27 June 2022

Sharing

Last week I shared one of Little Phoebe's favourite YouTube videos with you - "Wiggly Woo". In the feedback, I was pointed to other videos I might introduce to her. Thanks to Ms Moon in Florida, supported by Mrs Barlow in South Carolina, for suggesting "The Duck Song", sometimes known as "Got any grapes?"

Somehow this video passed me by when it went viral a few years ago - amassing over 250 million views. It's very charming and I aim to share it with Phoebe on Wednesday of this week.

I would also like to thank Andrew in Melbourne, Australia for pointing me in the direction of a little cartoon donkey called Trotro. Again I had never heard of him but now I have watched four of his simple cartoon tales. Again - most endearing and just right for a little girl who is getting cleverer and more worldly-wise with each passing day. She will be watching Trotro on Wednesday too.

Ellen D in Illinois requested a blogpost that might cheer her up. I guess we all need cheery things these days in the light of all the bad stuff that has been happening and our shared anxieties about the future. So why not take time out to enjoy both "The Duck Song" and Trotro. Apologies to any deaf visitors.

"The Duck Song":-

Trotro (you might just want to watch the first example):-

25 comments:

  1. And don't forget "There was a crooked man" That's from our time!

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    1. Crooked man? I thought that was the horrible American chap who lived in The White House. Bizarrely he called his presidential opponent "Crooked" Hillary! That's like the pot calling the kettle black.

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    2. Red means this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQ60bgTqgQ4

      Although there's a reference to a sixpence, which is British, so I suspect you knew that :)

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    3. Ah.. they do look cute. Trotro even has subtitles !

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    4. Red is a difficult man to wind up Jenny so I have to be cunning.
      Glad you found the subtitles JayCee.

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  2. It's quite some time since I've seen Trotro. Brings it all back.

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    1. He is certainly a cute little donkey and the creators clearly know a lot about little children operate.

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  3. I used to watch Rolie Polie Olie

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    1. I must check that out. Never heard of him or her or it.

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  4. There was a crooked man who walked a crooked mile.. I don't remember the rest but there was a crooked gate and a crooked house I believe. Loved the cartoon clips :)

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    1. There was a crooked man, and he walked a crooked mile,
      He found a crooked sixpence against a crooked stile;
      He bought a crooked cat which caught a crooked mouse,
      And they all lived together in a little crooked house.
      And the crooked man was called Red!

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  5. I love The Duck Song, watched it many times with the grandkids. Have you tried Badanamu at all, they have lots of little videos for kids, we especially like Cute Little Puppies!

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    1. Thanks Jo. I will take a look at Badanamu.

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  6. Ooh boy. The fun we can have with our grandchildren! Glad you liked The Duck Song. It still makes me laugh.

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    1. There a Duck Song 2, 3, 4 etc.. Also good to watch but not quite as good as the first one.

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  7. The Got Any Grapes? song gets stuck in my head easily. "...and he waddled away, waddle waddle....and he waddled away, waddle waddle..." :)

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    1. England once had a famous footballer called Chris Waddle. As it happens, he lives in Sheffield.

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  8. https://www.youtube.com/shorts/ORG1r-RYf8k

    I would recommend Pocoyo.

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  9. I would recommend "The Adventures of Pip" for when Phoebe gets a bit older.

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    1. Thankless Graham. I will try to remember that.

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  10. Thanks, Neil! That did make me smile!

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  11. I will always be partial to Bugs Bunny!

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    1. I assume you are not thinking of rabbit stew.

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