50 Nursery Rhymes List

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Listed below are the top 50 most popular English nursery rhymes that have been sung by parents and kids over the years.  So join us to the tunes of popular nursery rhymes and English nursery rhymes!

Benefits of English Rhymes in children:

  • Scientifically, English nursery rhymes have proven to be a great tool to help develop a child’s mind 
  • The rhythmic English rhymes are helps in developing memory, learning basic gestures, adapting emotional behavior, and expanding creative imagination
  • The rhythmic repetition of sentences is easy for young minds to grasp and memorize rhymes

Top 50 English Nursery Rhymes with Lyrics

List of Best 50 English Nursery Rhymes

1. Ringa-Ringa Roses

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Ringa-ringa roses,

A pocketful of posies.
A-tishoo! A-tishoo!
We all fall down!

Fishes in the water,
Fishes in the Sea,
We all jump up with a
One, two, three!

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2. Little Girl Little Girl

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Little girl, little girl, where have you been?
Gathering roses to give to the queen.
Little girl, little girl, what gave she you?
She gave me a diamond as big as my shoe.

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3. Hot Cross Buns

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Hot cross buns
Hot cross buns
One a penny
Two a penny
Hot cross buns
 
Give them to your daughters
Give them to your sons
One a penny
Two a penny
Hot cross buns
 
Hot cross buns
Hot cross buns
One a penny
Two a penny
Hot cross buns
 
Give them to your daughters
Give them to your sons
One a penny
Two a penny
Hot cross buns
These are sure hot
 

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4. I'm A Little TeaPot

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I’m a little teapot
Short and stout
Here is my handle
Here is my spout.
When I get all steamed up,
Then I shout,
Just tip me over and pour me out!

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5. Baa Baa Black Sheep

The popular nursery rhyme, “Baa Baa Black Sheep”  is available in many versions but the favorite version of one the traditional English rhymes that is:

Baa, baa black sheep
Have you any wool
Yes sir, yes sir
Three bags full.

One for my master
And one for my dame
And one for the little boy
Who lives down the lane.

Thank you said the master
And thank you said the dame
And thank you said the little boy
Who lives down the lane.

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6.Teddy Plays on the Swing

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Teddy plays on the swing
Teddy plays on the slide
Teddy plays on the swing
And Teddy plays on the slide

And he goes

Tick – tock
Forwards and back
Round & round he goes
Tick – tock
Forwards and back
Round & round he goes

And he goes

Tick – tock
Forwards and back
Round & round he goes
Tick – tock
Forwards and back
Round & round he goes

REPEAT WHOLE SONG

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7. Zoom Zoom Zoom

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Zoom Zoom Zoom, We’re going to the moon. Zoom Zoom Zoom, We’ll be there very soon.
If you want to take a trip, Climb aboard my rocket ship,
Zoom Zoom Zoom, We’re going to the moon. Zoom Zoom Zoom, We’ll be there very soon.
5,4,3,2,1–BLAST OFF!

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8. Johnny Johnny

This nursery rhyme is so easy and simple that the kids can even understand it. It is quite popular in a lot countries across the globe and children loves to sing it. Read and sing-along with your kids on one of the popular english nursery rhymes.

Johnny Johnny! Yes, Papa?
Eating sugar? No, Papa.
Telling lies? No, Papa.
Open your mouth
Ha! Ha! Ha!

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9. Down In The Jungle

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Down in the jungle
Where nobody goes
There’s an elephant
Washing his clothes
With a rub-a-dub here
A rub-a-dub there
That’s how he washes his clothes
Diddle-I-Dee, a boogie boogie woogie
Diddle-I-Dee, a boogie boogie woogie
Diddle-I-Dee, a boogie boogie woogie
That’s how he washes his clothes

Down in the jungle
Where nobody goes
There’s a lion
Washing his clothes
With a rub-a-dub here
A rub-a-dub there
That’s how he washes his clothes
Diddle-I-Dee, a boogie boogie woogie
Diddle-I-Dee, a boogie boogie woogie
Diddle-I-Dee, a boogie boogie woogie
That’s how he washes his clothes

Down in the jungle
Where nobody goes
There’s a zebra
Washing his clothes
With a rub-a-dub here
A rub-a-dub there
That’s how he washes his clothes
Diddle-I-Dee, a boogie boogie woogie
Diddle-I-Dee, a boogie boogie woogie
Diddle-I-Dee, a boogie boogie woogie
That’s how he washes his clothes

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10. Chubby Cheeks

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Chubby cheeks, dimple chin
Rosy lips, teeth within
Curly hair, very fair
Eyes are blue – lovely too.
Teacher’s pet, is that you?
Yes, Yes, Yes!

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11. Miss Polly Had a Dolly

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Miss Polly had a dolly who was sick, sick, sick.
So she called for the doctor to come quick, quick, quick.
The doctor came with his bag and his hat
And he knocked on the door with a rat-a-tat-tat.
He looked at the dolly and he shook his head
And he said “Miss Polly, put her straight to bed!”
He wrote on a paper for some pills, pills, pills
“I’ll be back in the morning with my bill, bill, bill.”

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12. Bingo Dog Song

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There was a farmer who had a dog,
And Bingo was his name-o.
B-I-N-G-O
B-I-N-G-O
B-I-N-G-O
And Bingo was his name-o.

There was a farmer who had a dog,
And Bingo was his name-o.
(clap)-I-N-G-O
(clap)-I-N-G-O
(clap)-I-N-G-O
And Bingo was his name-o.

There was a farmer who had a dog,
And Bingo was his name-o.
(clap)-(clap)-N-G-O
(clap)-(clap)-N-G-O
(clap)-(clap)-N-G-O
And Bingo was his name-o.

There was a farmer who had a dog,
And Bingo was his name-o.
(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-G-O
(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-G-O
(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-G-O
And Bingo was his name-o.

There was a farmer who had a dog,
And Bingo was his name-o.
(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-O
(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-O
(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-O
And Bingo was his name-o.

There was a farmer who had a dog,
And Bingo was his name-o.
(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-(clap)
(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-(clap)
(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-(clap)
And Bingo was his name-o

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13. Hey Diddle Diddle

This cute and somewhat nonsensical rhyme is another favorite sonnet of kids. Read and sing-along with your kids on one of the popular english nursery rhymes.

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

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14. The Lion And The Unicorn

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The lion and the unicorn
Were fighting for the crown
The lion beat the unicorn
All around the town.

Some gave them white bread,
And some gave them brown;
Some gave them plum cake
and drummed them out of town.

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15. Finger Family

The Finger Family song is a modern nursery rhyme  popular with toddlers. Read and sing-along with your kids on one of the popular english nursery rhymes.

Daddy finger, daddy finger
where are you?
Here I am
here I am
How do you do?

Mommy finger, mommy finger
where are you?
Here I am, here I am
How do you do?

Brother finger, brother finger,
where are you?
Here I am, here I am
How do you do?

Sister finger, sister finger
where are you?
Here I am, here I am
How do you do?

Baby finger, baby finger
where are you?
Here I am, here I am
How do you do?

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16. Here We Go 'Round The Mulberry Bush

This traditional nursery rhyme is a part of children’s game. Read and sing-along with your kids on one of the popular english nursery rhymes.

Here we go ’round the mulberry bush
The mulberry bush
The mulberry bush
Here we go ’round the mulberry bush
On a cold and frosty morning
This is the way we wash our face
Wash our face
Wash our face
This is the way we wash our face
On a cold and frosty morning
Here we go ’round the mulberry bush
The mulberry bush
The mulberry bush
Here we go ’round the mulberry bush
On a cold and frosty morning
This is the way we brush our teeth
Brush our teeth
Brush our teeth
This is the way we brush our teeth
On a cold and frosty morning
Here we go ’round the mulberry bush
The mulberry bush
The mulberry bush
Here we go ’round the mulberry bush
On a cold and frosty morning
This is the way we comb our hair
Comb our hair
Comb our hair
This is the way we comb our hair
On a cold and frosty morning
Here we go ’round the mulberry bush
The mulberry bush
The mulberry bush
Here we go ’round the mulberry bush
On a cold and frosty morning
This is the way we put on our clothes
Put on our clothes
Put on our clothes
This is the way we put on our clothes
On a cold and frosty morning
Here we go ’round the mulberry bush
The mulberry bush
The mulberry bush
Here we go ’round the mulberry bush
On a cold and frosty morning
 
 
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17. Dingle Dangle Scarecrow

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When all the cows were sleeping
And the sun had gone to bed
Up jumped the scarecrow
And this is what he said
 
I’m a dingle, dangle scarecrow
With a flippy, floppy hat
I can shake my hands like this
I can shake my feet like that
 
When all the hens were roosting
And the moon behind a cloud
Up jumped the scarecrow
And shouted very loud
 
I’m a dingle, dangle scarecrow
With a flippy, floppy hat
I can shake my hands like this
I can shake my feet like that
 
I’m a dingle, dangle scarecrow
With a flippy, floppy hat
I can shake my hands like this
I can shake my feet like that
 

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18. Pat-A-Cake

This is one of the oldest and widely known nursery song for kids. Read and sing-along with your kids on one of the popular english nursery rhymes.

Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake baker’s man
Bake me a cake as fast as you can
Pat it and prick it and mark it with “B”
Put it in the oven for baby and me
For baby and me
For baby and me
And there will be plenty for baby and me
Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake baker’s man
Bake me a cake as fast as you can
Pat it and prick it and mark it with “B”
Put it in the oven for baby and me
For baby and me
For baby and me
And there will be plenty for baby and me
 
 
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19. 5 Little Speckled Frog

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Five little speckled frogs,
Sat on a speckled log,
Eating some most delicious bugs.
Yum yum!
One jumped into the pool,
Where it was nice and cool,
Then there were four speckled frogs.
Glub glub!

Four little speckled frogs,
Sat on a speckled log,
Eating some most delicious bugs.
Yum yum!
One jumped into the pool,
Where it was nice and cool,
Then there were three speckled frogs.
Glub glub!

Three little speckled frogs,
Sat on a speckled log,
Eating some most delicious bugs.
Yum yum!
One jumped into the pool,
Where it was nice and cool,
Then there were two speckled frogs.
Glub glub!

Two little speckled frogs,
Sat on a speckled log,
Eating some most delicious bugs.
Yum yum!
One jumped into the pool,
Where it was nice and cool,
Then there was one speckled frog.
Glub glub!

One little speckled frog,
Sat on a speckled log,
Eating some most delicious bugs.
Yum yum!
He jumped into the pool,
Where it was nice and cool,
Then there were no speckled frogs.
Glub glub!

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20. Clap Your Hands

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Clap your hands, clap your hands,
Clap them just like me.

Stomp your feet, stomp your feet,
Stomp them just like me.

 
Jump up high, jump up high,
Jump up high just like me.
 
Pat your knees, pat your knees,
Pat them just like me.
 
Clap your hands, clap your hands,
Clap your hands just like me.
 

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21.God’s Love It’s So Wonderful

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God’s love is so wonderful
God’s love is so wonderful
God’s love is so wonderful
Oh! Wonderful love!

So high, you can’t get over it
So high, you can’t get over it
So high, you can’t get over it
Oh! Wonderful love!

So deep, you can’t get under it
So deep, you can’t get under it
So deep, you can’t get under it
Oh! Wonderful love!

So wide, you can’t get around it
So wide, you can’t get around it
So wide, you can’t get around it
Oh! Wonderful love!

God’s love is so wonderful
God’s love is so wonderful
God’s love is so wonderful
Oh! Wonderful love!

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22. 12345 Once I Caught A Fish Alive

This nursery rhyme is great to teach kids counting in a fun and engaging way. Read and sing-along with your kids on one of the popular english nursery rhymes.

One, Two, Three, Four, Five,
Once I caught a fish alive,
Six, Seven, Eight, Nine, Ten,
Then I let it go again.
Why did you let it go?
Because it bit my finger so.
Which finger did it bite?
This little finger on my right. 

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23. Happy Birthday To You

This happy birthday rhyme is a constant entertaining element that puts up a smile on every toothless face. Clap your hands and sing it loud! Read and sing-along with your kids on one of the popular english nursery rhymes.

Happy Birthday to You
Happy Birthday to You

Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday
Happy Birthday to You.
From good friends and true,
From old friends and new,
May good luck go with you,
And happiness too.

Happy Birthday to You
Happy Birthday to You
Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday
Happy Birthday to You
One more candle to light
On your birthday cake
Hope your wishes all come true
Now let’s celebrate

Happy Birthday to You
Happy Birthday to You
Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday
Happy Birthday to You

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24. Aa Ram Sam Sam

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A ram sam sam, a ram sam sam
Guli guli guli guli guli ram sam sam
A ram sam sam, a ram sam sam
Guli guli guli guli guli ram sam sam
A rafiq, a rafiq
Guli guli guli guli guli ram sam sam
A rafiq, a rafiq
Guli guli guli guli guli ram sam sam

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25. Rain Rain Go Away

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Rain, rain, go away
Come again another day
Daddy wants to play
Rain, rain go away
Rain, rain, go away
Come again another day
Mommy wants to play
Rain, rain, go away
Rain, rain, go away
Come again another day
Brother wants to play
Rain, rain, go away
Rain, rain, go away
Come again another day
Sister wants to play
Rain, rain, go away
Rain, Rain, go away
Come again another day
All the family wants to play
Rain, rain, go away
 

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26. The Alphabet Song

This is a very easy and fun way to introduce your toddler to alphabets at a very early age. Listening to educational rhymes from an early age helps in memory development. Read and sing-along with your kids on one of the popular english nursery rhymes.

A B C D
E F G
H I J K
L M N O P
Q R S
T U V
W X
Y and Z

Now I know my ABCs
Next time won’t you sing with me

A B C D
E F G
H I J K
L M N O P
Q R S
T U V
W X
Y and Z

Now we all know our ABC
Let’s all sing from A to Z

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27. 5 Little Ducks

This rhyme is a Five Little Ducks is traditional, old nursery rhyme. Children love singing it. It is also called “counting nursery rhyme”, which means, this is great for teaching children counting in a fun way. Read and sing-along with your kids on one of the popular english nursery rhymes.

Five little ducks
Went out one day
Over the hills and far away
Mother duck said
“Quack, quack, quack, quack”
But only four little ducks came back.

Four little ducks
Went out one day
Over the hills and far away
Mother duck said
“Quack, quack, quack, quack.”
But only three little ducks came back.

Three little ducks
Went out one day
Over the hills and far away
Mother duck said
“Quack, quack, quack, quack.”
But only two little ducks came back.

Two little ducks
Went out one day
Over the hills and far away
Mother duck said
“Quack, quack, quack, quack.”
But only one little duck came back.

One little duck
Went out one day
Over the hills and far away
Mother duck said
“Quack, quack, quack, quack.”
But none of the five little ducks came back.

Sad mother duck
Went out one day
Over the hills and far away
The sad mother duck said
“Quack, quack, quack.”
And all of the five little ducks came back.

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28. Sing a Song of Sixpence

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Sing a song of sixpence,
A pocket full of rye,
Four and twenty blackbirds
Baked in a pie.
When the pie was opened
The birds began to sing—
Wasn’t that a dainty dish
To set before the king?
The king was in the counting-house
Counting out his money,
The queen was in the parlor
Eating bread and honey,
The maid was in the garden
Hanging out the clothes.
Along came a blackbird
And snipped off her nose.
Sing a song of sixpence,
A pocket full of rye,
Four and twenty blackbirds
Baked in a pie.
When the pie was opened
The birds began to sing—
Wasn’t that a dainty dish
To set before the king?
 
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29. Humpty Dumpty

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Humpty Dumpty is a famous English nursery rhyme that has been popular since the 19th century. The character of “Humpty” is actually a riddle and it is portrayed as an egg. The lyrics of this rhyme today is rephrased as:

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the king’s horses and all the king’s men
Couldn’t put Humpty together again.

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30. Twinke Twinkle Little Star

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This charming nursery rhyme is another favorite song that toddlers love to sing and act to. The music and tune of this rhyme are so pleasant that it is often considered the best bedtime rhyme for the kids.

Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are!
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky.

When this blazing sun is gone,
When he nothing shines upon,
Then you show your little light,
Twinkle, twinkle, through the night.

Then the traveler in the dark
Thank you for your tiny spark;
He could not see where 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 traveler in the dark,
Though I know not what you are,
Twinkle, twinkle, little star

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31. London Bridge Is Falling Down

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It is a traditional English toddler rhyme but has been adapted into different versions around the globe over time. The irony is the bridge often used while depicting this rhyme is actually not called “London Bridge” but “Tower Bridge” by residents of London.

London Bridge is falling down
Falling down, falling down
London Bridge is falling down 
My fair lady

Build it up with iron bars
Iron bars, iron bars
Build it up with iron bars
My fair lady

Iron bars will bend and break
Bend and break, bend and break
Iron bars will bend and break
My fair lady

Build it up with god and silver
Gold and silver, gold and silver
Build it up with gold and silver
My fair lady

London Bridge is falling down
Falling down, falling down
London Bridge is falling down
M-y-y f-a-i-r l-a-d-y

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32. Jack and Jill

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Jack and Jill is a very well-known rhyme for children and is often used to tell children to not to be very naughty. Read and sing-along with your kids on one of the popular english nursery rhymes.

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 Jack got, and home did trot,
As fast as he could caper,
To old Dame Dob, who patched his nob
With vinegar and brown paper.

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33. One Two Buckle My Shoe

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This is an excellent nursery rhyme to introduce kids to numbers. Read and sing-along with your kids on one of the popular english nursery rhymes.

One, Two. Buckle my shoe
Three, Four. Open the door
Five, Six. Pick up the sticks
Seven, Eight. Lay them straight
Nine, Ten. A big fat hen?!?!

One, Two. Buckle my shoe
Three, Four. Open the door
Five, Six. Pick up the sticks
Seven, Eight. Lay them straight
Nine, Ten. Do it again!

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34. Incy Wincy Spider

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This rhyme is also popular as Itsy Witsy Spider and toddlers actually love singing  this along with actions

Incy Wincy spider climbed up the water spout,
Down came the rain and washed the spider out,
Out came the sunshine and dried up all the rain, so
Incy Wincy spider climbed up the spout again!

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35. If You're Happy and You Know It

This admired rhyme is an excellent way for kid’s to learn gestures and as you sing and make signs, it gets more fun and entertaining. Read and sing-along with your kids on one of the popular english nursery rhymes.

If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands.
(clap clap)
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands.
(clap clap)
If you’re happy and you know it, and you really want to show it.
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands.
(clap clap)

If you’re happy and you know it stomp your feet.
(Stomp Stomp)
If you’re happy and you know it stomp your feet.
(Stomp Stomp)
If you’re happy and you know it, and you really want to show it.
If you’re happy and you know it, stomp your feet
(Stomp Stomp)

If you’re happy and you know it, shout Hurray
(hurray)
If you’re happy and you know it, shout Hurray

(hurray)
If you’re happy and you know it, and you really want to show it
If you’re happy and you know it, shout Hurray

(hurray)

If you’re happy and you know it, do all three
(clap clap)
(stomp stomp)
(hurray)
If you’re happy and you know it, and you really want to show it
If you’re happy and you know it, 
do all three
(clap clap)
(stomp stomp)
(hurray)

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36. Teddy Bear Teddy Bear

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It is another very interesting gesture learning rhyme which is loved by toddlers. When you act and sing this rhyme a bit loud, it can be very entertaining. Read and sing-along with your kids on one of the popular english nursery rhymes.

Teddy bear, teddy bear, Turn around!
Teddy bear, teddy bear, Touch the ground!
Teddy bear, teddy bear, Jump up high!
Teddy bear, teddy bear, Touch the sky!

Teddy bear, teddy bear, Bend down low!
Teddy bear, teddy bear, Touch you toes!
Teddy bear, teddy bear, Turn out the light!
Teddy bear, teddy bear, Say good night!

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37. Wheels On The Bus

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ENGLISH NURSERY RHYMES

The amazing nursery rhyme is great for children to learn shapes, objects and gestures. You should act to this rhyme along with your child. Read and sing-along with your kids on one of the popular english nursery rhymes.

The wheels on the bus go round and round,
round and round,
round and round.
The wheels on the bus go round and round,
all through the town.
(Roll hands around each other)

The wipers on the bus go swish, swish, swish;
Swish, swish, swish;
Swish, swish, swish.
The wipers on the bus go swish, swish, swish,
all through the town.
(Push hands back and forth in front of you)

The Driver on the bus says, “Move on back,
move on back, move on back;”
The Driver on the bus says, “Move on back”,
all through the town.
(Point thumb over your shoulder)

The babies on the bus say, “Wah, wah, wah;
Wah, wah, wah;
Wah, wah, wah”.
The babies on the bus say, “Wah, wah, wah”,
all through the town.
(Rub fists in front of eyes)

The mommies on the bus say, “Shush, shush, shush;
Shush, shush, shush;
Shush, shush, shush.”
The mommies on the bus say, “Shush, shush, shush”
all through the town.
(Hold index finger in front of mouth as if saying shhh)

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38. Little Miss Muffet

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ENGLISH NURSERY RHYMES

The first recorded version of “Little Miss Muffet” nursery rhyme was during the early 19th century England. But even today this rhyme is so popular among the children. Read and sing-along with your kids on one of the popular english nursery rhymes.

Little Miss Muffet
Sat on a tuffet,
Eating her curds and whey;
Along came a spider,
Who sat down beside her
And frightened Miss Muffet away
Little Miss Muffet,
Sat on a Tuffet,
Eating her Bread and Jam,
Along came a Spider,
While she was Drinking her Cider,
And she ran away and her shoes fell off!

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39. We Shall Overcome

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This song is known for its positive vibes and is translated to many different languages. Read and sing-along with your kids on one of the popular english nursery rhymes.

We shall overcome
we shall overcome
we shall overcome some day

oh, deep in my heart
i do believe
we shall overcome some day

we’ll walk hand in hand
we’ll walk hand in hand
we’ll walk hand in hand some day

oh, deep in my heart
i do believe
we shall overcome some day

we shall all be free
we shall all be free
we shall all be free some day

oh, deep in my heart
i do believe
we shall overcome some day

we are not afraid
we are not afraid
we are not afraid some day

oh, deep in my heart
i do believe
we shall overcome some day

we are not alone
we are not alone
we are not alone some day

oh, deep in my heart
i do believe
we shall overcome some day

the whole wide world around
the whole wide world around
the whole wide world around some day

oh, deep in my heart
i do believe
we shall overcome some day

we shall overcome
we shall overcome
we shall overcome some day

oh, deep in my heart
i do believe
we shall overcome some day

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40. Mary Had A Little Lamb

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This rhyme tells the story of a little lamb which was pet to a little girl named Mary. It is a great way to teach kids how to love and take care of animals. Read and sing-along with your kids on one of the popular english nursery rhymes. one the traditional English rhymes

Mary had a little lamb,
Little lamb, little lamb.
Mary had a little lamb,
Its fleece was white as snow.

And everywhere that Mary went,
Mary went, Mary went.
Everywhere that Mary went,
The lamb was sure to go.

It followed her to school one day,
School one day, school one day.
It followed her to school one day,
Which was against the rule.
It made the children laugh and play,
Laugh and play, laugh and play.
It made the children laugh and play,
To see a lamb at school.

So the teacher turned it out,
turned it out, turned it out.
So the teacher turned it out,
And sent it straight away.

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41. 5 Little Monkeys

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This is once again another classic “Counting Nursery Rhymes” for kids. Read and sing-along with your kids on one of the popular english nursery rhymes.

Five little monkeys jumping on the bed
One fell off and bumped his head
Mama called the doctor and the doctor said
“No more monkeys jumping on the bed!”
 
Four little monkeys jumping on the bed
One fell off and bumped his head
Mama called the doctor and the doctor said
“No more monkeys jumping on the bed!”
 
Three little monkeys jumping on the bed
One fell off and bumped his head
Mama called the doctor and the doctor said
“No more monkeys jumping on the bed!”
 
Two little monkeys jumping on the bed
One fell off and bumped his head
Mama called the doctor and the doctor said
“No more monkeys jumping on the bed!”
 
One little monkey jumping on the bed
He fell off and bumped his head
Mama called the doctor and the doctor said
“Put those monkeys right to bed!”
 
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42. Hickory Dickory

Hickory Dickory is a popular English language nursery rhyme. This is a fun children rhyme that helps them understand numbers. Read and sing-along with your kids on one of the popular english nursery rhymes.

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

Hickory Dickory dock,
The mouse ran up the clock,
The clock struck two
And down he flew,
Hickory Dickory dock.

Hickory Dickory dock,
The mouse ran up the clock,
The clock struck three
And he did flee,
Hickory Dickory dock.

Hickory Dickory dock,
The mouse ran up the clock,
The clock struck four,
He hit the floor,
Hickory Dickory dock.

Hickory Dickory dock,
The mouse ran up the clock,
The clock struck five,
The mouse took a dive,
Hickory Dickory dock.

Hickory Dickory dock,
The mouse ran up the clock,
The clock struck six,
That mouse, he split,
Hickory Dickory dock.

Hickory Dickory dock,
The mouse ran up the clock,
The clock struck seven,
8, 9, 10, 11,
Hickory Dickory dock.

Hickory Dickory dock,
The mouse ran up the clock,
As twelve bells rang,
The mousie sprang,
Hickory Dickory dock.

Hickory Dickory dock,
“Why scamper?” asked the clock,
“You scare me so
I have to go!
Hickory Dickory dock.”

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43. The Three Little Kittens

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Read and sing-along with your kids on one of the popular english nursery rhymes.
 
The three little kittens, they lost their mittens,
And they began to cry,
“Oh, mother dear, we sadly fear,
That we have lost our mittens.”
“What!   Lost your mittens, you naughty kittens!
Then you shall have no pie.”
“Meow, meow, meow.”
“Then you shall have no pie.”
 
The three little kittens, they found their mittens,
And they began to cry,
“Oh, mother dear, see here, see here,
For we have found our mittens.”
“Put on your mittens, you silly kittens,
And you shall have some pie.”
“Purr, purr, purr,
Oh, let us have some pie.”
 
The three little kittens put on their mittens,
And soon ate up the pie,
“Oh, mother dear, we greatly fear,
That we have soiled our mittens.”
“What, soiled your mittens, you naughty kittens!”
Then they began to sigh,
“Meow, meow, meow,”
Then they began to sigh.
 
The three little kittens, they washed their mittens,
And hung them out to dry,
“Oh, mother dear, do you not hear,
That we have washed our mittens?”
“What, washed your mittens, then you’re good kittens,
But I smell a rat close by.”
“Meow, meow, meow,
We smell a rat close by.”

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44. Old MacDonald

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Read and sing-along with your kids on one of the popular english nursery rhymes to make your home a kindergarten letting your child learn and have fun at the same time.

Old MacDonald Lyrics:
Old MacDonald Had a Farm, E-I-E-I-O
And on that farm he had a cow, E-I-E-I-O
With a moo-moo here, and a moo-moo there
Here a moo, there a moo, everywhere a moo-moo
Old MacDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O

Old MacDonald Had a Farm, E-I-E-I-O
And on that farm he had a pig, E-I-E-I-O
With an oink oink here, and an oink oink there
Here an oink, there an oink, everywhere an oink oink
Old MacDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O

Old MacDonald Had a Farm, E-I-E-I-O
And on that farm he had a dog, E-I-E-I-O
With a woof-woof here, and a woof-woof there
Here a woof, there a woof, everywhere a woof woof
Old MacDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O

Old MacDonald Had a Farm, E-I-E-I-O
And on that farm he had some ducks, E-I-E-I-O
With a quack quack here, and a quack quack there
Here a quack, there a quack, everywhere a quack quack
Old MacDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O

Old MacDonald Had a Farm, E-I-E-I-O
And on that farm he had some sheep, E-I-E-I-O
With a baa-baa here, and a baa-baa there
Here a baa, there a baa, everywhere a baa-baa
Old MacDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O

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45. Ding Dong Bell

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Read and sing-along with your kids on one of the popular english nursery rhymes.
 
Ding, dong, bell
Pussy’s in the well
Who put her in?
Little Johnny Green
Who pulled her out?
Little Tommy Stout
What a naughty boy was that
Tried to drown the poor cat
Ding, dong, bell
Pussy’s in the well
Who put her in?
Little Johnny Green
Who pulled her out?
Little Tommy Stout
What a naughty boy was that
Tried to drown the poor cat
 
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46. Simple Simon

Read and sing-along with your kids on one of the popular english nursery rhymes.

Simple Simon met a pieman
Going to the fair
Said Simple Simon to the pieman
“Let me taste your ware”

The pieman said to Simple Simon
“Show me first your penny”
Said Simple Simon to the pieman
“Sir, I have not any!”
(Let me taste your ware,
show me first your penny)

Said the man to Simple Simon,
“Do you plan to pay?”
Said Simon, “Yes, of course I do,”
But then he ran away!

(wait, come back here, where do you go?
Come back, where you going?
Hold on mate)

Simple Simon went a-fishing
For to catch a whale
All the water he had got
Was in his mother’s pail.

Simple Simon went to look
If plums grew on a thistle;
He pricked his fingers very much
which made poor Simon whistle.

He went for water in a sieve
but soon it all fell through;
And finally poor Simple Simon
Bids you all adieu”
(Adieu, see you next time, adieu!)

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47. Wee Willie Winkie

Read and sing-along with your kids on one of the popular english nursery rhymes.

Wee Willie Winkie runs through the town,
Up stairs and down stairs in his night-gown.
Tapping at the window, crying at the lock,
Are the children in their bed, for it’s past ten o’clock?

Hey, Willie Winkie, are you coming in?
The cat is singing purring sounds to the sleeping hen,
The dog’s spread out on the floor, and doesn’t give a cheep.
But here’s a wakeful little boy who will not fall asleep!

Anything but sleep, you rogue! glowering like the moon,
Rattling in an iron jug with an iron spoon.
Rumbling, tumbling round about, crowing like a cock,
Shrieking like I don’t know what, waking sleeping folk.

Hey, Willie Winkie – the child’s in a creel!
Wriggling from everyone’s knee like an eel.
Tugging at the cat’s ear, and confusing all her thrums.
Hey, Willie Winkie! See, there he comes!

Weary is the mother who has a dusty child,
A small short little child, who can’t run on his own.
Who always has a battle with sleep before he’ll close an eye,
But a kiss from his rosy lips gives strength anew to me.

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48. Yankee Doodle

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Read and sing-along with your kids on one of the popular english nursery rhymes.

Yankee Doodle went to town
A-riding on a pony,
Stuck a feather in his cap
And called it macaroni’

Yankee Doodle keep it up,
Yankee Doodle dandy,
Mind the music and the step,
And with the girls be handy.
Father and I went down to camp,
Along with Captain Gooding,
And there we saw the men and boys
As thick as hasty pudding.

There was Captain Washington,
Upon a slapping stallion,
Giving orders to his men-
I guess there were a million.

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49. Little Tommy Tucker

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Little Tommy Tucker
Sings for his supper.
What shall we give him?
Brown bread and butter.
How shall he cut it
Without a knife?
How will he be married
Without a wife?

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50. Jingle Bells

Read and sing-along with your kids on one of the popular English nursery rhymes.

Dashing through the snow
In a one-horse open sleigh
O’er the fields we go
Laughing all the way

Bells on bob tail ring
Making spirits bright
What fun it is to ride and sing
A sleighing song tonight!

Jingle bells, jingle bells,
Jingle all the way.
Oh! what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh.

Jingle bells, jingle bells,
Jingle all the way;
Oh! what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh.

FAQ'S On English Nursery Rhymes

Experts have discovered that if a child knows eight nursery rhymes by heart by the time they are four years old, they are usually among the best readers and spellers.

Babies really love listening to English nursery rhymes as it holds their attention better and the speech sounds clearer to them.

But if you are worried to expose your baby to digital screen, you can always opt for audio nursery rhymes.

  • Learn new words
  • Expand their vocabulary
  • Children become more active through body movement
  • Enhances their auditory senses
  • Develops their reading skills
  • Promotes creativity among children
  • Allows children to socialize in class
  • Learn about history

Nursery rhymes are important for young children because they help develop an ear for language and sound.

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