“Baa, Baa, Black Sheep” is an English nursery rhyme. The earliest surviving version dates from 1731. It is sung to a variant of the French melody “Ah ! Vous dirai-je maman”. Uncorroborated theories have been advanced to explain the meaning of the rhyme. In 1930, Katherine Elwes Thomas in The Real Personages of Mother Goose suggested the rhyme referred to resentment at the heavy taxation on wool.
“One Potato, Two Potato” is a children’s counting-out game that was first recorded 1885 in Canada. It is the perfect song for practicing numbers. Through this counting-out game, the students can memorize the numbers and familiar to the plural form.
The counting song “Ten Green Bottles” is one of the easiest way to teach the children the countdown. Through this repetitive song, the students can memorize the numbers and familiar to the plural form.
“Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes” is the perfect song for practising parts of the body. Through the song, the students can memorize the body words and familiar to the plural form.
“Hickory Dickory Dock” is a song about a curious mouse who runs up a clock and gets frightened by the sound made every hour! The lyrics, that imitate the clock sounds, introduce children to the fundamentals of telling the time in English.
“One, Two, Buckle My Shoe” (or just “1, 2, Buckle My Shoe “) is a traditional English nursery rhyme and counting-out rhyme first recorded in “Songs for the Nursery”, published in London in 1805. Young children will learn to count from 1 to 20 with this funny song.
“Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush” (or just “Mulberry Bush”) is a traditional English nursery rhyme. It is often used as a “singing game” and is still sung throughout the English-speaking world. It was first published in the 1840s.
Looby Loo” is a party song and a bath song! A bath song is usually sung in the bathtub or in the shower. It teaches young children the different parts of the body and makes washing yourself fun! “Looby Loo” is also called “Here We Go Looby Loo”. Some people say “Loop de Loo”.
«Two Little Dicky Birds» is a traditional nursery rhyme and fingerplay for children. It was first published in the collection called “Mother Goose’s Melody” in London around 1765. The lyrics of the modern version have been slightly modified and the names of the birds have been changed.
“Kookaburra” or “Kookaburra Sits in the Old Gum Tree” is a famous Australian nursery rhyme about the Kookaburra (an Australian Kingfisher bird). It describes what the Kookaburra, the king of the bush does sitting on his old gum tree. He counts all the monkeys and he eats the gum from the gum tree.