Nursery poems brings to mind warm emotions of childhood in almost everyone. Even the youngest of children enjoy nursery poems and most often the nursery poems they hear at home from their parents are the first songs they sing. Hearing our children sing and gesture to these poems are some of parents’ fondest memories.
The most famous poem of all and most probably the first English poem sung by kids even today. With the easy-to-follow lyrics and the fun hand-actions which every kid can perform, the popularity of this poem remains unchanged over the years.
A simple song about a spider who is washed away by the rain and climbs back after the rain stops. If we pause to think, this poem is a great start to teach children about resolution- even if you fall down, don’t give up, just get up and try again. The spider actions the kids perform with their hands are great too.
This great poem involves body parts and their movements all in one. With its clapping and tapping lyrics, this poem is sure to get your little ones moving and grooving. Not just that, you can add any number or body parts and their movements to this poem for more fun and learning. For e.g: blink your eyes, twitch your nose, wiggle your fingers, send a kiss and so on..
Raffi is one of the world’s most famous and honoured children’s artist. Even though his children’s songs were enjoyed in the 80’s and 90’s they are still popular because of their catchy, rhyming lyrics and simple music. Make sure to introduce your children to some of the most popular tunes by Raffi.
This is a very old nursery poem whose lyrics have changed over time but it still retains its popularity. This poem is a great resource for teaching young children numbers.
Teachers and parents love this poem as it teaches kids simple reverse counting. This is a favourite of all kids since they like nothing better than jumping on beds. Get this poem started and see their energy levels jump up.
This is a very popular action poem sung by many preschoolers. The dance routine is really simple and easy to follow and involves pointing out the various parts of the teapot followed by pouring out some tea. Not to mention, it is really cute to watch your kids perform to this poem.
A great poem to teach your kids to sing in the monsoons. Children sing this song when they wish for the rain to go away because they would rather be outside playing. It is a simple sweet song about wishing for good weather to replace bad weather and the fun to begin.
This song is sung by preschoolers with hand actions and is especially popular on bus rides. You could keep adding to this song and include various other bus-parts and sounds like horn goes beep, money goes clink, gas goes glunk and so on.
Which song does your kiddo like best? Have you sung any of these nursery rhymes to your baby yet? Share below!
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