Top 6 Nursery Rhymes to Sing with Your Kids
March 30, 2022

You’re probably trying to introduce your children to literature and looking for the best rhyme to do so. We completely understand. After all, there are many rhymes available, and it can be difficult to decide which one is best for your children. We’ve got you covered. 

In this article, we discuss a list of nursery rhymes that you could teach your children.

We chose these rhymes based on the underlying theme, as well as how well they can capture children’s attention and keep them engaged. So, let’s get started!

1. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

If you weren’t interested before, we bet you are now. This rhyme of 4 lines stanzas is a famous lullaby sung universally. The jingle consists of alliteration that makes the rhyme interesting and educative and sticks better in the memory. Star, are, high, sky, light, and night are all words ending each line, making it enjoyable to recite. The lyrics are based on a song called “The Star” written by Jane Taylor.

2. Jack and Jill

Just like the twinkle little star, Jack and Jill is a quatrain with the aim of engaging and entertaining your kids. This rhyme dates back to the 1900s. Every child gets to sing it either at home or in school. The verse is about Jack and Jill, who went up a hill to fetch a pail of water. Unfortunately, Jack fell and broke his crown. The three-stanza rhyme is incredibly catchy due to the adequately used alliteration.

3. Humpty Dumpty

This is a catchy rhyme most children love. Not only because of the lyrics but also because of the imaginative skill employed by the writer. The verse elicits different reactions from kids – leaving them amused, sad, or perplexed about why Humpty Dumpty couldn’t be put together. Combining the rhyme with several toys representing Humpty dumpty will go a long way in aiding your kid’s memory.

4. Mary Had a Little Lamb

The rhyme written by Sarah Josepha is a story of a young girl, Mary, who goes around with her lamb. Her lamb loved her and never wanted to leave her side because she equally loved her lamb. Some believe this rhyme is from a true story of a certain Miss Mary who went about with her lamb. The story certainly is catchy and simple enough for kids and keeps them intrigued.

5. Baa Baa Black Sheep

“Baa baa black sheep, have you any wool?” is one of the classical rhymes still sung to today’s kids. The call and response effect makes it very interesting for the kids to sing amongst each other. The rhyme is suitable for children of all ages. The 7-line rhyme makes it easy for kids to assimilate fast.

6. I’m a Little Teapot

This American rhyme is suitable for kids between 3-8. George Harold wrote this popular rhyme in 1939. The rhyme is highly educative as it teaches children about the teapot. It is also very engaging as children are usually taught the rhyme with a dance.

You now have a collection of rhymes to share with your children. These rhymes have been tested numerous times and have proven to be the best from generation to generation.