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  Nursery Rhyme Corner the place for nursery rhymes
In addition to the nursery rhymes there is a whole section containing nursery rhyme related free on-line games to play (Over 30!), easy access to nursery rhyme music (lot's of midis to play!), a gallery containing lots of nursery rhyme pictures and some free downloads such as wallpaper and pictures to colour in.
Each nursery rhyme is displayed on its own page, has an associated picture and an easy-to-use print facility.
Nursery rhymes are a great source of humour, education, tongue twisters, philosophy, puzzles, tunes, history, words of wisdom and old sayings, have a look and see what you think!
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 Mary Mary Quite Contrary Nursery Rhyme
The Mary alluded to in this traditional English nursery rhyme is reputed to be Mary Tudor, or Bloody Mary, who was the daughter of King Henry VIII.
The silver bells and cockle shells referred to in the Nursery Rhyme were colloquialisms for instruments of torture.
It was inspired by the origins of the 'Mary, Mary Quite Contrary' Nursery Rhyme and has been submitted to the Bifrost fantasy project.
www.rhymes.org.uk /mary_mary_quite_contrary.htm   (377 words)

 Urban Legends Reference Pages: Language (Ring Around the Rosie)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
For the "plague" explanation of "Ring Around the Rosie" to be true, we have to believe that children were reciting this nursery rhyme continuously for over five centuries, yet not one person in that five hundred year span found it popular enough to merit writing it down.
The explanations of the rhyme's "true" meaning are inconsistent, and they seem to be contrived to match whichever version of "Ring Around the Rosie" the teller is familar with.
It is part of our folklore that Christmas derives from "old pagan festivals." When it is suggested that some of our commonest nursery rhymes have older meanings that have been lost for centuries, the suggestion resonates with the knowledge of the antiquity and it seems quite believable.
www.snopes.com /language/literary/rosie.htm   (1426 words)

  BBC NEWS | Health | Nursery rhyme violence 'tops TV'
The researchers read the nursery rhymes to a toddler, but said it was difficult to gauge anything from the child's reaction.
He said: "There is a certain element of fear and frightening behaviour in nursery rhymes, but the key is the context in which the violence is mediated to the child.
"Nursery rhymes are usually read to a child when they are sitting in a comfortable position with their parent's arm around them on the sofa, and the parent makes a joke of it.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/health/4019801.stm   (539 words)

 ECLIPSE :: Mother Goose
Nursery rhymes were very popular as the content of early chapbooks and other small volumes, often published in series.
Note too that while most modern illustrations of this rhyme are playful and humorous with the cow actually jumping over the moon in the sky, one of these early volumes has a more realistic image of the cow jumping over a reflection of the moon in a puddle of water.
They validate that nursery rhymes have been important in the history of childhood, in the history of children’s literature, and in the history of books and printing from the time of the earliest printed books.
eclipse.rutgers.edu /goose/bookdigitization.aspx   (1074 words)

 Children's Books, Stories for Children, Poetry, Fables, Fairy Tales, Rhyme
Children's books and stories for children with poetry, fables, fairy tales and rhyme.
- Nursery children's books, stories for children, poetry, fables, fairy tales and rhyme.
- nursery stories for children by Beatrix Potter.
encyclopediaoftheself.com /children_books_stories_poetry_fables_fairy_tales.shtml   (1831 words)

 Nursery Rhyme Lesson Plans
Discover Nursery Rhymes - Nursery rhymes are one of the first ways that children discover the rhythm and rhyme of language.
Nursery rhymes can also be used for many creative activities.
Nursery Rhyme News - The goal of this writing assignment is to write: a news story with headline and a summary lead based upon the same childhood nursery rhyme.
www.teach-nology.com /teachers/lesson_plans/language_arts/nursery   (621 words)

 Rhymes for Kids, Short Rhymes- Kidsfront.com
Simple words that rhyme add a magical touch to these little poems for little ones.
You are sure to find many popular nursery rhymes for your child to learn, recite and cherish for years to come.
You can even use our rhyme dictionary to introduce your child to a vast vocabulary of rhyming words from A-Z. Choose from either contemporary or traditional nursery rhymes to help your child wander gleefully into the never-never land of sounds and language.
kidsfront.com /rhymes-for-kids.html   (151 words)

 BBC - h2g2 - 'Oranges and Lemons' - The Nursery Rhyme - A696125
The rhyme begins with this church because when the Thames was wider than it is today, the wharf where the citrus fruit cargoes from the Mediterranean were delivered lay just across the street.
One is that it is about the poverty that was around London at the time it became popular, one that it is about King Henry VIII and the speed with which some of his brides were despatched, and another is that it is about sex, particularly, the wedding night.
The rhyme is quoted in George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four as a symbol of the desirable and unattainable past.
www.bbc.co.uk /dna/h2g2/alabaster/A696125   (1726 words)

 Nursery Rhyme Tease - Nursery Rhyme Board Books and Matching Shirts with classics like Old Mac Donald, Hey Diddle ...
Nursery Rhyme Tease - Nursery Rhyme Board Books and Matching Shirts with classics like Old Mac Donald, Hey Diddle Diddle, Humpty Dumpty, Itsy Bitsy Spider and The Cow Jumped Over the Moon.
Nursery Rhyme Tease sets incorporates clothing with an original shirt and a corresponding nursery rhyme board book packaged uniquely in a snap-flap vinyl cases.
After many years of reading and singing nursery rhymes, teacher turned mom, Heather Sievers, thought it would be fun to incorporate literacy and the joy of reading along with high fashion t-shirts.
www.nurseryrhymetease.com   (130 words)

 Mondays child is fair of face nursery rhyme lyrics with origins and history
Mondays child is fair of face nursery rhyme lyrics with origins and history
The words and lyrics of this nursery rhyme poem were used to introduce a child to the order and the different days of week.
This is the only reference to history for the origins of this nursery rhyme poem
www.famousquotes.me.uk /nursery_rhymes/mondays_child.htm   (105 words)

 Nursery Rhyme Riddles - Nursery Rhymes Riddle
Through the years, Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes have served many uses in the classroom.
Nursery Rhymes That Use Days of the Week
Nursery Rhymes That Use Months of the Year
www.apples4theteacher.com /mother-goose-nursery-rhymes/riddles.html   (317 words)

 Nursery Rhyme Rewrites   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Nursery rhymes are lyrical passages that can be shared between members of a family.
To identify the pattern of the nursery rhyme, the teacher generates a physical pattern such as snapping and clapping (AB pattern) as your recite the nursery rhyme.
The original text of the nursery rhyme is written on the left side of the chart and the rewritten version of the nursery rhyme is on the right side.
www.uen.org /Lessonplan/preview.cgi?LPid=10626   (1128 words)

 Nursery Rhymes - If you don't have a nurse for your children, if sometimes you are too busy to read them a book, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Nursery Rhymes - If you don't have a nurse for your children, if sometimes you are too busy to read them a book, Nursery Rhymes Studio will become a useful and indispensable helper for you.
There are 30 well-known, popular rhymes, being familiar to the most people from the early childhood, which are accompanied by different orchestral melodies.
On the other hand, you can proudly ask you kid to recite poetry to the audience and you may be sure he won't make you blush even if English isn't his native language, because frequent listening to the announcer trains child's memory and pronunciation very well.
www.softpile.com /reviews/Nursery_Rhymes   (451 words)

 Dreamhouse: Nursery: Bookcase: Mother Goose: On Reading Nursery Rhymes With Children
Children this age often know many of the rhymes by heart, and are comforted by the familiarity, but aren't aware of some the additional levels of information in the rhymes.
A well known example is "Hey diddle diddle." The line about the dish running away with the spoon is thought to actually refer to the relationship between Queen Elizabeth I and a particular Spanish royal with whom she was spending a great deal of time.
The rhyme supposedly expresses concern on the part of Elizabeth's subjects as to what would become of them if she married and moved to Spain.
www-personal.umich.edu /~pfa/dreamhouse/nursery/reading.html   (747 words)

 Nursery Rhymes at The Virtual Vine
The “leaders” in the group always get a big kick out of being the one that remembers the order of the nursery rhymes and practically lead without any assistance from me. Because they want to demonstrate their skill for the rest of the group, they speak loudly and it seems to enhance group participation.
A Big Book for all the nursery rhymes can be made by typing up the text for each one and gluing it along with an enlarged graphic onto large sheets of construction paper or posterboard.
When a child learns a rhyme, they get a craft stick with the name of the rhyme and a small graphic stuck to the end to put in their cup or pocket.
www.thevirtualvine.com /nurseryrhymes.html   (3771 words)

 Preschool Songs & Nursery Rhymes
Preschool songs and nursery rhymes —“they are the first furnishings of the mind; the bottom-most layer of the comfortable hereditary clutter of mottoes, proverbs and half-remembered tales that we use to ornament conversations throughout our lives, knowing that they are common currency.
Nursery rhymes, poems and songs will provide your children with opportunities to develop an appreciation for rhyme and rhythm, as well as to develop their memory and auditory skills.
If you read or sing a rhyme over and over a number of times during the week and encourage your children to learn even the first verse, in time, they will develop a repertoire of rhymes, which they can enjoy reciting and which will enrich their lives forever.
www.shirleys-preschool-activities.com /preschool-songs-and-nursery-rhymes.html   (890 words)

Nursery rhymes are a vital part of the language/play of small children.
Learning to cue nursery rhymes will do wonders for the cueing parent or teacher who will soon be faced with far more complex sentences, involved explanations and stories.
Because most nursery rhymes are stored in one's oral (rather than visual) memory bank, the process helps one to cue words as they are said rather than how they are spelled.
www.uri.edu /comm_service/cued_speech/nursery.html   (881 words)

 Nursery Rhymes
Another popular nursery rhyme, "Jack Be Nimble," was originally a rhyme said while jumping over a candlestick to determine one's luck for the coming year.
The nursery rhyme "Jack and Jill Went Up the Hill" is believed to have been an ancient ballad, long since forgotten, which retold the Norse myth of Hjoki and Bil.
Religious extremists in the United States and England have claimed that nursery rhymes lead children to the Devil and that the words are the work of witches.
folktalesmyths.suite101.com /discussion.cfm/1133   (1279 words)

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This nursery rhyme depicts a nightmare scenario of a young shepherdess and the advice that might be given to her by someone more experienced!
The nursery rhyme scenes include such classics as Humpty-Dumpty, Mother Goose and Hey Diddle Diddle which provides you with countless possibilities for adding coordinating decor pieces to the nursery.
The origins of the nursery rhyme are believed to date back to the 16th century and refer to necessity for Catholic priests to hide in 'Priest Holes' (very small secret rooms once found in many great houses in England) to avoid persecution from zealous Protestants who were totally against the old Catholic religion.
www.lycos.com /info/rhyme--nursery-rhyme.html   (418 words)

 How do Nursery Rhymes Help Children Develop Language Skills?   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Nursery rhymes also set the stage for early reading by making children more aware of their own language and how sounds are combined to make words that sound alike - like "clock" and "dock".
Reciting nursery rhymes teaches the rhythm of speech and intonation as well as the grammatical structure of language.
So the rhymes help children become more fluent in their speaking skills, and able to pronounce sounds they have trouble with.
www.investinkids.ca /ContentPage.aspx?name=parents_nursery_rhymes   (517 words)

 Urban Legends Reference Page: Lost Legends (A Pocket Full of Wry)
The surprising truth is that this innocent little rhyme, which dates from the early 1700s, actually represents a coded message used to recruit crew members for pirate vessels!
Since piracy (as opposed to privateering) was against the law, pirates devised codes that could be used to advertise for crew members without openly revealing their illegal affiliations.
The nursery rhyme "Six a Song of Sixpence" was a coded message that evolved over several years' times and was used by confederates of the notorious pirate Blackbeard to recruit crew members for his prize-hunting expeditions.
www.snopes.com /lost/sixpence.htm   (948 words)

 Why Nursery Rhymes?
Further, the natural rhythm and meter of nursery rhymes actually lend themselves to being read, and in particular out loud.
Rhyme and verse are also much easier for a child to remember (hence their comfort level), and what's more they lend themselves to being read aloud from parent to child (and hopefully at a certain point from child to parent).
A lot of the traditional rhymes, such as 'Jack and Jill' and 'Humpty Dumpty,' were repetitious and allowed us to memorize basic structures and patterns in the English language, then put it together.
www.dannyandkim.com /WhyNurseryRhymes.html   (819 words)

Choose a nursery rhyme that is familiar to the children.
The rhyme Monday's Child can be used as a supplement to teaching the days of the week.
For example, in the rhyme Old Mother Hubbard, ask (or tell) the children what the modern equivalent of cupboard is (a cabinet).
comsewogue.k12.ny.us /~rstewart/k2001/Themes/nursery_rhymes/nursery_rhymes.htm   (2768 words)

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Nursery rhymes can also be used for many creative activities.
The correlation of nursery rhymes to current events, history, and other literature and media.
Each person selects a nursery rhyme to say from memory.
www.col-ed.org /cur/lang/lang30.txt   (176 words)

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The nursery rhymes are all set in a beautiful village, deep in the heart of southern England.
Favourite nursery rhymes which include Baa baa fl sheep, Humpty Dumpty and There was an old woman who lived in a shoe, are all illustrated here, by acting and signing with great style.
Learning to sign nursery rhymes, is a great starting point for children who may need to sign.
www.lycos.com /info/nursery-rhyme.html   (385 words)

 Rhyme Time With Mother Goose
Demonstrates knowledge of Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes by coloring a color sheet, and wearing a costume to school of their favorite Mother Goose Nursery Rhyme.
In the process where the students is to color a coloring sheet of their favorite mother Goose Nursery Rhyme character, it may be necessary to choose an alternative nursery rhyme.
Since the children will be dressing up as his/her favorite Mother Goose nursery rhyme character, the teacher will need to be able to direct the role play of the character on this special day.
www.rblewis.net /technology/EDU506/WebQuests/rhymes/rhymes.html   (1062 words)

 Nursery Rhyme Survey
Music is a great way to communicate with babies, and singing songs and nursery rhymes is traditionally a soothing and enjoyable experience.
Many of us have favourite nursery rhymes from our own childhoods, and today children are growing up with a rich variety of songs, from traditional rhymes to pop songs and ballads.
I was comfortable with the music, so it was an enjoyable experience for us all, alongside using a tape of nursery rhymes to remind me of the words.
www.literacytrust.org.uk /talktoyourbaby/nurseryrhyme.html   (221 words)

 Bangert  BMW Unit Template
All materials such as the overheads for the nursery rhymes should be prepared a head of time.
Introduce Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes with a big stuffed Mother Goose who reads to the children a few of her favorite nursery rhymes.
The rhyming and vocabulary rubrics were done and they were good.
www.cesa8.k12.wi.us /bmw/unit05/misd/bangert/index.htm   (1461 words)

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