Brightly Beaming Steps to Reading Program
Preparatory Curriculum
Adaptable for Ages 2 - 4
by Katrina Lybbert

Nursery Rhymes

Each week you will introduce a new nursery rhyme to your child.  If you have been sharing nursery rhymes with your child from birth, they will already be familiar to him or her.  At this age your child's vocabulary is increasing.  You may find your child begin to repeat some of the words of the rhyme along with you.  Offer praise and encouragement.

As a reminder for you, the parent/teacher, post the words of the rhyme on the learning poster.  Don't worry, if you didn't know the nursery rhymes before, you will after you learn them with your child!

Learn to the sing the rhyme if possible and then sing or say the rhyme often through the day.  Review the rhyme daily till the next week.  You can sing the rhyme in the car, recite at meal times, etc.

When I find a great story book based on the nursery rhyme of the week, I will post the title and author in the appropriate lesson.

Here is a summary of the nursery rhymes for each week:

Week 1 - Hey Diddle Diddle
Week 2 - I Had a Little Nut Tree
Week 3 - Pussy-Cat Pussy-Cat
Week 4 - Lavender's Blue
Week 5 - Bobby Shaftoe
Week 6 - Humpty Dumpty
Week 7 - Wee Willie Winkie
Week 8 - Hickory, Dickory, Dock
Week 9 - The Queen of Hearts
Week 10 - Little Boy Blue
Week 11 - The Man in the Moon
Week 12 - Curly Locks
Week 13 - See Saw Margery Daw
Week 14 - Ride a Cock Horse
Week 15 - Doctor Foster
Week 16 - Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary
Week 17 - Baa Baa Black Sheep
Week 18 - Jack and Jill
Week 19 - Rub-a-Dub-Dub
Week 20 - Hot Cross Buns
Week 21 - The North Wind Doth Blow
Week 22 - Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater
Week 23 - Little Miss Muffet
Week 24 - Old Mother Hubbard
Week 25 - Jack Be Nimble
Week 26 - Old King Cole


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