Rhyming the Singaporean Psyche

Most of us have read the rhyme Little Miss Muffet but how many of us have tasted—or even seen—the curds and whey that she was tucking into? And what about pulling a plum out of a Christmas pie like Little Jack Horner did, or paying a penny for a hot cross bun? The last I checked, a hot cross bun at BreadTalk costs S$1.30; at Shangri La Hotel it goes up to $2.50. A penny or two these days would probably get you little more than a crumb. Nursery rhymes have been around for centuries and there is a good reason why. They serve as great introductions to develop language skills in young children. With plenty of alliteration and word play to stimulate those growing brain cells, nursery rhymes not o

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