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click **here** for nursery rhyme books
click here for a 'fractured' nursery rhymes song

alphabetical list of nursery rhymes
nursery rhymes and songs around the world ... Mama Lisa's World -- CULTURE, GLOBAL AWARENESS

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a rhyme a week for 28 weeks PLUS 70 other take-home rhymes
...includes picture vocabulary and other activities using the rhymes
Why Use Classic Nursery Rhymes?
When I've been asked why I decided to use the classic nursery rhymes as the basis for a phonological awareness program, the first answer that always comes to my mind is simply that the rhymes are fun. Children for generations have enjoyed the silliness of the characters' antics. But there's much more to these rhymes than simply their good humor and their aboundingly enthusiastic rhythm. The rhymes are the canon of our youngest set.
Nursery rhymes introduce young listeners to story structure in its most basic form. There's an orientation -- Peter Pumpkin eater has a wife. There's a problem -- He's having trouble keeping her. And, there's a resolution -- He puts her in a pumpkin shell and there he keeps her very well.
Nursery rhymes also introduce children to a cast of characters who are likely to reappear throughout their school lives. You can't enjoy the Ahlberg's delightful Each Peach Pear Plum if you don't get the allusions to the nursery rhymes.
Nursery rhymes also greatly enrich young children's vocabularies and supply some early lessons in the ways our language works. Jack Sprat is lean; when we read this rhyme to children, we have to explain that word. And children add another word to their developing vocabularies. When a child asks, "What does it mean -- Molly my sister and I fell out?", you explain that "fell out" is an expression we don't use much anymore. It used to mean "had an argument". And children get a glimpse of how words and expressions work in English.
Then, too, nursery rhymes encourage thinking skills. Particularly entertaining are the riddle rhymes like Little Nancy Etticoat or Hick-A-More, Hack-A-More. Children like the challenge of a riddle. We've followed Mother Goose's lead, including riddle rhymes as part of our weekly instruction.
Finally, the nursery rhymes provide short, simple texts. While their uncontrolled vocabulary may occasionally make them tough to decode, their unrelenting rhythm makes them perfect for emerging readers who are developing their concepts of what a word is.
Here's a sample of.......Week 3: Downloadables for October 9 -13
Peter, Peter Pumpkin Eater Rhyme Card
ELL Picture Card Set
**ELL** Riddle Rhymes
Peter, Peter Pumpkin Eater Lesson Plans

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  • Hey Diddle, Diddle
  • Hickory, Dickory, Dock
  • Humpty Dumpty
  • Itsy Bitsy Spider
  • Jack and Jill
  • Little Miss Muffett

Each kit contains activities that:
1. Foster early literacy skills such as one-to-one correspondence (pointing to each word as it is read), reading text from left to right, learning the difference between letters and words, and understanding that words in a sentence have to go in a certain order to make sense.
2. Aid in letter recognition.
3. Help identify rhyming words.
4. Help with sight word recognition.
5. Show whether your child comprehends the storyline of the rhyme. (Can he or she tell you what happens in the rhyme and/or draw a picture of it?)
6. a graph in each kit to record the number of words in each line of the rhymes. This practices important math skills (graphing, more/less, counting) & also reinforces the concept of words.
7. There is a "little book" version of the rhyme for your child to illustrate and put together.

NOTE: She made these kits to send home for parents to work on with their children.

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Alice the Camel
Baa Baa Black Sheep
Five Little Ducks
Five Little Monkeys
Five Little Speckled Frogs
Goosey Goosey Gander
Hey Diddle, Diddle
Hickory Dickory Dock
Incy Wincy Spider
Little Bo Peep
Little Miss Muffet
Old MacDonald's Farm
Old Mother Hubbard
One Elephant Went Out to Play
Pussy Cat, Pussy Cat
Ten in the Bed (bears)
This Little Piggy
Three Blind Mice
Two Little Dickie Birds
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, Once I Caught a Fish

The Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe

PROPS FOR POEMS AND NURSERY RHYMES of characters or sequencing cards
Five Dinosaurs
Five Green and Speckled Frogs
Five Little Ducks
Five Little Pumpkins
Hey Diddle Diddle
Humpty Dumpty
(sequencing cards)
Jack and Jill
(sequencing cards)
Little Miss Muffet
(sequencing cards)
Once I Had a Turtle
What Do You See?


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nursery rhyme REBUS stories ... Kinder Friends
rubus rhymes:

The Mother Goose Pages ... alphabetical master list, Mother Goose artwork & book covers, online ABC coloring book, rhymes grouped by theme ... (from NetTrekker, Readability Level 2)
Nursery Rhymes with a Twist...Reader's Theater script from PBS Zoom
(Hey diddle, diddle, the cat and the fiddle, the cow jumped over the moon; the little dog laughed to see such sport, and then he tried it the next afternoon.)
nursery rhymes ... Sqedunk
Mother Goose Club ...rhymes, videos, songs, printables
Baa Baa Black Sheep ...
see "sheep -- arts & crafts" to make a sheep with curly 'wool'
Hey Diddle Diddle
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It's Raining, It's Pouring ...kididdles

Jack and Jill ...kididdles

Jack Be Nimble, Jack Be Quick ...kididdles
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I'm a Little Teapot
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And the Dish Ran Away With the Spoon...(Janet Stevens & Susan Stevens Crummel)
Every night the rhyme gets read. Every night Dish and Spoon run away. And every night they return--until tonight!
Where can Dish and Spoon be? The rhyme can't go on without them, so Cat, Cow, and Dog set out to search for their missing friends. But where to start? Should they go north? East? Northeast? They'll just have to read Fork's map, ask directions, and try not to get lost in Little Boy Blue's haystack or under Miss Muffet's tuffet or in Big Bad Wolf's kitchen--"FEE, FI, FO . . ." Oh no. Could that be the giant?