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Thread #129978   Message #2921217
Posted By: Mo the caller
05-Jun-10 - 09:30 AM
Thread Name: Childrens singing games
Subject: Childrens singing games
In these days of paid childrens entertainers do children still play singing games like 'Ring-a-Roses' and 'Oranges and Lemons' at children's parties?

In the late 40s we did, also games like Postman's Knock that involved kissing, but by the time we might have wanted to take someone outside the door and kiss them we were too old for such childish games.

I'd like to build a picture of the playing of singing games in different decades so can you tell me when you played them and how old you were please.

In London in the late 1940s the under 10s (my memory isn't quite clear how young, but there would have been a mixed age bunch of cousins) were organised into playing them at parties