The repetition of Nursery Rhymes helps your child develop language skills. When preschoolers listen to nursery rhymes, they begin to learn how vowel and consonant sounds go together to make words and how words go together to make sentences. When they begin reciting the rhymes/poems they’ll copy the readers volume, pitch, inflection and mannerisms. Nursery Rhymes introduce children to new words like fleece in Mary Had a Little Lamb below. Most rhymes are short, easy and fun to memorize. Don’t be surprised if some of your child’s first sentences come from Nursery Rhymes. | Here are the words/lyrics to our rhymes for April.
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The Man in the Moon
The man in the moon
Looked out of the moon,
Looked out of the moon and said,
“It’s time for all the children on earth,
To think about getting to bed!”
Pattycake, Pattycake, Baker’s Man
Pattycake, pattycake, baker’s man
Bake me a cake as fast as you can
Roll it and pat it and mark it with a B
And put it in the oven for Baby and me
Mary Had a Little Lamb
Mary had a little lamb,
its fleece was white as snow;
And everywhere that Mary went,
the lamb was sure to go.
It followed her to school one day,
which was against the rule;
It made the children laugh and play,
to see a lamb at school.
And so the teacher turned it out,
but still it lingered near,
And waited patiently about,
till Mary did appear.
“Why does the lamb love Mary so?”
the eager children cry;
“Why, Mary loves the lamb, you know”,
the teacher did reply.
Ring Around The Rosy
Ring around the rosy
A pocketful of posies
We all fall down