English PreKG (Pre Nursery) Rhymes for Children with Videos and Lyrics with Free Downloads
In this blog, we have curated a list of Top 10 English PreKG (Pre Nursery) Rhymes that can be enjoyed by your children. All the rhymes in this blog have videos and lyrics. You can also do a free download of these rhymes by clicking on the download button under the Youtube video. But first, as a parent, you need to understand how we have arrived at this list of PreKG (Pre Nursery) Rhymes for children. The basis for deciding the age-appropriateness of the rhymes is the phonological awareness of kids at this stage.
Phonological Awareness of Pre KG (Pre Nursery) children
For a Pre KG (Pre Nursery) child, understanding of rhyming words, i.e., understanding of similarities in patterns of words and their sounds emerges during 24-36 months. Thereafter, ability to produce rhymes develops from 30-36 months of age.
However, in case this milestone is delayed, the child may struggle with recognizing similarities in letter patterns in words (e.g. cat, hat, mat, bat). 
“So, while selecting nursery rhymes for children, parents should focus on the nursery rhymes which have lyrics with greater frequency of repetition of rhyming words as well as composed of the major number of words which have already been introduced to the children and they are very familiar with them.”
Experts in literacy and child development have discovered that if a child knows eight nursery rhymes by heart by the time they are four years old, they are usually among the best readers and spellers in their class by the time they are in Standard / Class 3. 
Please read our introductory article, to understand the categorization methodology of nursery rhymes for PreKG, LKG and UKG children.
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Here is our list of Top 10 English PreKG (Pre Nursery) Rhymes for Children:
- Johnny Johnny Yes Papa
- Rain, Rain Go Away
- Baa, Baa, Black Sheep
- The Wheels on the Bus
- Row Row Row Your Boat
- Humpty Dumpty
- Little Miss Muffet
- Chubby Cheeks
- Five Little Monkeys
- Lucy Lockett
1. Johnny Johnny Yes Papa:
2. Rain, Rain Go Away:
3. Baa, Baa, Black Sheep:
4. The Wheels on the Bus:
5. Row Row Row Your Boat:
6. Humpty Dumpty:
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7. Little Miss Muffet:
8. Chubby Cheeks:
9. Five Little Monkeys:
10. Lucy Lockett:
We hope you liked our curated list of these Rhymes for Children!
How should parents help their children in language development
• Ask questions to extend the stories, such as “Why were King’s Men unable to put Humpty Dumpty Together again?” or “What do you think happens next?”. This will let children imagine various scenarios.
• Give them rhyming riddles to solve. For example, “I’m thinking of a word that rhymes with cat.’ It is used to wear on the head. What word could it be?”
• Also, focus on the alphabet and counting nursery rhymes to help them begin learning those skills.