A Complete List of Nursery Rhymes

A nursery rhyme is a traditional poem or song for children in Britain and many other countries, but usage of the term only dates from the late 18th/early 19th century. In North America the term Mother Goose Rhymes, introduced in the mid-18th century, is still often used.

It has been argued that nursery rhymes set to music aid in a child’s development. Research also supports the assertion that music and rhyme increase a child’s ability in spatial reasoning, which aid mathematics skills.

 


Doctor Foster

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“Doctor Foster” is an English language nursery rhyme that has appeared in many anthologies since the nineteenth century. The rhyme was first published in its modern form in 1844.

Down Down Baby

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“Down Down Baby” is a clapping game played by children in English-speaking countries. In the game, two or more children stand in a circle, and clap hands in tune to a rhyming song. As with most hand-clapping games, there are many variations.