While at a parent/toddler group with Che a couple of weeks back, we were enjoying song time, when one of the children requested that we sing 'Baa, Baa Black Sheep'
A simple request, you would think, yet the group leader advised that we are not allowed to call it that anymore. We must now sing 'Baa, Baa Rainbow Sheep'.
What on earth?!
Black is still a colour that people use everyday. Are we meant to now refer to a black crayon, or car, or paint or anything else for that matter as a rainbow? What exactly are we teaching our children here? And seriously, is it just me that thinks political correctness has gone a bit bonkers in the nut?
This nursery rhyme is not derogatory in the slightest, so why do people feel the need to change the wording?
I have always sung 'Baa, Baa BLACK Sheep' to my children and I will continue to do so, until someone can point out a genuine rainbow coloured sheep in a field.