‘Johny Johny Yes Papa’ is one of the most famous nursery rhymes and it is sung by many children around the world with love. The song not only consists of appealing lyrics, but also gives an important message to the children. The children song is said to be originated in Kenya and is said to be more than 60 years old. The ‘Johny Johny Yes Papa’ rhyme seems to be everywhere on the web and there are many different videos that are based on this kids song.
About the lyrics:
The lyrics of this poem revolve around a boy named ‘Johny’ who is being confronted by his father for eating sugar. The toddlers song starts with ‘Johny Johny Yes Papa… Eating sugar, No Papa’. The father knows that his son is lying so he asks him to open his mouth, and then he laughs when he sees it. The laughing of his father indicates that he has caught Johny red handed. The rhyme has been used for making many cartoon videos and sometimes they change the character from Johny to someone else too, but the message remains the same.
Lesson for kids:
The poem teaches the children to be obedient and not to eat anything without the permission of their elders. Also, it gives a message that sugar isn’t good for their health and they shouldn’t be eating it like this. Though this is a short preschool rhyme, but it gives a clear message that eating unhealthy food is not a good choice. This way the children are also encouraged to obey their elders and the fear of being caught also remains in their heart. The lyrics are catchy and the tone of this rhyme is good too. ‘Johny Johny Yes Papa’ is an interactive and joyous nursery rhyme and gives a good lesson too.