pop Songs Replacing Children’s Nursery Rhymes

Kent Shaffer —  July 12, 2007

One thing I learned very quickly while teaching preschoolers at my church was that the cultural appetite of today’s preschoolers is much more mature than that of a preschooler two decades ago.

MyVoice Research of the United Kingdom surveyed parents of small children and discovered:

  • 44% said they were singing pop songs and TV theme tunes instead of nursery rhymes
  • 40% cannot recite a single nursery rhyme all the way through

If young children are raised on pop songs intended for teenagers, what will they be listening to as they begin to grow older and look for something that is edgier, cooler, and more impressive?

[via Ananova & Ypulse]

Kent Shaffer

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I live in an RV with my wife and 2 kids and work with OpenChurch.com to help Christians collaborate and build a global Church library of free, open content.

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