I wanted to share some of my favorite books about the Royal Family, London and the United Kingdom with you. I hope these book suggestions help!
“The Grand Old Duke of York” (also sung as The Noble Duke of York) is an English children’s nursery rhyme, often performed as an action song. Like many popular nursery rhymes the origins of the song have been much debated and remain unclear. The catchy tune of this rhyme greatly facilitates its teaching.
Here are a set of 78 picture cards for classroom including ‘a double-decker bus’ and ‘a red pillar box’. This flashcards collection can be used to teach vocabulary related to the United-Kingdom and England.
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.
The lyrics of the nursery rhyme “London’s Burning” are said to be about Great Fire of London, a five-day fire in the city in 1666. The lyrics of the variant “Scotland’s Burning” are said to be about the Burning of Edinburgh ordered by Henry VIII of England in 1544. The song can be sung as a round.
“London Bridge is Falling Down” is a traditional English nursery rhyme also knows as “My Fair Lady” or “London Bridge”. This song for kids deals with the depredations of London Bridge and attempts to repair it.