Other Politics

The Irrationality of Teaching Kids the ABC Song

Why is it that we teach our kids the ABC song? You know, the song with ABC lyrics set to the tune, Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star?

We teach our kids this song, and then we spend pre-school and Kindergarten teaching kids that LMNOP are in fact separate letters and not just one word!

It seems to me that someone dropped the ball. I think a better tune would be Three Blind Mice. For instance: