Trying to get the baby to bed and looking for the 10 best nursery songs for children? The best nursery songs are the traditional ones that we all sang as children. Many nursery songs have a deeper meaning than simply being a song someone came up with off the top of their head. Most nursery songs are rhymes which derived from tales passed down throughout history. A long, long time ago people would tell stories in rhyme so they could remember the tales without having to write them down. Lucky for us, the best nursery songs came out of these tales.
- "Rock A Bye Baby." "Rock A Bye Baby" is probably the most popular nursery song out there. Most likely every mother has sung this nursery song to their baby at least once.
- "Hush Little Baby." "Hush Little Baby" is a very popular nursery song. As catchy as the lyrics are, however, it’s difficult to remember them correctly. Some variation of the lyrics has been passed down over the years though.
- "Row, Row, Row Your Boat." We can all remember singing "Row, Row, Row Your Boat" in nursery school. "Row, Row, Row Your Boat" is a popular nursery song known for its hand motions which help children develop their motor skills.
- "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star." Ah, "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star," another of the best nursery songs out there. "Twinkle Twinkle" is a short rhyme with easy lyrics to remember.
- "Itsy Bitsy Spider." The nursery song "Itsy Bitsy Spider" is a fun nursery song with silly hand motions to emulate a spider crawling up a water spout. Children love to combine hand motions with songs and sometimes hand motions can help them remember the lyrics as well.
- "If Your Happy And You Know It." Children love to sing If your happy and you know it. This nursery song is one of the best because it also helps the child to learn coordination by combining clapping their hands and stomping their feet.
- "Pat A Cake." "Pat A Cake" is another nursery song which helps a child learn coordination in time with fun lyrics. This is one of the best nursery songs for little ones because you can add in the their name to the rhyme.
- "Baa Baa Black Sheep." "Baa Baa Black Sheep," was originally intended to help children associate wool with sheep. It also helps the child to learn the B sound.
- "John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt." Known as a “Bus song” "John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt" is one of the most popular nursery songs because of its really fun lyrics. Children love to yell out the ending of “John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt. Dah dah dah dah, dah dah dah.”
- "Rain, Rain Go Away." "Rain, Rain Go Away" is always favorite nursery song for children on rainy days.
The best nursery songs are the ones that remain popular generation after generation. Not only are they fun, but can be very educational for children as well.