'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
Even this challenging situation would ease
Not only rhymes, the words that they teach to make the kids understand also are same for a long time. Probably these rhymes and words are very suitable for the children to know the pronunciation of various English words and also the ascent also may be understood easily to speak by repeating these rhymes. Probably they are not able to find suitable rhymes to replace these old rhymes that are very popular and very apt for the children.
As parents, we can also try and see if any useful and good rhymes are available on the net and we can teach them to kids.
In our native place when I was in my school we used to observe many marriage processions going through the town but one thing was common and that was the band. The music band had only one or two tunes and they made it during that ceremony. We were so much accustomed to hearing that music that just by hearing that we were knowing that some marriage procession is going on. Later, when some new bands came with filmi songs and new tunes then the pattern changed after a long long time.
Knowledge is power.
"In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on." -Robert Frost