Education

Piggy on the Railway Line – A Life-Lesson worth Learning

As we have said in one of the previous nursery rhyme articles where we reviewed another nursery rhyme, there are many different types of nursery rhymes and children’s songs. However, a lot of them only focus on being fun or interesting, making them a not-so-good option if you’re looking to help your children have fun AS WELL AS learn important lessons or something meaningful.

However, Piggy on the Railway Line definitely manages to buck the trend as a kids song and is probably one of the most important preschool songs you can teach your little one that may go as far as saving their life at some point.

A Crucial Life Lesson

If you thought we were exaggerating when we said that, think again. The poem Piggy On The Railway Line tells the story of a pig that goes near a railway line and starts picking up stone and throwing it away from the line.

Now, there may be nothing wrong with doing that, but the problem is that as a kid (pig), he shouldn’t have gone near the railway line in the first place. Heck, even an adult pig or even an adult human for that matter shouldn’t, which is what should be learned from this toddler song.

This is because this nursery rhyme later says that a train comes at an insanely fast speed and ends up knocking the kid pig over, damaging his bones in the process. The kid pig says that this isn’t fair to the driver running the train, but the driver simply replies that he doesn’t care.

This paragraph is then repeated, and perhaps rightly so, as the kids need to remember well that they should be staying at a very safe distance from dangerous places like the railway line.

This is then followed by the father pig coming to see his kid pig and tells him never to go near the railway line again. The kid pig then follows it throughout his life, and never breaks the promise he made to his father.

Your kid should probably be doing the same, and you can use this nursery rhyme as a tool to ensure that.

 

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Education

Hickory Dickory Dock – A Nursery Rhyme All About the Clock!

Well, the title pretty much says it all. Hickory Dickory Dock is probably as unique a children’s song as you will ever come across. We are not trying to say whether that’s in a good sense or not, but in a way that it’s about something that most other kids songs authors have chosen to ignore.

Yes, we are not about something most people in the world can’t live without – a timeless piece of equipment known as the clock! And that’s pretty much why it can get interesting for the kids, as they don’t often get to know about the clock.

A Unique, Interesting Preschool Song

Something that makes it even more interesting is that the story actually also talks about a mouse, besides the clock. This is something that kind of makes it a perfectly interesting nursery rhyme for the children, as a mouse is a mammal that usually never fails to interest the kids.

And while the mouse gets their attention, you can quickly use the theme of the nursery rhyme to get your little one familiar with the clock.

The Story

There’s not a story here per se, but basically a series of instances. The rhyme revolves around a mouse running up and down a clock, with the clock striking one when the mouse runs upwards.

However, then it starts running down, making the clock strike the number two, then three, four and then it goes on. Of course, this all happens very quickly, while the actual time that may have passed would likely be not more than a few minutes.

Important Takeaway

While we did say that Hickory Dickory Dock is pretty much all about getting your kids familiar with the clock, it actually manages to be a bit more than that. And that’s why we think it’s one of the better toddler songs to teach to your kids.

This is because it makes it very easy to teach your kid how to count, as the time increases by an hour every time the mouse runs down.

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Education

Humpty Dumpty – A Popular Riddle-Turned-Children’s Song!

There are probably not many people that haven’t heard of the incredibly popular nursery rhyme Humpty Dumpty. However, it’s believed that it was originally a riddle, and later converted into a nursery rhyme, which is something commonly done with riddles and proverbs that get massively popular like Humpty Dumpty.

Needless to say, its popularity has allowed Humpty Dumpty to become one of the most commonly-known children’s songs across the world. It’s actually even more popular in English-speaking countries due to it being an English song and not officially available in other languages.

The Idea

The nursery rhyme or preschool song Humpty Dumpty is based on the idea of Humpty Dumpty, which is the character this baby song refers to. He actually looks more like a hybrid of an egg and a human than anything else, but the rhyme doesn’t try to touch upon this detail.

The story is that this character named Humpty Dumpty is sitting on a wall. In the second line of the rhyme, we are told that he falls off the wall.

In the third and fourth lines, we have four men and another four men trying to help Humpty Dumpty climb up the wall again but with no success.

However, it’s to be noted that there are different versions of this kids song, and another fairly popular version has only three and another three men helping the character, instead of the four plus four in the above version.

Rise to Popularity

While Humpty Dumpty has got its popularity from many different sources, one of the most prominent among them has been the United States actor George L. Fox. He just didn’t become the character of Humpty Dumpty as an actor, but stopped just short of being an allusion.

This led to “he” as a character featuring in many well-known works of that time, including Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking-Glass in 1872.

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Business

A Well-Known Name in the Indian Media Industry

Sunday Guardian owner Kartikeya Sharma, is one of the youngest entrepreneurs in the country when it comes to the media industry and is running his company successfully while giving his competitors a run for their money.

He is quite a visionary, being an Oxford University graduate with a post-graduate degree from King’s College London. He is able to apply his high-quality education to his work quite efficiently. As a result, Kartikeya Sharma’s Sunday Guardian has become one of the fastest growing English newspapers in India in no time. He understands that a newspaper cannot function without having an online presence, so great emphasis is placed on the digitization of the newspaper as well.

He is also the owner and founder of the iTV Network, which owns the English newspaper Sunday Guardian and the Hindi newspaper Aaj Samaaj. Moreover, he is the proud owner of two successfully running TV channels, NewsX (an English language channel) and India News (a Hindi language channel). He clearly understands the importance of running channels or newspapers in both languages.

Kartikeya Sharma Sunday Guardian is part of the wider iTV Network, which is known to be one of the top media companies. Plus, the man himself is known as one of the most successful entrepreneurs in India. In fact, in 2016, Kartikeya Sharma was named as the News Television CEO of the Year for 2016 at the ENBA awards, which is an award ceremony for Indian news broadcasting.

Apart from being a full-time businessperson, his other passion remains sporting leagues. Thus, he is also the proud owner of ProSportify and owns the Pro Wrestling League, which is similar to the famous IPL (International Premier League) and includes both local Indian and international players.

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The Success of Indian Entrepreneurs Today

India is a rapidly growing country both economically and in its workforce. Many foreign countries are more than happy to outsource their work to India where the standards are improving. But some Indians aren’t content with working in a typical office job. Instead, they go away from the safety of the 9 to 5 job to pursue their passion and build their own empire. The real question is, are they successful?

Being an entrepreneur is always something that’s met with a lot of trepidation. The prospect of leaving a stable job only to venture into unknown lands is always something that’s the worth concern. In the past, most entrepreneurs have been able to make into the world of success because their immense passion and strive would carry them forward.

However these days, the success of an entrepreneur depends on much more than simply having a good idea. Even the world of entrepreneurs has started to see a fair bit of competition. To be able to attain a certain level of success, not only do you need to have an idea but you need the foresight and planning to be able to implement it in a smart way.

You can find success stories of Indian entrepreneurs that have done just that. There are stories of infamous entrepreneurs like Ritesh Agarwal building his idea into a fully-fledged business. On the other hand, you have some entrepreneurs on the rise to fame. Anand Mishra Indian entrepreneur is one of the fewer new faces working towards mainstream success.

The difference between a CEO like Ritesh Agarwal and Anand Mishra Indian entrepreneur is the stage of their success. But there’s no denying that Indian entrepreneurs are finding great success today. And this trend can only grow as more and more people get on the platform.

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