Nursery rhymes with food

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This week (14th - 20th November 2022) is World Nursery Rhyme Week. And of course, we absolutely love nursery rhymes about food! One of our all time favourites is, Oats and Beans and Barley Grow - here's how it goes:

Oats and beans and barley grow,
Oats and beans and barley grow,
Not you, nor I, nor anyone know,
How oats and beans and barley grow.

First the farmer sows the seed,
Then he stands and takes his ease,
Stamps his feet and claps his hand,
And turns around to view the land.

Oats and beans and barley grow,
Oats and beans and barley grow,
Not you, nor I, nor anyone know,
How oats and beans and barley grow.

First the farmer sows the seed,
Then he stands and takes his ease,
Stamps his feet and claps his hand,
And turns around to view the land.

 

Did you know that nursery rhymes play an important role in early childhood development and education?

As well as being fun, nursery rhymes are excellent teaching tools:

  • Nursery rhymes and children’s songs boost vocabulary and language development
  • They help children to develop literacy skills
  • They provide a fun way to support early numeracy skills
  • Nursery rhymes help children to develop social, physical and emotional skills

 

Another classic nursery rhyme about food and great for learning counting skills is, One Potato, Two Potatoes - here's how it goes:

One potato, two potatoes, three potatoes - four
Five potatoes, six potatoes, seven potatoes - more
Eight potatoes, nine potatoes, ten potatoes - all

One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten

One potato, two potatoes, three potatoes - four
Five potatoes, six potatoes, seven potatoes - more
Eight potatoes, nine potatoes, ten potatoes - all

 

Our last but certainly not least favourite nursery rhyme about food is Five Fat Sausages. This one is so much fun for children to join in with and it can open discussions about sausages and why they're not such a healthy option. Here's how it goes:

Five fat sausages sizzling in a pan
The grease got hot - and one went "BANG"!

Four fat sausages sizzling in a pan
The grease got hot - and one went "BANG"!

Three fat sausages sizzling in a pan
The grease got hot - and one went "BANG"!

Two fat sausages sizzling in a pan
The grease got hot - and one went "BANG"!

One fat sausage sizzling in a pan
The grease got hot - and it went "BANG"!

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