Half of Parents Today Don’t Know the Words to “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star”
Did parents stop singing lullabies to their kids 30 years ago? Because a new poll found a lot of young parents today don’t know them well enough to sing to their own kids . . .
A poll of 2,000 Millennial parents found only 55% know all the words to “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” . . . 53% know “Baa Baa Black Sheep” . . . 51% know “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” . . . and just 43% know “Rock-a-Bye Baby”.
Here are the first lines from each song. See if you know the NEXT line.
1. “Twinkle, twinkle little star, how I wonder what you are” (“Up above the world so high, like a diamond in the sky”)
2. “Baa baa black sheep, have you any wool?” (“Yes sir, yes sir, three bags full”)
3. “Row, row, row your boat gently down the stream” (“Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, life is but a dream.”) (That’s literally the whole song.)
4. “Rock-a-bye baby on the tree top / When the wind blows the cradle will rock” (“When the bough breaks, the cradle will fall / And down will come baby, cradle and all”)