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Nursery Rhymes and Songs

Listed below are a range of popular and well known Nursery Rhymes and songs, which your child is likely to learn when starting school. You may also find it useful to have a illustrated book of nursery rhymes. You may find our number songs helpful for developing mathematical concepts such as counting, addition and subtraction.

Baa Baa Black Sheep

Goosey Goosey Gander

Grand Old Duke of York

Hey Diddle Diddle

Hickory Dickory Dock

Horsey Horsey

Incy Wincy Spider

Jack and Jill

Miss Polly Had A Dolly

Polly put the Kettle on

Rock a bye baby

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

Twinkle, Twinkle Chocolate Bar

Wind the Bobbin Up

Baa Baa Pink Sheep

Rig a Jig Jig

Sandy Girl

I dig my garden

 

Baa Baa Black Sheep

Baa baa black sheep, have you any wool?
Yes sir, yes sir, three bags full!
One for the master, one for the dame,
And one for the little boy who lives down the lane.

 

Goosey Goosey Gander

Goosey Goosey Gander where shall I wander,
Upstairs, downstairs and in my lady's chamber
There I met an old man who wouldn't say his prayers,
I took him by the left leg and threw him down the stairs.

 

The Grand Old Duke of York

The Grand old Duke of York he had ten thousand men
He marched them up to the top of the hill
And he marched them down again.
When they were up, they were up
And when they were down, they were down
And when they were only halfway up
They were neither up nor down. 

 

Hey Diddle Diddle

Hey diddle diddle, the cat and the fiddle,
The cow jumped over the moon.
The little dog laughed to see such fun
And the dish ran away with the spoon!

 

Hickory Dickory Dock

Hickory dickory dock,
The mouse ran up the clock,
The clock struck one,
The mouse ran down,
Hickory dickory dock.

Tick Tock, Tick Tock

Hickory dickory dock,
The mouse ran up the clock,
The clock struck two,
The mouse went boo,
Hickory dickory dock.

Tick Tock, Tick Tock

Hickory dickory dock,
The mouse ran up the clock,
The clock struck three,
The mouse went whee,
Hickory dickory dock.

Horsey Horsey

Horsey horsey don't you stop
Just let your feet go clipety clop
The tail goes swish and the wheels go round
Giddy up, we're homeward bound.

 

Incy Wincy Spider

Incy wincy spider 
climbed up the water spout,
Down came the rain 
and washed poor Incy out,

Out came the sun shine 
and dried up all the rain,
And Incy Wincy spider 
climbed up the spout again.

 

Jack and Jill

Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch a pail of water
Jack fell down and broke his crown
And Jill came tumbling after.
Up got Jack, and home did trot 
As fast as he could caper
He went to bed and bound his head
With vinegar and brown paper.

 

Miss Polly Had A Dolly

Miss Polly had a dolly who was sick, sick, sick.
So she phoned for the doctor to be quick, quick, quick.
The doctor came with his bag and hat,
And knocked at the door with a rat tat tat.

He looked at the dolly and shook his head,
And said "Miss Polly put her straight to bed."
He wrote a pad for a pill, pill, pill.
Iíll be back in the morning with my bill, bill, bill.

 

Polly Put the Kettle on

Polly put the kettle on,
Polly put the kettle on,
Polly put the kettle on,
We'll all have tea.
Sukey take it off again,
Sukey take it off again,
Sukey take it off again,
They've all gone away.

 

Rock a bye baby

Rock a bye baby on the tree top,
When the wind blows the cradle will rock,
When the bough breaks the cradle will fall,
And down will come baby, cradle and all.

 

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Twinkle twinkle little star, how I wonder what you are?
Up above the world so high, like a diamond in the sky
When the blazing sun is gone, when he nothing shines upon,
Then you show your little light, twinkle, twinkle all the night.
Then the traveller in the dark, thanks you for your tiny spark,
He could not see which way to go, if you did not twinkle so.
In the dark blue sky you keep, and often through my curtains peep,
For you never shut your eye, 'till the sun is in the sky.
As your bright and tiny spark lights the traveller in the dark,
Though I know not what you are - twinkle, twinkle little star.

Twinkle, Twinkle Chocolate Bar

Twinkle, twinkle chocolate bar,
We all drive a rusty car,
Turn on the engine,
Pull the choke,
Off we go in a cloud of smoke,
Twinkle, twinkle chocolate bar
We all drive a rusty car.

Wind The Bobbin Up

Wind the bobbin up,
Wind the bobbin up,
Pull, Pull, Clap, Clap, Clap,
Point to the ceiling
Point to the floor
Point to the window
Point to the door
Put your hands on your knee
Now you clap 1, 2, 3.
Wind the bobbin up,
Wind the bobbin up,
Pull, Pull, Clap, Clap, Clap.

Baa Baa Pink Sheep

Baa Baa pink sheep,
Have you any spots,
Yes Sir, yes Sir lots and lots,
Spots on my fingers and spots on my toes,
And spots on the end of my little pink nose.

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Rig a Jig Jig

As I was walking,
Down the street,
Down the street,
Down the street,
A very good friend I chanced to meet,
Hi Ho, Hi Ho, Hi Ho
 
Rig a jig jig, and away we go
Away we go, away we go,
Rig a jig jig and away we go,
Hi Ho, Hi Ho, Hi Ho

Sandy Girl

There was a little Sandy girl
Sitting on a stone
Crying, weeping, because she's all alone
Stand up Sandy girl, dry your tears away,
Choose the one you love the most to dance dance away,
Tra la la la la la la la la la la la la.

I dig my garden

I dig my garden, dig, dig, dig,
I dig my garden, I dig it deep.
I plant my seeds and I watch them grow,
But along came a rabbit and, OH NO!
He eats my carrots, 
Munch, munch, munch!
He eats my carrots, he eats the whole bunch.
So I run to my garden and I shoo, shoo, shoo!
But the rabbit will come back, so what should I do?

This song can be continued with different vegetables by changing the word 'carrots'.

 

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