Five Famous Nursery Rhymes And their Origin

                                               
Nursery rhymes are essential and important part of a child's early education and learning.  These rhymes are helpful to improve a child's vocabulary skills and they also play an effective role to build a child's power of imagination.
There are some very popular English nursery rhymes which are  known worldwide and are being used to teach children in most of the countries. We are familiar with these beautiful rhymes but most of  us are unaware of their origin.
So let's know about the origin of some famous and popular nursery rhymes-
                                         
                        Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

                                                   
This well known and very popular English rhyme was written by English poet John Taylor. The title of the poem was The Star. This poem was first published in 1806 in Rhymes for the Nursery.This book was a collection of poems and rhymes by John Taylor and his sister Ann. Only the first stanza of the poem is widely known although the poem has six, four line stanzas.
                                
                         Mary Had A Little Lamb

                                                   
                                                                                      
  Another very famous and beautiful nursery rhyme that is so popular among children is Mary Had A Little Lamb which is an English rhyme of American origin.The rhyme was published in the year 1830 as an original poem by Sarah Josepha Hale. The poem is inspired by a real incident. A young girl Mary took her pet lamb to school one day at the suggestion of her brother.
                                           
                                  Humpty Dumpty
                                  


Most of us are familiar with the rhyme Humpty Dumpty. It is one of the best English nursery rhymes we have. It is a traditional rhyme from England .It was published in 1797 for the first time.In this rhyme Humpty Dumpty is portrayed as an egg with human characteristics.
                                  
                                     Jack And Jill

Public domain image of Jack and Jill
                                                     
                                                                                     
 Jack and Jill is the all time favorite . This rhyme was written in 18th century in England .It was first published in 1765 and is a traditional nursery rhyme of England which later became famous worldwide. Jack is the most common name used in English.
                                           
                               I am A little Teapot 
                                                 
                                                        
The well known rhyme I am a little teapot is actually an American song which describes that how a teapot works. It was written by George Harold Sanders and Clarence Z. Kelley and was published for first time in 1839.It is an all time favorite nursery rhyme which is so easy to learn and catchy as well.
 So which is your favorite English rhyme among these ?

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20 comments:

  1. I believe I like all those rhymes:)

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  2. Good to know, those are my favorite rhymes too , thank you for reading the post :)

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  3. Surprising information. Thank you.

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  4. Thank you for reading and commenting :)

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  5. Oh...you're bringing me back to my school days. Yes, I still remember those rhymes.
    Nice informations, Aunt Mary. :)

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    1. I am glad that you liked the post Balqis, thank's a lot :)

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  6. Dear Aunt Mary,

    I love your blog and your posts are such a joy. Thank you so much for sharing.

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    1. Thank you very much Linda for your kind and beautiful comment :)

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  7. Wow! All these years I never knew the story behind all these nuggets I picked up back in kindergarten. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. I am so glad that you liked the post , thank's lot Ramakant :)

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  9. Amazingly informative post. I love reading of the origins of nursery rhymes.

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    1. I am happy that you liked the post, thank you Tracy :)

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  10. S interesting!! I had no idea of the origin of these :)

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    1. I am glad that you found the post interesting ;)

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  11. I saw you at Keith's blog and I had an Aunt Mary so hopped on over for a visit.
    Nice to meet you "Aunt Mary"

    I have always loved nursery rhymes and so enjoyed this post ...
    Following you now
    Smiles ..

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    1. Well, I tried to follow you on Friend Connect but got a message saying it could not handle my request at this time , so I shall add you to my feedly reader and try Friend Connect at a later time.

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    2. Welcome to my blog Margie, nice to see you here and glad to meet you:)
      Thank you so much for your kind words:)
      May be there was a technical problem, it is working now.. so you can follow the blog with friend connect :)

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    3. Was able to join now,.
      Yes , a technical problem but it's now fixed :)

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  12. Hello Aunt Mary .. A big hug for a nice post and just for being Aunt Mary :)
    It makes your blog feel cozy and homely :)
    Its an interesting post and I have some information about one more rhyme - 'Baa Baa Black Sheep'
    It was made by workers as a protest against wool taxes levied by the King of England.. in it they mention the officers as the master, queen as the dame and themselves as the little boy who gets the last portion .

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind and beautiful words, I am aware of that fact, thank you for sharing it here :)

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