One common childhood memory that many of us share is when our parents, teachers, and caregivers used to sing nursery rhymes to us.
They stick around because they represent some of the fun times in our childhood we had while we were growing up. They are hard to forget because they have been part of the American culture for so long. The same nursery rhymes that you heard when you were young are still being sung to children today.
The Lessons within These Short Songs
A nursery rhyme is more than just an easy to follow song. They also have lessons built into them. Even though your child doesn’t know they are learning, every time they sing along with their favorite songs, they are learning linguistic skills and the lessons that the songs are designed to teach them.
Songs like Yankee Doodle Dandy is a good example of this. It’s an American patriotic song that has been with us since the Revolutionary War. By exposing your child to songs that reference historical events like this, it is introducing them to parts of American history that every American should know.
Your child will get a kick out of singing this rhyme, in particular, thanks to its usage of ‘macaroni’. Macaroni is a silly word that children love singing out loud. If you find your child eagerly waiting for the macaroni line, don’t be surprised when they blurted out and topple over with laughter.
Nursery rhymes like these are great for any child to watch alone or in a group. They are short and sweet, making them easy to learn and love for your toddler.
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