Some song refrains to use with kids, hopefully less grating than the ones in Daniel Tiger

  • For crossing the road “I wanna hold your hand” (Beatles)
  • For stupid tantrums when I say no to treats “You can’t always get what you want” (Rolling Stones)
  • For when they need to wait for something “All you need is just a little patience” (Guns n Roses)
  • For when they need to stop doing something “Stop right there, thank you very much” (Spice Girls)
  • For when they are doing the stuff that makes you want to shout “Welllllllllll you know you make me want to shout…” (Otis Day and the Knights)
  • Also for when they are doing destructive stuff “R.E.S.P.E.C.T” (Aretha Franklin)
  • When they’re upset about something “Sometimes in our lives, we all have pain, we all have trouble…” (Bill Withers)
  • For pretty much every occasion “It’s been a hard days night…” (The Beatles)
  • For when they’re dawdling “C’mon, c’mon” (The Von Bondies)
  • For when they’re being contrary about everything “He’s a rebel” (The Crystals)
  • For when they fall over “Tumbthumping” (Chumbawamba)
  • For when you’re struggling with negotiating something “We can Work it Out” (The Beatles)

The proportion of Beatles songs reflects my Nana’s undying love for the Beatles.

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