Nursery Rhymes for Babies and Toddlers

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Updated on: Educator Review By: Michelle Connolly

Nursery Rhymes for Babies and Toddlers. A fun animated video with Hush Little Baby nursery rhyme. A great way to introduce your child to the English language or just listen to a fun nursery rhyme.

There are different rhymes or songs used for the babies and toddlers for different reasons, some might be used to teach them something – like the alphabet for example – and others are used to calm them down and let them sleep. In this educational video, the nursery rhyme that we are bringing here is for helping the babies to sleep peacefully.

As much as the music in the song is important to calm down the baby – the teaching songs should be the opposite and should attract their attention and keep them excited – it is also important to use the right words. Here is the lyrics of this kids’ song:

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“Hush little baby don’t say a word,

Mama’s gonna buy you a mockingbird.

And if that mockingbird won’t sing,

Mama’s gonna buy you a diamond ring.

And if that diamond ring turns brass,

Mama’s gonna buy you a looking glass.

And if that looking glass gets broke,

Mama’s gonna buy you a billy goat.

And if that billy goat won’t pull,

Mama’s gonna buy you a cart and a bull.

And if that cart and bull turn over,

Mama’s gonna buy you a dog named Rover.

And if that dog named Rover won’t bark,

Mama’s gonna buy you a horse and a cart.

And if that horse and cart fall down,

You’ll still be the sweetest little baby in the town”

Nursery Rhymes – Learn and sing

Different rhymes for babies and toddlers are found out there in their world, the differences might just appear in the purpose of the song and thus the choice of it. There are those which are used for helping the babies to sleep, there are those which are used for keeping the babies excited and reduce their boredom level, such as “The Old Mother Hubbard“, “The Two Little Dickie Birds“, “Mary Had a Little Lamb“, “This Little Piggy“, and eventually there are those rhymes or songs for babies and toddlers which are used to teach them something, like numbers or the alphabet for example, these songs include “Ten in a Bed” (Counting Rhymes for Kids), “Five Little Monkeys” and “Five Fat Sausages“.

Of course, these songs might be known by teachers and parents out there and for some, they might be new because they are used to other ones, but it is interesting to keep learning about new songs and bringing them over to the kids so that they keep interested to learn.

There are some tips which are considered important when it comes to the songs and rhymes for the kids, these songs should not be the focus of the babies’ or kids’ days, they are not supposed to be exposed to them or TV cartoons, in general, more than 15 minutes a day (that’s of course apart from singing the songs yourself because it will make everything different).

Looking at the whole thing from one point of view – which is teaching the kids to count for example – might make the idea of using the song or the video more than once during the day preferable by the parents, but in fact it is not and they should be always paying much attention to the amount of times their kids are exposed to the video.

“Hush Little Baby” is one of the different nursery rhymes for babies and toddlers which parents and nursery teachers use and depend on when they want to let the babies sleep for some time.

The last important thing to mention here is the fact that parents and teachers should always choose songs and rhymes with meanings even if the babies are not going to understand them because they might stick to their minds in the future and thus will need something with a good meaning to listen to.

Enjoy watching the video and learn the “Hush Little Baby” nursery rhyme to sing to your babies and help them have a peaceful night’s sleep. You will find other options on our channel as well and use them for different purposes.

Help your child to explore the key concepts of numbers, counting, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division in Maths. Spelling, reading, writing and grammar in English. Help them to develop their imagination and creativity with crafts and to explore a range of skills to cook, bake and create tasty treats and snacks.

Easy-to-follow activities will support you and your child to learn and practice new concepts as well as enjoy spending time together. Help your child to progress and explore and most importantly – have fun!

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