Favourite nursery rhymes from your childhood
Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  17
Dislikes Dislikes:  0
Results 1 to 13 of 13
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    By the sea
    Posts
    8,847
    Latest Inspection Grade
    Outstanding
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Favourite nursery rhymes from your childhood

    I'm looking for some different nursery rhymes/songs to sing with the children so have gone back to my childhood to think of some of my favourites from when I was young.

    So far I've got

    There's a Hole in my Bucket
    The Green Grass Grows All Around
    Aiken Drum

    I know you're not all as old as me (!) but can you think of your favourite songs from childhood that children nowadays might not know?

  2. Likes loocyloo liked this post
  3. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    suffolk
    Posts
    1,391
    Registered Childminder since
    June 95
    Latest Inspection Grade
    Good
    Non childminder member
    childminder
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Aiken drum that is an old one.

  4. Likes loocyloo liked this post
  5. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    7,654
    Registered Childminder since
    oct 02
    Latest Inspection Grade
    outstanding
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    8

    Default

    we've bee singing 'This old man' ( knick knack paddy whack ) a lot lately.

    also Bobby Shaftoe and Girls & Boys come out to play

  6. Likes Dragonfly liked this post
  7. #4
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    3,196
    Registered Childminder since
    Mar 10
    Latest Inspection Grade
    Outstanding
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    One Man Went to Mow, went to mow a meadow

    This old man, he played one, he played nick nack on my drum

    Awww, I used to love there's a hole in my bucket!

    I was telling DD that when I was little, Wheels on the Bus was my all time favourite song. I know it's still popular today, but we just found it amusing that such a random song brought me such joy and excitement, lol.

    I also loved Two little dicky birds. What does 'dicky' actually mean in that context? Because whenever we saw real birds we would say "Oh, look at the dicky birds!"

  8. Likes loocyloo liked this post
  9. #5
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    3,196
    Registered Childminder since
    Mar 10
    Latest Inspection Grade
    Outstanding
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Just remembered another all time favourite as a child - Yellow bird, up high in banana tree...

    Does anyone remember singing Ta rara Boom de ay? We used to giggle and say 'bum' instead of 'boom'. It was on the front of one of the piano music books that used to sit on the piano in assembly. I can still picture it now - lots of ladies doing the can can.

  10. Likes loocyloo liked this post
  11. #6
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    By the sea
    Posts
    8,847
    Latest Inspection Grade
    Outstanding
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I love Yellow Bird!

    We used to sing

    Ta Ra Ra Boom de ay
    My knickers flew away
    They went on holiday
    And came back yesterday

    I thought it was something we'd probably made up as kids, but I googled it and apparently they were popular words in the 70s!

  12. Likes Maza, loocyloo, Dragonfly liked this post
  13. #7
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    3,196
    Registered Childminder since
    Mar 10
    Latest Inspection Grade
    Outstanding
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Oh Mouse, that's so funny!

    I remembered another favourite when I was on the school run, but I've forgotten what it was - it will come back to me.

    Tommy thumb was another favourite and In a cottage in a wood, a little old man at the window stood...

    Oh, I've remembered now - Puff the Magic Dragon

  14. Likes loocyloo liked this post
  15. #8
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    7,654
    Registered Childminder since
    oct 02
    Latest Inspection Grade
    outstanding
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    8

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Maza View Post
    Oh Mouse, that's so funny!

    I remembered another favourite when I was on the school run, but I've forgotten what it was - it will come back to me.

    Tommy thumb was another favourite and In a cottage in a wood, a little old man at the window stood...

    Oh, I've remembered now - Puff the Magic Dragon
    Oooo, I love Puff the Magic dragon ... and Morningtown Ride.

    I used to sing In a cottage In a wood when I was training at college, totally forgotten it! Thank you.


    I love 2 little dicky birds ... but we have a second verse that I love even more ... 2 little fishes swimming in a tank , one called Cyril , one called Frank. Swim away Cyril, swim away Frank, come back Cyril , come back Frank !

  16. Likes Maza liked this post
  17. #9
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    By the sea
    Posts
    8,847
    Latest Inspection Grade
    Outstanding
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Puff the Magic Dragon is a favourite here.

    We've got several copies of the book but I can't read it, I have to sing it! It sounds really strange read as a story/poem.

  18. Likes Maza, loocyloo liked this post
  19. #10
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    suffolk
    Posts
    1,391
    Registered Childminder since
    June 95
    Latest Inspection Grade
    Good
    Non childminder member
    childminder
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Some songs we made up you wouldn’t dream of singing them AT all these days 🤐😱

  20. Likes loocyloo, Maza liked this post
  21. #11
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    1,972
    Registered Childminder since
    Nov 13
    Latest Inspection Grade
    Outstanding
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default

    A windmill in old Amsterdam
    Inch worm

    I had these on a children’s favourite tape from at least 35 years ago, they just stuck in my head....

    My LO’s used to like the lyrics ‘going clip -clippity -clop on the stairs, oh yeah!’

  22. Likes loocyloo liked this post
  23. #12
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    1,972
    Registered Childminder since
    Nov 13
    Latest Inspection Grade
    Outstanding
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default

    A windmill in old Amsterdam
    Inch worm

    I had these on a children’s favourite tape from at least 35 years ago, they just stuck in my head....

    My LO’s used to like the lyrics ‘going clip -clippity -clop on the stairs, oh yeah!’

    And in inch worm ‘measuring the marigolds’ - I planted marigolds one year and taught this song, even though they were too young for the multiplication aspect they learn’t the lyrics of two and two are four etc...and were using number words, plus the measuring the marigolds every week and making a visual display, cutting the stem to the measured size of a paper marigold gave us a weekly activity of seeing our marigolds grow.
    Last year a LO, who still keeps in touch and is 8 now sent me a homemade birthday card with marigolds on because she liked the song.

  24. Likes loocyloo, Maza liked this post
  25. #13
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    7,654
    Registered Childminder since
    oct 02
    Latest Inspection Grade
    outstanding
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    8

    Default

    we sang 'nelly the elephant' this morning, and 'mud mud glorious mud' from the hippopotamus song ! and my first thought was 'ooo, must add these to the list!'

 

 

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Quick Links and Advertisements

Important Information Links
Some Useful Quick Links
Advertisements

 

You can also find us on:
Favourite nursery rhymes from your childhood Favourite nursery rhymes from your childhood Favourite nursery rhymes from your childhood

We use cookies to make this site as useful as possible. They are small text files placed in your browser to track usage of our site but they don’t tell us who you are.
By continuing to use this site you are consenting to cookies being placed on your computer. Find out more here: Cookies in Use

Childminding Help and the Childminding Forum are part of Childcare.co.uk