“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.
The popular children’s nursery rhyme “Pussy Cat, Pussy Cat” is set in London and describes how a pussycat goes to visit The Queen but gets distracted by a little mouse under her chair (her throne!).
The rhyme Humpty Dumpty is one of the best known in the English language. The character Humpty Dumpty has appeared in many works of literature and popular culture.
“O Christmas Tree” (“O Tannenbaum”) is a traditional German Christmas song. The modern lyrics were written in 1824 by the teacher and composer Ernst Anschütz. The lyrics do not refer to a decorated Christmas tree, they refer to the fir’s evergreen quality as a symbol of constancy.
“Jingle Bells” is a traditional Christmas song written by James Lord Pierpont and published under the title “One Horse Open Sleigh” in 1857. This winter holiday song is one of the best-known American songs in the world. The French version of “Jingle Bells”, “Vive le vent” was adapted by Francis Blanche in 1948. It is sung to the same tune, but the French lyrics and title are completely different.
It’s almost winter and the holidays are right around the corner. “Snowflakes, Snowflakes” is the perfect nursery rhyme for winter sung to the tune of “Twinkle Twinkle, Little Star”.
Sing to the tune of “Frère Jacques” (the same tune as the good old rhyme Where is Thumbkin?), the nursery rhyme “I Hear Thunder” is the perfect song to sing when it is thunder and lightning.
“Rain Rain Go Away” is a popular English language nursery rhyme that was published in tne 17th century or earlier. Since then, a wide variety of alternatives have been recorded. “Rain Rain Go Away” is the perfect nursery rhyme to sing when the rain is pouring down outside.
“Mary Had a Little Lamb” is an American English language nursery rhyme. It’s a beautiful rhyme for kids that remains a classic!