Peter Patter Nursery Rimes

It is important for children to learn to listen and remember. These rhymes can be used to develop Listening Comprehension in young children. Here are some suggestions for use: Read the rhyme aloud to the child and ask the questions about that rhyme. You may need to go back and reread shorter portions for the child to recall the details.

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A List of the Rimes

A Copper Down a Crack
I'm Much Too Big for a Fairy
Did You Ever Play Tag With a Tiger?
The Blue Song
Hippity Hop to Bed
Boots, Boots, Boots
Our Little Pat
The Animal Show
Tommy Trimble
Away to the River
I Went to Town on Monday
If I Were Richer
The Army of the Queen
Where Are You Going?
Christopher Crump
Pinky, Pinky, Pany
Tick Tock
I've Got a New Book
A Matter of Taste
Tommy, My Son
Oh, Said the Worm
Buzzy Brown
The Wind
The Hobo Band
Hootem, Tootem, Clear the Track
Doctor Drake
A Candle, a Candle
Loddy, Gin, and Ella Zander
As I Was Going Down the Hill
A Little Boy Ran to the End of the Sky
Twenty Little Snowflakes
Slippery Slim
The Thieves
Upon the Irish Sea
Duckle, Daisy
A Beetle on a Broomstraw
Mule Thoughts
The Robin and the Squirrel
The King Had a Platter
Bing, Bang, Bing
Beela By the Sea
Blue Flames and Red Flames
Timothy Grady
Captain Tickle and His Nickel
A Race, a Race to Moscow
The Salesman
A Prince from Pepperville
King Kokem
Old Missus Skinner
Grandmother Grundy
Needles and Pins
A Toe Rime
Harry Hooker
A Free Show
Billy Bumpkins
Useful Knowledge
Simple Sam
Oh, Mother
Cella Ree and Tommy To
The Hero
Pensive Percy
Under the Willow
High on the Mantel
Tipsy Tom
Jolly Jinks
Crown the King with Carrot Tops
The Canada Goose
The Thief Chase
The Thunder Baby
Red Lemonade and a Circus Parade
To Garry on the Toot-Toot
Polly Picklenose
When I'm as Rich as Uncle Claus
Old Molly is Lowing
Paddy Went to Pendleton
As I Came Out of Grundy Greet
Doctor McSwattle
Dickie, Dickie Dexter
On the Road to Tattletown
Polly and Peter
The Runaways
Twenty Thieves from Albion
The Carrot and the Rabbit
The Freighter
No One at Home
Patters and Tatters
Hipperty, Clickerty, Clackerty, Band
A Man Came from Malden
Baron Batteroff
Six Little Salmon
Up on the Garden Gate
'Most Any Chip
A Moon Song
What Makes You Laugh?
Timmy O'Toole
All Aboard for Bombay
Pretty Things
Did You Ever?
The Party
Terrible Tim
What's the Use?
The Rag-Man
Whenever I Go Out to Walk
Hinky, Pinky, Pearly Earl
Moon, O Moon in the Empty Sky
The Stove
I've Got a Yellow Puppy
A Beetle Once Sat on a Barberry Twig
Old Father McNether
Jerry Was a Joker
Jelly Jake and Butter Bill
Cut Up a Caper
Eat, Eat, Eat
Hetty Hutton
A Big, Fat Potato
A Bundle of Hay
Peter Popper
Old Father Annum
The Tippany Flower
Here Comes a Cabbage

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