Nursery Rhymes List

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I’m a Little Teapot

“I’m a Little Teapot” is a children’s rhyme and dance that is popular all over the world. It was written by George Harold Sanders and Clarence Z. Kelley and was first released in 1939. The idea for the song came from Kelley and his wife. They ran a dance school, and some of the younger […]

Five Little Monkeys

Origin and History There is speculation that it descends from the song “Shortnin’ Bread.” If true, that means it traces its roots to at least the 1890s, though its roots may reach even further back because we don’t have perfect documentation of the past. “Shortnin’ Bread” is an example of African American folk music. Specifically, […]

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Original Title: The Star Author: Jane Taylor Origin and History The creation of the world-famous line, “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star,” is credited to a poet named Jane Taylor (1783–1824). Indeed, Jane Taylor put together these famous lines and wonderful pacing to create a well-known lullaby that is still recited today over cribs. This poem, turned […]