Tag: nursery rhymes

Mother Goose in History

Many children grow up with a copy of Mother Goose’s Nursery Rhymes on their bookshelves; in fact, I can remember our copy quite clearly because it was practically an antique with yellowed pages. ¬†Eventually, our mother got us a colorful, updated version of the rhymes – really, so we wouldn’t ruin that beautiful book!

Nursery Rhymes are generally described as short rhyming songs or poems that have been passed down through oral storytelling.  For example, this little rhyme about Mother Goose is considered a nursery rhyme.

Old Mother Goose Illustration by Frederick Richardson

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