Nursery rhymes, with a slight Scottish accent

I like to sing to my kids at bedtime sometimes. It can be helpful when travelling to new places, or when one of them isn't settling for some reason, or heck, sometimes I just enjoy doing it.

But there are times that I have a sore throat, or just don't have the energy, so last night I recorded myself singing a few tunes to my little two-year-old daughter as she was snuggling down into her bed ready to go to sleep.

So if you're tired and need something to soothe your wee one, or if you don't like singing, or if you just think the novelty of hearing some familiar refrains sung by a Scottish mum - I do sing in that pseudo-American accent we all adopt when we sing but sometimes you can catch a sense of a Celtic lilt, I like to think - then here are three familiar favourites for you to play. There's no video to distract anyone (and it saved me having to find some cheesy pictures to display!), and each one only runs for less than a minute.

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star

Ride A Cock Horse To Banbury Cross

Hey Diddle Diddle

I hope you enjoyed this short post. If you have any suggestions for future helpful articles I could write based on having spent the best part of a year travelling with two toddlers (or indeed, any other song requests, ha ha!) please leave me a comment below or feel free to shoot me a note on


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