This is how we start our school day; with a folk song. I have great memories of singing these songs with my family growing up and am really happy to now share that joy with the next generation. Of course, they are a really important part of our cultural heritage, too, and deepen our understanding of history.
We use this book and keep a copy in the car to help us to enjoy long journeys. We discovered a new one 'The Keeper' on the way home from a birthday party yesterday (with happily tired children and all smelling of wood-smoke!).