What’s a fun way to teach your young children about animals, numbers and even about compassion? You’d need to find an easy-to-digest way of teaching that can be remembered and understood by the little ones. Even if they aren’t able to fully understand it yet, they’ll at least be able to remember it by heart. This is where children’s nursery rhymes come into the picture. And so here we’ve hand-picked five nursery rhyme songs that both you and your children will love.
1. Old Macdonald
“Old Macdonald had a farm E-I-E-I-O”. This classic nursery song has been sung countless times and is a beloved children’s song. Through the easy to follow lyrics, children are taught all about animals and the sounds they make. Additionally, this song allows the children to recognise and match specific animal sounds to their counterparts in a fun and singsongy manner.
2. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
“1, 2, 3, 4, 5, once I caught a fish alive”. If the previous song helped children learn about onomatopoeic sounds such as ‘moo’ and ‘woof’, this nursery rhyme song teaches children about numbers. Specifically, counting the numbers 1 to 10. Besides that, it can also help children to differentiate between left and right.
3. Hickory Dickory Dock
“Hickory dickory dock. The mouse went up the clock. The clock struck one. The mouse went down. Hickory dickory dock”. Quite similar to the previous song rhyme, this kid’s song aims to teach children about numbers with specific focus placed upon counting time. To make this song even more fun, each time an animal climbs up the clock, express their sound.
4. Baa Baa Black Sheep
“Baa, baa, black sheep, have you any wool? Yes sir, yes sir, three bags full!”. Care to take a guess what this popular children’s song is all about? You guessed it; it’s about the joy of sharing for in the nursery song the sheep gives away all three bags of its wool. This song is perfect for introducing your children to the concept of being kind and compassionate towards others.
5. Itsy Bitsy Spider
“The itsy-bitsy spider climbed up the water spout”. Out of the five nursery rhyme songs we’ve listed down, this is the shortest and simplest of all. What it teaches the children however is by no means a simple concept for them. Even for some adults this concept proves to be challenging. If you haven’t guessed it yet it’s the concept of persevering and never giving up towards a goal.
There you have it, our five chosen nursery rhymes, nursery songs or whatever you want to call them that aren’t just enjoyable to learn and sing along to but are also packed full with useful information and knowledge for the wee ones. Want to know what else is beneficial for children? A custom-made gift item from Printcious’ range of personalised gifts for children. Check it out today!