"No, no, honey, that's"...I just started singing the words for I'm a Little Ducky to his tune for a bit to help him out. It took a minute, then I realized, he was right! He was just singing a fancy version of Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star! His 3 year-old ears were able to hear that the chord progression for the two songs were the same! He sings fancy versions of Twinkle, Twinkle all the time, but this is the first time he was able to tell me that those two songs were the same but different. Wow! To explain to my husband what I was so excited about, I had him sing Twinkle, Twinkle while I sang I'm a Little Ducky. Yep, it worked!
When he was even younger, he discovered the ABC song relation, and then maybe around 2, he discovered that BINGO and Old MacDonald start the same. He couldn't put it into words yet, but he definitely knew it!
Not so sure if this was coincidence or not, I kept on singing. She lost focus for a second and sped up a tad. So I sped my singing to keep her beat, caught her attention again and we continued keeping the beat together. Woo hoo! I gave her lots of praise! So, I thought I'd test my theory to prove it was no coincidence. The diaper was done and she sat up to move on with her life. I started singing again while bobbing my head and emphasizing the beat. Her attention was grabbed and she did it again!
So I thought I'd show off a bit when we got to my parents' house for dinner. Nothing to show for it but an awesome look of confusion. Silly girl :) She loves to dance and play our rhythm instruments and has a great time!