Humpty Dumpty is one of the first nursery rhymes your child will learn. Is has several rhyming words and words than can build young children’s vocabulary. It dates back to the civil war in England and a great lesson can be learned from this. Life doesn’t always happen according to plan, sometimes we fall down and must get back up. There is no certainty in life but picking yourself up is something you have to learn growing up. It is essential to our growing as humans. This is a great example to children that no matter what life throws at you, there are times you and others can help pick you back up so you can continue to grow. In the early stages of life, building a child’s self confidence is instrumental in developing who they are going to grow up to be.
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
This is an age old rhyme, we have to look back to England in the early 19th century in the beginning of this song. It teaches only simple phonetics, but you can also teach very young children 0-1 motor skills by introducing movements into the Rhymes. If taught properly you are able to teach young children to be curious about the world around them. “Twinkle Twinkle Little star, how I wonder what you are?” That opens a whole new world of exploration and curiosity for a young child.
Using this the contemporary American version of this rhyme is wonderful for children. It speaks about having fun, the use of money, teaches hygiene, and patience. Like many nursery rhymes movement can be enjoyed with this poem. Exercise is always important in young children’s life and it keeps them interested in learning. Rhyming is a great way to improve young ones vocabulary and imagination. By adding these physical movements we can utilize all artistic characteristics humans have.
Incy Wincy Spider
If you’re looking to teach your children about rhyming and phonetics this is the nursery rhyme to go, just like twinkle twinkle little start you can put physical movements into the rhyme. These physical movements build a child’s memory and recall. The huge lesson taught by this rhyme is to never give up. In my opinion that is instrumental in the development of a child, when you fall down get back up. While the origin of the song is unknown, it was first published in an article in 1920.
Ring A Ring O’ Roses
The origin of the original rhyme came from the late 18th century to early 18th century. An urban legend is going around saying that this was formed during the days of the bubonic plague but scholars disagree. As far as phonetics it will not help your child much, but this rhyme is meant to be utilized with several other children dancing around in a circle. This gives children socialization time, which helps build their self confidence and social skills.