Top 10 English Pre KG Rhymes with Videos and Lyrics

We have curated a list of top English Pre KG Rhymes that can be enjoyed by your kid. All the Pre Kg rhymes in this list have videos and lyrics. For each of these rhymes, we have also created beautiful lyrics cards which you can download.

Top 10 English Pre KG Rhymes for Children
  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
  7. Little Miss Muffet
  8. Chubby Cheeks
  9. Five Little Monkeys
  10. Lucy Lockett
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Scroll down to watch individual videos of these Pre KG rhymes. Want to reduce video time of your kid? No problem! You can download our beautiful rhymes lyrics cards and sing along with your child. If you scroll down till the end, you can read more on how we have selected these Pre KG/ Jr KG/Junior KG/ Pre Nursey/ Pre Primary rhymes.

1. Pre KG rhyme – Johnny Johnny Yes Papa

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2. Pre KG rhyme – Rain, Rain Go Away

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3. Pre KG rhyme – Baa, Baa, Black Sheep

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4. Pre KG rhyme – The Wheels on the Bus

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5. Pre KG rhyme – Row Row Row Your Boat

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Scroll down for more rhyme videos & lyrics cards! Also understand how we have selected these Pre KG rhymes for children.

6. Pre KG rhyme – Humpty Dumpty

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7. Pre KG rhyme – Little Miss Muffet

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8. Pre KG rhyme – Chubby Cheeks

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9. Pre KG rhyme – Five Little Monkeys

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10. Pre KG rhyme – Lucy Locket

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Read to know how we have arrived at this list of Pre KG rhymes!

As a parent, you need to understand how we have arrived at this list of PreKG ( Jr KG, Junior KG, Pre Nursery, Pre Primary ) Rhymes for children. The basis for deciding the age-appropriateness of the rhymes/ songs/ poem is the phonological awareness of kids at this stage.

Phonological Awareness of Pre KG children

For a Pre KG (Pre Nursery) class kids, 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). [1]

“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. [2]

Please read our introductory article, to understand the categorization methodology of nursery rhymes for PreKG, LKG and UKG students.

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 your baby 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.

Research Reference

[1] How nursery rhymes can help?

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