Preschool Nursery Rhymes and Songs

preschool nursery rhymes

Use these preschool nursery rhymes and songs to help develop literacy in young children.

Research suggests that one of the best ways to develop reading skills in young children is through rhyming activities. Children build phonological awareness through rhyme and rhythm and children learn best when they're having fun!

Nursery Rhymes and Songs list:

Most of these have optional music accompaniment if you wish.

Page 1:

The Ants go Marching

If You're Happy and You Know it

I'm a Little Teapot

The Itsy Bitsy Spider

Pat-a cake

Polly Kettle

How Much is that Doggie in the Window?

Little Boy Blue

Page 2:

Hickory Dickory Dock

Hush Little Baby

Hot Cross Buns

Jack and Jill

Little Miss Muffet

Old MacDonald

On Top of Spaghetti


Page 3:

Rubber Ducky

Row Row Row your Boat

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

The Wheels on the Bus

You are My Sunshine

Zippity Doo Dah

Little Jack Horner

Mary Had a Little Lamb

Page 4:

Hole in the Bucket

Baa Baa Black Sheep


Down by the Station

Mulberry Bush

He's got the Whole World in His Hands

Hey Diddle Diddle


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