One of the best ways to introduce babies to wildlife is through nursery rhymes. While they may be too tiny to meet an elephant face-to-face, or run around in the back yard with the local wildlife, you’d be surprised at how much babies learn from a simple rhyming song.
These simple little songs develop your babies interest in the natural world and encourage a familiarity with wildlife. They boost literacy and communication skills, too!
Many children still love to hear these little ditties well into their early school years. The repetitive nature of nursery rhymes means they never quite leave your memory… Do you remember any nursery rhymes from your childhood? I bet you do!
Wildlife Nursery Rhymes
I’ve put a few of our family’s favourite wildlife-related nursery rhymes into a printable format so that your family can enjoy them, too.
Kate from Picklebums has adorable hand puppet printables, perfect for two important rhymes I’ve missed on the Wildlife Rhyme sheet.
Why not take a look around her website too? There’s plenty of other great content to look at.
If you grew up with nursery rhymes and you’ve got a particularly special one to share, feel free to email me, or post to the Mother Natured page! I would love to hear from you.
Yours in nature,