Saturday, 16 June 2012

Best Friends Forever

At school the children and I regularly sing together a mixture of some of my old time favourites and my own original songs.

About 8 years ago I wrote a song about friendship that was in my thinking about relationships between adults. Surprisingly I discovered when I tried it at school it became one of the most popular songs I have ever played with the kids.

When we sing this song together they usually put their arms around each other naturally and sway to the music. I put this down to several reasons. I'm sure having music in my classroom each morning creates a special bond between me and the children and each other. Because music is so important to me in my life as a form of lifting my spirit I am so glad I can share this with my children and see the warm affect it has in my room. Music creates a sense of belonging and this song Best Friends Forever particularly expresses the importance of other people in our lives.

Hope you like it and that the lyrics reflect the closeness you feel to those important to you!

8 comments:

Don't unplug your hub. said...

I can understand why this would be a favourite song for the children.

affectionforfitness said...

I was such a lonely child when I was that age. I'm so glad that you see the importance (Is that too mild of a word??? Yes, I think so.) of helping children become friends. That is probably what your students will remember about you when they are adults. I could have used a teacher like you when I was young.

:-) Marion

Lea said...

I can definitely see why this song is so popular. It is a great song with great lyrics!

Valerie said...

Yes, I too can see why this song is popular with the children. It's things like this that help children to bond and to forge a good path for the future.

Victor e suas opiniões said...

Hi Mr. Paul, how are you? I keep reading your blog and I will comment again! Really song!

Ellie said...

Great song Paul, it must be really nice to share it with the children in your class. They will always remember it and you.

Paul said...

Hi Victor
Was lovely to hear from you. Thank you for following my blog. I am well. Hope to see you again some time.

Victor e suas opiniões said...

All good Mr. Paul! See you on your new poster.