Nursery-Rhyme Flash Mobs Promote Kindergarten In Boston

BOSTON (CBS) – 1,500 Boston school children sang and danced in public places Thursday to get their peers ready for school.

The program Countdown For Kindergarten held a nursery rhyme-singing “flash mobs” in 20 locations around the city to encourage children to read and to develop a life-long love of learning.

Program manager Josette Williams took a group of 150 children to Dudley Square. She says nursery rhymes were just right for the project.

“What I thought was, why not take those songs, bring them out into a public place, typically a place you wouldn’t necessarily get a positive narrative about where these locations are. I thought, why not bring life to them?” Williams said.

Williams started the Boston program four years ago and says the program has gained in popularity.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Kendall Buhl reports

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