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Thread #63097   Message #2386228
Posted By: Azizi
10-Jul-08 - 10:10 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: Do kids still do clapping rhymes?
Subject: RE: Folklore: Do kids still do clapping rhymes?
Hello, KLC!

Thanks for posting those examples. And thanks for including the information about where you live.

Have you considered joining this group? Membership is free and it's easy to join.. Just click on Membership at the top of the page on the right, and follow the easy instructions that come up,

As a member, you can receive private messages. For instance, I'm writing a book on children's rhymes, and would love to ask you more questions about these rhymes.

Even if you don't join Mudcat, please post more. Also, for the sake of reseach and documenting more information about these rhymes, would you please write back and tell how the rhymes you already have shared are performed {I think they're handclap rhymes, is that right?}. And please let us know what you think is the age of most people who do these rhymes.

Two more things, KLC, in your experience, are these rhymes performed by girls {and boys?} and which race or races, ethnic groups have you seen perform them {such as African Americans, Latinos, Whites, Asians}?

Thanks, again!

I hope you do considering joining. Mudcat has a lot of threads {pages of discussions} about many kinds of children's rhymes and we need more people to share and discuss them, especially more younger people. [You can click on one title at a time that is listed up above these messages to visit another discussion]

If you are under 18 years old, perhaps you should ask your parents/guardians about joining this group.

Best wishes,

Ms. Azizi