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A programme for children under five
Nursery rhymes, stories, and music
* We had a kitten last Christmas,' wrote the mother of a small listener, ' and of course its name had to be Mitten'because Mitten is the name of the endearing little creature in the stories by Christine Rees that are so long remembered and are so often asked for by our under-fives. They like especially his little song and are often moved to make up similar ones about themselves. In one family where the kitten had four white paws, instead of one, the song was suitably adapted to, 'I'm Mittens the kitten, yo ho! ' One girl of eleven who overheard the programme remembered the puppy 'Spot,' Mitten's next-door neighbour, who had no little white paw but a spot on the end of his nose, and she made up a song for him too: I'm Spot, I've a dot On the end of my nose. There isn't much time, So my song must now close.' Our small listeners who have been enquiring. about Mitten will welcome him back this week when they hear all about him again from Julia Lang. Elizabeth A. Taylor


Stories By: Christine Rees
Unknown: Julia Lang.
Unknown: Elizabeth A. Taylor

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