First of all today watch and join in with singer/songwriter Beccy Owen as she gets you singing and beatboxing along to her arrangement of ‘Bare Necessities’ from The Jungle Book.
If you were singing a new version of the song, as you, and not Baloo the bear, what necessities would you list? Perhaps fundamental ones for survival such as food, water, shelter, clothing? What about objects, like toys, books, and games? How about the things that can’t be bought, like hugs, laughter, and time with your loved ones? What couldn’t you be without? Perhaps it’s your oldest toy, favourite food, or photos of loved ones. Has lockdown made you re-consider what your bare necessities are? On reflection, maybe the things that you thought you really needed are in fact not what you thought they’d be!