Podcast 20: Time


  • SONG: Everybody Sing With Me
  • SONG: Grandfather Clock
  • STORY: Flora Has To Wait
  • SONG: Hickory, Dickory Dock

A grandfather clock features in a song in this podcast. Long ago when grandfather clocks were very popular, they would stand in the hall of a big house and would usually be made of wood. The face of the clock would be glass so that you could see the numbers, and there would often be a glass panel showing the pendulum moving from side to side, making the tick tock sound. Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock goes the grandfather clock. You can sing these words in the song which has different times for different meals, like breakfast and lunch. It is a very simple song where you can easily put in new times and new activities. I love songs where you can create your own verses.

Our story is about Flora (who we meet in other stories) waiting for her Aunt to visit. Flora has not seen her for a long time and is a little anxious. Will she recognize her aunt? Will her aunt know who she is? Sometimes, what we think of as a short amount of time seems like FOR EVER to youngsters.

The last song is the well-known nursery rhyme Hickory Dickory Dock. We have changed the rhyme a little, so that you can sing times other than one o’clock, and I have inserted chimes in the song so that you can practice counting along with the chimes. When you sing this nursery rhyme on your own, you can choose the time and add your own chimes – or tap sticks together. Get creative friends!

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