So – do kids really need to know nursery rhymes anymore? I mean, really, a man who keeps his wife in a pumpkin? 24 birds, baked alive, in a pie? Who came up with this stuff?
Here’s the thing: nursery rhymes are easy to remember. They’re fun. It doesn’t matter that they don’t make sense. What does matter is that our kids know and love them.
Mem Fox, writer and education specialist, states this in her book Reading Magic: ““Experts in literacy and child development have discovered that if children know eight nursery rhymes by heart by the time they’re four years old, they’re usually among the best readers by the time they’re eight.”
That’s why I’m sharing a collection of nursery rhymes and songs for each letter of the alphabet. We’re on letter G!
Nursery rhymes and songs for letter G (free letter book!)
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When my Four was two years old, I was concerned because he wasn’t picking up the alphabet like his older siblings had done. So I started creating these letter books of songs and rhymes. Soon afterward, I launched this blog. These letter books, combined with focused attention to the alphabet, helped him go from recognizing 3 letters to all 26 in just a few months.
But just as important, they have given him a wonderful foundation of rhyme. Rhyming is such an important skill for kids learning to read. That’s why I recommend printing and assembling my little books of rhymes and songs to enjoy with your toddler or preschooler.
Here are the nursery rhymes and songs in the letter book:
Georgie Porgie, pudding and pie
Kissed the girls and made them cry.
When the boys came out to play,
Georgie Porgie ran away.
Girls and Boys Come Out to Play
Girls and boys, come out to play.
The moon doth shine as bright as day.
Leave your supper, and leave your sleep,
And join your playfellows in the street.
Come with a whoop, and come with a call!
Come with a good will or not at all.
Up the ladder and down the wall,
A penny loaf will serve you all.
Galumph! Went the Little Green Frog
“Galumph!” went the
little green frog one day.
“Galumph!” went the little green frog.
“Galumph!” went the
little green frog one day,
And his eyes went “blink, blink, blink!”
Gregory Griggs, Gregory Griggs,
Had 27 different wigs.
He wore them up,
He wore them down
To please the people of the town.
Here are Grandma’s glasses.
Here is Grandma’s hat.
This is the way
She folds her hands
And lays them in her lap.
Run, run run
As fast as you can.
You can’t catch me –
I’m the gingerbread man!
How to assemble my Little Letter Books:
- Cut an even line across the center of the page.
- Fold the two sheets to make a book. Make sure the cover is in front, and insert the other page inside.
- Staple with a long arm stapler.
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And don’t miss our entire Little Letter Book collection!