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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Songwriting Nine Year Olds

We were adding the Tiny Tim the Turtle song to our Tt week in MFW Kindergarten yesterday and my oldest added her own extra verse. You know the song... :

I had a little turtle.
His name was Tiny Tim.
I put him in the bathtub
to see if he could swim.
He drank up all the water.
He ate up all the soap.
He tried to eat the bathtub,
but it wouldn't go down his throat.
(Savannah added this verse:)
So, I put him in his tank
and let him swim around.
He tried to eat a palm tree
and everything around!
Cute! How amazing it is that a year ago she was just starting to tell and actually get jokes and three months ago she could not add to a song or even comprehend why you would want to. She would look at my us kind of weird when we would make up some crazy song... now she is doing it. Keep in mind this is the child that did not even like music when we began homeschooling and now she is writing her own. Part of it can be attributed to homeschooling at her confidence in her own abilities and part of it is a coming of age thing. I have noticed that around eight it is like some kind of magical thing happens and they are suddenly aware of things they never were aware of before. It fascinates me! And now my little baby girl is NINE YEARS OLD! She just turned nine last week.... and there is a part of me that knows that that baby time is gone and there is just no going back there now... there are only the memories and the most profound realization that the future with her is something that I have to be very aware of how I am molding her for her life's journey.


  1. So true, about our girls getting older. It is an awesome thing to think WE are the molders at this young age. And we have a powerful influence on their furtue. MUCH more than our parents had!

  2. That is wonderful! I do love when they get creative and things start to connect.

  3. My oldest is nine too. It is a great age! Your daughter sounds very creative!

  4. Children a more creative than what we initially think them to be. My son is 3 years and 5 months but when he sings some rhymes is very pleasing that he would sing a song. If you are looking to be creative with song writing in any from I think you will like to read seven steps to songwriting success, it should be fun actually.


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