Humpy Dumpty sat on a wall…
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall….
Can you complete the rhyme? We find that many adults are not familiar with children’s nursery rhymes anymore, but there are good reasons that they should be!
Learning nursery rhymes help children develop language and vocabulary – and help them form the foundation for learning to rhyme words on their own. Many nursery rhymes also contain phrases that start with words that all have the same beginning sounds, so this helps children begin to become aware of the sounds of their language.
As children learn these traditional rhymes, they exercise and stretch their memory skills, which helps them prepare to memorize future materials, such as the alphabet, sight words, or math facts.
So, brush up on your nursery rhymes, and teach them to your children!
To get you started, here’s the full rhyme:
Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall.
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the King’s horses,
And all the King’s men,
Couldn’t put Humpty together again.
To extend the fun of learning the rhyme, here’s a craft you can make with your child. I created the pattern based off this craft my son Adam made over 20 years ago!
- Color and cut out the Humpty Dumpty body and legs.
- Color a sheet of paper to resemble a wall.
- Glue Humpty’s legs to the wall.
- Attach Humpty’s body to the legs with a brad.
- As you say the rhyme Humpty can swivel as he falls!
Have fun! To learn more, here are links to good web articles on why nursery rhymes are important: