Rhymes and Reasons
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Rhymes play an important role in language development. Certain rhymes became classics because they were memorable, fun, and effective. We have written some short introductory stories to show one way to make "old" rhymes appealing to today's children.

Six classic nursery rhymes appear here in three forms. For infants and toddlers, we simply present the basic rhymes. For children three to five, a story introduces each rhyme. More complex stories introduce the rhymes for older children. Our favorite is the story behind Hey, Diddle, Diddle for older children.

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star for Older Child Jack and jill for Older Child Little Miss Muffet for Older Child Itsy Bitsy Spider Cat And Fiddle for Older Child Little Boy Blue for Older Child Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star for Younger Child Jack and Jill for Younger Child Little Miss Muffet for Younger Child Itsy Bitsy Spider for Younger Child Cat And Fiddle for Younger Child Little Boy Blue for Younger Child Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star for Infant and Toddler Jack and jill for Infant and Toddler Little Miss Muffet for Infant and Toddler Itsy Bitsy Spider for Infant and Toddler Cat And Fiddle for infants and Toddlers Little Boy Blue for Infant and Toddler


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