Baby nursery rhymes and songs for babies have been handed down and used generation by generation. Whether a parent is trying to get a noisy baby to sleep, or teaches a toddler to speak and count, lullabies and nursery rhymes is an entertaining and effective way of accomplishing many goals. Baby nursery rhymes not only keep children entertained but also bring an adult back to an unforgettable time when he/she was a baby. This article shows you the lyrics, the video to go with it as well as the tips as to what you can do while singing those nursery rhymes to your baby.

Benefits of Baby Nursery Rhymes

  • Baby nursery rhymes help children develop and make them smart. According to research, children that are immersed by nursery rhymes and lullabies in their first few years become better readers and do better in school when they become older. Listening to lullabies and nursery rhymes trains kids to listen and focus. This equips the kids’ brain ready to read, recognize and translate what they heard to written words in the future.
  • Baby nursery thymes are good for team activities. Listening and singing nursery rhymes together allows kids, including shy ones, to feel comfortable and confident about dancing, singing and performing. They see and know the relations between rhythm, movement and words.
  • Baby nursery rhymes keep a culture which lasts for years. Nursery rhymes pass down a culture which spans generations, providing something in common for children, parents and grandparents and also for people who don’t know each other. To some extend, reading and singing nursery rhymes to children is sharing a long tradition and old culture.

Classic Baby Nursery Rhymes Recommended

1. Round and Round the Garden

Round and round the garden was first collected in the late 1940s in Britain. This nursery thyme is usually accompanied by fingerplay, which not only helps to tease your baby, but also promotes interaction between you and your baby.

2. This Little Piggy Went to Market

This song is also accompanied by fingerpaly, which is usually counted along on your baby's toes.

3. Old McDonald Had a Farm

This famous song is about the farmer (MacDonald) and the many animals he keeps on his farm. Just replace the name of the animal and the corresponding sound that animal makes to make this song fun.

4. Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star

This song is a very famous English lullaby. The lyrics were cited from "The Star" by Jane Taylor, a 19th-century English poem. It also has other versions.

5. Rock a Bye Baby

Rock a Bye Baby has long been a lullaby and nursery rhyme. Origins of this song vary, however there is no denying that it is one of the most soothing lullabies of all time.

6. Mary Had a Little Lamb

This nursery rhyme originated in the 19th century in America. It was based on an actual incident and will always recall the sweet memories of childhood, where man and animals live happily together.

7. I'm a Little Tea Pot

This short song is easy to sing along and accompanied by the interesting video shown below, your baby will definitely be intrigued.

8. Baa, Baa, Black Sheep

"Baa, Baa, Black Sheep" has many versions, with the earliest version dating from 1731. It has often been raised in literature and popular culture.

9. The Cat and the Fiddle

Also known as Hey Diddle Diddle, this soang can date back to the 16th century. It's such a sweet a song that you kid must love it!

10. Collection of Baby Nursery Rhymes

The following video provides a collection of 30 rhymes that your baby will enjoy hours of listening and watching favourite nursery rhymes come to life. After you listen to the rhymes, you can be a star and sing to all your favourite rhymes!