The Importance of your child learning 8 Nursery Rhymes ….

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   According to Mem Fox (from the book Reading Magic), “Experts in literacy and child development  have discovered that if children know eight nursery rhymes by heart by the time they’re four years old, they’re usually among the best readers by the time they’re eight.”
  Once I read that, I was determined to teach my Eva some of these silly, yet fun, nursery rhymes.

 Here are only eight. But I am determined to teach her many more throughout the year and add more to this list.

1. Humpty Dumpty:

 

                         Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, 
                                         

 

   Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
                                                   
 
All the King’s horses

 

 

             And all the King’s men
          Couldn’t put Humpty together again.

 

 

2. Jack and Jill:

 

Jack and Jill went up the hill

 

 
to fetch a pail of water
 

 

            Jack fell down and broke his crown

 

 

    And Jill came tumbling after.

3. Baa, Baa Black Sheep:

 
Baa, Baa, black sheep,
Have you any wool?
 

 

               Yes sir, yes sir,
        Three bags full.

 

 
One for the master,
 
 
One for the dame,
 
 
And one for the little boy
Who lives down the lane.
 
 

4.Three Blind Mice:

 

                     Three blind mice,
                       Three blind mice,

 

 

              See how they run!
               See how they run!
 

 

 
They all run after the farmer’s wife
Who cut off their tails
With a carving knife.
 

 

          Have you ever seen
         Such a thing in your life,
     As three blind mice?

 5.Mary had a little lamb:

 
Mary had a little lamb,
Little lamb, little lamb,

 

  

         Mary had a little lamb,
           Its fleece was white as snow.

 

 

Everywhere that Mary went,
Mary went, Mary went,
Everywhere that Mary went,
The lamb was sure to go.
 

 

        It followed her to school one day,
      School one day, school one day,
         It followed her to school one day,
         Which was against the rules.

 

 

It made the children laugh and play,
Laugh and play, laugh and play,
It made the children laugh and play,
To see a lamb in school.
 
 6.  The Itsy- bitsy spider:
                                             
 
The itsy bitsy spider
Climbed up the waterspout.
 

 

Down came the rain
And washed the spider out.
 
 
Out came the sun
And dried up all the rain.
 

 

 So the itsy-bitsy spider
Climbed up the spout again.
 
 
 
7. Twinkle, twinkle, little star:
 
 
Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are!
 
 
Up above the world so high,
 Like a diamond in the sky!
 
 
 
Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are !
 
 
8. I’m a little teapot:
 
                                                    I’m a little teapot short and stout,
 
 
                     
 Here is my handle and here is my spout.
 
 
When the water’s boiling, hear me shout,
 
 
 
Tip me over and pour me out .
                                                                                                                                                                   
 
 
Have fun 🙂 

 

 

 

8 Responses

  1. I love all the crafts you made for nursery rhymes…I don't think I can even pick a favorite. They are all great! I hope you will stop by Made for Kids link party and link up this Sunday at 10pm EST. http://www.theresourcefulmama.com/

  2. I love all the crafts you made for nursery rhymes…I don't think I can even pick a favorite. They are all great! I hope you will stop by Made for Kids link party and link up this Sunday at 10pm EST. http://www.theresourcefulmama.com/

  3. Thank you for your kind complement. I will join your link up party this Sunday. Thanks:)

  4. Thank you for your kind complement. I will join your link up party this Sunday. Thanks:)

  5. So adorably cute. I love the idea of bringing the nursery rhymes to life like that.
    When I was a kid my mom was big on nursery rhymes and taught me quite a lot of them. I didn't really understand the big deal about them and didn't go out of my way to teach them to my daughter. My mom wasn't happy about this and since I failed miserably in this department, my mom took it upon herself to make sure my daughter didn't loose out in learning them. 🙂 Thank you for sharing this with us at the #LearningKid link-up.

  6. So adorably cute. I love the idea of bringing the nursery rhymes to life like that.
    When I was a kid my mom was big on nursery rhymes and taught me quite a lot of them. I didn't really understand the big deal about them and didn't go out of my way to teach them to my daughter. My mom wasn't happy about this and since I failed miserably in this department, my mom took it upon herself to make sure my daughter didn't loose out in learning them. 🙂 Thank you for sharing this with us at the #LearningKid link-up.

  7. Thank you for linking up! It was so nice to have you! Please come by and link up your kid friendly crafts, activities, and recipes tonight starting at 10pm EST.

  8. Thank you for linking up! It was so nice to have you! Please come by and link up your kid friendly crafts, activities, and recipes tonight starting at 10pm EST.

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