This is one of the most popular nursery rhymes for children. It appeals to children of all ages, ranging from infants to toddlers. It is so catchy that even parents end up singing it along! The best part about this nursery rhyme is that it has different versions that are based on different cultures, so children from across the globe can relate to it. This baby song is popularly known the “Daddy Finger” song as well.
It helps children learn about the different family members in a typical household. It includes the daddy finger which is the thumb, which represents the head of the household. The mommy finger is the index finger, and next comes to the brother finger which is the middle finger. The ring finger is the sister finger and finally, the little pinky finger is the baby finger.
The Finger Family nursery rhyme exists in different languages including English, Spanish, Hindi, and Arabic. It helps children belonging to different cultures relate to how family systems work. The tune is the same for the song in all languages, so a child can recognize this tune no matter which language it is playing in.
This nursery rhyme is relatively a new one as compared to various classic ones, but in no time, it has gained immense popularity all over the internet, children’s books and even in schools. The origin of this song can be traced back to the year 2007, when the first-ever Finger Family video was uploaded on the internet. Now, different videos exist with different cartoon characters, children’s toys, and animated characters. They have an element of learning and development for children by incorporating counting and colors into the videos.
This is one of the most popular children’s songs which is loved by kids of all ages, ranging from infants to toddlers to older kids. It is very catchy and easy to remember. It is available in a variety of versions and languages that are made for different cultures which kids can relate to easily.
It is about a boy named Johny who is being naughty and sneaks out to have sugar, which he is not supposed to have. He is finally caught by his father, whom he calls “Papa.” When his father asks him whether he has been eating sugar, he denies, but when he is told to open his mouth, he is caught red-handed and the poem takes a friendly turn.
It is quite popular with most kids as it is about being naughty and sneaking out, which most children find fascinating.
This nursery rhyme is available online easily in the form of videos, which are very popular with kids and are available in different versions. There are many smartphone applications of this nursery rhyme as well, which can be downloaded on phones. The lyrics of this song are quite basic, but since there are many versions of this song, they may have different lyrics in addition to the original and classic version which goes like this:
“Johny, Johny Yes, Papa?
Eating sugar? No, Papa!
Telling lies? No, Papa!
Open your mouth Ha! Ha! Ha!”
The lyrics are then repeated 2 times, and it becomes easy for children to remember and sing along. This song has been around for a long time and is considered one of the classic nursery rhymes for children. It even appears in many books of nursery rhymes for children.
Founder and the promoter of iTV media network, Mr. Kartikeya Sharma, is no stranger to the media industry of India. Indeed, he is one of the leading and the most popular personalities, despite being one of the youngest.
Mr. Kartikeya Sharma founder India News has come a long way from his beginnings and owes his success to his hard work, sheer determination and very solid educational background. Not only is he an Oxford University graduate, but he also holds a Master’s degree in Business from Kings College in London. With such quality education, he has become a visionary entrepreneur who has made the iTV network more successful than ever before. The iTV network was still developing when he joined but due to his re-strategizing, the network succeeded in their expansion and soon became one of the most recognized media networks in the whole country.
Today, the same network owns two of the leading news channels in the country and offers both Hindi speaking channels as well as English news channel as well. The English news channel is called NewsX which is a national channel. The Hindi news channel is called India News and this consists of four other regional news channels which cater to small, regional towns.
In 2013 the India news channel was revamped, and the channel was given a brand new look which included a new ID, different line up of programs and a new state-of-the-art and high-tech studio. This helped to substantially increase the viewership of the channel and proved to be very successful. Kartikeya Sharma was the reason for this high performance of India News with his vision and foresight.
Moreover, the iTV network is also the owner of various newspapers across the country. The English newspaper that it owns is known as the Sunday Guardian and the Hindi newspaper that it runs is Aaj Samaaj.