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Nursery Rhymes

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Nursery Rhymes

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Nursery Rhymes

Words are magical to small children, and some of the most magical are those of nursery rhymes, passed from parent to child for generations. Mother Goose is a birthright ... "Jack and Jill", "Humpty Dumpty", "Hot Cross Buns", "Oranges and Lemons", and so many more. Our nursery rhymes are part of popular tradition and remain almost unchanged because children insist on repeating them over and over again the same way.

Jacquelyn Taylor Baumberg

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"Baa Baa Black Sheep" has been sung by generations of children around the world. It originated in England in the 1740s. The Master is the Government, the Dame is the Church, and the Little Boy who lives down the Lane is the Family.
Shelby Munro


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My nomination is the garden shed.

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