Nursery rhymes are perfect for babies and toddlers. They are short and simple to recite or sing. They include words that begin and end with the same sounds, helping children’s brains to recognize syllables and hear similarities in patterns. Familiarity with nursery rhymes can lead to phonological awareness. The repetition in nursery rhymes helps increase a child’s vocabulary. Research shows that children who enter kindergarten knowing nursery rhymes will have an easier time learning how to read.
Mother Goose on the Loose® is based on nursery rhymes that are presented in a variety of different ways.
The MGOL YouTube Channel has over 1,000 rhymes and song done by children’s librarians and childcare providers while attending MGOL workshops or presenting virtual MGOL programs during COVID.
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The rhymes and songs are categorized by type as shown by the playlists below:
Rhyme of the Month
Click here for more songs and rhymes from the King County Library System
Click here for more fingerplays from the Hennepin County Library
Click here for more fingerplays from the Johnson County Library
Click here for more songs and rhymes from the Scottsdale Public Library
Click here for more songs and rhymes from the San Bernadino County Library
Click here for more songs and rhymes from the Mooresville, Indiana Public Library