Nursery rhymes are a great tool for developing the language and communication skills of your preschoolers from as young as 3 months old.
They can help your little one to learn lots of different sounds, and develop their literacy skills, eventually helping them learn to read much more easily.
Check out our list of our very favourite nursery rhymes you can find online, and platforms that are full to bursting with musical nursery rhymes and creative activities. Your little ones will have lots of fun singing along to these popular songs, and they'll be learning new words in no time.
Five Little Monkeys
Young children will love to sing along to these catchy nursery rhymes by Flickbox Kids, especially with the fun animations to bring the stories to life!
The Bath Song
Keep your bubbly bath time extra fun for your children with the addition of this Little Monkey bath song. Little BoBo's Nursery Rhymes is one of our favourite Youtube channels for songs, with over 100 different nursery rhymes your children will love!
A Cat Came Dancing
The BBC website has some brilliant nursery rhymes for children of all ages. Work your way through this A to Z of nursery rhymes or practice counting to 10 with some number rhymes. We love A Cat Came Dancing to dance along to!
Miss Polly Had a Dolly
Your little ones will love Mr Tumble's rhymes for nursery age children, for 15 minutes of the best classic UK nursery rhymes! Sign and sing with this video compilation.
Baby Hazel might just become your children's new obsession - so be warned! Her catchy songs and rhymes from her Nursery Rhymes website are very popular, and her Instagram account is full of fun resources like this word search. We can't stop singing along to B.I.N.G.O!
Itsy Bitsy Spider
Challenge your little ones to learn 8 nursery rhymes off by heart, and World Nursery Rhyme Week says that your child is likely to be one of the best spellers and readers in their class when they get to school. They have tons of fun videos to help your children learn on their website, like Itsy Bitsy Spider.
Mary Had a Little Lamb
The Sparkle Box website is full of great fun resources all centred around nursery rhymes! Little ones will love singing along to popular nursery rhymes like Mary had a little lamb with this free rhyme sheet.The website is full of great resources, like this Nursery Rhymes Colouring Book and Nursery Rhymes Bingo.
I'm a Little Teapot
Twinkl is the number one website for early years nursery songs, and for good reason! There are hundreds of resources for you and your little one to learn your favourite nursery rhymes. Print out this poster for I'm a Little Teapot to practice singing along.
Here We Go Looby Loo
If you or your children can play the piano, why not download this free sheet music and start learning Here We Go Looby Loo? Lets Play Kids Music has a great range of free sheet music for lots of popular nursery rhymes.
How to Eat Vegetables
This catchy song will have even the pickiest children rushing to eat their broccoli. Little Baby Bum YouTube channel is full of the best nursery rhymes, and their mesmerising videos are 30 minutes long!
I Can Sing a Rainbow
Hickory Dickory Dock
Diddle Diddle Dumpling
After running around all day, John falls asleep with one of his shoes on! Energetic children will love the animated version of this classic nursery rhyme. Little Treehouse Rhymetime is a great Youtube channel with over 100 popular nursery rhymes videos!
Five Senses Song
Cocomelon is one of our favourite Youtube channels for new and classic nursery rhymes. Teach your children about their senses with this fun animated song.
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star is the perfect bedtime song for little ones, and this is our favourite version out there on the web. We love the huge variety of different animation on the Super Simple Songs YouTube channel.
Say the Dance, Do the Dance
Teach your little ones the basics of sign language with Emma's sign time songs on The Wiggles.
Hey Diddle Diddle
Make your own Hey Diddle Diddle cow and moon, with this cute craft idea from All Kids Network.
We Are the Planets
Children can learn more about the solar system with this nursery rhyme! The Kids, Preschool, Baby Nursery Rhymes and Children's Songs YouTube channel is full of educational nursery rhymes to help your child learn!
If you haven't already had a wave of Baby Shark obsession in your household, now is a good time to start! This is quite possibly the most popular nursery rhyme out there - whether you love it or hate it, you have to admit it's catchy!
At Kidadl we pride ourselves on offering families original ideas to make the most of time spent together at home or out and about, wherever you are in the world. We strive to recommend the very best things, that are suggested by our community and are things we would do ourselves - our aim is to be the trusted friend to parents.
We try our very best, but cannot guarantee perfection. We will always aim to give you accurate information at the date of publication - however, information does change, so it's important you do your own research, double-check and make the decision that is right for your family.
Kidadl provides inspiration for everything from family days out to online classes, arts, crafts and science experiments. We recognise that not all activities and ideas are appropriate and suitable for all children and families or in all circumstances. Our recommended activities are based on age but these are a guide. We recommend that these ideas are used as inspiration, that ideas are undertaken with appropriate adult supervision, and that each adult uses their own discretion and knowledge of their children to consider the safety and suitability.
Kidadl cannot accept liability for the execution of these ideas, and parental supervision is advised at all times, as safety is paramount. Anyone using the information provided by Kidadl does so at their own risk and we can not accept liability if things go wrong.
We also link to other websites, but are not responsible for their content.