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A valuable and well-organized system for home education(homeschooling) 3 to 12 years.

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148                          IDEAL HOME LIFE
Mulberry Bush \
"Here we go round the mulberry bush, The mulberry bush, the mulberry bush, Here we go round the mulberry bush On a cold and frosty morning.
"This is the way we wash our hands, Wash our hands, wash our hands, This is the way we wash our hands On a cold and frosty morning.
'' Here we go round the mulberry bush, The mulberry bush, tl}e mulberry bush, Here we go round the mulberry bush On a cold and frosty morning.
"This is the way we wash our clothes, Wash our clothes, wash our clothes, This is the way we wash our clothes On a cold and frosty morning.
"Here we go round the mulberry bush, The mulberry bush, the mulberry bush. Here we go round the mulberry bush On a cold and frosty morning.
"This is the way we go to school, We go to school, we go to school, This is the way we go to school On a cold and frosty morning.
"Here we go round the mulberry bush, The mulberry bush, the mulberry bush, Here we go round the mulberry bush On a cold and frosty morning."
The children form a ring, all joining hands and dancing round while singing the first verse. When they come to the last line of the verse they unclasp hands and twirl rapidly round and then stand still and commence singing the second verse, suiting the action to the word, that is to say, pretending to wash their hands.
When that is finished the first verse is sung again as a chorus, the dancing commences afresh, and the first verse is repeated as a chorus after each different verse.
The verses may be varied and carried on for any length of time: "This is the way we comb our hair," or: "This is the
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