Creativity Corner

April 14, 2009

I Love You Rituals

Filed under: Uncategorized — fisa07 @ 6:03 pm

Dr. Becky Bailey came up with the concept of I Love You Rituals. These are our typical nursery rhymes, with positive words substituted for the negative ones that we all grew up learning. For example,

“There was an old woman, who lived in a shoe; She had so many children, she didn’t know what to do. She gave them some broth, without any bread; She whipped them all soundly, and sent them to bed.”

Is changed to this version for I Love You rituals:

“A wonderful woman lived in a shoe. She had so many children; she knew exactly what to do. She held them, she rocked them, she tucked them in bed. I love you, I love you is what she said.”

Each rhyme has hand gestures/dances to go along with them. Making eye contact with the child is especially important. These bonding moments create positive experiences for the child. Neural connections in the brain are built by making eye contact, touching and being in the moment with the child. These neural connections improve behavioral problems and allow the brain to grow and learn new things.

Parents can purchase Dr. Bailey’s book and tapes and perform these I Love You Rituals with their child/children.

Teachers can play the positive rhymes in classrooms and have the children perform the corresponding moves with a friend.

For more information visit this site.


1 Comment »

  1. I love this.. Its so true…being positive and loving makes children behave the same way.

    Comment by beachbum87 — April 14, 2009 @ 6:58 pm

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