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Nursery rhymes are perfect for babies and toddlers. They are short and simple to recite or sing. They include words that begin and end with the same sounds, helping children’s brains to recognize syllables and hear similarities in patterns. Familiarity with nursery rhymes can lead to phonological awareness. The repetition in nursery rhymes helps increase a child’s vocabulary.  Research shows that children who enter kindergarten knowing nursery rhymes will have an easier time learning how to read.

Mother Goose on the Loose® is based on nursery rhymes that are presented in a variety of different ways.  Below are links to different rhymes presented by many people in a wide range of styles. If they do not open simply by clicking on the link, try pressing the Control Key and clicking at the same time!

Rhyme of the Month

 

Full List

A   B   C   D    E-H   I-L   M-P   Q-T   U-Z

A

A Leopard Has Lots of Spots (Animal Rhymes) Port Discovery Children’s Museum, Baltimore, Maryland

La Araña Pequenita(Animal Rhymes)from the San Bernadino County Library, California

 

B

Baby Baby Dumpling,  (Knee bounce) British Columbia Public Libraries

Bananas(Whole Body)from the Hennepin County Library, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Behind a Tree, (clapping rhyme) British Columbia Public Libraries

A Big Mac Truck from a Mother Goose on the Loose Workshop in Surrey, British Columbia

Bubble, Bubble, Pop (Colors Song) from the Champaign Library, Illinois

Bubbles (Fingerplay)from the Hennepin County Library, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Buenas Dias / Good Morning (Fingerplay) Bibliotecas ParalaGente

 

C

Cherries on a Plate (Flannel Board Book Illustration) from Port Discovery Children’s Museum, Baltimore

Choo, Choo (Hand Slapping) Musser Public Library, Iowa

Choo Choo Train from the King County Library System, Washington State

Clap Your Hands (Body Rhymes)from the Johnson County Library, Kansas

Crazy Clap (Clapping and Tapping)from the Hennepin County Library, Minneapolis, Minnesota

 

D

Dinosaur Rhyme (Standing Up) Early Childhood School Library

 

 

Click here for more songs and rhymes from the King County Library System

Click here for more fingerplays from the Hennepin County Library

Click here for more fingerplays from the Johnson County Library

Click here for more songs and rhymes from the Scottsdale Public Library

Click here for more songs and rhymes from the San Bernadino County Library