Nursery Rhymes


 • Short poems and songs from long ago.
• So old we do not know who first told them.
Puffin Mother Goose

1. Counting rhymes (Click HERE to find the words.)
__ Baa, baa, black sheep
__ Fly away
__ One potato, two potato
__ One, two, buckle my shoe
__ Thirty days hath September
__ Twelve Days of Christmas

2. Hand and finger rhymes (Click HERE to find the words.)
__ Five Little Pigs
__ I’m a Little Teapot
__ Pat-a-cake
__ Pease Porridge Hot

3. Songs (Click HERE to find the words.)
__ The Ants Go Marching
__ The Bear Went over the Mountain
__ Eencey Weencey Spider
__ The Farmer in the Dell
__ Hush-a-bye Baby

__ London Bridge is Falling Down

__ Old Macdonald had a Farm
__ Three Blind Mice
__ Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star

__ The Wheels on the Bus

4. Mother Goose (Click HERE to find the words.)
__ Baa, Baa, Black Sheep
__ Hickory Dickory Dock
__ Humpty Dumpty
__ Jack and Jill
__ Jack Sprat
__ Little Bo Peep
__ Little Jack Horner
__ Little Miss Muffet
__ There was an Old Woman

Codell,Esmé Raji.  Maybe Mother Goose. New York: Aladdin Books, 2016. 

Lobel, Arnold. The Arnold Lobel Book of Mother Goose. New York: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2022.
This 173-page collection of over 300 nursery rhymes recently reissued is exuberantly illustrated by the famed American author and illustrator. While perhaps best known for his Frog and Toad stories, Arnold Lobel wrote 28 books and illustrated more than 70 before he died in 1987. This wonderful Mother Goose collection showcases his joyously inimitable style. It should be in every home library of children’s books. 

Murray, Alison. The House That Zack Built. Somerville, Mass.: Candlewick Press, 2016, c2014.
A simply but brightly illustrated picture book with large pages, perfect for sharing. Wonderful for encouraging children to create their own versions of The House That Jack Built.

Opie, Iona, ed. My Very First Mother Goose. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Candlewick Press, 2016, c1996. Illustrated by Rosemary Wells. [Nursery Rhymes]

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