We have curated a list of top English UKG Rhymes that can be enjoyed by your kid. All the UKG 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 UKG Rhymes for Kids
- This is the way
- A was an Apple pie
- One, two, three, four, five, Once I caught a fish alive
- Mary had a little lamb
- Good Manners
- Monday’s child is fair of face
- Ten Little Fingers
- Hickory Dickory Dock
- Star Light Star Bright
- The Pirates song (When I was One)
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Scroll down to watch individual videos of these UKG 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 UKG/KG2 rhymes.
1. UKG rhyme – This is the way
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2. UKG rhyme – A was an Apple pie
3. UKG rhyme – One, two, three, four, five, Once I caught a fish alive
4. UKG rhyme – Mary had a little lamb
5. UKG rhyme – Good Manners
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Scroll down for more rhymes video & lyrics cards! Also understand how we have selected these UKG rhymes for children.
6. UKG rhyme – Monday’s child is fair of face
7. UKG rhyme – Ten Little Fingers
8. UKG rhyme – Hickory Dickory Dock
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9. UKG rhyme – Star Light Star Bright
10. UKG rhyme – The Pirate Song (When I was One)
Read to know how we have arrived at this list of UKG rhymes!
As a parent, you need to understand how we have arrived at this list of English UKG Rhymes/ Songs/ Poem for UKG class children. The basis for deciding the age-appropriateness of the rhymes is the phonological awareness of kids at this stage.
Phonological Awareness of UKG Kids:
- Kids at this stage can easily recognize the rhyming words. They can, in fact, find the odd word from a list (for e.g. cat-mat-big) and list words that start with the same sound (e.g. pet, pin). They also identify the phonemic changes in words.
- In the second half of UKG/KG2 class, the children also start distinguishing and remembering separate phonemes in a series of words. They can match and isolate initial sounds (e.g. hand = h –a – n – d: 4 sounds) and are able to do syllable deletions as well as compound word deletions (e.g. Say ‘cupcake’. Take away ‘cup’ and what is left? cake).
“For UKG children, parents should focus on nursery rhymes which have more meaningful lyrics and can help children understand important concepts like counting, alphabet, actions etc. They can also begin to appreciate rhymes lessons which do character building, develop manners or have a moral lesson in them. For UKG children nursery rhymes can provide perfect opportunities to enhance their task completion capabilities. This is also referred to as “teachable moments”.
Please read our introductory article, to understand the categorization methodology of nursery rhymes for Preprimary, LKG and UKG children.
- The development of all aspects of phonological awareness (understanding how words can be segmented and blended into syllables, rhymes and sounds) will support the flexible use of knowledge of sound as one component of the reading and writing process.
- It is important for parents to use language terms such as word, syllable, sound, letter and rhyme in context consistently, with the UKG/KG2 level children. It helps children to develop the ability to understand and talk about the language, as well as increases their phonological awareness.
- Parents can choose books for read-aloud and shared reading for a variety of purposes, including attention to phonological awareness.
- Activities that support wordplay can increase kid’s phonological awareness. For example, picking a multi syllable word and talking about how it has more than one beat (syllable), but it is still just one word, also supports word awareness.