Nursery Rhymes– Part 1

Hello!

We are going from singing lullabies to nursery rhymes! If you missed my post about the benefits of singing lullabies to your little ones, feel free to go to my previous post: Rock-a-Bye Baby: Why We Should Be Singing Lullabies. Though lullabies have shown to be relaxing to little ones, nursery rhymes have even more benefits. When reading nursery rhymes, children are introduced to storytelling, sequential order, repetition, and rhyming. One visual I found very helpful comes from Ashley Rives of Lovely Commotion:

benefits of nursery rhymes

As parents, we are responsible for working with our kids at a young age to learn these basic skills that will further their abilities when it comes time for them to read. Nursery rhymes are a fun and easy way to implement these basic skills!

This post will introduce you to, or remind you, of some of the nursery rhymes you learned as a little kid. Now it is time to share them with the little ones around you! 🙂
A-Tisket A-Tasket
A-tisket a-tasket,
A green and yellow basket.
I wrote a letter to my love,
And on the way I dropped it.
I dropped it, I dropped it.
And on the way I dropped it.
A little boy picked it up,
And put it in his pocket.
Eeny, Meeny, Miney, Mo
Eeny, meeny, miney, mo,
Catch a tiger by the toe.
If he hollers let him go,
Eeny, meeny, miney, mo.
Are You Sleeping?
Are you sleeping?
Are you sleeping?
Brother John?
Brother John?
Morning bells are ringing.
Morning bells are ringing.
Ding, ding, dong.
Ding, ding, dong.

Going On a Bear Hunt
(I found with this song that there are many versions. You could include a river, tree, mountain, etc.)

We’re goin’ on a bear hunt
We’re going to catch a big one,
I’m not scared
What a beautiful day!

Uh-uh!
Grass!
Long wavy grass.
We can’t go over it.
We can’t go under it.
Oh no!
We’ve got to go through it!
Swishy swashy! Swishy swashy! Swishy swashy!

Chorus: We’re going on a bear hunt…

Uh-uh!
Mud!
Thick oozy mud.
We can’t go over it,
We can’t go under it.
Oh no!
We’ve got to go through it!
Squelch squerch! Squelch squerch! Squelch squerch!

Chorus: We’re going on a bear hunt…

Uh-uh!
A forest!
A big dark forest.
We can’t go over it.
We can’t go under it.
Oh no!
We’ve got to go through it!
Stumble trip! Stumble trip! Stumble trip!

Chorus: We’re going on a bear hunt…

Uh-uh!
A snowstorm!
A swirling whirling snowstorm.
We can’t go over it.
We can’t go under it.
Oh no!
We’ve got to go through it!
Hooo wooo! Hooo wooo! Hooo wooo!

Chorus: We’re going on a bear hunt…

Uh-uh!
A cave!
A narrow gloomy cave.
We can’t go over it.
We can’t go under it.
We’ve got to go through it!
Tiptoe! Tiptoe! Tiptoe!
WHAT’S THAT!
One shiny wet nose!
Two big furry ears!
Two big goggly eyes!
IT’S A BEAR!

Quick!
Back through the cave!
Tiptoe! Tiptoe! Tiptoe!
Back through the snowstorm!
Hoooo woooo! Hoooo woooo! Hoooo woooo!
Back through the forest!
Stumble trip! Stumble trip! Stumble trip!
Back through the mud!
Squelch squerch! Squelch squerch! Squelch squerch!
Back through the grass!
Swishy swashy! Swishy swashy! Swishy swashy!
Get to our front door.
Open the door.
Shut the door.
Run upstairs and
Jump in bed
We’re safe!

What are your favorite nursery rhymes? Comment below to share! Also, be on the look out for part 2 of this post!

So until next time,

Okie Mom

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