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Nursery Rhymes & Songs - Lyrics, Pictures & Videos for Kids - Traditional Rhymes in English With Words

Updated on February 17, 2019
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Nursery Rhymes Lyrics with pictures

Nursery rhymes for children are one of the first things most children learn. Rhymes are extremely popular with children and many of the popular nursery rhymes have been around for ages. Some of us still remember the nursery rhymes we learnt at school, but perhaps the lyrics get hazy over time. Presented below are a few ever-green rhymes, you may like to sing to children. I have given a common version of several nursery rhymes in English with pictures - lyrics for each rhyme and an illustration. There are also a few kids rhymes videos (animated rhymes with music). Rhymes videos for kids (with animation or actual videos) are also very popular with children.

Scroll on below to see the rhymes, pictures, and videos.

This Old Man - kids song / nursery rhyme

The nursery rhymes list is a huge one...

Whether it is nursery rhymes for toddlers, nursery rhymes for preschool kids, or nursery rhymes for kindergarten, rhymes hold almost universal fascination. The classical nursery rhymes in English for kids and traditional nursery songs for kids still hold sway.

The nursery rhymes list is a huge one. There are hundreds of English rhymes for kids. Here are a few of the more popular rhymes for nursery kids as well as preschool and kindergarten kids. I can't say that these are the best nursery rhymes (that is a matter of individual taste,) but these are quite well known and enjoyed. Enjoy these nursery rhymes lyrics, and pictures.

He diddle diddle - rhyme animated

What makes nursery rhymes for young children so popular?

Nursery rhymes and kids nursery songs are widely popular. Why? I don't quite know. Perhaps because they have been around for ages as long as we can remember. Twinkle Twinkle and Jack and Jill have been around for eons. They have been passed on from generation to generation and they just become part of one's childhood. Many of the rhymes our parents learnt and sang are the rhymes children today still learn and sing.The words are simple and can be set to melodious music. Children pick up the words and tunes easily. Often they wouldn't know the meaning or references of the actual words, which is just as well, because so many of the popular preschool English rhymes we sing wouldn't seem to have cheery connotations, in fact some of them quite disturbing. But who doesn't feel delighted when they see children enjoying the lilting melody of Twinkle Twinkle or happily playing 'Ring around the Rosie' obviously quite oblivious to its presumed references to the black plague! Innocence can indeed be bliss.

Nursery rhymes - Humpty Dumpty

Are nursery rhymes really useful?

If anything has survived for three or four hundred years like the classical nursery rhymes, surely they must be of great value. Traditionally, rhymes have been the starting point for children's education. Their value lies in their simplicity - They are short, have simple words, are catchy, and they are easy to remember. They form the best introduction to reading and language skills. Children love rhymes and never seem to tire of them. They find singing the rhymes with actions fun, and there is a lot of learning happening. What could be better? Beautifully illustrated books of nursery rhymes are widely available. If you read along with children, they can get familiar with the letters, words, and pictures.Thus, say for example LKG rhymes in English (for kindergarten) may be used not only to teach the rhymes per se, but also as a means to teach other things like letters, common objects, numbers, animals, birds, etc. Once they are familiar with the rhyme you can together with them sing it with movement. This does help in overall development and can be great fun. Nursery rhymes for kids videos are widely available. See 'Twinkle Twinkle Little Star' below for example. Such kids nursery rhymes videos appeal not only to children but often to grown-ups too!

Kids rhymes video - Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Nursery Rhymes - Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
Nursery Rhymes - Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star

Nursery rhymes lyrics - Twinkle twinkle little star

Twinkle, twinkle, little star,

How I wonder what you are!

Up above the world so high,

Like a diamond in the sky.

Nursery Rhymes - Chubby Cheeks
Nursery Rhymes - Chubby Cheeks

Nursery rhymes lyrics - Chubby cheeks

Chubby cheeks, dimple chin,

Rosy lips, teeth within,

Curly hair, very fair,

Eyes are blue, lovely too,

Teacher’s pet, is that you?

Yes, Yes, Yes!

Kids rhymes video - Chubby cheeks

Nursery Rhymes - Humpty Dumpty
Nursery Rhymes - Humpty Dumpty

Nursery rhymes lyrics - Humpty Dumpty

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,

Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.

All the king’s horses,

And all the king’s men,

Couldn’t put Humpty together again!

Nursery rhymes for kids video - Humpty Dumpty

Nursery Rhymes - Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear
Nursery Rhymes - Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear

Nursery rhymes lyrics - Teddy bear teddy bear

Teddy bear, teddy bear,

Turn around;

Teddy bear, teddy bear,

Touch the ground;

Teddy bear, teddy bear,

Polish your shoes;

Teddy bear, teddy bear,

Off to school.

Nursery Rhymes - Johnny, Johnny
Nursery Rhymes - Johnny, Johnny

Nursery rhymes lyrics - Johnny Johnny

Johnny, Johnny!

Yes, Papa.

Eating sugar?

No, Papa.

Telling lies?

No, Papa.

Open your mouth!

Ha! Ha! Ha!

Nursery Rhymes - The Dog says
Nursery Rhymes - The Dog says
Nursery Rhymes - The Dog says
Nursery Rhymes - The Dog says

Nursery rhymes lyrics - The dog says

The dog says bow-wow,

The cat says meow,

The sheep says baa-baa,

The little pig says wee-wee,

The clock says tick-tock,

The hen says cluck-cluck,

The cock says cock-a-doodle-doo.

Nursery Rhymes - Little Miss Muffet
Nursery Rhymes - Little Miss Muffet

Nursery rhymes lyrics - Little Miss Muffet


Little Miss Muffet,

Sat on a tuffet,

Eating her curds and whey;

There came a big spider,

Who sat down beside her,

And frightened Miss Muffet away.

Nursery Rhymes - Hickory, Dickory, Dock
Nursery Rhymes - Hickory, Dickory, Dock


Hickory, dickory, dock,

The mouse ran up the clock.

The clock struck one,

The mouse ran down,

Hickory, dickory, dock.

Kids rhymes video

Kids rhymes videos

Kids rhymes videos are extremely poplar among children. Rhymes videos for kids are often sold as CDs. They are also widely available on video sites like youtube and are viewed extensively. Most children love them. The nursery rhymes for kids videos are broadly of two types. The first type comprises the animated rhymes and songs. The characters and background settings are visualized by a graphic team and animated. In the other type we have children actually made up as nursery rhyme characters enacting the rhyme, which is then captured on video. Kids rhymes videos are much loved by most kids. The videos with nursery rhymes for children with music are extremely popular.

See a whole lot of nursery rhymes for kids videos here

Preschool nursery rhymes - Hickory Dickory Dock

Nursery Rhymes - Cobbler, Cobbler
Nursery Rhymes - Cobbler, Cobbler


Cobbler, cobbler, mend my shoe,

Get it done by half-past two;

Stitch it up and stitch it down,

Then I'll give you half a crown.

Nursery Rhymes - Little Jack Horner
Nursery Rhymes - Little Jack Horner


Little Jack Horner,

Sat in a corner,

Eating his Christmas pie;

He put in his thumb,

And pulled out a plum,

And said, “What a good boy am I!”

Nursery Rhymes - Pat-a-Cake, Pat-a-Cake
Nursery Rhymes - Pat-a-Cake, Pat-a-Cake




Baker's man,

Bake me a cake as fast as you can;

Pat it and prick it and mark it with T,

And put it in the oven for teacher and me!

Nursery Rhymes - Hot Cross Buns
Nursery Rhymes - Hot Cross Buns


Hot cross buns!

Hot cross buns!

One a penny, two a penny,

Hot cross buns!

If you have no daughters,

Give them to your sons;

One a penny, two a penny,

Hot cross buns!

Nursery Rhymes - Two Little Dickey Birds
Nursery Rhymes - Two Little Dickey Birds
Nursery Rhymes - Two Little Dickey Birds
Nursery Rhymes - Two Little Dickey Birds


Two little dickey birds

Sat upon a wall,

One named Peter

The other named Paul;

Fly away, Peter!

Fly away, Paul!

Come back, Peter!

Come back, Paul!

Nursery Rhymes - Mary Had a Little Lamb
Nursery Rhymes - Mary Had a Little Lamb


Mary had a little lamb,

Little lamb, little lamb,

Mary had a little lamb

Its fleece was white as snow;

And everywhere that Mary went,

Mary went, Mary went,

And everywhere that Mary went

The lamb was sure to go.

It followed her to school one day,

School one day, school one day,

It followed her to school one day

Which was against the rule;

It made the children laugh and play,

Laugh and play, laugh and play,

It made the children laugh and play

To see a lamb at school.

Enjoy this little kids rhyme - I am a little teapot

Are nursery rhymes only for small kids?

Do you still enjoy the classical nursery rhymes?

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Two little dicky birds - nursery rhymes video


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      My kids like fairy tail rhymes especially when they read it here

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      nice,, thanks a lot!

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