Lyrics of nursery rhymes are a great way to teach young children to read. The rhyme and rhythm within these short poems are easy for children to remember as they track a written text. Some lyrics of nursery rhymes, however, are not relative to a child’s world today. Therefore, we have recreated eight traditional rhyme lyrics so they teach math and science concepts as well as reading skills.
These new nursery rhyme lyrics have been written and illustrated in a series of printable guided reading books. For fun, we have titled the series, Mother Goose Meets Mother Nature. Next, we developed a Teacher’s Guide to go along with each book. Finally, we organized the series in a way that we felt teachers could use one each month. We have paired them with themes you might already be teaching throughout the year. The resources for September through January can be found in part one of this blog here. The entire series can be purchased at our Teachers Pay Teachers store.
Lyrics to Nursery Rhymes in February.
In this version of Jack Be Nimble, he is not jumping over a candlestick. Instead, he is attempting to jump over his shadow. With groundhog’s day in February and basketball season at its prime, it is the perfect time to introduce this creative teaching resource. These lyrics of nursery rhymes will provide reading and writing practice while teaching children the science of how shadows are formed.
Mary had a Little Lamb in March.
March is a great time to learn about animals. Understanding what animals need in their different habitats is an important objective in early childhood. Children love studying different animals and discovering how unique each of them is. In the lyrics of this nursery rhyme, Mary has a little lamb whose fleece is white. She also has other animals with different types of coverings.
When you read this creative teaching resource with your children, they will learn about fur, feathers, scales, and skin. The teacher’s guide will provide you with activities for sorting different animals and locating where they live in the world. There are also opportunities to use math and writing skills.
Lyrics to Nursery Rhymes in April
When studying animals, we cannot forget about bugs. Many children think spiders and insects are the same. However, their differences help young children learn important scientific concepts. In these lyrics of nursery rhymes, Little Miss Muffet has studied spiders and therefore, is no longer afraid of them. As children read these lyrics, they will study spiders and insects too. The teacher’s guide will provide activities to check their understanding and make learning about these creatures fun.
Humpty Dumpty Lyrics for May
Humpty Dumpty is not just any old egg. He is an eagle egg. In these lyrics, he breaks out and flies above, below, and around. Learning positional words and opposites is another important concept. In addition, as May arrives, children are getting ready to graduate and soar into a new year of learning. These lyrics to Humpty Dumpty will encourage children to try their best and not compare themselves with others.
The first four lyrics of nursery rhymes for the beginning of the school year (September through December) are in part 1 of this blog. Subscribe to the blog and our email list below to never miss a post. As a bonus, you’ll get Little Pot’s seven steps to becoming a fruit-bearing vessel.