Nursery Rhymes – September

        Nursery Rhymes for infants, toddlers and preschoolers

        School Days | An Apple a Day | Here we Go Round the Mulberry Bush | I’m a Little Tea Pot | Hey Diddle Diddle | Hickory, Dickory, Dock

        The repetition of Nursery Rhymes helps children develop: language skills, reading skills, math concepts, memory skills, creativity, dramatic skills and more.  Perhaps most importantly, Nursery  Rhymes connect generations with the commonality of rhymes that have been recited for 100s sometimes even 1000s of years. They create a sense of comfort and familiarity. To top it all off they’re fun to read, sing, act out and memorize. If you don’t already know the words/lyrics here they are:

        School Days

        School days, school days
        Dear old Golden Rule days
        ‘Reading and ‘riting and ‘rithmetic
        Taught to the tune of the hick’ry stick
        You were my queen in calico
        I was your bashful, barefoot beau
        And you wrote on my slate, “I Love You So”
        When we were a couple o’ kids 
         

        An Apple a Day

        An Apple a day keeps the doctor away
         

        Here we Go Round the Mulberry Bush

        Here we go round the mulberry bush,
        The mulberry bush, the mulberry bush,
        Here we go round the mulberry bush,
        On a cold and frosty morning. (Variation – So early in the morning.)
         
        This is the way we wash our hands,
        Wash our hands, wash our hands,
        This is the way we wash our hands,
        On a cold and frosty morning.
         
        This is the way we wash our clothes.
        Wash our clothes, wash our clothes,
        This is the way we wash our clothes,
        On a cold and frosty morning.
         
        This is the way we go to school,
        Go to school, go to school,
        This is the way we go to school,
        On a cold and frosty morning.
         
        This is the way we come out of school,
        Come out of school, come out of school,
        This is the way we come out of school,
        On a cold and frosty morning.
         

        I’m a Little Tea Pot

        I’m a little teapot,
        Short and stout,
        Here is my handle (one hand on hip),
        Here is my spout (other arm out with elbow and wrist bent).
        When I get all steamed up, Hear me shout,
        Tip me over and pour me out! (lean over toward spout)
         

        Hey Diddle Diddle

        Hey, diddle, diddle,
        The cat and the fiddle,
        The cow jumped over the moon.
        The little dog laughed 
        To see such sport,
        And the dish ran away with the spoon.
         

        Hickory, Dickory, Dock

        Hickory, dickory, dock,
        The mouse ran up the clock.
        The clock struck one,
        And down he run,
        Hickory, dickory, dock.
         
         
         
        Nursery Rhymes – September
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