10 Best Books of Nursery Rhymes

Rhymes for kids teach about colors, shapes, numbers, and other basic concepts. There are many books of nursery rhymes that are perfect for children. What's more? There is something in the book for every child's age and interest level. The best thing about these books is they have been proven to help reading skills grow and improve! As they grow older, they will learn new words with each rhyme that is read to them. In this blog post, we're going to talk about rhymes for children and the books that carry them in their best form.

Why are nursery rhymes important?

why are nursery rhymes important

Nursery rhymes are beneficial to young children because they are one of the main sources for a child to learn a language. Rhyme and rhythm both assist children in hearing the sounds and syllables in words, which aids in their learning to read! Moreover, children's nursery rhymes make both the child and parent connect well while teaching. Children’s nursery rhymes also, help in

1. Introducing youngsters to new things. For example, Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch a pail of water. The child can be taught what is a pail of water and how to fetch, during the teaching.

2. Rhymes have a tale consisting of the beginning, middle, and finish. This teaches kids how to follow and understand stories.

3. The repetitive words and rhythm will help their memorization.

As we saw how rhymes play a part in language development, blending music with words increases memory power. The catchy rhythm and repetitive words will make your child remember words. To make this workout, here are 10 books of nursery rhymes that will lead you to that goal.

Top 10 nursery rhymes for kids

1. The Puffin Book of Nursery Rhymes

Illustrated by Raymond Briggs', this hardback book, 'The puffin book of nursery rhymes' has received 4/5 ratings by Goodreads. This cute-looking book consists of over 250 nursery rhymes including famous and unknown rhymes. The first rhymes in this book are about nature and animals. For example, 'Cock Robin', which is attributed to Mother Goose, tells the story of a plump hen that invites her family for dinner with an invitation. Each and every puffin rhyme comes with amazing illustrations and it won't bore your child.

2. My Jumbo Book of Nursery Rhymes

 My jumbo book of nursery rhymes

Published by Dreamhouse publications, the rhymes in this book are written for children ages three and up. The rhymes are arranged alphabetically by title, with the author following each rhyme listed after a semicolon. This is an oversized hardback volume of rhymes that contains over 700 rhymes including well-known as well unknown rhymes. As all of these are supported with beautiful pictures, this A3 size book will educate your child in an interesting way.

3. The Orchard Book of Nursery Rhymes

 orchard book of nursery rhymes

This collection of over 75 rhymes and tunes includes all of the most popular nursery rhymes. Introduce kids to classic tales including Humpty Dumpty, Jack and Jill, and Baa, Baa, Black Sheep. This book is a collection of rhymes from famous classic books such as Mother Goose or A Child's Garden Of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson. The rhymes in this volume are arranged alphabetically and include references to authors, illustrators, time periods, and places where rhymes originated. This timeless collection of nursery rhymes is the ideal present for any youngster.

4. Lucy Cousin’s Nursery Rhymes

 lucy cousin’s nursery rhymes

This is a delightfully illustrated collection of rhymes, rhymers, and illustrators. This is one of the best collections for children with over 100 rhymes to enjoy. This vibrant small board book (15cm x 18cm) is a great way to introduce newborns to nursery rhymes. These children's nursery rhymes are perfect for both boys and girls in grades K – 12 (ages three through seventeen).

5. Solimo Long Book, Nursery Rhymes

Nursery rhymes are a traditional form of poetry for children. The rhymes in this collection were collected from various sources, such as the author's childhood memories. Moreover, if parents wish for a board book rather than a paperback, this one is a great choice. It is really a big board book and your child won't be able to tear it off because the pages are super thick!

6. Good Night, Sleep Tight

Good night, sleep tight is another board book consisting of nursery rhymes for your child. It is a perfect bedtime storybook and rhymes that will make your child go to sleep. Penned by Mem Fox, this is a story of Bonnie and Ben, who have a favorite babysitter who reads them nursery rhymes before bedtime. When you read this to your child, you'll indeed be their favorite babysitter and parent.

7. Nursery Rhyme Time: A Bedtime Storybook

Kids of all ages love nursery rhymes, but even more than just hearing them from parents or other adults; they love reading their own rhymes! If you are searching for rhymes for kids, look no further. This is a collection of favorite rhymes that will keep your child entertained without even realizing it! In this book, there are Mother Goose rhymes, Aesop's Fables rhymes, and many more.

8. Clare Beaton's Nursery Rhymes

This book is sturdy and can be given to toddlers and kids, without worrying they might get damaged. There are seven nursery rhymes in all, with one rhyme or tune featured on each double-page spread. Though the rhymes are short, they all have colorful illustrations that will entertain kids of all ages.

9. The Usborne Little Book of Nursery Rhymes

This is a bigger book that would be great for kids ages three to eight. Instead of rhymes, this little volume contains poems about nursery rhythms and the things they do in their day-to-day lives. The rhymes range from silly (''A mouse came tumbling down the stairs'') to serious (''I went to turn the light out, then I heard a clatter''). This book is perfect for bedtime reading or anytime you want your little one to get lost in rhymes. There are also games and activities that go along with the rhymes.

10. The Little Red Hen Rhyme Book

This is an adorable board book that will still stand up against being put through all sorts of toddler-related challenges. The rhymes are simple and repetitive, which is great for babies just starting to learn.

Final thoughts

Final thoughts on nursery rhymes

What a list! As you can see, nursery rhymes for kids engage them in both song and dance. All of the rhymes in these books are cute and original. They all get to the point quickly, so you can find one for any situation or mood. The easy-to-learn moves and catchy lyrics ensure that you and your kids will always have a blast singing, dancing, and learning together. You will recognize many of them from your own childhood. There is a little something for everyone here!

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