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DIDDILYDEEDOT'S DREAM - LAND
Welcome to Dream-land, do stay a while and have some fun

Read some stories, sing some songs
Laugh at the jokes and clap your hands,
Dance to the music, stamp your feet,
There's no place quite like Diddily's 



Brody Leigh as Batman xxx


A RHYME FOR LITTLE FOLK


Oh, I'll tell you a story that nobody knows,
Of ten little fingers and ten little toes,
Of two pretty eyes and one little nose,
And where they all went one day.

Oh, the little round nose smelled something sweet,
So sweet it must surely be nice to eat,
And patter away went the two little feet
Out of the room one day.

Ten little toes climbed up on a chair,
Two eyes peeped over a big shelf where
Lay a lovely cake, all frosted and fair,
Made by mamma that day.

The mouth grew round and the eyes grew big
At taste of the sugar, the spice, and the fig,
And ten little fingers went dig, dig, dig,
Into the cake that day.

And when mamma kissed a curly head,
cuddling it cosily up in bed;
"I wonder was there a mouse," she said,
"Out on the shelf today?"

"Oh, mamma, yes," and a laugh of glee
Like fairy bells rang merrily -
"But the little bit of mouse was me,
Out on the shelf today !"

Remembered by Dorothy Milnes-Simm

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The Story of Gelert,


GELERT is the name of a legendary dog associated with the village of Beddgelert (whose name means "Gelert's Grave") in Gwynedd, northwest Wales. The story of Gelert is a variation on the well-worn "Faithful Hound" folk-tale motif, which lives on as an urban legend.

This Welsh version of the legend, the dog is alleged to have belonged to Llywelyn the Great, Prince of Gwynedd, a gift from King John of England.

In this legend, Llywelyn returns from hunting to find his baby missing, the cradle overturned, and the dog with a blood-smeared mouth. Believing the dog savaged the child, Llywelyn draws his sword and kills it. After the dog's dying yelp Llywelyn hears the cries of the baby, unharmed under the cradle, along with a dead wolf which had attacked the child and been killed by Gelert. Llywelyn is then overcome with remorse and he buries the dog with great ceremony, yet he can still hear the dying yelp. After that day Llywelyn never smiles again.



It is now accepted that the village of Beddgelert took its name from an early saint named Kilart or Celert, rather than from the dog. The "grave" mound is ascribed to David Prichard, landlord of the Goat Hotel in Beddgelert in the late eighteenth century, who connected the legend to the village in order to encourage tourism.

On the supposed grave of Gelert there are two slate memorials, one in Welsh and the other in English. The latter reads:

GELERT'S GRAVE

IN THE 13TH CENTURY, LLYWELYN, PRINCE OF NORTH WALES, HAD A PALACE AT BEDDGELERT. ONE DAY HE WENT HUNTING WITHOUT GELERT "THE FAITHFUL HOUND" WHO WAS UNACCOUNTABLY ABSENT. ON LLYWELYN'S RETURN, THE TRUANT STAINED AND SMEARED WITH BLOOD, JOYFULLY SPRANG TO MEET HIS MASTER. THE PRINCE ALARMED HASTENED TO FIND HIS SON, AND SAW THE INFANT'S COT EMPTY, THE BEDCLOTHES AND FLOOR COVERED WITH BLOOD. THE FRANTIC FATHER PLUNGED THE SWORD INTO THE HOUND'S SIDE THINKING IT HAD KILLED HIS HEIR. THE DOG'S DYING YELL WAS ANSWERED BY A CHILD'S CRY. LLYWELYN SEARCHED AND DISCOVERED HIS BOY UNHARMED BUT NEAR BY LAY THE BODY OF A MIGHTY WOLF WHICH GELERT HAD SLAIN, THE PRINCE FILLED WITH REMORSE IS SAID NEVER TO HAVE SMILED AGAIN. HE BURIED GELERT HERE. THE SPOT IS CALLED BEDDGELERT.


This story formed the basis for several English poems, among which are "Beth Gêlert; or, the Grave of the Greyhound" by William Robert Spencer written around 1800; "Beth Gelert" by Richard Henry Horne; "Gelert" by Francis Orray Ticknor and the dramatic poem "Llewellyn" by Walter Richard Cassels. The tale is also alluded to by John Critchley Prince in lines 24 to 29 of his poem "North Wales:" "Thou hast not trod with pilgrim foot the ground / Where sleeps the canine martyr of distrust, / Poor Gelert, famed in song, as brave a hound / As ever guarded homestead, hut, or hall, / Or leapt exulting at the hunter’s call; / As ever grateful man consigned to dust." Despite this, and despite the presence of a raised mound in the village called Gelert's Grave, historians do not believe that Gelert ever existed.

It is recorded in Wild Wales by George Borrow, who notes it as a well known legend; by Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, which details versions of the same story from other cultures; and by The Nuttall Encyclopaedia, under the Anglicised spellings "Gellert" and "Killhart". John Fiske discusses Gelert in his Myths and Myth-makers, saying regretfully that "as the Swiss must give up his Tell, so must the Welshman be deprived of his brave dog Gellert, over whose cruel fate I confess to having shed more tears than I should regard as well bestowed upon the misfortunes of many a human hero of romance." He notes that "to this day the visitor to Snowdon is told the touching story, and shown the place, called Beth-Gellert, where the dog's grave is still to be seen. Nevertheless, the story occurs in the fireside lore of nearly every Aryan people."

The tale indeed appears in numerous cultures with minor variations. The Alpine ligurian poem R sacrifisi dr can, written in Ligurian, tells of how a shepherd shot his sheepdog after finding it covered in sheep blood, only to later find a dead wolf in the stable.

In India, a black snake replaces the wolf and a mongoose replaces the dog. In Egypt, the story goes that a cook nearly killed a Wali for having smashed a pot of herbs, but later discovers that the pot contained a poisonous snake.

In Malaysian folklore, a similar story involves a tame bear, kept by a Malay hunter as the guardian of his young daughter. As in the story of Gelert, the hunter returns home from an expedition, and finds his daughter gone and the bear covered in blood. Hastily thinking the bear has devoured his daughter, the hunter kills it with his spear, but later finds the body of a tiger, killed by the bear in defence of the hunter's daughter, who shortly emerges from the jungle, from where she took refuge.

In the Disney movie, Lady and the Tramp (1955), the Tramp is carried off to the pound after Aunt Sarah finds him in the baby's room with the cradle overturned. Luckily, Lady manages to show Jim Dear the big, dead rat behind the curtain, and they realize that the Tramp saved the baby. Happily in this version of the tale, "Gelert" is saved in time.




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Isn't this lovely

This is a Korean Dragon it is floating on a platform in the middle of a big river that runs through Jinju.
Every year wonderful creatures are decorated with lights to sail on the river, it is called
The Festival of Lights.
Can you see a few other things in the back ground. I will put them on here for you to see them all tomorrow, including Spiderman and Batman. WOW.



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Part One of - Soup on a Sausage-Peg
By Hans Christian Andersen




Part Two of Soup on a Sausage-Peg
By Hans Christian Andersen.


Ten little fingers
DIDDILYDEEDOT'S DREAM - LAND
Welcome to Dream-land, do stay a while and have some fun
Read some stories, sing some songs
Laugh at the jokes and clap your hands,
Dance to the music, stamp your feet,
There's no place quite like Diddily's 

A RHYME FOR LITTLE FOLK

Oh, I'll tell you a story that nobody knows,
Of ten little fingers and ten little toes,
Of two pretty eyes and one little nose,
And where they all went one day.

Oh, the little round nose smelled something sweet,
So sweet it must surely be nice to eat,
And patter away went the two little feet
Out of the room one day.

Ten little toes climbed up on a chair,
Two eyes peeped over a big shelf where
Lay a lovely cake, all frosted and fair,
Made by mamma that day.

The mouth grew round and the eyes grew big
At taste of the sugar, the spice, and the fig,
And ten little fingers went dig, dig, dig,
Into the cake that day.

And when mamma kissed a curly head,
cuddling it cosily up in bed;
"I wonder was there a mouse," she said,
"Out on the shelf today?"

"Oh, mamma, yes," and a laugh of glee
Like fairy bells rang merrily -
"But the little bit of mouse was me,
Out on the shelf today !"

Remembered by Dorothy Milnes-Simm

The Birds

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The Beasts

The Birds, The Beasts and The Bat


There was once a terrible war between the birds and the beasts. For a long time it was doubtful which would win.

The bat said, "I am not a bird and I am not a beast, so I shall fight on neither side."

At last the beasts seemed to be gaining the victory. The bat flew to them and said, "I am a beast. Look at my body and you will see that I am. I shall fight on your side."

New flocks of birds came to help their relatives, and the battle soon turned against the beasts.

Then the bat skulked over to the other side. "I am a bird," said he. "I can prove it by my wings," and he fought with the birds.

At last the war was over. The Bat

After that day, neither Bird nor Beast befriended the bat. Both saw his dishonesty. Both made war upon him. And to this day, he is obliged to slink off and hide in dark places during the day, never showing his face until dusk.

DIDDILY'S IS A LOVELY LAND OF DREAMS AND WONDER WITH MANY PLACES TO CHASE THE HOURS AWAY. ALONG EACH STREET AND ACROSS EACH BRIDGE THERE IS ALWAYS SOMETHING VERY SPECIAL FOR YOU TO SEE.

The Mouses VisitThe Mouse's Visit

"Mother, may I go into the country today? You said I might go some day. I am big enough now to go out alone. Do let me go," said Frisky, a young mouse, to his mother.

"Well, child, I can not be with you always. I suppose there must be a first time for you to go out alone. I dread to have you go, but if you will promise to run home if a cat comes near you, I will let you go," said Mrs. Gray, the mother.

"I will run, mother, if I see a cat. You know how fast I can go. I should like to see any cat catch me. I shall not be gone long. Good-by, mother," and off went Frisky.

Mrs. Gray watched him until he was out of sight. "I wish I had gone with him," she said. "He does not know the world as I do. I fear some harm will come to him," and she looked very much worried as she turned to go into her house. She tried to sleep, for she was very tired; but when she dozed she dreamed, and her dreams were all bad ones.

At last she went back to the door and looked for Frisky. He was coming, leaping along in a great hurry. He began talking to his mother before he reached her.

"Oh, mother," he said, "I met two big creatures on the other side of the pasture. A Grey Cat

"One of them was very fine looking. She had very gentle ways. She stepped about so quietly that one could scarcely hear her. Her dress was of soft gray fur, much like yours, mother, and she wore whiskers like yours. I knew you would like to see her, so I was just going to invite her home with me when a terrible-looking creature with a long tail and four legs and huge teeth had not chased her away.

       "Then came a very fierce looking animal, he frightened me very much, he walked as if he were too good to step on the ground. His legs were naked, his toes were long, and his toe nails were strong and sharp. His dress was not so soft as yours. It was black and white. His mouth looked like a trap. I tell you, mother, I should hate to get caught in that trap. On top of his head was something that wobbled as he walked. He straightened himself up, raised his arms and screamed. Such a scream! It nearly frightened me to death. He isn't coming, is he, mother? Do let me run into the house."

"My son," said his mother, stopping Frisky as he tried to pass her, "I shall not let you go out alone again until you know more.

Rooster

"That animal which you liked so well and wished to invite to our house is a cat. It is the very one no doubt that killed all of your brothers and sisters when they were quite small. She would have killed you too at the same time if a dog had not come along and frightened her away. If you had gone close to her this afternoon, I should never have seen you again. I thought you would know a cat.

"The creature of which you were afraid cares nothing for us. He would not have harmed you. He has bare legs so he can wade about in the grass and not get his clothing wet. He uses those long toes and sharp claws to scratch in the earth for food. He does not catch mice with them. He uses that strong bill for picking up grain. People call him a rooster."

ZOO TIME FOR ANIMALS



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THE TEN COMMANDMENTS FOR PARENTS FROM CHILDREN

1. My hands are small; please do not expect perfection whenever I make a bed, draw a picture, or throw a ball. My legs are short; slow down so that I can keep up with you.

2. My eyes have not seen the world as yours have; let me explore it safely; do not restrict me unnecessarily.

3. Housework will always be there; I am little only for a short time. Take time to explain things to me about this wonderful world, and do so willingly.

4. My feelings are tender; do not nag me all day long (you would not want to be nagged for your inquisitiveness). Treat me as you would like to be treated.

5. I am a special gift to both of you, holding you accountable for my actions, giving me guidelines to live by, and discipline me in a loving manner.

6. I need your encouragement (but not your empty praise) to grow. Go easy on the criticism; remember you can criticise the things I do without criticising me.

7. Give me the freedom to make decisions concerning myself. Permit me to fail, so that I can learn from my mistakes. Then someday I will be prepared to make the decisions life will require of me.

8. Do not do things for me; that makes me feel that my efforts did not measure up to  your expectations. I know its hard, but don't compare me with my brother or sister.

9. Do not be afraid to leave for a weekend together. Kids need vacations from parents, and parents need vacations from kids. Besides, it's a great way to show us kids that your marriage is something special.

10. Teach me the right way to live and love my family and friends, and show me the right way to treat the other children of the world. All of us are different in one way or another Mum and Dad but we will learn by your guidence the meaning of love and respect for all living beings.

Now that I lie down in my bed,
And pull the covers up to my head.
I'll dream of dragons and fairies bright,
And pixies and wizards and elves tonight.
I'll dream of some sort of magical place, and
wake in the morning with a smile on my face.

"DIDDILY DEE DOT'S DREAMLAND"

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DIDDILYS IS A LOVELY LAND OF DREAMS AND WONDER WITH MANY PLACES TO CHASE THE HOURS AWAY. ALONG EACH STREET AND ACROSS EACH BRIDGE THERE IS ALWAYS SOMETHING VERY SPECIAL FOR YOU TO SEE.




Ten wonderful short stories from the ANNU Series.
Thankyou ANNU XX



And now David Osaka with some lovely songs all for the young ones

This is part of a collection of small videos for tiny tots they were uploaded by DavidOsaka on 4 Jul 2009
DJC Kids Media. Check out http://DJCKidsMedia.com for phonics based easy reader picture books for small children. Great for kindergarten, pre-school and ESL.
The third book in our children's series, hope you enjoy it. "Where's My Cheese, Please".
Copies now available on Amazon.com. Category: dvd

WELCOME TO "DIDDILYDEEDOT'S DREAMLAND" IT IS A LOVELY LAND OF DREAMS AND WONDER WITH MANY PLACES TO CHASE THE HOURS AWAY.  ALONG EACH STREET AND ACROSS EACH BRIDGE THERE IS ALWAYS SOMETHING VERY SPECIAL FOR YOU TO SEE. 

 Ayliyah Avenue, Diaper Row as well as Pull-up Alley. Corey has his own Castle, Dino his very own Burger Cafe not to mention Donna's Diner and Molly's Music Shop.

Up by Corey's Castle there is a special Library for reading stories and rhymes, even a special Square for the Fairy Stories. Of course we mustn't forget Nursery Land and the Nature Trail, Unicorn Meadow and Jo's Esplanade, you will love them all.

Somewhere over the rainbow

"We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we
forget that they are already someone today."




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Once you see it,you can’t unsee it.


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"The next time it begins to rain... lie down on your belly,
nestle your chin into the grass, and get a frog's-eye
view of how raindrops fall... The sight of hundreds of
blades of grass bowing down and popping back up
like piano keys strikes me as one of the merriest sights
in the world."

Malcolm Margolin



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Squeeeeeze!!!!!!!! A Little HugOne of my Beautiful Grand daughters Molly Jae


When your feeling sad
And things just don't seem right
And your usual happy smile,
Has vanished from our sight,
Here's a little HUG from us,
To show you that we care
For even though we're far apart,
We'll always be right here


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