Baby Songs & Stories / Rhymes

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HUSH-A-BABY BYE.

 

hush-a-bye-baby

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OLD MACDONALD HAD A FARM.

 

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ONE TWO BUCKLE MY SHOE.

 

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RAIN RAIN GO AWAY !

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WEE WILLIE WINKIE.

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TWO LITTLE DICKY BIRDS.

TWO LITTLE DICKY BIRDS

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THE LITTLE PIGGY.

 

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PUSSY CAT PUSSY CAT.

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ITSY BITSY SPIDER.

HISTORY :- The origin of “Itsy Bitsy Spider” was when it was found in a book, along with another version that was dated back to 1910 titled Camp and Camino in Lower California. However, this version was an adult version using more graphic terms. It was then later published in Western Folklore novels providing different versions that were more suitable for children in the 1950’s.

 

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JACK AND JILL.

 

jack and jill

Origins   :-  Possibly early 17th C, 2nd verse around 19th C,

when a 15 verse version appeared in pantomime. One claim

is that Jack & Jill are markings on the moon, and many

romantic connections have evolved re the names. Vinegar &

brown paper maybe a folk remedy for headache.

Activity :-  Play “roly-poly”, rolling down a grassy bank.

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RING-A-RING, O’ROSES.

 

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Origins  :-  Possibly the time of the Great Plague, though not all

researchers think so, as some lines are earlier.

Activity :-   Circle around, holding hands ormoving freely, then fall to

the floor on “all fall down.” Feel free to make up your own words in

the “get up again” section, as we did.

 

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JACK BE NIMBLE.

 

jack be nimble

Origins  :–   A new-year game: good luck ensued if your jump didn’t snuff the flame.

Activity  :–  Jump over a candle not alight. Use names – e.g. “Ruby be nimble…”

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HUMPTY DUMPTY.

 

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TWINKLE TWINKLE LITTLE STAR.

 

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Origins   :-  Written as 5 verses by Jane Taylor (1783-1824) The

popular tune was composed by Mozart.

Activity  :- Sing this beautiful lullaby to nurture the spiritual

sentiment of wonder in the young.

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BAA, BAA BLACK SHEEP.

 

baa baa black sheeep

Origins  :-  According to The Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes,

the words have scarcely altered in 200 years. “… the division of the

bags is said to refer to the export tax on wool imposed in 1275”.

 Activity  : Clap or sing it with a puppet or soft toy sheep.

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HOT CROSS BUNS.

 

History :- Formerly a street-cry, esp. on Good Friday, the cross

symbolising that on which Jesus was crucified.

Activity :- Children may appreciate hearing of the origins of hot

cross buns as well as eating them! We sing the song mainly as a

round, which can be a little challenging to sing in tune, considering

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COBBLER,COBBLER MEND MY SHOE.

 

History :- May’ve been used in the game “hunt the slipper.”

Activity :- Clap & chant, raising hands up & down ‘stitching.

 

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