Nursery Rhymes for Toddlers
Nursery Age 1 Curriculum Suggestions
by Katrina Lybbert


Nursery Rhyme Overview

Reciting nursery rhymes for your toddler is a great way to expand language learning.  Your toddler will love the rhythmic pattern of the rhymes and enjoy watching you speak to him or her.

For each of the 24 lessons I have suggested a nursery rhyme for you to recite and/or sing for your toddler.  Try to memorize the rhyme yourself so you can repeat it for your toddler often.  I personally like to alternate between speaking and singing the rhyme to provide a greater learning experience.  Suggested times to share each nursery rhyme are while changing, dressing, feeding, cuddling, rocking, etc.

Nursery Rhyme Resources

Suggested Books

The Real Mother Goose
Richard Scarry's Best Mother Goose Ever
Favorite Nursery Rhymes from Mother Goose by Scott Gustafson
Mother Goose Treasury: A Beautiful Collection of Favorite Nursery Rhymes
The Complete Collection of Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes (The Classic Edition)
Sylvia Long's Mother Goose
My Very First Mother Goose
by Iona Archibald Opie

Cyndy Szekeres' Mother Goose Rhymes

Dean's Mother Goose Book of Rhymes

Young Canada's Nursery Rhymes
Illustrated by Constance Haslewood


Suggested Music

The Usborne Nursery Rhyme Songbook
The Kingfisher Nursery Rhyme Songbook
Wee Sing Nursery Rhymes & Lullabies (Book & audio cd)

Audio CD's
Nursery Rhymes and Nursery Songs (Robin Hendrix)
Baby's Nursery Rhymes (Jason Miles, Phylicia Rashad)
Nursery Rhymes (The Wiggles)


Suggested Web Sites

Nursery Rhymes Collections
Mother Goose Rebus Rhymes
Dreamhouse Nursery Rhymes
All Nursery Rhymes
Mother Goose Club


 


 

Nursery Rhyme Lesson List


Lesson 1  Rub a Dub Dub
Lesson 2 Georgie Porgie
Lesson 3 Higgledy Piggledy, My Black Hen
Lesson 4 A Wise Old Owl
Lesson 5 A Diller, A Dollar
Lesson 6 Jack Sprat
Lesson 7 Pease Porridge Hot
Lesson 8 This Old Man
Lesson 9 One, Two, Buckle My Shoe
Lesson 10 Monday's Child
Lesson 11 Polly Put the Kettle On
Lesson 12 Wynken, Blynken & Nod
Lesson 13 Little Jumping Joan
Lesson 14 Going to St. Ives
Lesson 15 Thirty Days Hath September
Lesson 16 Handy Pandy
Lesson 17 The Little Girl with a Curl
Lesson 18 Hector Protector
Lesson 19 The Little Bird
Lesson 20 Betty Blue
Lesson 21 Peter Piper
Lesson 22 Bell Horses
Lesson 23 Humpty Dumpty
Lesson 24 Little Bo Peep

 
 


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